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Take an exclusive look at KW’s forthcoming consumer app

Keller Williams previewed its forthcoming consumer-facing app experience at Keller Williams Family Reunion in New Orleans on Sunday. It will launch in late in Q2 with the intention of making consumers smarter and its agents the Netflix of real estate.
Tags: Ios, Technology, Radio, New Orleans, Agent, Exclusive, Zillow, Hyperlocal, Keller Williams, Gary Keller, Select, Kelle, Keller Williams Family Reunion, Josh Team, Consumer app, Hyper-local

Exclusive: Take a look at Keller Williams’ would-be Zillow killer

Keller Williams previewed its forthcoming consumer-facing app experience at Keller Williams Family Reunion in New Orleans on Sunday. It will launch in late in Q2 with the intention of making consumers smarter and its agents the Netflix of real estate.
Tags: Ios, Technology, Radio, New Orleans, Agent, Exclusive, Zillow, Hyperlocal, Keller Williams, Gary Keller, Select, Kelle, Keller Williams Family Reunion, Josh Team, Consumer app, Hyper-local

Glendale approves ‘right to lease,’ reining in landords as Southern California affordable housing stock shrinks

In an effort to address the city’s rising housing costs, the Glendale City Council has approved a “right to lease” ordinance requiring apartment landlords to offer tenants a one-year lease and provide relocation assistance if they raise rents above 7 percent. The ordinance, which was adopted in a 3-0 vote by the Council on Tuesday, will go into effect March 14.  Apartment complexes with fewer than five units will not be subject to the one-year lease requirement but must still provide relocation ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Development, Soccer, Glendale, Rent, Local News, Council, Zillow, Southern California, Pomona, Santa Monica

Why a national MLS is bad for agents and consumers

Do we need a national MLS system? Compass owner Robert Reffkin recently called for a national MLS system at this winter’s Inman Connect conference in New York. Reffkin stated there shouldn’t be hundreds of MLS’s, but a single one. I couldn’t disagree more. His argument is more and more consumers are going to Zillow or, so for that reason we need to build a single national MLS system. Not only did Reffkin call for a single MLS, he is also calling for a single CRM and mo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Real Estate, Microsoft, Netflix, Radio, Mls, Cbs, Dc, Faa, Zillow, Friendster, ABC NBC, Coldwell Banker, Inman Connect

Alternative Income Update: January 2019

It’s almost the middle of the month. That means that I have the final numbers on December 2018 alternative income. I always wait a few days because tenant checks are coming in and we are paying off mortgages at the start of the month. With the money passing back and forth, it’s easiest to let everything settle. January was a difficult for me, but a lot of other people had it worse. The government shutdown hit almost all of my wife’s peers, but she wasn’t affected. A natural gas malfunction/...
Tags: Sodastream, Marketing, Zillow, Aruba, Alternative Income, Alternative Income Streams, Boss Lazy Man, Employee Lazy Man, Schoolhouse Rock on TV

The 6 loudest topics at Inman Connect New York 2019

Creating a single MLS, the iBuyer debate and so much more — Inman Connect New York is an annual highlight of the real estate and tech scene. Here were some of the hottest discussions from the event.
Tags: Opinion, Radio, Mls, Agent, Zillow, Inman Connect New York, Select, Sam DeBord, MLS & Associations

Remine raises $30M Series A, tees up to launch ‘MLS 2.0’

Remine, a real estate data and analytics company known for its ability to predict which homes are "likely to sell," has raised $30 million.
Tags: Radio, Mls, Zillow, Select, MLS & Associations, Remine, Mark Schacknies, Mls 2.0

Redfin is officially live in Canada

Redfin’s brokerage services and listings website are officially live in Toronto, Canada. Starting Tuesday, users can log onto to see homes for sale in the greater Toronto area, with Vancouver next and other cities to follow.
Tags: Technology, Toronto, Radio, Canada, Vancouver, Zillow, Redfin, Industry News, Toronto Canada, Brokerage, Select, Blair Anderson, homes for sale Toronto, Listings Portal

Court upholds dismissal in Zestimate lawsuit

The United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit upheld a May ruling to dismiss a lawsuit filed against real estate technology giant Zillow.
Tags: Technology, Regulations, Radio, Zillow, Industry News, Vipul Patel, Select, Zestimate, Frank Easterbrook, Barbara Andersen, Zestimates, Bhasker Patel,, Jyotsna Patel

A new solution to the student housing crisis: retiree roommates?

