Opendoor’s ‘ultimate mortgage’ offers 1% off purchase

To compete on price with real estate agents, high-tech investors known as “iBuyers” will need to figure out ways to sell their homes very fast and for top dollar. Leading iBuyer Opendoor, which makes quick offers on homes and can close in days, has tak…

5 real estate marketing trends defining 2017

Marketing. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. And though it may sometimes feel like marketing is falling outside of our job description, there’s more marketing in the day-to-day of the running of a real estate business than we may realize …

The fastest-growing real estate companies in the US

Every year Inc. magazine ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. This year, 17 real estate companies made the top 500 cut, while 196 made the 5,000 list …

Agents sell homes for more than FSBOs: study

Academic research has often cast doubt on the value of real estate agents, but a new study will come as music to their ears. It suggests that homeowners will net roughly the same proceeds whether they sell through a real estate agent or take the FSBO (…

From our new editor-in-chief: The future is the intersection of people, property and tech

When I started working in journalism, there was no such thing as Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, or many of the other useful apps and services we take for granted today. At that time, many media outlets were still trying to figure out how to use the internet …

Folio Gmail extension for real estate adds feature to combat fraud

Folio by Amitree is now wired to search for and alert agents to emails that include financial information. …

NAR warns of text message scam

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released a warning about a text message scam that asks members to pay a fine or sales tax on a prize. …

How CEO Bob Goldberg plans to smash NAR’s ‘ivory tower facade’

The first thing that National Association of Realtors (NAR) CEO Bob Goldberg did upon addressing a crowd of association leaders at NAR’s Leadership Summit is grab a guitar …

HomeLight closes $40M funding round

Many consumers rely on recommendations from friends and family to find a trustworthy real estate agent, yet a small but growing share are making selections based on the numbers. That’s a clear takeaway from the rise of agent-matching service HomeLight …

News Corp profits ‘powered by’ digital real estate services

As revenue lowers in the company’s news and information services sector, its digital real estate services continue to bolster its earnings; digital real estate was responsible for nearly 40 percent of News Corp’s profits for fiscal …