Luxury Presence gets $2.13M in funding

The Santa Monica-based luxury brokerage marketing platform closes on funding round of $2.13 million to expand marketing services to luxury real estate brokerages.

‘We don’t want them here:’ NYC locals respond to Amazon HQ2 report

Amazon is likely to choose Long Island City in Queens for one of two planned sites of its second headquarters, raising mixed feelings among residents.

DocuSign and NAR partner to offer products to digital neophytes

The electronic document company has partnered with the National Association of Realtors to offer use of the software at no charge to agents who have never facilitated a deal by electronic means.

Most Realtors get zero leads from personal websites

Should Realtors have personal websites? NAR data offers a clear answer: You’ll only generate leads if you’re willing to spend big.

Why Zillow is right to boot underperforming Premier Agents

The interwebs were abuzz last week with Zillow Group’s announcement that it is introducing a “CSAT” (customer satisfaction) component to its Premier Agent platform. Here’s Jay Thompson’s take.

What Opendoor’s latest pivot means for real estate agents

Aligning closer with agents is a significant pivot for Opendoor because it signals that working with the traditional industry is an important part of its growth strategy.

Zillow misses on Q3 earnings, hires new CFO

Zillow posted a net loss of $492,000 in the third quarter of 2018, much lower than its more than $9 million loss in the same quarter of last year, according to its third-quarter earnings report. Revenue for the real estate technology giant was up 22 percent, year-over-year. 

New AI tool purportedly screens calls, ranks leads better than you

An Arizona startup has built a new artificial intelligence tool designed to sort through and rank calls from people looking to rent property.

Supreme Court dismisses appeal in real estate search patent case

The Supreme Court has ruled it would not review a Federal Circuit court decision denying a patent for Real Estate Alliance Ltd.’s real estate search tool.

Nestio launches new rental platform for building owners

Nestio, a popular rental management and listings startup, has launched a new platform for property owners to manage their rentals and listings.