Beycome aims for the agent-less transaction — does it have legs?

Beycome aims for the agent-less transaction — does it have legs?

I think it's healthy for real estate agents to know how to defend their value against the rise of internet-powered, agent-less transactions ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, April 21, 2017
What WellcomeMat, a real estate listing video manager, has over YouTube

What WellcomeMat, a real estate listing video manager, has over YouTube

WellcomeMat doesn't create video for you. It's not an presentation or a content production tool. Its highest and best use is as a way to manage, distribute and measure video marketing ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Are real estate clients taken by Homeselfe RE’s colorful energy reports?

Are real estate clients taken by Homeselfe RE’s colorful energy reports?

As easily as a seller agent could use the Homeselfe RE app to augment their listing presentation with an energy analysis, a buyer's agent could use it to highlight outdated HVAC systems or an antiquated water heater -- and justify concessions. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, March 6, 2017
Mine carts in a mine Is enriched MLS data the key to more sales? Remine thinks so

Is enriched MLS data the key to more sales? Remine thinks so

Remine is a sleek new data visualization and enrichment tool for multiple listing services. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, February 20, 2017
Property Panorama infuses InstaView 3.0 with SEO power

Property Panorama infuses InstaView 3.0 with SEO power

InstaView 3.0 uses structured data to bake a host of valuable content into a property's virtual tour. Real estate agent profiles, office services descriptions, upcoming open house dates and times, and listing details are now part of a what person can...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, January 25, 2017
What’s new since Buddy Agent’s soft launch?

What’s new since Buddy Agent’s soft launch?

Buddy Agent will launch in Inman Connect New York to show real estate agents how to have a more balanced life by handing off work to accredited colleagues ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, January 13, 2017
Newton drops a new way to manage multiple email accounts

Newton drops a new way to manage multiple email accounts

I've been using Newton for a number of months, and in many ways I find it superior to Gmail. The email application allows for the consolidation of multiple accounts in a clean, sharp interface with an array of built-in efficiencies ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Does the MyHouseHas app beat handwritten listing notes?

Does the MyHouseHas app beat handwritten listing notes?

MyHouseHas is an easy app for real estate agents to collect data and create PDFs for new listings. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, January 9, 2017
Tradition meets tech in ZipComps app for door-knockers

Tradition meets tech in ZipComps app for door-knockers

ZipComps is a new app for real estate agents available in Bay Area and San Diego markets. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, December 23, 2016
Does MyPropertyOffice give agents and brokers home search power?

Does MyPropertyOffice give agents and brokers home search power?

MyPropertyOffice is an elegantly designed productivity tool for agents and brokers currently in California's San Francisco Bay Area, where its first MLS partnership hatched. Based on what I saw, there's no reason why its future market partnerships wo...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, December 14, 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
Newbie real estate CRM Chime rolls out 6 features to corral leads

Newbie real estate CRM Chime rolls out 6 features to corral leads

When it comes to buying software, agents want to know if it will generate more leads. Then they want it to help them manage those leads. Everything else is somewhat ancillary ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Agent-built marketing service Zip Your Flyer (de)signs, seals, delivers

Agent-built marketing service Zip Your Flyer (de)signs, seals, delivers

It's no secret that that in sales, exposure matters. And Zip Your Flyer, which helps users create sharp, contemporary listing flyers from a large collection of designs and themes, has hard numbers that show its customers' listings spend 22 percent le...
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, October 31, 2016
Tech-driven ‘Certified Proof of Funds’ helps clients show you the money

Tech-driven ‘Certified Proof of Funds’ helps clients show you the money

Certified Proof of Funds is a secure, simple way for an agent's client to demonstrate economic prowess without sacrificing privacy or providing an array of hardcopy personal reports and statements ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, October 28, 2016
Automabots warms up buyer and seller leads ’til they’re hot

Automabots warms up buyer and seller leads ’til they’re hot

During the initial interaction, the BuyerAgentBot draws out users' preferred ZIP codes, price, number of beds and baths, and communities they're interested in to populate a relevant list of homes, which are pulled directly from the MLS, current to th...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, October 26, 2016
SalesTalk effectively strips down the CRM to cultivate leads

SalesTalk effectively strips down the CRM to cultivate leads

SalesTalk doesn't do what half of what most real estate CRMs do, but it can make an agent better at selling real estate, which is what most of those other CRMs don't do ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Rank your neighbors (on their homes) with House Safari

Rank your neighbors (on their homes) with House Safari

Some may say standing outside your neighbor's house to review their landscaping, house color and comment on their dog's bathroom habits is a bit nosey. But let's not kid ourselves -- we've been doing it for years. Why do you think Nextdoor is so popu...
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, October 17, 2016
Hiver browser extension makes Gmail easier in 3 key ways

Hiver browser extension makes Gmail easier in 3 key ways

I had a look at Hiver last week, which is used by Uber, Lonely Plant, CBS Interactive and Pinterest among other well-known companies, and here are three ways it could make a difference in your email life ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, October 14, 2016