Alfie Photography / Shutterstock.com Realtor.com-powered Doorsteps Rent pilots hyperlocal listings in Austin

Doorsteps Rent quietly launches in Austin with hyperlocal content

The Doorsteps brand has had various product offerings over the course of its life before and after its acquisition by Move Inc. -- but each has had the same intention: creating a more human experience for the user. The newest branch of Doorsteps is t...
By Kimberly Manning | 3 hours ago
pikcha / Shutterstock.com Property tool provider rebrands to offer one-stop marketing solution

VisualTour rebrands as Paradym

Online property tour provider VisualTour is rebranding itself as Paradym and offering its real estate agent customers new functionality to incorporate the latest Internet technology and trends, the company announced Thursday ......
By Amy Swinderman | 3 hours ago
startupstockphotos.com Meet the New Kids On the Block - Part 1

Meet the New Kids On the Block – Part 1

Many companies that are household names today (Zillow and Trulia, for example, to name just two) made their debut on the Connect stage as wee startups. Next week, we’ll continue the tradition of giving the newbies a chance to pitch their business t...
By Jennye Garibaldi | 3 hours ago
Kamil Macniak / Shutterstock.com 3 ways to help buyers fall in love with a home

3 ways to help buyers fall in love with a home

But nothing is going to get buyers closer to "I do" than getting them to fall in love. And yes, you can create a love connection. Here's how you can help buyers fall in love. ......
By Brian Balduf | 4 hours ago
Roman Pyshchyk / Shutterstock.com Infographic: Facebook's revenue growth reveals where consumers are moving

Infographic: Facebook’s revenue growth reveals where consumers are moving

If you've had any doubts about whether mobile advertising is a lasting trend, this data might change your mind. Facebook's desktop advertising brought in $918 million for the company in the second quarter of 2015, and payments netted the social media...
By Inman | 5 hours ago
23_East_22nd_Street_apt8_01 Luxury listing of the day: Flatiron condo with Madison Square Park view

Luxury listing of the day: Flatiron condo with Madison Square Park view

This three-bed, 3 1/2-bath property at 23 East 22nd St. in New York City features sweeping views of the metropolis, a swimming pool and a dining room just made for entertaining. It's listed for $10.95 million with ......
By Inman | 11 hours ago
Stefano Cavoretto / Shutterstock.com How your marketing materials pose a threat

How your marketing materials pose a threat

As a real estate professional, you must answer this question: How much of you is out there for all to see? Blogs? Association websites? Glamour photos of yourself in magazines and online? Billboards, even? Some agents' business cards have everything ...
By Robert Siciliano | 11 hours ago
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3 tales of bad seller behavior

Of course, the house appeared to be empty when we took possession, but I am going to out the previous occupant of my bedroom, who I assume was a teenage boy ......
By Heather Sittig Jackson | 12 hours ago
TR_Bestof0715 Tech review roundup: Best of July 2015

Tech review roundup: Best of July 2015

"One Crazy Summer" is one of the more underrated movies in that great run of '80s comedies. It's also an apt modifier of my own summer. I became feverishly ill in a sleet storm 5 miles into the Grand Canyon. Ran out of gas in rural western Nevada ......
By Craig Rowe | 13 hours ago
Lisa_Archer Lisa Archer: 'You live and learn with every mistake and win'

Lisa Archer: ‘You live and learn with every mistake and win’

"There have been lessons we have learned as a business, and with each, getting back up is the only way to move forward," says Archer ......
By Inman | 13 hours ago
Podlesnyak Nina / Shutterstock.com 6 reasons why your home is not selling -- besides price

6 reasons why your home is not selling — besides price

It is true that at the right price, every home will sell, regardless of what it looks like and where it is. However, there are some things that should have more emphasis placed on them prior to listing the home for sale. The six items listed below al...
By Cheryl Spangler | 13 hours ago
pikcha / Shutterstock.com Xome users made 671 offers since June

End-to-end real estate hybrid brokerage Xome is off to a hot start

With over 130,000 registered users and 1.4 million visits, novel end-to-end real estate brokerage and marketplace Xome is off to a hot start since its June debut, according to parent company Nationstar Mortgage Holdings' second-quarter earnings state...
By Paul Hagey | 23 hours ago
Benjamin Sullivan / Shutterstock.com Real estate databases promise agent safety

Open Door Partners and Realtor Safe Harbor databases promise agent safety

Last September, real estate agent Beverly Carter disappeared after showing a deserted property on the banks of the Arkansas River to an unknown client. Several days later, authorities unearthed her body from a shallow grave 30 miles away. Two people ...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, July 30, 2015
Courtesy of HomeSpotter Text messaging weds home search functionality in app update

HomeSpotter releases app that combines messaging and home search in one place

When Mobile Realty Apps rebranded as HomeSpotter at the start of the year, the plan was to use the $1.8 million in funding to bring on new developers and give its already existing platform a bit more juice ......
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, July 30, 2015