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 […]

Expedia acquires two short-term rental startups to take on Airbnb



Online travel booking firm Expedia is muscling into Airbnb territory with the acquisition of two companies that also help to facilitate short term rentals in private properties. The company, which already owns similar short-term rental firms such as HomeAway and VRBO, said it’s acquiring both Pillow and ApartmentJet, for undisclosed fees. Expedia said that the […]

Opendoor to team up with real estate agents to better market its homes



Opendoor, one of the leaders in the iBuyer space, is testing a new program that involves co-listing properties with real estate agents outside of its organization. The company has already identified a number of real estate firm it intends to partner with in the program, as it bids to expand its business model that offers […]

Why writing actionable real estate content is a chore and what you can do about it



One of the things that separate real estate agents with great online presence from the small town players is actionable real estate content. It only takes a small poking around to notice the mass of real estate websites with no blogs and others with nice designs but really poor blog content quality. Yea, taking time […]

CoreLogic to acquire insurance claims workflow provider Symbility Solutions



Real estate analytics firm CoreLogic is acquiring a company called Symbility Solutions, which sells a cloud-based insurance claims and subscription workflow service. “Symbility expands our footprint in property and casualty insurance domestically and in key markets around the globe. Further scaling our insurance and international footprint offers the potential for significant non-cyclical growth in line […]

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