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Coldwell Banker’s new tech predicts who’s about to list their home for sale

The aggregated data will include publicly available sales information not only from Coldwell Banker but also from other brokerages and demographic data to help flag households that are most likely to list, such as young, growing families looking for a larger home or retirees who want to downsize. Source: click here

HouseCanary is now suing Quicken Loans directly for theft of trade secrets

On May 25, San Francisco-based HouseCanary filed a federal lawsuit against Detroit-based mortgage lender Quicken Loans Inc. and its sister companies, One Reverse Mortgage LLC and In-House Realty LLC, alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract and conspiracy to commit fraud. Source: click here

Say hello to CMO Connect

How can agents, tech companies and brokerages all move Faster, Better, Together? Learn how this July at Inman Connect San Francisco. Buy your ticket here, and remember that Select members get a $100 discount. Thinking of bringing your team? There are special onsite perks and discounts when you buy those tickets together too. Just contact us […]

The Real Word: Offerpad — the rebrand and dropping the capital ‘p’

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss how Offerpad dropped the capital “p” and underwent a total rebrand. What does this mean for its future and yours? Source: click here

What’s the connection between birth rates and home values?

There are a number of factors economists examine to determine the current and future health of the housing market, such as available inventory, home price growth and foreclosure rates. But there are other, seemingly unrelated pieces of data that can offer valuable insight, like birth rates. According to Zillow’s latest analysis, birth rates among 25- […]

This is what the average American’s dream home looks like

According to a survey conducted by Digital Third Coast, 75 percent of Americans believe homeownership isn’t necessary to “live a good life.” But that doesn’t stop them from dreaming about their perfect pad. Sixty percent of respondents said they’d prefer a new build that’s a little more than 2,000 square feet, which leaves plenty of […]

Home flipping reaches highest rate in six years

The pricey housing market is making home flipping a tough investment, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions. The average return on investment hit a three-year low in the first quarter of 2018. Source: click here

Home values are up — despite millions of Americans underwater

While homeowners are rapidly regaining equity after a few tumultuous years, millions of Americans remain tethered to mortgages on properties that have fallen in value, according to a new Home Equity Report published Thursday by CoreLogic. In the first quarter of 2018, homeowners with mortgages — about 63 percent of all U.S. properties — saw […]

3 tips for getting your sellers to clear their clutter (and boost selling potential)

Many people attempting to sell their home don’t recognize the difference between cleaning and decluttering, especially as it relates to a home’s selling potential. Most people are attached to their possessions, so advising sellers to remove certain items (because those items are devaluing the sale of their home) can be tricky — you don’t want […]

7 tips for squashing first-time homebuyer anxiety

First-time homebuyers are an interesting mix of clients. They’re often excited, looking forward to touring different homes and moving into their first house, but they might also be intimidated or nervous about the size of their decision. They’re inexperienced and might not know what to expect. Source: click here

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