9 risks that could derail Redfin after it goes public

9 risks that could derail Redfin after it goes public

Over more than a decade, Redfin has fought tooth and nail for a small fraction of market share -- without turning a profit. Some analysts think the high-tech brokerage can quickly grow into a multibillion dollar company after its IPO, scheduled for J...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, July 21, 2017
Douglas Elliman’s new app uses ‘gamification’ to spur agent competition

Douglas Elliman’s new app uses ‘gamification’ to spur agent competition

New York City-based Douglas Elliman, which claims to be the fourth largest brokerage nationwide, has unveiled a mobile search app that agents can share with clients ......
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, June 29, 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, February 10, 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, January 9, 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, December 23, 2016
7 useful apps for real estate agents

7 useful apps for real estate agents

While they are still slightly below historical norms, sales of existing homes rose to their highest levels in the last nine years this May, according to the National Association of Realtors, underlining strong demand amidst steady job creation and lo...
By Oscar Waterworth | Tuesday, December 20, 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, December 9, 2016
Placester unveils mobile app for real estate agents

Placester unveils mobile app for real estate agents

Placester, a well-funded real estate software provider, has unveiled a mobile app that lets agents manage leads on the go. ......
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Centriq app upgrades build impressive home data libraries

Centriq app upgrades build impressive home data libraries

Centriq, a home data capture tool that real estate agents can share with clients, has undergone a tremendous growth spurt in the last 12 months collecting investors, advisors, programmers and a host of new features. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, November 11, 2016
4 Chicago tech companies transforming local real estate operations

4 Chicago tech companies transforming local real estate operations

Although not quite on par with Silicon Valley, Chicago tech startups are opening and expanding fairly quickly. The neighborhoods of River North and the West Loop, where Google just opened its new swanky offices, are both littered with familiar and fr...
By Jennifer Riner | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Why Everlance could be agents’ favorite mileage tracker

Why Everlance could be agents’ favorite mileage tracker

There is no shortage of mileage trackers and expense apps available for real estate agents. However, there is a shortage of apps in this category that have enticed more than 10,000 real estate agents to sign up in only a few months. In fact, there's ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, July 22, 2016
Kiser Group’s new app works for brokers and investors

Kiser Group’s new app works for brokers and investors

Kiser Group, a Chicago mid-market commercial real estate brokerage firm, just joined the app game. The free download allows investors and clients to search their properties, view company’s blog, press releases and news stories and request additiona...
By Kimberley Sirk | Monday, November 16, 2015
Keller Williams agents can now share vendors through search app

Keller Williams agents can now share vendors through search app

Keller Williams Realty real estate agents can now provide past and present clients with easy access to preferred vendors through the agent-branded Keller Williams property search app ......
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The rise of gig-estate

The rise of gig-estate

A real revolution has been happening in the labor market in the past five years. There is a new kind of entrepreneur giving rise to "the gig-economy," which is rapidly growing in the US, and around the world. Surveys suggest that it could soon repres...
By Tamir Poleg | Thursday, June 4, 2015
17 arsenals of real estate apps: gallery

17 arsenals of real estate apps: gallery

No fewer than 45 apps appear in the "real estate" and "productivity" folders of Todd Pearl's iPhone. And that excludes three other apps that the real estate agent regularly uses on the job: Evernote, TripLog and eKEY. Those tools show up on his smart...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Britain’s ‘Tinder for real estate’ lets buyers swipe to contact agents

Britain’s ‘Tinder for real estate’ lets buyers swipe to contact agents

Britain’s got a “Tinder for Real Estate.” Called “Knocker,” the app lets a prospective buyer hunt for homes much like singles can search for mates on the popular dating app Tinder: by swiping images on a smartphone ......
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
‘Match score’ app puts Zillow ‘on steroids’

‘Match score’ app puts Zillow ‘on steroids’

Alex Bowman and Chris Ridenour knew the neighborhoods where they wanted to live when they began searching for homes on listing portals. But properties for sale in those communities were in short supply and often seemed to loom stubbornly above their ...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Rental search app for Apple Watch touted as Canada’s first

Rental search app for Apple Watch touted as Canada’s first

Expanding a long track record of innovation, the Canadian rental search service RentCompass has unveiled what it says is the first Canadian apartment search app. The app lets users search for rentals, access listings on a user's favorites list and re...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, May 8, 2015