NAR highlights top tech tools used by real estate agents



Most people begin their real estate search online so it’s not surprising that the vast majority of agents are adopting technology tools that can help with marketing their listings and closing transactions. According to the 2021 Real Estate in a Digital Age report by the National Association of Realtors, 41% of more than 6,000 executives […]

Localize raises $25M funding for its AI-powered home search platform



Artificial intelligence-powered real estate search startup Localize has attracted $25 million in a Series C round of funding as it looks to eliminate buyer’s remorse in home buying. Pitango Growth led the round, which also saw participation from Mizrahi-Tefahot and its existing investors, bringing the company’s total amount raised to date to $70 million. As […]

Entera raises $32M to open up the single-family home market to institutional investors



Real estate investing data startup Entera Holdings Ltd. has raised $32 million in a Series A funding round, bringing its total amount raised to $39.5 million following an earlier seed funding round. The round was led by Goldman Sachs investment arm, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, with participation from Bullpen Capital, Craft Ventures and Valuestream Ventures. […]

Title insurance startup Spruce bags $60M in Series C funding round



Spruce lands $60M in funding for its tech-based title insurance platform

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 […]