Real Estate Tech Roundup 8/7/11
Each week, we take a look at the top stories in real estate technology from the past seven days. Here are the latest stories from around the world:
Following the release of its crime maps in May and the Trulia Insights blog last month, trulia.com has put these two resources together to create graphs of when crimes are reported across 25 major US cities:
South African real estate technology company Entegral has been busy this week, releasing QR code business cards for agents who list on myproperty.co.za along with property listing QR codes. Entegral explains that the business card QR codes allow people to add agent contact details to their smartphones by scanning the code, while the listing codes can be generated by agents for each of their properties and displayed anywhere on their advertising. Entegral also sells real estate mobile websites, but says the uptake of mobile websites by South African real estate agents has been very slow so far.
Nestio, a website that promises to help apartment hunters organise and sort through the listings they find on other real estate websites, has raised US$750,000 in seed funding in a round led by Quotidian Ventures. Nestio told techcrunch.com that it plans to use the funds to build out its development team and add new features, and that it will soon expand its service beyond New York City.
We are always on the lookout for new developments in real estate technology. Send us your tips and press releases by emailing email@example.com.