Yesterday, Drew Meyers announced that yours truly had been added to the list of regular contributors.
Why would I do this?
A couple of reasons… primarily, I enjoy writing about and sharing my thoughts on real estate technology and tools. Posts that "fit" on GeekEstate don't really fit The Phoenix Real Estate Guy plan (yeah, like there is some master plan here… but you get my drift). Writing for GeekEstate gives me a venue to post techy stuff, and it lets me feel like I'm helping other agents. So it's part selfish, part wanting to help others, and part "what the hell, let's give it a whirl and see where it goes".
I'm not a programmer. I know just enough PHP, CSS and HTML to blow this blog up on a semi-regular basis. I don't run a real estate tech company. I'm just a real estate agent wanna be propeller-head who is fully convinced that the agent who incorporates technology into their business model will leave those that do not in the dust.
Here are the other current regular contributors:
- Michael Price – President/Founder of MLPodcast, a video pod-casting service for the real estate industry. Mike’s background includes experience with most facets of applied real estate technology and its convergence with marketing, including data distribution, Web application development, listing enhancements, marketing metrics, and new media.
- Damon Pace – Founder and CEO of Incredible Agent, a provider of real estate marketing systems for agents and brokers. Damon has also been an active Realtor with RE/MAX Excalibur in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Stephen Jagger – Co-founder of Ubertor, a real estate technology company that builds websites for real estate professionals. Stephen is actively involved in the real estate industry as a public speaker and co-founder of the largest real estate agent meet-up in North America. He has been an avid real estate blogger since 2004.
- Brendan King – COO of Point2 Agent, a national marketing and advertising platform exclusively for real estate professionals. Brendan is responsible for the strategic vision, direction and execution for the company. He has more than 17 years of business, sales and marketing experience in the information technology and software industries.
- Matt Dunlap – CTO of Realivent Corporation, a marketing platform for real estate agents, brokerages and communities. He has more than eight years’ of software and online application development experience.
- Cory Miller – Founder of Cory Miller Design, a web development and marketing studio, focusing on WordPress blog design. He has more than eight years’ experience in journalism, marketing and Web design. (Note: Cory designed the GeekEstate blog).
- Drew Meyers– Community Relations Specialist at Zillow. Co-founder and administrator of the Carnival of Real Estate, he is a regular contributor on Zillow Blog.
I think injecting an agent or two into the contributor mix is a good idea, and I'm excited to participate and see what we can make of this thing. Yeah, it may "compete" with some others out there, but there is ample room in the blogiverse (it's infinite you know!) and is really just another perspective and tool for others to use.
Greg Swann wrote a rather scathing analysis of his impressions of the GeekEstate idea. Don't get me wrong here. I respect the hell out of Greg. He's a marketing wizard, an innovator, and he's the best writer in the RE.net — arguably one of the best writers anywhere. I probably agree with 98% of what Greg writes. This just happens to fall into that 2% I disagree with. Who knows, he may wind up being totally correct. Time will tell…
If there is something anyone would like to see on the GeekEstate blog, drop me a line.