Real estate tools could be faster (and cheaper) — here’s how

An agent hears about a new real estate tool that she thinks will help her business. But when she tries to buy it, she gets the bad news: the tool is not available in her market because it relies on MLS data, and the vendor has yet to partner with her …

Love 3-D, hate the hassle? Immoviewer package fits in your pocket

Immoviewer has latched its 3-D tour app to the Ricoh Theta S, a compact digital camera that shoots 360-degree spherical panoramic images, to simplify the tour capture and delivery process. …

Inman Educational Webinar: Hot Technology 2017 — Small Differences That Set You Apart

In this webinar, you will learn about trends, tech and strategies that are making an impact now and setting the stage for …

Spatial lights up your city’s map with all the hottest happenings

A data scientist and ethnographer joined forces to build a software product called Spatial, which adds a first-of-its-kind human-driven social layer to your average rendering of cities, streets, highways lakes and rivers. Pulling from 31 public social …

4 Chicago tech companies transforming local real estate operations

Although not quite on par with Silicon Valley, Chicago tech startups are opening and expanding fairly quickly. The neighborhoods of River North and the West Loop, where Google just opened its new swanky offices, are both littered with familiar and fres…

Smart home security risks every agent should know

As smart home features continue to emerge, so too are growing security concerns. Research has highlighted a multitude of smart home security flaws, and some have already been exploited …

Where does the time go? Android app sorts out every minute

I don’t know why I was surprised to hear that the app developer on the other end of my Skype call was 21 years old. This is 2016, after all. Still, how important is time management to a person just now able to have a beer? Well, I guess he showed me …

Hackathon hopes to forge bond between real estate and tech

The tech scene in Chicago may not be as vibrant as San Francisco’s or Austin’s, but it’s a thriving industry that real estate industry professionals are looking to grow alongside. Transwestern recently announced a first-of-its-kind hackathon in Chicago…

Does My Home Pro deliver what real estate agents need to win business?

This product looks quite nice and seems to function exactly as it should. But, I’m not totally sold on the premise that your network of home professionals is what will win you business …

StreetEasy 3D models show material details, natural lighting

The more homebuyers and renters make their purchasing decisions online, the more detailed virtual property tours are going to get. One of those recent improvements is the 3-D interactive floor plans by Floored that enable potential renters and buyers t…