Category Archives: Big Data

Robots in real estate

Hey look… I wrote something. It’s a report about robots in real estate. Here’s an excerpt:

“Robots don’t have to respect fair display. They’re not obliged to rank properties in the same way an IDX vendor is required to. Robots could care less if the broker has paid for a premium status on a portal. It won’t matter if a property is featured, or sponsored, or presented at the top of the page, or the very bottom. Robots won’t visit one site; they’ll visits hundreds of sites. Robots have time to sort through all of that.”

You can download it at the CRT Labs blog. 

Real Estate and the Internet of Things

RM_CVR_2015_mar_aprI did a presentation last year at The REALTORS® Conference and Expo on the Internet of Things. It was really great for three reasons:

  1. Chad Curry  (Managing Director at CRT) had already amassed the bulk of the info I presented, so it was really easy to put together.
  2. Meg White, (Managing Editor at REALTOR® Magazine) attended the session and decided to write an article on the topic.
  3. They made it the cover story for the March/April issue!

It was really fun to contribute to this.

You can read it here.

Big Data, Analytics & Real Estate

bigdatafeatureimageI co-wrote a new white paper for the Center for REALTOR® Technology. It’s a brief overview of what makes big data big, and cover’s big data’s impact on the real estate industry.

This is part one of two. The second installment will cover how NAR is using data analytics to better serve it’s members. A.k.a., my day job.

You can download part one here.

The Intelligent Internet Lead

intelligentleadimageI’ve been pretty focused on my new role at NAR for the last six months, but finally made some time to write again. This white paper is a side project I did for the Center for REALTOR® Technology. The Intelligent Internet Lead explores some of the cool stuff happening behind the scenes when it comes to converting Internet leads into client relationships. Here’s the blog post I wrote about it, while the full report can be downloaded here.