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

A recent piece in Forbes suggested the multiple listing service is on its way out thanks to startups such as REX, but backers tell Inman they’re not worried

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…

Blockchain Lending: Reduced Fraud or Increased Risk?

Traditional lenders are transforming, adopting cutting-edge technology to stand apart from competitors and introduce an added level of security to financing. From AI-run algorithms to smart contracts, obtaining a mortgage could soon be a vastly different process than buyers experienced just 10 years ago. Industry disruptors, however, are looking to shift from the traditional model […]

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Coldwell Banker’s new tech predicts who’s about to list their home for sale

The aggregated data will include publicly available sales information not only from Coldwell Banker, but from other brokerages, and demographic data to help flag households that are most likely to list, such as young, growing families looking for a lar…

Coldwell Banker’s new tech predicts who’s about to list their home for sale

The aggregated data will include publicly available sales information not only from Coldwell Banker but also from other brokerages and demographic data to help flag households that are most likely to list, such as young, growing families looking for a …

Artificial intelligence startup First.io raises $5 million

First.io, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict when people are going to move, has raised $5 million in Series A funding.

HomeHawk’s chatbot now offers quick CMAs and home estimates

Consumers can now use the Facebook Messenger tool to unearth sold data on more than 90 million properties thanks to an application programming interface (API) integration with Onboard Informatics. This allows potential sellers to perform their own quic…

6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world

AI is an umbrella term for things like machine learning, facial recognition, speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. But as fancy, and potentially scary, as those things sound, AI today is very narrow in that it is designe…

KW’s ‘Kelle’ app competes with big RE tech companies

Kelle is a voice-activated interface that allows Keller Williams agents to access databases, company resources and goal-tracking technologies …

Cape Analytics expands its aerial property analysis nationwide

Cape Analytics also uses its data mapping to work with real estate agents and brokers in order to alert clients about the cost of insurance. Eventually, Cummings hopes that the company will also be able to provide information pertaining to real estate …