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Trulia launches lender co-marketing program for agent advertisers

Trulia is launching a lender co-marketing program today that gives agents the ability to get more bang for the buck out of their ad spend with the portal, by letting mortgage lenders take on some of their expenses in exchange for shared exposure. In ...

Searchable database of remodeling projects tracks costs, home specifications

Porch, a home remodeling site that’s raised more than $33 million, has unveiled new features to make it a stickier destination for homeowners, as it seeks to position itself as more of a resource for buyers, sellers and real estate agents. Taking ...

Over 300 real estate blogging and video ideas to last the rest of your career

Writing is a passion for me, but, as a novelist, my blogging seems to have taken a back seat. A friend and I have been meeting to discuss how we're going to get back to blogging and doing videos regularly ...

The luxury development market is back

With cranes soaring high above in major cities and demand stronger than ever, the luxury segment is back. Learn about the state of this lucrative part of the real estate economy from Nat Bosa, president, Bosa Development; Erin Kennelly, senior director of research, The Mark Company; and Arden Hearing, managing director, Trumark Urban. Jennifer Berman Holt, general manager, Hilton & Hyland, moderates ...

Authorities in no rush to stop ‘adverse possession’ home sales

Dallas city officials say they’re pretty much powerless to stop a man who’s described himself as a “real estate cat burglar” from obtaining homes from poor people under the guise of adverse possession and reselling them to unsuspecting buyers. Douglas ...

Vacant homes attracting squatters

There’s no shortage of listings in scenic Placer County, California, where real estate agent Audrey Baker tells Fox 40 that vacant homes can languish on the market for months — and it’s not unusual for them to attract squatters. Baker ...

Century 21 marketing guru Bev Thorne moves on

Bev Thorne, the mastermind behind Century 21 Real Estate’s multidimensional ad blitz and one of real estate’s most influential leaders, is no longer the Realogy brand’s chief marketing officer. Mike Callaghan, Century 21’s vice president of digital and strategic marketing, confirmed ...

Mobile app provides access to multiple MLSs

Real estate brokers and agents working in markets served by several multiple listing services can dream of the day when their MLSs agree to consolidate or share data with each other. Until that day arrives, brokers and agents who are ...

Inman News producing ‘Luxury Connect’ conference in Bel Air, California

Inman News with media sponsor The Wall Street Journal announced today that it will host a daylong event on Oct. 23 in Bel Air, California, focused on how technology, new business models and innovative strategies are changing the luxury real estate market ...

How to decide which property tour technology is right for you

Every so often, new technology comes along that improves the way we do things, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably noticed Instagram recently introduced Hyperlapse, a free smartphone app that is going to be a game changer for real estate professionals who use audiovisual tools to market their listings ...

MLS will send only the bare bones of listing data to Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com

In a bid to drive more traffic to listing brokerage websites, consumers will soon see only limited listing data when they search for Mid-South homes on Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com and other third-party public portals. In May, Inman News published a guest ...

Building the impossible user experience

Jared Simon, co-founder and chief operating officer of HotelTonight, talks about how the company made the impossible user experience -- same-night mobile booking -- a reality. Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, moderates. ...

Realtor.com operator Move losing chief marketing officer

Move Inc.’s chief marketing officer, Barbara O’Connor, is leaving her post at the end of September for family reasons. “(Barbara) has the full support of the executive team,” Move spokeswoman Christie Wilfley told Inman News. Move, which operates realtor.com under ...

Experienced agents needed on both sides of a distressed property transaction

A complaint I often hear since the housing downturn is how difficult some REO brokers are to deal with. They are unresponsive, unhelpful, uncommunicative and difficult to transact business with. I’ll be the first to agree that some REO agents ...

Realtors get a seat at the drone regulation table

The Federal Aviation Administration has invited the National Association of Realtors to participate in a working group that will provide input on forthcoming regulations of “unmanned aerial systems,” or drones. NAR says it will use the opportunity to “educate FAA ...

Real estate agents can dig up the inside skinny on properties using new service

Real estate agents have plenty of resources for pulling up granular market and neighborhood data on properties. But that information doesn’t always tell a meaningful story about a particular listing. Revaluate wants to help agents do a better job of conveying what it’s like ...

Are you willing to give up selling a house so your voice will be heard?

Responding to last week’s “tweet storm” by Inman News Publisher Brad Inman on loose licensing requirements and incompetent agents, Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Re/Max Executive Realty in Concord, North Carolina, says change won’t happen just because you fuss amongst yourselves. ...

Mobile apps get personal to build stronger client relationships

The days of massively long emails, forced registration to access the MLS and missed voice mails are rapidly fading away. New tools are making communication simpler and more personalized than ever before, provided you know what to do ...

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