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.

Amazon unveils new Echo devices, Alexa microwave

You might soon be hearing a lot more from Alexa around your house. On Thursday, Amazon unveiled a range of new and redesigned smart-home gadgets with its popular virtual voice assistant.

NYC brokerages unite to launch ‘game-changing’ data platform

Leading residential brokerages in New York City are uniting to offer a new level of transparency to the way consumers and brokers search property. The effort is being called a “game-changer” by high-ranking executives involved in its launch.

Reali releases AI tool to predict the winning bid on a home

Reali, the California-based, flat-fee tech-powered brokerage, is giving its clients a leg up on other homebuyers with a new predictive tool that estimates the probability of placing a winning bid on a home.

New iBuyer gets $1B to flip heavily renovated homes at no-haggle prices

A new, extremely well-funded online homeselling startup has entered the fray. It offers a platform that lets buyers search, tour, finance and close on a home and looks positioned to flip thousands of homes in the years ahead.

Agents reap the spoils of new technology, not consumers

In real estate, innovations in technology have ignored the consumer. Instead, agents get clever digital marketing tools and backend applications.

Homesnap launches search-by-commute tool for homebuyers

Homesnap has developed a free “Search by Commute” feature that allows users to filter their property searches by commute time for up to five destinations.

Zillow Offers officially launches in Atlanta

Zillow Offers launched Monday in Atlanta. It’s the third market for the neophyte direct-to-consumer homebuying and selling program, which launched in Phoenix back in April of this year.

Opendoor is now in Houston, coming soon to Austin and Jacksonville

The startup is valued at over $2 billion and said it plans to be in 50 markets by 2020. Eighteen down, 32 left to go.

How long is that commute? New tool tells you in minutes, not miles

Drive Time, a technology developed by big data company Inrix, lets homebuyers search for properties based on desired drive times and time spent in traffic.