Weekly Radar #299: Automating Buyer Inquiries, Proptech Index down 2.55%, Office Amenities Get A Clue

Weekly Radar #299: Automating Buyer Inquiries, Proptech Index down 2.55%, Office Amenities Get A Clue
Image generator: DALL-E Prompt: make an image of a 3D map of America where houses are emerging from each state.

In this week's Weekly Radar, we cover:

  • Redfin launched "Ask Redfin," a nationwide AI assistant for home searches, which often pushes for tour scheduling over addressing buyer queries, highlighting a need for improvements in the consumer experience.
  • Office occupiers may find a winning recipe for their amenitization plans by giving occupiers a home-like experience that is trackable in terms of ESG.
  • SB9 was stuck down by an LA judge, setting back an important element to addressing the state’s housing affordability crisis.
  • Consisting of 30 stocks, the GEM Proptech Index had a combined market cap of $237.782B, a 2.55% decrease from the previous week. 

Geek Estate Blog Recap:

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Bo Lais from Lula
In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Bo Lais from Lula. Without further ado... Who are you and what do you do? I’m Bo Lais, CEO and Founder of Lula. I lead our team in our efforts to revolutionize property management…
Support Client Connections While Earning Cash Back and Rewards
[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of GEM Diamond. Today’s showcase: Chirpyest] Chirpyest is a social commerce platform that allows real estate professionals and other users to earn cash back from over 1000 retail partners such as Target, Wayfair,…
Futurizing with Geek Estate 4.0
2,144 days after Geek Estate’s 3.0 facelift, Geek Estate 4.0 is here. The modern design and future-looking visuals on Geek Estate aim to better showcase the full GEM experience: Crystal ($20/mo or $180/yr): A paid newsletter offering a curated selection of industry developments, outside-the-box thinking, thought-provoking long-form essays,…
Geek Estate Offer: Suphub free demo account
[Editor’s Note: Geek Estate Offers are special offers from members of GEM Diamond] Suphub has launched its beta procurement solution for the building industry which aims to streamline builders’ and subcontractors’ procurement workflows and purchases from verified manufacturers. They’re seeking builders and manufacturers interested in…
Final Call for 2024 REACH UK Applications
REACH operates a variety of accelerator programs around the globe, created and operated by Second Century Ventures and backed by NAR. The program offers education, mentorship and exposure for technology companies working to scale their businesses across the UK and European markets and expand into…

Transmission Recap:

This week, Nima Wedlake explores how new control point business entrants can drive a wedge into the existing landscape. Most recently, Drew Meyers detailed the making of a real estate search experience where buyers can see homes for what they could be rather than what that currently are.