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.

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.

Qualia lands $33M funding to fuel its transaction closing platform



Real estate technology startup Qualia, which streamlines the home closing process by bringing all parties to a sale onto a common platform, has raised $33 million in a Series B round of funding.

RE/MAX acquires web design firm booj to power its agents



In a move signaling a shift in RE/MAX’s technology strategy, the company announced it’s acquiring booj, an award-winning Colorado-based web design and technology company.

Rhino wants to get rid of the security deposit on your next apartment



A startup called Rhino is hoping to do away with the need for a security deposit on rented homes, with a new technology solution it says benefits both renters and landlords.

Roommate search platform Roomi acquires rival Symbi



Roomi, an online marketplace that allows renters to search for roomates and connect with landlords, has acquired its competitor Symbi.

The robot revolution is coming to real estate



Nowadays, we’ve already seen innovations such as robot real estate agents, robotic architects and also “bots”

Airbnb hints at plans to start its own airline



Airbnb’s co-founder Brian Chesky has revealed that the controversial homesharing company is looking into the possibility of creating its own airline service.

Pillow enables short-term rentals with a focus on compliance & transparency



Airbnb partner Pillow is taking the original concept a little further than the industry giant by giving both tenants and property managers the chance to to benefit from short-term rentals.

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