Relocation tech startup Updater eyes big 2022 with $60M round
The funding will be dedicated to sustaining Updater's current growth trend, which has seen the company climb to approximately 250 employees over the past 12 months
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 23
Baird & Warner's Balance looks to even out agent workloads: Tech Review
Opinion
Whether its for agents or consumers (agents often are the customers), major real estate players are finding ways to reduce industry fragmentation by becoming the entire source of the transaction. Baird & Warner is simply applying the model to its agents as customers
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 23
Real Brokerage has big ambitions as it ramps up agents in Q3 and beyond
The Real Brokerage reported a third quarter net loss of $1.06M on $39.8M in revenue as its agents facilitated $1.44B in real estate transactions, up 879% from a year ago
by Matt Carter Nov 22
Video marketing gets new entry in affordable, versatile REVideos app: Tech Review
Opinion
There's a free version of REVideos, which should offer most users plenty of what they need. Or you can make in-app purchases per video to have your images automatically edited, to add more calls to action and a follow-up form
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 19
Rental lead converter Zuma emerges from beta, raises $6.7M
The software flattens traditional lead qualification and follow-up processes using on-demand engagement methods to qualify prospects as leads, arrange appointments and determine best practices for ongoing lead nurture
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 19
Ribbon jump-starts 2022 expansion push with 2 new markets
The homeownership startup has December and January launches planned for markets in Alabama and Virginia. The company plans to be in 25 states by the end of next year
by Marian McPherson Nov 19
5-year study finds Bitcoin is a way better investment than real estate
A study published by Point2Homes.com revealed extensive return on investment comparisons between the most popular form of cryptocurrency and real estate. The results are staggering
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 18
Nation's largest MLS teases upcoming tech investments
California Regional MLS CEO Art Carter highlights broker discomfort after Zillow's acquisition of ShowingTime and Compass' acquisition of Glide
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 18
2022 referral network drying up? Look to Courted: Tech Review
Opinion
Courted isn't unlike Side, the team-oriented boutique brokerage builder. It wants good agents to find each other, knowing that's how the industry will best emerge from its current state of uncertain evolution
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 18
ATTOM assessing climate change risk for every US property
Consumers and other real estate stakeholders have a growing number of tools to help them assess risks including floods and wildfires
by Matt Carter Nov 17
Mortgage tech startup SimpleNexus to be acquired by nCino for $1.2B
Deal provides cloud banking solutions provider nCino with an entry point into the $4B US point-of-sale mortgage market
by Matt Carter Nov 17
Place is the latest real estate company to reach unicorn status
Ben Kinney and Chris Suarez's company, Place, launched last year, offers business infrastructure support to targeted, high-producing agents, ranging from accounting to marketing, transaction and CRM technology products. It just raised $100 million.
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 17
Homeward kicks off 20-market expansion effort in Phoenix
Fintech platform Homeward has launched its largest expansion effort since 2019. The company already launched in Phoenix with the goal of being in 20 new markets by the end of 2022
by Marian McPherson Nov 17
Can eXp actually hit 500,000 agents?
EXp founder Glenn Sanford said his company should have half a million agents in 5 years. We asked some experts if that was realistic
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 17
Sagent signs 7-year deal to power loan servicing for Servion Mortgage
'Bank-on-your-phone experience' lets consumers manage entire homeownership lifecycle from any device
by Matt Carter Nov 16
LoanDepot courts mortgage brokers with new closing capabilities
As lenders pivot from refis to purchase loans, mortgage brokers are an important source of business
by Matt Carter Nov 16