Love VR, but hate the headset? Try Ground Control

Radical Galaxy Studio recently launched a tour product for agents who sell new-build condos, residences and apartments from showroom floors. It’s a VR content management system called Ground Control, no VR headset required.

Black Knight announces new productivity mobile app Paragon Connect

Black Knight is one of the real estate industry’s largest players in MLS technology, and this week it announced the launch of Paragon Connect, a companion mobile solution to its Paragon Collaboration Center Consumer Portal.

TopOffer.com eliminates seller-paid commissions by charging buyers

In a new model launched at SXSW, TopOffer.com charges buyers 3 percent commission: 2.5 percent for the company and 0.5 percent to the buyer’s agent.

Take a sneak peek at a new productivity platform — built for small brokers

Austin broker Lara Gabriele is developing HomeWayz, a system to help small brokers compete with the tide of “agent-displacing” third-party products, that will debut at Inman Connect Las Vegas.

Emprove makes home improvement planning easy for agents and their clients

The image-based tool can help users predict the price and scope of renovations and improvement projects with smart graphic breakdowns. Agents can use it to help sway potential buyers and to give value to seller clients.

Want to be a local expert? Try LiveBy’s unique brand of marketing

The local web content provider thrived behind the scenes with brokerage and software partnerships, but now it’s emerging to serve the greater agent market and help real estate agents become the local voice by offering data-driven content marketing models.

Ricoh announces new flagship Theta camera for 360-degree tours

Last week, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation (Ricoh) announced the release of the next version of its popular camera, the 23-megapixel Theta Z1.

OutboundEngine launches new updated lead-gen apps for mobile

The company has smartly evolved into mobile marketing, launching a quasi-omnichannel solution for iOS and Android that will help agents manage their web-wide persona, better vet leads and, as the company stated in a phone call, forget about their deskt…

HAR.com and NTREIS now offering popular app to 73K Realtors for free

The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) and North Texas Real Estate Information Systems (NTREIS) announced Wednesday that its pro-level iOS and Android app will now be available at no additional cost to 38,000 more subscribers of its MLS, making the …

Union Street Media’s omnichannel approach is helping indie brokers beat portals

Social, search, display. This Burlington, Vermont, company helps 500-plus real estate clients engage, nurture and close more buyers and sellers with only 30 employees.