Mortgage rates continue to flatline ahead of Fed tapering details
Mortgage rates stayed the course this week as lenders continued to monitor the Federal Reserve's tapering plans
by Daniel Houston Sep 24
Is your client ready to buy a home? This is the best time to do it
The best time to purchase a home is the week of Oct. 3, according to realtor.com
by Marian McPherson Sep 13
Realogy calls for NAR rule change on listing broker attribution
Real estate brokerage giant says 'many listing search websites misdirect consumers by obfuscating display of a property’s listing firm'
Inman Handbook on realtor.com
Realtor.com keeps innovating and developing as a more relevant and tech-friendly platform. Here's what real estate agents need to know to stay ahead of the curve
by Christy Murdock Sep 7
3 moments that made Move Inc. CEO David Doctorow
Doctorow has helmed the parent company of realtor.com for nearly 2 years, but the foundation for his leadership style was laid years earlier. Read about the 3 moments that sharpened his leadership skills ahead of his appearance at Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 3
Realtor.com taps senior VP to head product team
The real estate website has promoted Leslie Jordan to its chief product officer position, where she will oversee product strategy and design
by Daniel Houston Aug 30
Pending home sales slump for second-straight month
Pending home sales saw a slight slump in July, dropping 1.8% to a Pending Home Sales Index of 110.7, according to the National Association of Realtors' latest report
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 30
Zillow's agent revenue lead on realtor.com is slipping: Mike DelPrete
Opinion
The lead may have slipped, but the truth is that both companies are extracting more revenue from agents than ever before
by Mike DelPrete Aug 23
Existing-home sales rise for second consecutive month in July
Total existing-home sales in July 2021 rose 2% on a seasonally adjusted annual basis from June to a rate of 5.99 million, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 23
Single-family housing starts take unexpected hit in July
Despite a decline in starts, which reflected curbed confidence in June amid mellowing lumber prices, experts said gains made in permit applications were a positive sign
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 18
Realtor.com parent company Move sees 68% Q4 revenue boost
Realtor.com parent company Move took in $186M during Q4 2021, as a booming housing market kept website traffic, lead generation and referral services riding high
by Marian McPherson Aug 6
3 ways Biden could change real estate
Real estate experts share how President Biden's latest executive order could impact real estate from licensing to noncompete agreements to antitrust lawsuits
by Marian McPherson Jul 19
Transitioning into summer, high-end properties are seeing a cool down
As the official start to summer approaches, agents say the market is less chaotic, and more high-end luxury properties seem to be available and lingering on the market
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 16
Developers are betting big on these 10 housing markets
A realtor.com study looked at the 100 largest US metros to find out where land prices have risen the most since the onset of the pandemic
by Libertina Brandt Jul 12
Phoenix sees biggest housing shortage, NYC biggest surplus
A new report shows that cities in the South and West don't have enough housing, while expensive metros might have too much
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 12
Realtor.com launches microsite with fair housing resources
Visitors to 'Realtor.com for Everyone' are able to search for Realtors who have completed NAR’s At Home with Diversity certification
RealScout adds ClimateCheck data to platform
RealScout's addition of climate risk data into its platform follows a recent trend of real estate companies adding similar data to their portals as homebuyers become increasingly concerned about climate change risk
NAR disaster relief charity kicks off campaign to raise $8.5M
Because natural disasters have become increasingly common, the Realtors Relief Foundation is shoring up its resources to be able to respond at a moment's notice
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 29
Blackstone shells out $6B to re-enter rental market
Blackstone Group Inc. has reached a deal to acquire single-family rental home company Home Partners of America Inc. for $6 billion in cash after a competitive bidding process
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 23
The New Normal: What if everyone just stops paying for leads?
