Using Technology to Recover Rental Debt



One nightmare situation for any landlord or letting agent is where a tenant falls heavily behind with rent payments, leaving a huge rental debt outstanding. Worse still, if the tenant then decides to throw caution to the wind and skip town without paying, the landlord is in an even more stressful situation. Many landlords and […]

How Blockchain Technology Is Revolutionizing The Property Market



Image Credit: Unsplash While blockchain has already been used in sectors like finance and logistics for many years, the technology is now being leveraged within the real estate sector. Blockchain enables ledgers, records, and transactions to be recorded and tracked across a decentralized computer network. Because the blockchain is always updated instantly in real-time, the […]

Nobul, Other Proptech: Why the Future of Real Estate Relies on It



These days, it’s not uncommon – in fact it’s highly likely – for people entering the home buying or selling process to turn to technology to get started with the process.  In the real estate industry, property tech or ‘proptech’ is addressing almost all aspects of the real estate business. Although some North American real […]

CoStar buys Homesnap to target the residential real estate sector



Commercial real estate analytics giant CoStar Group is getting into the residential sector after acquiring a company called Homesnap Inc. for $250 million. Homesnap sells technology that enables real estate brokers to manage listings within their applications and on their websites. The platform is used by around 300,000 residential real estate professionals around 30 times […]

Tomo Networks raises $40M to streamline real estate transactions



Two former Zillow chiefs have created a new company that aims to use technology to eliminate the complexity of real estate transactions, and it’s being backed by a hefty $40 million it has raised in seed funding. Trulia co-founder Pete Flint, former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, Ribbit Capital and Zigg Capital led the funding for […]

Second Century Ventures backs 8 Canadian real estate tech startups



The National Association of Realtor’s strategic investment arm Second Century Ventures has announced eight startups chosen for its inaugural REACH Canada accelerator class. The startups range from virtual staging tools to e-signature platforms, and are all aiming to make a big impact in the real estate technology sector. Second Century Ventures, a global venture fund […]

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 […]

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 […]

Internet of Voice: The Next Big Thing to Generate Real Estate Leads



Internet of Voice (IoV), commonly referred to as ‘voice search’ is set to be the next big thing in marketing for various businesses. Several key leaders in the marketing industry are predicting IoV to be the marketplace disruptor in the coming years. IoV Overview Voice search refers to sending a query using your voice instead […]