About Kevin Lisota

Kevin Lisota is CEO & Co-Founder of findwell, a Seattle real estate startup, and was a product manager at Microsoft back when smartphones and tablet computers were new concepts.

Zillow for Pros

Zillow buying Trulia: An industry perspective

Zillow announced that it plans to buy Trulia today for $3.5 billion, positioning the combined company as the unquestioned leader in the online real estate space. What does this deal mean for the real estate industry? And, more specifically, what does it mean for the real estate brokerages and agents who are their paying customers like… Read More

icann generic top level domains

Buying a new gTLD domain name? The process .sucks

  Up until this year, buying a domain name was pretty straightforward. With one or two accounts at registrars like GoDaddy or namecheap, you could buy just about any domain extension. Transferring domain names was also relatively easy. However, this year brings us the release of more than 600 new domain extensions from ICANN. Stuff like… Read More

Ballmer Matrix

The spirit of Steve Ballmer is irreplaceable at Microsoft

Guest Commentary: My first experience with Steve Ballmer was the day Visio was acquired by Microsoft. All of us Visio employees were in a conference room in Redmond to be welcomed to the company. SteveB was quietly sitting on the floor, reviewing his notes. When he was introduced, he stood up and exploded with excitement,… Read More


Bootstrap 3 launches, easing development of responsive websites

Bootstrap, the wildly popular front-end framework for web development, launched version 3 this week, promising to make it easier to develop responsive websites that look great whether viewed on a phone, tablet or desktop screen. For web developers familiar with Bootstrap, version 3 is a fairly major change. They’ve totally revamped the grid system and gone all-responsive. The fixed… Read More