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