@properties CEO on the ups and downs of being an indie brokerage
'Cards get stacked against indies,' said Thad Wong, @properties co-founder and co-CEO, during Connect Now when discussing the challenges of being an independent brokerage
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 16
Spencer Rascoff: The transaction facilitator category needs a rebrand
Rascoff: iBuying will survive without Zillow, but companies that 'take the friction out of transactions' need a new name for their services
by Matt Carter Nov 16
Zillow Offers is dead. But Zillow (and iBuying) is here to stay
At Connect Now on Tuesday, real estate analyst Mike DelPrete shared with Brad Inman where Zillow went wrong with Zillow Offers and what 'Zillow 3.0' could look like
by Marian McPherson Nov 16
FairPlay lands $4.5M seed round to help lenders combat racial bias
APIs are designed to help lenders discover bias in algorithms and take a second look at rejected applicants
by Matt Carter Nov 15
Los Angeles wants to ban iBuying
The city council just approved an effort that will look for strategies to stop iBuyers such as Opendoor and Redfin
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 13
ShowingTime rolls out new safety, video tools
The new tools will let agents conduct live video tours and send out automated emergency texts if or when they run into trouble
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 12
Is HomeSmart's tech worth the switch? A look at its client-first app: Tech Review
Opinion
The team at HomeSmart makes it a priority to stay on top of what the HomeSnaps and Zillows of the world are up to, as should any savvy proptech team trying to know what consumers are looking for
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 12
RedfinNow meets 30-market milestone with Twin Cities launch
Homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul can now request an all-cash offer through RedfinNow. This is the 12th market RedfinNow has added this year
by Marian McPherson Nov 12
Multiple law firms investigating Zillow for potential securities fraud
The investigations — which are relatively common after a company discloses very bad news — are a response to Zillow's announcement that it will end its iBuying business
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 12
How equitably is housing wealth distributed in your city?
Interactive tool tracks disparities in homeownership rates, home values and distribution of housing wealth by race and ethnicity
by Matt Carter Nov 12
Survey: Mortgage refi crush exposed dangers of digital-heavy approach
JD Power finds customer satisfaction is highest when lenders employ the right mix of technology and personal interactions
by Matt Carter Nov 11
Houston Association of Realtors debuts home showing platform
Starting Thursday, HAR's 45,000 members can schedule and manage home showings through ShowingSmart. A mobile app will be available early 2022
by Marian McPherson Nov 11
Lucit makes billboard advertising more accessible than ever: Tech Review
Opinion
Lucit is an app for creating and controlling ad campaigns on roadside digital billboards. It's an ideal marketing tool for offices and teams of any size or brand
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 11
Seasonality is back, iBuying is alive, and other big earnings takeaways
This week saw a flood of real estate company earnings reports. Overall, they indicate the market is well-positioned and maybe returning to some semblance of normalcy
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 11
Blend's Q3 earnings take a hit as $54M in IPO compensation vests
The cloud banking software developer raises revenue guidance as it signs new clients, launches new products and integrates Title365 acquisition
by Matt Carter Nov 10
Offerpad sees surging growth in Q3 across revenue, profits, homes sold
CEO Brian Bair offered reassurance in the wake of Zillow's iBuying exit that Offerpad's business model is working
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 10