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Dear AirBnB, Thank You

Dear AirBnB, Thank You

[Editor’s note: Originally published on Vertical.] In 2017, I had a quick day trip to San Francisco. I was visiting family just south of the Bay Area in Carmel-by-the-Sea and needed a place to stay for the night after some meetings. I plugged into AirBnB…

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Zillbnb

Zillbnb

[Editor’s note: Originally published on Not Boring, a weekly newsletter combining current events, strategy, finance and economics frameworks, and pop culture.] Ancient Athens With Modern Amenities Last year, my wife, Puja, and I decided to search for a house in Athens, New York, right across…

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Small Landlord Property Management Software Landscape in 2020

Small Landlord Property Management Software Landscape in 2020

[Editor’s note: These are the conclusions from the category product review series for the small landlord property management software sector. Originally published in the Geek Estate Mastermind.] From the outset of our category product review series—a test of the value of business intelligence as a service—we…

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Will Airbnb make a play at the long-term rental market?

Will Airbnb make a play at the long-term rental market?

[Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the conclusions from the category product review series for the small landlord property management software sector. It is an answer to one of the questions posed in the mini-series introduction. Originally published in the Geek Estate Mastermind.] It’s…

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Syndication Landscape for Rental Listings + Importance of a Renter Audience

Syndication Landscape for Rental Listings + Importance of a Renter Audience

[Editor’s note: This is part of the category product review series for the small landlord property management software sector. Originally published in the Geek Estate Mastermind.] Syndication is a necessary component of succeeding for any property management software vendor, short of a massive built-in audience…

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Airbnb’s Official Arrival as a Real Estate Company

Airbnb’s Official Arrival as a Real Estate Company

[Note from editor: This is adapted from this week’s Weekly Radar for Geek Estate Mastermind members. Given it’s industry significance, I thought it worthwhile to publish publicly.] Airbnb will start designing and building housing prototypes in 2019 as part of Backyard, a new Samara project announced…

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More, More, More is Great. Until It’s Not.

More, More, More is Great. Until It’s Not.

It’s no secret online travel Goliath Booking is in a fierce battle with Airbnb to win the minds, hearts, and pocketbooks of travelers around the globe. Booking is now claiming to have more inventory than Airbnb in the “alternative accommodations” market: 5 million compared to 4.85 million….

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AirBnB Continues to Slowly Enter “Real Estate”

AirBnB Continues to Slowly Enter “Real Estate”

A few piece of news to note on the AirBnB front… Partnered on an apartment complex optimized for home sharing. This gets them one step closer to being a major player in rentals, a trend I’ve written about a couple times. Via FastCompany. Starting tackling home…

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Meet the RE Tech Founder: Yifan Zhang from Loftium

Meet the RE Tech Founder: Yifan Zhang from Loftium

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Yifan Zhang, the co-founder and CEO of Loftium. I met her at the Future of Home Buying panel during Seattle Startup Week event last week. Loftium is a company I’m following closely, given their focus…

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AirBnB and Apartment Rentals

AirBnB and Apartment Rentals

In 2013, I said the following: Zillow, Trulia, and Move should make sure they don’t get blindsided in the rentals space (by AirBnB) a few years from now. I won’t say “I told you so”, but…there’s a bit of news on the “AirBnB and rentals”…

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