Sanjay Kuttemperoor presents at Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2014. Startups that are changing the way business is done in real estate

Startups that are changing the way business is done in real estate

Meet the “New Kids on the Block” -- the people behind the startups that are changing the way real estate is done: HouseCall's Roland Ligtenberg, Updater's David Greenberg, Lenda's Jason van den Brand, Lumentus' Adam Selig and WikiRealty's Sanjay ...
By Inman News | 9 hours ago
Screen shot of Mobile Realty Apps’ native edgeMLS app featuring “HomeSpotter” augmented reality capability. MLSs offered free version of augmented reality search app for agents

MLSs offered free version of augmented reality search app for agents

Mobile Realty Apps’ HomeSpotter mobile app, which allows agents to access info from their multiple listing service while on the go, is now available to MLSs and their members in a free version. With the app, formerly known as “edgeMLS,...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Vacation image via Shutterstock. HomeAway puts more listings on Expedia.com

HomeAway puts more listings on Expedia.com

Vacation rental site HomeAway will distribute more than 115,000 vacation rental listings on the U.S. version of Expedia.com, building on a partnership between the companies announced last year that put 10,000 rental listings on Expedia.com in a pilot...
By Inman News | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Surfing paper image via Shutterstock. Keller Williams goes for 'top-of-the-line' transaction management

Keller Williams goes for 'top-of-the-line' transaction management

Keller Williams Realty Inc. has upgraded to dotloop’s DASHBOARD+ transaction management system, a version built for brokers that offers “unlimited workflows,” one-click sign-in to dotloop, integration of dotloop with accounting and ...
By Inman News | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Mortgaged home image via Shutterstock. Trulia launches lender co-marketing program for agent advertisers

Trulia launches lender co-marketing program for agent advertisers

Trulia is launching a lender co-marketing program today that gives agents the ability to get more bang for the buck out of their ad spend with the portal, by letting mortgage lenders take on some of their expenses in exchange for shared exposure....
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Porch's project search portal lets users filter based on project price, home value, home size and more. Searchable database of remodeling projects a tool for real estate agents, clients

Searchable database of remodeling projects a tool for real estate agents, clients

Porch, a home remodeling site that’s raised more than $33 million, has unveiled new features to make it a stickier destination for homeowners, as it seeks to position itself as more of a resource for buyers, sellers and real estate agents. Taking...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Blogging image via Shutterstock. Over 300 real estate blogging and video ideas to last the rest of your career

Over 300 real estate blogging and video ideas to last the rest of your career

Writing is a passion for me, but, as a novelist, my blogging seems to have taken a back seat. A friend and I have been meeting to discuss how we're going to get back to blogging and doing videos regularly ......
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Data integration image via Shutterstock. Mobile app provides access to multiple MLSs

Mobile app provides access to multiple MLSs

Real estate brokers and agents working in markets served by several multiple listing services can dream of the day when their MLSs agree to consolidate or share data with each other. Until that day arrives, brokers and agents who are ......
By Inman News | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Hyperlapse app How to decide which property tour technology is right for you

How to decide which property tour technology is right for you

Every so often, new technology comes along that improves the way we do things, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably noticed Instagram recently introduced Hyperlapse, a free smartphone app that is going to be a game changer for r...
By Stephen Schweickart | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HotelTonight's Jared Simon at Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2014. Building the impossible user experience

Building the impossible user experience

Jared Simon, co-founder and chief operating officer of HotelTonight, talks about how the company made the impossible user experience -- same-night mobile booking -- a reality. Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LL...
By Inman News | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Drone image via Shutterstock. Realtors get a seat at the drone regulation table

Realtors get a seat at the drone regulation table

The Federal Aviation Administration has invited the National Association of Realtors to participate in a working group that will provide input on forthcoming regulations of “unmanned aerial systems,” or drones. NAR says it will use the op...
By Inman News | Monday, September 15, 2014
Inman News' Teke Wiggin's former home doesn't have a high 'livability score.' New service lets real estate agents dig up the dirt on properties

New service lets real estate agents dig up the dirt on properties

Real estate agents have plenty of resources for pulling up granular market and neighborhood data on properties. But that information doesn’t always tell a meaningful story about a particular listing. Revaluate wants to help agents do a bett...
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, September 15, 2014
Mobile experience image via Shutterstock. Mobile apps get personal to build stronger client relationships

Mobile apps get personal to build stronger client relationships

The days of massively long emails, forced registration to access the MLS and missed voice mails are rapidly fading away. New tools are making communication simpler and more personalized than ever before, provided you know what to do ......
By Bernice Ross | Monday, September 15, 2014
Wayne Strobel and Vanessa Bergmark talk near field sensors at Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2014. Apple iBeacons come to real estate listings

Apple iBeacons come to real estate listings

Wayne Strobel, founder of RealtyBeacon, and Vanessa Bergmark, general manager and partner of the East San Francisco Bay brokerage Red Oak Realty, explain what near-field sensors mean for real estate marketing ......
By Inman News | Monday, September 15, 2014
Eighty-nine percent of buyers use mobile devices in their search for a new home (photo courtesy of HouseLens). Find and implement the right mobile solutions for your business

Find and implement the right mobile solutions for your business

You probably don’t need me to tell you that mobile is important. According to the National Association of Realtors, 93 percent of Realtors use their smartphones to conduct business -- and they spend a median 44 percent of their time working on the ...
By Kathryn Royster | Friday, September 12, 2014
Fundrise helped more than 60 investors purchase a stake in this Hamptons mansion. Screen shot of Trulia listing detail page. More than 60 people own this Hamptons mansion

More than 60 people own this Hamptons mansion

Over 60 people now own a Hamptons mansion nearing completion. But the property, listed tentatively at $3.25 million, isn’t a finely tuned timeshare. Its scores of owners are investors who collectively gobbled up a little under half of the home’s ...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, September 12, 2014
TonyV3112 / Shutterstock.com. Apple’s new products are impressive, but game changers for real estate? Not yet

Apple’s new products are impressive, but game changers for real estate? Not yet

Apple held its long-awaited product launch this Tuesday in Cupertino, California. The event was one of Apple’s most hyped product releases in recent history, complete with giant, white cube buildings it created just for the event. ......
By Guest Contributor | Thursday, September 11, 2014
Screen shot of a sample WordPress theme from Agent Evolution. Real estate website data provider IDX Broker acquires Web design firm

Real estate website data provider IDX Broker acquires Web design firm

IDX Broker, which powers websites for more than 42,000 real estate agents, has acquired Agent Evolution LLC, a provider of real estate-themed website designs, continuing the blazing-hot acquisition trend in real estate tech. Terms of the deal were no...
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, September 10, 2014