Listings faucet image via Shutterstock. MLS that withheld listings makes peace with realtor.com

MLS that withheld listings makes peace with realtor.com

Realtor.com now identifies the listing agent on all for-sale listings, and will soon give them the opportunity to provide linkbacks to their own websites from their profile pages on the site, prompting North Alabama Multiple Listing Service to turn i...
By Paul Hagey | 23 hours ago
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6 ways to destress your real estate transaction

With rising sales prices and very low inventory here in Portland, Oregon, I have been noticing a trend over the past several months of buyers and sellers who are carrying a lot of stress about the sale or purchase of their home. More transactions ...
By Guest Contributor | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
redfin_walk_score Redfin's first acquisition: Walk Score

Redfin’s first acquisition: Walk Score

In its first acquisition, Seattle-based tech brokerage Redfin has scooped up the neighborhood-information site Walk Score, with plans to import the startup’s rental listings and neighborhood data into its website and mobile tools. Terms of the...
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Reno, Nevada, skylineimage via Shutterstock. Northern Nevada Regional MLS feeding listings directly to Zillow

Northern Nevada Regional MLS feeding listings directly to Zillow

A Nevada multiple listing service has agreed to send its listing data directly to top real estate portal Zillow on behalf of participating brokerages. Reno-based Northern Nevada Regional MLS is the latest MLS to join the Zillow Partnership Platform, ...
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Screen shot showing detail from Lamudi.com home page. The fastest-growing property search portal you've never heard of

The fastest-growing property search portal you’ve never heard of

Fast-growing international property website Lamudi has more than doubled its listings in just six months. The real estate network, which specializes in emerging nations, began a year ago with 16 countries and now covers 28 nations in Asia, the Middle...
By OPP Connect | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Going paperless image via Shutterstock. Dotloop joins LeadingRE's preferred vendor program

Dotloop joins LeadingRE’s preferred vendor program

The more than 500 real estate brokerages that belong to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World now have access to dotloop’s broker platform at an initial annual discount and other perks with the addition of the transaction management platfo...
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
MyForce screen shots Colorado MLS offers members discount on mobile safety app

Colorado’s biggest MLS offers members discount on mobile safety app

The kidnapping and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter has spurred Colorado’s largest multiple listing service to provide any agent or broker in the state with a personal safety mobile app at a discounted rate. Denver-area MLS...
By Inman News | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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5 content marketing rules to master real estate lead gen

Use these five content marketing rules to amp up your real estate lead generation process. When it comes to creating a winning lead generation strategy, content marketing does rule! There is considerable work involved, but any inbound marketing st...
By Rob Wachter | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Sample WebsiteBox postcard New app grabs MLS data for print marketing campaigns

New app grabs MLS data for print marketing campaigns

Print marketing is not dead, and apparently even the newest companies are getting in on the action. Real estate tech startup WebsiteBox is now offering its agent and broker website customers an app that will help them create their own ......
By Inman News | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
32Best Agent-ranking site crunches online reviews, social media

Agent-ranking site crunches online reviews, social media

The roots of many real estate tech startups can be traced back to experiences that left sour tastes in the mouths of their founders. That makes the origins of 32Best somewhat unusual. It sprouted from a real estate success story. Deidre ......
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Vault image via Shutterstock. Regulators promise thaw in mortgage credit

Regulators promise thaw in mortgage credit underway

Regulators who oversee Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration are telling mortgage lenders that they’re ready to cut them some slack, and mortgage lenders say they’re ready to run with the ball. Speaking at the Mor...
By Inman News | Monday, October 20, 2014
Sea of homes image via Shutterstock. Fewer homes for sale in most markets

Fewer homes for sale in most markets

The number of homes listed for sale on realtor.com was down 2.7 percent from a year ago in September, to 1.87 million, as inventories fell in 60 percent of 144 markets tracked, according to statistics released today. Seasonal factors contributed to a...
By Inman News | Monday, October 20, 2014
era design tool Tool lets buyers virtually redecorate ERA Real Estate's luxury listings

Tool lets buyers virtually redecorate ERA Real Estate’s luxury listings

Imagine you’re browsing listing photos online. The living room of a house you’re interested in looks spacious enough, but its beige walls and worn-out couch make the place look depressing. You wonder, for a moment, what the space might lo...
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, October 20, 2014
Leads image via Shutterstock. Lead 'nurturing' platform now offered as stand-alone software

Lead ‘nurturing’ platform offered as stand-alone software

Zurple is now making its lead conversion platform available to agents for $49 a month as a stand-alone software package, without requiring that they buy leads from the company. The new offering, “Conversations by Zurple,” integrates with ...
By Inman News | Monday, October 20, 2014