murphy_matt_swipe Do you dial, swipe or text? Matt Murphy

Do you dial, swipe or text? Matt Murphy

Tech maven Matt Murphy says drone use by real estate brokerages will really take off when regulators provide more clarity on rules governing their use ......
By Inman | Friday, November 21, 2014
Mobile search image via Shutterstock. What does Google's 'mobile-friendly' search change mean for your site?

What does Google's 'mobile-friendly' search change mean for your site?

There are hundreds of factors that Google considers when they send their bots off to crawl your website. Google bots analyze and interpret web pages inside and out based on a combination of factors, also known as an algorithm, to see how relevant and...
By Erica Tafavoti | Friday, November 21, 2014
Mobile search image via Shutterstock. What does Google's "mobile-friendly" search change mean for your site?

What does Google's "mobile-friendly" search change mean for your site?

There are hundreds of factors that Google considers when they send their bots off to crawl your website. Google bots analyze and interpret web pages inside and out based on a combination of factors, also known as an algorithm, to see how relevant and...
By Erica Tafavoti | Friday, November 21, 2014
docusign_select Samsung Ventures backs DocuSign

Samsung Ventures backs DocuSign

DocuSign, an e-signature and transaction management software provider, has detailed strategic investments the company says will help it grow its mobile reach and expand into Spanish-speaking countries, Singapore and across Asia. The commitments co...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, November 21, 2014
Screen shot from NAR campaign promoting .realtor domains as trustworthy to consumers. NAR's got plenty of free '.realtor' domains left to give away

NAR's got plenty of free '.realtor' domains left to give away

The National Association of Realtors is ready to give away 500,000 free “.realtor” domains to members, and realtor.com will host agents’ profile pages for them at no charge. But nearly a month after NAR opened up the .realtor domain...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Data security image via Shutterstock. CRM and lead consolidation tool 'play nice' together

CRM and lead consolidation tool 'play nice' together

Real estate agents get leads from ever more places online. Keeping track of those leads is not always easy. Real estate tech firm Tribus has come up with one way to tackle this problem: The firm has integrated its customer ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, November 20, 2014
connectNYC2015speakerslider Top entrepreneurs to speak at Real Estate Connect NYC

Top entrepreneurs to speak at Real Estate Connect NYC

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Urbanspoon CEO Keela Robison and Coca-Cola’s David Butler top the list of serial entrepreneurs and business innovators set to take the stage during Real Estate Connect New York City 2015 Jan. 27-30 at the Marriott ...
By Inman | Thursday, November 20, 2014
realtordotcom A first glimpse at how News Corp. will expand realtor.com’s reach

A first glimpse at how News Corp. will expand realtor.com’s reach

Media giant News Corp., which just closed its acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc. last week, is already tying the home search portal to several of its publications. The Wall Street Journal now features a widget in the right column of its...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Oculus Rift goggles image via Stefano Tinti / Shutterstock.com Oculus Rift could change the future of home sales

Oculus Rift could change the future of home sales

I saw Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff playing with some Oculus Rift goggles a few weeks ago. It reminded me what the future might look like. Imagine an Amazon for your home, if you will. Right now, people who buy a home spend money after the purchase by ...
By Bob Stewart | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Jaunt's Executive Team 360-degree video coming to real estate

360-degree video coming to real estate

Virtual 3-D models may be turning heads in real estate, but there’s another medium headed down the pike that’s also likely to grab some eyeballs: 360-degree video. Jaunt, a leading developer of the technology, launched a free Android app and ...
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, November 20, 2014
JamieMoyle RealtyTrac expands MEGA lead generation platform

RealtyTrac expands MEGA lead generation platform

RealtyTrac has updated its “MEGA” lead generation platform, expanding the universe of properties that users can mine for marketing purposes from 1 million distressed homes to 118 million properties of all types nationwide. “Previously o...
By Brittany Morris | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Growth image via Shutterstock. Hedge fund sees Zillow becoming a $50B company

Hedge fund sees Zillow becoming a $50B company

Hedge fund Caledonia Private Investments expects Zillow’s valuation to soar to $50 billion, which would mean the 9-year-old firm has just begun to scratch the surface of its potential worth. Caledonia is Zillow’s biggest investor, so th...
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Game-changer Image via Shutterstock. How portals can change the entire game

How portals can change the entire game

On the surface, Zillow’s inaugural Premier Agent Forum in Las Vegas was focused on highlighting the next generation of Zillow products and helping agents get the most out of the Zillow platform. Hosting a conference is a common play for technology ...
By Andrew Flachner | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Game-changer Image via Shutterstock. How to remain relevant to agents as real estate platforms grow

How to remain relevant to agents as real estate platforms grow

On the surface, Zillow’s inaugural Premier Agent Forum in Las Vegas was focused on highlighting the next generation of Zillow products and helping agents get the most out of the Zillow platform. Hosting a conference is a common play for technology ...
By Andrew Flachner | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tondu_Hacker_Select Hacker profile: Jason Tondu

Hacker profile: Jason Tondu

Jason Tondu, senior data scientist at SmartZip Analytics, believes the real estate industry is inefficient, and has ideas for how we can turn this industry into something closer resembling a capital market ......
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
carrington_select Do you dial, swipe or text? Steve Ozonian

Do you dial, swipe or text? Steve Ozonian

Steve Ozonian of Carrington Mortgage in Newport Beach, California, shares how technology empowers homebuyers to work in tandem with real estate advisers towards optimal outcomes, and how agents can succeed in this environment ......
By Inman | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Taner Halicioglu Facebook vet bets on mobile search app

Facebook vet bets on mobile search app

Taner Halicioglu, who was Facebook’s first full-time employee outside of the social network’s founders, has thrown some of his weight behind listing search app fypio, marking the latest vote of confidence in lifestyle-based real estate s...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Drone operators image via Shutterstock. FAA notches win in drone war

FAA notches win in drone war

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can crack down on people who operate drones in a reckless or careless manner, the nation’s transportation safety board ruled today. The decision could give some drone operators pause, as it clarifies th...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, November 18, 2014