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11 startups that are out to change the business of real estate

'New Kids on the Block' pitch their big ideas at Real Estate Connect New York City

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NEW YORK — Eleven real estate startups pitched their big ideas to the Real Estate Connect New York City crowd today.

Here’s what they are up to:

Rentity: Rentity connects renters who are moving out of a place with those who are looking for a new place to live. The startup “brings the sharing economy to the rental market,” said Rentity’s founder, Daniel Ahmadizadeh.

LeadSecure: LeadSecure helps real estate agents connect with leads through video without requiring consumers to download an app or leave their Web browser.

Dizzle: Dizzle helps real estate agents stay top of mind with their sphere by providing branded mobile apps that agents can fill with lists of their preferred vendors, from home maintenance pros to lawyers. Dizzle CEO Will Caldwell announced an enterprise-level version of the platform, designed for associations and brokerages, from the Connect stage.

Yodata: Yodata helps businesses and users access their data independent of the software that created it.

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TLCengine: TLCengine helps consumers understand all the costs that may be associated with owning a home by incorporating the prices of utilities, commuting, nearby gym memberships and more than 20 other attributes that contribute to what the firm calls a home’s “True Lifestyle Cost.”

Spacio: Spacio is a mobile app that allows consumers to organize their home search by storing listings from a variety of sources in one place. Integrated with beacon technology, Spacio also serves as a micro-location marketing tool that allows brokers and agents to automatically connect with visitors to their open houses and offices via Bluetooth technology.

AgentPair: AgentPair helps connect agents with homebuyers in their vicinity who are ready to check out a home.

FancyHands: FancyHands offers real estate pros access to U.S.-based virtual assistants who can help update listings, securing gifts for clients and more. Large franchisor Re/Max Integra, which owns three Re/Max master franchise regions in the U.S., has signed up for the service, FancyHands community manager Lindsey Fisher told the Connect crowd.

Perchwell: Perchwell helps consumers compare listings by digging up local information related to their locations.

Keep: Keep helps brokers and agents stay connected with past clients by sending branded home-related information like home value estimates and mortgage analysis to them on an automated basis. When past clients’ activities show they may be ready to transact again, Keep alerts the real estate pro.

Sindeo: Sindeo, which arms consumers with insights into costs and fees to help them plan, qualify and shop for a mortgage, is preparing to launch a new service for real estate professionals with help from several Trulia vets.