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New realtor.com market report hints inventory relief is coming

Realtor.com's latest weekly market report showed a boost in new listings during the last week of April — a hopeful signal that lower home prices are near.
Tags: Radio, Homeowners, Inventory, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Realtor.com, Homebuyers, New Listings, Homesellers, Time On Market, Active Inventory


5 people to watch at Offerpad as the iBuyer continues to expand

Offerpad, an iBuyer making major waves in how homes in many major cities are sold, has been on an unstoppable course of growth for more than half a decade.
Tags: Technology, Intel, Radio, Agent, Stacey Jones, Inc, Spencer Rascoff, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Opendoor, Offerpad, Brian Bair, Supernova Partners Acquisition Company, Amir Ghaswala, Brigham Weight


Flat-fee brokerage Houwzer expands into Tampa

The launch marks the brokerage's second foray into Florida, after moving into Orlando in the summer of 2020.
Tags: Florida, Maryland, Radio, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Tampa, Orlando, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Washington D.c, Mike Maher, Houwzer, Flat-Fee Brokerage Model, Discount Brokerage, Salaried Agents


Community mourns real estate brokers killed in brokerage shooting

Maxine Quigg, 50, and Terence O’Brien, 53, lost their lives in an attack on the Watertown, New York, brokerage they co-owned last Wednesday.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Watertown, Jeffrey Smith, National Association of Realtors, WATERTOWN NEW YORK, News Brief, Charlie Oppler, Jefferson-lewis Board Of Realtors, Lance M. Evans, Maxine Quigg, Newschannel 9, NNY360, Terence O'Brien


Lone Wolf releases technology solution for recruiting

Targeted agents can be sorted in Lone Wolf's Recruit according to performance, tagged for categorization and internal referral, and compared against currently high-performing internal agents.
Tags: Technology, Recruiting, Radio, New Technology, Industry News, Recruit, Wolf, Lone Wolf, Jimmy Kelly, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, Cloud Cma, PROPtech, Lone Wolf Technologies, Agent Retention


CoStar to employees: Come back to the office and get a Tesla

After an in-company vaccine rollout, CoStar is luring employees back to the office with prizes, including $10,000 in cash and the chance to win a Tesla.
Tags: Radio, Working From Home, The Wall Street Journal, Remote Working, Industry News, News Brief, Work Safety, CoStar Group, The Real Deal, Coronavirus


Luxury brokerage The Agency adds franchise on Long Island

The office will be the 18th for the Los Angeles-based brand, and will operate in Huntington, about an hour outside of Manhattan.
Tags: New York, California, Los Angeles, Radio, Canada, Connecticut, Manhattan, Long Island, Industry News, Agency, Ontario, Franchise, HUNTINGTON, Studio City, Michael Smith, Jim Ramsay


Bitcoin house in San Francisco to auction 75-year NFT leases

San Francisco-based startup co-living space 20Mission will launch the first-ever auction of spaces as non-fungible tokens starting on May 5th, the company announced on Thursday.
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Radio, Bitcoin, Luxury, Auction, Rentals, Digital Currencies, NFT, Select, News Brief, NFTS, Co-living, Property Portfolio, Theme Months, Second Homes and Investment Properties


ProperSign updates with QuickSign to speed digital closings

ProperSign was rated four stars by Inman, largely on the merits of its user experience design and Dynamic KBA, or knowledge-based authentication for signer identification.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Ron, Inman, Select, News Brief, Digital Escrow, Electronic Transactions, Digital Transactions, eClosings, Remote Online Notarization, ProperSign, E-closing, Hybrid Closings, QuickSign


Shaker updates include in-deal text messaging and Dotloop integration

Text messaging gives agents and clients a fast, convenient way to keep deals progressing, and has become a ubiquitous sales and marketing channel for the real estate industry.
Tags: Technology, Mobile Marketing, Software, Radio, CRM, Dotloop, Press Release, Shaker, Select, News Brief, Transaction Management, CRM Software, Dotloop integrationss, Mobile Real Estate Apps, Software Upgrades, Technology Integrations


EXp scoops up yet another high-powered team

The Adam Olsen team is based in Houston, Texas, and is at least the fourth big get for eXp in April alone.
Tags: Texas, Radio, Houston, Industry News, Houston Texas, Keller Williams, EXP, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, RE/MAX, Exp Realty, Exp World Holdings, Andrew Franklin, Adam Olsen


Property management platform Guesty raises $50M

Guesty, which offers a software solution to manage multiple short-term rental listings through sites like Airbnb, also scooped up competitor Your Porter.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, TechCrunch, Vrbo, Flashpoint, News Brief, Vertex Ventures, Guesty, Y-Combinator, Viola Growth, Apax Digital Fund, Amiad Soto, Kingfisher Investment Advisors, Property Portfolio


Real estate agent with a gun targets brokerage, kills 2 agents and self

Former BridgeWiew Real Estate Services agent Barry Stewart is accused of killing a pair of agents at his former brokerage in Watertown, New York.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, New York Daily News, Jeff Smith, New York State Police, News Brief, Barry K. Stewart, BridgeView Real Estate Services, BridgeWiew Real Estate Services, Barry Stewart


Most agents have online passwords that are ridiculously easy to guess

"Password," "12345" and "Simon" are the top passwords chosen by real estate agents for their online accounts, according to research from the password safety manager NordPass.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Simon, News Brief, Chad Hammond, NordPass


