Real Estate Tech Round Up: AI, Blockchain and New Apps

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  • Commercial application of Artificial Intelligence. eVest Technology, a commercial real estate software that automates the capital raising process, announced the launch of a software built for real estate professionals by real estate professionals. The program offers unique algorithms that aggregate, correlate and create a customized list of geo-centric data to identify high net-worth prospective investors for their clients. The site is SEC compliant. Additionally, eVest Technology purchased RealtyeVest, a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, to provide its white-label clients exclusive access to a database of nearly 35,000 investors and 7,000 monthly visitors.
  • Blockchain Partners. ShelterZoom, a buying, selling, and renting property platform powered by ethereum will be joining the Mike DelRose Team from RE/MAX Revolution in Boston to develop more transparent, secure, and efficient solutions for home listings.
  • Uber-style Real Estate Agent-Mortgage Lender App. David Hirschfield Founder & CEO of Webbix Media, Inc. partnered with real estate industry expert and REALTOR® Mel Calagui to develop a revolutionary new app that’s designed to connect real estate professionals and lenders with prospective buyers and sellers in an Uber-style app platform. The app, called Push to View, was designed specifically with Millennial user habits in mind. The company believes the app will solve two pain points. It will give Millennials a portal where they can connect with a real estate professional or lender in a way that’s intuitive and comfortable to them. Also, Push to View will provide real estate industry professionals with a place where they can review and accept leads as their workflow allows.
  • Real estate answers. RealtyBaron launched the Real Estate Answers app for iPhone devices. The app allows consumers to overcome the information gap and data quality problem created by popular real estate search apps like Zillow. Without revealing a consumer’s identity, Real Estate Answers instantly broadcasts questions to a pool of local real estate experts eager to offer their expertise and local knowledge. Answers are pushed to the consumer’s device as soon as they are received. Consumers can explore local activity by choosing from a list of nearby homes or enter any metro, city, ZIP code, or address in the United States or Canada to see questions and answers from distant locations. The app is available now for free download on iOS and Android devices.

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After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Central Florida, Tracey set out in the real world at Florida Realtors in 1994 as a communication assistant, working her way up to editor in chief of Florida Realtor magazine. In 2004, she left the association to start her freelance writing and editing business. One of her first clients was REAL Trends, and she started working for the organization in 2005. In 2014, Tracey was promoted to editor in chief of publications for REAL Trends. She handles the writing and editing of all REAL Trends publications and marketing materials, including LORE Magazine, the REAL Trends newsletter and the blog. She is also the primary podcast interviewer where she conducts interviews with top real estate industry leaders and affiliated industry leaders. Tracey is married with two children.

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