Mike's Weekly Picks: My 9 Favorite RE Tech Reads...

Here are my favorite Real Estate Tech reads from this past week. Happy reading!

Walmart Says E-Commerce Expansion Will Help Add 10,000 Jobs This Year

News - Bisnow

Walmart said it will add 10,000 new U.S. jobs this year as it opens more stores, expands existing locations and increases its e-commerce offerings. The announcement comes just before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration and echoes claims made by other large U.S. companies, such as Amazon’s promise last week to create 100,000 full-time U.S. jobs over the next 18 months, the Wall Street Journal reports.


A Match Made in Heaven: Qualities of a Great Lending Marketplace

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

Not all lending matchmaking services are equal. The number of platforms promising to hook up borrowers and lenders with ease is growing. Each lending marketplace focuses on different types of borrowers and lenders. All try to lure in prospects with a variety of features that may or may not make sense. Know what to look for in a lending marketplace before creating an account and putting yourself out there.


3 Disruptors Changing Hiring and Employment Forever

Blog - Jonathan Schultz

The way we work is in the process of transformation (or maybe even in disarray). Uber, Airbnb, and other freelance gigs are becoming more common, expanding our ideas about just what it means to have a job. A lot of these changes have been fueled by technology and the change in the makeup of the workforce; it’s easier than ever before to be a free agent and not tied to any one company, let alone one desk! Here are 3 ways that hiring and employment are being shaken up by technology.


The News Funnel joins forces with CRE // Tech to create the largest tech content and event platform in the real estate industry

Blog - Real Estate Tech News

This week’s announcement that The News Funnel has acquired CRE // Tech is yet another indication that the real estate tech sector is experiencing an era of rapid growth and consolidation. This is the third significant M&A transaction in recent times, coming on the heels of the mega VTS/Hightower merger and the acquisition of Floored by CBRE. Undoubtedly as the CRE tech sector undergoes continued growth and maturity, the deal flow will only accelerate in 2017.


How Spotify is laying the groundwork for the future of real estate content

Blog - theBrokerList

As someone who spends most of their day consuming, creating and studying content, I know that we are living in transformative times in the news sector. Throughout most of my career on the PR side, the media had all the power. They were the ultimate arbiters of what was important and what was not. The all-powerful gatekeepers.


4 tech trends that have revolutionized real estate

Blog - Chicago Agent Magazine

It’s a cliché that technology has revolutionized real estate, but as with most clichés, the statement comes with an abundance of truth – it’s simply night and day comparing the real estate business of old with the one that flourishes today, and technology has been at the heart of those changes.


Brokers: try these 9 creative networking hacks for growing your client list

Blog - Apto

As a broker, you’re well aware that you need to spend A LOT of time cold calling in order to build up your prospect list. While some phone time is unavoidable, cold calling is NOT the only way to network and grow your client list.


Guest Post: Benefits of using theBrokerList syndication channel on Buildout

Blog - Buildout

Buildout has built an amazing platform that took some of the most vital processes that were formerly tedious and time consuming and automated them. It seems the pain of updating marketing materials and keeping your brand consistent was one of the biggest pain points a brokerage company could face.


Brokerage Beyond 2017– Are you up for the Challenge? Guest Post: Diane Danielson.

Blog - Duke Long

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) is a notoriously slow-changing industry, but that may not be the case going forward. Looking beyond 2017, the biggest challenges won’t be the adoption of new CRE technologies, but what’s happening in the world around us and how we, as an industry, define our role within it.


Have I missed anything? Feel free to reach out to me at michael@thenewsfunnel.com with your favorite RE Tech articles for this week. I am always looking for new content to read!