Realtor.com tests replacing its lead-gen with Opcity, angering brokers

Some brokers who rely on realtor.com’s lead generation service are reeling after learning from the company that the service will no longer be offered in their area but instead replaced with one from Opcity, a startup that was acquired by News Corp., the parent company of realtor.com’s operator Move Inc., last year for $210 million.

WATCH: What did we learn at Indie Broker Summit?

Round up the major takeaways from Inman Connect New York’s Indie Broker Summit, and discuss how you can take action on them with First’s Mike Schneider, Nest Realty’s Jonathan Kauffmann and Adwerx’s Jed Carlson. 

Meet the trailblazers leading the way at Disconnect in the Desert

Disconnect will not only be guided by real estate mavericks, but also outside-the-industry trailblazers with insights that will redefine the way we do business.

WATCH: APIs from vision to reality

Get an inside look at tips for process and strategy depending on your long-term product goals from CoreLogic’s Lucie Fortier, FBS Data’s Kim Prior and Contactually’s Lauren Kreisberg onstage at Inman Connect New York. 

New startup wants to automate lead prospecting with chatbots

The team behind My Home Agent and Commersh unveiled Briepher, a new automated text-messaging bot that allows agents to reach 400 consumers a month.

Meet the agents behind Netflix’s latest TV series ‘Selling Sunset’

“Selling Sunset,” a show that follows broker Jason Oppenheim and his agents on celebrity real estate sales, premiered on Netflix Friday.

WATCH: Can big data and privacy coexist?

Take a look into current methods of collecting and using data, the unintended consequences of current practices and what we can expect going forward in this Inman Connect New York panel.

7 simple website tweaks that’ll increase your lead gen

It’s hard enough to get people to your website in the first place, and you certainly don’t want them leaving without connecting. Make these tweaks to your site, and your lead generation will skyrocket.

Lesson Learned: Stay true to yourself

In this Monday column, Christy Murdock Edgar asks agents across the nation to share the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, York, Pennsylvania, rookie agent Abby Fishel shares her journey thus far.

3 truths every agent should reveal to buyers

There are many truths in real estate — not all are universal and many do not pertain to everyone, but it’s still important to share them with your buyers so they don’t walk into a transaction burdened by their own misconceptions. Here are three of those truths.