3 ways consumer-friendly digital tools have empowered the average buyer

Mobile apps, search platforms, cost calculators, machine learning, blockchain and even AI have found their place in the real estate world — and they aren’t limited to only agents. Buyers are now getting their hands on more tools, and it has changed their expectations quite a bit. Here’s how tech has changed today’s buyer.

What do new proptech companies have in store for real estate agents?

No amount of machine learning can reproduce the intuitive grasp of market subtleties we offer our clients every day. So what exactly do proptech companies aim to accomplish?

Real estate tech funding reached $2.7B last month, most since 2017

An astounding $2.7 billion was invested in real estate technology in September, a month-over-month increase of 132 percent, according to a new study.

The latest news on Zillow’s move to buy and sell homes directly

Seattle-based real estate tech giant Zillow sent shockwaves throughout the industry last week by announcing it would be launching a major new business initiative: buying and re-selling homes directly from consumers…

Top Chicago brokerage @properties launches self-updating CMA tool

Illinois’ largest independent brokerage launched the Windy City’s first continually updating comparative market analysis (CMA) platform to ensure finding comps is a seamless task for their sellers …

The Inman Files: Who is getting rich in real estate?

I have contacted Forbes Magazine about their Top 400 Richest People list because they obviously made an editing error, a grave omission. No one (almost no one) is included from the real estate services or real estate portal space. How could that be wit…

The Inman Files: Ending 155 years of real estate scams

Thirty some years ago when my older brother was climbing the corporate ladder in a Big Four accounting firm, he was relocated to the company’s New York City headquarters. A little green in the ways of the city, he got a telephone call one Sunday afternoon from a man claiming to be an executive with a big client of the firm. He said that he had traveled to New York City from London, lost his wallet and asked my brother to help him out with travel expenses …

The Inman Files: Don’t wait for Opendoor to eat your lunch

Face it, the Opendoor iBuyer model of a fast, furious and certain home sale is beginning to get market share. What does a traditional broker owner do? Complain to NAR? No. Start a “Stop Opendoor” (SOD) campaign? Please. Change your listing offer? Now we’re talking …

MetaProp NYC launches pre-accelerator program for proptech

Real estate technophiles who believe they have the next brilliant startup idea have a new opportunity to nurture their dream. MetaProp NYC, a Manhattan-based real estate technology accelerator, today launched the eight-week MetaProp Pre-Accelerator program for the proptech sector, in conjunction with …