Amy Roberts (Self employed)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Yes, I'm involved with two:

1. Bold Listings is an offer platform that provides transparency once an offer is submitted, it's a game changer.

2. Screened Renters has helped me do for my landlords in 10 minutes which used to take hours or days with instant applications, credit reports, background checks for legal & evictions and having them all on a Cloud. 

This old dog stays young with new tricks. I love that these companies call on me to beta test. 

Jul 25, 2016 11:40 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there are NOW so many different start up companies to assist real estate agents with leads; gaining SEO; and a laundry list of other needs.... I never participate in any of them except for what Nestor & Katerina Gasset (Katerina) offers.... if it's from Katerina, it's not a "fly by night" venture....it's a healthy, long lasting investment that will give you a return of more than you would ever expect.... just saying

Jul 25, 2016 10:52 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Some solve problems, some are a distraction, and many drain the bank account.

Jul 26, 2016 01:32 AM
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Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
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So many start-ups these days. That is a good thing in some ways as far as the market goes, but not so good for agents.. who are all competing for the same leads. 

First there was Tiger Leads, then Market Leader, then Boomtown and Commissions inc., all selling leads and follow up systems. The problem is that it makes it appear these companies are getting you fresh leads but that is not the case. 

Just because a new lead company starts, that does not create more buyers. There are x # of buyers. So all those companies are placing PPC ads for those same buyers. The agents who are doing their own PPC are getting priced out of the market unless they go long tail, which is of course, a great move. 

But to think that somehow you will get new leads the other companies don't get is simply not the case. 

I would like to see a new start up that gives an option to GotoWebinar who can actually offer something better. They really have a corner on the market yet so undeserving. 

Jul 26, 2016 01:15 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I liked Placester which was a startup. Hell, Z was a startup at one time & now it's just world dominance lol.

Jul 25, 2016 10:38 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I'm surprised that Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers didn't respond with "Parked and Reading" because that's what I am doing.   

Jul 26, 2016 01:41 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I believe there are far too many of them that claim to solve problems or a better way to manage business or generate leads.  

Jul 26, 2016 01:14 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Nice teaser! I hope you will share some of them with us ...

Jul 26, 2016 12:15 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

There will always be startups as long as agents keep spending marketing dollars.

Jul 25, 2016 11:23 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

They all think that they do

Jul 25, 2016 11:00 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you will blog about the needed solutions for real estate industry issues.

Jul 25, 2016 10:42 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Just thinking, Amy

Thinking

Jul 25, 2016 10:35 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Which issues?

Jul 25, 2016 10:06 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Which startups?

 

Jul 25, 2016 10:02 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Can't say they do.

Jul 25, 2016 10:00 PM
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Jane Goldt
- - Villa Park, CA

I think that the one of the most important problems of the real estate market is lack of transparency. There is a property rental service Rentberry that trying to solve this problem. Tenants are welcome to offer price that they think is reasonable for certain property. Thus, such system helps landlord to rent at the true market value. Tenants, in their turn, can see what price others offer for the same property.
Blind bidding already exists on the
real estate market. I think Rentberry is trying to make it more fair and transparent.  

Jul 28, 2016 09:49 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Amy Roberts - time will tell if they are here to help our industry or not...

Jul 26, 2016 02:48 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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What examples will you be sharing?

Jul 26, 2016 12:54 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't jump at startup companies. I want a track record and proven results.

Jul 26, 2016 12:05 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not aware of any major breakthroughs.

Jul 26, 2016 04:42 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Start-ups are the other American dream... to own a business.  So many make promises but offer few guarantees.  

Jul 26, 2016 03:52 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Reading this question and then seeing Mike Hubert's response, it looks like this is a clever ad for rentberry.  I'll be flagging this as spam and I highly suggest everyone else does too.

Jul 26, 2016 03:12 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Yes and no. Trulia, Homes, Move etc are all local. Often competing and confusing......It shows someone else as agents with you as courtesy listing agent and ......

Jul 26, 2016 02:21 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I hope you will share them with us!

Jul 25, 2016 11:04 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

NONE that have helped, they all just want to separate us from our money. 

Jul 25, 2016 10:12 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm not sure I can say they do..I am aware of some of them who have started up.

Jul 25, 2016 09:56 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I do not know.

Jul 25, 2016 09:18 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Yes.

Jul 25, 2016 09:15 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am sure that there are some that solve issues but I don't follow them closely.

Jul 25, 2016 09:07 PM