Dan Mihalovich, a seasoned CRE vet, developed Griddig to better organize the entire leasing process from marketing to build-out. Currently pre-populated with assessor data for the greater San Francisco area, Griddig plans to expand to other cities using this first market as an example of the efficiency that transparent data, useful tools and collaboration can bring to the process.
Owner or listing agents can claim buildings, add any kind of document imaginable, link to property websites or VTS tours plus push listings to various social channels. Tenant teams can create tours, financial comparisons and LOIs simply, with selected listing data populating each of these tools. Service providers (designers, architects and the like) can also create teams on Griddig letting them take the initiative in collaborating with tenants and owners.
If you haven’t taken a look at Griddig, now’s the time since you have until the end of the year to try out all the premium features for free.
Quantum Listings, is the first mobile only listing app (about time!) for iPhone. Created by David Perlmutter, is has an easy to use interface so agents can input their listings and make them available for users to search for free.
There is an annual fee for listing insertion – a mere $79.99 – with monthly and 3 month plans available as well. And if you’re worried about Quantum Listings being yet another place to enter the same data, all you need to enter is a location, title, upload a PDF or photo and your contact information. Adding any more building info is optional but can be used by users to filter results. You can also share your listings via social networks or email. Leads are sent directly to the contact info you provide.
Obviously, the more listings in the system, the more useful this app will be for users – unlike the “pay to see the good stuff” on LoopNet or brokerage only listing apps. So I’d really like to see alternative aggregators consider syndicating their listings to Quantum Listings like they do to other sites. Just sayin’…
Developed by marketing specialists inMotion Real Estate, SharpLaunch helps you market properties with “all device friendly” websites, keep tabs on marketing performance and store and share relevant documents with team members and clients. With more owners asking for performance metrics, you can easily answer how many views and who downloaded what and keep track of incoming leads – not to mention keep everyone in the loop by giving them access to the property dashboard.
Pricing starts at $99/month based on the number of properties you want to showcase. That includes customized branding (you can use your own domain, too), unlimited storage for files and photos, daily backups and an unlimited number of users.
Need a way to deal with content overload? Try the Nuzzel app for Android or iPhone, a social news reader that aggregates content from your Twitter and Facebook feeds. Nuzzel automatically collects the most shared stories from your these networks (over the past 24 hours – or a shorter period if you want) and displays them in the app. No selecting topics, sources or adding URLs. Maybe you don’t get all the news you need, but you will get all the news your friends think you need – and oftentimes, that’s just enough.
Other App Notes
As one of the first (maybe even the first) sites to cater to the small space user, theSquareFoot has been expanding to more markets and tweaking their service offerings to include vendor partners, employed agents to assist uses plus added an electronic tour book. Now Vivek Garg has joined theSquareFoot as Head of Product. A serial entrepreneur, Garg has been involved in Shutterstock, TrialX and served as product manager for Barnes & Noble and Joost. He’s expected to bring a different (as in non-CRE) perspective to the issues affecting CRE tech. Things should really get interesting now.
RealMassive has added Project Atlas to their already impressive set of tools. A mapping/visualization platform, you can create visually pleasing, animated forecasts and historical trend maps using RealMassive’s and/or your own data sets. They’ll also be bringing on new board members with varied experience in real estate and technology to provide fresh advice and global leadership.