Why switching websites is more costly than you think

Real estate brokers and agents have a plethora of CRMs to choose from, and even more website providers. But before you switch, make sure the change-up won’t leave your contacts and data wafting in the wind without the features they’ve come to know and love in your current systems …

Software doesn’t solve problems. Strategy does.

The real estate industry has an unhealthy obsession with software tools. If there’s an obstacle, we immediately try to find a software platform to fix it. If it’s new and shiny, even better …

5 easy tools that every real estate agent should use in 2017

When it comes to marketing opportunities real estate agents, tools abound. An effective marketing campaign will not only generate more leads but also showcase your personal brand in front of potential prospects …

Placester, a real estate tech provider, raises another $50 million

Marking venture capital’s latest splurge on real estate tech, software provider Placester has clinched another $50 million in a Series D funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to $100 million …

Ben Kinney buys Blueroof360, his 5th real estate tech company

When you think about the vacuum cleaners of real estate tech, companies like Zillow Group, realtor.com-owner Move and Constellation Software might come to mind …

Champions School of Real Estate to offer AI training course

Apple, Amazon and the world’s largest search giant, Google, are running toward artificial intelligence (AI). The real estate industry continues to get its feet wet, this time with Skyler360, a smart software company partnering with the Champions School of Real Estate in Texas for an AI training webinar scheduled for Spring …

Retsly adds Miami Association of Realtors MLS data to software service

Retsly, a Zillow-owned and operated software company based in Vancouver, is welcoming several new MLS affiliations that allow the software company to incorporate more data to its modernized platform.

Retsly’s newest additions includes the Miami Association of Realtors, one of the largest MLSs in the …

The data side of RealSatisfied you didn’t know existed

Most Inman readers are pretty familiar with RealSatisfied — it’s the software that collects the good things customers say about you. However, that’s only half-right. Actually, it’s only a little right …

Market Leader’s new owner also purchased CRM provider Zurple

Constellation Software Inc., whose Perseus Division bought Market Leader Thursday, reportedly also has snapped up lead generation and management platform Zurple for an undisclosed sum, according to Roberta Murphy, a broker who’s based in the same town …

Special report: Tracking systems zero in on what buyers really want

Tracie Norman recently received a reminder from her customer relationship management system instructing her to contact a buyer client. So Norman, a real estate agent with the Speicher Group of Olney, Maryland-based Re/Max Realty Centre, did what she of…