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.

The shared economy

Communities around the country are going through a revolution as neighbors are sharing their homes, cars and other belongings with each other once again.  The ‘shared economy’ is the concept of taking things in your everyday life that sit idle and allows others to use it for some compensation.  Let’s explore how this shared economy is changing housing, cars, household goods and the labor market.

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Why BombBomb Joined The NAR REach™ Program

When presented with the opportunity to join the National Association of REALTORS® REach™ tech accelerator, BombBomb went for it.  There are many considerations before entering the program, but for me, it came down to one thing.  Watch the video below to learn what that is.

Video: Why BombBomb Joined The NAR REach Program

Exciting times going through the REach™ applications!

REachTM has recieved a tremendous response to the first class and we wanted to share a little data on how the applications came in over time in the chart below.  If you are waiting to hear from us please note that we have had a large influx of application before the deadline hence we are still going through the applications and will be in touch by mid to late Feb.  

Reach 2013 applications

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A potential new tool for Realtors

I came across an interesting photo sharing platform the other day called thinglink.com. At first glance you may not actually realize what is going on in their homepage; I must say the layout is quite chaotic. However, I guess it is part of the minimalistic, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ approach that the company stands for.

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We Want You!

Many people have been asking who is on our hit list in terms of the business themes we are trying to get into the program.  A list of themes below (not all-inclusive):

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Video marketing: the new way of getting in touch with potential customers?

With relative ease to record videos on your smartphones nowadays, wouldn’t it be great to have a platform that can easily enable you to edit them online? Better yet, what if you can integrate the edited product easily into emails to market your business?

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DocuSign Excited to Support Great New Tech and Ideas

At DocuSign, we’ve seen a lot of benefits from our relationship with Second Century Ventures (SCV) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), and not purely from the standpoint of investment dollars. With Pat Kaplan of NAR and Constance Freedman of SCV actively involved on our board of directors, we benefit from their insights both in real estate and business. In the three years since NAR partnered with DocuSign, exposure to NAR’s 1 million members has been great for our company and has helped solidify DocuSign as the real estate standard for eSignature.

The Answers All Lie in the Field

Chicago’s The Impact Engine Demo Day earlier this week featured an amazing Key Note speaker, F.K. Day.  His organization, World Bicycle Relief (WBR), embodies that which the Impact Engine Accelerator aims to do – celebrating entrepreneurs who do well by doing good. 

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Day in the life of a REALTOR®

Tuesday, 730am.  A new day!  Meeting day.  Broker open day.  Buyer and seller day.  Large coffee day, because I’ll need it.

800am.  It’s time to prepare for the all-office meeting.  It’s the first Tuesday of the month so pouring over the previous month’s MLS stats – absorption rate change, sales by neighborhood and zipcode, month over month and year over year change – is the name of the game.   I dump the stats into a Powerpoint presentation which is then deployed to agents via the company shared Dropbox folder.

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