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Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List

As homeownership becomes an elusive dream for a growing number of Americans, real estate portals are bolstering their rental search capabilities. Move Inc., the parent company of realtor.com and Doorsteps.com, announced this morning that starting January 1 both sites will be working exclusively with San Francisco-based Apartment List to power their apartment community listings. Apartment List takes […]

What you should know before you start a brokerage

Starting a brokerage requires many steps, from choosing driven partners and planning your business model to recruiting agents and cultivating an attractive culture. It can be difficult for new broker-owners to navigate this new path without a misstep or two, which is why speakers Gretchen Pearson (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties), Vanessa Bergmark (Red Oak […]

Price growth, shrinking margins cut into home-flipping profits

National home flipping returns are down to a two-year low due to a declining number of distressed properties selling for low prices and heightened competition from home flippers prepared to accept smaller margins, according to property data warehouse Attom Data Solutions. A home flip as defined by Attom Data Solutions is a property sold at […]

The 7 biggest mistakes startups make and how to avoid them

“The joy and challenge of a startup is there’s an infinite array of problems that you’re facing at any one time,” said General Partner at Canaan Partners Rich Boyle on the Inman stage. Boyle, along with angel investor John Helm and Re/Max Gold team lead Nicole Solari elaborated on seven of the biggest mistakes startups […]

5 factors influencing New York City’s real estate market

If you look at the overall national trends, the housing market is doing exceptionally well. We’ve pulled out of the slump from the economic recession of 2008, and home prices are steadily inching higher. But this rate isn’t consistent everywhere in the country; some areas are still straggling far behind, while others are displaying even […]

How to manage Facebook Click-to-Messenger ad leads right

One of the main advantages of Click-to-Messenger ads — compared to traditional landing pages or opt-in forms — is that they allow you to instantly engage a lead on the Facebook Messenger platform. That not only means faster follow-up but also better response rates from leads. I wrote an article recently about using Facebook’s new […]

Realtors scale up good deeds in disaster-torn communities this holiday season

In an effort to cheer herself up on one solitary Christmas Eve when her kids were with their father, Houston Association of Realtors’ chair Cindy Hamann, who then was newly divorced, went shopping for stocking stuffers at Walmart. Instantly inspired by a pile of blankets and some screw top bottles of wine, she knew exactly what […]

CertifID wants to save you from becoming a wire fraud victim

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. CertifID is wire fraud prevention software. Platforms: Browser; iOS; Android Ideal for: All parties that are part of a wire transfer during the sale of property. Top selling points Identity confirmation Device authentication Easy-to-follow process Two-factor […]

18 things real estate agents should do before 2018

Reposted with permission from Rachael Hite.  At the end of the year, many real estate agents are focusing on business planning for 2018. Often, this “business planning” is a complicated mess that leaves many frustrated. Many businesses will end up with a list of unrealistic goals and a lofty mission statement that looks great on paper […]

The no. 1 marketing mistake real estate professionals make

Today, we’re talking about a mistake we see real estate professionals making all the time. People are spending time, money and effort marketing to consumers they don’t know and neglecting the ones they do. This is a huge mistake! Find out what to do about it in the video above. Source: click here

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