We’ve now published three Geek Estate founding member interview; Jennifer Kjellgren, Sep Niakan, and Eileen Romito. The interviews are meant to give you a taste of current business priorities, products and trends to watch in 2018, and what they enjoy about being a Geek Estate mastermind member.
Our 4th interview is with Ryan Coon from Rentalutions. I believe I first met Ryan at the MetaProp demo day several years ago, and have been impressed with the job he’s done building Rentalutions ever since.
Without further ado…
What’s your most significant business focus for 2018?
Our primary focus for 2018 is improving our platform for both landlords and their tenants. More than 60,000 do-it-yourself landlords and their tenants rely on our platform today, and they provide us a lot of feedback on how we can use technology to improve the rental experience. One example of this is our recent partnership and integration reporting rent payments to TransUnion. There’s a lot of exciting stuff on our roadmap.
What real estate technology trend or product are your most excited about?
I am most excited about the shifting attitude about homeownership, and the effect this will have on the rental market. For a long time, people were lulled into believing that homeownership was the pinnacle of financial security. Fortunately, Americans are starting to realize that this belief was largely fueled by self-serving interest groups. Freedom, flexibility, and mobility are finally getting the appreciation they deserve.
What do you like about being a Geek Estate member?
The best part about Geek Estate is the community of real estate thought leaders. Due to the quick rise of funding for real estate technology, everything in the industry is changing so fast. Being a part of the community helps me stay on top of the latest technologies, trends, and expert insights.
Thank you Ryan for being a founding member!
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