Special report: Where brokerages fail their agents

Real estate brokerages can’t be all things to all agents, and many of the things that agents value the most cost considerable time and expense to provide. So brokerages come in many shapes, sizes and flavors — tailored to meeting …

Free property report tool built with old-timers in mind

Janet Selvaggio has struggled to master some of the tech tools designed for real estate agents. But that wasn’t the case with ListReports, a new property reports service that the 63-year-old recently adopted. “I’m still having problems figuring out how to do …

5 apps every Realtor should be using

I am a big fan of new technologies, and a good app can often be a real lifesaver. I am not ashamed to take any help I can get — especially if the only thing I need to do is tap the “download” button. …

Maggie McCullough: ‘We believe in the power of data to create change’

What is PolicyMap’s mission in a nutshell? We believe in the power of data to create change in communities and markets, and to that end we have created the Web’s largest place-based data library and make it available in easy-to-use maps, tables, report…

Max Galka: ‘We help people understand what it would be like to live at a specific address’

Revaluate co-founder Max Galka talks about the importance of location and why comparisons to travel agents are totally wrongheaded and discloses his biggest personal fear …

5 apps every Realtor should be using

I am a big fan of new technologies, and a good app can often be a real lifesaver. I am not ashamed to take any help I can get — especially if the only thing I need to do is tap the “download” button. …

Start Me Up! A Profile of RentalRoost

A few years ago, I wrote a post on Econsultancy detailing my escalating frustration with property websites and agents when looking for a place to live. So I was particularly pleased to hear about RentalRoost, a U.S. company aiming to disrupt the property market and place more power in the hands of the buyer. We […]

Do you dial, swipe or text? Mauricio Umansky

Technology is key to success in real estate. Mauricio Umanksy talks about how to be the best in the business …

5 quick tips for Google Drive

From the simple beginnings of Google Docs, Drive now has some serious integration with the rest of the Google family. In this post, Bill Risser shares five of his favorite tips to maximize Google Drive. …

You’ll wonder how you ever lived without these 9 mobile apps

We’re not going mobile anymore, we’ve gone mobile. And that’s a good thing! It means you can (and should) set up your business so you can manage it on the go. Doing so gives most clients exactly what they want: …