They used to be part of everyone’s business model but, increasingly, paid leads simply can’t compete with organic traffic and referrals
by Christy Murdock Jun 10
Inman Handbook on pending home sales
Pending sales data has its limits, but it's also one of the best ways to try to predict the near-term future of the real estate market
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 1
Property sale in Rhode Island first in the nation to be paid in Dogecoin
Century 21 agent Kyle Seyboth said many real estate investors are using cryptocurrency as a means of offsetting some of the challenges they're facing due to low inventory
by Lillian Dickerson May 21
5 people to watch at realtor.com as the company plots its next move
The News Corp. subsidiary is laser-focused on growing traffic and improving the consumer experience as it maintains its industry ties
by Andrea V. Brambila May 20
Zillow vs. realtor.com: Mike DelPrete on their battle
Despite all of the activity of the major portals, the monetization ratio has remained constant
by Mike DelPrete May 11
Realtor.com operator Move Inc. bounces back with latest earnings, reports 37% revenue growth
Realtor.com operator Move Inc. rebounded from a rough 2020 with robust lead generation, referral and website traffic growth during Q3 2021
by Marian McPherson May 7
New realtor.com market report hints inventory relief is coming
Realtor.com's latest weekly market report showed a boost in new listings during the last week of April — a hopeful signal that lower home prices are near
by Marian McPherson May 6
OJO Labs adds climate risk assessments to portal listings
ClimateCheck's risk assessment scores for a variety of factors like flooding and droughts will now be integrated into listings featured on Movoto, OJO Labs' real estate search portal
CoStar unlikely to dethrone Zillow in portal wars: DelPrete
Opinion
Attempting to directly compete with market-leading real estate portals is an incredibly difficult proposition — with success unlikely
by Mike DelPrete Apr 29
Zestimates can't keep up with wild housing market, agents say
Agents from around the country talk about the widening gap between Zestimates and MLS home value data as inventory shortages push prices to new highs
by Marian McPherson Apr 27
Google searches for 'When is the housing market going to crash' spike
As home prices surge and consumers recall the last time the housing market was this hot, it’s no wonder that fears of a housing crash have begun to surface
by Kelsey Ramírez Apr 13
Rents see national growth after 8-month stretch of declines
The US median rent increased 1.1% year over year in March after 8 consecutive months of declines, according to a new report from realtor.com released on Tuesday
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 13
Homes have literally never been more expensive
The median listing price for US homes hit $370,000 in March, according to a new report. That's higher than it has ever been in the past
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 1
Silicon Valley's priciest listing, 'Green Gables,' asks $135M
The sweeping compound, which includes 7 residences across 74 acres of land, has become the tech hub's most expensive listing
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 12
Is Wall Street taking over real estate?
Opinion
Of the 10 largest real estate firms, eight are now publicly traded. These companies represent 575,000 agents, almost 45% of all Realtors
by Brad Inman Mar 9
News Corp CEO: We'll leave the 'unkempt gardens' to Zillow
'Our aim is to be a genuine digital marketplace, not to have any vested interest that might complicate that,' News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson said at Morgan Stanley's virtual conference. 'As you know, with house flipping, Zillow is renovating homes.'
by Patrick Kearns Mar 8
Kenneth Jenny's 5 must-read Inman columns
Opinion
Remembering a valued voice in the industry through his own words
50% of agents will leave: One broker predicts real estate's future
Opinion
As an industry, we should stop obsessing over things we can’t or won’t fix and take a look inward at the things that make us special as individual agents and organizations. Here's why
by Ryan Rodenbeck Feb 26
Redfin starts displaying flood risk data on listings
Tech-powered brokerage Redfin is now publishing flood risk data for listings on the company's website where such data is available, impacting listings on over 94M homes
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 18
Don't blame Zillow, blame your leaders
Opinion
Zillow delivered tangible value to agents while the legacy industry stood still. Now, Zillow has become the industry's octopus, its tentacles reaching everywhere
by Brad Inman Feb 15
Move CEO: 'Even after 25 years of digital real estate, it's still too hard'
David Doctorow, CEO of realtor.com operator Move Inc., says company won't become a broker, lender or iBuyer 'in any foreseeable time period'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 28
'Fundamental shift' to digital in real estate is not going away
At Inman Connect, panelists from Zillow, realtor.com, OJO Labs and Qualia discuss how the pandemic has transformed the industry and how agents can compete
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 27
CoStar CEO: 'The residential agent is Zillow’s competitor'
CoStar CEO Andy Florance revealed in great detail his ambitious plans to build a residential real estate platform during an Inman Connect session Tuesday
by Patrick Kearns Jan 26
Realtor.com teams up with Qualia on digital closings
The new partnership will give agents in realtor.com's ReadyConnect Concierge program access to Qualia's digital closing technology
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 25