Blockchain Won’t Make Real Estate Agents Obsolete

Blockchain is an emerging technology that’s impacting the way industries conduct business, especially real estate. Not much is known about blockchain among the general public besides its association with bitcoin. While real estate professionals should pay attention to this new trend—as it will significantly change transactions and data-sharing—it will not make their careers obsolete. Agents […]

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New Report Demonstrates Robust Competition in Real Estate Brokerage Market

Later this year, a 10-year-old settlement and consent decree between the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) mandating how listings are displayed by online brokerages will expire. Prior to that, on June 5, 2018, NAR will have the opportunity to demonstrate the breadth and depth of competition in the […]

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CoreLogic gets exclusive distribution deal with Montreal’s Prospects Software

CoreLogic today announced a partnership with Montreal-based Prospects Software Inc. to become the exclusive distributor of Prospects’ suite of CRM products. In addition to taking on the marketing and sales of Prospects software, CoreLogic will integrat…

The Great Debate: What the MLS Can Be, and What It Should Be

Ask any agent, broker or constituent in real estate: There are challenges facing the Multiple Listing Service. A discussion on the future of the MLS—what it can be, and what it should be—hosted by the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) recently illuminated those issues, and strived for solutions. “An MLS should be defined not only […]

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4 Reasons Why a National MLS Database Makes Sense

The debate over whether a national MLS would benefit the real estate community seems to be part of an ongoing conversation. But how would it help agents and brokers? Would it provide better governance, make data sharing easier, or open markets to new and innovative technology? Let’s consider a different premise: that the debate itself […]

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Will the real estate industry go back to the Dark Ages after 2018?

Mark your calendars: one year from tomorrow, the way shoppers currently search for homes online, and the way brokerages like Redfin can present home listings to consumers, could change in significant ways. That’s because November 18, 2018, will mark the …

Dissecting the deadlock: How can brokers and MLSs work together?

Glenn Phillips, CEO of Lake Homes Realty, and Jeremy Crawford, Executive Director of the Real Estate Standards Organization, talk about tension between two major players driving real estate sales: brokers and the …

Elm Street Technology announces two acquisitions and a new platform

In January of this year, real estate technology veterans Prem Luthra and Randall Kaplan launched Elm Street Technology — which hit the ground running with its acquisition of Listingbook, a platform that enables consumers to access MLS and a plethora o…

Special Report: Do Realtor associations offer more than just a bill?

Recent observers have noted the often-coercive nature of membership in a Realtor association. Real estate agents and brokers want to do business, and in order to do that, most need access to their local MLS. Most of the nation’s 800 or so MLSs are oper…

Why the broker-centric model is in decline

The “full-service” broker-centric real estate model will soon exit the “maturity” segment of its product life cycle and signal the beginning of a 20-year decline. We’ll explore how disruptive technologies triggered the broker-centric life cycle stages and the alternative business model that will replace the established one …