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LeadSpark gives you fully serviced Facebook lead campaigns

LeadSpark offers real estate agents fully managed Facebook lead-generation campaigns and live follow-up for up to six months.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Marketing, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Radio, Marketing Software, Lead Generation, Facebook Marketing, Lead Gen, Social Media Leads, Select, PROPtech, Facebook Leads, Lead Nurture, Tech Reviews


Opendoor launches partnership with new-home platform BDX

Opendoor is digging into the new-home market through a partnership with Builders Digital Experience, the owners of the new-home search platform NewHomeSource. Starting Thursday, homeowners can request an Opendoor Trade-In offer through a widget on NewHomeSource's listing pages.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Industry News, Homebuying, Opendoor, New Construction, BDX, New Home Sales, NewHomeSource.com, Homeselling, Builders Digital Experience (BDX, New-home Market, NewHomeSource


RealScout launches its largest buyer graph yet in LA

RealScout has added its 16th Buyer Graph cohort in Los Angeles, according to an announcement on Wednesday. A record-breaking 24 local brokerages will now share real-time anonymized buyer data and habits on the Buyer Graph platform, which enables agents and brokers to make quicker and more accurate pricing decisions.
Tags: Technology, La, Los Angeles, Radio, RealScout, Select, Property Data, Andrew Flachner, Climatecheck, LA buyer graph, RealScout Buyer Graph


Redfin CEO, Zillow pour cold water on TikToker’s iBuyer theory

A recent viral video suggested iBuyers could jack up the prices of homes. But one expert called the theory "fairly conspiratorial," and iBuyers themselves said they still have a tiny share of the market.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Wall Street, Walmart, Radio, Las Vegas, Nevada, Zillow, Costco, Target, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Phoenix, NAR, Keller Williams, National Association of Realtors


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


Compass scoops up yet another title company

The deal will see Compass acquire Denver-based First Alliance Title. It's the second such acquisition for Compass in roughly a week.
Tags: Texas, Technology, Colorado, Radio, Dallas, Compass, Denver, Title, Modus, Brokerage, Greg Parham, Robert Reffkin, Pooneet Kant


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


Offerpad launches Kansas City, St. Louis markets in ongoing expansion

The iBuyer's two new metros were the first since since the company went public earlier this month. Columbus, Ohio, is next on the list.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Expansion, Kansas City, St. Louis, Zillow, Redfin, Industry News, COLUMBUS Ohio, Opendoor, Kansas City St Louis, Offerpad, iBuyer, Brian O'banion


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


Teenager “Accidentally” Gets USB Cable Stuck in Urethra

A 15-year-old UK boy’s attempt to “measure his penis” that apparently involved inserting a USB cable into his urethra spelled disaster for the hasty child as he had to undergo surgery to get the device removed, serving as the latest in a long string of penis insertion “accidents”. It is said the boy was “triggered […]
Tags: Health, UK, Technology, Children, Accidents, Medical, International, Bizarre, Anime, Blood, Fetish, Penis Abuse, Urethra


Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt Allegedly Installs Irremovable Chinese Spyware

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, a free-to-play battle royale game set in the universe of Vampire: The Masquerade, supposedly contained Chinese spyware masquerading as an anti-cheat service, the same thing that happened to Genshin Impact, though the developers say they have already removed this so-called “error”. Various steam reviews (as well as people on Twitter) […]
Tags: Games, Usa, Technology, Review, Privacy, China, Vampires, Steam, Hacking, Anime, Pc Gaming, Battle Royale, Online Gaming, Genshin Impact


Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’

The suffering of the photo-sharing app’s users came into focus this week with the leak of Facebook’s internal research‘I felt my body wasn’t good enough’Emily started using Instagram when she was in her mid-teens and found it helpful at first. She used the photo-sharing app to follow fitness influencers, but what began as a constructive relationship with the platform spiralled into a crisis centred on body image. At 19 she was diagnosed with an eating disorder.“I felt like my body wasn’t good en...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Celebrity, Social Networking, Children, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Health & wellbeing, Young People, Emily


