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Keller Williams re-ups with dotloop for 5 more years

Keller Williams re-ups with dotloop for 5 more years

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Dotloop will continue to power the transaction management component of Keller Williams Realty all-in-one tech platform for five more years, extending the firm’s partnership into 2021. Dotloop has been a Keller Williams partner since 2009, and w...
App promises to help you 'Keep' your clients

App promises to help you 'Keep' your clients

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Good real estate brokers and agents get a heck of a lot of business from repeat clients and referrals, but they might get even more if they had an easy way to stay in touch. Agents call it staying “top ......
Agent safety apps leverage real estate community

Agent safety apps leverage real estate community

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NEW YORK — Let’s face it: Many real estate agents do not vet strangers before meeting them in homes for fear of losing a sale. But in the wake of the kidnapping and killing of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly ......
Secret of successful agents: Mindset is what matters

Secret of successful agents: Mindset is what matters

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A subtle transformation is occurring in real estate. You might not notice it at first, but if you look closely, you'll see a change in perspective in today's agents, who are leaving the survival-mode thinking behind and once again reaching for the st...
Realogy chief: Brand still king

Realogy chief: Brand still king

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NEW YORK — Brand awareness drives brokerage and franchise giant Realogy’s success, CEO and Chairman Richard Smith says. Realogy owns NRT LLC, the largest brokerage in the U.S., and some of the country’s largest franchise brands, i...
Car-dependent Texans get search-by-commute tool

Car-dependent Texans get search-by-commute tool

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With an eye on attracting prospective homebuyers, the Houston Association of Realtors has rolled out a search-by-commute tool on its new statewide website. “We operate under a ‘give the consumer what they want’ perspective at HAR,&#...
Rupert Murdoch: ‘What the hell does Zillow mean?’

Rupert Murdoch: ‘What the hell does Zillow mean?’

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NEW YORK — Some real estate tech watchers have suggested that realtor.com is due for a name change, arguing that the label doesn’t deliver enough marketing oomph. But Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp., the media conglomerate th...
2 devices that will reinvent home tours

2 devices that will reinvent home tours

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NEW YORK — Two devices currently under development will reinvent the way buyers tour listings, according to Dave Eisenberg, CEO of 3-D provider Floored. The first is Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset. The device will let users explore ...
Master real estate inbound marketing in 3 steps

Master real estate inbound marketing in 3 steps

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It doesn't take a visionary to see the beautiful overlap between being "inbound" and being a real estate agent, but Inbound marketing is not a turnkey solution to growth. It requires persistence and dedication to a certain way of doing business to re...
Darren Bailey: 'Tech needs to catch up quickly to provide brokers and agents the modern experience they deserve'

Darren Bailey: 'Tech needs to catch up quickly to provide brokers and agents the modern experience they deserve'

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"As technology providers, we continue to face rapid advances and frequent disruption in our field," says the With the advent of the Internet of Things, individuals are now expecting their enterprise applications to look, work and act like their pers...
Dead or alive? Print as a real estate marketing tool

Dead or alive? Print as a real estate marketing tool

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We recently surveyed real estate professionals about print marketing attitudes, including questions about where they spent their print dollars and where they would devote more money if they could. Starting off with the big question, we asked responde...
Shrinking inventories could end up pricing more buyers out of the market

Shrinking inventories could end up pricing more buyers out of the market

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The number of homes on the market fell for the first time in 16 months in December, hinting at a potential acceleration in home prices in the months ahead. That might be good news for sellers, but not for buyers ......
Tech companies sound off on frustrations with MLSs

Tech companies sound off on frustrations with MLSs

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NEW YORK — There’s a lot of talk in the industry about building tools to improve the efficiency of real estate transactions. But what happens when a tool designed to do that confronts the inefficiency of the industry itself? Frustration, ...
11 startups that are out to change the business of real estate

11 startups that are out to change the business of real estate

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NEW YORK — Eleven real estate startups pitched their big ideas to the Real Estate Connect New York City crowd today. Here’s what they are up to: Rentity: Rentity connects renters who are moving out of a place with those who are lookin...
Consumers will decide who is king of the online real estate mountain

Consumers will decide who is king of the online real estate mountain

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NEW YORK — When Zillow closes its acquisition of Trulia, which Wall Street expects to happen any day now, the megaportal will square off with realtor.com operator Move Inc., which will be determined to unseat the king of the online real estat...
Big data tools can have placebo effect

Big data tools can have placebo effect

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NEW YORK — Big data tools in real estate may be suffering from “shiny object syndrome,” according to Todd Carpenter, managing director of the National Association of Realtors’ data analytics group. Charmed by such systems’ promise t...
Tool tracks listing performance on more than 70 international sites

Tool tracks listing performance on more than 70 international sites

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Agents and brokers who advertise their listings through global syndicator Previsite are now tracking listing performance on more than 70 portals worldwide through a partnership with real estate software development firm ListTrac. Fourteen multiple li...
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