MilindArvindKetkar_246239908 125 MLSs now sending listings directly to Trulia

125 MLSs now sending listings directly to Trulia

Trulia, the nation’s second most popular real estate listing portal, has signed direct feed agreements with 125 multiple listing services, 69 of them in 2014. The agreements are a sign that MLSs are increasingly comfortable sending listings dir...
By Andrea V. Brambila | 19 hours ago
SeanPavone_106578649 Why News Corp. bought realtor.com instead of Zillow or Trulia

Why News Corp. bought realtor.com instead of Zillow or Trulia

NEW YORK — The new owner of realtor.com operator Move Inc. kicked the tires of its two chief competitors, Zillow and Trulia, before acquiring Move for $950 million in November, News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson revealed today. In a one-on-one conv...
By Paul Hagey | 19 hours ago
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Listing agents may have provided condo keys to Craigslist rental scammers

Real estate agents may have unwittingly aided a Craigslist rental scam that swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from would-be renters, by providing fraudsters who posed as buyer’s agents with keys to vacant condos that legitimate brokers ...
By Phillip Woolgar | 21 hours ago
ChristianMueller_90046435 Here come the 'boomerang buyers'

Here come the ‘boomerang buyers’

More than 7 million homeowners who lost their properties to foreclosures or short sales during the housing bust will return to the housing market over the next eight years, according to a RealtyTrac report. It can take seven years to ......
By Phillip Woolgar | 21 hours ago
ubervreagent_hero Can driving for Uber trump a career in real estate?

Can driving for Uber trump a career in real estate?

As real estate industry leaders ponder the challenges of recruiting millennials, it’s a question worthy of consideration: Can Uber drivers really make almost as much money as real estate brokers? A chart accompanying a story in The Atlantic, &#...
By Inman | 22 hours ago
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Watch Connect NYC 2015 keynote speakers via ‘Connect Live Streaming’

Inman Select members will have exclusive access to all 33 Real Estate Connect NYC 2015 keynote presentations from any laptop, tablet or mobile device as Inman broadcasts LIVE streaming video through midday Friday from the main stage. “The next best...
By Inman | 23 hours ago
realtordotcom Realtor.com will make 'simple product improvements' before exploring 'big, bold ideas'

Realtor.com will make ‘simple product improvements’ before exploring ‘big, bold ideas’

Don’t expect radical changes to realtor.com under the management of News Corp., which acquired the site’s operator, Move Inc., in November — at least not right away. Move’s new CEO, News Corp. veteran Ryan O’Hara, says he...
By Inman | 24 hours ago
NataliGlado_133027202 4 steps to picking perfect real estate tech solutions

4 steps to picking perfect real estate tech solutions

Developing the best agent-facing technology strategy for your brokerage is a lot like finding the perfect home. There can be an overwhelming number of things to consider, and once you commit, you've got to do everything in your power to make it work ...
By Joelle Senter | 24 hours ago
Yuttasak Jannarong/Shutterstock Smart recruiting, training and SEO ensure broker relevancy

Smart recruiting, training and SEO ensure broker relevancy

In an age where agents have more sophisticated technology than ever and leads from a growing number of sources, brokerages can stay relevant by recruiting the right agents, providing them with support they need and increasing the visibility of their ...
By Paul Hagey | 24 hours ago
focal-point/Shutterstock Don't let down payment obstacles deter millennial buyers

Don’t let down payment obstacles deter millennial buyers

Ah, the elusive millennial homebuyer. Our industry has spent most of 2014 analyzing why this demographic hasn’t bought a home (Student debt? Unemployment? They want to rent?) and even more time researching millennial goals and beliefs to foreca...
By Rob Chrane | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Dshowroom_hero Listing portals can sell 3-D enhancements using new platform

Portals can sell 3-D listing enhancements using new platform

Don’t be surprised if you begin to see more 3-D content popping up on listing portals in the near future. DIAKRIT, which produces 3-D renderings for listings that appear on websites including NJ.com, NOLA.com and Syracuse.com, has rolled out a 3...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Stocklite/Shutterstock New tools let brokers, team leaders manage networks of multiple websites

New tools let brokers, team leaders manage networks of multiple websites

BoomTown, a real estate marketing firm that bakes real estate search websites, search engine marketing and a customer relationship management system into one offering, has released new tools that allow brokers and team leaders to network multiple ...
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Zillow_generic_hero Zillow will offer more perks for listings

Zillow will offer more perks for listings

Zillow will roll out new perks this year for brokerages that provide direct listing feeds to the portal that the company says will increase their visibility and branding. More than 5,000 brokers currently provide a direct feed to Zillow under ......
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Smart marketing materials update themselves

Real estate marketing firm Imprev Inc. has signed up its first Coldwell Banker Real Estate affiliate to the automated version of its platform since signing a mega-deal with the franchisor in September. Under last fall’s franchise-wide deal, ...
By Inman | Tuesday, January 27, 2015