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

August Kleimo, a Southern California software engineer and database developer, bought a duplex about a year ago as a rental property. He didn't know much about the rental market, so he started to crunch some numbers using rental prices he gathered from a local Craigslist Web site. Craigslist offers local online classified listings and other community postings for metro areas across the United States and internationally. "I didn't want to play a guessing game. I thought, 'There's this Craigslist data out there ... why don't I suck a bunch of data down,'" Kleimo said. Using this data, he determined the typical going rate for a rental unit in the area, and he priced it accordingly. Prior to this analysis, Kleimo said he had planned to set the monthly rental rate $200 lower. He threw together...