The XBroker: 5 Gnarly Gnoteables in the Real Estate Blogosphere

5 Gnarly Gnoteables in the Real Estate Blogosphere

Its been awhile since I posted on some of the gnarly cool stuff I have seen from other bloggers in this Real Estate 2.X space…so here are 5 topics that inspired me to write:

Dan Green (The Mortgage Reports) has launched a new service called Bring the Blog.

<--Gnarls Barkley (I was listening to the radio when I wrote this, and it inspired my title...)

 

Apparently Dan was having some writers block, so he decided to do something about it. Coming from a tech background before he ventured into his successful mortgage career, Dan turned to his roots and created an automated blogging platform that allows the user to create content or have it piped in from selected 3rd party sources. Very cool for the busy real estate blogger.

  • FortiusOne has about the gnarliest looking map mash-up to date. I got a chance to see their product at Inman in NY, and while they are still in the information aggregation stages, their interface looks like something from N.O.R.A.D. Hella Cool.
  • Speaking of map mash-ups, they are a core piece to most all of the new independent property listing aggregators out there. Zillow was the ‘first’ to really mash property information into a map interface with the coolness, now there are a handful of great real estate related sites who use the technology to help consumers disseminate through a wealth of information quickly without having to read 10 pages of text.
    Neigboroo, Trulia, Propsmart, Redfin and Obeo are some of the other early movers…Travis’ site and service should not be overlooked, he’s another techie who fell into the real estate market. We need more Travis’ and Dan Greens….


  • Some New sites/people recently added to my blogroll (which means I read this stuff):

  • Brian Brady…The Worlds Most Opinionated Mortgage Broker. Brian has escaleted to one of the top bloggers in the mortgage industry…I met him on Active Rain, our relationship had some turbulent times, but we persevered and now couldn’t be happier ;)

The Property Monger..Had the privilege of blog swapping with Jon. His sight (and pix) makes me laugh. I bet he’s a riot to hang out with at a bar during a Yankees Red Sox game. I see he’s been posting for the wave of ‘Localized Content‘ that has generated alot of buzz in the past few weeks.

ARDELL…The single name phenom from the Rain City Guide has her own personal blog. I wish the name Jeff would illicit such recognition for me.

RealtyThoughts. Tightly written and timely content. I’ve found their core product e-appraisal to be more accurate than Zillow…

CondoDomain…These guys service a niche within a niche and do it very well…

 

 

  • Video Killed the Traditional Listing Star. WellcomeMat has made quite a bit of headway into the Video Listing Service provider, with much of the credit going to Phil who gravitated to the bloggers at Inman and recently started his own blog. WellcomeMatt is another example of a niche techie who found his way into the center of the real estate services space. They’ve got a top quality product with a short learning curve and is priced to be very affordable. Phil’s work is prominently displayed on Sellsiuis, see: The Allan Dalton vs Glenn Kellman features…
Comment balloon 14 commentsJeff Corbett • January 19 2007 08:45AM

Comments

Thanks Jeff,  You're now my source for keeping up with the cutting edge stuff.  Looking forward to your XBroker program.  Let me know when you need someone to test it out.
Posted by Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal (Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage) over 13 years ago
Will do Tim...Thx :)
Posted by Jeff Corbett (BoomTown) over 13 years ago

I'm in the same league as Ardell?  Now, that is an honor!   Jeff, Your "directory" is a good one.  I have become a fan of your offsite blog.

our relationship had some turbulent times, but we persevered and now couldn’t be happier

Well, maybe we should test the limits of our happiness in an interview (that's called foreshadowing, folks) 

 

 

Posted by Brian Brady, 858-777-9751 (San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751) over 13 years ago

Uh oh...Does it involve a dark room, a bright light, and lead filled gloves? 

:-\

Posted by Jeff Corbett (BoomTown) over 13 years ago
I vill make you talk, Komrade
Posted by Brian Brady, 858-777-9751 (San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751) over 13 years ago
Jeff,
I agree with your mention of WellcomeMat.  I recently joined them and posted a couple of my videos...it was real easy and the videos look great.
Posted by Owen O'Malley over 13 years ago

Jeff,

I agree with your mention of WellcomeMat.  I recently joined them and posted a couple of my videos...it was real easy and the videos look great.  Sorry about the repeat post...but I wasn't logged in before.
Posted by Owen O'Malley (Ustar Videos) over 13 years ago

X...Y...Here...Wink. Wink.

I have featured this in the AR "Out Of The Box" Group.

I have also put up Brian Brady's "Howling With Broker Bryant". I had to feature that. I am married to Broker Bryant :) And this is an interview with Broker Bryant over at Blood Hound.

And of course Jeff Turner's "The Power Of Active Rain Comes To Life" gets a feature as well.

All in all we have some great posts up today. Thank you for directing me to a few of the Bloggers I have missed :)

 

 

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 13 years ago

No problem Owen

No Problem Owen  ;)

TLW...you now have your own trademark logo :))  !!!

 

 

Posted by Jeff Corbett (BoomTown) over 13 years ago

Yup. I am just getting started. Wait till ya see what I am up to. You're gonna love it. TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 13 years ago
Nerds Realtors huh, It could happen Jeff great Blog I will have to check out the other sites. Thanks.
Posted by Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes (Century 21 Olde Tyme) over 13 years ago

Jeff,

Either night works for me next week. 

Posted by Brian Brady, 858-777-9751 (San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751) over 13 years ago

Mr. Keller,

Personal attacks are not acceptable on this network.  I am asking you to remove this comment.

Thank you.

Posted by Caleb Mardini over 13 years ago

You mentioned "priced to be very affordable" but I have not seen mention of any price either here or on their website.  Has anyone found out what these video uploads cost?

Thanks!

Rob

Posted by Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes (At Home Kansas) about 13 years ago

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