Do not make a play on the typical "real estate" style logos where you provide homes. This is a technology startup and should have a logo that is modern and matches this idea.
Do try to make it apparent when using a symbol that it is a real estate industry company.
Do look at the following companies for inspiration on how they succeeded with their logos: 1) Zillow, 2) Trulia, 3) HGTV, 4) Porch, 5) Nextdoor
For inspiration to visualize what I am trying to achieve, look at: Porch.com, homelight.com, Solopro.com (they all achieved what I am looking for).
**NOTE ON COLORS
Lighter flat colors are preferred.
***Please try to utilize a logo that has the symbol to the left of the company name (as portrayed in the examples listed above + all of the design examples listed).