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Echovate’s latest iteration helps build better teams

Part of what's new is a mentorship adviser, a tool that juxtaposes new agents' profiles with existing performers to determine who in-house could best help them assimilate and succeed.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Teams, Agent, Human Resources, Coaching, Team Building, Mentorship, Hiring Tips, Select, News Brief, Behavioral Analysis, Echovate, Agent Teams, Agent Recruiting, Agent Hiring

Strategy and digital business transformation define the new Placester

Placester Codeless websites have been renovated from the studs up for enhanced artistic manipulation, faster live edits and extensive content flexibility.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Websites, Online Marketing, Placester, Digital Business, Marketing Automation, Select, News Brief, Sales Automation, Website Marketing, Placester Concierge Custom, Broker Tools, Marketing Vendors

Startup iBuyer Flyhomes expands to Austin, Dallas and Houston

In addition to three new Texas markets, the company operates in Seattle, Boston, Portland, the Bay Area and Southern California.
Tags: Texas, Technology, Austin, Radio, Dallas, Houston, Austin Dallas, News Brief, Ibuyers, Tushar Garg, Flyhomes, iBuyer, Ibuying, Seattle Boston Portland the Bay Area

Instashowing spends investment on buyer tour, offer submission tools

After nabbing $4 million in May 2021, listing showing software Instashowing has launched updates that include tools for submitting and managing offers and arranging buyer tours.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Radio, Offers, Home Tours, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, PROPtech, Home Showings, Showing Homes, Marketing & Branding Month, Instashowing, Offer Management, Theme-month-202109, Listing Software

Corcoran Group expands planning and design consultancy service

The architects, urban planners and interior designers of Corcoran preDev, the brokerage's planning and design consultancy branch, are now available to share their expertise with the Corcoran Affiliate Network.
Tags: Radio, The Corcoran Group, Brokerage, News Brief, Corcoran Group, Pamela Liebman, Corcoran Global Living, Corcoran Affiliate Network, David Victor Johnson

Rent prices skyrocket yet again: CoreLogic

Rent for a single-family home increased by 8.5 percent year over year in July compared to 7.5 percent in June.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Rentals, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Rent Prices, Molly Boesel, Rental Prices, Rent Rates

Showingtime’s offer management platform sees surging interest

Real estate professionals in the U.S. and Canada used ShowingTime's Offer Manager to handle more than 120,000 offers over the past year.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Data, Radio, Canada, Mls, Offers, Zillow, Keller Williams, Select, News Brief, Multiple Listing Services, Michael Lane, Showings, Showingtime, Joe Kipping

California severely curtails single-family zoning with new law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 9 into law Thursday, legislation that allows up to four residential units to be developed on single-family lots throughout the state.
Tags: California, Regulations, Legislation, Radio, Gavin Newsom, Affordable Housing, Scott Wiener, Zoning, Senate Bill, University of California Berkley, Select, News Brief, Renters, Duplex, Affordable Housing Crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom

Largest indie in Brevard, Florida, joins ONE Sotheby’s International

Founded in 1965, National Realty of Brevard is now ONE Sotheby's 22nd office along Florida's east coast.
Tags: Florida, Radio, Brevard County, Sotheby, Brokerage, News Brief, ONE Sotheby's International Realty, Daniel de la Vega, Gale S. Bray, National Realty of Brevard, Brevard Florida

Placester rolls out new solution for managing outsourced creative services

Marketing technology company Placester has launched a new product to help brokers manage the hiring of outsourced creative professionals.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Graphic Design, Placester, Digital Marketing, Select, News Brief, Creative Services, Agent Websites, Inman Innovators, Brokerage Websitess, Placester Concierge Custom

REX takes new jab at NAR in blistering ‘cartel economics’ attack

The discount brokerage struck on Wednesday following the National Association of Realtors' petition two days earlier to compel the DOJ to uphold its antitrust settlement.
Tags: Brokerage, News Brief, Select, Antitrust Lawsuits, Charlie Oppler, Commissions, Doj, Houston, Michael Toth, MLS, National Association of Realtors (NAR, Rex Real Estate, Segregation Rule, U.S. Department of Justice, Zillow

Ribbon raises $150M round, vows to expand into half of US by 2023

Currently, the homeownership startup operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas and Florida.
Tags: Technology, US, Radio, Mortgage, Greylock, Bain Capital Ventures, Ribbon, Greenspring Associates, Select, News Brief, NFX, NYCA, Thomvest, Shaival Shah, Banking & Lending, Jake Seid

2 Midwest Century 21 brokerages combine forces

Century 21 Scheetz is acquiring Century 21 Rasmussen Co. Both brokerages operate in Indiana.
Tags: Indiana, Indianapolis, Radio, Teams, Industry News, Acquisitions, Carmel, Realogy, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Century 21, Century 21 Scheetz, Michael Miedler, Century 21 Rasmussen, Larry Rasmussen

Compass dives further into title insurance with latest acquisition

The deal to acquire LegacyTexas Title Co. follows acquisitions of two other title companies and will ultimately make Compass's title services available in six states and Washington, D.C.
Tags: Florida, Texas, Technology, California, Washington, Radio, Dallas, Compass, Title, Industry News, Modus, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Title Insurance, Escrow

Pacaso raises $125M with Softbank-led Series C round

The company's model allows multiple parties to co-own luxury second-homes in locations such as Lake Tahoe, Aspen, Napa and Malibu. It operates in 25 markets to date.
Tags: Technology, Softbank, Radio, Luxury, Zillow, Malibu, Dotloop, Austin Allison, Spencer Rascoff, Select, News Brief, Second Homes, Luxury Vacation Homes, Property Portfolio, Luxury Lens, Craig. C. Rowe

