Homebuyers’ biggest agent gripe? ‘Commissions are too high’

More than 4 in 10 consumers believe real estate commissions are too high, according to a study from real estate technology startup ShelterZoom.

WATCH: Kiss real estate — as we know it — goodbye

We are on a new path of exciting innovations and opportunity, with real estate agents and brokers at the forefront. Our industry is ready for those who are eager to uncross their arms and embrace these advancements — what side of change do you want to be on?

Innovate or die: 11 ways agents should shake up their businesses

Given how many tech-focused real estate companies are launching and debuting new features and business models, agents on the ground don’t need to worry about innovating themselves, right? Wrong.

The market is turning. Here’s how hard times inspired Glenn Sanford

Before Glenn Sanford launched eXp Realty, he was running multiple teams of agents across several cities for Keller Williams, too busy to innovate.

4 startups that want to shake up the real estate world

New startups aren’t bashful about bringing fresh ideas to market — even when they shatter the comfortable nature of the status quo. Here are four tech-driven startups trying to change the game in real estate.

What Do You Do When Inventory’s This Low? Innovate

From the beginning, Simon Chen has abided by a clear credo: to enhance, not replace. “It’s all about using technology in the right way to make the agent that much more productive,” Chen, CEO and president of ERA Real Estate, says. “The focus for us is to use technology as an enabler, and less as […]

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Using Location to Attract, Engage and Convert More Online Leads

Local Logic looks to transform the industry by personalizing the customer experience on real estate broker websites It’s becoming increasingly harder to engage with and convert online leads—especially with all the online resources and technology readily available to consumers. So, what catches the eye of buyers and sellers in today’s tech-centric real estate industry? It’s […]

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Are You an Industry Newsmaker—or Know Someone Who Is? RISMedia’s 2019 Newsmaker Nominations Now Open

RISMedia is accepting nominations for the Class of 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers, individuals who are making newsworthy contributions to the residential and/or commercial real estate industries, and positively affecting real estate professionals and the consumers and communities they serve. NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY To be considered for the Class of 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers, candidates must […]

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Blockchain Lending: Reduced Fraud or Increased Risk?

Traditional lenders are transforming, adopting cutting-edge technology to stand apart from competitors and introduce an added level of security to financing. From AI-run algorithms to smart contracts, obtaining a mortgage could soon be a vastly different process than buyers experienced just 10 years ago. Industry disruptors, however, are looking to shift from the traditional model […]

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Can good come from our next housing crisis? 

The 2008 U.S. housing market crash was a powerful and pervasive force that reshaped many parts of our economy. Although the negative impacts — such as foreclosures, loss of workforce, shuttering of banks and market volatility — are held as prime examples, the impacts on the real estate technology space are far less understood.