About Patrick Healy

Patrick Healy is the founder of Phacient. He has spent the last 7+ years in real estate technology and data. He's is fascinated with decision making and efficiency. Patrick organizes the Lucky Strikers Social Media Club and RE BarCamp in New York City, likes to tinker with just about anything he can get his hands on and is quite the foodie. You can email him here.

Being Logical in an Illogical World

Sometimes you have to throw logic out the window. I have many conversations with people about their businesses. I try to keep things lighthearted and not get too too serious about any subject. Sadly, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, I don’t have any conversations where the outcome will truly affect the […]

Happy Birthday Google+ – 17 Interesting G+ Facts

So Google+ turns a year old. 17 interesting things you should know. So after a short writing hiatus due to moving, work, and life I figure it’s appropriate to break my fast by writing about a subject very near and dear to my heart – Google+. As I sit here and write this on the […]

Why Do You Want to be on Page One of Google?

Last week I was lucky enough to attend Blog World and New Media Expo. As the name (or former name) alludes, there is a strong and almost exclusive focus on content. Just about every session I sat in had some mention of SEO. The timing of the conference couldn’t have been better since I’ve gotten […]

Social Advertising: Pay for Your Facebook Page? Google Places Moves into Google+

So some pretty interesting things happened this week in terms of social media, user experience and advertising. After taking much of this activity in, I’ve made some realizations. I was reading a very thought provoking post by David Berkowitz where he asks the question, “Is Social Advertising Broken?”. I’ve thought for some time that Facebook […]

Google Makes Big Moves – Bigger Than You May Realize

In case you haven’t been paying attention, this week has been a pretty huge week for Google. They have made some big announcements that, I think, will have some pretty big influence on the future of technology. They may not seem like much on the surface or by themselves but when you see them all […]

Do I Need a Facebook Page?

With the recent Facebook IPO and all of the hubbub about the company, I’m sure many small businesses are revisiting the question that they have asked themselves time and time again – ‘Do I need a Facebook page for my business’? I wish there was a better answer but really my best is, “It depends”. […]

Why Craigslist Needs to Raise Their Fees – at Least for Real Estate

So I have a lot of friends that are real estate professionals – and by professionals I MEAN professionals. These people pride themselves on their work and reputations which – I have learned – is really all you have in this business.  It really bothers me that, as a whole, real estate people are not […]

The Ugly Side of Facebook Apps

So I’m up on Facebook the other day Have you noticed lately there are things in your Facebook news feed that are labeled “Trending Articles”? They are generally a small group of rolled up story/news links from popular sites like Yahoo or the Washington Post that your friends are “currently reading”. This alludes that they […]

Am I Obsessed? A Fan? Or Just Right From The Beginning?

The New Phone is Here! The New Phone is Here! I know, it sounds like a scene starring Navin R. Johnson but I just can’t help it. I got a new phone –finally. I’ve been tormented by a jail broken iPhone 3GS for longer than I care to admit to. In Apple’s defense, they don’t […]

How Get More Out of Google+ Status Updates and Posts

Even though Google+ is in its infancy, they had the insight to build in a few Easter eggs for us true nerds to figure out and play with. Many of us have been observing that one of the nice things about the platform is that is actually has the ability to be used for blogging. […]