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‘What the hell does Zillow mean?’ Watch the video
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:25:15
“What the hell does Zillow mean?” News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch famously said when asked at Real Estate Connect New York City whether “realtor.com” remains relevant. “We know what Realtor means.” Pop some popcorn and clear your schedule for the ... read more»

Century 21 Canada launches program to coach its agents up
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:15:48
About 8,200 agents affiliated with Century 21 Real Estate in Canada have the opportunity to get coached up with a new five-week, cloud-based training program. The weekly course, which costs $99 and will run as a webinar for an hour each ... read more»

Realtors welcome FCC’s ‘net neutrality’ stance
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:01:45
The National Association of Realtors is welcoming FCC rules protecting “net neutrality,” saying that allowing “paid prioritization” of Internet traffic would have “created a two-tiered Internet and put Realtors and other small-business owners at a competitive disadvantage.” Realtors are increasingly ... read more»

Zillow ‘integrated’ into tonight’s episode of ‘Portlandia’
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:22:09
It may be the most popular real estate search portal in the land, but fans of the IFC comedy "Portlandia" will see characters played by indie rocker Carrie Brownstein and comedian Fred Armisen using Zillow to search for a home in tonight's episode for another reason: because the company paid to be "integrated" into the story ... read more»

Establish real estate authority through guest blogging
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:00:07
Guest blogging simply means publishing an article or blog post on someone else's blog, website, magazine or newspaper. If done correctly, guest blogging is an excellent way for real estate agents and brokers to generate lots of buyer and seller leads, and it's also a reliable tool for farming your niche ... read more»

How real estate agents will use ‘collaborative maps’ to help clients
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 9:37:08
Citymaps, a “social mapping platform,” has unveiled a feature that lets groups of people create “collaborative maps,” and announced $6 million in additional funding. The mobile app, which fancies itself as “Evernote meets maps,” lets users create collections of places, or personal maps, with searchable themes. People ... read more»

The tech tools real estate agents aren’t using (but should be)
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 9:00:43
Inman's recent special report, "How to deliver technology agents need," highlights one of the most common challenges faced by the real estate industry: Agents are not taking advantage of the technology that brokers offer to them. It is somewhat understandable. ... read more»

Analytics providers tracking most US home sales through MLSs
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 8:01:10
Rival data licensing initiatives from analytics providers Realtors Property Resource and CoreLogic have succeeded in gaining traction among multiple listing services representing most of the nation’s Realtors. As of Feb. 1, National Association of Realtors subsidiary RPR had signed data ... read more»

Serious money, big names get behind PayPal vet’s big-data house-flipping startup
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 4:30:57
Opendoor — the “big-data house-flipping startup” that’s out to shake up real estate by making instant offers to homeowners who want to sell their homes quickly online — has landed another $20 million in funding, bringing the total raised to ... read more»

Heather Marie on how testing and analytics are changing her tech-driven business
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 2:15:04
The Shoppable founder and CEO talks about diving deep into Google Analytics, how working in a technology business means constant change, and why the best ideas come up during cocktails ... read more»

3 major business changes I made after Real Estate Connect NYC
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 2:00:14
The big question on my mind as I arrived at Real Estate Connect New York in January this year was, "What can I learn to make a big leap?" I've been asking myself that same question for the past three years. ... read more»

Kenneth Ham’s real estate tech career started with TI-82 calculator games
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 1:30:08
"My school required that all students own a TI-82 graphing calculator," explains the lead developer and architect at Balcony, "and when I saw that people were making games that could play on these devices, I was hooked. Over the next couple of years, I wrote my own games, as well as a bunch of math software for doing geometry and trigonometry calculations on the calculator." ... read more»

Dotloop’s transaction management platform comes in new flavor for teams
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 1:01:38
Digital transaction management platform provider dotloop has released a new version of its platform that’s specially designed for agent teams and team leaders. The new offering, dotloop for Teams, goes for $249 per month and features customized branding options and ... read more»

6 critical ‘musts’ for every real estate investor
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 1:00:33
Investment in any industry isn't easy, and real estate investment can be particularly challenging. Here are six things you need to get a handle on before you start pouring money into a real estate investment ... read more»

Barbara Corcoran on fire: Watch the video
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:04:35
Real estate icon and media star Barbara Corcoran delivered a brash, direct and hilarious keynote address at Real Estate Connect New York City. Get ready for keen insight, practical lessons and many belly laughs ... read more»

Franchisor’s iPad app designed to help win listings with big data
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:59:09
Coldwell Banker Real Estate has launched a new iPad app to help its agents win listings by wowing sellers with big data and on-the-spot home valuations. Using data collated from a variety of public and private sources the free app, ... read more»

Is a rebate real estate brokerage better for consumers?
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:04
Just like Skynet in the movie "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," rebate real estate brokerages seem to be taking over the planet. Love or hate them, they are here — probably here to stay ... read more»

Lawsuits shed light on roots of Zillow-Trulia-News Corp. listings battle
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:47:28
Real estate is an industry full of people who cooperate and compete with each other at all levels, sometimes uneasily. With potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue at stake, this is especially clear among the now top ... read more»

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