The REach® blog postings are written by the REach® team and friends of the program, SCV and NAR. It will give you a sense of what the program is about, topics and technologies we find interesting and some insight into what the real estate market is thinking.

FundWell CEO Chinwe Onyeagoro To Speak At CCIM Thrive Conference

FundWell, a member of REach’s Class of 2014, has announced that their CEO and Co-Founder Chinwe Onyeagoro will be a panelist at the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Thrive Conference taking place October 21-22 at Los Angeles’s Westin Bonaventure. 
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Accelerators give startups a “leg up”: Inc. features Second Century Ventures as a VC hybrid with its own accelerator program

Inc. Magazine
We were pleased to be included in Jeremy Quittner’s recent Inc. story on accelerators, "The Biggest Shift to Confront Startups in a Generation (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With Cloud Computing).” Quittner reports that accelerators have become a key part of the landscape for startups looking to get ahead, and selecting the right one that can help a startup find and address its intended customer base is more important than ever.  
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Deductr and zipLogix strike a partnership

Second Century Ventures and REach are pleased to announce a fantastic partnership between Deductr, one of REach’s current member companies, and zipLogix, the standard in electronic real estate forms. The collaboration will enable zipLogix users to automatically capture business expenses, maximize their tax refunds, and generally make their lives a bit easier. Deductr’s secure integration with zipLogix assures simplified tracking of expenses, income, mileage, and time on-the-go, eliminating the pile of receipts that make tax time especially challenging for REALTORS.
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Inaugural REach™ Class Graduates from Accelerator

NAR Annual Photo

David Greenberg, CEO of Updater, showcases his company during the REach™ technology panel discussion at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo as moderator Constance Freedman, VP Strategic Investments, National Association of REALTORS®, and panelists (from left to right) Rick Davidson, CEO, CENTURY 21; Budge Huskey, CEO, Coldwell Banker; Pam O’Connor, CEO, LeadingRE; and Errol Samuelson, President, look on.

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Bridging Technology Startups and Real Estate

On Wednesday and Thursday this week I attended a local hackathon where teams were working on building exciting tools for the real estate industry.  It was a great experience once again seeing two industries that I spend a lot of time in come together.  What was extremely surprising to me was the vast difference in understanding between the two industries – real estate and technology.
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The future of visualization in Real Estate

With the popularity of shows like “Property Brothers” I am astonished how many times I hear that someone could not imagine the transformation that some interior design small remodels.  It all comes down to picturing a space with new furnishings.
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Planwise meets Real Estate Agents at TechEDGE

By Vincent Turner, Planwise
Industry Awakening
Last week we were lucky enough to get invited to TechEDGE, a nationwide set of workshops organized by the NAR via their ePRO division. It is truly an exciting time to be in Real Estate from what we can see here at Planwise.

A Review at the Halfway Point of REach™

It’s hard to believe that we are closing in on our halfway mark in the REach™ Program.  As we round the corner to our last half, we thought it would be helpful to share the progress of the program.  It’s clear the companies have come a long way since we began!



2013 Events

Reflections on the first few months of REach™

By Niall Wells of Planwise
We were in Chicago last week for Techweek LAUNCH and a chance to work from the NAR Headquarters, reconnect with the NAR and SCV teams and represent our company at Techweek.