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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two men standing on either side of a line on the ground
Real estate brokerage giant says 'many listing search websites misdirect consumers by obfuscating display of a property’s listing firm'
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
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
Pending home sales beat projections following 2 months of declines: NAR
Pending home sales finally saw some positive growth in August, following two consecutive months of declines in June and July, the National Association of Realtors reported
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 29
Stuck in a rut? 22 under-the-radar lead generation ideas for agents
Sometimes using the latest, cutting-edge tech tools are the way to go, but often old-school analog methods just can't be beat
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 30
78% of buyers consider natural disaster risk when house hunting
The majority of respondents in a recent realtor.com survey said the threat of a natural disaster played a role in where they looked for a new home
by Libertina Brandt Sep 30
Top Las Vegas agent charged with setting his own home on fire
Julian Werly, 48, fronted the March 2021 cover of MyVegas Magazine's Real Estate edition
New home sales beat expectations as prices climb to historic record
Sales of new single-family homes notched a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 800,000 in September 2021, while the median sales price hit a new record of $408,800
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 26
Brokers: 'Leverage everything you can' to get agents leads
From inside sales agents and online leads to repeat and referral business, brokers need to pull out all the stops to help agents generate leads
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 26
Opendoor to make iBuyer offers on listings in real time at realtor.com
Users of realtor.com will now be able to see a preliminary offer from Opendoor in real time via the search portal's My Home dashboard, it was announced Wednesday
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 27
Pending home sales take a hit in September: NAR
Slowed contract signings in September are a likely sign that home price growth will soon come back down to earth, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
Move CEO David Doctorow pushes back on anti-portal rhetoric
The top executive at realtor.com's parent company said agents remain essential customers for listing portals, even as companies offer services to buyers and sellers
by Daniel Houston Oct 28
Realtor.com gears up for battle with Zillow as revenues jump 30%
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson and Realtor.com CEO David Doctorow tout the portal's robust growth as they see the window to take the top spot from Zillow
by Marian McPherson Nov 4
US sees 8th record-breaking month of high-speed sales
Amid the continued shattering of annual sales pace records, inventory also took a slight hit during October, a report from realtor.com shows
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 10
Sellers are banking on red-hot buyer demand this fall: realtor.com
Realtor.com's latest study revealed 65% of homesellers are planning to sell in the next 6 months, as they're seeking to take advantage of strong seller's market before the tide turns
by Marian McPherson Nov 12
Skyrocketing US home prices are finally beginning to slow down
September 2021 marked the first month since May 2020 in which annual home price growth decelerated, with home prices increasing 19.5% year over year, down from 19.8% in August
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 30
Next year to be a 'mixed bag' for real estate: realtor.com report
Recent inventory shortages may ease somewhat in 2022, but demand will probably still exceed supply and affordability will be challenging
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 1
The 10 hottest housing markets to watch in 2022
The top US housing markets for 2022 are mostly affordable tech hubs with outdoor recreational opportunities that have become attractive alternatives to pricier coastal markets of late
Redfin is right: Why crime data doesn’t equate to ‘safety’
Opinion
Redfin proclaiming that no real estate site should show neighborhood crime data is a pretty bold call to action. Here's why I agree with it — and why you should give strong consideration to not displaying those statistics on your websites
by Jay Thompson Dec 15
Why the housing market won't burn quite as hot in 2022
The housing market will cool slightly in 2022, but will scorch as a multitude of buyers chase too few homes, according to economic experts who spoke with Inman
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 30
Zillow-owned Trulia will ditch crime data beginning in 2022
The announcement comes days after realtor.com and Redfin also revealed plans to avoid crime data, with the latter company calling on others to follow suit
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 21
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The median sales price, meanwhile, soared 13.9% year over year in November as inventory plunged 13.3%, according to data released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 22
The biggest questions and answers about portals ditching crime data
Redfin, Trulia and realtor.com have all vowed to not use crime data going forward. The companies' stands are now prompting a debate in the industry
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 23
5 big challenges for CoStar in 2022
The commercial real estate juggernaut has set its sights on residential sales and faces a bumpy road against incumbents Zillow, Redfin and realtor.com
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 30
Mortgage rates dip as Omicron variant triggers market volatility
30-year mortgage rates fell to 3.05%, down 7 basis points from the week prior, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent lender survey, released Thursday
by Daniel Houston Dec 23
First-time homebuyers: These are the top housing markets of 2022
Magna? Chalco? Mauldin? Realtor.com rounded up the best markets for first-time homebuyers in 2022 and found that the best housing markets for first-time buyers are under the radar
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 10
Realtor.com taps rapper Big Boi for rare television spot
The 30-second advertisement features the Atlanta rapper and former Outkast member accompanying a couple as they explore their first 'Big Boi' home
by Ben Verde Jan 10
Move Inc. CEO questions Zillow's 'closed ecosystem,' CoStar's motives
On CoStar: 'Eventually the playbook is to charge for paid inclusion of listings and to raise prices over time as people become more and more reliant on CoStar'
by Taylor Anderson Jan 25
From Realtors with love: 89 tips for new real estate agents in 2022
Inman reached out to more than 200 of the country's top agents by transaction sides and sales volume and asked 1 simple question: What's your advice for agents launching careers in 2022?
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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