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Broker sues Sotheby’s rival for ‘cybersquatting,’ use of name

If you've got a name that's synonymous with your business, it might be a good idea to buy it as a domain name — if only to keep it away from your rivals.
Tags: Agent, Brokerage, Select, Technology, Cybersquatting, Donald Kuhl, Gavin Ernstone, Gavinernstone.com, Gene Northup, Kristen Routh Silberman, Lawsuit, Synergy Sotheby's International Realty, Trademark, Trademark Infringement


Chatbot inventor offers behind-the-scenes look at tech

Austin, Texas-based inventor Michael Butcher designed a bot originally intended to help restaurants, auto mechanics and nail salons follow up with leads — but it turned into something more when he was asked by a real estate agent friend to develop an iteration that would help pre-qualify buyer and seller leads. Here, Butcher gives us an in-depth look at his brainchild, Nextbot.io.
Tags: Agent, Select, Technology, Chatbots, Christy Murdock Edgar


Civil rights suit may force Zillow to make websites ADA accessible

Two consumers have filed a civil rights lawsuit against Zillow Group seeking to compel the company to make its websites accessible to people with visual disabilities.
Tags: Lawsuit, Technology, Radio, Ada, Zillow, Americans with Disabilities Act, Blind, Industry News, Zillow Group, Select, Fredericka Nellon, Sofia Montano


Zillow Offers opens Southwest hub, plans to add 160 new jobs

Zillow’s cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new southwest hub that will serve as the operations center for its year-old Zillow Offers platform.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Arizona, Seattle, Zillow, Industry News, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Select, Zillow Homes, Instant Offers, Zillow Offers, Buyers Tools, Governor Doug Ducey, Great Phoenix Economic Council, Joshua Swift


Forget Zestimates: Use DashCMA on your listing presentations

DashCMA quickly performs robust comparative market analyses for real estate agents. The CMA visualizes data to better communicate home values to clients and uses metrics that many others don’t.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Marketing, Radio, Cma, Select, Zestimate, Comps, Karen Abram, Tech Reviews, MLS & Associations, Crmls, Craig Rowe, Buyer Offer, Carets, Comparative Mark


3 ways to actively ensure the longevity of your career

While attending the real estate licensing program, I learned an insane statistic: About 90 percent of real estate agents leave after five years. How do you prevent falling prey to the five-year itch? Actively continue your education through these three avenues.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Training, Radio, Agent, Certifications, B2b, Classes, Ce, Select, Continuing Education, Back To Basics, Continued Education, Gina Castrorao


MagicPlan releases new version of its popular room-scanning app

Version 8 of the app, which has 18 million downloads, uses 3D scanning to capture measurements and indicate doors and windows automatically.
Tags: Mobile, Technology, Listings, Marketing, Ios Apps, Radio, Select, 3D Home Tours, Digital Floorplans, iPhone real estate apps, Magicplan, Radical Galaxy, Room Measurement


4 ways brokerages can expand their agents’ education

In the constantly changing real estate industry, how do real estate brokerages furnish their agents with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed? Here are some of the top strategies for fostering agent growth through coaching, ongoing education and proactive training programs.
Tags: Technology, Education, Opinion, Radio, Agent, Coach, Coaching, B2b, Brokerage, Select, Continuing Education, Back To Basics, Agent Education, Continual Education, Jill Butler


How to keep your seller from straying to an iBuyer

How can agents position themselves as relevant with the onslaught of iBuyers becoming prevalent in markets across the U.S.? Here are four tips for showcasing your worth.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Marketing, Radio, Agent, B2b, Select, Back To Basics, Ibuyers, Troy Palmquist


Home is where the heart is — and the office, mall and movie theater

Our homes have changed, becoming more complicated but also more significant in our lives. It's time to reconsider the home and it's importance in our lives.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Lifestyle, Radio, Airbnb, Nest, Amazon Alexa, Select, Google Home


Zillow Offers launches in Dallas

Zillow on Monday will begin buying and selling homes in Dallas through its iBuyer platform Zillow Offers. Its second market in Texas after Houston and the ninth market overall for Zillow Offers. 
Tags: Texas, Technology, Radio, Dallas, Houston, Zillow, Industry News, Select, Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow Offers, Buyers Tools, Ibuying, Zillow Home Loans


Bid, buy, sell in a transparent open marketplace? Worthroom is it

Worthroom is a transparent buying and selling marketplace that allows agents and consumers to search for, buy and sell properties in the same online environment. Unrepresented buyers and investors can bid on homes against buyers and their agents as well. Here's what it's all about.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Lead Generation, Select, Transaction Software, Dyson Worth, Worthroom


Zillow has been buying homes for a year now. How’s it going?

It’s been a year since Zillow’s ambitious undertaking to buy and sell homes to consumers with quick-close, all-cash offers under the “iBuying” model.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Profiles, Home Buying, Zillow, Keller Williams, Realogy, Home selling, Select, Rich Barton, Opendoor, Knock, Zillow Homes, Errol Samuelson, Offerpad, iBuyer


Listing Bits: Building a CRM that plays well with others

In the ever-evolving world of real estate tech, LionDesk is choosing integrations and leveraging partnerships with top third-party applications to create a CRM that plays well with others — and allows agents to maintain their independence. Learn more about the building process from the company's founder and president David Anderson in this podcast.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Agent, CRM, Customer Relationship Management, David Anderson, Brokerage, Select, Greg Robertson, Listing Bits, Liondesk


Sam DeBord named CEO of Real Estate Standards Organization

The trade association that creates the standards for getting real estate data where it needs to go has chosen a new chief.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Reso, Select, Real Estate Standards Organization, Rets, Sam DeBord, Art Carter, Data Standards, RESO Data Dictionary, RESO Web API, MLS & Associations, Mls Replication, Reso Ceo


iBuyers riding a wave of change as they disrupt real estate

The iBuyers are going to improve their algorithms. They're going to push their prices closer to market rates. And they're going to get better and better as they eat up more of the real estate industry.
Tags: Technology, Events, Radio, Agent, Disconnect, Palm Springs, Brokerage, Select, Offerpad, Brian Boero, Inman Disconnect, iBuyer, Ibuying, Jeff Corn, Jerry Coleman, Jessie Beaudoin


Does property activity online boost your listing’s exposure?

