Tag: Altos Research

  • This Week’s Roundtable: Tech Tools to Serve Sellers Better?

    [UPDATE: This edition of the 4realz Roundtable is now live and you can listen to it at the bottom of this post!] As part of my hunt for new marketing tools for agents, I’d love to take on a relevant topic similar to how we took on tracking and analytics for agents last week. With […]

  • Love’n, just love’n, the linklove from…

    …Mary! (and especially glad she didn’t share any of the stories!) More notes from RETechSouth: RETech South – Widgets, Plug-Ins, and Tools RETech South Roundup Blogging for Alpharetta Real Estate Has Lighter Side REtechSouth: It’s a Great Time to Blog The Future of Real Estate and Technology is Now My Personal Take-Aways from the REtechSouth […]

  • Learning, learning, learning…

    After last Thursday’s event, Jim and I took the weekend to relax and digest what we learned. The break was nice, but now we’re ready to hit the next event up harder than ever!   😉 Here are some of the things that I learned from our first event: The people in the audience seemed to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Couldn’t be happier that Mike and the…

    …Altos Research team are the first sponsors we get to announce for the 4Realz Seminars. The main requirement that we have for our sponsors is that they’re able to demonstrate that they provide a product that offers a real value to their clients.    Based on the positive feedback I’ve heard over the past few […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kevin Kelly captures an internet truth in…

    …this article on how internet business models are primed to create value out of otherwise “free” stuff. He has some great insights on these eight ways to improve upon free things: Immediacy Personalization Interpretation Authenticity Accessibility Embodiment Patronage Findability Tom (of REB) sums up the connection to the RE.net with the idea that we’re all […]

  • 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 […]

  • Speaking of Altos Research…

    Mike mentioned a while back that he is speaking at O’Reilly’s Money:Tech conference, but he didn’t toot his own horn to let us all know he hit Tim’s Radar a few days ago. Altos Research is one of the few start-ups in the online real estate space that genuinely excites me.  It’s only a matter […]

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    Interesting that I’ve been hearing a similar thing from LA agents that Carol of the SF Chron describes: high-end markets are not getting hit hard like middle- and low-end markets. (also interesting that she used Altos Research data to help her reach her conclusions!)