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Hacker profile: Meghan Kilgore

Meghan Kilgore Lead data analyst at Redfin Time at Redfin: 2 years What she does: I use data to understand what improvements to Redfin’s real estate service will drive increased customer satisfaction, and partner with Redfin’s agents and engineers to...

Prospective Home Buyers Find Dead Body in Fixer-Upper

A man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin got a surprise recently while touring a fixer-upper with a real estate agent and a friend: a trash cart full of live kittens. Ah! Later, the group also found a dead body. Read more...

5 social media mistakes that real estate agents make

Think social media still isn't important to your marketing strategy? Think again. More than 93 percent of Americans are on Facebook (according to hubspot), and 90 percent of home buyers start their real estate searches online....

Urban Compass hires record-setting broker

Kyle Blackmon, the real estate agent who handled the most expensive apartment purchase completed in New York City, has joined Urban Compass Inc. as the latest high-profile hire for the upstart... To view the full story, click the title link.

Celebrities star in realty agents' most memorable moments

The real estate agents to the stars and the power brokers who put the deals together recall their most memorable realty moments. The agents were selected by the sheer number of columns in which they have been mentioned.

CRM and lead consolidation tool ‘play nice’ together

Real estate agents get leads from ever more places online. Keeping track of those leads is not always easy. Real estate tech firm Tribus has come up with one way to tackle this problem: the firm has integrated its customer...

This Microsoft Customer Switched To Google Because It's 'More Innovative' (GOOG)

After putting both Office 365 and Google for Work through their paces, Canadian real estate company Royal LePage choose Google for its 15,000 agents. Royal will replace an older Microsoft Exchange cloud email technology (known as Office Web Access Light) with Google Apps. Show More Summary

Thousands of agent and broker websites shielded from data scrapers

Data scraping has been a problem for years in the real estate industry, inspiring copyright infringement lawsuits and the formation of intellectual property protection group REDPLAN. Now, FBS says it is the first multiple listing service platform provider to implement a...

Do you dial, swipe, or text? Steve Ozonian

Steve Ozonian of Carrington Mortgage in Newport Beach, California, shares how technology empowers home buyers to work in tandem with real estate advisers towards optimal outcomes, and how agents can succeed in this environment...

Today in Small Business: ‘Unrealistic Value Expectations’

A "beloved cookbook destination" loses its lease. A start-up that claims better search technology for real estate agents raises $6 million. Is celebrity-branded marijuana coming?

Startup gives Hollywood punch to luxury home marketing

In the rarefied air of luxury home marketing, the relatively high profit margins give agents and sellers the opportunity to take their marketing beyond hi-def photography, virtual tours and descriptive videos to real estate heights. The luxury real estate marketing startup Ruhm Inc. is betting big that there's a market for ultra-refined, and expensive, real estate marketing...

Agent’s kidnapping and murder hasn’t sparked uniform industry safety standards

It’s an undeniable truth: Real estate agents across the nation visit vacant homes, drive long distances to unpopulated areas and interact with strangers as part of their job. Arkansas agent Beverly Carter’s kidnapping and murder in September encouraged agents to...

Real estate tech’s white-hot funding year keeps rolling

RealScout, a startup that provides brokers and agents with branded home search technology aimed at helping them compete with portal giants like Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round. The Mountain View, California-based...

The playbook for winning Chinese homebuyers

The Chinese couple that real estate agent Amy Sung began working with in September initially thought they wanted a property between $1.2 million and $1.6 million. But after touring communities with Sung around Stanford University — where the couple is looking to buy...

Trulia One Launched Putting More Power in the Hands of Real Estate Agents

Trulia has launched Trulia One, a powerful new mobile CRM platform that gives agents a single platform for generating, managing and marketing to leads from any source, empowering them to better serve consumers from anywhere.

Drone technology for real estate agents: the real deal over hype

It seems like drones are everywhere these days. From taking part in international combat missions to delivering emergency medical supplies or filming the latest OK Go music video, drones are a major part of our 21st century lives. And drones...

Big brokerage goes head to head with listing portals on home value estimates

One of the largest brokerages in the nation has created a tool that instantly generates a home value estimate for consumers and offers to verify or update that estimate with the help of a real estate agent. Two years in...

Redfin co-founder David Eraker is back with a completely new real estate brokerage model

Buy a house anywhere but the U.S. and Canada, and chances are you won’t have your own agent. That means the commission paid by overseas sellers can total 2.5 percent or less — about half as much as they’ll shell...

You Lose One-Out-of-Five for Being Too Aggressive

…but you get the other four! When I was in real estate there was this mega-successful mortgage broker named Mari Mahoney. She did more business than any ten “successful” mortgage agents combined. I asked her how she did it. What wasShow More Summary

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