Arizona agent uses real estate marketing skills for activism

Joined by colleagues at his brokerage, Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners, Bill Rosene has leveraged his business network and background to support the grass-roots campaign, such as by mobilizing notaries needed to advance a ballot initiative.

I toured an Opendoor home for sale, and its frictionless tech was a game-changer

If you make it easier to see a home, could you sell it for a higher price? A recent tour of homes in Scottsdale, Arizona, using Opendoor’s app, led me to believe that it’s highly possible.

Homeownership remains as racially divided as it was in 1968: report

Civil rights legislation has not made up for the exclusion of African Americans from federal programs enacted during the Great Depression and after World War II to boost homeownership …

Mulvaney revokes powers of CFPB’s fair lending office

Division tasked with ensuring lenders don’t discriminate based on race, religion, sex and other factors, has been stripped of its enforcement power …

Tenants across America are being exploited by corporate landlords, report finds

Three activist groups claim institutional investors have turned the American dream into a ‘nightmare’ in new report released today …

Redfin expands 1% listing fee to 18 new markets

Half a percent might not seem like much, but Redfin has gotten a lot of mileage out of snipping that from its 1.5 percent list-side commission in some markets. Now the high-tech brokerage, which went public at the end of July, has rolled out this lower…

Will digital middlemen become toll booths for real estate agents?

Tech giants like Zillow Group, Facebook and Google are charging increasing fees for access to a growing share of homebuyers and sellers and tipping the scales in favor of agents and teams who can spend big, invest in technology and operate at lower margins. Smaller agents and big brokerages are under rising pressure to keep up …

New home search tool uses bots to match your style

When homebuyers begin their search, they’re not necessarily thinking most about price, size and bedroom count, said Creed Smith, a Denver-area broker and real estate technologist …

Homes.com now features rentals from Apartment List

Prospective renters perusing popular search portal Homes.com will now come across listings for U.S. rental communities from Apartment List, an online rental marketplace …

Atlanta is now ground zero for iBuyer war

Will iBuyers like Opendoor go mainstream or stay niche? Keep your eye on Atlanta for the answer. The market has became the first where the major iBuyers — Opendoor, OfferPad and Knock — are all going toe to toe, setting up the city to be a battlegrou…