Mega MLS gets boost from AI, team features

Midwest Real Estate Data is set to become the first MLS in the nation to launch artificial intelligence-based compliance and listing input tools from tech startup Restb.ai for its more than 45,000 subscribers.

LionDesk launches text message-based lead conversion assistant

LionDesk has launched a new tech-powered lead qualification tool that will chat with potential homebuyers and sellers via text message.

Buyer’s side commission confusion? Survey shows alarming results

Nearly half of homesellers don’t realize they pay the buyer’s agent commission fee, according to a survey from flat-fee real estate referral service Clever Real Estate.

WATCH: The tech trends that’ll define 2019

Seventy-eight percent of U.S. internet consumers have said that a brand that provides them with personalized content will have a much greater chance at winning their business. This is just one of the facts that eXp Realty’s Scott Petronis and CoreLogic’s Lucie Fortier shared onstage at Inman Connect New York.

Tech, teams and the total cost of competing

On the heels of Inman Connect, I’ve never been more certain that big money is not the solution to simplifying the real estate ecosystem and improving the customer journey. The hostility between industry leaders is escalating.

WATCH: AI is changing the game for consumers, are you ready?

Artificial intelligence assistants are getting smarter and smarter, but these experts say real estate agents should think of them as tools or even employees rather than threats. 

Keller Williams updates Kelle Snaps with team and agent sales numbers

Now Kelle Snaps will also include information related to an agent and his or her team and show how many homes the agent or team has sold in a specific neighborhood over the past year. 

Agents reap the spoils of new technology, not consumers

In real estate, innovations in technology have ignored the consumer. Instead, agents get clever digital marketing tools and backend applications.

What would a bot brokerage agent’s day look like?

The brokerage model is being disrupted by technology that makes it easier for real estate agents to run their own show more efficiently. But could bots — backed by AI, automation and big data — help the big property brands deliver new value to agents?

Lead cultivation tool HelloAlex acquires Botplan for undisclosed sum

Automated lead qualification company HelloAlex announced this week the acquisition of Botplan, a chat tool for engaging online leads.