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Elm Street Technology scoops up real estate tech provider Consolidated Knowledge
Thu, 25 May 2017 15:03:28
Elm Street Technology (EST) has another acquisition to add to its list -- residential real estate industry technology platform Consolidated Knowledge. Elm Street says the purchase is part of an "ongoing effort" to consolidate the real estate industry's leading technology and marketing providers ... read more»

HomeZada’s home management app could be the perfect closing gift
Thu, 25 May 2017 14:09:38
HomeZada gives homeowners a new look into the financial commitment of owning a home. ... read more»

Would charging fees for Instant Offers make Zillow a broker?
Thu, 25 May 2017 13:58:26
For years, Zillow has promised not to become a real estate broker, and the company says that it still has no plans to do so -- Instant Offers doesn't represent buyers or sellers, nor does Zillow hold active broker licenses in Nevada or Florida. But one big question that remains is whether Zillow would need broker's licenses to operate its Instant Offers program legally if it were to begin accepting compensation. ... read more»

Reali, mobile app-based brokerage, nabs $5M
Thu, 25 May 2017 13:33:16
A real estate brokerage that uses a mobile app, beacons and low fees to service homebuyers and sellers has closed a $5 million Series A funding round. Palo Alto, California-based Reali will use the cash to expand to all markets around the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, and continue to build out its technology and brand. ... read more»

Realogy recognized for outstanding health initiatives and ethics
Thu, 25 May 2017 12:50:41
Realogy has received the CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for the sixth consecutive year. ... read more»

Your first-time sellers might be surprised by $15K in hidden costs
Thu, 25 May 2017 11:28:32
In its latest study, Zillow turned the spotlight onto sellers and found that homeowners spend, on average, $15,190 in extra or hidden costs to sell their home -- a reality that may blindside the 63 percent of today's sellers who are putting their home on the market for the first time ... read more»

$10M listing or bust: Breaking into luxury real estate without being rich
Thu, 25 May 2017 11:00:26
Both in their early 30s, the Vichinsky brothers have tapped into the art of understanding and attracting luxury real estate consumers with a multifaceted approach -- a combination of creative marketing, savvy business and relationship-building -- that led the firm to $400 million in sales volume last year and the ability to ignore anything under that $10 million mark ... read more»

2 quick tips to make your client relationships even stronger
Thu, 25 May 2017 3:00:38
Over the course of a real estate transaction, so many things fall outside of a real estate agent's control. But you can always focus on the client ... read more»

Why you should work with buyers, sellers and renters
Thu, 25 May 2017 1:00:19
Consider the many advantages of representing buyers, sellers and renters. It can increase your referral network, give credence to your industry expertise and offer industry insights you might not otherwise know ... read more»

The problem with cold outbound prospecting in real estate
Thu, 25 May 2017 0:30:24
In this video you’ll learn about the importance of putting time, effort, money and resources into the right leads so you can get “now business.” ... read more»

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 34: Getting through the ugly side of real estate
Thu, 25 May 2017 0:15:44
In this episode, Leigh welcomes Orlando, Florida, Realtor Veronica Figueroa. Unbelievable encounters with squatters, agents gone rogue and agents who can’t control their temper when the sale goes south ... yes, she's dealt with it all ... read more»

Daily market update: May 25, 2017
Thu, 25 May 2017 0:15:02
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

NAR politics, Instant Offers and a noisy week in real estate
Wed, 24 May 2017 14:59:36
NAR’s midyear meetings took place in Washington, D.C., last week. I was just finishing up a recap when two other big stories dropped. Credit unions are buying brokerages and bundling services -- and that other story you may have heard about: Zillow isn't a broker but its toes are deeper in the transaction ... read more»

CBO Greg Schwartz on Zillow Instant Offers: ‘We come in peace’
Wed, 24 May 2017 13:03:31
Some on social media are speculating that this product is anti-agent. That’s simply not true. Our bacon and eggs come from serving the industry: 70 percent of our revenue is from working with more than 80,000 agents, teams and brokers who advertise with Zillow Group ... read more»

National Association of Realtors: Existing-home sales (and days on market) dropped in April
Wed, 24 May 2017 8:15:31
The March 2017 existing-home sales numbers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) contained some hope that maybe (maybe!) inventory was about to normalize, with sales reaching their fastest seasonally adjusted annualized growth pace since February ... read more»

Zestimate legal challenge seeks class-action status
Wed, 24 May 2017 7:38:32
A family of homebuilders is suing Zillow Group over the Zestimate. The suit, which is seeking class-action status, alleges that Zestimates are illegal appraisals and violate consumer protection laws ... read more»

Zillow Prize will award $1M to the person or team who most improves Zestimate
Wed, 24 May 2017 7:18:58
In 2009, Netflix gave $1 million to BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos technology team for building a better movie rating prediction algorithm (to the tune of 10.06 percent) than the one Netflix had been using. It appears that 2017 is the year Zillow follows in the media platform's footsteps ... read more»

Daily market update: May 24, 2017
Wed, 24 May 2017 6:42:48
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

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