Top 3 reasons we’re attending Real Estate Connect

Real Estate Connect creates the two biggest real estate technology gatherings of the year. But, it’s much more than that.  As regular conference attendees, we know it’s about new ideas, debates, consumer issues, and connecting with old and new friends. All of which have enhanced the trajectory of our entrepreneurial company.

Here are the top three reasons we wouldn’t miss it this year:

Startup Alley: Every company started somewhere! We appreciate the opportunity to talk to new startups who are solving problems, improving customer experiences and developing new technologies. In 2009, we were one of those start ups—one of 16 in the first ever Startup Alley. The event inspired a strategic decision to integrate Down Payment Resource into MLS property data, which became our core service. (Check out our list of partners today!)

2014 Innovator Awards: We were thrilled to be named the 2011 Most Innovative Technology. We wouldn’t miss this year’s presentation to get to know the up and coming people, businesses and technologies that are improving the way we do real estate.

User experience sessions: We look forward to taking in sessions dedicated to leveraging technology to improve the customer experience. What can we do to attract more homebuyers? keep reading

MLS leaders speak about benefits of Down Payment Resource

ReTechnology recently interviewed three Multiple Listing Service (MLS) leaders about why they decided to bring Down Payment Resource to their members as a core service.

Take a minute to watch the short video and hear from the following:

  • John Kynor, President, Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®
  • Douglas Kenny, Executive Director, North Carolina Mountains MLS
  • Sean Murphy, Vice President, Tucson Association of REALTORS® MLS
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These leaders say DPR builds buyer curiosity, benefits the buyer and seller side of the transaction, presents all program information in one easy-to-use format, and keeps agents central to the transaction.

Are you interested in learning how DPR can help your business or your membership? Contact us at to learn more.

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Seeing things from a new perspective

Photo-8D55D1F5-6472-4EA8-9E17-883469AEE7F4-20131123-214414-2048Recently, I took some time off to see a place that feels completely untouched from the world – the Galapagos Islands. Here’s a picture of me doing yoga on the beach there…right alongside a sea lion! Now, that was out of my comfort zone, but thrilling at the same time. It’s so refreshing to disengage from routine and see things from a different perspective.

My experience in housing and launching Down Payment Resource has been an adventure as well. I could have never predicted the ups and downs in the market and all the ways technology has changed the way we buy a home. And, yet I’m right in the middle of it all today. It’s helpful to consider the home buying process from different perspectives – what do people want, need and expect? How can we surprise and delight potential homebuyers?

I’m thankful to be part of an innovative industry and work with an experienced team to serve our customers and homebuyers well. We hope what people learn through Down Payment Resource will change their perspective on the possibility of buying a home.

Wishing you a happy New Year!

Rob ChraneRob Chrane

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