Why are all these multiple listing services teaming up?

The founding MLSs are Arizona Regional MLS, Metro MLS in Wisconsin, MLSListings in Silicon Valley, RMLS in Oregon and UtahRealEstate.com, which have nearly 95,000 agent and broker subscribers combined.

Long and Foster launches ‘Coming Soon’ service for pre-market listings

Long & Foster sales associates can now access a new online portal to see properties before they hit local multiple listing services and receive alerts.

How to become the ‘digital mayor’ of your neighborhood

Meet three agents who are killin’ it in everything from local content marketing to social media influencing and everything in between. Learn how they leverage video, Instagram, landing pages and more to rake in the business without old-school brand pro…

Real estate guru who defrauded investors to bankroll slasher flick and fleet of Ferraris found guilty

Following three days of deliberation, Koerber, who at one time held $7,000 real estate seminars, was found guilty on 15 counts of fraud.

Real estate photographer sues Zillow for copyright infringement

A California photographer of high-end properties says his contract with agents is ‘not transferrable and prohibits third party use without permission.’ Zillow says his claims are without merit.

The Real Word: What does the ‘PayPal Mafia’ mean for agents?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss the ‘PayPal Mafia,’ a supergroup of investors who are setting the tech tone in real estate, and what it means for agents. 

MailChimp launches direct mail beta, admits print’s not dead

Mailchimp is in beta with a direct mailing feature. Using the company’s similar email template builder user interface, Mailchimp users can upload logos, custom imagery and messaging and easily control their budgets.

Mortgage rates rise for 4th consecutive week

The 30-year-fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.65 percent this week, the highest since May, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

NYC brokerages unite to launch ‘game-changing’ data platform

Leading residential brokerages in New York City are uniting to offer a new level of transparency to the way consumers and brokers search property. The effort is being called a “game-changer” by high-ranking executives involved in its launch.

Luxury sellers won’t budge on price? Share these facts

If a luxury home sits on the market longer than average, the result will be a lower sale price, and other costs will add up quick. Here’s how to explain the true cost to your high-end clients.