CoreLogic’s Trestle now open for business — will tech vendors bite?

CoreLogic’s Trestle now open for business — will tech vendors bite?

Opening its doors to tech companies yearning for a single, combined, standardized data feed from multiple MLSs, real estate data company CoreLogic launched its data marketplace, Trestle, to vendors this week. ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Friday, March 24, 2017
Placester, a real estate tech provider, raises another $50 million

Placester, a real estate tech provider, raises another $50 million

Marking venture capital's latest splurge on real estate tech, software provider Placester has clinched another $50 million in a Series D funding round, bringing the company's total funding to $100 million ......
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, March 24, 2017
A man knocking on a door Door, a Dallas hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $2.3 million in funding

Door, a Dallas hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $2.3 million in funding

Another day, another hybrid brokerage funding round. Dallas-based Door, a high-tech brokerage that pockets only $5,000 for representing buyers and sellers, has raised $2.3 million to build on the momentum of a promising first year ......
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Totomic’s big data shows how (and who) to target for your next home sale

Totomic’s big data shows how (and who) to target for your next home sale

To paraphrase a classic line from "Fletch" -- "It's all big data these days." Totomic consolidates non-commoditized data sources, such as deep property information, lifestyle and behavioral data, and social activity to categorize the people who live ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Why price shouldn’t take priority in your real estate technology decisions

Why price shouldn’t take priority in your real estate technology decisions

Real estate agents should use return on investment as a more important factor than cost when analyzing marketing and technology products. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Ben Kinney buys Blueroof360, his 5th real estate tech company

Ben Kinney buys Blueroof360, his 5th real estate tech company

When you think about the vacuum cleaners of real estate tech, companies like Zillow Group, realtor.com-owner Move and Constellation Software might come to mind ......
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, February 10, 2017
A handshake from a low angle AgentDesks announces national launch, Council of Residential Specialists partnership

AgentDesks announces national launch, Council of Residential Specialists partnership

With a new partnership and national launch, mobile real estate CRM and client matcher Agentdesks has the opportunity to multiply its current 11,000 users fourfold, giving top-producing Realtors exposure to a tech-driven deal facilitator. ......
By Caroline Feeney | Thursday, February 9, 2017
Zillow co-founder Rich Barton on what’s next in real estate tech

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton on what’s next in real estate tech

A decade ago, the smartphone didn't exist. Now, the majority of real estate shopping takes place on mobile devices. So what about the next 10 years? ......
By Inman | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
A man using a virtual reality headset How realtor.com is walking the walk of innovation

How realtor.com is walking the walk of innovation

NEW YORK -- Realtor.com pioneered online property search, but let's face it: In more recent years, it hasn't been known as an innovator. But two years after News Corp.'s acquisition of the listing portal, that image no longer applies ......
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, January 20, 2017
A statue of Alexander the Conquerer 5 ways to defend your income from tech disruption

5 ways to defend your income from tech disruption

NEW YORK -- "I would say that we’re foolish to think that commissions are not going to be reduced in the future," said Ben Kinney, who owns several Keller Williams Realty brokerages. But that "doesn’t mean that our annual incomes would stay the s...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, January 20, 2017
Real estate tech raised $2.6 billion in 2016

Real estate tech raised $2.6 billion in 2016

In 2012, talk of a real estate makeover was afoot. By 2016, the chatter had increased. And perhaps for good reason: industry tech startups had raised 12 times as much money as they did in ......
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, January 19, 2017
Why real estate agents already own their best tech tool

Why real estate agents already own their best tech tool

Our mobile phones are genius devices and industrial design milestones. Why don't we use them for what they're intended ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, January 16, 2017
5 things you can’t miss at Hacker Connect

5 things you can’t miss at Hacker Connect

What better way to bring in the New Year than a jump on the competition? Inman's Hacker Connect can provide just that for real estate techies, with discussions, debates and collaborative sessions that will share insight on some of the industry's most...
By Thomas Mitchell | Friday, December 30, 2016
Could the Boulevard app boost buyer’s agent sales and efficiency?

Could the Boulevard app boost buyer’s agent sales and efficiency?

Boulevard gives buyer's agents exactly what they need to quickly create contacts, match them with a few listings and track the relationship as it progresses from preferences to tours to contract ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, December 9, 2016
4 real estate technology products I’m thankful for this year

4 real estate technology products I’m thankful for this year

I like to see new things and fresh ideas, stuff that I'd ask to be passed from the end of the table before diving into what's already in front of me. Here are some of the more satisfying technology dishes I've sampled this year ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Placester unveils mobile app for real estate agents

Placester unveils mobile app for real estate agents

Placester, a well-funded real estate software provider, has unveiled a mobile app that lets agents manage leads on the go. ......
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Centriq app upgrades build impressive home data libraries

Centriq app upgrades build impressive home data libraries

Centriq, a home data capture tool that real estate agents can share with clients, has undergone a tremendous growth spurt in the last 12 months collecting investors, advisors, programmers and a host of new features. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, November 11, 2016
Why Contactually has the droids you’re looking for

Why Contactually has the droids you’re looking for

One of the industry's favorite CRMs has rolled out a new bot-centric feature so agents can better manage leads from outside the system ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, November 7, 2016