careerxpress Franchisor out to increase life expectancy of new agents

Franchisor out to increase life expectancy of new agents

Hoping to keep more new real estate agents in the business long enough to celebrate their second anniversary, Century 21 Canada has rolled out a 31-day, email-driven course that the franchisor says will give them the practical skills they need ......
By Inman News | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Screen shot of Mobile Realty Apps’ native edgeMLS app featuring “HomeSpotter” augmented reality capability. MLSs offered free version of augmented reality search app for agents

MLSs offered free version of augmented reality search app for agents

Mobile Realty Apps’ HomeSpotter mobile app, which allows agents to access info from their multiple listing service while on the go, is now available to MLSs and their members in a free version. With the app, formerly known as “edgeMLS,...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Screen shot of Goomzee integration with ShowingTime on an iPad. Mobile MLS app integrations 'delight' agents

Mobile MLS app integrations ‘delight’ agents

Thousands of real estate agents in multiple listing services across the country will soon be able to schedule home showings with other agents directly from their mobile MLS app. Missoula, Montana-based Goomzee has integrated its mobile MLS app with s...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Vacation image via Shutterstock. HomeAway puts more listings on Expedia.com

HomeAway puts more listings on Expedia.com

Vacation rental site HomeAway will distribute more than 115,000 vacation rental listings on the U.S. version of Expedia.com, building on a partnership between the companies announced last year that put 10,000 rental listings on Expedia.com in a pilot...
By Inman News | Thursday, September 18, 2014
realtytrac baby boomer millinnial housing Heat map shows baby boomers and millennials on the move

Heat map shows baby boomers and millennials on the move

Sorry, your browser doesn’t support iframes. RealtyTrac has analyzed Census Bureau data to map the migration patterns of baby boomers and millennials from 2007 to 2013 in more than 1,800 counties. The results show that millennials often are ...
By Inman News | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Photography image via Shutterstock. Pricey gear doesn't guarantee good listing photos

Why pricey camera gear doesn’t guarantee good listing photos

There is this urban legend that if a real estate agent buys the right camera, all they have to do is point it at something and press a button, and the end result will be a professional-quality photograph. I almost ......
By Teresa Boardman | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Kristan Cole of Keller Williams Realty discusses agent teams as a business model at Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2014. Agent teams: fad or the future?

Are real estate agent teams just a fad or the wave of the future?

Sometimes it seems like everywhere you turn, people are saying agent teams are the business model of the future. But what if they’re just a fad? Leigh Brown, broker-owner, Re/Max Executive Realty; Brian Copeland, chief engagement officer, Villa...
By Inman News | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Listing data image via Shutterstock. Zillow says it doesn't want stripped-down listing feeds

Zillow balks at taking ‘intentionally degraded’ listings from MLS

A Nashville-area multiple listing service says it’s been told by Zillow that the search portal doesn’t want the stripped-down listing feed that the MLS plans to start providing to all public portals later this month. RealTracs Solutions C...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Australian model Allira Cohrs stars in a video promoting a listing represented by  John and Nicole Mayer. Model's breasts star in luxury listing video

Model Allira Cohrs’ breasts star in luxury listing video

Sex can be used to sell just about anything, including real estate. But knowing where to draw the line on this side of tasteful can be tricky. One Australian-based producer of listing videos, PlatinumHD PropVid, thinks it knows how to do that. But...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Rules image via Shutterstock. Time for agents to make the rules

Time for agents to make the rules

Zillow’s plan to acquire Trulia seems to be the most significant event of the year in real estate, and it’s tempting to choose a side. But it’s quite clear from the debate there is no clear “right” or “wrong.” In ......
By Tamir Poleg | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Surfing paper image via Shutterstock. Keller Williams goes for 'top-of-the-line' transaction management

Keller Williams goes for ‘top-of-the-line’ transaction management system

Keller Williams Realty Inc. has upgraded to dotloop’s DASHBOARD+ transaction management system, a version built for brokers that offers “unlimited workflows,” one-click sign-in to dotloop, integration of dotloop with accounting and ...
By Inman News | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Mortgaged home image via Shutterstock. Trulia launches lender co-marketing program for agent advertisers

Trulia launches lender co-marketing program for agent advertisers

Trulia is launching a lender co-marketing program today that gives agents the ability to get more bang for the buck out of their ad spend with the portal, by letting mortgage lenders take on some of their expenses in exchange for shared exposure....
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Porch's project search portal lets users filter based on project price, home value, home size and more. Searchable database of remodeling projects a tool for real estate agents, clients

Searchable database of remodeling projects tracks costs, home specifications

Porch, a home remodeling site that’s raised more than $33 million, has unveiled new features to make it a stickier destination for homeowners, as it seeks to position itself as more of a resource for buyers, sellers and real estate agents. Taking...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Arden Hearing talks about the return of the luxury development market at Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2014. The luxury development market is back

The luxury development market is back

With cranes soaring high above in major cities and demand stronger than ever, the luxury segment is back. Learn about the state of this lucrative part of the real estate economy from Nat Bosa, president, Bosa Development; Erin Kennelly, senior direct...
By Inman News | Wednesday, September 17, 2014