Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business — here’s how

If you haven’t yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then you’ve got some catching up to do in order to ensure you know what threats are emerging within and outside t…

Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business — here’s how

If you haven’t yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then you’ve got some catching up to do in order to ensure you know what threats are emerging within and outside t…

This app predicts which of your contacts will sell ‘First’

First is an in-network marketing tool for agents that uses big data and AI (artificial intelligence) to predict who in your sphere of influence will sell first …

End of net neutrality could spell doom for real estate small businesses

In a sweeping rebuke to internet companies and consumers, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday released a plan to repeal so-called “Net Neutrality” regulations, a move with far-reaching implications for mom-and-pop broker…

How to make data standards important to your stakeholders

“There are hundreds and hundreds of companies relying on the MLS to provide accurate data — and they’re using these tools today — and we’ll get them there by showing the benefits, but it’s going to take a little bit of time,” said President of FBS Michael Wurzer of standardized data on the Imnan stage. Data standardization affects our industry and stakeholders in many ways. Listen in to hear Wurzer, along with Chair of MLS Policy Issues Committee Tom Berge and Executive Director of Technology for Homes.com Shaun York discuss the importance of this standardization as it relates to different stakeholders …

Will the real estate industry go back to the Dark Ages after 2018?

Mark your calendars: one year from tomorrow, the way shoppers currently search for homes online, and the way brokerages like Redfin can present home listings to consumers, could change in significant ways. That’s because November 18, 2018, will mark the …

Aspiring homeowners should save an extra $105 per month in 2018

According to a new report from Zillow, the precipitous rise in down payments needed to purchase a home will accompany the uptick in sales prices …

Tech startup StreetWire wants to be the true north of property data

Anyone who’s gone through the process of renting, buying, or selling a home knows how much of a hassle–and potential security risk–it is. You end up disclosing loads of information about yourself, most of it seen by several people you …

Putting data to work for your marketing

Agents, you’re investing so much time and effort into social media and marketing, but are you actually making money because of it? Are you seeing the returns you should be seeing? Erin Gilbert from Onboard Informatics says it’s time to start putting data to work for you. Watch her on the Inman Connect stage to learn how to increase your conversion rates and revenue, and how get people to open your emails, watch your videos and connect with you just by leveraging data in your marketing …

Why are existing-home sales underperforming?

Existing-home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors are underperforming the rate supported by current market conditions, according to First American’s latest Potential Homes Sales model …