Why aren’t we looking closer at views, favorites and the metrics that make a listing stand out? Troy Palmquist digs into popular sites' metrics, or lack thereof.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Algorithm, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Select, Realtor.com, Troy Palmquist, Hot Home


Tour24’s self-guided apartment tours are catching on — is residential next?

Tour24 is an app that helps prospective renters tour apartments on their own. A leasing office can determine the hours the app allows, monitor time-in and out, and set the schedules for the validity of the smart lock's access code.
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Technology, Radio, Facial Recognition, Property Management, Lead Gen, Select, Opendoor, Virtual Tours, Tech Reviews, Apartment Leasing, Agent-less Tours, Self-guided Tours, Smart Tours, Tour24


Keller Williams wants to be Redfin

Keller Williams has famously declared itself a "technology company" and is investing heavily in software, but it turns out the firm has an even more specific goal in mind: It wants to be Redfin.
Tags: Technology, Events, Radio, Compass, Disconnect, Redfin, Industry News, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, Kelle, Online brokerage, Josh Team, CEO Robert Reffkin


Keller Williams wants to copy Redfin’s tech

Keller Williams has famously declared itself a "technology company" and is investing heavily in software, but it turns out that the firm has an even more specific goal in mind: It wants to be Redfin.
Tags: Technology, Events, Radio, Compass, Disconnect, Redfin, Industry News, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, Kelle, Online brokerage, Josh Team, CEO Robert Reffkin


Compass doesn’t care if it builds or buys its technology: Reffkin

A month and a half after Compass surprised the real estate industry by snatching up CRM maker Contractually, Robert Reffkin said he doesn't care if his company builds or buys its technology.
Tags: Technology, Events, Radio, Spring, Compass, Disconnect, Industry News, Acquisitions, Pacific Union, Select, Robert Reffkin, CEO Robert Reffkin, Contractually


How to find the right CRM for your production level

Expert Michael Hellickson knows that selecting the right CRM isn’t easy for most agents. A lot of what they should use depends on the other technology they rely on. But more importantly, it has to do with where they’re at with their business. Find out which CRM is right for you here.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Agent, B2b, CRM, Customer Relationship Management, Brokerage, Select, Back To Basics, Pat Hiban, Michael Hellickson


Attention, agents: Opendoor launches new referrals program

Opendoor introduced on Tuesday a new program to refer clients outside of the company's buy parameters to partner real estate agents. 
Tags: Technology, Radio, Lead Generation, Industry News, Select, Opendoor, Eric Wu, Open Listings, iBuyer, Agent Partner program, John DiCristo


Remine’s new MLS offering coming to Florida agents first

The largest multiple listing service in the Sunshine State is set to be the first to launch a new MLS offering from property data and analytics firm Remine.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Radio, Mls, Sunshine State, My Florida Regional MLS, Select, MLS & Associations, Leo Pareja, Remine, Mark Schacknies, Merri Jo Cowen, Mfrmls, Remine Enterprise Pro


Red Oak Realty reveals new website, platform redesign

Red Oak Realty has launched a new website and redeveloped tech platform to streamline its business, epitomizing the way indie brokerages are increasingly beefing up their software capabilities.
Tags: Technology, California, Website, Radio, Oakland, Bay Area, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Red Oak Realty, Vanessa Bergmark


ShelterZoom’s Mithra Contract aims to make blockchain deals more accessible

Blockchain company ShelterZoom announced Monday the launch of Mithra, the "world’s first tokenized, industry-agnostic digital contract platform."
Tags: Technology, Radio, Ethereum, Tokens, Blockchain, Select, News Brief, Mithra, Smart Contracts, Ethereum Blockchain, Shelterzoom, Ricardian contracts


ShelterZoom’s Mithra aims to make blockchain deals more accessible

Blockchain company ShelterZoom announced Monday the launch of Mithra, the "world’s first tokenized, industry-agnostic digital contract platform."
Tags: Technology, Radio, Ethereum, Tokens, Blockchain, Select, News Brief, Mithra, Smart Contracts, Ethereum Blockchain, Shelterzoom, Ricardian contracts


Raising the real estate bar, the Zillow and Compass way

A few years ago, a real estate veteran allegedly wore a hat with the number “40” emblazoned on the crown, which was his purported ranking on the Stefan Swanepoel 200 Power List.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Radio, Compass, Zillow, Redfin, Keller Williams, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Opendoor, Better Homes & Gardens, Alain Pinel, RE/MAX, Sherry Chris


Constellation Real Estate Group adds 12th company to portfolio

Constellation Real Estate Group has acquired mortgage tech provider Mortgage Builder, adding a 12th company to its rapidly growing portfolio.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Constellation, SCOTT SMITH, Select, Back-end Brokerage Solutions, Constellation Real Estate Group, Constellation Software, Mortgage Builder


Listing Bits: Real estate tech’s transition to the Web API

What’s it going to take to get real estate technology vendors to transition away from RETS to the Web API? RESO is hoping that both a carrot (providing easy-to-use replication tools) and a stick (large MLSs putting a "death date" on RETS feeds) will facilitate the move.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Reso, Select, Real Estate Standards Organization, Web Api, Rets, Greg Robertson, Josh Darnell, Art Carter, MLS & Associations



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