zapier_select How to pull contacts from 100s of Web apps into ZipForm Plus

ZipForm Plus users can pull contacts from 100s of Web apps

Users of zipForm Plus now have an easy way to tap data from more than 100 Web apps including Gmail, LinkedIn and Twitter thanks to a new partnership between zipForm maker zipLogix Inc. and Zapier. Zapier — which charges users $49 per ......
By Paul Hagey | 22 hours ago
Interest rates image via Shutterstock. Modified. Why mortgage rates are about to drop

If this drop in long-term interest rates has legs, look for mortgage rates to follow

Long-term interest rates have broken a narrow, monthlong range and are headed down. The 10-year Treasury note -- the driver of the show -- is now 2.23 percent. The lowest-fee mortgages are trying to cross below 4 percent, too. This is a big move,...
By Lou Barnes | 23 hours ago
Working team Image via Shutterstock. Can technology replace a team?

Can technology replace a team?

Each year we look at ways to leverage our time and ability to market and sell more properties. A popular way to do this is through building a team. There's certainly nothing wrong with the team approach, and many are finding success from it. But when...
By Hank Bailey | 23 hours ago
Brown_Leigh_the_one Remember, you are 'The One' to your buyers and sellers

Remember, you are ‘The One’ to your buyers and sellers

As a real estate broker or agent, it’s your job to understand what your clients’ needs are, whether they are buying or selling a home. Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Leigh Brown and Associates with Re/Max Executive Realty, says to remember...
By Inman | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
warren-hitesh-myer In memory of Warren Hitesh Myer, online mortgage pioneer

Warren Hitesh Myer, online mortgage pioneer, dies at 53

I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Warren Hitesh Myer. For those who never met him, Warren was one of the true pioneers of the online world of real estate ......
By Guest Contributor | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Beverly Carter Two suspects formally charged with murder in Beverly Carter case

Two suspects formally charged with murder in Beverly Carter case

Two people have been formally charged with murder in the death of Beverly Carter, the Arkansas Realtor whose body was found several days after she disappeared after showing a vacant home to a stranger, Arron Lewis, 33, has been formally charged wit...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
idx The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

Counterpoint: Commoditization of IDX will spark a revolution

I recently read a post by Joel Burslem at 1000watt titled Putting IDX out to pasture. Joel suggests that the commoditization of IDX, along with real estate consumers' shift to mobile, has made property search websites obsolete for agents and brokers ...
By Matthew Barba | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
aizen_select The reformers: Jonathan Aizen

The reformers: Jonathan Aizen

Jonathan Aizen is the founder and CEO of Amitree Inc., the developer of Amitree, a tool to help homebuyers and their agents navigate the process of buying a home, organizing the dozens of tasks into an easy-to-understand checklist that is ......
By Inman | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
laura brady Do you dial, swipe or text? Laura Brady

Do you dial, swipe or text? Laura Brady

Sometimes, you need to dial, swipe and text as an agent to be successful! Laura Brady talks about when she uses which tactic ......
By Inman | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Jonas-Boli How a Zillow engineer goes about creating new offerings

Hacker profile: Jonas Boli

Jonas Boli, the product and engineering manager at Zillow, answers some questions ......
By Inman | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
4 Insights That WOW Homebuyers RealScout Ways to win over your potential buyers

4 insights that ‘wow’ potential homebuying clients

Although it would certainly be memorable, impressing your potential homebuying clients doesn't have to include picking them up in a Bentley or giving them neighborhood tours via helicopter. You want your clients to think, "Wow, John was really being ...
By Andrew Flachner | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
doapp_select CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app

CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app from DoApp

Real estate tech and data firm CoreLogic has acquired the technology behind its mobile multiple listing service app, GoMLS, from mobile tech company DoApp Inc. Terms of the deal, which closed on Oct. 31, were not disclosed. Seven of DoApp’s .....
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Calendar image via Shutterstock. Modified. 'First Look' window for Fannie, Freddie REOs could stay open longer

‘First Look’ window for Fannie, Freddie REOs could stay open longer

Two prominent Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee are pushing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator to prolong the time period during which first-time homebuyers and other owner-occupants get a “First Look” at purchasing home...
By Inman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hometown-30 Indie brokers: How to rock at double-ending deals

Indie brokers: How to rock at double-ending deals

Hometown Realty launched a muscular marketing campaign when it signed a $1.1 million listing last spring. The San Marcos, California-based brokerage produced a video celebrating the listing’s motocross track, pushed Facebook ads to users w...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014