Total Expert raises $20M, plans expansion into insurance, wealth management

Total Expert provides marketing software for banks, enabling them to monitor and react to consumer behavior online, find and engage new leads around mortgages and other types of loans, and automate communication exchanges while meeting compliance.

Why real estate tech investment won’t stop anytime soon

A massive amount of money is flowing into the real estate technology space and Jeffrey Berman, general partner at real estate tech investment firm Camber Creek thinks it’s only going to grow.

Can this app reduce escrow to 10 days for homebuyers?

LoanSnap is an app for iPhone and Android that can streamline mortgage applications and approvals.

How mergers, money and machines are reshaping real estate

The real estate industry is a space ripe for change and disruption — from the way homes are bought and sold, to how people are paying and who’s doing that buying and selling. With change happening at such a torrid pace, it’s often hard to keep up, so we at Inman have rounded up the five biggest trends that are shaping the industry right now.

Rental platform Zumper raises $46M to build out its product, hire employees

The Series C funding round will help the San Francisco startup with its in-progress online service for connecting renters to landlords.

Pete Flint: ‘The majority of traditional real estate companies will die’

NEW YORK — Real estate will face a reckoning over the next 10 years as technology finally disrupts the industry in a big way, said the Trulia co-founder …

What exactly are venture capitalists looking for?

The team, burn rates, cash flow, efficiency in the market — these are all things venture capitalists (VCs) look at when separating the good deals from the bad …

‘No commission’ startup Reali raises another $3 million

Reali hopes to entice buyers and sellers by offering “no commission” on transactions, instead charging a “small administration fee.” …

Fresh capital in hand, Lone Wolf names new CEO

Growth and leadership often correlate with one another, and Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies announced news on both fronts today …

Top comments of the week April 11-15

In this whirlwind of a week, our readers’ voices stood out, propelling conversations about basic industry standards, Nate Ellis and his generous soul, how to leave a legacy and things that matter more than your car …