doapp_select CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app

CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app

Real estate tech and data firm CoreLogic has acquired the technology behind its mobile multiple listing service app, GoMLS, from mobile tech company DoApp Inc. Terms of the deal, which closed on Oct. 31, were not disclosed. Seven of DoApp’s .....
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
scale_select Study argues homes listed in MLS sell for more

Study argues homes listed in MLS sell for more

In 2013, homes in the Philadelphia metro area marketed in the local multiple listing service sold for between 10 and 32 percent more than properties not marketed via the MLS, according to a study from TREND MLS. The study analyzed ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Monday, November 24, 2014
Data security image via Shutterstock. Thousands of agent and broker websites shielded from data scrapers

Thousands of agent and broker websites shielded from data scrapers

Data scraping has been a problem for years in the real estate industry, inspiring copyright infringement lawsuits and the formation of intellectual property protection group REDPLAN. Now, FBS says it is the first multiple listing service platform pr...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
siamesetwins_select Dual agency not as popular as you think

Dual agency not as popular as you think

New technology has made selling listings off the local multiple listing service easier than ever for agents. From Zillow’s “Coming Soon” listings to private Facebook groups to brokerage apps that encourage in-house deals, the MLS is not the onl...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
mls Overcoming real estate 'politics' to form a regional MLS

Overcoming real estate 'politics' to form a regional MLS

It happens all the time in real estate. The appraised value of a listing doesn’t match the accepted offer and the deal falls through. But one lost deal helped catalyze something relatively rare in the industry: the merger of several ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Saturday, November 15, 2014
money NAR taps new funding source for political causes: MLSs

NAR taps new funding source for political causes: MLSs

The nation’s largest trade group has set its sights on a new source of funds for its political activities: multiple listing services. The board of directors of the million-member National Association of Realtors has approved new policies for th...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Saturday, November 15, 2014
Coming soon image via Shutterstock. New MLS listing status aimed at 'quandary' of 'Coming Soon' listings

New MLS listing status aimed at 'quandary' of 'Coming Soon' listings

The multiple listing service of the San Antonio Board of Realtors is the latest to launch a new listing status that will allow its members to add their listings to the MLS before officially putting them on the market. The ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, November 13, 2014
Home in winter image via Shutterstock. App shows what it will really cost to own that home

App shows what it will really cost to own that home

The costs of owning a home extend way beyond monthly mortgage payments. Property taxes, utility bills and commuting expenses are just a few of the other factors that affect the true cost of living in a particular home. St. Paul, ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Temptation image via Shutterstock. NAR won't rate members or impose new standards of entry

NAR won't rate members or impose new standards of entry

The National Association of Realtors will not rate its members or impose new standards of entry to join associations, but members will face higher educational requirements after a vote by the trade group’s board. The nearly 850-member NAR board...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Home search image via Shutterstock. NAR vote could give broker and agent listing websites a shot in the arm

NAR vote could give broker and agent listing websites a shot in the arm

The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors has passed policy recommendations designed to help broker listing websites become more friendly to consumers and competitive with third-party portals. With the vote, multiple listing ser...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Monday, November 10, 2014
Road closed image via Shutterstock. NAR may order MLSs to give members tools to beef up websites

NAR may order MLSs to give members tools to beef up websites

Some big changes may be coming to agent and broker listing websites that could help them compete with third-party portals and attract more homebuyers. A committee of the National Association of Realtors will consider policy recommendations this week ...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, November 6, 2014
Listing data image via Shutterstock. Real estate tech developers invited to 'plug in' to access data from 100,000 agents

Real estate tech developers invited to 'plug in' to access data from 100,000 agents

Real estate agents can spend a lot of time entering and re-entering their contact and listing information into multiple apps and tools they use to do business. Real estate tech firm FBS has come up with a solution it hopes will help the ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Downtown Charlotte, North Carolina image via Shutterstock. ShowingTime inks biggest MLS deal to date

ShowingTime inks biggest MLS deal to date

Showing management technology service ShowingTime has inked its biggest deal with a multiple listing service to date, wooing a North Carolina-based MLS away from a competitor. Carolina Multiple Listing Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of th...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Friday, October 31, 2014
Coming soon image via Shutterstock. Big MLSs on both coasts rolling out 'Coming Soon' listings

Big MLSs on both coasts rolling out 'Coming Soon' listings

Two major multiple listing services on opposite sides of the country will be among the first to launch a “Coming Soon” listing status to help agents generate interest for their listings before they’re ready to sell. Rockville, Ma...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia image via Shutterstock. Black Knight signs first Canadian MLS deal and it's a big one

Black Knight signs first Canadian MLS deal and it's a big one

Black Knight Financial Services has signed its first multiple listing service deal in Canada with a group of associations representing more than 17,000 real estate professionals in western Canada. Together, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver,...
By Inman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sandicormls.com home page San Diego MLS rolls out new consumer-facing real estate search site

San Diego MLS rolls out new consumer-facing real estate search site

Sandicor Inc., one of the largest multiple listing services in California, has launched a new public-facing property search portal with responsive design and a common search interface for consumers and real estate professionals. The site, Sandicormls...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Friday, October 24, 2014
Calgary, Alberta, skyline image via Shutterstock. CoreLogic's Matrix now serving more than 300,000

CoreLogic's Matrix now serving more than 300,000

A Canadian real estate trade group is the latest to sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix multiple listing service platform, adding to the more than 300,000 real estate professionals using the platform. The 5,200-member Calgary Real Estate Board has s...
By Inman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
My REcolorado Listing Metrics dashboard MLSs helping members track listing performance

MLSs helping members track listing performance

The 16,000 members of Colorado’s largest multiple listing service, Metrolist, can now track their listing performance on the MLS’s public website through a dashboard from real estate software startup Vendigi. Vendigi launched its free l...
By Inman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014