Agents as wealth managers? How to step up your game

Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco suggested agents become wealth managers at a session called “How To Become a Fiduciary for Your Clients.”

Lead cultivation tool HelloAlex acquires Botplan for undisclosed sum

Automated lead qualification company HelloAlex announced this week the acquisition of Botplan, a chat tool for engaging online leads.

Announcing the 2018 Inman Innovator Award winners

The annual Inman Innovator Awards honor the creative companies, organizations and individuals pushing the boundaries of the real estate industry.

Realtor.com redesigns website to show new home listings down to the hour

Why the changes? Realtor.com says it wants to better serve its increasingly mobile audience. Per its earnings report earlier this year, realtor.com grew 14 percent year-over-year to over 50 million users, half of which were mobile.

Inman Connect San Francisco Live Coverage: Wednesday

Join us throughout the day as we share what’s happening behind the scenes, on stage, and in the hallways at Inman Connect San Francisco. 

Mobile brokerage app Reali raises $20M from tech investors

Reali, a tech-focused California brokerage, just raised another $20 million in Series B Funding From several prominent venture capital firms.

Zillow’s Instant Offers homebuying service is coming to Atlanta

Three months after Zillow started buying homes with its own money and then reselling them, the real estate giant is expanding Instant Offers to Atlanta.

Nextdoor takes on Zillow’s Zestimate with home valuations

Nextdoor is adding home valuations and forecasts through a partnership with HouseCanary — a move to compete with Zillow’s Zestimate.

Glide wants to take the hassle out of disclosure forms

Glide is a forms automation tool for real estate disclosures made available to some member associations of the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.).

Zillow brings ‘My Agent’ feature to StreetEasy

It lets Premier Agent customers send invitations directly to buyers to become their go-to agent and guide throughout the home search process.