Anna Hoychuk / Shutterstock.com 3 major technologies driving real estate innovation today

3 major technologies driving real estate innovation today

Housing markets are heating back up with new home sales reaching their highest level since the financial crisis and market crash of 2008. Trulia’s Housing Economist, Ralph McLaughlin, determined the hot 2016 markets to watch accounting for key fact...
By Tori Farley | Wednesday, August 24, 2016
1984x880_inman_webinar_Appfolio0816 Inman Educational Webinar: How to make an emotional connection with your renters

Inman Educational Webinar: How to make an emotional connection with your renters

Offering your renters an approachable, personable service experience is one of the best methods you can use to boost renewal and loyalty. After all, when you yourself think of the brands you love, it's not the product -- but rather, the experience --...
By Inman | Friday, August 19, 2016
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The overlooked weak link in real estate safety

In recent years, a series of horrific headlines shined a light on the serious issue of safety for real estate agents. Like most things in life, as time passed after each tragedy, we seem to go back to our regular routines without investing the time a...
By Glenn Felson | Friday, June 17, 2016
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7 sizzling apps for smarter summer travel

Even real estate agents need time away from the CRM and open houses. These 7 travel apps can save you a few headaches as you plan every last vacation detail, find yourself stuck in traffic or want to hit the hidden haunts like a true local. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Inman Educational Webinar: The self-service generation — connecting with your modern renters

In this webinar, you learn how you can use your renter’s constant mobile connectivity to your advantage, accelerating and enhancing interaction with them from application to move-out ......
By Inman | Friday, May 20, 2016
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Why mobile apps make home shopping easier

Imagine driving to the airport. Getting there early is ideal -- having time to unwind before the flight, stroll around the airport, maybe buy a magazine or two. To do this, one would need to chart the most efficient way to get there with time to spar...
By Neha Kamran | Thursday, April 28, 2016
2016Q1_TechReview Track client-vendor interactions with HomeKeepr’s new feature

Track client-vendor interactions with HomeKeepr’s new feature

HomeKeepr lists community businesses and vendors that can help with the slew of ongoing upkeep chores that every homeowner faces. Now, agents who provide the app can monitor how their clients use it via the Client Activity Tracker ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, February 19, 2016
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The mobile marketing funnel — demystified

Agents wanting to make an impact on mobile marketing should accentuate their local expertise, said John Thornton, the real estate lead at Google today. "Localization is probably the biggest piece that mobile unlocks. You have to get a bit more target...
By Gill South | Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Why responsive mobile design is not enough for real estate sales

At a May 2015 conference, the founder and Chairman of Zillow noted that recurringly across companies he invests in mobile web gets the majority of mobile users, as high as 70 percent, but a small fraction of engagement, as low as 5 percent ......
By Neha Kamran | Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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AdWerx offers mobile digital advertising option for real estate agents

AdWerx announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its digital advertising offering to agents to include mobile advertisements, such as those on Facebook and other popular apps ......
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, July 23, 2015
Screenshot from "How Am I Connected" promotional video from Homesnap Agent-only app sifts MLS data to show agents how they’re connected

Agent-only app sifts MLS data to show agents how they’re connected

Homesnap's agent-only mobile app, Homesnap Pro, just learned a cool new trick: Sifting transactional data from participating MLSs, the app can show agents how they're connected to each other -- whether they or someone in their office has done a deal ...
By Matt Carter | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
homespotter_hero Developer of augmented reality app for listings lands $1.8M

Developer of augmented reality app for listings lands $1.8M

Mobile Realty Apps, developer of mobile apps for multiple listing services, brokerages and franchisors, has raised $1.8 million and rebranded as HomeSpotter, the name of its popular augmented reality feature. The 27-employee firm, whose clients inc...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Competition in mobile MLS apps heats up

Mobile access to one of a real estate agent’s most valuable tools — the multiple listing service — is often a top priority when MLSs choose their vendor. Today, FBS — an MLS system vendor that serves nearly 160,000 real ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Monday, January 12, 2015
tabletlady_select 4 brokers who are ahead of the curve in mobile

4 brokers who are ahead of the curve in mobile

The top real estate portals may get much of the attention when it comes to mobile apps for home search, but some real estate brokers are not content to give up that terrain. These four brokers have apps or mobile ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, December 3, 2014
doapp_select CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app from DoApp

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
Mobile first image via Shutterstock. 9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

We’re not going mobile anymore, we’ve gone mobile. And that’s a good thing! It means you can (and should) set up your business so you can manage it on the go. Doing so gives most clients exactly what they want: ......
By Craig McClelland | Friday, October 31, 2014
Mobile first image via Shutterstock. 9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

We’re not going mobile anymore, we’ve gone mobile. And that’s a good thing! It means you can (and should) set up your business so you can manage it on the go. Doing so gives most clients exactly what they want: ......
By Craig McClelland | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Bad things can happen to good people even if they are armed with a gun or an app

The death of a real estate agent who was murdered on the job led to a raft of articles and emails about apps designed to keep real estate agents safe. Using an app to let friends know where you are ......
By Teresa Boardman | Monday, October 20, 2014