A misty graveyard Why the MLS isn’t dead, and why backers say that’s good for consumers

Why the MLS isn’t dead, and why backers say that’s good for consumers

A recent piece in Forbes claims MLSs are not relevant to buyers because they have other places to go for listing information and are doing more of the work that agents used to do themselves and that new technology like big data and AI is doing the wo...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Coldwell Banker's CBxSellerLeads tool Coldwell Banker’s new tech predicts who’s about to list their home for sale

Coldwell Banker’s new tech predicts who’s about to list their home for sale

The aggregated data will include publicly available sales information not only from Coldwell Banker but also from other brokerages and demographic data to help flag households that are most likely to list, such as young, growing families looking for ...
By Marian McPherson | Thursday, June 7, 2018
A man examining a contract closely Artificial intelligence startup First.io raises $5 million

Artificial intelligence startup First.io raises $5 million

First.io, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict when people are going to move, has raised $5 million in Series A funding....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Tuesday, May 22, 2018
HomeHawk’s chatbot now offers quick CMAs and home estimates Sponsor Post

HomeHawk’s chatbot now offers quick CMAs and home estimates

Consumers can now use the Facebook Messenger tool to unearth sold data on more than 90 million properties thanks to an application programming interface (API) integration with Onboard Informatics. This allows potential sellers to perform their own qu...
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, April 30, 2018
Robot AI and girl 6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world

6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world

AI is an umbrella term for things like machine learning, facial recognition, speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. But as fancy, and potentially scary, as those things sound, AI today is very narrow in that it is desig...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, April 19, 2018
An image of innovative computer technology KW’s ‘Kelle’ app competes with big RE tech companies

KW’s ‘Kelle’ app competes with big RE tech companies

Kelle is a voice-activated interface that allows Keller Williams agents to access databases, company resources and goal-tracking technologies ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Rooftops Cape Analytics expands its aerial property analysis nationwide

Cape Analytics expands its aerial property analysis nationwide

Cape Analytics also uses its data mapping to work with real estate agents and brokers in order to alert clients about the cost of insurance. Eventually, Cummings hopes that the company will also be able to provide information pertaining to real estat...
By Veronika Bondarenko | Thursday, April 5, 2018
3 ways agents will remain relevant as robots approach

3 ways agents will remain relevant as robots approach

I was reading an article the other day that led with: “Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots or A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), but it’s Americans who should be particularly worried.”...
By Spyro Kemble | Friday, March 9, 2018
Buildings Smart buildings startup gets $20 million, eyes U.S. expansion

Smart buildings startup gets $20 million, eyes U.S. expansion

Toronto-based ThoughtWire's platform Ambiant is already used in hospitals around Canada for alerts on patients' health. Now it wants to bring it to real estate and city planning in the U.S. as well....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Tuesday, March 6, 2018
New iBuyer platform Offerai inspired by Zillow Instant Offers

New iBuyer platform Offerai inspired by Zillow Instant Offers

Offerai is a recently launched ibuyer platform that uses a Facebook Messenger bot to gather home information. ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, February 5, 2018
Restb.ai uses AI to tag room features for easy searching

Restb.ai uses AI to tag room features for easy searching

Restb.ai is software that automatically identifies property images and tags their contents for real estate brokerages, portals and MLSs....
By Craig C. Rowe | Thursday, February 1, 2018
HelloAlex nurtures, manages leads with AI marketing

HelloAlex nurtures, manages leads with AI marketing

HelloAlex is an automated solution for engaging leads from multiple online sources. ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, January 10, 2018
3 real estate tech trends to keep an eye on in 2018

3 real estate tech trends to keep an eye on in 2018

Technology is so much part of our daily lives that almost all of the news we consume seems to connect to technology and its uses and abuses....
By Christy Murdock Edgar | Thursday, December 28, 2017
Watch out for these 5 website trends in 2018

Watch out for these 5 website trends in 2018

There's no crystal ball here (if you know where to find one, I'm all ears). But I've paid close attention to web design and functionality trends this year....
By Laura Ure | Tuesday, December 26, 2017
10 real estate predictions all agents should care about

10 real estate predictions all agents should care about

With this year coming to a close, there were many moments of major advancements in technology through out the year that are finding their way into our real estate world....
By Brian Hopper | Monday, December 18, 2017
Structurely’s personable chatbot will cultivate leads for you

Structurely’s personable chatbot will cultivate leads for you

Structurely is a lead cultivation chatbot for real estate agents that doesn't generate leads, but helps qualify those that come in from online channels....
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, December 11, 2017
This app predicts which of your contacts will sell ‘First’

This app predicts which of your contacts will sell ‘First’

First is an in-network marketing tool for agents that uses big data and AI (artificial intelligence) to predict who in your sphere of influence will sell first....
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, November 27, 2017
New interactive Amazon Echo app shares listing information

New interactive Amazon Echo app shares listing information

Home IQ by Show Pal uses Amazon's Echo Show to tell and display information about a listing. ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, October 30, 2017