April 27, 2006
We build a lot of functionality and some of them have benefits that are easier to see then others. A recent bit of work is currently in beta. It allows our members, real estate agents, to set triggers for certain events that happen on their websites and receive them as SMS messages sent to their cell phones. Where it gets neat is when you see it in action – or read about it as it were.
One of our beta customers, Jay Thompson had this to say: “This is great, a client recently said to me ‘Wow, I just sent that email three minutes ago. Do you just sit by a PC waiting on email?’ When I told him I was actually on a bike ride, he was pretty impressed.”
This is the kind of comment that makes it all worthwhile.
April 20, 2006
There are some pretty novel search applications beginning to shape up. One of the more novel applications is in experimental mode at Microsoft. This new technology would make it possible for a consumer (buyer or seller) to take a picture of a house with a camera phone. Then that image could be used to search a web based database for more information. Imagine a consumer taking a picture of house and then getting inside pictures, price or last sale price, specs and other information, right there on the spot!
April 18, 2006
"Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman."
April 17, 2006
I had a conversation the other day with an old friend who is not involved technology. As we talked the conversation moved toward technology and its role in society. In particular he felt that we were getting close to the end of new innovation, that everything that could possibly be done was being done. I only needed to throw out five or six ideas (without pause because I have been thinking of them for sometime) before he realized that he just had not opened his mind to new ideas. Frankly, I was surprised because my friend is one smart cookie, it just goes to show that most people don’t take the time to dream.
So many good ideas and so little time. Here is one of those tremendous ideas. I really like this site because of the possibilities that exist for this technology in the real estate industry.
I hope you enjoy this site: http://www.riya.com
Who knows – you might already be in the database
April 17, 2006
Any ideas on how we can get people to sneeze about Point2Agent like this? http://www.techcrunch.com/?p=181