Tech Nest: The Real Estate and Tech Show

Tech Nest: The Real Estate and Tech Show

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Tech Nest is the podcast where we discover all the latest in real estate and tech by interviewing the innovators and leaders from companies who are challenging the way we buy, sell, and invest in real estate.
S4E41 Interview with Vered Schwarz, COO at Guesty
Apr 22 • 42 min
Imagine you’re an Airbnb Superhost for one property. You’ll probably be pretty busy communicating with guests. Now imagine you’re a Superhost managing 10, 50, 100, or even thousands of properties? Ok, so that requires a whole staff and not just one…
S4E40 Interview with David Anderson, President at LionDesk
Apr 15 • 45 min
Let’s first start with this: LionDesk is not just another CRM. They’ve been around for a few years, but if there’s one thing you’ll learn from their founder, David Anderson, its that he is working to make the heavy work of keeping up with clients much…
S4E39 Interview with Maraz Rahman, VP of Growth & Business Development at Naborly
Apr 8 • 35 min
The entire rental market is ripe for disruption from many different angles. Possibly one of the most important aspects to managing a rental property, other than collecting the rent, is the screening process. In this interview, we talk with Maraz Rahman,…
S3E38 Interview with Barret Newberry, CEO & Founder of Leasera
Apr 1 • 51 min
What if there was a way to ensure building owners could always get qualified tenants, who are likely to be loyal long-term tenants because they had the right incentives in place? What if we took the idea of loyalty rewards programs and started applying…
S3E37 Interview with Lisa Fettner, VP of Marketing for ReferralExchange
Mar 25 • 62 min
For about the last 5 1/2 years, Lisa Fettner has proven to be an industry leader as she’s taken charge in the marketing and growth at ReferralExchange. ReferralExchange provides a platform that allows real estate agents to more seamlessly transfer and…
S3E36 Interview with Omri Dor, CEO & Co-Founder of Obligo
Mar 18 • 43 min
The security deposit is one of the biggest hassles in all of real estate. The tenant is required to sometimes tie up thousands of dollars to move into a new apartment or house, the landlord has to secure that money in a separate trust account, and then at…
S3E35 Interview with Ryan Coon, Co-Founder at Avail
Feb 25 • 47 min
Ryan Coon and his company Avail are serving hundreds of thousands of DIY landlords and tenants across the country, making the experience of renting better. Avail is an online tool that enables DIY landlords to effectively find and screen tenants, market…
S3E34 Interview with Tore Steen, CEO & Co-Founder of CrowdStreet
Feb 18 • 56 min
Sometimes is all starts with a mission. “At CrowdStreet we believe that markets are stronger when they are accessible, transparent, and efficient.” That’s straight from the CrowdStreet website. In this interview, you’ll hear how Tore Steen, Co-Founder and…
S3E33 Interview with Nima Wedlake, Principal at Thomvest Ventures
Feb 11 • 51 min
Have you ever wondered what the secret is to scoring a big chunk of cash for your startup idea? Well, that secret isn’t exactly revealed in this interview, but you will learn more about obtaining backing from VCs. Nima Wedlake, Principal at Thomvest…
S3E32 Interview with William Devar, CEO & Co-Founder at Tridster
Feb 4 • 53 min
Most real estate transactions include real estate title and settlement services. And if you ask these different companies, they will tell you they’re not all the same and charge different prices, though it’s tough to compare. So exactly how is the…
S3E31 Interview with Alissa Harper, VP of Growth with Buyside
Jan 28 • 42 min
Anytime you get a chance to learn from true movers and shakers, do it. It’ll save you time, energy, and money. Alissa Harper is a true mover and shaker in real estate and the real estate tech space. She’s the VP of Growth a Buyside, a company that is…
S3E30 Interview with Andrew Flachner, Co-Founder & President of RealScout
Jan 28 • 48 min
You can play the game of non-stop lead generation in order to build your business, but at some point you need to convert those leads. And if you convert more leads, then you won’t likely have to do so much lead generation. This is just a snapshot as to…
S3E29 Interview with Pat Kinsel, Founder & CEO of Notarize
Jan 21 • 59 min
So much to say about the work Pat Kinsel and the team at Notarize are doing to revolutionize the role notaries can have in the real estate transaction. They’ve helped pass legislation, have partnered with real estate investors, and are already having an…
