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PSAR and NSDCAR File to Dissolve San Diego’s Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in Favor of Statewide System

October 25, 2016 (San Diego) – A dispute between the three largest real estate trade associations in San Diego County has resulted in new legal action intended to dissolve San Diego’s regional multiple listing service (MLS) that provides information on available homes for sale to more than 19,000 local real estate professionals. Show More Summary

Where San Francisco can build 70,000 new homes

Hint: Where is there nothing right now? San Francisco is one of the most densely populated cities in America. But, like your packed 8:00 a.m. BART train, there is yet room for a few more, if we want to jostle things around a bit. Business...Show More Summary

U.K. construction industry must ‘modernize or die,’ says report

More prefab is one answer A new independent review commissioned by the British government found that the country’s construction industry is foundering. Poor training, a shortage of skilled workers, and a dearth of industry innovation...Show More Summary

7-building complex would bring 920 apartments to very skinny lot along Gold Line

Just above Cornfield Park A very long, very narrow, and mostly vacant parcel of land north of the Chinatown Gold Line station could be developed into a seven-building complex offering housing and retail. Plans filed with the city Tuesday call for 920 apartments, including 17 live-work units, along with 21,406 square feet of commercial space. Show More Summary

Rustic ’70s Georgia farmhouse on 80 acres asks $1.3M

The decor alone is worth a look Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Mansfield,...Show More Summary

Zillow Group: What millennial buyers want in their agents

A comprehensive report from Zillow Group suggests agents may want to take heed: the real estate behemoth has found that technology plays a big role in how buyers choose which agent will get their business and what buyers expect from that agent...

Our transportation system is designed to damage the climate: here’s how to fix it

A new report offers a roadmap to a carbon-free future Once a sci-fi fantasy, automated vehicles have now become a regular news item, with thrilling daily reports on the exponential speed of innovation. Tesla, Uber, Google, Otto, andShow More Summary

A self-driving truck just delivered beer in Colorado

Don’t worry, a human driver accompanied the 45,000 cans of beer The world’s first delivery of commercial cargo by a self-driving vehicle occurred on October 20 and the big rig was full of Colorado beer. Other drivers on the robo-truck’s...Show More Summary

New transit score measures cities by how many people live near rapid transportation

How does your city measure up? When attempting to quantify a city’s quality of life, walkability is often the go-to metric. But what about walk-to-transit-ability? People Near Rapid Transit is a new city-scoring tool from the Institute...Show More Summary

Podcast: Halloween prospecting — no tricks, just treats

Let's face it, for most agents, Halloween is the holiday that signifies the slow march to the end of the year -- and usually the end of any real work. Pretty soon cars will be disappearing from brokers' parking lots faster than you can say: "Trick or treat!"...

Should days on market be factored into a home’s value?

There are many factors that a contribute to a home’s attractiveness: location, architectural style, amenities, etc. There is one; however, that has no bearing on a home’s future viability or intrinsic value: days on market...

5 ways to start planning for 2017 today

As we head into the end of the year, it’s time slow down and take a break, right? Many agents use this time of year to wind down before the holidays, but successful agents take the time to start planning the next year...

Automabots warms up buyer and seller leads ’til they’re hot

During the initial interaction, the BuyerAgentBot draws out users' preferred ZIP codes, price, number of beds and baths, and communities they're interested in to populate a relevant list of homes, which are pulled directly from the MLS, current to the last hour...

6 real estate investing realities your clients should know

Plenty of people have made fortunes investing in real estate, but just as many people, if not more, have gone bankrupt in the process...

What to do when your Facebook lead generation fails

Do you approach Facebook lead generation strategically or tactically? When it comes to using Facebook for your real estate business, too many times real estate agents focus on tactics without having a strategy in place...

Chinese home sharing service buys out competitor for undisclosed sum

In a statement, Tujia co-founder and CEO Justin Luo was reported saying the deal was meant to give Tujia customers “a better user experience”. This will involve providing more choices and better services for guests, plus a simplified single platform for hosts.

Leading agent chat site backs research suggesting relationship between ‘chatting’ and purchasing

One of the UK's leading 24/7 live chat for estate agents, Yomdel, has welcomed this research and says the number of agents signing up to their service has more than doubled year on year, as more and more businesses embrace live chat...

1927 charmer in Glendale’s Adams Hill is trendy and timeless for $789K

Great views and a pool to boot Located in Glendale’s cool, hilly, and and aptly named neighborhood of Adams Hill, this 1927 house with a cottage-meets-Spanish feel to it has been recently rebooted to draw attention to its more timeless...Show More Summary

New app lets drones capture 3D models of properties

Pix4D is a software company that has developed a new app that allows consumers to connect to a drone while it takes photos around a property. The difference with this technology is that its aerial models lets users explore an entire property as opposed to smaller sections.

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