In the Midst of the Smart Home Craze, Don’t Forget the Basics

Smart homes are all the rage these days. Buyers of all ages are looking for smart home technologies that make their properties more efficient, more comfortable, and safer. Even landlords are turning to technology to make their properties more attractive to the kind of tenants they hope to rent to. But is all of this

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5 Ways to Redefine Your Home with Cutting Edge Technology

As a homeowner, you are always on the lookout for new ideas to improve your living space. From entertainment, décor, security, convenience, energy efficiency, safety to wellbeing, there are a lot of areas you can improve using the latest technology. Automation has emerged as one of the most popular home improvement ideas. If you want

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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

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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

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Rental listings site Zumper raises $46 million in Series C round

Rental marketplace Zumper is raising $46 million in a Series C round of funding led by Axel Springer and Stereo Capital with participation from Blackstone, Dawn Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Breyer Capital,

Skyline AI and Greystone collaborate on AI tech to streamline loan underwriting

Real estate investment technology company Skyline AI is collaborating with commercial real estate lending, investment and advisory firm Greystone in a deal that will use both companies’ tech platforms for the greater good.

Amazon and Lennar team up to showcase smart home tech

Web shopping giant Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with home builder Lennar to create “experience showrooms” showcasing the latest developments in smart home technology.

Salesforce launches ‘Essentials’ apps for smaller businesses

Salesforce.com is launching a new sales and customer service software tailored specifically for small businesses, a market the company has struggled to address.

The NAR is talking to Silicon Valley tech giants, but won’t say why

National Association of Realtors’ chief executive officer Bob Goldberg has revealed that he’s in talks with three major Silicon Valley tech giants, according to reports.

Former Uber boss Travis Kalanick plans to invest in real estate tech

Former Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick has announced his next major venture, and part of it will be focused on real estate technology startups.

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