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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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The Biggest “Rental” Platform You’ve Never Heard Of

The Biggest “Rental” Platform You’ve Never Heard Of

AirBnB. Okay, okay. You’ve likely heard of them. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past 10 years. But you don’t think of them as a long term rentals company/product. If you’re like the rest of the world, you think of them as a…

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Realstir, AirBnB, Zillow…and A Few Thoughts

Realstir, AirBnB, Zillow…and A Few Thoughts

I came across Realstir recently, and their “Try Before You Buy” concept/trademark. A blend of Zillow & AirBnB essentially. Thought I’d share a few thoughts… AirBnB and Realtor.com partnered in a very similar fashion in June of last year (see here). That initiative is already…

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The Nitty Gritty of Fundraising for Startups

The Nitty Gritty of Fundraising for Startups

I would bet every founder reading this blog knows about AirBnB. If you don’t, you’ve been living under a rock. Some of you have raised funds. Others haven’t. Fundraising is not easy. Don’t let anyone tell you differently, despite what you hear in the tech…

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AirBnB and Rentals

AirBnB and Rentals

I mentioned in 2013 that I believed AirBnB would get into rentals. Here’s a fairly good indicator that is happening (or going to):

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Opening Your Doors to Your Community

Opening Your Doors to Your Community

AirBnB is opening its door to the community. From their blog post: Local residents and organizations will be able to use our office space for free during evenings and weekends by booking this classroom for community meetings and events We will expand our mentorship efforts and invite…

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Birdbnb

Birdbnb

No creatures on earth travel quite like birds do. They soar the skies then land in new places. They see the world from a different perspective, one to which all real travelers aspire. This film is a celebration of our passion for travel and the kind…

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