A young woman in a cafe checking her home Sykler360 is now easier to train, smarter and more responsive

Sykler360 is now easier to train, smarter and more responsive

Skyler360 is a conversation platform for real estate agents to better engage prospective buyers and sellers, and it’s getting faster, smarter and better. Updates include a new and easier way to train its virtual assistant and native Facebook Messen...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Sellers are video monitoring buyers: What’s NAR’s stance?

Sellers are video monitoring buyers: What’s NAR’s stance?

Buyer’s agents should warn clients about opening too many drawers during that next home tour, thanks to a rise in sellers using app-connected video cameras to observe potential buyers. What kind of privacy is a buyer entitled to when touring a prop...
By Craig C. Rowe | Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Voice-driven real estate app for Amazon Echo now talks to 3 markets

Voice-driven real estate app for Amazon Echo now talks to 3 markets

A few weeks ago I reported on a voice-driven real estate search app. Now, three agencies have opted in to receive buyer and seller leads. ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, Feb 24, 2017
Why price shouldn’t take priority in your real estate technology decisions

Why price shouldn’t take priority in your real estate technology decisions

Real estate agents should use return on investment as a more important factor than cost when analyzing marketing and technology products. ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
A man checking Facebook on his laptop and his mobile phone When (not) to post on Facebook: Is there a perfect time?

When (not) to post on Facebook: Is there a perfect time?

Don't look at it as a challenge to cut through the noise; you merely need to get the right people to hear you....
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, Feb 13, 2017
Miami real estate team’s Live Exclusively app targets luxury construction

Miami real estate team’s Live Exclusively app targets luxury construction

A team of real estate agents in Miami grew frustrated with not having a single source of information for their speciality: new and pre-construction luxury high-rises in South Florida. So they built an app. ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, Feb 10, 2017
Separate work and personal calls with iPlum business phone line

Separate work and personal calls with iPlum business phone line

iPlum is an app that creates a second phone line on the Android or iOS device you already use....
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, Jan 30, 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, Jan 25, 2017
Why real estate agents already own their best tech tool

Why real estate agents already own their best tech tool

Our mobile phones are genius devices and industrial design milestones. Why don't we use them for what they're intended?...
By Craig C. Rowe | Monday, Jan 16, 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, Jan 13, 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, Jan 9, 2017
connection concept CNET releases Smart Home Matrix at the Consumer Electronics Show

CNET releases Smart Home Matrix at the Consumer Electronics Show

CNET launched its Smart Home Matrix, a website developed to show consumers how existing products in this space connect with one another....
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, Jan 6, 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, Dec 23, 2016
Could Agent Inbox empower your MLS to improve communication?

Could Agent Inbox empower your MLS to improve communication?

Real estate agents don't have a problem talking with one another; they're just not doing it in the same venue. Agent Inbox wants to fix the industry's glaring lack of communication standards and unaccountable conversations between players....
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
Where does the real estate industry stand on bots heading into 2017?

Where does the real estate industry stand on bots heading into 2017?

A number of these artificial intelligence relationship managers entered the scene, evolved or made traction this year, aiming to make consumers happy and agents' lives a little easier. ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, Dec 16, 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, Dec 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, Dec 9, 2016
Happy Grasshopper: How many homeowners have a ‘go-to’ agent?

Happy Grasshopper: How many homeowners have a ‘go-to’ agent?

So long as nothing goes drastically wrong, patients are likely to book appointments with one dentist for their two cleanings per year. Homeowners who aren't handy themselves will probably call on the same maintenance help to fix the garbage disposal ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016