Inman announces the first round of Startup Alley participants for ICNY19

Tallahassee, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2018) – Inman Group® announced 10 companies that will be part of Startup Alley at Inman Connect New York, Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2019.

Openland launches messaging tool to speed up property construction

The Y-Combinator-backed startup raised $2.25 million for its platform to make development planning and completion more efficient.

Inman Announces the First Round of Startup Alley Participants for ICSF18

Inman Group® announced 14 companies that will be part of Startup Alley at Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 – 20, 2018. Inman Connect is a multi-day event where some 4,000 real estate professionals invest in themselves and their businesses, fostering relationships, exploring new solutions and growing their skill sets.

‘First’ marketing service will now set up appointments with likely sellers

Having a sense of which of your contacts might want to list their homes soon is one thing; clinching appointments with these prospective sellers is another …

Home Savi, RezList and Realicity: Will these 3 new real estate startups defy the odds?

Real estate startups touting revolutionary low-fee models are coming out of the woodwork these days. Most of their predecessors have fizzled because they haven’t provided the expertise and handholding that have proven time and again to matter to most c…

Faira charged with operating as unlicensed brokerage by regulator

The Washington State Department of Licensing has notified Kirkland, Washington-based FSBO startup Faira that the agency planned to serve the company with a cease-and-desist letter for conducting certain activities without a broker’s license, including negotiating funds in connection with transactions …

Real estate startup Reali wants to use technology to double-end deals

A startup touting rock-bottom fees, transparent bidding and a mobile app “in lieu of a traditional agent” is the latest upstart brokerage to launch with millions in the bank. Reali’s business model revolves around an app that offers listing search, the…

Opendoor is a bigger deal than Zillow — here’s why

Zillow shook up the industry by making it easier for consumers to find and price homes online. But a new real estate technology company, Opendoor, is overhauling the traditional real estate business model in a more fundamental way …

So your real estate startup is functional — now what?

Success is almost never an overnight process. Building a healthy business can take years of late nights and long weekends. But for most entrepreneurs, the excitement is short-lived — once you expand out of the initial startup phase, you’ll quickly find yourself facing new challenges that you’ve never had to deal with before …

Closing Time raises $2.7 million in seed funding from familiar investors

In what appears to be a vote of confidence from several Silicon Valley luminaries, Amitree, whose Closing Time tool offers personalized homebuying checklists, has raised $2.7 million in seed funding from global venture capital firm Accel Partners and i…