blojfo_156088337 Cut out the 'noise' and improve your brokerage

Cut out the ‘noise’ and improve your brokerage

There's so much noise in our business. Zillow and Trulia are taking over. National brands are coming in with their supposed all-encompassing tools and systems. ......
By Jose Perez | 16 hours ago
close-up image of globe NAR'S digital signature software benefit goes global

NAR’S digital signature software benefit goes global

Digital signature software is a critical asset to today’s highly mobile paperless agent. The National Association of Realtors has been a long-term strategic partner with DocuSign for years and offers Realtors substantial discounts on their line of ...
By Bryan Robertson | 16 hours ago
Brian Lasenby_119029705 What exactly is a broker?

What exactly is a broker?

I am not going to let the fact that no one seems to know what a real estate broker is, or what a real estate company does, dampen my enthusiasm for my new brokerage. I made the classic rookie mistake of putting "Broker/Owner" on my business cards. ....
By Teresa Boardman | 17 hours ago
one-way road sign Are your mortgage partners prepared to comply with new disclosures rule? Survey says no

Are your mortgage partners prepared to comply with new disclosures rule? Survey says no

With less than four months to go before a new integrated disclosures rule takes effect -- and fundamentally transforms the mortgage transaction as we know it today -- are your mortgage partners ready to comply? The answer may surprise you ......
By Amy Swinderman | 17 hours ago
Screenshot of homeunion.com Using stock market-like platform to buy properties just got easier

Using stock market-like platform to buy properties just got easier

HomeUnion, a company out to make buying and selling homes as easy as trading stocks, has taken steps to make it easier for users to find properties that match their investing goals ......
By Teke Wiggin | 19 hours ago
Ekkachai / Shutterstock.com Real estate software giant ready to buy more tech firms

Real estate software giant ready to buy more tech firms

Armed with new investment capital, a software provider that claims to serve nearly 10,000 real estate offices and 250,000 real estate agents in North America is reportedly equipped to continue acquiring tech firms ......
By Teke Wiggin | 20 hours ago
Hero-HomeAuctions Why click-to-purchase real estate could be the future of the industry

Why click-to-purchase real estate could be the future of the industry

Over $2 billion in real estate sales; 100 auction events; 15,000 homes sold. Those stats show the reality that HomeSearch.com is here to shake up real estate ......
By Jordan Scheltgen | 24 hours ago
BTC - Brian Boero Brian Boero on how Skype and Slack eliminated the 'email beast' from his business

Brian Boero on how Skype and Slack eliminated the ‘email beast’ from his business

The 1000watt Consulting partner talks about how technology has reduced his need to travel and the applications that eliminated email at 1000watt ......
By Inman | Friday, April 17, 2015
Pressmaster_164331419 The psychology of pricing a real estate property

The psychology of pricing a real estate property

Is there a science or psychology to pricing your client's property? I believe there is, and that price is a direct function of marketing ......
By Robert McTague | Friday, April 17, 2015
DRETR - Studeo Studeo combines artistry and Web savvy to make listings and agents shine

Studeo combines artistry and Web savvy to make listings and agents shine

When it comes to buying real estate marketing software, it's hard to find something that favors compelling design over efficiency. The rather hectic, variable nature of real estate sales tends to ensure efficiency wins out ......
By Craig Rowe | Friday, April 17, 2015
TopProducer-RyanSerhant Ryan Serhant: 'Lack of focus and lack of endurance' are biggest barriers to success

Ryan Serhant: ‘Lack of focus and lack of endurance’ are biggest barriers to success

"The biggest deals that you will do, no matter what, are always five years in the future," Serhant argues, "so the focus on client service today in the business is based on referrals and is instrumental to success." ......
By Inman | Friday, April 17, 2015
Ammentorp Photography_160328438 Stealing data? How portal changes (and lawsuits) affect real estate agents

Stealing data? How portal changes (and lawsuits) affect real estate agents

Scraped websites? Stolen contact databases? Unfair competition and corporate whistleblowers? This latest chapter in the Zillow/Move saga is basically drama -- the industry's version of a soap opera, if you will. ......
By Tim Harris | Friday, April 17, 2015
GlebStock_194857442 Identity of Zillow whistleblower letter scribe revealed

Identity of Zillow whistleblower letter scribe revealed

The whistleblower who alleged Zillow steals data from agent websites and scrapes from realtor.com is anonymous no more: He is Chris Crocker, Zillow's now former vice president of strategic partnerships ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, April 16, 2015
Las Vegas sign What are MLS execs up to in Vegas?

What are MLS execs up to in Vegas?

Zillow is holding a three-day gathering in Las Vegas, no press allowed. The agenda is below. Sound like a boondoggle to you? All expenses paid, we hear ......
By Inman | Thursday, April 16, 2015