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Going paperless image via Shutterstock. Dotloop joins LeadingRE's preferred vendor program

Dotloop joins LeadingRE's preferred vendor program

The more than 500 real estate brokerages that belong to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World now have access to dotloop’s broker platform at an initial annual discount and other perks with the addition of the transaction management platfo...
By Paul Hagey | 13 hours ago
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Inman News Demo Day with SmartZip [webinar replay]

Did you miss the Inman News Demo Day with SmartZip? Catch the replay here and learn how predictive analytics is moving agents to the front of the line with sellers ......
By Laura Monroe | 18 hours ago
Content rules image via Shutterstock. 5 content marketing rules to attract better real estate leads

5 content marketing rules to attract better real estate leads

Use these five content marketing rules to amp up your real estate lead generation process. When it comes to creating a winning lead generation strategy, content marketing does rule! There is considerable work involved, but any inbound marketing st...
By Rob Wachter | 18 hours ago
Content rules image via Shutterstock. 5 content marketing rules to attract better real estate leads

5 content marketing rules to attract better real estate leads

Use these five content marketing rules to amp up your real estate lead generation process. When it comes to creating a winning lead generation strategy, content marketing does rule! There is considerable work involved, but any inbound marketing st...
By Rob Wachter | 18 hours ago
Sample WebsiteBox postcard New app grabs MLS data for print marketing campaigns

New app grabs MLS data for print marketing campaigns

Print marketing is not dead, and apparently even the newest companies are getting in on the action. Real estate tech startup WebsiteBox is now offering its agent and broker website customers an app that will help them create their own ......
By Inman News | 18 hours ago
32Best Agent-ranking site crunches online reviews, social media

Agent-ranking site crunches online reviews, social media

The roots of many real estate tech startups can be traced back to experiences that left sour tastes in the mouths of their founders. That makes the origins of 32Best somewhat unusual. It sprouted from a real estate success story. Deidre ......
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Vault image via Shutterstock. Regulators promise thaw in mortgage credit

Regulators promise thaw in mortgage credit

Regulators who oversee Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration are telling mortgage lenders that they’re ready to cut them some slack, and mortgage lenders say they’re ready to run with the ball. Speaking at the Mor...
By Inman News | Monday, October 20, 2014
Sea of homes image via Shutterstock. Fewer homes for sale in most markets

Fewer homes for sale in most markets

The number of homes listed for sale on realtor.com was down 2.7 percent from a year ago in September, to 1.87 million, as inventories fell in 60 percent of 144 markets tracked, according to statistics released today. Seasonal factors contributed to a...
By Inman News | Monday, October 20, 2014
era design tool Tool lets buyers virtually redecorate ERA Real Estate's luxury listings

Tool lets buyers virtually redecorate ERA Real Estate's luxury listings

Imagine you’re browsing listing photos online. The living room of a house you’re interested in looks spacious enough, but its beige walls and worn-out couch make the place look depressing. You wonder, for a moment, what the space might lo...
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, October 20, 2014
Leads image via Shutterstock. Lead 'nurturing' platform now offered as stand-alone software

Lead 'nurturing' platform now offered as stand-alone software

Zurple is now making its lead conversion platform available to agents for $49 a month as a stand-alone software package, without requiring that they buy leads from the company. The new offering, “Conversations by Zurple,” integrates with ...
By Inman News | Monday, October 20, 2014
Growth image via Shutterstock. Mortgage lending startup gets $1.5M boost from investors

Mortgage lending startup gets $1.5M boost from investors

Mortgage lending startup Lenda has raised $1.54 million in seed funding the company says it will use to expand into new markets. The San Francisco-based firm launched a platform in July to allow borrowers to complete the home loan process online .....
By Inman News | Monday, October 20, 2014
Multitasking image via Shutterstock. 5 self-care tips to hit peak performance

5 self-care tips to hit peak performance

Are you undermining your success with unconscious behaviors that are actually hurting your attention and simultaneously diminishing the gray matter in your brain? If you’re ready to shift to peak performance mode, a few simple tweaks may be all you...
By Bernice Ross | Monday, October 20, 2014
red_door2 11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain

11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain

Did you know about New York's bizarre seller disclosures or who owns the world's most lucrative commercial real estate portfolio? Prepare to get your mind blown ......
By Seth Williams | Monday, October 20, 2014
red_door2 11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain

11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain

Did you know about New York's bizarre seller disclosures or who owns the world's most lucrative commercial real estate portfolio? Prepare to get your mind blown ......
By Seth Williams | Monday, October 20, 2014
Armed real estate agent image via Shutterstock. Bad things can happen to good people even if they are armed

Bad things can happen to good people even if they are armed

The death of a real estate agent who was murdered on the job led to a raft of articles and emails about apps designed to keep real estate agents safe. Using an app to let friends know where you are ......
By Teresa Boardman | Monday, October 20, 2014
Screen shot of BHHS New England listing on realtor.com with Showcase Listing Enhancements. See a more detailed breakdown of enhanced versus basic realtor.com listings here. New England brokerage will pay to 'enhance' realtor.com listings

New England brokerage will pay to 'enhance' realtor.com listings

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties will pay to “enhance” listings sent to realtor.com by the brokerage’s 1,500 agents in 50 offices across Connecticut and Rhode Island. Realtor.com’s “Showcase Listing...
By Inman News | Friday, October 17, 2014
Mortgaged home image via Shutterstock. Suddenly, Ellie Mae is a $1B company

Suddenly, Ellie Mae is a $1B company

Shares in fast-growing mortgage industry software developer Ellie Mae hit an all-time high today, pushing the Pleasanton, California-based company’s market capitalization over the $1 billion mark. Bloomberg News has reported that the convergenc...
By Inman News | Friday, October 17, 2014
Cleared for takeoff image via Shutterstock. Europe's predicament puts Fed in a pickle

Europe's predicament puts Fed in a pickle

The ride wild in stock markets this week was not about the U.S. economy or mortgage rates, which are just about back to where they were before the circus. Pay as little attention as possible to the stock market. It enjoyed a one-way rally for three y...
By Lou Barnes | Friday, October 17, 2014