Why real estate tech is officially entering phase II of disruption

Once information is out of the bottle, it is like a genie; it is not going back in. The proliferation of content marks the first wave of innovation in the sector. Now, we are seeing the emergence of models taking this a step further by leveraging techn…

NAR bans Zillow Group from its 2016 events

MLS CEO Cameron Paine stood up at the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) midyear conference last week and asked a question that, for a moment, stunned a room of hundreds into silence: Why is realtor.com operator Move Inc. — a third-party compan…

Trulia: L.A. top city for living well

The greater Los Angeles metropolitan area is one of the largest in the country, spanning over 500 square miles with many neighborhoods that have much to offer a home buyer or renter of any age. Trulia’s recent article, America’s Best Neighborhoods for Living Well, identified the best neighborhoods in small, medium and large metros for living well …

Zillow snags more internet market share than ever

Zillow.com hit a new traffic record in April with 73.5 million unique users across platforms, a 33 percent year-over-year spike and net add of 18 million people. This growth boosts the individual real estate portal’s total online traffic market share t…

Trulia: Retirees are better off buying than renting in Miami

It’s no secret that Miami’s warm weather, cultural cuisines and beautiful beaches make it a great place to hang up the hat for many retirees. If those reasons aren’t attractive enough for retired home buyers, Trulia’s most recent rent vs. buy report makes the decision even easier …

Trulia: Most and least affordable cities for active military members

Living off duty is ideal for a lot of men and women serving as U.S.-stationed active duty members. Whether or not that is a financially sound idea is largely impacted by the individual’s location, and rural is considerably better …

Realtor.com vs. Zillow: A nasty fight for home turf

Things aren’t so sweet on the home front for realtor.com as Zillow has in a sense evicted the official website of the National Association of Realtors out of the online real estate penthouse. Also, nasty litigation has ensued between Move, Inc. (the operator of realtor.com) and Zillow …

Brokers: Prepare your agents for today’s online homebuyers

I arrived at the open house to find cars piled up in the cul-de-sac before I had even put up the open house sign. We asked every person as they entered the open house, did you come because you saw the signs or did you see the home online …

Trulia: Where are the nation’s fastest-moving housing markets?

Throughout the nation, homes are being snatched up at a quicker pace so far this year than they were last year. According to a recent report released by Trulia, 66.6 percent of homes are still on the market after 30 days, representing a slight dip from…

You got your AMP in my Upstream!

There continues to be confusion about Upstream and AMP (Advanced Multilist Platform). They are two separate projects. They are not dependent upon each other. Allow me to explain …