Here’s why loan officers should attend closings

Buyers should consider requesting that a loan officer is present on closing day if they want to be more satisfied with their deal, according to a new survey.

Salesforce launches ‘Essentials’ apps for smaller businesses is launching a new sales and customer service software tailored specifically for small businesses, a market the company has struggled to address.

Real estate analytics firm Terradatum acquires two content startups

Terradatum, an analytics provider for real estate, has acquired two Schweickart, Inc. companies, called VScreen and OnHoldUSA. VScreen specializes in real estate video content, such as videos made from stitching together a listing’s photos and property data. OnHoldUSA offers voice messaging services used in everything from videos to phone messaging. “Analytics that Terradatum provides through […]

Jennifer Lopez throws her weight behind teen real estate project

Actress Jennifer Lopez is lending a helping hand to a new program that’s aiming to spark an early interest in real estate among inner-city teenagers, CNBC reports.

New Story bids to solve world’s housing shortage with 3D printed homes

A San Francisco charity called New Story seems to think so, and to that end its just showed off a new 3D printer it built in partnership with construction technology firm ICON that it wants to use to build affordable homes

Homesnap intros Google Ads for agents using its ad platform

Home shopping app Homesnap is debuting advertisements from Google along with its existing capabilities for Facebook, Instagram and Waze. Homesnap’s lead ads capture the contact information of potential clients and other data whenever they click on an ad.

Why buyers need to act now, before interest rates increase

Economists are warning of a “big impact” that rising mortgage rates could have on buyers who’re shopping for real estate.

The NAR is talking to Silicon Valley tech giants, but won’t say why

National Association of Realtors’ chief executive officer Bob Goldberg has revealed that he’s in talks with three major Silicon Valley tech giants, according to reports.

Former Uber boss Travis Kalanick plans to invest in real estate tech

Former Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick has announced his next major venture, and part of it will be focused on real estate technology startups.

Fannie Mae partners with VHT Studios to give foreclosed homes a facelift

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae is upping its efforts to sell off more of the foreclosed homes on its books, teaming up with real estate photography firm VHT Studios.

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