S3E28 Interview with Sam Viskovich, VP of Marketing at Reonomy
Jan 14 • 36 min
Sam Viskovich is blazing a path in the commercial real estate tech space and the effect has been explosive growth for the data company Reonomy. Reonomy leverages the power of data and technology to transform commercial real estate. As Sam notes,…
S3E27 Interview with Juan Gabriel Molina, Founder of Real Closers
Jan 7 • 57 min
Juan Molina is a lead-generation machine. In this interview we discuss the lead generation challenges, and the need (or lack there of a need) for agents to have their own individual search portals. Juan is a serial entrepreneur and investor who’s…
S3E26: Tech Nest Season 3 Kickoff Show
Jan 1 • 17 min
Tech Nest season three coming at you! Here’s what we discuss in this episode: * The future and direction of Tech Nest—new website, videos, and written content * TET ‘19 — http://bit.ly/TET19EVENT * We’ve become a founding member of Industry Syndicate, but…
S2E15 Alex Pelin, CEO of Xspaced, Discusses The Future of Rental Properties and Blockchain Technology
Sep 30, 2018 • 31 min
What does the future management of rental properties look like? What services are renters demanding? What softwares will we need to better manage? And how will newer technologies like blockchain effect the industry? Startup advisor and CEO of Xspaced,…
S2E16 Interview with Zach Sloan, Co-Founder of Rentgrata
Sep 30, 2018 • 54 min
Imagine you got paid for telling your friend about an open apartment for rent in your building. Now imagine you got paid because you answered questions to a prospective renter (that you don’t know) through an app on your phone, and that prospect went on…
S2E13 Interview with Heath Silverman, CEO for Stessa
Sep 30, 2018 • 43 min
When you first get a glimpse of Stessa, it’s easy to assume they’re an enterprise software with a high-cost (it looks that good!). But that’s not the case. In this episode, Stessa’s CEO lays out the reason why a web-platform like Stessa is so important…
S2E20 The Agent Marketer, Jason Frazier Discuss Lead Generation for Real Estate Agents
Sep 30, 2018 • 33 min
They don’t call him The Agent Marketer for no reason. Jason Frazier is an absolute expert when it comes to lead generation, branding, marketing, and sales in the mortgage and real estate industries. In this episode, we talk about lead generation…
S2E14 Interview with Yale Fox, Founder at Rentlogic
Sep 30, 2018 • 50 min
In school, you got a letter grade as a way to measure how well you were doing in a subject. Why can’t such a system exist for landlords so that prospective tenants know exactly how well a landlord is doing? That might be an oversimplification, but in this…
S2E19 Interview with Alan Donefeld, Founder at CityVest
Sep 30, 2018 • 54 min
In times when deals are growing increasingly difficult to find or put together, you might need to reconsider your strategy. Alan Donefeld shares with us how his company CityVest is opening up access to major institutional funds—that accredited investors…
S2E12 Interview with Noel Christopher, SVP for Renters Warehouse
Sep 30, 2018 • 54 min
Renters Warehouse is a well-oiled, rental property machine. Noel Christopher, an SVP with the company, goes into incredible detail about how they operate, some of their merger and acquisitions strategy, and how much property their managing. Hint—it’s over…
S2E23 “The Art of Commercial Leasing”, East Nashville’s Top Commercial Broker, Tyler Cauble, Discusses Commercial Leasing
Sep 30, 2018 • 50 min
East Nashville’s top commercial broker, Tyler Cauble is more than just an agent who opens the garage door for that next gas station remodel to hip new cafe. He operates a boutique AirBNB property management companies, boasts the largest commercial real…
S2E24 Interview with Roberto Moreno, Founder of Gabbi.ai
Sep 30, 2018 • 52 min
One day artificial intelligence will play a major role in all of our real estate transactions. And that day is not far away. Roberto Moreno, of Gabbi.ai, shares with us his passion and vision of how AI can prove to be a huge advantage for today’s realtor.…
S2E21 Heather Bauman, General Manager at MortgageLead.com Discusses Marketing Automation and Lead Gen for LOs
Sep 30, 2018 • 26 min
When it comes to lead generation in the mortgage industry, you can’t just stop after you collect a name and phone number. There’s much more to this that makes the whole effort of getting that name to begin with. Heather Bauman, from MortgageLead.com talks…
S2E22 “Let’s Talk Title”—Everything Title Insurance and More with Ticor Title VP, Ryan Orr
Sep 30, 2018 • 60 min
