• Startup Alley at the Inman Connect conference has been a source of countless new relationships for agents and technology companies. Here are a handful of participants this year that have already been reviewed by Inman.

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An event for and by the real estate tech community

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Startup Alley at Inman Connect is like an obscure street bazaar in a strange city that timid tourists are nervous to visit.

It’s the place where you’ll brush up against the gritty, tech-savvy market competitors and the real estate agents who avoid the safe places at the conference in exchange for learning about some rare, undiscovered technological advantage.

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I’ve already poked around at some of those who will be busking their tech talents come January at ICNY, and here’s a primer for you from my review column:

Bank Shot 

This app developed by an agent in Atlanta lets users send check images straight from the closing table or office for faster electronic transactions.

Bank Shot is definitely a worthwhile tool, but I think it needs interface improvements. Still, I always grant leeway to products developed by those in the industry.

Bank Shot app

Bank Shot app

Buddy Agent 

Another agent-created tool, this web and mobile software allows busy agents to take a break by handing off buyer and listing prospects quickly and professionally to other agents in their office.

Buddy Agent mobile menu

Buddy Agent mobile menu

HomeView

This app uses images to help a person manage the items and appliances in their home.

Users visually drill down from an exterior shot to individual rooms, utility closets and even murky basement corners. Each image has label overlays and data about important assets.

HomeView

HomeView

Immoviewer

This is the most simple 3-D tour creation software I’ve come across. The app’s user experience is all about simplicity; a home can be rendered in under an hour.

Immoviewer app list view

Immoviewer app list view

KoaWare

If you need more evidence that real estate software is all about offering convenience to busy agents, I give you KoaWare. This software makes individual listing pages in just a couple of minutes.

KoaWare

KoaWare

Preclose

A lot happens after a home goes under contract and before the sale is finalized. This app lets you smoothly handle it.

Preclose was developed by Rebecca Guthrie, BoomTown’s fifth employee who later served as director of operations.

Preclose file

Preclose file

RealMailers

Direct mail works, and this company is out to prove it. Again.

RealMailers card builder

RealMailers card builder

Relola

If you read my column regularly, you know I’m a fan of Relola. It fosters transparent, open conversation about listings and the real estate market, and I’m not just saying that because they quoted me on their website.

Relola listings

Relola listings

Click here to see the full round of Inman Connect 2017 Startup Alley participants. If you haven’t registered for the coolest conference in real estate, do so here.

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