• An announcement from BoomTown will help set precedent for real estate software.
  • Everything But The House streamlines estate sales with online bidding marketplace and will be releasing some important news May 10.

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe.

The real estate tech world is always moving, revolving around its center: you, the agent.

Every week we get emails and calls and tweets suggesting things to write about. Naturally, we can’t cover all of it. Nor is all of it worth covering.

Nevertheless, here are some worthwhile nuggets of news and industry updates that streamed into our inboxes this week.

‘Pick me! Pick me!’- HiGabriel

Last month I reviewed this service that automates the post-closing gift process by sending gifts every few months to your clients during the first year of homeownership.

Technically more of a service than a software product, HiGabriel has been quickly ramping up its partnerships and gift ideas since we last spoke and will now be on the floor at Realogy FWD, a now annual event where innovative companies compete for the attention of Realogy’s customer base.

Last year was won by Avenue, a service quite similar to HiGabriel.

HiGabriel has been quickly ramping up its partnerships and gift ideas.

Cute — BoomTown wants to share

Industry sales and marketing stalwart BoomTown has decided to reveal itself to the world. The company will soon be releasing its Application Program Interface to officially become an open platform.

According to the company’s press release on the matter, “ … the first large scale initiative for the API will be an agent-facing mobile application, currently in development.”

BoomTown is establishing itself as a major industry presence, and an open platform will only augment their presence in the real estate tech space. Take cover.

Everything but a succinct name

I was notified this week from the team at Everything But The House that they have some revolutionary news. If I can hold off until May 10, they’ll share with it me. What choice do I have?

The confusing absence of editorial value in its email aside, EBTH puts estate sales online.

And you can find some seriously sweet, not-yet-ready-for-Craigslist home goods on which to place bids, like this pair of carved bone and horn souvenir toothpicks, with secret crystal viewing window, (currently at $23); this genuine Alligator leather wingback (now at $1,008), or this 1989 Chevy Corsica, which to one’s surprise as of this writing, is standing firm at $1.

Can’t. Look. Away.

Have a technology product you would like to discuss? Email Craig Rowe.

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