DRETR - PlanwiseConnect PlanwiseConnect keeps agents in front of their Web-browsing buyers

PlanwiseConnect keeps agents in front of their Web-browsing buyers

It's official: the industry-wide property portal debate has devolved into a full-fledged circus of back-biting executives and partisan practitioners baying and barking back and forth on whatever stage has the suitable bandwidth. From article comment ...
By Craig Rowe | 9 hours ago
Hacker-GilFleitas Gil Fleitas: 'The forces of the new consumer are too powerful for the industry to resist'

Gil Fleitas: ‘The forces of the new consumer are too powerful for the industry to resist’

Gil Fleitas says that technology has already irrevocably changed the real estate industry. "'Technology' is nothing more than a word describes the inherent human quest and drive to adapt, grow, prosper, fix things, innovate, make a better world that ...
By Inman | 10 hours ago
Koyjira / Shutterstock.com A house is not a home -- a look at millennials and their buying power

A house is not a home — a look at millennials and their buying power

Millennials have been a hot topic for the housing industry worldwide. Why? Because this next generation is unlike any other with respect to marketing. Smart corporations such as Visio Financial Services know the power of investing in critical researc...
By Rachael Hite | 10 hours ago
Vinogradov Illya / Shutterstock.com C21's 'drumbeat' marketing campaigns gives its network something to tweet about

C21’s ‘drumbeat’ marketing campaigns gives its network something to tweet about

To help its broker and agent affiliates beat in time with graduation season, Century 21 Real Estate released a series of "#EmptyNesters" videos, the latest instance of the brand's 2-year-old real-time marketing campaign ......
By Paul Hagey | 18 hours ago
Luciano Mortula / Shutterstock.com Unit absorption becomes increasingly difficult in certain metros

Unit absorption becomes increasingly difficult in certain metros

In the third and fourth quarters of 2015, overall unit delivery volume will peak with roughly 62,000 units brought to market in each quarter. Of the markets with the largest wave of second half 2015 deliveries, Atlanta, Austin, D.C., Houston and San ...
By Erik Pisor | 20 hours ago
wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com 3 reasons why the CFPB should delay TRID enforcement

3 reasons why the CFPB should delay TRID enforcement

Sweeping changes are coming to the mortgage closing process -- and congressional lawmakers are working with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to enact a “hold-harmless” enforcement period for the real estate, mortgage and title and ...
By Amy Swinderman | 22 hours ago
yampi / Shutterstock.com Microunits migrate to smaller metro areas

Microunits migrate to smaller metro areas

The construction of microunits -- residences smaller than 500 square feet -- in Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, D.C., and New York City has influenced developers in secondary markets to jump on the bandwagon and prompted groups to create new “micro...
By Erik Pisor | 22 hours ago
EM Karuna / Shutterstock.com Service takes pain out of manual data entry for lenders

Service takes pain out of manual data entry for lenders

Come Aug. 1, manual data entry to collect property-related data could cause headaches for lenders when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) regulation takes effect ......
By Amy Swinderman | 23 hours ago
Dean Fikar / Shutterstock.com 7 ways to successfully collect email addresses

7 ways to successfully collect email addresses

Email is synonymous with communication these days. In the few short years that we've had access to this tool, it's become our favorite method of keeping in touch. But what if you're a veteran Realtor who built the bulk of your database before the Int...
By Candace Green | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Misunseo / Shutterstock.com Why you should always add value -- and how to do it

Why you should always add value — and how to do it

"Always add value" is the personal mantra of the wildly successful everywhere and one of the guiding principles by which happy and accomplished people live their lives. I am a proponent of the idea that real estate professionals provide a valuable se...
By Patrick Wiltse | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Alex Kosev / Shutterstock.com Rental startup's free digital rent service is a Trojan horse

Rental startup’s free digital rent service is a Trojan horse

My rent check is one of the few checks I write on a regular basis, and each month the process of filling it out, sliding it in an envelope and dropping it in my landlord's mailbox feels slightly irritating and increasingly anachronistic ......
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Stockr / Shutterstock.com Using 3-D, drones and an e-marketplace to target Chinese buyers

Using 3-D, drones and an e-marketplace to target Chinese buyers

In a bid to tap the largest source of foreign spending on U.S. real estate, Raleigh, North Carolina-based real estate marketing firm Aerial Look has partnered with Luxify, an international luxury goods listing website, to use drone and 3-D technology...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Real Deal Photo / Shutterstock.com Big real estate firm doubles down on Zillow reviews

Big real estate firm doubles down on Zillow reviews

As part of a relaunch of its website, Windermere Real Estate is now letting agents show Zillow reviews on their agent profile pages on windermere.com ......
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, May 26, 2015