Court upholds dismissal in Zestimate lawsuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a May ruling to dismiss a lawsuit filed against real estate technology giant Zillow.

Zillow sued over Zestimate display: Making sense of the dispute

Real estate giant Zillow Group has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit alleging the company is restraining competition between real estate brokers by making deals with certain brokerages to hide Zillow’s home valuation estimates (“Zestimates”) on the brokerages’ for-sale listings. Whether the suit has legs is yet to be determined, but an antitrust attorney who spoke with Inman about the complaint said he is “not sold” on the claims …

Robots and real estate: Why agents have nothing to fear

A friend of mine sent me an article about robots replacing real estate agents. The article described an Alexa-type object that answered questions about a property at an open house. Cute. A bit of a gimmick that might distract from the home, but cute no…

Robots and real estate: Why agents have nothing to fear

A friend of mine sent me an article about robots replacing real estate agents. The article described an Alexa-type object that answered questions about a property at an open house. Cute. A bit of a gimmick that might distract from the home, but cute no…

Opinion: Is Zillow becoming a brokerage?

Disruption and innovation abound in today’s real estate technology world. With the recent announcement of Zillow Group acquiring transaction management firm dotloop, Zillow continues to be mentioned in headlines — and social media threads — as a thre…

How to educate your home sellers

Chances are your home sellers know very little about marketing, much less about the best way to market their home. After all, that is why they have hired a real estate agent to assist them in selling it. They will need to education from the initial mee…

No one can disrupt our industry without our permission

For a generation, the real estate industry has been focused not on what clients need, which is a better transactional service experience, but with what we need — more leads, more sales, more money. That infatuation has infected every aspect of our industry, from the way we train and hire agents to the way that we’ve built our businesses …

5 technologies that push the boundaries of real estate marketing

If you think about it, homebuyers are obsessed with making the virtual world real. When searching for a home, consumers rank photos and virtual tours as the most valuable assets on a website. Why? Because they are the best tools …

Republic Mortgage rolls out personalized mobile app

My Mortgage allows borrowers to track loan from application to pay offread more