Huffington_Arianna_sleep_ICNY_2014 Huffington Post Media Group's secret weapon: nap rooms

Huffington Post Media Group’s secret weapon: nap rooms

What’s one of the secret weapons for success at media juggernaut Huffington Post Media Group? Nap rooms. So says Chairwoman, President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington. Yes, people looked at her askance when she insisted on providing spac...
By Inman News | 18 hours ago
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Big brokers want NAR to require that MLSs provide data for AVMs

Big brokers would like to use multiple listing service data to create automated property valuations to sell to financial institutions, and they want the National Association of Realtors to require MLSs to help them do it. That’s according to a ...
By Andrea V. Brambila | 18 hours ago
Life ring image via Shutterstock. Distressed homeowners may not realize they can sell

Distressed homeowners may not realize they can sell

Some owners of homes in the foreclosure process may not realize that their properties have risen so much in value that they could sell or refinance, according to a report from foreclosure data aggregator RealtyTrac. Fewer properties in the foreclos...
By Inman News | 23 hours ago
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Realtor.com developing successor to AgentMatch search tool

AgentMatch — the agent search tool from realtor.com that ranked agents by their multiple listing service transaction stats before trials in two test markets were suspended last year — will soon have a successor. The new version of the con...
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Skyrocketing real estate prices trigger backlash against foreign buyers

This article by OPP Connect editor Adrian Bishop was originally posted on OPP Connect. Leading overseas real estate expert Andrew Batt has told Singapore TV there is a lot of money being invested in foreign property and it will go ......
By OPP Connect | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Carpenter_Todd_ICNY_2014 When apps can predict what homes consumers will like, agents must be ready to act

When apps can predict what homes consumers will like, agents must be ready to act

Last year the National Association of Realtors announced it intended to tackle big data by launching a predictive analytics group headed by industry veteran Todd Carpenter. Why should agents care about predictive analytics — something many real...
By Inman News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Screen shot comparing a Cloud Streams listing alert with one from an MLS. W&R Studios launches MLS listing alert tool

W&R Studios, maker of Cloud CMA, launches MLS listing alert tool

W&R Studios, maker of the popular comparative market analysis tool Cloud CMA, has launched a new tool that allows agents and brokers to set up and brand multiple listing service listing alerts for their clients. Cloud Streams, which is currently ...
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Screen shot of Kunversion's Nosy Neighbor website. Kunversion CRM breaks out suite of a la carte products

Kunversion CRM breaks out suite of a la carte products

Kunversion LLC has broken out four features of its high-end consumer relationship management platform and made them available to brokers and agents on an individual, a la carte basis. Nosy Neighbor and Listing Machine help agents generate seller lea...
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Real estate journalists set to gather in Houston in June

Journalists from around the country will travel to Houston in June to learn about issues affecting housing markets, online residential real estate marketing, and sustainability and real estate design at the annual conference of the National Associati...
By Inman News | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Nation’s biggest MLS capable of taking listings from The Realty Alliance’s secretive project

The nation’s biggest multiple listing service is one of at least three big MLSs that have the technical capability to accept listings from a hush-hush project to build a national listing database that’s backed by The Realty Alliance, a ne...
By Inman News | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
huffington_arianna_2_ICNY2014 It's only when we give something all of our attention that magic happens

It’s only when we give something all of our attention that magic happens

Think you’re accomplishing a lot when you’re firing off work emails while you’re hanging out with your kids? Don’t kid yourself, says Arianna Huffington, chairwoman, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group...
By Inman News | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Can you run a successful business without Zillow, Trulia or realtor.com?

At my company, Realty Austin, we stopped syndicating companywide to all national portals on Oct. 1, 2013, except for realtor.com. We are not a small company, so this was not a decision to take lightly. We are currently the second-highest-producing fi...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Splitting image via Shutterstock. Re/Max Prestige rebrands as Laer Realty Partners

Re/Max Prestige rebrands as Laer Realty Partners

The owners of a large Boston-based brokerage, Re/Max Prestige, have abruptly ended the firm’s affiliation with franchisor Re/Max Holdings, rebranding their 14 offices and 280 agents as Laer Realty Partners. Announced today, the launch of the ne...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, April 14, 2014
Binary data image via Shutterstock. Zillow receiving 33,000 listings from Re/Max Integra brokers

Zillow receiving 33,000 listings from Re/Max Integra brokers in 8 states

Zillow is now receiving about 33,000 listings from brokerages affiliated with Re/Max Integra, owner of three of Re/Max’s U.S. master franchise regions, through Zillow’s Pro for Brokers program. By participating in the program, Re/Max brok...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, April 14, 2014