Redefy teams up on referrals with Home Captain

The flat-fee brokerage will now connect unrepresented buyers to agents in Home Captain’s network of 32,000 real estate pros.

Constellation Real Estate Group picks up predictive data firm offrs

The purchase comes amid an acquisition spree from Constellation that has seen the firm make investments in an array of real estate technology.

Airbnb teams up with developer for hotel-condo hybrid

Two upcoming buildings from Airbnb and NGD Homesharing in Austin and Miami will have hotel licenses, which will give unit owners the freedom to rent them out as much as they want.

Valet Living debuts rental turn over service

Rental services company Valet Living announced a new service this week that is designed to speed up and simplify the process of turning over rental units between tenants — and save property owners money along the way.

High-end homeowners love biometric tech — but should they?

Unlocking a home with only a fingerprint or facial scan can be awesome, but some experts wonder what happens to all the biometric data users upload.

Notarize teams up with Fidelity National Financial

The companies announced the partnership Tuesday, saying in a statement that it will allow Fidelity’s agents to use Notarize’s platform for online closings.

Vacation rental industry heats up with iTrip Vacations expansion

The newly added iTrip properties are scattered across a handful of coastal Florida communities, including Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Pierce, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Stuart, Hutchinson Island and Port St. Lucie. The properties will be operated as part of a new iTrip franchise, dubbed iTrip Vacations Treasure Coast.

Florida indie brokerage unveils agent tech platform, plans expansion

Automated Back End provides agents with automation and collaboration tools, e-signing software and one-click marketing. It is designed to work on all of an agent’s electronic devices.

Redfin Mortgage hits 3 new states

With expansion into Florida, Maryland and Tennessee, the rapidly growing home lending arm is now live in 12 states, according to an announcement on Tuesday.

Miami agents say they’re not worried about climate change

An online magazine reporter went undercover as a homebuyer in Miami to find out what Realtors had to say about flooding and sea-level rise. The piece ultimately doesn’t explicitly push any one remedy or another for these various problems. However, the …