Facebook Messenger open on a mobile phone How Facebook Messenger just changed lead generation

How Facebook Messenger just changed lead generation

Advertising can only be worth as much as the number of people able to see it. And right now, there is no better place than mobile. Every nose in a phone is constantly being bombarded by content, and most of it is coming from apps ......
By Adam Stephens | Thursday, October 27, 2016
A woman using an Android device Opendoor just launched an app for iPhone and Android

Opendoor just launched an app for iPhone and Android

What good is any technology in 2016 if you can't peruse it smoothly from the palm of your hand? Opendoor, a well-funded real estate startup that uses automated valuation models to make online offers on homes, just took its mobile user experience to t...
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, October 20, 2016
A man using a mobile phone Rapattoni releases MLS apps for Apple and Android

Rapattoni releases MLS apps for Apple and Android

Accessing the MLS on the go just got easier for agents that use Rapattoni, as the real estate tech provider just announced its MLS mobile app is now available for iOS and Android users ......
By Thomas Mitchell | Thursday, October 20, 2016
Narongsak Nagadhana / Shutterstock.com DisclosureSave launches app to gauge natural disaster risk

DisclosureSave launches app to gauge natural disaster risk

For homebuyers in California, it's especially important to understand a home's risk factor against natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, floods and fires. DisclosureSave has been a Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) provider since 1999, and...
By Kimberly Manning | Monday, October 10, 2016
A Victorian farmhouse Old-house website Circa releases app for lovers of vintage homes

Old-house website Circa releases app for lovers of vintage homes

Mid-century modern beauties, Victorians houses built in 1900, fixer-uppers and restoration tips -- that's the lifeblood of the website and magazine Circa Old Houses, the "online historic house marketplace that showcases the most beautiful old homes f...
By Debbie Biery | Thursday, September 29, 2016
copy-of-handmockup Roomi acquires competitor to expand shared housing offerings

Roomi acquires competitor to expand shared housing offerings

Two competing peer-to-peer roommate search apps are now on the same team, as Room.me was recently acquired by Roomi -- helping the latter grow its user base by more than 25 percent. The New York-based roommate finder is now a more comprehensive tool ...
By Kimberly Manning | Monday, September 19, 2016
AleksandarNakic / iStock.com Breaking down discounts and services of the new CRMLS Marketplace

Breaking down discounts and services of the new CRMLS Marketplace

The California Regional MLS (CRMLS) announced the opening of the CRMLS Marketplace to its subscribers. Accessible by subscribers through CRMLS.org since July 18, the marketplace is an online portal through which members can purchase access to tools a...
By Britt Chester | Friday, July 29, 2016
Pokemon Go Trulia’s Pokémon GO map can help you catch em’ all

Trulia’s Pokémon GO map can help you catch em’ all

There are two types of people in this world: those who have tried Pokémon GO, and liars. The app, which allows players to collect virtual Pokémon by finding them in GPS locations in real-world environments, has made people of all ages flock to p...
By Thomas Mitchell | Monday, July 18, 2016
Pokemon Go Trulia’s Pokémon GO map can help you catch em’ all

Trulia’s Pokémon GO map can help you catch em’ all

There are two types of people in this world: those who have tried Pokémon GO, and liars. The app, which allows players to collect virtual Pokémon by finding them in GPS locations in real-world environments, has made people of all ages flock to p...
By Thomas Mitchell | Monday, July 18, 2016
Denys Prykhodov / Shutterstock.com Room Ring roommate finder partners with Next Step Realty

Room Ring roommate finder partners with Next Step Realty

The Room Ring (TRR) sounds less like a roommate matching app and more like a term hotel front-desks use to wake people up with a phone call. Alas, it is the former — but it is a wake-up call for young people searching for likeminded roommates in Ne...
By Britt Chester | Thursday, July 7, 2016
Neung Day / Shutterstock.com Data encryption: A how-to guide for real estate professionals

Data encryption: A how-to guide for real estate professionals

Real estate agents handle an array of highly sensitive client information -- including income tax returns, bank account data, social security numbers, salary information and more. A data breach not only threatens clients’ financial security, but it...
By Sarah Brown | Monday, June 13, 2016
stockernumber2 / Shutterstock.com RadPad and Luxe reveal valet-ready apartments

RadPad and Luxe reveal valet-ready apartments

Even in large metros with good public transportation, parking is still a priority for renters. For tenants unable to find the right parking near their homes, RadPad teamed up with Luxe to illustrate valet-ready apartments in Chicago, Los Angeles, Aus...
By Jennifer Riner | Monday, June 13, 2016
Courtney Keating / iStock.com Curbside marketing: Why your app isn’t as good as my yard sign

Curbside marketing: Why your app isn’t as good as my yard sign

In most markets today, well-priced homes are commonly getting multiple offers within the first few days of being on the market. What has gone largely unnoticed is how the yard sign, a core component of curbside marketing, is helping agents because ID...
By Randall Standard | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Dragon Images / Shutterstock.com Consumers are used to being dazzled. How do you compare?

Consumers are used to being dazzled. How do you compare?

“The House that Jack Built” was an antique British poem I heard countless times growing up. The point of the poem was less about home construction and more about connectedness. “This is the woman who milked the cow with the crumpled horn, that ...
By Chip R. Bell | Friday, May 13, 2016
Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com 5 organizational tips to make you a better mobile agent

5 organizational tips to make you a better mobile agent

When you’re a mobile agent without a regular office presence, you get to enjoy a lot of freedom that agents with traditional agencies can’t. Although the luxury of working at your own pace and schedule can be great, sometimes it’s difficult to ...
By Alex Quilici | Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Bloomua / Shutterstock.com 5 best apps from 2016 TechNique

5 best apps from 2016 TechNique

Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Well, the TechNique (technology application for real estate professionals) Conference held at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Austin, Texas, certainly made me a believer of that statement’s truth. TechNique was...
By Lee Davenport | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
2016Q1_TechReview HomeAhead Wishlist makes good on its home browsing promise

HomeAhead Wishlist makes good on its home browsing promise

HomeAhead Wishlist, which started as a Chrome extension, is now a powerful browsing app available on Android and iOS. Here, buyers, friends and agents can share and discuss properties in one place. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, March 14, 2016
TAGSTOCK1 / iStock.com 3 ways to network without leaving your desk

3 ways to network without leaving your desk

You likely know the importance of networking, but with all of the other agenda items packed into your day, is it a neglected lead generation activity? Here are three surprising tech tools that can help you network more -- even if you cannot physicall...
By Lee Davenport | Thursday, March 10, 2016