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Fifteen of the newest companies to enter the real estate tech scene will showcase their technology solutions as exhibitors in Start-Up Alley next month. Start-Up Alley is a Real Estate Connect sponsorship opportunity open only to young, cutting-edge companies. It offers rising stars in the industry national exposure to the best and brightest in the business at the leading real estate and technology event of the year.
“Start-Up Alley companies are creating new solutions to address some of the real estate industry’s biggest challenges,” said David Stein, president and general manager of Inman News, in a statement. “Real Estate Connect gives these innovators the unique opportunity to showcase their products to thousands of industry leaders.”
The 15 companies featured in Start-Up Alley are:
|10K Research10K Research and Marketing breathes life into complex real estate statistics by way of clean aesthetics, savvy technology and a human narrative. 10K’s focus on data integrity, modern design principles, customer service and deep customization has earned them clients and accolades from Vancouver to Palm Beach.|
|Floored Floored is the leading 3-D visualization software company for commercial and residential real estate. Founded in 2012 in New York City by a group of software veterans, Floored has quickly emerged as the most sophisticated way to digitally represent real estate. In 2013, Floored was honored as an “Architectural Digest Innovator” and won first place in Realogy’s inaugural Innovation Summit.|
|HomeKeepr HomeKeepr is an app for homeowners that delivers “agent-branded” home maintenance reminders directly to their iPhones. Agents can upload their favorite local home service providers, who will be included in reminders, simplifying property maintenance for new homeowners. HomeKeepr is out to make agents valuable to their clients long after a closing.|
|HomeLight HomeLight is a new way for agents to source new business and showcase their skills to the world. HomeLight analyzes an agent’s actual sales data and client reviews to provide them a free online profile that the company says portrays an agent’s strengths and instills trust in prospective clients.|
|Househappy Househappy is a free, photo-driven community platform for buyers, sellers and brokers to connect, search and post property around the world.|
|Nest4Less Nest4Less provides agents with a unique, free platform that is designed to help them get more listings and buyers from their existing database. The service also helps agents reach their clients’ family and friends and expand their referral network through the sharing of home-related promotions and ads.|
|Quantum Leads Quantum Leads is a next-generation real estate system utilizing a virtual office website (VOW) to capture buyer and seller leads in one user-friendly dashboard. Gain access to customer relationship management tools, task scheduling, blogging, drip emails, individual brokerage and agent websites, and online marketing backed by responsive customer service.|
|Reesio Reesio says it’s a complete one-stop shop for the technology needs of real estate brokers and agents, providing full transaction management, offers management, and lead generation. Reesio’s transaction management and offers platform are free, and the company provides 24/7 chat support. .|
|Rental Roost Rentalroost.com is a transaction-oriented community marketplace for renters, landlords and homeowners. Rentalroost.com aims to match renters with the perfect home for their lifestyle and needs using the company’s proprietary predictive analytics. Rentalroost.com says its clean and intuitive UI can help users better navigate their searches to make house hunting a breeze.|
|ShortSave ShortSave gives agents and borrowers power to digitally collaborate together with lenders, receiving decisions on short sales and loan modifications in minutes versus months. Leveraging strategic relationships, ShortSave says it’s created a frictionless real estate transaction without physical paperwork. The company says its emphasis on data and decision criteria positions ShortSave to save the real estate and finance industries billions of dollars in the coming years.|
|SpotOn Connect SpotOn Connect is an integrated conversation platform to help agents stay connected with clients. SpotOn provides mobile-responsive IDX websites powered by WordPress, as well as lead management, a mobile communication system and branded mobile apps to make real estate mobile marketing simple.|
|Updater Updater helps relocating individuals and families update all accounts and subscriptions, connect utilities, forward postal mail, and more — all from one online dashboard. Updater brands its technology for brokerage firms and agents, enabling them to save their clients hours of time, generate referrals and stay top of mind after closing.|
|Voiceover Toolbox Voiceover Toolbox offers a new way of creating voice-overs for real estate virtual tours. Users compose a script from prerecorded text snippets, and their voice-over is ready for use. The company claims “amazing glitch-free quality for a fraction of the cost of hiring a voice actor,” offering more than 50,000 texts and descriptions.|
|Websitebox Websitebox says it offers real estate agents the technology they need at a price they can afford: $99. The company says it accomplishes this by providing real estate agents, teams and offices a fully customizable, mobile-friendly website coupled with integrated MLS search (IDX), powerful CRM and other productivity tools.|
|Zumper Zumper.com is a new destination site for apartment rentals, bringing real-time search to renters without the spam. ZumperPro is next-generation mobile software for landlords and agents enabling them to market listings directly at the property.|
For 18 years, Real Estate Connect has brought the sharpest minds in the industry together for three days of learning and networking. With a focus on partnerships, Real Estate Connect NYC will offer attendees the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in real estate and technology, all while gaining valuable business intelligence from more than 80 speakers to help them grow their business in 2014 and beyond.
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