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Industry vet Jim Secord introduces new venture to real estate.

Jim Secord
I had a chance to catch up with Jim Secord the other day. Jim is an industry vet who’s last gig was at Kurio (he remains as an advisor to the firm).

Jim had been in the real estate technology business for over 17 years. He’s first gig was at T3 where he worked on one of the first online MLS systems (which later became GTE’s System 4). He left Kurio in 2012 and now he’s now is the CEO of a start-up called Kashoo, which creates online accounting software for small businesses. Not such a stretch since he did work for Simply Accounting before his gig at T3. Kashoo now has the #1 business accounting software for the iPad on Apple’s App Store.

Recently Kashoo was added to Metrolist Marketplace (See full press release below). I encourage everyone to go check it out. Best of luck Jim!


Metrolist Realtors®: Kashoo and Metrolist Are Partnering Up to Soothe Your Accounting & Bookkeeping Headaches

Denver Colorado – June 26, 2012 – For Realtors®, accounting and bookkeeping are massive headaches. Recognizing this, and in the spirit of giving Agents a break, Kashoo, a provider of small business cloud accounting software, and Metrolist Marketplace, are teaming up to bring Kashoo Online Accounting to real estate professionals on the go. Any broker wanting to simplify their accounting and save money doing it can get Kashoo from Metrolist’s Marketplace.

“We’re collectively giving Agents the ability to run their bookkeeping in a simple and efficient way,” said Kashoo CEO, Jim Secord. “And what’s really great about it is that this is all cloud-based. You can quickly and easily move your accounting and bookkeeping from a shoebox or spreadsheet into Kashoo online and tackle real-time invoicing, bill pay, general ledger, bank reconciliation, financial reporting and so much more from wherever you are – either on a computer or your iPad through Kashoo’s iPad app that is currently the #1 Small Business Accounting App in the world – and it’s included in your monthly fee for Kashoo.

“We’re pleased to be able to add products like Kashoo’s Online Accounting system to the Marketplace,” stated Kirby Slunaker, Metrolist President & CEO. “Sourcing products that can help our members simplify their business processes is our main focus with the Marketplace. We provide a convenient way for our members to find and purchase products like this, so they have more time to do what they love the most – help buyers and sellers connect.”

About Kashoo
Kashoo is simple cloud accounting software for entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, small business owners, and accountants and bookkeepers. The software is available in over 150 countries, and theKashoo iPad app is the iPad’s No. 1 accounting application. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kashoo was recently named the 2012 “Most Promising Startup” by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association. To learn more, visit http://kashoo.com.

About Metrolist
Metrolist is the largest MLS in the state of Colorado, supporting the largest network of Realtors® with the most comprehensive database of real property listings throughout the Front Range. Realtor-owned since 1984, Metrolist provides leading technology solutions to real estate agents and brokers to better serve buyers and sellers. More information about Metrolist is available at www.metrolist.com. Metrolist provides a broad database of real property listings for real estate brokers to better serve buyers and sellers. Metrolist serves five Realtor associations: Aurora Association of Realtors, Douglas/Elbert Realtor Association, Mountain Metro Association of Realtors, South Metro Denver Realtor Association, and the Unified Association of Realtors (formerly Denver Board of Realtors, Jefferson County Association of Realtors, and North Metro Denver Realtor Association).

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