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Easy as pizza pie: Inman Connect hackers take on offer tracking

Rome wasn't built in a day, but this lightning-fast development is proof that tech teams can move quicker

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Your pizza pie is being prepared. Your pie is in the oven. Your pie is almost cooked. Your pie is out of the oven. Your pie is in the car. The driver's at your front door. Talk about satisfying. These updates were delivered to Publisher Brad Inman via Domino's Pizza app after he ordered 20 pizzas for a party. "I went 'Wow, this is amazing,'" Inman said of the app. Two days later he put an offer a house. Cue the cacophony of phone calls, voicemails, emails and questions racing through Inman's mind as a buyer: Did my Realtor present the offer? What did the sellers say? What did the agent say?  Now, pizza is no joke, but purchasing a house is arguably a tad more stressful. And Inman had a great agent. Yet as consumers the world over track their ride's every move (Uber, Lyft) and their loved one's flight trajectory and timing, homebuyers who have just made an offer are still left in the dark. Enter "Offer Tracker." A group of tech geniuses at...