Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Patrick Duffy, a real estate agent with @Properties in Chicago, uses search engine giant Google to score sales leads off the Web. He, along with the tens of thousands of other brokerages and sales agents who use Google, will be affected by the company going public. Google, launched six years ago by graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, today filed the papers to start the process toward its long-awaited initial public stock offering. The Google IPO carries significant implications for real estate companies. Since most consumers now start their home searches on the Web, Google has become a leading source of online real estate leads. This already positions the company as a leader in the real estate industry, though seemingly a benign one. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google ...