We’re coming to you live from the 5th annual Realogy FWD event – this year we have 15 unique tech startups helping to shape the future of real estate. Tune in throughout the day as we showcase the latest in innovation.
Realogy is the largest real estate company in the world, owning major brands such as Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Sotheby’s, ERA, Better Homes & Gardens and more, and they want to get a leg up on tech, which is why 5 years ago, they launched the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit, where emerging tech companies have a chance to compete and present their product/services to a live audience of voters. The prize? The honor of being dubbed the most innovative tech product/service within the real estate industry.
Hundreds of companies applied, and Verse was one of only 15 finalists.
We’re excited to announce that Verse won 2nd place in the competition!
Our Founders David and Avi Tal sparked excitement and put on an incredible presentation to all in attendance.
“We would like to express what a privilege it was to compete with all of the other companies who are also pioneering the evolution of real estate tech. All participants share the same objective: to make real estate agents more productive and improve the consumer experience for all.” -David Tal
It was a sincere honor and an exciting milestone to be recognized as the #6 Fastest Growing Company in San Diego.
During the celebration, in the midst of the confetti, flying corks, and break-dancing astronauts, someone suddenly shouted: “Wait! We just received an email from Inc 5000!”
This year is their 36th annual Inc. 5000: The most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized businesses.
Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
And, stacked up against thousands of competitors, we earned the 894thspot in the nation!
To be recognized in any way by such nationally renowned powerhouse is an accomplishment that defies words, and we are so grateful!
This month, I had the great honor of presenting Verse at Inman Connect in San Francisco to a group of 2,500+ of our industry’s brightest minds and thought leaders. I was able to share how Verse is shaping the way businesses communicate with their online consumers, and how we’re bringing back the human connection that has been eroded over time with human-replacing technologies.
Throughout the week, I connected with hundreds of people on a 1-on-1 basis and learned what brokers, teams, and agents need help with the most. Namely, they need help with engaging their potential clients quickly and following up. This is where they see the most waste and where Verse can step in to provide much needed back up, support, and help increase conversions.
Having been previously featured in Inman News, it was an honor to speak to their audience directly and share why we’re so passionate about what we do every single day!
…[We] continue to evolve what we have. We never settle and have a culture of continuous innovation. We want to be so far ahead in first place that everyone else is competing for 2nd.
Earlier this week, David Tal – our CEO – took part in a bare-all podcast, providing an inside look to Verse and recounting his meteoric rise to being the Most Admired CEO of an explosively successful real estate tech company.
In a brand new segment titled “Stay Wealthy, San Diego”, Taylor Schulte breaks bread with the brightest leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators that San Diego has to offer. During his special appearance, David:
shares the motivation behind our concierge service
breaks down the secret to our innovative qualification process
details his experience in securing over $5 million from venture capitalists,
imparts crucial advice for young entrepreneurs,
and, most importantly, discusses how it all stands to benefit the Realtors® within Verse’s network!
Learn more about David’s backstory, and get a behind the scenes peek at how the formula for success was (and continues to be) developed!
Verse is proud to announce our new and improved Follow Up Boss integration!
This highly requested feature is a big step forward in the Verse platform because Agents now have the ability to receive real time updates from the Verse team directly onto their Follow Up Boss CRM dashboard.
Key Features Include:
Real time updates from Verse in your Follow Up Boss Dashboard
“Technology can enable and enhance, but never replace the power of the human connection.”
In this feature by Forbes, representatives of their Technology Council discuss what executives need to change in order to achieve the best results. David Tal – fellow council member, CEO and pioneer within the real estate world – reveals his secret to success.
Find out the full story by clicking below (and don’t forget to share it with your favorite Realtor).