Zillow acquires ShowingTime for its online tour scheduling platform



Zillow is acquiring a company called ShowingTime that offers a platform for scheduling physical home tours so people can go to see a home they’re interested at a time that’s most convenient. Zillow said it’s buying ShowingTime for $500 million, and will use the company’s technology to make it easier for people to request tours […]

Smart Homes of the Future What Should you Expect



If you plan to build a smart home, learn more about the technologies that will define the smart home of the future, their practicality, benefits and more. Smart homes are now a dominant trend in the real estate market.  A recent market report estimated the global smart home market to grow at a CAGR of 21% from 2019-2025.  By […]

Virtual walkthrough software company Matterport is going public



Matterport, a company that provides virtual reality technology used in virtual walkthroughs of homes and office spaces, said this week that it’s planning to go public on the NASDAQ stock exchange. With the move, Matterport follows in the footsteps of other real estate firms such as Opendoor and Porch.com, both of which recently went public […]

Best WordPress Real Estate Plugins



WordPress powers nearly 40% of all sites on the web. It’s trusted by everyone from Fortune 500 corporations to independent consultants. It’s by far the most used content management system on the market. The market dominance of WordPress is a testament to adaptable it is, which is due in no small part to the tens […]

SQ4D’s claims first ever 3D printed home MLS listing



A 3D printing company that specializes in building homes has just seen its first such building listed for sale on the MLS after receiving a certificate of occupancy. SQ4D Inc., which built the $299,000 property in Riverhead, New York, said that most of the building was constructed by a robot, before being finished by human […]

7 Ways PropTech is Changing Real Estate



Technology has entered almost every aspect of life from education and healthcare to the construction and automotive industry. Designed to make life easier and streamline almost every task we encounter, it was only a matter of time before the real estate market saw the integration of technology as well. Agents and investors are now seeing […]

Best Real Estate Apps for Agents in 2021



Having the right tools for the job is integral to success in any profession. For agents that means having the best real estate apps installed on your phone. In 2021, given what the world has gone through over the past year, it’s time for real estate agents to expand their toolkits and adjust to the […]

Tips for Lighting Your Home While Staging



Lighting is only one of many factors you have to consider when home staging, though that doesn’t make it any less important. Your lighting situation can make or break your ability to get the home promptly off the market. These tips for lighting your home while staging can help you impress buyers right when they […]

iBuyer revenues slump amid high market demand



iBuying companies are experiencing a slump in sales during a time when many thought the opposite might happen, as they provide a contactless way to sell a home. Opendoor, the biggest iBuying company, has seen its revenue fall by almost half in the past year, and said it doesn’t expect its business to recover properly […]

4 Apps to Make Managing Your Properties Easier



It’s no secret that being a landlord can be challenging. Not only do you need to make sure you find the right tenants for your property but you also need to make sure you’re in-the-know about any maintenance assistance they need once they move in. Fortunately, with today’s technology, there are plenty of ways you […]