Total Expert integrates RatePlug to connect loan officers with agents
RatePlug, a marketing platform that connects mortgage loan officers and real estate agents, is now integrated into Total Expert, a customer relationship management solution
by Matt Carter Jul 27
Cloud providers are now big players in the mortgage process
AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure have developed proprietary AI and machine learning capabilities that can be customized for lenders
by Matt Carter Jul 27
Virtual brokerage Real plans to add thousands of agents, CEO says
Tamir Poleg also believes the currently wild housing market may calm down in the near future, but he doesn't believes there's a bubble forming
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 27
Homeownership accessibility startup raises $165M with help from Will Smith, Jay-Z
The funding round for Landis was led by Sequoia Capital with participants from Arrive, a branch of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, Will Smith’s Dreamers VC, and Signia Venture Partners
by Libertina Brandt Jul 27
Matterport finishes first day of trading slightly down
The 3D imaging company's shares debuted Friday at about $14.42 and ended the day around $14.20. The firm went public via a merger with a special acquisition company
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 26
RE/MAX adds 5 new vendors to marketplace platform
1800 Business Cards, eLead Network, Payload, RateMyAgent and Stagerie have joined the RE/MAX Marketplace. The platform now has more than 110 vendors
by Marian McPherson Jul 23
Inman Review: Can iBuyers get you leads? They can with Zoodealio
Not quite an iBuyer, Zoodealio does in some instances buy a seller's home, but the software's experience is clearly developed around getting agents more listing leads
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 23
3D tour giant Matterport makes its stock market debut
The company will begin selling shares via a SPAC merger at a moment when interest in 3D tours is surging — and when more competitors are inching onto Matterport's turf
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 23
Ransomware attack threatens closings, sensitive client data
Cloudstar, host of title insurance apps, is still down five days after being hit by 'highly sophisticated ransomware attack'
by Matt Carter Jul 21
Clubhouse ditches invite-only system, opens platform to all
The audio-only social app was once the buzziest thing in tech and real estate. Is going wide enough to save it?
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 21
Opendoor is just 1 market away from reaching 2021 expansion goal
Opendoor launched new operations in Birmingham and Indianapolis, according to an announcement Tuesday. The iBuyer said it would be in 42 markets before the end of 2021
by Marian McPherson Jul 21
Toronto iBuyer raises $44M with help from Spencer Rascoff, Eric Wu
Properly is a tech-based real estate brokerage in Canada with a model similar to US iBuyers like Opendoor and Zillow Offers
by Libertina Brandt Jul 21
Better eyes real estate brokerage as next step in end-to-end platform
Better's real estate brokerage subsidiary has largely flown under the radar, but that's about to change as it seeks to become licensed in all 50 states
by Matt Carter Jul 21
Zillow, NAR formed 'group boycott' to enforce commission rule: REX
REX alleges that the National Association of Realtors and Zillow use NAR's segregation rule to hinder competitors who don't comply with NAR's commission rule
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 21
RentSpree scores $8M in new funding
The company plans to use the funds to expand and improve its tech platform, which handles things such as rental applications and tenant screenings
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 21
Agents can take charge of their social media using these tools, tips
During a recent Connect Now workshop, a top social media expert said one of the biggest mistakes agents make is being hands-off with their social media pages
by Daniel Houston Jul 20