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…” …

Home shopping just got more Pinterest-ing with IdealEstate

IdealEstate.co founder and CEO Brody Saunders called me on the eve of his wedding in Maine to share that his creation, a nationwide Pinterest-style listing portal, was ready for its official debut. It launched last week after a few weeks in quasi-beta mode. More than 150,000 consumer users were already lined-up to have a look at this sharing-centric property search tool …

Sleek, collaborative portal takes the pain out of closing

WFG National Title Group’s MyHome gives consumers and real estate transaction stakeholders a better way to be involved in the title and escrow process. …

Truepad home search portal promotes agent market expertise

Chicago-based Truepad is a home search portal that uses agent-supplied data to rank the best listings in a market …

Solving the real estate agent’s technology problem

Real estate agents are in a terrible strategic situation. There are only four major sources of obtaining the cutting-edge technology they need to thrive, with the first requiring giving up their influence in the marketplace and the second and third ref…

RealScout just got $7M in funding to fuel growth plans

RealScout, an emerging tech player that provides brokers and agents with a collaborative, branded home search experience, has raised $7 million in its third funding round since its 2013 launch …

3 steps to maximizing your Google ad campaign for bigger returns

Most people start their move online even before they’ve chosen a real estate agent. The internet allows homebuyers and sellers the luxury of hiding behind their computer screens and dipping their toes in before diving head first …

HousesForSale.com: Does this agent-built portal have chops?

Dallas-based HousesForSale.com sells agents access to their market under its domain. An agent in Houston, for example, could scoop up his or her ZIP code on the site’s homepage. But a number of things concern me about this product …

A broker with 357 listings got no leads from Trulia last week

WAV Group provides brokers with consulting on online marketing. One of our services includes benchmarking the effectiveness of listing syndication strategies. We have been tracking the performance of a real estate broker’s listings dating back to 2006, segmented by publishing channel …

Artificial intelligence: Coming to a portal near you

I remember the day like it was yesterday. My first college class as a wide-eyed freshman at the University of Washington. Econ 101. I walked into this cavernous auditorium with 1,000 other wide-eyed freshmen and found my place. Front row, balcony cente…