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

Officials at real estate brokerage company ZipRealty see a serious side to a real estate guessing game that allows its clients to weigh in on home values. The company's Web site now displays average home-price estimates from its community of users alongside automated home valuations from real estate sites including Zillow.com, Cyberhomes.com and Eppraisal.com. Beyond the fun aspect of attempting to predict the selling price of actual homes that are now on the market by viewing property details through an integration with real estate gaming company Realius, there is a deeper aspect that the company is tapping: collective intelligence. "Our contention is that potentially the community will be better at predicting sales prices than maybe the list price," said Myron Lo, d...