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Tech-driven Miami real estate startup Home61 raises $4M

Sometimes a good deal gets in the way of that family vacation to the South of France. But from his hotel room this summer, Olivier Grinda had good reason for being glued to the phone: the second funding round for his Miami real estate startup Home61 was unfolding. The fledgling, tech-driven brokerage just announced $4 […]

Zillow testing 3-D tour capture app for iPhone

By this time next year, real estate agents should be able to snap images of a property with their iPhone and send them to Zillow, which will turn them into a 3-D tour and listing display — all through a mobile app, Zillow revealed today. The company just announced the details of its Zillow Group […]

Removing pet odors from subfloor

In this Q-and-A column, we discuss how to treat stubborn pet odors that have gone beyond the carpet and padding, and which products (homemade and commercial) to consider. Q: I have an in-law apartment that I foolishly rented to a person who had two cats. One or both cats apparently had a lot of accidents, […]

America’s new hipster capital is … Columbus, Ohio

Welcome to your new hipster capital, America: Columbus, Ohio. Yep, you heard that right — at least according to Yelp and realtor.com. The two organizations released a new list of the top “hipster” cities across the country today. Many of the entrants may come as surprises — Rochester, NY, makes the cut. Also notable are […]

Fueled by $35M, Roofstock hopes to keep real estate agents interested

Roofstock, an online marketplace where investors can purchase and sell single-family rental properties, has announced Series C funding to the tune of $35 million dollars. Gary Beasley, CEO of Roofstock The company, founded in 2015, has already made a splash by offering institutional and retail investors an innovative way to access a particularly tricky asset […]

The rent is too damn high (but so are home prices)

According to the RealPage Q3 supply and demand report, the national average rent has increased by 0.9 percent month-over-month and 2.6 percent year-over-year, bringing the average rent to $1,316. Sacramento remained the rent growth leader in Q3 with 6.9 percent annual growth, followed by Las Vegas with a 5.8 percent year-over-year hike. Meanwhile, cities such […]

Search engine optimization (SEO): Tips for improving your ranking

SAVE MY SPOT You’ve already done a lot to become top-of-mind, but have you done what it takes to become top-of-search when people are looking for the real estate go-to in your area? In this webinar, the experts at Quicken Loans will treat you to an in-depth look at how to master SEO and appear […]

Let your voice be heard: Become an Inman contributor

Attention real estate agents and brokers: We see you out in the trenches every day hustling, bringing your clients the best service possible and making dreams come true. That’s why we want you. Here at Inman, we strive to bring you the latest news, insights, tips and tricks that will improve your career, and our […]

Thanks Henry Ford: Assembly line thinking still works in real estate

There’s an excellent TV show called How It’s Made on the Discovery Channel. Have you seen it? The show takes you through manufacturing processes, assembly lines and how different things like screwdrivers and jawbreakers are made. There may be 50 different processes that an object goes through to come out the other end as a […]

Landing pages are out, Facebook Lead Ads are in

If you’re like most real estate agents who run Facebook ads, you’re probably linking each ad to a page on your website. If you’re really serious about your marketing, you might even be using landing pages to capture their contact info. Landing pages are great at capturing leads’ contact info if they’re browsing Facebook on a […]

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