Real estate disruptors

Realogy Shutters "Climb" Real Estate Brokerage Offices in San Francisco

By Candy Evans / January 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s not looking good for another real estate disruptor thus far in 2020, this one in the San Francisco Bay area. Thursday we reported that Dallas-based DOOR (Door.com) has laid off 37 employees. Now Inman reports that real estate giant Realogy is closing the offices of a uniquely creative real estate firm called Climb, which […]

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There’s Room For Everyone, Disruption Panel Proves at Dallas Builders Event

By Candy Evans / February 8, 2019 / 1 Comment

I had the privilege of moderating a panel stuffed to the gills with creative, talented real estate professionals yesterday at the Dallas Builders Association’s luncheon. The panel, featuring some of the top disruptors in the industry, had a lively discussion with one overarching theme: there’s room for everyone in this new playing field for the […]

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Mainstream Media ‘Discovers’ Disruption in Real Estate Sales

By Candy Evans / July 18, 2018 / 1 Comment

I’m sure you caught the Dallas Morning News‘ recent declaration that the start-up discount brokerage Door, while on a tear, is not yet really fully disrupting the buying and selling of real estate. At least not here, not yet. I’m off to Inman in San Francisco, so let’s talk next week. But it’s interesting that the […]

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Three Disrupting Developers Bring Us the Best of East Dallas To Date (Plus Dumbwaiters)

By Candy Evans / February 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Remember this name: Cobalt Homes. A Dallas-based urban builder disrupting the urban town home concept with not just aesthetics and quality construction, but an unheard of thoughtfulness — like a sixth sense — to provide buyers comfort and true home livability. We all love stories about guys who started famous companies at home. In 1939, Bill […]

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Dallas-Based Real Estate Tech Start-Up HipPocket Folds After Two Years in The Fray

By Joanna England / August 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

  We got tipped off by a reader that HipPocket, the tech start-up brought to the market by pioneering broker Clay Stapp and his business partner, James Bohan-Pitt, will soon close. In a message to users and clients of the site, Stapp and Bohan-Pitt said that the company, which was launched give agents and brokers […]

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Rentberry and Biddwell Skim a Profit off the Misery of Apartment Hunting

By Jon Anderson / April 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

I don’t like Uber and Lyft because they operate on an uneven playing field. I don’t like Airbnb for similar reasons, and for the in/out/party upheaval they can cause to neighborhoods. I don’t like drug companies that raise prices just because they can.  Therefore, it’s no surprise what I think of new apartment rental apps […]

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