Condor 36 / Shutterstock Zillow Group says it's ready for life after ListHub

Zillow Group says it’s ready for life after ListHub

After roping in direct feed deals with 79 multiple listing services in the last two months, including the 16 it's announcing today, Zillow Group Inc. claims that life after ListHub will be better than ever ......
By Paul Hagey | Friday, March 27, 2015
Screenshot of email templates available from mailify.com MailChimp competitor offers email marketing templates tailored for real estate

MailChimp competitor offers email marketing templates tailored for real estate

Look out MailChimp, Constant Contact, AWeber and REmessenger: Responsive email marketing software provider Mailify, which just brought a platform that’s already popular in Europe to the U.S., is now offering a set of real estate-specific email ...
By Matt Carter | Friday, March 27, 2015
James Whelan/Shutterstock I listed a home as a Presidents Day special sale -- what happened next?

I listed a home as a Presidents Day special sale — what happened next?

Find out the results of a "special sale" model when applied to selling homes. ......
By Jim Whatley | Friday, March 27, 2015
airn / Shutterstock.com Proposed bill would place Fannie, Freddie funds in escrow

Proposed bill would place Fannie, Freddie funds in escrow

Aiming to protect taxpayers against loss in the event of a housing market downturn, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., yesterday introduced legislation that would establish a secondary reserve fund for government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Fre...
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, March 27, 2015
Ryan Serhant. Ryan Serhant on the transition from 'As the World Turns' to 'Million Dollar Listing'

Ryan Serhant on the transition from ‘As the World Turns’ to ‘Million Dollar Listing’

Ryan Serhant, an agent with New York's Nest Seekers, moved to the Big Apple to take a part in "As the World Turns" in 2007. After the show killed off his character, Serhant needed a new career, and real estate was waiting for him ......
By Inman | Friday, March 27, 2015
viki2win/Shutterstock How to benefit in real estate by not selling houses

How to benefit in real estate by not selling houses

I have a friend. Let's call him Jack. We are still friends because I declined his invitation to sell list his home … a property type I sell regularly, on a very busy thoroughfare that would have afforded me great sign exposure ......
By Cathy Turney | Friday, March 27, 2015
Johan Swanepoel/Shutterstock 'My listing, my lead' philosophy is a massive disservice to real estate consumers

‘My listing, my lead’ philosophy is a disservice to real estate consumers

Let's place you in the same kind of situation that the underrepresented buyer and seller are in. A past client decides to sue you for $2 million in damages -- and their attorney offers to also take your side of the case. Do you feel confident in gett...
By Creed Smith | Friday, March 27, 2015
Goodluz / Shutterstock.com Homebuyers crave title insurance information early in purchasing process -- but who will provide it?

Homebuyers crave title insurance information early in purchasing process — but who will provide it?

It's no secret that consumers are confused about title insurance and its value, but the American Land Title Association (ALTA) is equally concerned about the misconceptions that real estate partners have about its industry and its place in the closin...
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, March 27, 2015
Vizual Studio/Shutterstock 2015 is the year consumers will stay put and renovate, survey says

2015 is the year consumers will stay put and renovate, survey says

Fewer Americans plan to move this year compared to last year, but a larger share will conduct home improvement projects, according to a survey commissioned by American Express ......
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, March 27, 2015
pixinoo/Shutterstock Would being caught on camera change how you conduct your real estate business?

Would being caught on camera change how you conduct your real estate business?

"Big Brother" is no longer just a television show on CBS where we, the viewers, are playing the peeping Tom. No, Big Brother has crept into the real estate industry, and we are the objects of affection, or is that the objects of suspicion? Do we dese...
By Shannon Milligan | Friday, March 27, 2015
BTC - Rob Eisenbach Rob Eisenbach on new 3-D, 'dollhouse' and floor plan functionality

Rob Eisenbach on new 3-D, ‘dollhouse’ and floor plan functionality

The Matterport vice president of marketing talks about using Oculus Rift and other technologies to give potential homeowners a better view of their future properties ......
By Inman | Friday, March 27, 2015
sergign / Shutterstock.com Zillow's new Agent Finder misses the mark for consumers

Zillow’s new Agent Finder misses the mark for consumers

Agent Finder has missed the mark rather drastically. In the past, a consumer using the Zillow Agent directory would have seen all agent reviews and sales over the past 12 months by each agent ......
By Hank Bailey | Friday, March 27, 2015
DRETR - Homezada HomeZada is a powerful tool for homeowners -- and may help agents, too

HomeZada is a powerful tool for homeowners — and may help agents, too

Most real estate agents would prefer to work with sellers over buyers. Still, buyers do stand a chance of becoming sellers. So sometimes it's worth keeping in touch. HomeZada aims to help you do that while helping homeowners do everything else ......
By Craig Rowe | Friday, March 27, 2015
SocialMedia-ToddCarpenter Todd Carpenter: 'Anything that's happening in the real estate industry will show up on Twitter'

Todd Carpenter: ‘Anything that’s happening in the real estate industry will show up on Twitter’

The managing director of data analytics at the National Association of Realtors says that Twitter is "where I share the most, and more importantly, it’s where I listen to the industry the most ... You just have to know who to listen to." ......
By Inman | Friday, March 27, 2015