EXCLUSIVE: Realogy taps MoxiWorks for company-wide technology partnership

In a video call Tuesday, Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider told Inman MoxiWorks will provide its full product suite, including solutions for marketing, recruiting and website creation.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Breaking News, Industry News, Realogy, Select, News Brief, OJO Labs, MoxiWorks, Ryan Schneider, Technology Partnerships, Adam Dalezman, Brokerage Partnerships, Inman MoxiWorks


EXp launches brokerage operations in Columbia

The virtual brokerage now operates in 14 countries, and has plans to open in others later this year.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Spain, Radio, Italy, Brazil, South America, Columbia, Puerto Rico, EXP, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Exp World Holdings, Michael Valdes, Jonathan Lahey


EXp launches brokerage operations in Colombia

The virtual brokerage now operates in 14 countries, and has plans to open in others later this year.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Spain, Colombia, Radio, Italy, Brazil, South America, Columbia, Puerto Rico, EXP, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Exp World Holdings, Michael Valdes


Home price growth sets record high

The 12.2% gain represents an increase of $35K for a median-priced home that sold a year ago at $290K, according to data released Tuesday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Tags: Radio, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Lynn Fisher, Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index


Family of pregnant agent stabbed to death still waiting for justice

Two years after Jennifer Irigoyen was fatally stabbed outside her New York apartment, her family is still waiting for the day her case is heard in court amid multiple adjournments.
Tags: New York, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Change.org, Andrew Cuomo, News Brief, Crosstown Apartments, Jennifer Irigoyen, Beverly Figueroa, Dana Zopoluch, Judge Deborah Stevens Modic, NYC Department of Correction, NYC Office of Court Administration


New-home sales soar to 15-year high

New single-family home sales catapulted 20.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.02 million in March, a high not seen since 2006.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Zillow, Predictive Analytics, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Census Bureau, Matthew Speakman


Buy and build with Welcome Homes’ online new construction platform

Welcome Homes augments a streamlined business plan with dynamic 3D visualization to let new homebuyers build and buy directly from their browsers.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Home Buying, Matterport, Industry News, Homebuying, Select, News Brief, Virtual Tours, New Construction, PROPtech, Online Search, Home Builders, Tech Reviews, 3d Tours, Real Estate Technology Reviews


Pacaso taps dotloop exec Marnie Blanco to lead industry relations

Pacaso named Marnie Blanco as its vice president of industry relations on Thursday. She'll oversee strategic industry partnerships and relations growth.
Tags: Radio, Dotloop, Austin Allison, New Hires, Spencer Rascoff, Select, News Brief, Second Homes, Marnie Blanco, Pacaso, C-suite Hires, Pacaso Funding Round


SmartRent inks $2.2B merger deal with Fifth Wall SPAC

Once closed, the merger would mark one of the biggest deals between a proptech firm and a special-purpose acquisition company to date.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Venture Capital, Blackstone Group, Starwood Capital, Select, News Brief, Smart Home Technology, Fifth Wall, Invitation Homes, SPACs, Lucas Haldeman, Smartrent, Fifth Wall SPAC


Existing-home sales prices rise to historic high — even as sales decline

Existing-home sales fell 3.7 percent in March, but the median sales price rose 17.2 percent to a historic high of $329,100, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief


This about sums up the bonkers inventory shortage

"I'm from California, it's the cheapest apple I've ever seen," one bidder says in a TikTok that skewers real estate bidding wars.
Tags: Utah, Real Estate, Instagram, California, Social Media, Radio, Shortage, Inventory, Shaun Johnson, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Lumber, Tiktok


Hispanic homeownership rate rises for sixth straight year

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals' latest report reveals the driving forces behind Hispanic homeownership rates.
Tags: Radio, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Hispanic Homeownership Rate, NAHREP, Hispanic Homeownership, Latino homebuyer, Hispanic Homeowners


The new, new vacation-home destinations for 2021

While second home purchases rose 46% and comprised 6% of all mortgages from January to March, these 10 overlooked towns have experienced a significant uptick in vacation-home sales.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Dolly Parton, Rentals, Select, News Brief, Realtor.com, Danielle Hale, Sotheby's International Realty, Jack Cotton


Fintor aims to make real estate investing more accessible

The new micro-investing startup, which just raised $2.5 million, lets people start investing in residential real estate with as little as $5.
Tags: Technology, Investing, Radio, 500 Startups, Select, News Brief, Manny Khoshbin, Hustle Fund, Graphene Ventures, Property Portfolio, Jonathan Wassserstrum, Fintor


Fifth Wall debuts third SPAC, hopes to raise $250M

Fifth Wall Ventures, an investment company that focuses on real estate technology, has launched a new special purpose acquisition company.
Tags: Technology, Softbank, Radio, WeWork, Compass, Zillow, Industry News, SPAC, Spencer Rascoff, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Opendoor, Blank Check Company, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Fifth Wall Ventures, Brendan Wallace


Residential construction on the rise amid major inventory shortage

Residential housing starts rose 19.4 percent in March, according to a new report by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Inventory, Nerdwallet, Fannie Mae, Census Bureau, Doug Duncan, Markets & Economy, News Brief, New Construction, Holden Lewis, Home Construction, U.S. Census Bureau



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