Earnnest app streamlines and protects real estate transactions

Buyers can link accounts from up to 12,000 banks across the country using their existing personal login information and even link the specific account to the Earrnest workflow.

Voice-activated home search available through GSAR

Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors partners with VoiceterPro to provide home shoppers with voice search in central New York.

Zillow Offers is officially live in the Twin Cities, more markets to come

Zillow’s direct-to-consumer homebuying and selling platform, Zillow Offers, launched Monday in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, it was announced.

Redfin unveils option to cut out buyer’s agents

Redfin announced Wednesday it has been quietly testing a pilot program in Boston, a revised version of its 2006 service Redfin Direct, that allows consumers to make direct offers on Redfin-listed homes through the company’s website.

Too smart to fall for a real estate scam? Think again

Real estate and rental internet crimes affected 11,300 victims in 2018, according to a new report, and cost them nearly $150 million, up dramatically from 2017, when 9,645 victims were impacted by these types of crimes and lost a collective $56 million to scammers and fraudsters using online means. 

Property tech firm PayLease buys smart apartment startup Zego

With the acquisition, Zego’s platform will be integrated into PayLease’s payments, resident billing and utility management platform.

Spanish language clients? This new free glossary should help

The free, 94-page e-book includes includes English-Spanish and Español-Inglés translations for common terms such as appraisal report (informe de tasación), buyer’s agent (agente del comprador), and closing costs (costos de cierre). In addition to technical terms, the glossary also covers common colloquialisms.

Spanish language clients? This new free glossary should help

The free, 94-page e-book includes English-Spanish and Español-Inglés translations for common terms such as appraisal report (informe de tasación), buyer’s agent (agente del comprador) and closing costs (costos de cierre). In addition to technical terms, the glossary also covers common colloquialisms.

Realtor.com and Opcity test cash rewards for buyers

The specific dollar amount that a consumer receives is based on a sliding scale. If the property is worth $150,000, the consumer will get back roughly $400, but on a $4 million property, the consumer gets back around $12,000 according to Nate Johnson, …

The sacred pact of cooperation between brokers is unraveling

In the end, broker cooperation becomes less and less important. The listing business, as we know it, will be much smaller. Buyers will compete with institutions, and agents will deliver on-demand service or risk being left out.