'Panicked' sellers are turning to Opendoor later in the game: Exec
Opendoor Director of Strategic Partnership William Holmes said at Connect Now on Thursday that sellers are increasingly requesting offers from the iBuyer after listings hit the market
by Taylor Anderson Nov 17
The 10 US cities where down payments for homes are lowest
Some parts of the country exist where homebuyers can get away with much smaller down payments especially in the South and the Rust Belt, according to a new report
by Ben Verde Nov 10
October saw active listings grow even as new homesellers declined
The month saw active listings grow at a rapid pace even as new homesellers declined annually for the fifth straight month, falling 15.9%, according to a report
by Ben Verde Nov 3
America's biggest homes are just 30 miles from the country's tiniest lofts
From Tennessee to Michigan, 18 states lay claim to the country's largest and smallest homes now on the market, according to a new analysis. But the wildest extremes can be found in 1 region
A piece of chocolate cake being removed from the whole
Real estate tech firm says it will use increase on new marketing channels and product changes while critic says high referral fees lead agents to inflate commissions, skimp on service
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 25
Two men exchanging business cards
Calling it a 'kickback scheme,' HomeOpenly owner Dmitry Shkipin told the FHFA to ban referral fees charged by online brokerages — including Zillow — that don't actually buy and sell property
This is the best time for homebuyers' agents to lock in a deal this fall
Realtor.com's 'Best Time to Buy' report revealed Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 is the best time for buyers to seize early-season savings as rising mortgage rates and booming inflation clobber demand
by Marian McPherson Sep 14
Realtor.com makes layoffs in preparation for market downturn
Realtor.com has become the latest real estate company to lay off its employees. The portal declined to share specific details, but said it's 'bullish' about its future despite market declines
by Marian McPherson Sep 8
Sellers’ strike? New listings fell in August as active listings increased
Inventory rose due to a steep drop in homebuyer demand and homes that are spending more time on market while sellers pulled back on listing new properties, according to Realtor.com data
by Taylor Anderson Sep 1
Home inventory rose at record pace in July, despite fewer new listings
The long-awaited recovery in home inventory is in full swing. It's not being driven by a rise in new listings but by the ongoing slowdown in demand from buyers, according to Realtor.com
by Daniel Houston Aug 9
Real estate investors scooped up record number of homes this spring
Investor purchases made up 9.5% of home purchases nationally in April, just shy of a February peak of 9.7% and an increase of 64% from 2019 levels, according to new data from Realtor.com
by Ben Verde Jul 28
'Overvalued' Western markets see biggest share of price reductions
Despite national growth in sale prices, these markets that saw spikes in popularity and price over the past 2 years are starting to see the most price reductions, data shows
by Ben Verde Jul 27
Multifamily sector lone bright spot as permits, starts, completions fall
New residential construction dipped in June, with building permits, housing starts and housing completions ticking down modestly, according to US Census Bureau data released Tuesday
by Ben Verde Jul 19
Here are the finalists for the 2022 Inman Innovator Awards
The finalists for the 2022 Inman Innovator Awards span the spectrum from true upstarts to established players, each showing the way forward in real estate. Winners will be announced live at Inman Connect Las Vegas, Aug. 3-5, 2022
by Lock Steele Jul 11
RentSpree calls on MLSs to include rentals, saying it would help agents
Company says the action would minimize delays for renters, increase efficiency of filling rentals, help agents earn commissions and build their pipelines and standardize the process over time
by Taylor Anderson Jun 28
New home sales jump unexpectedly
Sales of newly built homes shot up 10.7% from April to May, with 696,000 new homes sold over the course of the month, according to data released Friday by the US Census Bureau
by Ben Verde Jun 24
Discrimination stops 40% of trans buyers from buying dream home
Realtor.com and the LGBTQ Real Estate Alliance's latest joint survey reveals how discrimination stops transgender and non-binary buyers from finding safe, secure communities
by Marian McPherson Jun 23
Rise, fall, repeat: The biggest housing surprises of 2022  (so far)
Heading into 2022, forecasters at Realtor.com set expectations for where the home market would go. Halfway in, they're taking a second look
by Daniel Houston Jun 15
How to convert leads so you’re eligible for exclusive lead networks
Many agents are searching for leads to bump themselves out of a summer sales slump. Not just any agent can qualify for exclusive leads where conversion metrics matter, but here are a few tips to give yourself a leg up
by Chris Heller Jun 14
Move acquires real estate agent marketplace UpNest
Move has acquired real estate agent marketplace UpNest for an undisclosed amount. UpNest will be used to bolster Realtor.com's buyer and seller services, the company said
by Marian McPherson Jun 8
The shifting market will slow prices down — but won't stop them cold
