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Could ID project in India become inspiration for Homebuyer ID in US?

@TheNextWeb Online accounts could be verified using Indian government’s unique ID project, Aadhaar http://tnw.to/19XJu by @tsuvik on @thenextwebin http://twitter.com/#!/TheNextWeb/status/84202373072957440 EXCERPTS For those who aren’t familiar with Aadhaar, it is an ambitious project from Indian government which aims to create a

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Posted in buyer database, Commission Reform, Idea Bar, Listing buyers, reVRM, Savings & Rebates, Tech Trends, Unbundling the Commission, VRM

“Consumer-centric” vs “buyer-centric, user-driven & savings-focused” real estate business models

Thought leaders in the “intention economy” are careful to distinguish between user-centric sites and user-driven sites, but that’s not been the case in real estate.  If you are a tech-savvy, do-it-yourself home buyer, you should be careful to identify whether

Posted in Commission Reform, Consumer protection, Defensive Homebuying, DIY Homebuyers, Do-it-yourself, Dual Agency Detective, Extreme Househunting, Fee-for-service, Listing buyers, Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights, reVRM, Savings & Rebates, Tech Trends, Unbundling the Commission, VRM

Learn how to use QR codes to find Sweet Deals

To celebrate it’s 16th birthday, The Real Estate Cafe is looking for 16 tech savvy homebuyers eager to experiment with new money-saving tools and approaches to home buying. Looking for Sweet Deals?  Our newly redesigned MLS interface allows you to

Posted in Creative class, DIY Homebuyers, Extreme Househunting, Fee-for-service, Listing buyers, Million Dollar Markdowns, Price reductions, reVRM, Savings & Rebates, Social Networking, Sweetest Deals, Tech Trends, Tipping Policy, Valentine's Day

Idea Starter: What if homebuyers & sellers managed their own data?

When the headline “Freeing ‘captured’ homebuyers” arrived in my email two weeks ago, I thought the real estate industry had just discovered VRM: Vendor Relationship Management (see series of videos above for an overview).  But scanning the article quickly, it

Posted in "We" companies, Change Agents, Consumer protection, Homebuyer Clubs, Idea Bar, Listing buyers, Mobile real estate, Savings & Rebates, Tech Trends, Trend analysis, Unconference, VRM

Mobile Real Estate Apps: Will Geo-Fencing create a Geo-FSBO Future?

The real estate industry is buzzing this week about two blog posts, “Geo-fencing and mobile marketing” published by Inman News and Chris Thorman’s original blog post, “Searching for Real Estate Made Easy: Geo-Fences Plus Mobile Phones.”  (Chris writes for Software

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