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

Millions of people are clicking on real estate URLs and searching millions of homes on the Internet. The number of Web sites offering direct access to the MLS has proliferated nearly as fast as the number of people searching the Web for houses. The MLS genie is out of the bottle and there is no turning back. This four-part series looks at how the event will forever change the real estate industry. (See Part 1: Listings on the Web: From radical idea to ubiquity.) The three founders of Katabat were frustrated home buyers in Chicago who found it difficult to access for-sale listings. One of the founders obtained a real estate license, and they built a tool that sent out e-mail updates about new listings to friends. Other realty agents quickly heard about the service and wanted to know ...