Senior nearing retirement image via Shutterstock. Century 21 targets sellers on Move's senior housing portal

Century 21 targets sellers on Move’s senior housing portal

Century 21 Real Estate is the first real estate brand to sign on as a sponsor of SeniorHousingNet.com, a search portal for senior living listings and resources owned by realtor.com operator Move Inc. The Realogy franchisor will receive “premier...
By Inman News | Monday, September 29, 2014
Airport mobile user image via Shutterstock. New Coldwell Banker eMarketing platform lets agents create content on the go

New Coldwell Banker eMarketing platform lets agents create content on the go

Imprev Inc. will power Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s new eMarketing platform, enabling agents to create and distribute marketing material on the go using an iPad or tablet device. Coldwell Banker eMarketing integrates with LeadRouter, the Realo...
By Inman News | Monday, September 29, 2014
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11 tech tools to boost agent productivity

What activities consume most of your time on a daily basis? Chances are it’s managing transactions, staying in contact with your clients and sphere of influence, prospecting for new business, and surfing the Web ......
By Bernice Ross | Monday, September 29, 2014
Screen shot of a pared-down RealTracs listing on Zillow with limited photos and a truncated listing description. Zillow taking truncated listings from MLS until brokers can sign up to provide direct feeds

Zillow taking truncated listings from RealTracs until brokers can sign up to provide direct feeds

Zillow is publishing the pared-down listings it is now receiving from a large multiple listing service that serves nearly 10,000 members in Tennessee, northern Alabama and southern Kentucky, but says it will cut off the feed after a transition peri...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, September 29, 2014
Beverly Carter, an agent in Little Rock, Arkansas, is still missing three days after showing a home to a stranger. Search continues for missing Arkansas Realtor

Search continues for missing Arkansas Realtor

Beverly Carter, the Little Rock, Arkansas, real estate agent who disappeared after showing a vacant, bank-owned home to a stranger on Thursday late afternoon, is still missing. Carter, 49, was set to show the river-bordering home located in a small ...
By Paul Hagey | Sunday, September 28, 2014
Screen shot of the home where agent Beverly Carter went missing on Thursday. Case of missing Realtor highlights danger of showing homes to strangers

Case of missing Arkansas Realtor highlights danger of showing homes to unvetted strangers

Beverly Carter, an agent with Crye-Leike Realtors in Little Rock, Arkansas, was wrapping up her workday late Thursday afternoon when she went missing. She set out to meet an unknown prospective buyer at a vacant bank-owned property on the banks ......
By Paul Hagey | Friday, September 26, 2014
Sliced bread image via Shutterstock. NAR: Drones are the best thing since sliced bread

NAR: Drones are the best thing since sliced bread

Drones have “an incredible array of uses” and are a potential “game changer for the real estate industry,” the National Association of Realtors said this week in a letter to regulators who are drawing up rules that will govern the ......
By Inman News | Friday, September 26, 2014
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Realtor safety first

Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Re/Max Executive Realty in Concord, North Carolina, says we should be smarter as agents about taking safety precautions. “Pray for the agent who is missing and please, please, take care of yourself,” Brown say...
By Inman News | Friday, September 26, 2014
Money spigot image via Shutterstock. Time to redesign our system of mortgage lending

Time to redesign our system of mortgage lending

Long-term rates have stabilized, mortgages just under 4.5 percent, but markets are rattled and it’s hard to tell exactly who or what is doing the shaking. The Fed has everybody uneasy, simultaneously saying it may raise the cost of money ......
By Lou Barnes | Friday, September 26, 2014
zufog Brokerage buys startup to help groom agents, brand

Brokerage buys startup to help groom agents, brand

A brokerage’s success can hinge on reputation. So it can be important to cultivate a brand and correct any behavior from agents that could jeopardize it. One brokerage apparently cares so much about grooming its image that it’s snapp...
By Inman News | Friday, September 26, 2014
Drone image via Shutterstock. Approvals for movies, TV could set stage for Realtor drone flights

Approvals for movies, TV could set stage for Realtor drone flights

Six Hollywood production companies have a green light from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly camera-equipped drones on movie and television sets, paving the way for other interim drone approvals and providing some insight into what formal re...
By Inman News | Thursday, September 25, 2014
Broker as boxer image via Shutterstock. The assault on your brand

The assault on your brand

Your brand and reputation is what separates you from others in your market. With that in mind, I have been scratching my head lately as some multiple listing services adopt technology that diminishes the brands of their broker and agent ......
By Brad Blumberg | Thursday, September 25, 2014
Partnership image via Shutterstock. MLS teams up with 'online town square'

MLS teams up with ‘online town square’

WikiRealty, a website that crowdsources information from real estate professionals for public consumption, has partnered with the Miami Association of Realtors (MIAMI) to “enhance the exchange of real estate knowledge” in the area. Wiki...
By Inman News | Thursday, September 25, 2014
Screen shot of Property Portals Accelerator home page. New company connects property portals to 'plug and play' products and services

New company connects property portals to ‘plug and play’ products and services

Simon Baker and James Gray, veterans of realestate.com.au operator REA Group, have founded a new business to provide property portals with “plug and play” products and services. The new business, Property Portal Accelerators, announced si...
By Inman News | Thursday, September 25, 2014