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

By STEVE BERGSMANMany people who buy or sell a home end up choosing a real estate agent based on references from friends or jotting down names found on for-sale signs in their neighborhood, which can be a haphazard and unscientific way of bringing an adviser into one of the most important investment decisions of your life. A couple of entrepreneurs in Indianapolis decided there was a better way and in May 2008 unleashed to Indiana residents DoorFly.com, a Web site that connects homebuyers with real estate agents and allows those agents to bid for services by rebating commissions. Tatum Hindman and Jon Coulter, co-founders of Performance First Inc., met when they both were buying their first homes. Some friends in the real estate industry happened to mention they were offering reba...