Elm Street Technology bolsters web services with IDX Broker acquisition
The acquisition-minded proptech Elm Street Technology has acquired IDX Broker in its first purchase in the year of COVID-19 to strengthen national MLS reach and web marketing offerings
by Craig C. Rowe | Jun 24
Rental Beast launches program to integrate with MLS platforms
The all-in-one online rental listing service says the integration has the potential to connect MLS member agents and brokers with a millennial rental market that could yield $12 billion in annual rental commissions
by Lillian Dickerson | Jun 23
PlanetRE's consumer app is more MLS than search friendly
Opinion
Partnering with MLSListings, Inc. of Northern California, the software company's consumer search app misses the mark on several fronts but mainly in its core purpose: consumer home search
by Craig C. Rowe | Jun 12
Another pocket listing network sues NAR, alleges MLS conspiracy
Suit alleges Clear Cooperation Policy is part of a plan to eliminate PLS as a 'competitive threat.' Trade groups say policy is 'not discriminatory' and promotes competition
by Andrea V. Brambila | Jun 2
Court denies restraining order against NAR for pocket listing policy
Top Agent Network asked for the order two weeks ago in an attempt to stop the National Association of Realtors from enforcing the Clear Cooperation Policy
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 28
Unshackling MLS data: It's time to accelerate NOW
Opinion
Networked office and web (NOW) model is one policy and one license for one holistic data set, and the concept is supported by a broad group of brokerage organizations
by Sam DeBord | May 27
Read all of Inman's coronavirus coverage here
Inman has published more than 725 stories on the coronavirus. Here's our comprehensive list of coverage
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 20
NAR board approves policy giving brokers back their MLS data
The trade group said new policy will allow brokers to innovate and develop new ways of delivering services to consumers
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 15
Top Agent Network sues NAR, alleges pocket listing policy is 'group boycott'
Trade group says suit 'has no legal basis' and that the Clear Cooperation policy 'promotes equal opportunity for all'
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 11
Lone Wolf's new Marketplace spreads tech wealth industrywide
The new online offering provides countless Lone Wolf customers and members of partnered associations a place to access multiple technology vendors, making it the Netflix of proptech
by Craig C. Rowe | May 11
We talked to 5 CFOs about the road to recovery. Here's what they said
Coronavirus is a big deal for real estate, but financial chiefs don't think it's a repeat of 2008. And some already see signs of improvement
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 11
Remine investors drop company's valuation, hold founders' feet to fire
Term sheet obtained by Inman reveals Series B funding round will shift control of company's board from founders to investors
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 7
Homesnap update promotes live open houses
An increasingly popular way to tour homes in the age of COVID-19, live open house events can now be promoted within the popular home search portal
by Craig C. Rowe | May 6
Proposed NAR policy may give brokers back their MLS data
A data feed of a broker's own data would support multiple systems that brokers use to do business, according to The Realty Alliance
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 5
Coronavirus may accelerate MLS consolidation
The pandemic is forcing MLSs and agents to adopt innovations faster, according to panelists at the first virtual MLS Association Executives Session for the National Association of Realtors' midyear conference
by Andrea V. Brambila | May 1
More MLSs reduce fees amid coronavirus outbreak
The Bay Area Real Estate Information Service (BAREIS) and the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors will save their members more than $1.5 million combined
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 29
PureAgent CRM launches video marketing features after yearlong beta test
The upstate New York proptech has released a new version of its CRM — in the works for 3 years — with live tour and video messaging functionality
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 29
Miami Realtors' listings get an international boost
The Miami Association of Realtors has partnered with real estate tech firm The International MLS
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 29
South Florida's BeachesMLS sees success in Virtual Open House Week
The widely promoted and community-supported event resulted in more than 700 online open houses, and it could serve as a model for associations nationwide looking to keep momentum in the wake of the pandemic
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 28
True or false? TruPlace has what agents need to market homes during a pandemic
Opinion
With a number of photography and virtual showing experiences, TruPlace is showing it can compete with the top of the market. It only needs to enter more markets to gain a strong hold in the industry
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 24
Daily Dispatch: What might the MLS of tomorrow look like?
Brad Inman's podcast guests ponder the future of MLSs
by Inman | Apr 23
Terradatum announces Listing Home Run for automated video marketing
Market analytics company is using MLS listing data to help agents quickly roll out property videos and web content for only $29.95 per listing
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 22
Real estate giants' COVID-19 motion fails to stop commission lawsuit
Court rules that discovery will continue amid coronavirus outbreak in suit against the National Association of Realtors and real estate franchisors Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and HomeServices of America
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 15
Georgia MLS cuts dues in response to concerns amid outbreak
Waiving broker and appraiser dues for Q2 will cost a little more than $1M
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 8
Council of MLSs: Don't pause days on market
'Real estate professionals and the people they serve need to know what is happening — and not happening — in the real estate market right now,' trade group says
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 3
Coronavirus not slowing down NAR's pocket listing policy
Several MLSs are adding a 'Coming Soon' status for the first time as part of the rollout, while others are instituting weighty fines immediately
by Andrea V. Brambila | Apr 1
MLSs disagree on whether to pause days on market due to coronavirus
California Regional MLS and MLSListings weigh seller fears and data accuracy
by Andrea V. Brambila | Mar 26
Houston and Austin Realtors suspend open house displays on HAR.com
The Houston Association of Realtors will also waive third-quarter MLS fees totaling more than $4M
by Andrea V. Brambila | Mar 23
Homesnap's latest update is the prospecting tool agents need right now
Homesnap Pro brings a handful of budget-friendly, useful features to our fingertips, especially now that we're practicing social distancing
by Rachael Hite | Mar 23
Coronavirus clauses become ubiquitous as pandemic worsens
Two weeks ago, coronavirus addendums were a niche thing. Now, they're pretty much everywhere
by Jim Dalrymple II | Mar 23
Bright MLS debuts coronavirus response program
Bright Steps includes extra granular data about the market, new virtual showing capabilities, webinars and other tools
by Jim Dalrymple II | Mar 20
IdealEstate aims for agent cooperation with nationwide recruiting, referral power
Opinion
Once a site for helping buyers curate home collections, the Salt Lake City-based proptech is now leveraging its 800K+ user base as a platform for recruiting
by Craig C. Rowe | Mar 19
We talked to 21 multiple listing services about their coronavirus preparations. Here's what they said
Canceling open houses, making showings voluntary and offering online training are some of the steps MLSs are taking. More drastic steps may be on the horizon
by Andrea V. Brambila | Mar 19