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Instagram's 'Hyperlapse' app just might revolutionalize real estate video

Instagram's 'Hyperlapse' app just might revolutionalize real estate video

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Instagram's time-lapse video app, "Hyperlapse," could be a valuable asset for real estate agents by giving them the ability to make high-quality property tours and neighborhood videos on the fly. The free app's image-stabilization technology helps us...
Savvy! Here's a crafty way brokers can milk mobile for leads

Savvy! Here's a crafty way brokers can milk mobile for leads

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San Francisco-based brokerage Zephyr may have found a crafty way to tap mobile for leads. Listing search apps are a dime a dozen these days, so brokers can find it challenging to generate new business off their branded mobile products. But Zephyr may...
What if buying and selling homes were as easy as trading stocks?

What if buying and selling homes were as easy as trading stocks?

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HomeUnion wants to level the playing field for smaller investors, helping them compete with institutional giants to identify bargain-priced single-family rental properties in markets around the country, and then buy and manage them from afar. Institu...
The user experience bar keeps getting raised higher and higher

The user experience bar keeps getting raised higher and higher

From left to right, Inman News' Laura Monroe; Michele Serro, founder and CEO, Doorsteps; Amber Feng, product lead, Stripe; and Frederick Townes, co-founder and chief technology officer, Placester.
Seems like the user experience bar gets raised a little bit higher every day. How do you keep up and deliver a delightful experience on any device? Inman News’ Laura Monroe explores the topic with three experts who know it ......
2 out of 3 house hunters research agents online

2 out of 3 house hunters research agents online

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Real estate agents have a better chance of pitching themselves to potential clients in person if they’re easy to find online, data from search giant Google shows. Half of prospective homebuyers  get serious about looking for a home 6 to ......
ReferralExchange paying for your real estate leads

ReferralExchange paying for your real estate leads

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ReferralExchange, a new referral site for real estate professionals, wants your extra leads — and it’s willing to pay you every time another agent is able to close on one. The company will take your excess leads, “scrub” them ...
12 startups that are changing the way we interact with real estate

12 startups that are changing the way we interact with real estate

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Are you ready for a glimpse into the future of real estate? Real Estate Connect's “New Kids on the Block” session and an eye-opening Agent Reboot session called “9 technologies that will change the real estate landscape forever” provided a pr...
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