Lawsuit accuses realtor.com of defrauding agents

In an emailed statement, realtor.com spokesperson Janice McDill told Inman: “The allegations are without merit, and we will defend the case vigorously…” …

Seattle neighborhoods dominate Redfin’s most competitive housing in 2017

The most competitive neighborhoods for housing on Redfin’s platform in 2017 were right outside the Seattle-based web brokerage’s door …

Net neutrality overturned

Update: The real estate industry reacts to the FCC’s decision As anticipated, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency in charge of the country’s telecom regulations, voted today to end its policy of “net neutrality,” a crushing blow to internet …

Fundrise wants to turn distressed homes into accessible investments

Real estate crowdfunding startup Fundrise has purchased distressed homes to flip in LA and Washington, DC, using small investments from around the country …

The Inman Files: It’s time to shut down RPR

For now, neither Upstream nor RPR are essential to the business of enough agents and brokers. And that is at the heart of the problem …

Do sellers need a local real estate agent? Dispelling a common myth

The other day, I got a call from a potential seller. She left me a voicemail asking if I would call her to help her list her home, but then she said, “But I see that you are not with a local company, so you might not be a good fit.” …

Do sellers need a local real estate agent? Dispelling a common myth

The other day, I got a call from a potential seller. She left me a voicemail asking if I would call her to help her list her home, but then she said, “But I see that you are not with a local company, so you might not be a good fit.” …

How location-based marketing led us to Pokémon Go for real estate

Pokemon Go is the hottest mobile gaming app on the market, and it only came out in July in the United States. In addition to shattering records for users, downloads and participation, it heralds some major progress in the fields of technologies surroun…

Why people thought I was at my desk while I was backpacking in New Zealand

New Zealand is incredible, but Wi-Fi in New Zealand is not so incredible. Knowing this, I left our brokerage social media in the hands of various apps and automated web-based services for almost three weeks while I was on vacation 8,476 miles away. The…

2 curb appeal ideas that could save your next listing

Curb appeal is considered by many to be the best marketing tactic for selling a respective property, and for good reason. Nothing else, at least that I am aware of, has the potential to attract more prospective buyers than a good looking home. At the v…