5 things real estate agents can do now to prepare for 2017

We are just now getting into the holiday season, and I know a lot of real estate agents want to relax, rest and sort of “glide” through the end of the year. They might have hit their commission numbers, and they know that the market tends to slow as people prepare for the holidays and family time …

Zillow settles class action labor lawsuit for $6M

A fair labor law case against Zillow that originally arose two years ago, Ian Freeman vs. Zillow, Inc., has come full circle. On Monday, the real estate company announced through an SEC filing that it will settle what became a class action suit in the …

Podcast: A survey of how agents are gauging the 2017 market (part 2)

In this episode, we’re picking up where we left off with an in-depth discussion of the national agent survey we recently completed and an in-depth focus on some of the issues affecting real estate agents today …

Zillow’s 6 predictions for the 2017 housing market under Trump

Speculation from the real estate giant brought up the potential effect of Trump’s hard-line immigration plans on construction industry labor …

Zillow develops ‘neural network’ to identify spaces like humans would

Zillow is building its own version of human intelligence into its listings and online valuation tool, the Zestimate — dubbed a “neural network,” it will allow machines to identify such niceties as the type of cabinet and countertops used in the kitche…

Zillow brings property video tours to rental listings

Real estate agents have added tens of thousands of walkthrough videos to Zillow for-sale listings since the property search site rolled out a video option in February. Now the listing portal has carved out space for property clips on rental listings …

Zillow and realtor.com to set off marketing revolution

Real estate broker Kendyl Young uses 3-D home tours to bring her listings to life. She also uploads videos of her listings to Zillow, boosting their exposure on the property search site …

How AI will take over election predictions — and home valuations

Who will win the presidential election tomorrow? Artificial intelligence (AI) is not only transforming how we predict elections, but it is also dramatically transforming how you’ll price houses in the future …

NAR lifts ban on Zillow Group at annual conference

ORLANDO — The expo hall of the National Association of Realtors’ annual conference this week had a surprising sponsor: Zillow Group …