Agents predict more tech disruption in 2019



Leading Canadian real estate agent Shawn Zigelstein said in an interview this week that the industry has seen rapid adoption of new technologies in the past few years, and said he expects the trend to continue accelerating in 2019 as more tools and services become available. Speaking to CBC News, Zigelstein said real estate tech […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tenant screening firm RealPage pays $3M to settle dispute over incorrect reports



Tenant screening company RealPage Inc. has agreed to pay $3 million in order to settle allegations that some of its reports were flawed over a five-year period.

ThoughtWire forms new advisory board to foster innovation in smart buildings



Operations Performance Management application company ThoughtWire is forming a new advisory board as it looks to foster innovation in smart buildings and eventually, smart cities.

Opendoor buys Open Listings to boost its home-flipping business model



Online real estate marketplace Opendoor is making its first acquisition, snapping up a discount brokerage called Open Listings. Open Listings is an end-to-end real estate platform aimed at buyers that offers them a 50 percent rebate on the buyer’s agent commission. The idea is that people can search through listings, book private showings, make an […]

Opendoor plans major expansion into more U.S. markets



Real estate listings website Opendoor, which buys homes directly from sellers before doing them up and selling them on, says it’s planning to expand nationwide after enjoying significant success in the ten markets it currently operates in

Real estate intelligence firm Skyline AI raises $18M in Series A funding round



Real estate investment technology provider Skyline AI is raising $18 million in a Series A round of funding from Sequoia Capital and TLV Partners with participation from JLL Spark, a division of JLL and others.

All you need to know about Real Estate and Artificial Intelligence



An Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science & designing of making intelligent machines, mainly intelligent PC programs” – according to the father of Artificial Intelligence

Most lenders struggle to implement digital mortgage tech in time



Mortgage lenders are increasingly moving towards so-called “digital mortgages” in which many providers attempt to complete the majority, if not the entire, application process online.