The market is reaching a turning point in which price reductions are more common. But that doesn't mean homes can't still appreciate in value
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 7
The labor shortage is real. But its impact on real estate will surprise you
The latest jobless numbers show US unemployment is holding steady at a very low 3.6%. In real estate, this situation may offer a slight counter trend to rising rates and inflation
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 6
Atlantic City is the most affordable beach town in the U.S. in 2022
There's a misconception that homes in beach towns are unattainable for many Americans because of their higher prices. Realtor.com provides a list of affordable beach towns to explore
by Lillian Dickerson May 23
Man arrested for bomb threat that prompted Realtor.com evacuation
Police have arrested an Illinois man who they say called in a false threat of a bomb that led to evacuations of more than 1,000 workers at 9 call centers across 5 states in late March
by Daniel Houston May 20
Construction starts dip as mortgage rates surged in April
The slowdown in construction activity comes as the average for a 30-year loan rose to 5.3% last week, up from 2.49% a year ago, according to new data released by the US Census Bureau
by Ben Verde May 18
Realtor.com first to add wildfire risk data to listings, helping consumers
Homes and communities will now include a fire factor rating joining the flood risk information, another free feature that is the second-most clicked datapoint on Realtor.com’s listings
by Ben Verde May 16
Move Inc.'s revenue growth falls to single digits amid market shift
Realtor.com parent company Move Inc's revenues increased 5% year over year to $170M in fiscal Q3. Declining referral and lead volume was responsible for the slowing growth
by Marian McPherson May 6
Women lead the way in Asian-American homeownership growth
Women and millennials led the majority of Asian American and Pacific Islander homeownership growth in 2021, according to Realtor.com's latest housing study
by Marian McPherson May 2
CoStar eyes 'ambitious' investment in residential following banner Q1
The commercial behemoth is ramping up spending by as much as $220M, with 'well over' 1,000 people overhauling its residential websites, CoStar CEO Andy Florance said during earnings call
by Matt Carter Apr 29
Inman Connect turns 25: The top 20 moments of real estate's best bash
The event has come a long way since its beginnings in the woods of Sonoma County, California
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 18
'Time for a price reduction': Having the tough conversation with your sellers
Opinion
Robust seller's markets don't last forever. Now is the time to start tracking DOM, months of inventory and pricing trends so that you can have the tough conversations required when the market downturn occurs
by Bernice Ross Apr 13
It’s time to ditch mortgage lending’s outdated appraisal model
Opinion
It’s time for the mortgage lending industry to move to an AVM-based appraisal model. There is too much room for error, especially in today's super-fast-paced market
by Bernice Ross Mar 31
Realtor.com announces new chief revenue, growth hires
Bryan Ellis will take over as chief revenue officer, while Arthur Chapin will join the company for the newly created role of chief growth officer
by Ben Verde Mar 30
Seeking an affordable vacation home? Here’s where to look
Realtor.com names the top 10 most affordable towns to find a vacation home in today’s unprecedented market
by Taylor Anderson Mar 28
Pending home sales dip for 4th consecutive month
Pending home sales decreased 4.1% in February from the previous month, and were down 5.4% from the same period last year
by Ben Verde Mar 25
Bright MLS names Realtor.com veteran Amit Kulkarni as new CMO
Kulkarni begins Monday as Bright's new chief marketing officer. He joins the 100,000-subscriber multiple listing service after 11 years at Realtor.com, where he led its brand and creative team
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 16
Are real estate portals addictive? Consensus grows as users scroll
Psychologists, addiction experts and gamification specialists agree search portals like Zillow and Realtor.com can be irresistible to vulnerable users. But the question is, how big of a problem is it?
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 10
'We're not the pocket listing guys anymore': The PLS is now The NLS
The National Listing Service wants to help agents compete with big portals such as Zillow, Realtor.com and Redfin for control of their lead generation
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 24
Everything you need to know about Realtor.com's relationship with the National Association of Realtors
Realtor.com is the official listing site of the 1.5 million-member National Association of Realtors. In November 2014, News Corp. acquired its parent company, Move, with NAR's blessing
Move Inc. sees revenue uptick fueled by lead gen and referral businesses
Realtor.com parent Move Inc.'s revenue rose 9% year over year, which was less than the gains the company saw during the previous two quarters, according to an earnings call Thursday
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 3
5 ways to make your brokerage stand out in a crowded marketplace
Attracting buyers, sellers and new agents is about more than service. It's about capturing mindshare to stay front and center in the local market
by Mark Choey Feb 3