Finding housing was one of the first challenges Alyssa Mathiowetz faced as a new graduate student at UC Berkeley. She landed a room in a shared house near campus, but it came with a steep price tag: $1,500 a month. “It’s definitely on the expensive side,” said the PhD student in metabolic biology. Mathiowetz’s rent could soon decrease, however, thanks to a new homesharing program that matches graduate students looking for housing with retirees who have extra space in their homes. Its organizers ...
Tags: California, China, Africa, Sport, Soccer, Queens, Vine, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Zillow, Mediterranean, Bell, Gadd, New York University, Nyu, Big Apple

Redfin and Zillow take Texas

As direct-to-consumer home buying and selling platforms continue to rise, Zillow and Redfin are taking their iBuyer platforms to Texas.
Tags: Texas, Technology, Radio, Dallas, Houston, Zillow, Redfin, Industry News, Brokerage, Jeremy Wacksman, Redfin Now, Zillow Offers, Adam Wiener, Mark Riede

I've been looking at real estate... because we might move somewhere (where??)...

... but I'm dismayed by how bad the architecture is. Zillow and Trulia send me things from a particular city I've shown interest in, but every single thing is badly designed and much of it is atrocious. Even if I found one house that suited my taste — and all I want is something clean and simple — I'm afraid I'd have to look out on ugliness. It's really discouraging! Why haven't people figured out how to design a house? I know, what I'm seeing is what people have figured out. So then, my problem...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Furniture, Architecture, Zillow, Trulia, Aesthetics, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration, emotional Althouse, Ugliness

Yelp hides reviews pages for Opendoor, Offerpad

Yelp has made it extremely difficult for people to find reviews for Opendoor and Offerpad, two of the country’s leading online homebuyers and resellers.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Yelp, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, AMNE, Brokerage, Opendoor, Offerpad, Cristin Culver, Buyers Tools

Meet the Real Estate Tech Founder: Arian Abdulkader from NEXME

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Arian Abdulkader from NEXME. Without further ado… What do you do? We’re NEXME, a marketplace platform that connects homebuyers and sellers with licensed real estate agents in real time, using algorithms to ensure the right agent at the right place at the right time. With NEXME, real estate agents that sign up to our platform commit to 1% commission fee, and we deliver the remainder of the commission (up to 2%) back to the...
Tags: Interviews, US, Radio, Zillow, Kurdistan, Redfin, Arian, Arian Abdulkader, Nexme

Home prices in San Francisco are already among the most expensive in the US, and they're expected to skyrocket when tech companies like Uber and Slack go public in 2019

Three recent studies have shown initial public offerings have an impact on the prices of housing surrounding a company's headquarters, according to a report from San Francisco Chronicle.  A handful of Bay Area tech companies with valuations in the billions are expected to go public in 2019, which will ultimately send CEOs with cash into the real estate market.  San Francisco-based companies like Uber, Lyft, Slack, Airbnb, and Pinterest have either filed or expressed interest in going public in...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Uber, Pinterest, California, Ipo, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, House, Xiaomi, Zillow, Bay Area, Menlo Park, San Francisco Chronicle

Should Amazon buy Redfin?

Amazon is already dabbling in real estate and has hinted it may have bigger plans, but this week one analyst floated a way the company could take the plunge and become a major force in the sector: Buy online brokerage Redfin.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Analysis, Radio, Zillow, Redfin, Acquisitions, Susquehanna Financial Group, Markets & Economy, Select, Online brokerage, Jack Micenko

Home-Value Surge After Facebook IPO Provides Insight For 2019

Areas with more Facebook employees saw home values increase by $29,800 more than the general San Francisco Bay Area in the year after Facebook’s IPO Seattle, WA – Feb. 5, 2019 (PRNewswire) Facebook’s IPO led to a wealth boom in the San Francisco Bay Area, and home values grew faster in places where likely Facebook employees lived than in the surrounding region, according to a new Zillow® analysis. Several tech companies with similarly high valuations – including Uber, Lyft, Slack and Airbnb ...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, San Francisco, Radio, Nashville, San Jose, Zillow, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Menlo Park, Bay Area Home, Real Estate News, Zillow Group, Skylar Olsen, Zillow Home Price, Bay Area That

How to create a solid CMA for today’s buyers

The comparative market analysis (CMA) is one of the quintessential tools in an agent’s advertising tool box — it’s practically the entire reason homeowners even let us walk through their front doors. Here are four steps for creating a CMA for the modern buyer.
Tags: Marketing, Radio, Agent, Cma, Zillow, Neighborhood, School District, Select, Zestimate, Walkability, Nico Hohman, Online Valuations

In December, home prices rose — but at slowest pace since 2012

In December, home prices grew at their slowest pace since 2012, according to a CoreLogic Home Price Index and Forecast report released Tuesday.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Zillow, Predictive Analytics, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Frank Nothaft, Frank Martell

Big tech has so heavily invaded Austin, Texas, that the capital city now has its own $1 million neighborhood. Here's what it's like in the affluent and exclusive Barton Creek district

Austin, Texas, has its first $1 million neighborhood, according to a Trulia report published in November. The neighborhood of Barton Creek now boasts a median real estate value of at least $1 million. As the tech industry's presence continues to grow in the capital city, Barton Creek will only be the first neighborhood to sport the $1 million status, not the last. We visited the neighborhood to see what it was like. The Austin neighborhood of Barton Creek has a history of being among the city...
Tags: Texas, San Francisco, Trends, Austin, Dell, Zillow, Trulia, Austin Texas, Google Facebook Amazon, Trulia Trulia, Barton Creek, Colorado River Apple

How ‘unaffordable’ is Southern California housing?

