Real State News


Buyer's Right To Know Of Competition?
Does a home buyer have a right to know if some other buyer is competing against him for the same property? Shouldn't buyers be given all relevant information so that they can make a fully informed decision? That's what the plaintiffs thought in a case heard earlier this year by the Supreme Court of South Carolina.

More Leads, Less Dough: Point2's Having It's Biggest Sale of The Year!
What do agents want? More exposure and more leads! When do we want it? Now! Well, as they say, timing is everything, and we've hit it just right. Find out all the details of Point2 Agent's biggest sale of the year.

Small Canadian Cities Tackle Big Infrastructure Issues
Aging infrastructure and migration to the suburbs has challenged Canada's small cities for years. Here's how two Ontario communities are tackling infrastructure issues head-on to rejuvenate their downtown areas.

Don’t you dare call it the flyover: Chicago gets another real estate tech accelerator
With sponsorship from real estate services firm DTZ, Chicago-based real estate tech accelerator ElmSpring will hold its first pitch day next week, Crain’s Chicago Business’ John Pletz reports. ElmSpring was launched this summer by Century 21 operator Elmdale Partners LLC, ...

Instagram’s ‘Hyperlapse’ app could revolutionalize real estate video
Instagram's time-lapse video app, "Hyperlapse," could be a valuable asset for real estate agents by giving them the ability to make high-quality property tours and neighborhood videos on the fly. The free app's image-stabilization technology helps users make smooth and steady time-lapse videos -- a cinematic effect that until now has been difficult and expensive for amateurs to achieve. ...

Why real estate brokerages should operate like Chipotle
Real estate is notorious for its inefficiencies when purchasing and selling a home. Technology has helped, to some degree, to streamline the housing search and transaction, but in general real estate often lags when it comes to adopting new tech and processes compared to other industries ...

Realogy’s Alex Perriello sees acquisitions as path to MLS consolidation
Consolidation of multiple listing services should happen “through acquisition,” with larger MLSs taking over smaller ones that aren’t able to adapt, Alex Perriello told attendees at the National Association of Realtors’ 2014 Leadership Summit. Perriello, president and CEO of Realogy Franchise ...

Bitcoin transactions not taking off into the stratosphere
If it ever becomes mainstream, the virtual currency bitcoin could streamline sales of everything from homes to illicit drugs. While bitcoin has generated considerable excitement — to which the real estate industry is not immune — it’s also vulnerable to ...

Trulia CEO Pete Flint invests in agent review platform
With the company he co-founded set to be acquired by Zillow next year, is Trulia CEO Pete Flint thinking about broadening his horizons? Australian agent review platform OpenAgent has closed a $1 million funding round, and Flint is one of ...

Zephyr, a San Francisco real estate brokerage, found a crafty way to milk mobile for leads
San Francisco-based brokerage Zephyr may have found a crafty way to tap mobile for leads. Listing search apps are a dime a dozen these days, so brokers can find it challenging to generate new business off their branded mobile products. But Zephyr may be able to hop that hurdle by nestling itself into a bundle of neighborhood information apps ...

5 things your recruiting broker didn’t tell you about a career in real estate
I got into real estate for a few different reasons, but none of them had to do with the desire to look at homes every day or to wear suits. Honestly, I thought I would get to golf more than I do, but I am not complaining. ...

Buying and selling homes could soon be as easy as trading stocks
HomeUnion wants to level the playing field for smaller investors, helping them compete with institutional giants to identify bargain-priced single-family rental properties in markets around the country, and then buy and manage them from afar. Institutional investors try to make ...

How to keep pace as the user experience bar is raised higher and higher
Seems like the user experience bar gets raised a little bit higher every day. How do you keep up and deliver a delightful experience on any device? Inman News’ Laura Monroe explores the topic with three experts who know it ...