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

A home purchase led Stu MacFarlane to develop InsiderPages.com, a site that features business listings coupled with consumer ratings, reviews and networking. "About three years ago, right after my wife and I had purchased our first house, we realized we wanted to get work done on the house. We had a tough time finding contractors," said MacFarlane, Insider Pages CEO. They asked their real estate agent and neighbors for recommendations, he said. An idea grew out of the experience: "Wouldn't it be great if there was a single resource where we could get this sort of information?" MacFarlane launched Insider Pages in 2004. The site includes listings from across the country, with about 600,000 consumer reviews and about 2 million unique visitors per month. He is no stranger to startups. Before...