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…

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…

What do Facebook Messenger bots mean for real estate?

You know more about “bots” than you think. If you’re like me, you probably didn’t know that we’ll all be working with them a lot more in the coming months …

Why two new agents jumped to real estate straight from college

We like to think that tech startups today and their under-30 leaders are something new — but the San Francisco-based founders of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate franchise group, Colbert Coldwell and Arthur Banker, were 30 and 28 years old, respectivel…

Why Everlance could be agents’ favorite mileage tracker

There is no shortage of mileage trackers and expense apps available for real estate agents. However, there is a shortage of apps in this category that have enticed more than 10,000 real estate agents to sign up in only a few months. In fact, there’s on…

REthink reconfigures commitment to broker lead management

One of the first solutions to leverage Salesforce’s new Lightning Experience, REthink has reorchestrated how leads are assigned and managed. With multiple options designed around time-to-claim, round-robin models, custom rules and even a “free-for-all”…

Is Amitree’s Folio the best Gmail extension for real estate pros yet?

Amitree’s Folio is a sharp Chrome extension for Gmail that, in moments, assembles and organizes messages according to common dates, terms and people …

Quigler 1.0 iPhone checklist app tracks every transaction step

The agreement between real estate agent and client calls for a hefty dose of trust that the professional in the room has his or her responsibilities covered. Quigler 1.0, a new app released today, creates a checklist of every task an agent must complet…