Foreclosure rate falls to 22-year low with every US state tallying declines

The foreclosures rate fell to 0.2 percent in June 2021 from 0.3 percent the previous year, according to data released Tuesday from CoreLogic.
Tags: US, Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Frank Martell, Banking & Lending, Dr. Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights report

Constellation1 launches accounting, commission management solution

Real estate technology company Constellation1 is launching new software for back-office accounting tasks and commissions management. Brokers can use the new system in conjunction with all variations of commission splits and payout arrangements, eliminating accounting workarounds due to software limitations.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Teams, Accounting, Dotloop, QuickBooks, Select, News Brief, Commission Structure, Real Estate Software, Skyslope, Back Office Software, Constellation1, Back-office Reporting, Commissions Management, Constellation1 Commissions

These are the most family-friendly suburbs in the US

Looking at schools and infrastructure, realtor.com identified the most family-friendly suburb for each of the country's 11 biggest cities.
Tags: US, Analysis, Radio, Compass, Predictive Analytics, Urban Institute, Babe Ruth, Brian Urlacher, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Realtor.com, Brian Ulracher, Elena Mendelson, Jung Choi, Realty Executives Platinum, Toni Kaufmann

Unlicensed mortgage broker siphoned off $4.74M in refi proceeds

An unlicensed mortgage broker faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to a fraud scheme in which $4.74 million in mortgage refinancing proceeds were allegedly wired to accounts controlled by the perpetrators.
Tags: Regulations, Fbi, Radio, Mortgage, News Brief, Mortgage Fraud, Brent Kaufman

IBuyers on track to have record-setting sales in Q3

A new report from Zillow found that the nation's four largest iBuyers reached a 1 percent market share in the second quarter of 2021, setting the stage for record-breaking sales in Q3.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Opendoor, Offerpad, Zillowoffers, iBuyer, RedfinNow, iBuyer sales

How to look for hidden cameras in your next Airbnb, according to TikTok

In a video that now boasts more than 13 million views, TikToker Marcus Hutchins broke down how Airbnb guests can search for hidden cameras in their rentals.
Tags: Radio, The Atlantic, Airbnb, Select, News Brief, Marcus Hutchins, Tiktok

Airbnb hosts are installing hidden cameras. Here’s how 1 TikToker found them

In a video that now boasts more than 13 million views, TikToker Marcus Hutchins broke down how Airbnb guests can search for hidden cameras in their rentals.
Tags: Radio, The Atlantic, Airbnb, Select, News Brief, Marcus Hutchins, Tiktok

Home price growth soars to an all-time high in July

Home price growth in July soared a record-shattering 18 percent year over year, the highest price appreciation recorded since CoreLogic began tracking the metric in 1976.
Tags: Radio, Predictive Analytics, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Frank Martell, CoreLogic Home Price Index, Dr. Frank Nothaft

Offerpad enters the NY Stock Exchange with a $2.7B valuation

The iBuyer went public a day after merging with the Spencer Rascoff-led Supernova Partners Acquisition Company. The company will now be known as "Offerpad Solutions."
Tags: IPOs, Radio, New York Stock Exchange, Zillow, NY Stock Exchange, Spencer Rascoff, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Ibuyers, Offerpad, SPACs, Going Public, Brian Bair, Supernova Partners Acquisition Company

Keller Williams distributes grants, supplies to agents impacted by Ida

The KW Cares program mobilized in the wake of Hurricane Ida last week and should end up providing assistance to 2,000 people suffering impacts from the storm.
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, Austin, Radio, Hurricane, Natural Disaster, Louisiana, Tropical Storm, Industry News, Keller Williams, Ida, Port Fourchon, News Brief, Hurricane Harvey, KW Cares, Alexia Rodriguez

Americans’ preferences for bigger houses are growing

Bigger, more spread out housing is more popular now than it was two years ago. That preference cuts across political divides, as well as demographic categories based on race, education and age.
Tags: Radio, Millennials, Pew, Pew Research Center, Suburbs, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Pandemic

Redfin extends iBuyer service into select areas in Atlanta, Nashville

With these latest moves, the Seattle-based brokerage is now offering instant cash offers to sellers in 27 markets throughout the country.
Tags: Brokerage, News Brief, Select, Technology, Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta, Expansion, Ibuyer, Nashville, Redfin, RedfinNow, Tennessee

Zillow releases e-book to help kids with stress of moving

The book follows a young girl named Iris, as she goes through a move alongside her parents and friends. Sale proceeds will go to Covenant House, a nonprofit that helps homeless youth.
Tags: Marketing, Homelessness, Radio, Moving, Zillow, Iris, E-books, Covenant House, News Brief, Moving Nightmare, Moving With Children

EXp World Holdings expands into Germany

The expansion comes amid a period of rapid global growth for eXp, which says it now has more than 62,000 agents world wide.
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Technology, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Colombia, Radio, Italy, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Industry News, EXP, Realogy, Brokerage

North Carolina Regional MLS expands to dozens of new cities

A series of new partnerships will extend NCRMLS's reach to 361 communities in North Carolina while serving more than 10,000 real estate professionals.
Tags: Radio, Mls, Realtors, North Carolina, Industry News, Daniel Jones, North Carolina Regional MLS, News Brief, Multiple Listing Service, MLS & Associations, NCRMLS

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