Real Estate Investment Software: The ProAPOD® Story

Colleagues know me best as a real estate professional, loving father, proud grandparent, and football fanatic.

They tend to find it remarkable, therefore, that I developed ProAPOD® Real Estate Investment Software. After all, most of my friends and colleagues know me as (shall we say) just a normal guy, not a computer geek.

Truth is, though, that I am just a normal guy with a zest for creativity, a touch of perfectionism, and a love of teaching. Of course, I never imagined that those three attributes could find fulfillment in the development of real estate investment software. But it does.

ProAPOD® requires tons of creativity, from the software itself to its website, and elements that must work perfectly; my itch to teach is not as obvious, but I honestly do enjoy informing real estate agents and investors about real estate investing, and ways to evaluate investment real estate easily.

Okay, so how did it happen? How did a normal guy who played semi-pro baseball and later became a member of a garage band become a real estate professional, slash, real estate investment software developer?

It Started With a Spreadsheet

Shortly after purchasing my first computer in 1995, I discovered the power of spreadsheets thanks to Microsoft Excel. This in turn virtually opened my eyes to the possibilities of creating a software solution to assist me with my multifamily property real estate business. It was magical.

When colleagues begin to rave about my reports it got me to thinking. So I created a plan to develop real estate investment software that would accomplish three things: Omit the weaknesses I discovered in other software; capture the benefits I discovered in other software; sell more affordably than other software.

ProAPOD® Real Estate Investment Software was born and distributed six exhausting months later.

Since that time ProAPOD® has been featured by REALTOR®Magazine (May 2003), is used by real estate agents and investors nationwide from Manhattan to Hawaii, was selected by Southwestern College (Kansas) to provide calculator software to its Corporate Finance students, and more recently distributed real estate investment software solutions to users in Switzerland, Canada, Jordan, and China.

It’s not always easy, and you won’t read about me in Forbes, but it is fun. Thank you for your support, customers. Here’s to your success.

James Kobzeff

James Kobzeff has over thirty years experience as a realtor and investment real estate specialist. He is the developer of ProAPOD real estate investment software and freely shares his real estate investing articles.