bikeriderlondon / Shutterstock Dotloop lassos Move Inc.'s moving site for vendor referral network

Dotloop lassos Move Inc.'s moving site for vendor referral network

Move Inc.'s moving site, Moving.com, now has exposure on dotloop's transaction management platform as a member of the firm's "Trusted Service Provider" program unveiled in December ......
By Paul Hagey | 17 hours ago
Hero-GotObjections Inside the free viral Facebook group where real estate agents swap secrets of success

Inside the free viral Facebook group where real estate agents swap secrets of success

Jim Steele recently posted in a Facebook group that he felt “cursed.” The Trinity, Florida-based Realtor’s listings just weren’t selling in spite of his best efforts. “They just jumped to my side and were like, ‘Hey man, you’re doing it...
By Teke Wiggin | 21 hours ago
Brocreative /  Shutterstock.com March Madness: The Sweet 16 of real estate brackets

March Madness: The Sweet 16 of real estate brackets

If National Collegiate Athletic Association March Madness brackets are filled out based on real estate investing metrics, the outcome of each matchup becomes much easier to predict. Real estate, when done right, can be a science ......
By Daren Blomquist | 21 hours ago
beyond pricing Airbnb hosts embracing automated valuations

Airbnb hosts embracing automated valuations

Beyond Pricing, the provider of a dynamic pricing platform designed to maximize rental revenue for individuals and property managers, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round that'll help the startup expand its global footprint. ......
By Teke Wiggin | 24 hours ago
DRETR - Google algorithm Google's latest algorithm change will favor mobile-friendly sites, so make sure yours is ready

Google's latest algorithm change will favor mobile-friendly sites, so make sure yours is ready

Just when you thought your website was ready to win at the local rankings race, here comes Google to add another hairpin to the course. This time, it's all about mobile optimization and this simple fact: More than 60 percent of all Google searches or...
By Craig Rowe | Thursday, March 26, 2015
FreeBirdPhotos/Shutterstock Zillow's Agent Finder feels like Yelp for real estate

Zillow's Agent Finder feels like Yelp for real estate

I had just finished writing a post about the lack of interesting consumer innovation this winter in real estate. Then, along came Zillow's Agent Finder. It's exactly what you'd expect: an attractive, easy-to-use interface that lets consumers see agen...
By Sam DeBord | Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hero-ErrolSamuelson In exclusive interview, former realtor.com exec Errol Samuelson on the view from Zillow

In exclusive interview, former realtor.com exec Errol Samuelson on the view from Zillow

In an exclusive interview with Brad Inman, Zillow Group Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson talks about listing syndication, the controversy over agent matching tools, Zillow's acquisition of Trulia, and News Corp.'s acquisition of rea...
By Inman | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SELECTLive_AviGupta How to use predictive analytics to get seller leads

How to use predictive analytics to get seller leads

If you've ever wondered how predictive analytics scare up leads and what you'd have to do to convert those leads into clients, here's a primer from Avi Gupta, CEO of big data lead generator SmartZip Analytics ......
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SELECTLive_MarkMcLaughlin Brokerage relevancy starts with technology, ends with the consumer

Brokerage relevancy starts with technology, ends with the consumer

What consumers need, want and expect drives how Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union International Inc., leads his firm into the digital future. That's the message he shared today in a segment on Inman Select Live ......
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SELECTLive_ImranPoladi Realtor who conquered cancer shares life lessons

Realtor who conquered cancer shares life lessons

Imran Poladi, vice president at NextHome Inc., owner of the NextHome and Realty World Northern California and Northern Nevada franchise networks, beat cancer with the help of friends. He shared the lessons he learned during that struggle -- and throu...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Marvelens / Shutterstock Market Leader integration with Zillow will help agents manage online leads

Market Leader integration with Zillow will help agents manage online leads

Organizing and keeping track of leads generated by listing portals can be challenging, even for real estate agents with lead management systems. Now Zillow has provided nearly 200,000 real estate agents with an easier way to manage the contacts that ...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DRETR - Placester Placester makes you think about the Web presence it helps you build

Placester makes you think about the Web presence it helps you build

If you depend on someone's office assistant for website content updates or a companywide help queue to update a listing, you're doing it wrong. There are just way too many tools and resources out there among the Interwebs for you to be relying on the...
By Craig Rowe | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Hacker-AndyCarra Hacker Andy Carra on building new things and bringing understanding to consumers

Hacker Andy Carra on building new things and bringing understanding to consumers

"I love building new things, and I love bringing financial understanding and decision-making to the consumer," says Sindeo's chief technology officer. "It’s hard for me to choose between the two." ......
By Inman | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Hurst Photo/Shutterstock 4 ways Chatter enhances efficiency for real estate agents

4 ways Chatter enhances efficiency for real estate agents

The hype surrounding Propertybase is largely due to the platform it’s running on: Salesforce. What I want to share with you are four ways you can leverage one of its most powerful functions, Chatter. ......
By Matt Ragland | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Dragon-Images_142656325 Zillow just gave consumers something more than a cow pie

Zillow just gave consumers something more than a cow pie

Realtor.com couldn't do it. Redfin couldn't do it. Even the Houston Association of Realtors tried and failed. Now Zillow's done what the industry establishment couldn't: It's helping consumers find agents in their area who have the greatest number of...
By Matt Carter | Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Jaroslav Moravcik / Shutterstock Rising tide but no tidal wave of new .realtor agent websites

Rising tide but no tidal wave of new .realtor agent websites

It’s looking like there won’t be a tidal wave of new real estate agent websites incorporating the “.realtor” domain extension after all. The National Association of Realtors has offered to give 500,000 .realtor domain names aw...
By Matt Carter | Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Pressmaster/Shutterstock Popular paperless platform integrated with huge property database

Popular paperless platform integrated with huge property database

A recent Inman survey found that agents are hungry for more integration between the tech tools they use to help them do business better. A Realtor-owned company has taken that message to heart. Electronic forms provider zipLogix has announced multipl...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Hero-TownAdvisor1 Former realtor.com exec out for slice of neighborhood discovery pie

Former realtor.com exec out for slice of neighborhood discovery pie

Former realtor.com executive Allan Dalton is back, having set his sights on taking a slice of the neighborhood discovery pie. It’s potentially a very big pie — Nextdoor, in its most recent round of funding, was just valued at $1.1 ......
By Matt Carter | Tuesday, March 24, 2015