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Craigslist wins $60.6M judgment against RadPad

A$60.6 million judgment has been issued in favor of Craigslist against rental listing site RadPad for violating anti-spam laws and craigslist’s terms of service in an alleged data-scraping scheme. The judgement came after RadPad, which had raised $13 million in funding in 2015, ran into financial trouble last year. It had “assigned its assets” to an insolvency group in November 2016, according […]

Trump is proposing a CFPB overhaul — who would that affect?

Last week, Donald Trump announced that his administration was taking a close look at the Dodd-Frank Act and might replace those rules with “something else.” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created by Dodd-Frank to enforce regulations and receive consumer complaints, among other purposes; the Financial CHOICE Act, legislation currently winding its way through the House, […]

Meet the 7 companies selected for 2017’s REach accelerator class

Which real estate tech companies are providing the most promising tools to agents and their clients? The National Association of Realtors’ venture capital arm, Second Century Ventures (SCV), has officially weighed in. Today, SCV announced its 2017 REach accelerator 2017 class. The accelerator, an eight-month program, is designed to give a boost to startups covering real […]

Property managers: Build a better brand for the long haul

Save My Spot In today’s competitive rental market, reputation is everything. Whether it’s offline or in person, the impression your company makes on your community is a significant indicator of your profitability. The time is now to create a solid brand strategy. In this webinar, you will learn: Long-term strategies to help you build a […]

Daily market update: April 21, 2017

We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news Thursday, April 20 Zillow Real Estate Market Reports Rents rose 0.7 percent over the past year to a Zillow Rent Index (ZRI) of $1,408 per month, the slowest rate of appreciation since November 2012 when rents […]

Are real estate agents scared of their own success?

Experienced real estate agents will tell you that they are far better at some activities in their daily work than they are at others. Many will readily admit that they can pinpoint exactly which activities net them the most reward, and which would be more efficiently accomplished by an assistant. It is often the case […]

Beycome aims for the agent-less transaction — does it have legs?

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Beycome is a web platform for buying and selling homes without real estate agents. Platforms: Browser-based; mobile-optimized Ideal for: Consumers not wanting to pay seller commissions in Florida Top selling points Nice home search interface Streamlined offer […]

4 ways to stand out from the mortgage broker crowd

When it comes to mortgage loans, non-conventional mortgage loans are in a league of their own. Each of these loans is different depending on the goals of the borrower, which means that it can be tailored and changed to fit specific needs. This is one of the reasons they are so desirable. However, this also […]

Why real estate needs to stop whining about technology disruption

Real estate agents all around the world sound more like Chicken Little than professionals and business people. So much fear. So much worry. So much playing defense. Many agents are complaining and whining about new “disruptive” technology and services that are coming to the market — at the height of the market. In my market, Salt […]

What investors can do to bring value to their rental communities

As investors, many of us buy properties with grandiose dreams of big returns and how this property will be a great addition to our portfolio. A broker calls us and says he has a deal. We run the comps, complete the due diligence inspections, apply for a loan and make sure the area is not […]

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