Goodluz /Shutterstock The tech tools real estate agents aren't using (but should be)

The tech tools real estate agents aren’t using (but should be)

Inman's recent special report, "How to deliver technology agents need," highlights one of the most common challenges faced by the real estate industry: Agents are not taking advantage of the technology that brokers offer to them. It is somewhat under...
By Candi Looney | 14 hours ago
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Analytics providers tracking most US home sales through MLSs

Rival data licensing initiatives from analytics providers Realtors Property Resource and CoreLogic have succeeded in gaining traction among multiple listing services representing most of the nation’s Realtors. As of Feb. 1, National Association...
By Andrea V. Brambila | 15 hours ago
Hero-Opendoor1 Serious money, big names get behind PayPal vet's big-data house-flipping startup

Serious money, big names get behind PayPal vet’s big-data house-flipping startup

Opendoor — the “big-data house-flipping startup” that’s out to shake up real estate by making instant offers to homeowners who want to sell their homes quickly online — has landed another $20 million in funding, bringing...
By Inman | 18 hours ago
heather-marie-btc Heather Marie on how testing and analytics are changing her tech-driven business

Heather Marie on how testing and analytics are changing her tech-driven business

The Shoppable founder and CEO talks about diving deep into Google Analytics, how working in a technology business means constant change, and why the best ideas come up during cocktails ......
By Inman | 20 hours ago
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3 major business changes I made after Real Estate Connect NYC

The big question on my mind as I arrived at Real Estate Connect New York in January this year was, "What can I learn to make a big leap?" I've been asking myself that same question for the past three years. ......
By Caroline Gosselin | 21 hours ago
2015 Outlook Kenneth Ham's real estate tech career started with TI-82 calculator games

Kenneth Ham’s real estate tech career started with TI-82 calculator games

"My school required that all students own a TI-82 graphing calculator," explains the lead developer and architect at Balcony, "and when I saw that people were making games that could play on these devices, I was hooked. Over the next couple of years,...
By Inman | 21 hours ago
Kzenon/Shutterstock Dotloop's transaction management platform comes in new flavor for teams

Dotloop’s transaction management platform comes in new flavor for teams

Digital transaction management platform provider dotloop has released a new version of its platform that’s specially designed for agent teams and team leaders. The new offering, dotloop for Teams, goes for $249 per month and features customized...
By Inman | 22 hours ago
Goodluz / Shutterstock.com 6 critical 'musts' for every real estate investor

6 critical ‘musts’ for every real estate investor

Investment in any industry isn't easy, and real estate investment can be particularly challenging. Here are six things you need to get a handle on before you start pouring money into a real estate investment ......
By Chris Haddon | 22 hours ago
Elza Hayen Barbara Corcoran on fire: Watch the video

Barbara Corcoran on fire: Watch the video

Real estate icon and media star Barbara Corcoran delivered a brash, direct and hilarious keynote address at Real Estate Connect New York City. Get ready for keen insight, practical lessons and many belly laughs ......
By Inman | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Screenshot of CBx from the CBx Trailer Franchisor's iPad app designed to help win listings with big data

Franchisor’s iPad app designed to help win listings with big data

Coldwell Banker Real Estate has launched a new iPad app to help its agents win listings by wowing sellers with big data and on-the-spot home valuations. Using data collated from a variety of public and private sources the free app, ......
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
leungchopan/Shutterstock Is a rebate real estate brokerage better for consumers?

Is a rebate real estate brokerage better for consumers?

Just like Skynet in the movie "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," rebate real estate brokerages seem to be taking over the planet. Love or hate them, they are here — probably here to stay ......
By Wade Vander Molen | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
RobWilson/Shutterstock Lawsuits shed light on roots of Zillow-Trulia-News Corp. listings battle

Lawsuits shed light on roots of Zillow-Trulia-News Corp. listings battle

Real estate is an industry full of people who cooperate and compete with each other at all levels, sometimes uneasily. With potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue at stake, this is especially clear among the now top ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Pressmaster/Shutterstock Zillow secures direct feed from big Georgia MLS

Zillow secures direct feed from big Georgia MLS

Georgia Multiple Listing Service, serving nearly 27,000 members with a total of over 54,000 listings, is the latest large MLS to sign up to send Zillow its listings in a direct feed. “The direct agreement with Zillow gives our members ......
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
LoloStock/Shutterstock Agent branding trumps IDX on real estate websites

Agent branding trumps IDX on real estate websites

There are tons of websites out there that have built-in Internet data exchanges (IDXs) intended to capture leads. However, the big issue is not that the websites are missing an essential feature; it's that these websites do not focus on the most impo...
By Josh Fellman | Wednesday, February 25, 2015