Recent Articles by Craig C. Rowe

An architect with samples Tap. Compare. Shop. Interior design app Homee rebrands as Hutch

Tap. Compare. Shop. Interior design app Homee rebrands as Hutch

Hutch is "before and after" interior design app that simplifies furniture shopping and room design. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | 4 hours ago
An industry trade show exhibit floor with attendees browsing the vendors. How to leave Connect without technology buyer’s remorse

How to leave Connect without technology buyer’s remorse

The euphoria of Connect can last days after your return flight. When it wears off, will you question the hands you shook and business cards you promised to keep? What about a technology purchase ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Why real estate agents already own their best tech tool

Why real estate agents already own their best tech tool

Our mobile phones are genius devices and industrial design milestones. Why don't we use them for what they're intended ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, January 16, 2017
What’s new since Buddy Agent’s soft launch?

What’s new since Buddy Agent’s soft launch?

Buddy Agent will launch in Inman Connect New York to show real estate agents how to have a more balanced life by handing off work to accredited colleagues ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, January 13, 2017
Newton drops a new way to manage multiple email accounts

Newton drops a new way to manage multiple email accounts

I've been using Newton for a number of months, and in many ways I find it superior to Gmail. The email application allows for the consolidation of multiple accounts in a clean, sharp interface with an array of built-in efficiencies ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Does the MyHouseHas app beat handwritten listing notes?

Does the MyHouseHas app beat handwritten listing notes?

MyHouseHas is an easy app for real estate agents to collect data and create PDFs for new listings. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, January 9, 2017
connection concept CNET releases Smart Home Matrix at the Consumer Electronics Show

CNET releases Smart Home Matrix at the Consumer Electronics Show

CNET launched its Smart Home Matrix, a website developed to show consumers how existing products in this space connect with one another ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, January 6, 2017
Why Apartment Ocean could lead the real estate chat bot wave

Why Apartment Ocean could lead the real estate chat bot wave

Apartment Ocean's Chatbot installs with two lines of code, engages real estate leads and captures their information. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Homesnap Pro launches targeted Facebook Video Ad campaigns

Homesnap Pro launches targeted Facebook Video Ad campaigns

Homesnap Pro is one of the industry's most comprehensive real estate agent apps, giving verified MLS members more tools and data to connect to colleagues and broaden their market presence, such as the recently announced Facebook Video Ads ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, December 30, 2016
What Mark Zuckerberg’s smart home means for real estate

What Mark Zuckerberg’s smart home means for real estate

The biggest name on the internet just showed us what's up his sleeves, and it involves the very thing real estate agents live, breathe and sell ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tradition meets tech in ZipComps app for door-knockers

Tradition meets tech in ZipComps app for door-knockers

ZipComps is a new app for real estate agents available in Bay Area and San Diego markets. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, December 23, 2016
Could Agent Inbox empower your MLS to improve communication?

Could Agent Inbox empower your MLS to improve communication?

Real estate agents don't have a problem talking with one another; they're just not doing it in the same venue. Agent Inbox wants to fix the industry's glaring lack of communication standards and unaccountable conversations between players ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Naberly centralizes real estate lead gen and team communication

Naberly centralizes real estate lead gen and team communication

Naberly Solutions seems most proud of its team collaboration tool, Workspaces. I can see why. Agents, vendors and consumers can all chat about and upload anything related to a transaction. Outside parties don't need a Naberly account to participate. ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, December 19, 2016
Where does the real estate industry stand on bots heading into 2017?

Where does the real estate industry stand on bots heading into 2017?

A number of these artificial intelligence relationship managers entered the scene, evolved or made traction this year, aiming to make consumers happy and agents' lives a little easier. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, December 16, 2016
Does MyPropertyOffice give agents and brokers home search power?

Does MyPropertyOffice give agents and brokers home search power?

MyPropertyOffice is an elegantly designed productivity tool for agents and brokers currently in California's San Francisco Bay Area, where its first MLS partnership hatched. Based on what I saw, there's no reason why its future market partnerships wo...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Amazon Echo ‘Welcome to your virtual agent’: Meet the real estate Amazon Echo app

‘Welcome to your virtual agent’: Meet the real estate Amazon Echo app

A real estate broker from Albany and his son have developed an app for the Amazon Echo home automation device ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, December 12, 2016
Could the Boulevard app boost buyer’s agent sales and efficiency?

Could the Boulevard app boost buyer’s agent sales and efficiency?

Boulevard gives buyer's agents exactly what they need to quickly create contacts, match them with a few listings and track the relationship as it progresses from preferences to tours to contract ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, December 9, 2016
Happy Grasshopper: How many homeowners have a ‘go-to’ agent?

Happy Grasshopper: How many homeowners have a ‘go-to’ agent?

So long as nothing goes drastically wrong, patients are likely to book appointments with one dentist for their two cleanings per year. Homeowners who aren't handy themselves will probably call on the same maintenance help to fix the garbage disposal ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, December 7, 2016