February 1, 2015

Residential Real Estate Technology Trends

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Most of the current crop of CRE apps is focused on organizing the transaction process or marketing alternatives. The residential sector on the other hand has had plenty of these tools available for years.  Both a larger agent base and the MLS with its data format made that possible.  Commercial has neither and in my […]

More Apps for Agents


CRE.buzz If you’ve ever been to the CRE subreddit on Reddit, you have to have been disappointed. Maybe you’ll find something useful between the pitches for investment property in Malaysia and ads for Property Dealers in Faridabad but not likely. So take a look at CRE.buzz, where creator Duke Long’s aim is to curate news […]

What Agents and Brokerages Think of Your CRE App


Sometimes I wonder if CRE app developers ever do any market research. Well, I don’t really wonder. I know most don’t do any unless you call asking a few friends market research.  Too bad, because if they did, they might learn something that a) could make their app better b) might make them realize that […]

RealMassive – Alternative Aggregator Version 2.0


Remember CIMLS, RealUp, Commercial Source or BuildingSearch? I didn’t think so. Sprouting up all over the place several years ago, those were some of the alternative aggregators meant to put LoopNet out of business. At the time “free” was the big issue so every one of them was a free to list and search service. […]

New Social Apps and Tools

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Here’s a roundup of some new apps and tools/features for popular CRE social networking sites and CRE bloggers. LinkedIn Connected App Don’t want all the sponsored posts and other stuff in your LinkedIn stream?  Find the fuller featured LinkedIn app unwieldy on your phone?  Then try the iPhone Connected app (Android version should be available […]