Tag: web2.0

  • Trulia headed for success, while Zillow going to flop? The Industry Standard…

    …thinks so. On Zillow’s failings: “Zillow is so 2006. The business model is based on advertising CPMs, and now that the real estate bubble has burst, it’s much less fun to track the (sinking) value of your home. There’s more competition as well, including Trulia and Redfin.” On Trulia’s success: “If location, location and location […]

  • The 1st 4RealzEd event was yesterday and…

    I think I’ve recovered enough now to actually post about it! 🙂 Despite our best efforts to be prepared, the day started off a bit rough with a nearby mudslide taking out power in our building in the morning (meaning no hot coffee and no projector) and a 9-car pileup on a nearby freeway slowed […]

  • The 4realz Interview with Pete Flint of Trulia.com

    As I said to when I started the 4realz interviews, I reached out to four players in the real estate technology space and asked them a similar set of 9 questions.   I purposefully picked four people representing four different companies at different stages of development and different types/levels of funding.   First was Marty […]

  • Love ’em or hate ’em, HomeGain is doing a…

    …phenomenal job reaching out to the RE.net.   I think Louis is hitting all the right buttons in terms of being controversial, interesting, and engaged.

  • The 4realz Interview with Alex Chang of Roost.com

    After interviewing Marty last week, I thought it would be interesting to turn to Alex Chang (CEO of Roost) in order to get the perspective from someone entering the real estate search space from a different place in terms of timing, funding and resources… I first met Alex while we he was setting up shop […]

  • With Ardell, don’t expect to…

    …get the usual web2.0 definition.   Think: Consumers.

  • John Frank does a great web2.0/blogging overview for..

    …Realtor magazine! Lots of RE.net names mentioned in this article in terms of both people and companies.   Fun stuff all around. (h/t to RE Tomato)

  • Going way back before I took my job at…

    …Move, I landed a 30-minute meeting with Dan Rosensweig (COO of Yahoo at the time), where I tried to convince him that I should lead up a team for Yahoo to build a platform that would help real estate professionals market themselves at a local level using the various tools Yahoo had in-house (at the […]

  • Greg thinks Top Producer is vulnerable to…

    …the Zillow machine, but I seriously doubt it… I 100% agree that someone could seriously improve on the existing CRM products for agents… During our after-lunch conversation this past week, I mentioned that if Trulia really wants to reach marketing dominance some day, they should offer a free, high-quality CRM to agents. But first, they’d […]

  • 45 Things I Learned at RE Connect

    (some names left anonymous to protect the innocent) There’s a hell of a lot of VC money floating around this industry. I was surprised at how many people there were with lots of VC funding. Joel seemed to notice the same thing: “a whole new crop of real estate search sites that are going to […]