Instgram Reels video app to launch in August



Tech-savvy real estate professionals will be interested to learn that Facebook is launching a new app to take on TikTok. The app is called Instagram Reels, and like TikTok will be a video platform that enables users to create short, interactive clips with musical soundtracks. A large number of real estate pros already use social […]

More people are buying homes without seeing them first



Digital technology is rapidly going mainstream in real estate, and many home buyers are so confident in it that they’re going ahead with their purchases without seeing their new properties in person. Take the example of one anonymous European buyer, who recently splashed out a stunning $6.3 million to buy an entire island off the […]

CoreLogic launches AI-based home buying portal, OneHome



Real estate industry data analytics firm CoreLogic has just launched a new artificial intelligence-based platform called OneHome that it says can streamline the home buying process for both agents and consumers. The company said OneHome helps to facilitate communication between real estate agents and home buyers throughout the buying process. In addition, the platform also […]

How is Virtual Reality Transforming the Real Estate Industry



Technology has changed the people’s perception of the world by either generating a new environment for them to cross or by providing them with a tunnel to all corners of the world they would never otherwise got a chance to visit in their lifetime. Virtual reality, briefly defined as a computer-simulated environment, has transcended social […]

Technology Can Get You Through the Home Buying Process Despite the Pandemic



While the COVID-19 pandemic may make for a less-than-traditional home-buying experience, it doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams of homeownership on hold.  The technology available to deliver a contactless home-buying transaction, from search to close, is not new, but its adoption has certainly spiked with the pandemic as more sellers and buyers seek […]

DocuSign CEO Dan Springer says no slowdown in real estate



Real estate agents might not be able to meet face to face with clients and show them around homes in-person any more, but that doesn’t mean that home buying activity has been completely curtailed. On the contrary, DocuSign CEO Dan Springer says his company hasn’t seen any decline in real estate activity on the company’s […]

Redfin reports rise in offers from virtual tours only



With most buyers resorting to virtual tours as the only way to actually see inside a listed home during the coronavirus outbreak, one might be forgiven for thinking that home buying activity is all but dead. But in actual fact, many real estate brokerages are still doing business, with Redfin reporting that some 12% of […]

LEADER’S EDGE TRAINING WILL PROVIDE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WITH FREE ACCESS TO ITS AGENT SUCCESS APP



Leader’s Edge Training, which has helped more than 50,000 real estate professionals over the last three decades, is now offering its Agent Success App to all brokerages and agents for free. “As the impact of the coronavirus spreads, we wanted to do something to bolster the industry,” said Chris Leader, founder of Leader’s Edge Training. […]

The U.S. shuts down, but home selling goes on



Even as COVID-19 forces mass closures across the United States, home selling is still happening. That’s according to Redfin, which says real estate professionals have quickly adapted to working from home. Redfin said it saw a 494% increase in requests for agent-led video tours last week, following an 80% increase the week before. Most of […]

Virtual tours catch on as Coronavirus outbreak spreads



Real estate professionals are increasingly opting for virtual tours to show off their listings as the coronavirus outbreak continues to cause fear in the U.S. The move comes as Leonard Steinberg, chief evangelist and corporate broker at Compass, called for a two-week moratorium on in-person home showings. Meanwhile, Redfin’s CEO Glenn Kelman has said his […]