How online deals will reshape the real estate industry

SAN FRANCISCO — When you see something weird or broken in the world, you have two choices: wait for someone else to fix it or fix it yourself. That’s according to John Collison, 27-year-old Irishman and founder of online payment processor Stripe. The …

Robots vs. real estate agents: Surviving an automated future

An open house with $1 sensors in every room ensuring that browsers opening up closets and cabinets aren’t taking anything with them. Peace of mind when you’re signing a real estate contract that it is along the same lines as other contracts in your mar…

Robots vs. real estate agents: Surviving an automated future

An open house with $1 sensors in every room ensuring that browsers opening up closets and cabinets aren’t taking anything with them. Peace of mind when you’re signing a real estate contract that it is along the same lines as other contracts in your mar…

Robots vs. real estate agents: Surviving an automated future

An open house with $1 sensors in every room ensuring that browsers opening up closets and cabinets aren’t taking anything with them. Peace of mind when you’re signing a real estate contract that it is along the same lines as other contracts in your mar…

Robots vs. real estate agents: Surviving an automated future

An open house with $1 sensors in every room ensuring that browsers opening up closets and cabinets aren’t taking anything with them. Peace of mind when you’re signing a real estate contract that it is along the same lines as other contracts in your mar…

What’s better: Cultivating relationships or buying leads and referrals?

When real estate agents consider their marketing and lead-generation budgets every year, they have a couple of options: They can put their resources toward a few people they already know, or instead they can invest in connecting with many more people w…

From this moment on, nothing will be the same in real estate

The thick tension around recent announcements speaks volumes to their heft. Only when something is truly disruptive or threatening do people flip out. A major industry firestorm is raging since Zillow launched Instant Offers, like nothing I have seen i…

What’s happening behind the curtain of Zillow Instant Offers

Zillow’s announcement about its Instant Offers program was a big deal. I think it will be remembered as a moment in real estate history when the industry veered in a new direction, the catalyst for a shift in focus and new perspective around how people sell their homes, rather than something scary. During the week, some funny and interesting stuff (gossip, in some cases) happened behind the curtain. …

Inman announces Virginia Realtors as the newest Select member

Emeryville, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2016) – Inman announced that Minnesota REALTORS will launch Inman Select to their more than 18,000 members, beginning today.

Real estate industry, the choice is yours: Opportunity or train wreck

In Northern New Jersey’s quaint town of Madison, Realogy runs its global real estate operation in a nondescript suburban business park. Located at 175 Park Ave, the 15-acre facility offers its employees ample outdoor parking with VIP underground spaces for its executives. Employees and guests, who enter through a spacious and pristine lobby, are greeted by a mural of the “core values” for some of most powerful brands in real estate …