Redfin clashes with think tank on MLS antitrust

What would happen if the government mandated that real estate brokers make all their listings accessible publicly to everyone online, free-of-charge? It would result in “a tragedy of the commons,” argues Redfin…

Think tank says MLSs should be investigated for antitrust

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank is calling for federal regulators to investigate multiple listing services that restrict data from listing websites for possible antitrust violations. The nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), is also asking for state lawmakers to require brokers to provide free, unrestricted access to real estate listings …

13 pointers to help you learn (and dominate) your area as a new agent

So you’re just getting started in real estate and wondering how to gain traction in a particular area? Here are 13 pointers to help you do it faster, cheaper — and come across as a pro …

13 pointers to help you learn (and dominate) your area as a new agent

So you’re just getting started in real estate and wondering how to gain traction in a particular area? Here are 13 pointers to help you do it faster, cheaper — and come across as a pro …

CoreLogic’s Trestle now open for business — will tech vendors bite?

Opening its doors to tech companies yearning for a single, combined, standardized data feed from multiple MLSs, real estate data company CoreLogic launched its data marketplace, Trestle, to vendors this week. …

Attom Data Solutions adds nationwide MLS information from Clear Capital

Attom Data Solutions, the curator of the nation’s largest fused property database, announced that MLS analytics provided by Clear Capital will now be available for licensing to Attom clients …

Is enriched MLS data the key to more sales? Remine thinks so

Remine is a sleek new data visualization and enrichment tool for multiple listing services. …

Why the MLS might be your best defense against Zillow

There are two immense and immediate problems in the real estate industry, and one near-future problem can be solved by the MLS systems acting as the market innovators. But the window of opportunity to execute is nearly closed, and once this opportunity…

Curbside marketing: Why your app isn’t as good as my yard sign

In most markets today, well-priced homes are commonly getting multiple offers within the first few days of being on the market. What has gone largely unnoticed is how the yard sign, a core component of curbside marketing, is helping agents because IDX …

HomeLight raises $11M in Series A funding round

Searching listings online is the most common way to find a home, yet only a small fraction of consumers find their agents using the Internet. HomeLight, a referral site that matches agents with consumers based partly on MLS performance statistics, has …