DocuSign passes Zillow’s market cap, and NAR is reaping the rewards

DocuSign, the cloud-based electronic signature platform, is skyrocketing in value and even overtook real estate tech giant Zillow Group in valuation, according to public stock data from Yahoo. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is reaping the reward of the prudent investment.

The ‘Compass Effect’ is creating a tense industry battlefield

Suddenly real estate has become antagonistic and fiercely competitive, with major forces colliding and jockeying to reshape the landscape.

How a small Minnesota brokerage is using Opendoor to its advantage

A Minnesota boutique indie is jumping into the iBuyer game — not armed with the capital of companies like Zillow, Knock, Redfin and Offerpad — but with a partner in Opendoor.

Zillow dragged into the spotlight after lawyer tries to use it to prove Brett Kavanaugh’s innocence

A theory posted on Twitter by a lawyer trying to prove the innocence of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has taken on a life of its own, with Zillow taking center stage.

Luxury Connect: Learn how to build a luxury brand at the Petersen Automotive Museum

Join us for an exclusive activity only as part of Luxury Connect in October.

Zillow’s CEO is bullish on blockchain

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff believes that blockchain, a broad term for online ledger systems that can be used to keep track of all sorts of information, will prove as important as the internet itself.

A third of top HUD appointees have no housing policy experience

A slew of political appointees at HUD have been found to have no housing policy experience but instead worked on campaigns for Donald Trump or Ben Carson.

Why are all these multiple listing services teaming up?

The founding MLSs are Arizona Regional MLS, Metro MLS in Wisconsin, MLSListings in Silicon Valley, RMLS in Oregon and UtahRealEstate.com, which have nearly 95,000 agent and broker subscribers combined.

The Inman Weekender, September 22-23, 2018

The week’s top real estate industry stories, and practical advice to use this weekend.

Long and Foster launches ‘Coming Soon’ service for pre-market listings

Long & Foster sales associates can now access a new online portal to see properties before they hit local multiple listing services and receive alerts.