“Aren’t all title companies the same?” That’s a question I’ve definitely heard when working as an agent. I asked this and many others to get to the bottom of “What is title!?”. Ryan Orr, a VP with Ticor Title goes hard in the paint in discuss what makes…
S2E17 Interview with Daniel Schroeder and Matthew Young, Co-Founders of Listing Village
Sep 30, 2018 • 74 min
When asked about what may fade away in the future, co-founders Daniel Schroeder and Matthew Young didn’t even hesitate. They said Zillow. You read that correctly. These two are working on a product called Listing Village that they believe will transfer…
S2E25 Interview with Dan Summers, CEO at eVest Technology
Sep 30, 2018 • 50 min
If you’ve ever wondered about raising funds from investors to build or buy that 100 unit apartment building, then this interview is for you. And you’ve never thought about that, then maybe it’s time. Dan and his team at eVest Technology are working to…
S2E18 Interview with James Green, Founder of Offer To Close
Sep 30, 2018 • 75 min
James Green is one of those founders who you can tell immediately really cares for his customer. He runs a company called Offer To Close, a real estate transaction coordinator as-a-service, if you will. His company supplies California agents with licensed…
S2:E11 Which Real Estate Leaders Will We Talk With This Season? Season Two Preview:
Sep 15, 2018 • 10 min
Following a successful event with HousingWire.com in Dallas, TX, I took some time to share what we have planned for the second season of Tech Nest podcast interviews. Here’s what we have lined up: **Renters Warehouse EVP Noel Christopher. **Stessa CEO…
S1:E10 1031 Exchanges for Real Estate: Everything You Need To Know, An Interview With Tom Gustafson from 1031 Atlas
Aug 20, 2018 • 33 min
Nate Smoyer, host of Tech Nest and CEO of Real Team Panda, interviews Tom Gustafson from Atlas 1031 Exchange. Nate and Tom discuss what is a 1031 exchange, how it can save investors thousands of dollars in tax deferments, leveraging 1031 exchanges with…
S1:E9 How Opendoor is Doing Content Marketing and Advertising
Aug 20, 2018 • 21 min
Find out what iBuyer behemoth Opendoor is doing in content marketing and advertising. Jeffrey Kranz and I discuss the what they’re getting write, could be doing, and a specific tactic to overtake some of Trulia’s best organic traffic. I mention in the…
S1:E7 Interview with Christopher Garrett, COO for Zeehaus
Aug 1, 2018 • 36 min
What if you could buy a 20% stake in a dream property in California? What if you could use cryptocurrencies in your real estate transactions? What if title companies could be replaced through the advancement of blockchain technology? These are the “what…
S1:E8 Interview with Zach Evanish, Director of Sales for Roofstock
Aug 1, 2018 • 40 min
Roofstock is working to make it possible for anyone to own and invest in real estate anywhere. If you live in Maine, but want to buy investment property in Nashville, and feel secure about what you’re buying without the hassles of managing it, then that’s…
S1:E5 Interview with Tyler Forte, CEO and Founder of Felix Homes
Aug 1, 2018 • 42 min
What do you get when you cross a traditional brokerage, with an iBuyer model, and have a former-VC as your founder? Well, some would say that’s the recipe for Felix Homes. They are a hybrid of a brokerage that recently launched in Nashville, TN. Tyler,…
S1:E4 Interview with Chuck Hattemer, Co-founder and CMO for Onerent
Aug 1, 2018 • 41 min
Onerent is challenging the status quo that’s been all-too-long accepted for property management. By investing in tech, developing streamlined systems, and caring about the tenant’s experience his team has expanded to 72 cities managing over $1 billion in…
S1:E6 Interview with Mark Davis, CEO for realquantum
Aug 1, 2018 • 38 min
You might not think about commercial real estate and tech innovation when I mention Kansas City…but after this episode that could change. Mark Davis and company brings a mix of passion, purpose, and full-on badass tech to the commercial appraisal…
S1:E3 Interview with Paul Burke, Co-founder at RentHoop
Aug 1, 2018 • 33 min
Paul Burke explains the challenges many face when searching for the right roommate. His team has built an app that has been dubbed the “Tinder” for finding roommates.
Back Story of Tech Nest
Jun 26, 2018 • 11 min
It’s a long story and I tend to be long winded, but I try to boil everything down. The road to creating the Tech Nest podcast was probably not the most direct, but it was it is. In this bonus episode, I share what I created the Tech Nest podcast and what…
Tech Nest: Teaser Intro
Jun 25, 2018 • 0 min
This is the intro teaser for the Tech Nest podcast.