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Keeping your homeseller clients safe from attack

The doorbell rang. The female homeowner of the townhouse condo opened the door, leaving her screen door closed and locked...

Daily market update: January 19, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news...

Online marketplace LetGo receives $175 million funding from Naspers plus other investors

“The kinds of metrics we care about are activity,” says company founder Alex Oxenford, who previously launched OLX with help from letgo’s original backers — Naspers.

Dotloop partners with PDRS to license realty purchasing forms in California

Dotloop users throughout the Silicon Valley - including Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Menlo Park, Los Gatos and Saratoga - will now be able to easily access the PRDS Forms within dotloop's platform to more efficiently complete, share, and sign documents, as well as monitor and manage the entire real estate transaction process.

Georg Chmiel appointed to Mitula Group board

Georg has over 20 years of experience in high-growth digital classified, media and real estate companies and up until September 2016, was managing director and CEO of iProperty Group. He has also been the managing director and CEO of the LJ Hooker Group, and the CFO and general manager International at REA Group.

HomeServices buys Houlihan Lawrence

HomeServices of America, Inc., has bought Houlihan Lawrence, one of the leading real estate brokerages serving New York City's northern suburbs...

Getting from idea to execution in 1/10th the time

"Work smarter, not harder." This is the philosophy Ari Meisel, the co-founder of Leverage, had to adopt at age 23 after working non-stop for three years on a loft district in Binghamton, New York...

Fredrik Eklund: from selling sandwiches to house hunting with J-Lo

After doling out panini sandwiches outside of the Late Show with David Letterman and being a lousy bartender, Fredrik Eklund, an arrival from Sweden in 2003, thought he would give real estate a try...

Successful Beverly Hills agent boomerangs back from Compass

Brent Watson was always the one whom other Coldwell Banker agents would tap when they came to sell their own homes at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Beverly Hills North office in Los Angeles...

Zillow’s co-founder on the future of real estate

"I see our role at Zillow Group as building a platform of magical technology that the players in the industry all dance on," said Richard Barton...

Why putting women in power is smart business

A couple is sitting down at a candlelit table, preparing themselves for a delicious dinner. When the waiter comes over, the man immediately orders a big, juicy steak...

Opendoor to agents: We don’t want to ‘break up the party’

NEW YORK -- Opendoor -- the up-and-coming property exchange platform that recently closed a $210 million funding round -- wants to "join the party, not break the party up."...

5 tips for avoiding legal landmines this year

NEW YORK -- Some surprises are nice. But a letter threatening legal action is about the worst kind for a real estate agent or broker...

How to leave Connect without technology buyer’s remorse

The euphoria of Connect can last days after your return flight. When it wears off, will you question the hands you shook and business cards you promised to keep? What about a technology purchase...

5 tips for courting buyers traveling for Chinese New Year

The U.S. is a favorite destination for Chinese New Year travelers and as such, real estate agents should be ready for this peak season....

Mortgage rates poised to rise close to 5% in 2017

Mortgage rates may be trending down at the moment -- but what comes down will go up as the year progresses, according to several key housing economists who spoke at the recent International Builders Conference in Orlando...

Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com unveil new products at Hacker Connect

The one-day event, created by real estate news website Inman, aims to bring the sharpest minds from the real estate tech community together.

Aussie property buyers’ agency hits $2 billion purchasing milestone

Since 2009, we have saved our clients approximately $200 million. This is a testament to the fact that Australians are beginning to understand the benefits of having a buyers’ agent by their side at every step of the property purchase process.”

Purplebricks’ new campaign highlights the problem of ‘commisery’

“This campaign will open people’s eyes to commisery – the misery you feel when you’ve forked out thousands on commission and haven’t got anything more for your money” says Lamb.

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