Real Estate News
Compass CEO reveals more ambitions to be real estate's 'one-stop shop'
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:44:29 +0000

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin believes the real estate industry is experiencing a "Netflix versus Blockbuster moment," and he wants his company to emerge as a one-stop shop that provides all services associated with moving...[read more]

Breaking: Zillow sues Compass over poached employees, intellectual property
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:29:20 +0000

Zillow on Friday filed two lawsuits against Compass, alleging the tech-enabled brokerage poached its employees as part of an effort to steal its intellectual property.The suits were filed in Washington state and in federal court, respectively, and ar..[read more]

Atlanta's privatized affordable housing startup PadSplit raises $4.6M
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:54:44 +0000

The Atlanta-based startup has raised $4.6 million with help from Core Innovation Capital and other socio-economic aware investment organizations...[read more]

Vacation rental company Vacasa buys Sterling Resorts
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:11:46 +0000

Vacation rental startup Vacasa announced that it has purchased vacation rental management company Sterling Resorts this week...[read more]

Airbnb eyes commercial buildings in new partnership
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:51:35 +0000

Airbnb is working to launch a new hospitality service that will give short-term renters access to spaces in commercial buildings in New York City...[read more]

The Inman Weekender: Contract terms every agent should know
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:21:28 +0000

Getting back to basics, plus this week's top news...[read more]

Broker sues Sotheby's rival for 'cybersquatting,' use of name
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:36:02 +0000

If you've got a name that's synonymous with your business, it might be a good idea to buy it as a domain name ' if only to keep it away from your rivals...[read more]

NAR: Sustainability sells
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:00:54 +0000

Eco-friendly home features have broad appeal among consumers and can play a valuable role in real estate marketing, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors...[read more]

Housing starts declined in March
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:43:11 +0000

Housing starts fell 0.3 percent between February and Marchand dropped 14.2 percentyear-over-year, according to the latest datafrom the U.S. Census Bureau andHousing and Urban Development, released Friday...[read more]

The career outlook for real estate agents in 2020
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:36:46 +0000

The world of real estate is rewarding, challenging and ever-changing. To help you know what's ahead for strategic planning purposes, here's an outlook on the industry through 2020...[read more]

The Real Word: Should RE/MAX buy Redfin?
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:30:34 +0000

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent's perspective on industry-related topics. This week,RE/MAX and Redfin are partnering up, and some think it's just a matter of time before the bigger brokerage buys Redfin...[read more]

Chatbot inventor offers behind-the-scenes look at tech
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:07:05 +0000

Austin, Texas-based inventor Michael Butcher designed a bot originally intended to help restaurants, auto mechanics and nail salons follow up with leads ' but it turned into something more when he was asked by a real estate agent friend to develop an..[read more]

10 steps for creating a phenomenal buying experience
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:10:29 +0000

In an age where you have so much information literally at your fingertips, why do buyers still need a buyer's agent? Your client experience is where your value lies. It's yours to prove...[read more]

7 confessions of an indie broker tech geek
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:20:24 +0000

As an indie broker and a self-professed tech geek, regular columnist Erica Ramus has learned a few things. Here are seven truths you should know before investing in technology...[read more]

Mystery solved? Kim Kardashian reveals how her crazy sink works
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:14:25 +0000

A week after a fleeting view of Kim Kardashian's minimalist, basinless bathroom sink lit up the internet, the reality star revealed the mystery behind its mechanics...[read more]

Civil rights suit may force Zillow to make websites ADA accessible
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:26:12 +0000

Two consumers have filed a civil rights lawsuit against Zillow Group seeking to compel the company to make its websites accessible to people with visual disabilities...[read more]

Zillow Offers opens Southwest hub, plans to add 160 new jobs
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:07:11 +0000

Zillow's cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new Southwest hub that will serve as the operations center for its year-old Zillow Offers platform...[read more]

Coldwell Banker Bain 'unleashes' brand and tech refresh
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:05:10 +0000

Coldwell Banker Bain announced on Wednesday a full organizational change to support its agents with new technology, marketing and branding...[read more]

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