Beijing's business district image via Shutterstock. Re/Max open for business in Beijing

Re/Max open for business in Beijing

The first Re/Max office in China, Re/Max Eternity, is open for business in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district. Re/Max Eternity broker-owner Xianqiu Kong plans to open two more offices in Beijing in the next three years and is excited about co...
By Inman News | 22 hours ago
Calgary, Alberta, skyline image via Shutterstock. CoreLogic's Matrix now serving more than 300,000

CoreLogic’s Matrix now serves more than 300,000 real estate pros

A Canadian real estate trade group is the latest to sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix multiple listing service platform, adding to the more than 300,000 real estate professionals using the platform. The 5,200-member Calgary Real Estate Board has s...
By Inman News | 23 hours ago
Leads image via Shutterstock. ZipRealty giveth leads to Warren Buffett, Realogy-owned ZipRealty taketh away

ZipRealty giveth leads to Warren Buffett, Realogy-owned ZipRealty taketh away

Starting next month, leads generated by ZipRealty’s “Powered by Zip” referral network in the Tucson, Arizona market will go to a Realogy-owned brokerage, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona, instead of Long Realty, one ...
By Inman News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
Mobile technology image via Shutterstock. Shift your value proposition to land more real estate clients

Shift your value proposition to land more real estate clients

Real estate technology has come a long way in recent years allowing the consumer more control over the homebuying and selling process. The entire real estate search process has been democratized, leading consumers to ask the question, “Why do I nee...
By Will Caldwell | Thursday, October 23, 2014
Magical thinking image via Shutterstock. The most popular real estate apps aren’t even real estate apps. Should we worry?

The most popular real estate apps aren’t even real estate apps. Should we worry?

I often ask real estate agents what their three most important real estate websites or apps are, and I get a surprising mix of answers. Namely, most of them aren’t even real estate apps. Somehow, Gmail, Dropbox, Evernote, Twitter, Facebook, ......
By Jonathan Aizen | Thursday, October 23, 2014
Detail from promotional poster for "Pocket Listing." Coming soon to a theater near you: 'Pocket Listing'

Coming soon to a theater near you: ‘Pocket Listing’

Real estate brokers and agents may have a hard time suspending their disbelief for a satirical thriller soon to hit theaters depicting a "disgraced Los Angeles property broker" (James Jurdi) who's hired by a "mysterious power player" played by Rob Lo...
By Inman News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
My REcolorado Listing Metrics dashboard MLSs helping members track listing performance

Growing number of MLSs helping members track listing performance

The 16,000 members of Colorado’s largest multiple listing service, Metrolist, can now track their listing performance on the MLS’s public website through a dashboard from real estate software startup Vendigi. Vendigi launched its free l...
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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 | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Destress image via Shutterstock. 6 ways to destress your real estate transaction

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, skyline image 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