NAR seeks to reassure members that Upstream isn’t trying to replace MLSs

The trade group sent the email on Wednesday in response to purported concerns by NAR members over comments made during a panel the day prior at Inman Connect San Francisco…

Why lead conversion startups are attracting millions of dollars

What’s in the future for leads, and why are lead conversion startups getting millions in funding? Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco hashed that out Friday morning.

Agents as wealth managers? How to step up your game

Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco suggested agents become wealth managers at a session called “How To Become a Fiduciary for Your Clients.”

Updated app reads listing information as your car stops in front of a home

The Houston Association of Realtors has officially launched voice commands in its free HAR.com mobile listing app. Dubbed “Car Mode,” the new feature aims to allow agents and consumers to “instantly access property sale and rental listing information o…

How to get agents to use the leads you’re paying for

Say you’re a real estate brokerage that invests in marketing and technology to bring in leads for your agents. How do you actually get your agents to use those leads? Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco tackled that very question.

Gary Keller slams real estate startups, refuses to sit down

The co-founder of Keller Williams took to the stage of Inman Connect San Francisco to warn that Redfin, Opendoor and others would ditch agents if they could.

Why real estate APIs are the future

The Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS) and application programming interfaces (APIs) each have their benefits and challenges, but the latter is the future.

4 ways to use Google and your consumer data to drum up business

Henry Williams, senior account manager at Google, gave attendees tips for how to take advantage of CRM data at Inman Connect San Francisco.

Agents can show sellers iBuyer offers with new Cloud CMA feature

Within the next 30 days, W&R Studios is launching a new feature integrated into its popular comparative market analysis software, Cloud CMA, that will allow agents to bring investor cash offers to prospective seller clients.

Why the MLS isn’t dead, and why backers say that’s good for consumers

A recent piece in Forbes claims MLSs are not relevant to buyers because they have other places to go for listing information and are doing more of the work that agents used to do themselves and that new technology like big data and AI is doing the work…