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.

Will NAR solicit venture capital funding from 1.3 million Realtors?

Billions of venture capital dollars are pouring into real estate, and the largest real estate trade group in the nation is seeking a bigger slice of the pie.

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.” …