Florida Realtors relaunches transaction management platform

The redesign, which the trade group describes as a “new, uncluttered look,” is meant to improve transaction productivity and speed up workflow.

NAR now accepting applications for real estate ‘pitch battle’

The second annual iOi Pitch Battle is a contest in which aspiring real estate tech startups vie for $15,000 and the attention of venture capitalists.

Pending home sales down annually for 17th straight month

The Pending Home Sales Index ticked up from April to May by 1.1 percent but remains 0.7 percent below 2018 levels.

New York real estate board names new president

John Banks, the five-year president of the Real Estate Board of New York announced Wednesday that he’s retiring to spend more time with his family and pursue philanthropic interests. Jim Whelan, the current executive vice president, has been confirmed to succeed Banks. 

Bombshell suit against real estate firms could get even bigger

Three additional plaintiffs have been added to a lawsuit involving the sharing of commissions between listing and buyer brokers.

Chicago-based Midwest Real Estate Data brings on Remine

The multiple listing service is the latest to provide its subscribers with Remine Enterprise Pro, a new offering that allows MLSs to give all their agents access to Remine’s entire suite of services.

Commission is negotiable: Why your sellers deserve to know

There seems to be a misconception about the rules surrounding negotiating commission and the Code of Ethics. I reached out to the National Association of Realtors to clear it up. Here’s the truth.

Existing-home sales bounce back, post gains in all regions

Existing-home sales enjoyed a 2.5 percent month-over-month bump from April to May, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors.

NAR’s tech accelerator REACH goes global

REACH — which first launched in 2013 and is part of NAR’s Second Century Ventures investment fund — has worked with dozens of companies over the years including House Canary, BoxBrownie and BombBomb. The goal is to provide promising new companies with training, networking and other resources to further their growth.

Naked data under the stars: A real estate love story

Industry data is often masked in layers of cosmetic “enhancements” and workarounds. It presents relationship problems when agents, brokers and MLSs aren’t looking at the same picture. Innovative technology companies are swooning for the powerhouse data feeds coming from Stellar MLS.