What the Top Leaders in the Industry are Saying About Their Favorite Tech Sites

It seems every day, more and more real estate professionals are embracing technology. With all the buzz about new startups, tools and funding in the sector, we decided to ask a few of the leading thought leaders in the industry about some of their personal favorites:

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

3. What is your favorite social media site?

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

Nick Romito - Founder, View The Space (VTS)

Connect with Nick: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

My favorite real estate app is definitely Hotel Tonight. I live on airplanes so booking great hotels as a deep discount in seconds is a lifesaver.

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

I use my iPhone for pretty much everything.

3. What is your favorite social media site?

In terms of Social, I'm a big Instagram fan.

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is Surfline.com, I'd always rather be surfing.

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

I'm living this one everyday, there's no place I'd rather be than the platform the entire CRE community is standing behind, VTS.

Jeremy Neuer - Senior VP, CBRE

Connect with Jeremy: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

The News Funnel and Hightower.  The News Funnel keeps me up to date on the news of the day and Hightower allows me to be up to date with the leasing activity within the landlord rep side of my practice. Both provide up to the minute information at the tip of my fingers. How can you not love that?

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

iPhone 6 Plus.  I tried the Samsung, but came back to the iPhone after a year and I love the larger screen.  Maps and video are so much easier to read.

3. What is your favorite social media site?

Facebook. Lots of noise on Twitter and LinkedIn. Facebook is great for keeping up with friends and family and showing off pictures of my kids.

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

Not sure I have one other than Facebook. I do spend too much time on CharityBuzz looking at expensive things I’ll never buy.

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

TNF so I could hang out with Michael Beckerman.  If not there, I’d want to work at a sports site like Grantland.

Jonathan Wasserstrum - Founder, TheSquareFoot

Connect with Jonathan: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

Apto

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

iPhone 6

3. What is your favorite social media site?

Digg

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

www.seriouseats.com

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

The News Funnel because real estate is the best industry, so why look elsewhere?

Stefan Martinovic - Founder, CREATE

Connect with Stefan: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

MagicPlan

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

iPhone 6

3. What is your favorite social media site?

LinkedIn

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

Buzzfeed

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

Create.io (oh wait, I do!)

Allen Buchanan- Principal, Lee & Associates

Connect with Allen: Twitter, LinkedIn, Website

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

I use CoStar Go quite frequently but my News Funnel App is a close second.

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

I literally sleep with my iPad…well not really, but my wife has accused me of that. I just love the ease with which I can navigate to all of my sites/apps, check email, conduct social media activities…and of course record all of those Tuesday Traffic Tips!

3. What is your favorite social media site?

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter…in that order

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

Facebook. I am able to keep up with friends, family and events. I get a lot of my sports news from Facebook. I also can post pictures/videos of our goofy Labradoodle, Hank.

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

Buildout, theBrokerList, or The News Funnel…equally. Those three seem to be the BEST in class for their respective audiences and I have deep admiration for their culture and principles.

Michael Mandel- Co-Founder & CEO, CompStak

Connect with Michael: Twitter, LinkedIn

1. What is your favorite real estate app?

Well, aside from CompStak, I think there are a lot of great real estate apps out there.  I think what VTS is doing is awesome, and am excited to see what else they can build with their new Series B funding. That said, I don't use a whole lot of real estate apps anymore, I use business apps - Slack, Salesforce, Rapportive, Intercom, Google Apps, etc.

2. What device do you use most and what kind is it?

My Laptop.  It's a Macbook Pro. I have an iPhone, and an Apple watch, but I'm pretty much permanently attached to my computer.  I don't have the patience to try to do real work on a small screen.

3. What is your favorite social media site?

Facebook

4. What website is your guilty pleasure?

Facebook

5. If you could work at any tech site in the world, which one would it be and why?

COMPSTAK.  Assuming I have to choose something other than CompStak, I would have to say Tesla (although it's not really a "site").