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Pacaso now accepting cryptocurrency for luxury home shares

Luxury home investment platform Pacaso announced it will now allow its investors to use multiple forms of cryptocurrency. Property investors can partition their investment as well, using a digital currency as a down payment and traditional financing for the rest of it or divide the costs and currencies in whatever way best suits them.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Venture Capital, Bitpay, Cryptocurrency, Austin Allison, Select, News Brief, Vacation Homes, Real Estate Investment, Luxury Property, Pacaso, Accepting Cryptocurrency, Second Home Buying

Virtual staging more popular than conventional staging

A new report from HomeJab also indicates agents prefer video tours for their properties over 3D tours.
Tags: Photography, Video, Technology, Marketing, Radio, Philadelphia, 3D, Select, News Brief, Virtual Tour, Staging, Virtual Staging, Homejab, Joe Jesuele, 3D Tour

Top Las Vegas agent charged with setting his own home on fire

Julian Werly, 48, was named among the top 100 agents in MyVegas Magazine in March while appearing on the front page of the magazine.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Lifestyle, Linkedin, Radio, Agent, Cbs, Las Vegas, National Association of Realtors, News Brief, Clark County Detention Center, Urban Nest Realty, Gabriel Werly, Julian Werly, Julian Werly Real Estate Group, MyVegas Magazine

‘It’s about time’: Agents cheer as Zillow braces for portal war in NYC

Agents across New York City were enthusiastic Thursday after CoStar-owned Homesnap and the Real Estate Board of New York announced plans to launch a search portal in 2022.
Tags: Technology, New York City, Competition, Radio, Agent, Compass, Zillow, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, StreetEasy, Homesnap, Brown Harris Stevens, CoStar Group, Mitchell Hall, Exp Realty

ClimateCheck debuts on location intelligence platform Local Logic

The two companies' shared interested in local data insights is one major reason the partnership was a good fit, ClimateCheck CEO Cal Inman said.
Tags: Technology, Climate Change, Fire, Global Warming, Radio, Hurricane, RealScout, Flood, Redfin, Industry News, Movoto, News Brief, Local Logic, Climatecheck, Cal Inman

Divvy Homes brings in $735M debt financing just months after Series D

The news follows Divvy's $200 million Series D and will allow it to serve more Americans on their path to homeownership through a rent-to-own program.
Tags: Technology, Homeownership, Radio, Select, News Brief, Debt Funding, series D, Divvy Homes, Adena Hefets, Rent-to-own, Proptechs

Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with divisive Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID

Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with grim Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID

With launch of YourHomeHub, MooveGuru offers agents franchise opportunities

Moving technology company MooveGuru is now selling franchise model to the real estate industry, allowing agents to invest in and own regional markets.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Technology News, Movers, Relocation, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, Utility Companies, MooveGuru, Real Estate Technology News, HomeKeepr, Franchise Investing, Home Service Providers, Moving Software, Proptecch

Agent cuffed at showing taps George Floyd lawyer in suit against cops

Realtor Eric Brown was showing a property to a client in August when police surrounded the home and placed both men and a 15-year-old boy in handcuffs.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Compass, Chevrolet, Mercedes, Hyundai, Keller Williams, Ven Johnson, Ben Crump, Select, News Brief, Eric Brown, Wyoming Police Department, Breonna Taylor

Offerpad launches in 106 central Ohio cities, including Columbus

The publicly traded iBuyer has launched its services in the Columbus metro area, bringing its number of markets to 22.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Expansion, Ohio, Home Buying, Columbus, Industry News, LAURA COLLINS, Home selling, News Brief, Ibuyers, Offerpad, Cash Offer, Brian Bair, iBuyer

Shaker betters transaction management with latest update, stays on goal

Formally launched in late 2020 out of an Indianapolis tech incubator, Shaker is moving quickly to plant a stake in what is a very competitive segment of the proptech space: transaction management.
Tags: Technology, Uncategorized, Indianapolis, Radio, Teams, Dotloop, Docusign, Transaction Technology, Shaker, Select, News Brief, Transaction Management Software, Proptech Updates, Software For Teams

Knock’s GO mortgage offers appraisal coverage and cash-offer close certainty

Knock GO, which stands for Guaranteed Offer, is a "cash-like" conventional mortgage product that allows buyers to write an offer on a home without including a financing contingency.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Home Buying, Financing, Fintech, Select, News Brief, Knock, First-Time Homebuyers, PROPtech, Second Home Buyers, Sean Black, Cash Offers, Knock Home Swap, Financing Contingencies

Compass acquiring third title company in less than a month

The fast-growing brokerage will pick up CommonGround Abstract, which serves Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The deal highlights Compass' aggressive acquisition strategy.
Tags: Florida, Texas, Technology, Maryland, Colorado, California, Washington, Virginia, Radio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Compass, Title, Industry News, Acquisitions, Brokerage

Clear Capital acquires floor plan app CubiCasa

CubiCasa's mobile scanner provides real estate photographers, staging professionals, interior designers and contractors a solution for acquiring space dimensions and construction insight in under five minutes.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Lending, Industry News, Floor Plans, Select, News Brief, Clear Capital, PROPtech, Appraisals, Financial Data, Mortgage Data, Desktop Appraisals, Acquistions, Cubicasa, Technology Acquistions

Groundfloor’s new app Stairs lets real estate investors get in for $1

Investors can earn an annualized return of 4-6 percent on investments into a secure pool of funds using the Stairs app, 600 times more than the average savings account a traditional bank.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Investing, Ios Apps, Radio, Android Apps, Property Investment, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Investing, Groundfloor, Rehab Projects, Investment Startups, Mobile Apps For Investing, New Development Investment, Stairs app

Elm Street Technologies buys OutboundEngine in 5th purchase in 2021

Greensboro, North Caronlina, real estate technology company Elm Street Technologies has acquired email marketing and advertising software provider OutboundEngine, based in Austin, Texas.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mergers, Email Marketing, Digital Marketing, Technology Companies, Elm Street, Select, News Brief, OutboundEngine, PROPtech, Prem Luthra, Acquistions, Acquisitions And Mergers, Elm Street Technologies, Flow ROI

Twitter applauds as Berlin votes to wrestle apartments from landlords

"All those in favor of expropriating every house that Zillow owns, say aye," tweeted one American as Berlin's vote to seize 240,000 apartments rippled across the globe.
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Germany, Berlin, New York City, San Francisco, Regulations, Radio, Apartments, Agent, Zillow, Affordability, Brokerage, News Brief, High Rent, Ibuyers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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