Saying your product is “unaffordable” is bad salesmanship for housing. We know it’s not easy to comfortably afford local housing. And, yes, compared with other parts of the nation, the bang-for-the-buck of a home purchase can seem skimpy. But we’re witnessing the slowest homebuying stretch in eight years as the count soars for unsold listings and new homes. I’m wondering if some potential homebuyers have been scared off by repeated knocks about “unaffordable” Southern California housing and clai...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Zillow, Southern California, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Ana, California Association Of Realtors, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Innovate or die: 11 ways agents should shake up their businesses

Given how many tech-focused real estate companies are launching and debuting new features and business models, agents on the ground don't need to worry about innovating themselves, right? Wrong.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Innovation, Zillow, Keller Williams, NRT, Coldwell Banker, Brandon Green, Brokerage, Select, Ryan Gorman, Inman Connect New York 2019, Heather Ostrum, Susan Daimler

Zillow is showing its own listings first for some users

In Phoenix and Las Vegas, Zillow appears to have tested the prioritization of its own listings above others on its website, according to an analysis by Inman.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Las Vegas, Zillow, Industry News, Phoenix, Brokerage, Zillow Homes, Ibuyers, iBuyer, Zillow Offers, Las Vegas Zillow

This team of engineers beat the Zillow Zestimate by 13%

Team ChaNJestimate was announced Wednesday as the winner of the $1 million Zillow Zestimate challenge, with an algorithm that beat the company’s own baseline by 13 percent. With the algorithm, Zillow expects its Zestimate error rate to fall from 4.5 percent to below 4 percent.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Stan Humphries, Jordan Meyer, Select, Zestimate, Nima Shahbazi, Team ChaNJestimate

You're looking to buy a new home, you begin with high hopes, you're clicking through photos on Zillow...

... and you get to this: What you think is... Hell no. Weird, but I'm weird. Fantastic! Mondrian!! I get it, I do care about art, and I appreciate idiosyncrasy, but it just seems... unwise. free polls [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Zillow, Bathrooms, Piet Mondrian, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration

B2B Local Search Marketing: A Guide to Hidden Opportunity

Posted by MiriamEllis Is a local business you’re marketing missing out on a host of B2B opportunities? Do B2B brands even qualify for local SEO? If I say “B2B” and you think “tech,” then you’re having the same problem I was finding reliable information about local search marketing for business-to-business models. While it’s true that SaaS companies like Moz, MailChimp, and Hootsuite are businesses which vend to other businesses, their transactions are primarily digital. These may be the types o...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Seo, Charles Dickens, Tripadvisor, Seattle, Zillow, Chamber of Commerce, USP, Google My Business, Ashlie, Jose Morales, MiriamEllis, Mozzers, People Ops, Oaxacan

Buying a Home? You May Need a $100,000 Salary.

Today, I’m picking some low-lying fruit of the “newsy” variety. It comes straight from the top of my email inbox courtesy of Zillow’s Media Room. I know the title gave it away. (I’m terrible with clickbait.) Zillow’s research found More Than a Third of Home Buyers Now Make More Than $100,000. Before we break apart that title, let’s do a little commonsense math check. That means that nearly two thirds of home buyers make less than $100,000. You still have a better than average chance of buyi...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Boston, Marketing, Philadelphia, Home Buying, Zillow, Tampa, Pittsburgh

10 trends agents need to know in a shifting market

As a real estate agent in a turning market, what do you need to know to put your success first? Joe Rand and Katie Kossev go through their top 10 onstage at Inman Connect New York.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Cma, Zillow, AVM, Select, Zestimate, Joe Rand, Dani Vanderboegh, Katie Kossev

AI will soon automatically enter listings for Realtors

EXP Realty's Scott Petronis went on to argue that machine learning — a kind of subset of AI that involves training computers to perform specific tasks — could soon be able to build listings out of photos.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Data, Radio, Zillow, Inman Connect New York, Select, Artificial intelligence (AI, Hacker Connect, Scott Petronis, ICNY19, Inman Connect New York 2019, Connect Ny, Icny 19,

Move over Seattle and San Jose — Atlanta home values rising fastest

Led by Atlanta, non-coastal cities are now seeing faster gains in home values, according to data released Friday by Zillow.
Tags: Atlanta, Analysis, Radio, San Jose, Mortgage, Seattle, Zillow, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Skylar Olsen