MRED debuts Google- and Amazon-enabled voice assistant

The new tool is the result of a partnership between the MLS and Voiceter Pro. It should let agents check the status of their listings and do other tasks entirely with voice commands.

Could Texas lead the way in solving the homeless problem?

Two private sector-led efforts to address the homeless problem in Austin and San Antonio, Texas, are showing promise. Other cities around the country could follow their lead.

Want to be a whiz at managing your time? Try these tools

Learning new technology is sometimes daunting, but once you learn it, it can open up a whole new world where you can work smarter not harder. 

A decade of social media marketing: The good, the bad and the ugly

When I was with a big box at the advent of social media, the higher-ups seemed to tolerate my blog, but they strongly suggested that I “get my nose out of that laptop and go out and meet people.” My how things have changed.

The top 3 lead generation sources for agents

Outside of your sphere, how are you getting and converting new leads? Here are a number of ways that agents and brokers are finding those all-important new connections.

Smart-home tech for agents: Lutron smart dimmers vs. Philips Hue lighting system

In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, they’ll talk about smart dimmers versus lighting systems.

@properties founders launch agent-oriented podcast

Major Chicago-based brokerage @properties announced this week that it has launched a new podcast in which the firm’s founders discuss various industry issues that matter to their agents.

Following tech peers, Facebook pledges $1B to affordable housing

The commitment from the social network comes amid accusations of worsening housing affordability and a wider tech backlash.

Builders ditching Nest products as Google takes complete control

Consumers now must have a Google account and Google Assistant to use Nest products.

How to defend your online reputation

There’s a difference between reviews and testimonials, and the distinction is important. Find out why and how to respond to, learn from and keep it classy with negative online reviews.