Facebook Marketplace now lets you book home services like cleaning, repair and more

Facebook Marketplace will let you book home services through the Facebook app through partnerships with home services startups HomeAdvisor, Handy and Porch.

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Experience what Inman Connect is all about when you join us for Open Connect. A full day to network and learn the latest business-building trends and tactics with over 4,000 top industry pros. With an Open Connect pass, you’ll start your day at Agent C…

Opendoor will now let any builder sell new homes through its ‘trade-up’ program

Opendoor will extend its home trade-up program beyond its pilot program with Lennar to all builders, the iBuyer announced Wednesday. Customers for this program visit a homebuilder office, find a home from a builder that they want to move into right awa…

6 cryptocurrency questions investors should ask real estate agents (and how to answer)

There’s a new way to invest in real estate — cryptocurrency. Some forward-thinking investors have already used the digital currencies, the most famous of which is bitcoin, to buy real estate. Blockchain — the secure, distributed ledger that permanently records crypto transactions — is the underlying technology that enables cryptocurrencies, and it’s playing a growing role in the industry as well.

Roomeze raises $2M for shared housing platform

Shared housing platform Roomeze raised $2 million in a seed funding round, the startup told Inman. Roomeze, launched in 2016 to help renters find roommates and housing at the same time, brought on this first significant influx of funding led by real estate and venture capital firm Gideon Asset Management with participation from Allegiant Real Estate Capital and New York residential real estate firm E&M Associates.

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.

Zillow: Experts predict next recession will hit in 2020

Zillow with the research firm Pulsenomics LLC polled 100 real estate experts and economists about their predictions for the housing market in its quarterly survey in April and May, and this time it included a question about the next recession and its p…

Artificial intelligence startup First.io raises $5 million

First.io, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict when people are going to move, has raised $5 million in Series A funding.

Agent NEO is making voice-activated internet work for agents

Agent NEO is software for real estate agents to use in conjunction with voice-activated internet appliances, such as Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Do real estate agents need to pay attention to cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic in the investing world, and it has introduced people to alternative methods of payment, especially since some online merchants and physical stores accept it. Should real estate agents keep up with developments in cryptocur…