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…” …

How to use social good to boost your business

Relola, the San Francisco Bay Area-based property marketing platform, is a dog-friendly office, so it’s not entirely surprising that a mastiff puppy who needed eye surgery came up during a brainstorming session — which led to a new way of leveraging s…

A look at brokers’ technology through Zillow’s eyes

Technology is about to hit real estate brokers like a nuclear bomb. Zillow and every other tech innovator in the real estate industry are so far ahead of brokers at every level that you have no chance of holding your current status and business model m…

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 …

6 true confessions of an industry veteran: Part 2

These are true confessions I have made that caused me to pause and caused me to rethink and regroup — things that I did not fully understand at the time. So here goes a deep dive into my confessions about some of the most controversial topics in our b…

Peek inside the portal-powered real estate brokerage model

San Francisco firm Marker Real Estate and Florida firm Robert Slack Fine Homes’ early success signals another way online real estate’s swelling gravity is molding the industry …

6 true confessions of an industry veteran: Part 1

With the mere mention of the word veteran, so many different things come to mind. So I decided to go to the source for the proper definition. Webster defines a veteran as “a person of long experience usually in some occupation or skill.” The same dicti…

How to connect with global real estate portals to win business

ListHub’s Celeste Starchild gives her take on how to take your business to the next level — the planetary level …

4 ways to maximize exposure of your Zillow-Trulia agent profile

Trulia and Zillow are still among the top real estate websites used by consumers. Recently, Trulia became part of the Zillow Group brand, which raised a lot of questions. Would there be any changes to Trulia? Would Trulia still be around after the merg…

4 things MRIS learned after launching a ‘Coming Soon’ listing status

We chose to do it this way in order for the new functionality to be intuitive and so that it would be easy to automate the process of converting the listing to “Active” status at the appropriate time. So what have we learned …