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Wireless intelligent real estate electronic lock box

An intelligent real estate system including an intelligent real estate sign having embedded processing functionality and a wireless communication device capable of receiving wireless electronic queries and programming instructions and for communicating with local and remote information sources about a real estate property and with controlling agents for reporting status. Further included is an electronic lock box controlling access to the real estate property and having an embedded wireless communication device capable of receiving messages and control signals from the real estate sign and from a property owner/occupant and/or real estate agents for reporting status. An earth battery may also be included, at least partially contained within the real estate sign and supplying power to the real estate sign.

Electronic real estate bartering system


A real estate bartering system implements barters between a plurality of parties each having one or more classes of items available for barter. Preferably, barter orders are created by designating a selected quantity of a first class of items to be bartered, designating a date range for transferring title of the first class items to be bartered, designating a barter value of the first class of items to be bartered, and designating a second class of items to be acquired. Barter orders are posted via the Internet to a barter database and may be displayed via the Internet. Posted barter orders whose first class of items match the second class of items of a barterer's order are preferably displayed. Posted barter orders from the display are selected to effectuate a barter transaction which combines a barterer's barter order with the selected posted order(s).

System, method and computer program product for facilitating real estate transactions


A method for facilitating a real estate transaction includes engaging an initiating party in communication with an initiated party regarding a property, where the parties are engaged for an engagement period. In this regard, the initiating party can be a buyer arrangement or a seller arrangement, with the initiated party being the other of the buyer arrangement and the seller arrangement. Thereafter, the engaged parties are restricted from communicating with other buyer arrangements and seller arrangements during the engagement period. Restricting the parties thereby facilitates the parties concluding a real estate transaction regarding the property. In addition, the method can further include insuring the buyer arrangement for a period of time against a loss of income due to a default of at least one tenant if the parties conclude a real estate transaction regarding an income-producing property including at least one tenant.

System and method for managing real estate

A method of managing a real estate property on which the lease parameters of the property are established in a computer database and a computer data file of the database contains at least one user profile related to management of the property. An assignment is made in the data file of the attributes of the authority of the user relative to the management of the property. The database contains data as to each of an owner entity of the property, a property manager entity of the property, if applicable, at least one tenant entity that occupies space in the property, and one or more vendor entities that are to provide services to the property. A user profile is set for at least one user of at each of the owner entity, property manager entity, if applicable, tenant entity, and vendor entity, and at least one attribute of authority is assigned to each said user. Communication capability is provided, preferably over the Internet, between the users of the owner entity, property manager entity, if applicable, tenant entity and vendor entity to manage an provide services for the property. Each property is assigned a domain name and a property owner can manage and obtain information for one or more properties that it owns.


Wireless intelligent real estate electronic lock box
Real estate sign fastener

PAT. NO. Title
1 7,177,819 Wireless intelligent real estate electronic lock box
2 7,158,956 Electronic real estate bartering system
3 7,152,037 System, method and computer program product for facilitating real estate transactions
4 7,143,048 System and method for managing real estate
5 7,085,735 System and method for conducting the closing of a real estate sale over a computerized network
6 7,076,452 System and method for collection, distribution, and use of information in connection with commercial real estate
7 7,024,397 Method and apparatus for negotiating a real estate lease using a computer network
8 6,985,902 Method, system and apparatus for creating and accessing a hierarchical database in a format optimally suited to real estate listings
9 6,973,432 Real estate coordination program
10 6,937,419 Method and apparatus for recovering load/unload zone real estate on data storage media in data storage devices to increase a data storage capacity thereof
11 6,883,002 Real estate information exchange process and system
12 6,871,140 System and method for collection, distribution, and use of information in connection with commercial real estate
13 6,847,943 Method for formulating an investment strategy for real estate investments
14 6,766,322 Real estate disclosure reporting method
15 6,760,707 Method for advertising real estate over the internet
16 6,751,596 System and method for tracking, monitoring, and supporting self-procuring principals in real estate transactions
17 6,711,554 Method and system for managing and preparing documentation for real estate transactions
18 6,684,196 Beginning-to-end online automation of real estate transactions
19 6,668,474 Outdoor sign apparatus for real estate or other advertising purposes
20 6,636,803 Real-estate information search and retrieval system
21 6,633,875 Computer database system and method for collecting and reporting real estate property and loan performance information over a computer driven network
22 6,624,742 Wireless intelligent real estate sign and electronic lock box
23 6,615,187 Method of securitizing and trading real estate brokerage options
24 6,594,633 Real estate computer network
25 6,564,190 Method and formulating an investment strategy for real estate investment
26 6,484,176 System and process for providing remote interactive access to a real estate information database using a portable computing device
27 6,397,208 System and method for locating real estate in the context of points-of-interest
28 6,385,541 Global positioning-based real estate database access device and method
29 6,334,107 Method of managing a real estate unit
30 6,321,202 System and method for managing transactions relating to real estate
31 6,314,404 Method and apparatus for managing real estate brokerage referrals
32 6,292,788 Methods and investment instruments for performing tax-deferred real estate exchanges
33 6,263,601 Lighted real estate sign and method of marketing real estate
34 6,067,533 Method and apparatus for determining an optimal investment plan for distressed residential real estate loans
35 6,058,369 Method and apparatus for monitoring the strength of a real estate market and making lending and insurance decisions therefrom
36 5,959,628 Method for providing maximum screen real estate in computer controlled display systems
37 5,950,175 System for managing real estate SWAP accounts
38 5,930,775 Method and apparatus for determining an optimal investment plan for distressed residential real estate loans
39 5,867,155 Large scale distributive video on demand system for the distribution of real estate properties information
40 5,857,174 Real estate appraisal method and device for standardizing real property marketing analysis by using pre-adjusted appraised comparable sales
41 5,815,557 Homeowner key for an electronic real estate lockbox system
42 5,790,122 Method for providing maximum screen real estate in computer controlled display systems during software application navigation
43 5,736,977 Video real estate information service
44 5,680,305 System and method for evaluating real estate
45 5,636,117 Method and apparatus for monitoring the strength of a real estate market or commodity market and making lending and insurance decisions therefrom
46 5,493,786 Real estate electro tape
47 5,414,621 System and method for computing a comparative value of real estate
48 5,361,201 Real estate appraisal using predictive modeling
49 5,046,084 Electronic real estate lockbox system with improved reporting capability
50 5,032,989 Real estate search and location system and method

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