Title software startup Qualia raises $55M in latest funding round

Qualia, a startup that facilitates digital real estate closings, plans to use the money to hire for its “product, engineering and go-to-market teams.”

One year later, Amazon’s HQ2 drives massive housing shortage in Virginia

Since the retail giant announced plans to build an HQ2 office in Arlington County, Virginia, home prices have grown 32.9 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile, active listings are down 49 percent.

Sotheby’s International Realty hires new chief marketing officer

Chief Executive Philip White made the decision to replace Kevin Thompson with Brad Nelson, a longtime veteran leader of the brand.

A brief history of the open house

Open houses, which have been evolving for 100 years, used to draw thousands of people and stretch on for days.

Proptech funding shows no signs of slowing down

The U.S. real estate technology sector nabbed $1.9 billion in growth equity capital in 2019, according to a new study from GCA Advisors.

IBuying can be huge, even if it remains a niche industry tool

Mike DelPrete found that iBuyers’ business models differ from traditional home flippers. He also suggested iBuyers can profit from staying in their lanes.

MoxiWorks acquires real estate marketing company Imprev

Imprev provides fully automated marketing platforms that includes digital, social media and print property marketing.

Andy Dane Carter joins luxury brokerage The Address

Andy Dane Carter runs two successful podcasts about real estate and finding motivation in daily life.

Top Coldwell Banker franchisees merge in North Carolina

Coldwell Banker Advantage — the nation’s second-most productive Coldwell Banker franchisee in 2018 according to the Real Trends 500 — is merging with Coldwell Banker Triad, giving the combined brokerage a presence of more than 550 agents in 18 offices.

Do iBuyers make fair market offers?

To fulfill their strategies and build a viable business that makes money, iBuyers will need to operate walled gardens under their control.