Inman News Announces That Twenty-Five Innovative Companies Will Participate in Start-Up Alley

Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — Inman News™, the leader in independent real estate and technology news, announced that twenty-five companies are participating in Start-Up Alley at Real Estate Connect® New York City, January 16-18.

”Start-ups are the heart and soul of Real Estate Connect. We are honored that so many companies launch at Connect, many of whom go on to do great things, changing the real estate industry,” said Brad Inman, founder and publisher, Inman News.

Real Estate Connect® is the industry's premier technology confab. A record number of leading real estate brokers, C-level executives, entrepreneurs, journalists, analysts and investors from around the globe are already registered to attend.

Companies featured in Start-Up Alley will include:

Appraiser5 Appraiser5 is a mobile application designed to help real estate professionals find quick and accurate property information for all 3,033 US counties; such as property details, tax info, school districts, and flood zones. The app will be available on both Apple and Android devices as well as any personal computer.

Benutech Benutech is focused on streamlining business processes in the real estate industry, including: research, relationship management, disclosure management and marketing. Benutech was founded with a commitment and dedication to revolutionize the real estate industry through the creation and implementation of advanced and intuitive business systems.

Contactually Contactually is a new relationship management system built for Realtors. Contactually’s system automates follow-up processes, allows Realtors to generate an address book of social contacts, and creates an interaction history to see prior conversations.

EZ Coordinator EZ Coordinator is a free tool for agents which allows them to manage their real estate transactions online. It includes document storage, e-signatures using DocuSign, task management, Google calendar and contacts integration.

FileSpout FileSpout helps marketing departments manage an entire brokerage’s listing media in a secure cloud-based application. Eliminate email, FTP and chaos. With FileSpout, you can seamlessly upload, manage, download, share, search and edit your photos, docs and other listing media.

Happy Inspector Happy Inspector is a property inspection application for the iPad that agents can use to help automate their home inspections — simplifying the process and reducing the need for manual entry.

Hearsay Social Hearsay Social’s platform allows enterprises, including real estate brokerages and franchises, to empower their salespeople, franchisees and agents to build customer relationships and bolster their brand across all major social networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and foursquare.

HomeLight HomeLight is a way for agents to source new business and showcase their skills to the world. HomeLight analyzes an agent’s actual sales data and client reviews to provide them a free online profile that portrays their strengths and instills trust in prospective clients.

HOMEZADA HomeZada is an online home organization application where homeowners can track home inventory, home maintenance and home improvements projects. Real estate professionals can gift this solution to their clients with custom branding creating customer loyalty and online marketing opportunities.

HubZu Hubzu is a real estate marketplace that makes it easy to buy and sell homes online – start to finish. Their innovative auction platform can help brokers and agents sell faster and keep their commission.

imageSurge imageSurge is a U.S. developer of interactive digital display and kiosk solutions for the real estate industry. Their Interactive Real Estate Storefront offers a touch-interactive product capable of operating through any type of commercial window glass. Features include sunlight-readability, MLS integration, lead capture, user analytics.

Inspection Manager Inspection Manager was developed to replace the paper based forms of a property condition inspection with an electronic application that allows real estate professionals to manage and view their inspections, mark off conditions, take photos and mark off any areas of concern, then synchronise to the web to print a pre-formatted, professional pdf report. ListedBy is a free, online real estate marketplace and social network with live bidding auction and 'Best Offer' functionality. Buyers, sellers, real estate professionals and service providers join ListedBy to network and to list, research, buy and sell real estate assets in a collaborative, transparent environment. allows real estate professionals to communicate with their clients via a branded, daily email aggregated from 817 deal web sites. Clients can personalize their profile to receive deals they are interested in.

myShortTrack myShortTrack lets agents and brokers control transactions with less effort by bringing information, documents, and people together with permissions-based access while providing process management and automation, enabling professionals to focus on the communication and actions that keep deals on track.

Nest4Less Nest4Less is a free platform that allows agents to share home and family-related promotions with their sphere and expand their referral network through social sharing of these promotions. Agents can use this platform as a way to stay in touch with their sphere through social media and/or e-mail.

NuOffer NuOffer brings real estate negotiation into the 21st century, allowing agents to create and submit offers in fully digital form. Agents can receive digital counter offers – then sort, filter and analyze them on NuOffer’s mobile platform.

Onvedeo Onvedeo, an emerging video platform for Real Estate, has the goal of making video a standard in all real estate and rental postings. Onvedeo provides agents and property managers tools to easily and effectively book video professionals, record, and distribute videos through the mobile application, website, and classifieds sites

Placester Placester provides turn-key real estate websites in minutes. Featuring more than 85% MLS coverage, their beautiful designs can be easily customized to showcase a real estate professional’s brand. Each site comes ready to go with the tools for SEO, lead capture and more including: listing pages, neighborhood pages, blogs, galleries and social media integrations. RealtyConnection was founded to reduce the expense and time spent on recruiting. The RealtyConnection platform puts a company’s information in front of real estate agents looking for a new office.

Reesio Reesio combines the steps of the real estate transaction allowing agents, clients, and third parties to electronically sign and share real estate documents, and manage property showings, offers, messages, and document storage in one place.

Secure Show Secure Show® was designed with safety in mind. A simple I.D. verification process allows real estate professionals and landlords the opportunity to know who they’re going to meet with before meeting face-to-face.

Sensopia Sensopia’s MagicPlan allows users to make a floor plan with pictures from a mobile device, eliminating the need to measure and draw. MagicPlan counts more than 3 million downloads, and was “App of the week” in 92 countries.

Videolicious With Videolicious, real estate professionals can use their phone, tablet or desktop to make videos. Users choose the shots to include and Videolicious does the rest—producing a professional-quality video in seconds. Nearly one million individuals and busines


Laura Monroe
Inman News