Anker Charger Wanna borrow my 'lipstick'? Very cool real estate tech tips No. 5 (5 of 10)

Wanna borrow my 'lipstick'? Very cool real estate tech tips No. 5 (5 of 10)

How many times have you looked at your phone and worried that your battery is about to die? My solution to this phone battery phobia is the Anker Astro Mini Charger, or as I like to call it, "the lipstick charger." ......
By ActiveRain | Friday, April 18, 2014
Twin Design / Shutterstock.com For best social media experience, spring clean your news feeds

For best social media experience, spring clean your news feeds

Do you feel you can liken your Facebook or LinkedIn news feed to a client's hoarding nightmare? Are things appearing in front of you that you no longer have interest in? Great gems are hiding under that mess! Old clients and friends you haven't heard...
By Sue Koch | Friday, April 18, 2014
Gen Y portraits image via Shutterstock. Realtor.com finalizing new version of AgentMatch search tool

Realtor.com finalizing new version of AgentMatch search tool

AgentMatch — the agent search tool from realtor.com that ranked agents by their multiple listing service transaction stats before trials in two test markets were suspended last year — will soon have a successor. The new version of the con...
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Carpenter_Todd_ICNY_2014 When apps can predict what homes consumers will like, agents must be ready to act

When apps can predict what homes consumers will like, agents must be ready to act

Last year the National Association of Realtors announced it intended to tackle big data by launching a predictive analytics group headed by industry veteran Todd Carpenter. Why should agents care about predictive analytics — something many real...
By Inman News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Screen shot comparing a Cloud Streams listing alert with one from an MLS. W&R Studios launches MLS listing alert tool

W&R Studios launches MLS listing alert tool

W&R Studios, maker of the popular comparative market analysis tool Cloud CMA, has launched a new tool that allows agents and brokers to set up and brand multiple listing service listing alerts for their clients. Cloud Streams, which is currently ...
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Screen shot of Kunversion's Nosy Neighbor website. Kunversion CRM breaks out suite of a la carte products

Kunversion CRM breaks out suite of a la carte products

Kunversion LLC has broken out four features of its high-end consumer relationship management platform and made them available to brokers and agents on an individual, a la carte basis. Nosy Neighbor and Listing Machine help agents generate seller lea...
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Dropbox logo Dropbox: very cool real estate tech tips No. 4 (4 of 10)

Dropbox: very cool real estate tech tips No. 4 (4 of 10)

I am one of those guys who has had Dropbox for two years and had done nothing with it (same goes with Evernote, but that I will save for another time). However, when I had a problem with a closing while traveling overseas (this was when I was still a...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Data encryption image via Shutterstock. Nation's biggest MLS capable of receiving listings from secretive broker initiative

Nation's biggest MLS capable of receiving listings from secretive broker initiative

The nation’s biggest multiple listing service is one of at least three big MLSs that have the technical capability to accept listings from a hush-hush project to build a national listing database that’s backed by The Realty Alliance, a ne...
By Inman News | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pinterestrealestate 25 killer Pinterest real estate board suggestions

25 killer Pinterest real estate board suggestions

If you are just getting your feet wet with Pinterest for your real estate business, you may not know just how good the site can be as a marketing tool! You might also not realize that you need to have a variety of boards posted that are about a lot m...
By Guest Contributor | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pondering the issues image via Shutterstock customized by Inman News. Can you run a successful business without Zillow, Trulia or realtor.com?

Can you run a successful business without Zillow, Trulia or realtor.com?

At my company, Realty Austin, we stopped syndicating companywide to all national portals on Oct. 1, 2013, except for realtor.com. We are not a small company, so this was not a decision to take lightly. We are currently the second-highest-producing fi...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Binary data image via Shutterstock. Zillow receiving 33,000 listings from Re/Max Integra brokers

Zillow receiving 33,000 listings from Re/Max Integra brokers

Zillow is now receiving about 33,000 listings from brokerages affiliated with Re/Max Integra, owner of three of Re/Max’s U.S. master franchise regions, through Zillow’s Pro for Brokers program. By participating in the program, Re/Max brok...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, April 14, 2014
Gavel image via Shutterstock. Realtor.com claims exec took knowledge of secret projects with him to Zillow

Realtor.com claims exec took knowledge of secret projects with him to Zillow

In a lawsuit that seeks to prevent former realtor.com President Errol Samuelson from working for rival Zillow, Move Inc. and the National Association of Realtors say Samuelson was privy to two secret, yet-to-be-launched realtor.com projects — o...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Monday, April 14, 2014
Screen shot of home tour created with Google Glass by Ariana Rios of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based Mainstreet Realtors. Google Glass goes on sale Tuesday

Google Glass goes on sale Tuesday

The Google Glass “smart glasses” are going on sale in the United States on Tuesday, April 15, as rising interest is being shown by property professionals around the world. The high-tech eyewear costs $1,500 (almost £900) and is on sale for one d...
By OPP Connect | Monday, April 14, 2014
Twin Design / Shutterstock.com Top 5 real estate video types on YouTube

Top 5 real estate video types on YouTube

The booming consumer appetite for YouTube videos brings myriad good news for real estate agents and brokerages, especially since it is the second most used search engine on the planet behind Google. But, before you grab a camera and set up a tripod, ...
By Stephen Schweickart | Friday, April 11, 2014
Puzzle image via Shutterstock. Real estate brokerages crying out for technology that integrates

Real estate brokerages crying out for technology that integrates

Brokerages are starving for technology platforms that integrate well with each other, according to a new broker tech survey conducted by the WAV Group. The survey of 360 broker-owners and office, technology and marketing managers from small, medium ...
By Inman News | Friday, April 11, 2014
rascoff_spencer_ICAC_march_2014 What the explosion of open data means for real estate

What the explosion of open data means for real estate

Whether it's info on schools and crime, mortgage data, zoning permits, smog, traffic, noise, flood data or weather, "If there's data out there associated with the home, we want it," says Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff ......
By Inman News | Friday, April 11, 2014
refresh_logo Refresh: very cool real estate tech tips No. 3 (3 of 10)

Refresh: very cool real estate tech tips No. 3 (3 of 10)

So, what makes the iPhone and Google Glass app Refresh so interesting? Refresh creates an instant dossier on the people you know and the people you want to meet. It helps turn you into a great conversationalist by giving you something to talk about w...
By ActiveRain | Friday, April 11, 2014
Kumar_Matt_ICNY2014 Why big data matters

Why big data matters

What kind of insights can be developed by applying technology to massive amounts of data? How about an app that would let an agent see how their “social heat map” compares to other agents in their market, and recommend specific ......
By Inman News | Friday, April 11, 2014