Founding a startup? Don’t make these 7 mistakes

Founding a startup? Don’t make these 7 mistakes

SAN FRANCISCO -- Building a company from scratch is a Herculean task that requires navigating innumerable hazards. Here are seven of the biggest mistakes that startups make, according to a panel at Inman Connect ......
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, August 10, 2017
Exclusive: Redfin’s master plan for DIY homebuying

Exclusive: Redfin’s master plan for DIY homebuying

In private presentations to investors, Redfin laid out its long-term and disruptive vision of using technology to help buyers take more control over their home purchase by deploying easy-to-use transaction tools ......
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, August 3, 2017
Meet the 15 startups selected for the 2017 Realogy FWD Summit

Meet the 15 startups selected for the 2017 Realogy FWD Summit

So many real estate tech startups are popping up that it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth paying attention to. Since 2013, Realogy -- the operator of real estate brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Better Homes and Gar...
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, July 24, 2017
VC firm Fifth Wall Ventures launches real estate tech accelerator

VC firm Fifth Wall Ventures launches real estate tech accelerator

Real estate tech startups have another accelerator to set their sights on -- this one overseen by a venture capital firm that spoon-feeds business to its portfolio companies ......
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Adapt or die: Agent market share shifting to ‘experts’ in 2018 Sponsor Post

Adapt or die: Agent market share shifting to ‘experts’ in 2018

We all know the enormous value traditional real estate agents bring to a transaction. They will never be replaced by bots or discount services, but consumers can easily be romanced by what appear to be lower-cost alternatives ......
By Catherine Zupan | Monday, June 12, 2017
Fifth Wall Ventures to pour $212M into real estate tech

Fifth Wall Ventures to pour $212M into real estate tech

U.S. real estate is a deeply entrenched industry, and without support from its fortified incumbents, it can be difficult for startups to gain traction in the sector. Fifth Wall Ventures, a venture-capital firm founded by two industry vets, has tailor...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, May 3, 2017
CoreLogic’s Trestle now open for business — will tech vendors bite?

CoreLogic’s Trestle now open for business — will tech vendors bite?

Opening its doors to tech companies yearning for a single, combined, standardized data feed from multiple MLSs, real estate data company CoreLogic launched its data marketplace, Trestle, to vendors this week. ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Friday, March 24, 2017
Placester, a real estate tech provider, raises another $50 million

Placester, a real estate tech provider, raises another $50 million

Marking venture capital's latest splurge on real estate tech, software provider Placester has clinched another $50 million in a Series D funding round, bringing the company's total funding to $100 million ......
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, March 24, 2017
A man knocking on a door Door, a Dallas hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $2.3 million in funding

Door, a Dallas hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $2.3 million in funding

Another day, another hybrid brokerage funding round. Dallas-based Door, a high-tech brokerage that pockets only $5,000 for representing buyers and sellers, has raised $2.3 million to build on the momentum of a promising first year ......
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Totomic’s big data shows how (and who) to target for your next home sale

Totomic’s big data shows how (and who) to target for your next home sale

To paraphrase a classic line from "Fletch" -- "It's all big data these days." Totomic consolidates non-commoditized data sources, such as deep property information, lifestyle and behavioral data, and social activity to categorize the people who live ...
By Craig C. Rowe | Wednesday, March 15, 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, February 22, 2017
Ben Kinney buys Blueroof360, his 5th real estate tech company

Ben Kinney buys Blueroof360, his 5th real estate tech company

When you think about the vacuum cleaners of real estate tech, companies like Zillow Group, realtor.com-owner Move and Constellation Software might come to mind ......
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, February 10, 2017
A handshake from a low angle AgentDesks announces national launch, Council of Residential Specialists partnership

AgentDesks announces national launch, Council of Residential Specialists partnership

With a new partnership and national launch, mobile real estate CRM and client matcher Agentdesks has the opportunity to multiply its current 11,000 users fourfold, giving top-producing Realtors exposure to a tech-driven deal facilitator. ......
By Caroline Feeney | Thursday, February 9, 2017
Zillow co-founder Rich Barton on what’s next in real estate tech

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton on what’s next in real estate tech

A decade ago, the smartphone didn't exist. Now, the majority of real estate shopping takes place on mobile devices. So what about the next 10 years? ......
By Inman | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
A man using a virtual reality headset How realtor.com is walking the walk of innovation

How realtor.com is walking the walk of innovation

NEW YORK -- Realtor.com pioneered online property search, but let's face it: In more recent years, it hasn't been known as an innovator. But two years after News Corp.'s acquisition of the listing portal, that image no longer applies ......
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, January 20, 2017
A statue of Alexander the Conquerer 5 ways to defend your income from tech disruption

5 ways to defend your income from tech disruption

NEW YORK -- "I would say that we’re foolish to think that commissions are not going to be reduced in the future," said Ben Kinney, who owns several Keller Williams Realty brokerages. But that "doesn’t mean that our annual incomes would stay the s...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, January 20, 2017
Real estate tech raised $2.6 billion in 2016

Real estate tech raised $2.6 billion in 2016

In 2012, talk of a real estate makeover was afoot. By 2016, the chatter had increased. And perhaps for good reason: industry tech startups had raised 12 times as much money as they did in ......
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, January 19, 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, January 16, 2017