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


Home sales should stay strong this fall: MoxiWorks report

The tech startup's data suggests that, thanks to the pandemic and low interest rates, home sales will see less of a seasonal drop off this fall than they have in prior years.
Tags: Autumn, Technology, Radio, Industry News, Markets & Economy, Home Sales, Pandemic, MoxiWorks, York Baur, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic, Mortgage Forbearance


Fewer homes sell in August than last year, a first since pandemic boom

Home sales declined in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, settling in 6 percent lower than the same time last year.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Redfin, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Home Prices, Home Sales, Home Inventory, Daryl Fairweather, Coronavirus


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


It looks like the US is headed for a 2nd wave of homeowner reshuffling

A large share of employees want to work remotely, but some say their employers' lack of guidance on this policy is delaying big decisions.
Tags: Technology, US, Remote Work, Workers, Radio, Employees, Websites, Survey, Zillow, Markets & Economy, Select, Employers, Pandemic, Home Market, Chris Glynn, Meghan Reibstein


‘Kids raised in the digital era are yearning for this’: the people making new games for old consoles

Decades-old video game consoles such as Atari 2600, Mega Drive and NES are seeing a wave of new games released on old-school cartridges. Who’s making them, and why?This year, veteran video game developers Garry Kitchen and David Crane released a new game for the Atari 2600 – despite the fact that the console was discontinued some 30 years ago. And they’re not the only ones. Companies such as Limited Run Games and Strictly Limited Games are manufacturing brand new cartridges, and sometimes never-...
Tags: Games, Technology, Culture, Nintendo, North Carolina, David Crane, Fairhurst, Limited Run, Garry Kitchen, Josh Fairhurst


Black Knight expanding services it provides to growing mortgage broker segment

Cloud-based loan origination system, LoanCatcher, touted as providing the same level of technology employed by nation's largest lenders.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Industry News, Black Knight, Banking & Lending, Surefire CRM, Top of Mind Networks, Rich Gagliano, LoanCatcher


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


Opendoor surpasses 42-market expansion goal 4 months early

With the rollout of services in Washington D.C., Cleveland and Columbus, Opendoor has officially surpassed its expansion goal set in March.
Tags: Technology, Washington, Uncategorized, Radio, Cleveland, Select, Opendoor, Eric Wu, iBuyer, Andrew Low Ah Kee, Market Expansion, Columbus Opendoor


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


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


Agents are using TikTok’s popular ‘chopping dance’ as a marketing tool

The rise of TikTok has given real estate agents another social media platform — and a trendy new dance — to help promote their business.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Select, Tiktok, Marketing & Branding Month, Theme-month-202109, Chopping Dance


3 moments that made Zillow President Susan Daimler

Daimler became president of Zillow in February, but has been honing her leadership skill since her early days as the co-founder of multiple startups.
Tags: Travel, Technology, Marriage, Interviews, California, New York City, Radio, Seattle, Zillow, Daimler, Expedia, Portal, Industry News, Seatguru, Matt Daimler, Susan Daimler


Apple Music is using Shazam to solve the streaming industry’s problem with DJ mixes

Apple Music announced today that it’s created a process to properly identify and compensate all of the individual creators involved in making a DJ mix. Using technology from the audio-recognition app Shazam, which Apple acquired in 2018 for $400 million, Apple Music is working with major and independent labels to devise a fair way to divide streaming royalties among DJs, labels, and artists who appear in the mixes. This is intended to help DJ mixes retain long-term monetary value for all creator...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Spotify, Technology, Media, Justice, Entertainment, Billboard, Tech, Music Industry, Computing, Streaming, Twitch, Soundcloud, Tomorrowland, Operating Systems


Orchard raises $100M to become real estate’s latest $1B unicorn

New York-based Orchard has raised $100 million in a Series D funding round, lifting its total equity to $255 million and a valuation of more than $1 billion.
Tags: New York, Technology, Radio, Industry News, Orchard, Select, Banking & Lending


Offerpad stock surges on second day of trading as iBuyers see gains

Offerpad's stock spiked 27 percent on Tuesday before settling back down to $10 per share as investors continued to show interest in iBuyers.
Tags: Technology, Investing, Radio, Websites, Zillow, Redfin, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Opendoor, Offerpad, iBuyer



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