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

Imagine a text-message alert sent to a prospective homebuyer's mobile phone informing the buyer that there is a house in the immediate vicinity that fits the criteria they are seeking. The buyer saunters over to the house and calls the broker. Easy. And it is made possible by geo-fencing, a GPS-tracking tool. Geo-fencing currently exists to create a virtual perimeter GPS boundary around a physical geographic area. If someone leaves the area boundary, a notice (alert) is sent to disclose the departure outside the area, either by mobile phone or e-mail. For example, geo-fencing has been used to notify parents if their child leaves a designated area. Geo-fencing is also used to keep track of automobiles in a fleet, to prevent theft. Once the boundary is created, an alert is sent wh...