8 Real Estate Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

May 2, 2018

Second Century Ventures, an investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, named eight startups to its 2018 REach Accelerator Class. REach is a technology accelerator program that helps launch early- to mid-stage companies into real estate, financial services, banking, home services, and insurance industries. Companies selected get access to NAR’s industry expertise and influence as they launch into the real estate space. 

The companies selected this year offer services from an automation email marketing platform and virtual staging solution to a Fitbit-like program to help agents achieve their financial goals. 

The following companies were selected to be part of the 2018 REach class: 

  • Active Pipe: Provides an email marketing automation platform for the real estate industry. 
  • BoxBrownie.com: Offers high-quality photo editing, virtual staging, floor plan redraws, and computer-generated imagery, or CGI, renders at competitive prices.
  • CurbCall: Offers a mobile, on-demand lead routing technology that allows agents to instantly and safely connect with consumers. 
  • Glide: Provides professional, full-service transaction coordination backed by modern technology, which saves time, enhances compliance, and dramatically improves client service. 
  • Hurdlr: Like a Fitbit for agents’ financial performance, Hurdlr helps agents hit their income goals by providing  automated tracking and proactive guidance.
  • RealKey:  Offers a browser-based transaction management system that brings all parts of homebuying and getting a mortgage into a single unified portal where all communication, updates, information, and documentation collection are automated.   
  • Quigler: Delivers a compliance checklist in an agent app, which gives consumers process transparency, accountability, and instantaneous communication.  
  • zavvie: Offers a turnkey hyperlocal marketing system for agents, teams, and brokerages that helps generate listings and increases commissions.

Past classes of REach have, on average, doubled their customer base and raised more than $200 million in financing after being accepted into the program.

“To remain at the forefront of business and technology solutions in real estate, my goal as CEO of NAR is to actively partner with and invest in outside technology companies,” says Bob Goldberg, NAR’s CEO.  

Source: National Association of REALTORS®