6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world

AI is an umbrella term for things like machine learning, facial recognition, speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. But as fancy, and potentially scary, as those things sound, AI today is very narrow in that it is designe…

ICNY 18 Data: Why is creating a national MLS so difficult?

California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) CEO Joel Singer, NorthstarMLS CEO John Mosey and Bright MLS COO Brian Donnellan take on this hot topic at Inman Connect New York …

ZipLogix appoints new CEO, software exec Scott Strong

This week zipLogix formally announced a leadership shift with Scott Strong, formerly VP of products and retail with global technology company Siemens, taking the reins as CEO of the Michigan-based real estate transaction management software firm. Stron…

A national MLS? C.A.R. livestream suggests strong appetite

Idea appears to be taking on new urgency as real estate leaders become increasingly impatient with the inefficiencies of 700-plus separate databases …

Is millennial homeownership in the Golden State a ‘fading promise’?

Policymakers for California’s biggest cities are laboring under the delusion that millennials want to live cheek by jowl in the urban core their whole lives. But greater numbers of them are heading for the suburbs than ever before …

‘Where will our children live?’ Tackling housing affordability in California

Housing affordability problems in California remain real and pervasive, no matter who is in the White House. That was the message at last week’s California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) Real Estate Summit, “Housing Affordability and California’s Future.” …

Who will be Upstream CEO? 16 potential candidates

By accident, I learned that the Upstream project has tapped real estate executive recruiter Corporate Management Advisors (CMA) to find a CEO for its listings initiative. Who these power brokers might pick will make the difference between a flop or a t…

Why is this industry leader worried about the US homeownership rate?

California Association of Realtors CEO Joel Singer explains the public policy and economics behind the declining homeownership rate — and what, if anything, can be done about the downward-spiraling trend …

NAR approves $12M/year zipLogix deal to offer free online transaction management to all Realtors

SAN DIEGO — After vigorous debate, the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors approved a proposal Monday to provide the trade group’s 1 million-plus members transaction management software from Realtor-owned firm zipLogix at no cos…

20 ICSF takeaways worth revisiting today

It’s been almost two months since Inman Connect San Francisco. Many of the tools, trends and strategies will transform how we conduct real estate. Which ones will you choose to help you grow your business …