• As consumers increasingly use the internet as their main home search tool, real estate professionals know it’s essential to meet them there. According to a new survey by the National Association of Realtors, agents say the top technology tools they use to obtain leads include social media (used by 47 percent of agents), MLS suites… [Continue Reading]

    The growing role of tech in real estate
  • Although it costs more money upfront to build net-zero homes than it does with ones that aren’t so energy-efficiency, homeowners in the long term can enjoy substantial savings.     Those savings are so huge in fact, that eventually they’ll pay for the home itself, and it doesn’t matter where you live either, according to… [Continue Reading]

    Net-zero energy homes pay for themselves in just over a decade
  • Being a real estate broker means being jumping through any number of hoops. Depending on what state you live in, your licensing requirements are going to be rather specific, but there’s one thing that’s practically universal: in just about every state, you’re going to need a surety bond if you want a real estate broker… [Continue Reading]

    Need a Real Estate Broker Bond? JW Surety Bonds to the Rescue
  • Financial experts are warning that the luxury housing market is at risk of slowing down, due to higher mortgage rates that have also affected other segments of the real estate market. This week, luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers reported that its seen a 13 percent drop in the number of signed contracts for homes in its… [Continue Reading]

    Housing market slowdown takes its toll on luxury homes
  • The housing market is slowing as 2018 comes to an end, but home shoppers looking for a more affordable buying environment in 2019 might be disappointed. Next year, Zillow expects mortgage rates to continue to rise, putting a pinch on affordability, particularly in already expensive markets. Some buyers may be pushed back toward the rental… [Continue Reading]

    Zillow says housing affordability concerns will grow in 2019

The growing role of tech in real estate

As consumers increasingly use the internet as their main home search tool, real estate professionals know it’s essential to meet them there. According to a new survey by the National Association of Realtors, agents say the top technology tools they use to obtain leads include social media (used by 47 percent of agents), MLS suites […]

How All Real Estate Transactions Will Move Online in Three Years

Technology is disrupting many industries because of its ability to improve and expedite many of the antiquated processes that stall efficiency. Paper documents and physical files are being set aside to allow for collaborative documents and cloud storage services. Desk phones aren’t ringing anymore — but chat and messenger applications and email inboxes are constantly […]

Smart Home Technology and Real Estate: A Short Guide

Smart home technology is becoming more and more commonplace in houses across the world. The trend isn’t going anywhere; in fact, it’s projected that 127 million units of smart home devices will be sold in 2018 in the United States alone. Not only that, but it’s estimated that this figure will rise to 165 million by […]

Rentl launches short-term rental solution for real estate brokerages

Short-term rental management company Rentl is launching “Powered by Rentl”, a new end-to-end solution that allows real estate brokerages and their agents to instantly launch short-term rental programs under their own brands. Rentl will serve as a comprehensive backend solution, providing the necessary technology and operational infrastructure to service the brokerage’s listings. The program allows […]

Real Estate Office Software Choices that Make Your Life Easier

Real estate office software is a must-have for any realty business, regardless of size. The problem is, though, that there are literally dozens of different software platforms to choose from. How do you decide on one that’s right for your real estate office? That’s where this guide comes in. Here you’ll find out what types […]

How digital assistants are easing real estate transactions

Digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are increasingly finding use cases in the real estate industry. Not only are they used to search for homes for sale, but they can also help to perform tasks like transferring money. Now, some property managers want to even further and let tenants pay their rent […]

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