This weeks I spent a few days in San Francisco at the Inman Real Estate Connect conference. I had the pleasure of doing a talk on “Kick Ass Real Estate Websites” with Chris Pearson from DiyThemes.com. For those of you who do not know, Inman is a real estate news and technology website, very much like business2.com.au but slightly bigger (by a factor of about a million).
Whilst I was there I decided to give my FlipHD video recorder a run and do a few little interviews with some vendors I found that had interesting software that could benefit the real estate industry. Some of these are USA specific, but some also offer services in Australia.
So here are the interviews (please forgive the shoddy camera work)
Go Paperless – Mehrdad Alaei
Go Paperless Solutions provides software for the mobile real estate professional. Real Estate Dashboard and eSignOnline will change the way you work. I caught up with Mehrdad Alaei to talk a little about his software.
More Information: www.gopaperless.com
NabeWise – Ann Baldinucci
Nabewise allows you to search for neighborhoods based on preferences by offering real time rankings and a neighborhood scorecard in key categories such as quality of life, people, things to do, character and schools. I caught up with Ann Baldinucci for a quick chat.
More information: www.nabewise.com
DIYThemes.com – Chris Pearson
The Thesis Theme for WordPress is a premium template system designed to serve as the rock-solid foundation beneath any kind of website. Simply put, Thesis is powerful. It has a remarkably efficient HTML + CSS + PHP framework and easy-to-use controls that you can use to fine-tune each and every page of your site with a tactical precision that has never been possible before. I caught up with Founder and co speaker Chris Pearson to chat a little about his software.
For more information: www.diythemes.com
Qonnect.mobi – Emil Sheth
Qonnect allows real estate agents to efficiently push their listings content to mobile. The software also works with QR Codes. I spoke with Emil Sheth about this software.
More information: www.qonnect.mobi
WordPress – Jane Wells
Jane is the user experience lead for WordPress, and has worked in the web industry for 10 years. Though her apartment is in the East Village, she spends much of her time traveling to WordCamps and meeting WordPress users to incorporate their feedback into each new version. I spoke with Jane about WordPress and her role within the community.
For more information: www.wordpress.org
Street Advisor – Justin Adler
StreetAdvisor.com is an online community where people talk, learn and discover what life is like in millions of streets and cities worldwide. Connecting Real Estate Professionals with local home buyers, renters and sellers. I spoke with Just Adler about the software.
More information: www.streetadvisor.com
SmartZip.com – Avi Gupta
SmartZip analytics offers independent investment ratings and analysis on over 70 million homes nationwide,which helps home buyers and investors make better informed, more confident home purchase decisions. I spoke with Avi Gupta about the software and services.
More information: www.smartzip.com
Well, that’s all from Real Estate Connect San Francisco today. Next week we will be posting an interview with Simon Baker about his new venture!