Blog

The REach™ blog postings are written by the REach™ team and friends of the program, SCV and NAR. It will give you a sense of what the program is about, topics and technologies we find interesting and some insight into what the real estate market is thinking.

Dedcutr and zipLogix strike a partnership

Second Century Ventures and REach are pleased to announce a fantastic partnership between Deductr, one of REach’s current member companies, and zipLogix, the standard in electronic real estate forms. The collaboration will enable zipLogix users to automatically capture business expenses, maximize their tax refunds, and generally make their lives a bit easier. Deductr’s secure integration with zipLogix assures simplified tracking of expenses, income, mileage, and time on-the-go, eliminating the pile of receipts that make tax time especially challenging for REALTORS.
 
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Inaugural REach™ Class Graduates from Accelerator

NAR Annual Photo

David Greenberg, CEO of Updater, showcases his company during the REach™ technology panel discussion at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo as moderator Constance Freedman, VP Strategic Investments, National Association of REALTORS®, and panelists (from left to right) Rick Davidson, CEO, CENTURY 21; Budge Huskey, CEO, Coldwell Banker; Pam O’Connor, CEO, LeadingRE; and Errol Samuelson, President, Realtor.com look on.

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Bridging Technology Startups and Real Estate

On Wednesday and Thursday this week I attended a local hackathon where teams were working on building exciting tools for the real estate industry.  It was a great experience once again seeing two industries that I spend a lot of time in come together.  What was extremely surprising to me was the vast difference in understanding between the two industries – real estate and technology.
 
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The future of visualization in Real Estate

With the popularity of shows like “Property Brothers” I am astonished how many times I hear that someone could not imagine the transformation that some interior design small remodels.  It all comes down to picturing a space with new furnishings.
 
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Planwise meets Real Estate Agents at TechEDGE

By Vincent Turner, Planwise
 
Industry Awakening
 
Last week we were lucky enough to get invited to TechEDGE, a nationwide set of workshops organized by the NAR via their ePRO division. It is truly an exciting time to be in Real Estate from what we can see here at Planwise.
 
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A Review at the Halfway Point of REach™

It’s hard to believe that we are closing in on our halfway mark in the REach™ Program.  As we round the corner to our last half, we thought it would be helpful to share the progress of the program.  It’s clear the companies have come a long way since we began!

 

Highlights

2013 Events

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Reflections on the first few months of REach™

By Niall Wells of Planwise
 
We were in Chicago last week for Techweek LAUNCH and a chance to work from the NAR Headquarters, reconnect with the NAR and SCV teams and represent our company at Techweek.
 

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Perspectives on the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit

by Adam Selig, Lumentus Social

This week, we had the privilege of presenting Lumentus Social at the inaugural Realogy FWD Innovation Summit, an invitation-only event designed to uncover the best new technology products and services for Realogy’s franchise networks and company-owned residential real estate brokerages. We were honored to have the opportunity to showcase Lumentus Social directly to the leaders of the Realogy family of companies, and the response we got was amazing.

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Let’s Chat!

By: Lief Larson, Workface Inc.

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The shared economy

Communities around the country are going through a revolution as neighbors are sharing their homes, cars and other belongings with each other once again.  The ‘shared economy’ is the concept of taking things in your everyday life that sit idle and allows others to use it for some compensation.  Let’s explore how this shared economy is changing housing, cars, household goods and the labor market.

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