Trulia hires a new chief economist

Issi Romem previously worked as the chief economist at contractor search portal BuildZoom and is also a fellow at Terner Center for Housing Innovation, a part of the University of California, Berkeley.

Online homebuyer Knock picks up $400M in latest fundraising round

Knock was founded in 2015 by Sean Black and Jamie Glenn, both also co-founders of Trulia, and Karan Sakhuja. Consumers using the company’s trade-in program pay a traditional 6 percent commission to the company. Homeowners also have to pay closing costs and other expenses such as appraisals.

Here are Swanepoel’s most powerful and influential people in real estate

Ron Peltier, the CEO of HomeServices of America is the most powerful and influential person in real estate according to sixth annual Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200), published by T3 Sixty. Peltier beat out other top executives from Keller Williams, RE/MAX,…

Is the agent-less answer for commission-phobic home sellers? charges homeowners $250 to market and manage the sale of their home.

Is the agent-free answer for commission-phobic sellers?

Formally launched this month after a three-month soft release, the company charges owners $250 for use of the platform, which includes a website and productivity dashboard for the home.

Black29 Group acquires real estate training company

Black29 Group, the parent of real estate marketing companies like Goodfellow Coaching and Pro REA Staffing, will be taking another company under its wing.

Technology is never the solution

In the ongoing conversation about agent-centric versus client-centric, Bernice Ross weighs in on why technology isn’t the be-all, end-all for brokerage longevity.

New CEO named at real estate tech company Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf announced on Friday it has named Jack Blaha as CEO, as outgoing chief executive Patrick Arkeveld transitions to the role of executive chairman.

Zillow will announce winner of $1M Zestimate contest later this month

On January 30, Zillow plans to reveal the winner of “Zillow Prize” and award $1 million to the team that made the biggest improvements to the accuracy of the Zestimate. Zillow is also awarding $100,000 to the runner-up and $50,000 to the third-place contestant.

Lennar accused of manipulating borrower data in new lawsuit

The largest homebuilder in the country has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of providing loans to unqualified borrowers.