Structurely’s personable chatbot will cultivate leads for you

Structurely is a lead cultivation chatbot for real estate agents that doesn’t generate leads, but helps qualify those that come in from online channels …

CertifID wants to save you from becoming a wire fraud victim

CertifID was founded by the owners of Sun Title in Michigan after their company fell victim to wire fraud. In their effort to demonstrate how easy it is to have money sent without proper verification, or at least without people noticing irregularities, the company founders showed me confirmation that they were able to wire money to “Winnie the Pooh” without anyone blinking …

Fundrise wants to turn distressed homes into accessible investments

Real estate crowdfunding startup Fundrise has purchased distressed homes to flip in LA and Washington, DC, using small investments from around the country …

Big data-based Cherre generates elegant marketing presentations instantly

Cherre is a data-driven brokerage management and marketing solution, and it’s the most advanced one I’ve ever reviewed — an almost instant competitive advantage for the companies with the right agent culture to wield it …

Imprev wants to make marketing simple for every agent

Imprev is a marketing services platform for listings, agents and brokerages that offers a single solution for an array of marketing needs …

This app predicts which of your contacts will sell ‘First’

First is an in-network marketing tool for agents that uses big data and AI (artificial intelligence) to predict who in your sphere of influence will sell first …

Will the real estate industry go back to the Dark Ages after 2018?

Mark your calendars: one year from tomorrow, the way shoppers currently search for homes online, and the way brokerages like Redfin can present home listings to consumers, could change in significant ways. That’s because November 18, 2018, will mark the …

Safety app Forewarn provides instant background checks

Forewarn is an agent safety app that provides immediate background checks for showing prospects when you provide their phone number …

‘No commission’ startup Reali raises another $3 million

Reali hopes to entice buyers and sellers by offering “no commission” on transactions, instead charging a “small administration fee.” …

How to turn your car into a mobile office

If you’re in the industry, you already know that real estate agents and brokers spend more time in their cars than anywhere else. We eat in our cars, we take calls in our cars (safely, of course), we hold meetings in our cars, you get the picture …