Zillow listing metrics now baked into popular MLS tool

On April 8, the 6,000 members of the northern Colorado-based multiple listing service Information and Real Estate Services LLC were the first MLS members able to use the free, popular listing-performance monitoring tool ListTrac with metrics from Zillow Group. The tool can help …

17 markets where rents are booming

The U.S. multifamily sector experienced a 5 percent rise in effective rent growth year over year in April and a 2.7 percent increase in rents since the beginning of this year. This overall growth can mainly be attributed to a …

Multifamily construction materials fluctuate in price

Entering 2015, owners, developers, and managers eyeing significant redevelopment projects at existing properties braced for a 5 percent or greater rise in overall construction material costs. Nearly halfway through the year, a trio of widely used mater…

17 arsenals of real estate apps: gallery

No fewer than 45 apps appear in the “real estate” and “productivity” folders of Todd Pearl’s iPhone. And that excludes three other apps that the real estate agent regularly uses on the job: Evernote, TripLog and eKEY. Those tools show up on his smartph…

Leave an impression with client communication techniques

We’ve talked about dressing the part and not looking like you just rolled out of bed, but what about how you handle yourself aside from your appearance? The way you communicate, look others in the eye and empower them to purchase or sell homes is important, too …

Mortgage lenders warm up to e-signatures

In the wake of increased regulatory oversight, economic pressures and shifting customer expectations, mortgage lenders are adopting electronic signatures — a development that agents, brokers and their clients may view with relief. The change is an effort to reduce paper-based …

Agents, to attract LGBT clients, focus on reputation

People in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, while psyched about the investment benefits that come with homeownership, are concerned about discrimination in their real estate deals, according to the results of an online survey released today. The survey indicated agents looking …

Facebook could bring ‘telepresence’ to real estate

Facebook-owned Oculus VR, a maker of virtual reality headgear that will let prospective buyers explore 3-D models of homes, has purchased Surreal Vision, a startup that focuses on “real-time 3-D scene reconstruction,” according to a post on Oculus VR’s blog. The acquisition highlights the fact …

Real estate marketing is moving online in Pakistan

In Pakistan, there is now over 30 million Internet users and 15 million smartphone users. In fact, recent statistics showed a staggering growth of over 550 percent between September 2014 and April of this year, with the total number of 3G subscribers c…

Infographic: How to sell a house

Nine steps to successfully selling a home the professional way. …