Top Real Estate Apps

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This post looks at a few of the top real estate apps

Inject your real estate strategy with tons of data for just $30

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Zillow Group CEO Rich Barton on the ‘Great Reshuffling’ and a ‘tectonic shift’ in real estate

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The online real estate giant on Thursday posted better than expected financial results for its second quarter with $768 million in revenue, up 28% year-over-year. ” Fellow Seattle real estate giant Redfin also beat estimates for its quarterly earnings last week as the U.S. Barton said Zillow is well positioned to capitalize not only on the recent real estate tailwinds, but also with the overall shift to digital that is accelerated by the pandemic.

Orchard raises $69 million to develop machine learning for buying and selling homes

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Dreaming of a new home? Zillow’s new ad campaign signals changes in real estate and marketing

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The new campaign from the Seattle-based real estate technology company is also notable as a business indicator. But real estate has been surviving the pains of the pandemic. Real Estate Advertising commercial Housing marketing Zillow

Zillow and Trulia founders invest in Latin America real estate startup La Haus

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Zillow Group co-founder Spencer Rascoff and Trulia co-founder Pete Flint are among the investors in La Haus , a startup aiming to digitize the real estate experience for consumers in Latin America. Flint previously founded Trulia, a real estate listings company acquired by Zillow in 2015. The backing from real estate tech veterans is a vote of confidence for La Haus, which facilitates home buying and selling in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia, as well as Mexico City.

Zillow restarts home-buying business, showing confidence in real estate amid ongoing pandemic

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Zillow Group is resuming its Zillow Offers home-buying business, reflecting the company’s confidence in real estate despite the ongoing global pandemic. Zillow CEO Rich Barton expressed optimism for the future of real estate even though COVID-19 has slowed home sales and leaves the industry with an uncertain future. Tech Real Estate Zillow(Zillow Photo).

Redfin and Zillow resume home-buying businesses in scattered markets, citing real estate rebound

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Seattle-based real restate company Redfin is resuming its RedfinNow home-buying business in four additional markets, the company announced Friday , continuing to power back up a business that was paused because of the coronavirus pandemic. RedfinNow stopped making offers on March 17 as economic uncertainty showed the real estate market taking a turn for the worse. Real Estate home buying home selling Redfin RedfinNow Zillow Zillow Offers(Redfin Photo).

What Should You Expect From Real Estate Technology In 2018?

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Technology is becoming more and more important in the real estate sector, mainly because of having to deal with shifting market conditions or consumer behavior changes that are completely unexpected. Different emerging technology companies appear every single year and are focused on residential and commercial real estate services and products. We can say that the real

Australian real estate company goes all in on public cloud

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Australian real estate marketing company moves systems into the cloud to help it compete during a property boom

Top Tech Tricks to Increase Real Estate Prices

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There aren't too many better examples than the real estate market because homes aren't cheap. One of the biggest benefits of technology is the huge return on your investment by making small changes to the way you currently do things. Let's look at some of the technology revolutionizing the industry

Break into the world of real estate investing with this $25 primer

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TL;DR: Before jumping into investing, take the time to learn more about the business with The Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment Bundle for $25, a 97% savings as of July 24. Say what you want about Tom Nook , but he's one hell of a real estate tycoon (watch out Rich Uncle Pennybags). If Animal Crossing isn't your thing and you'd rather play in the real world, then keep reading. Real Estate Online Learning Mashable Shopping Culture Work Life

Is the office dead? What COVID-19 means for the future of property tech

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Business Commerce Enterprise Entrepreneur category-/Real Estate/Real Estate Listings/Commercial Properties property techWhen lockdowns ease, we will see more variability in when and how offices are used along with increased employee expectations of the workplace. Read More.

The Best CRM Solution for Real Estate Agents

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Like many other industries, real estate can use all the help available, which is why many brokers and agencies are asking the question, “What’s the best CRM solution?” Customer relationship management (CRM) apps have traditionally been designed to make the sales process more efficient. ” With so many choices—Contractually, Wise Agent, and Salesforce.com, to name but a few—it’s

Scott Noteboom: Technology Trapped in Real Estate Prison

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Former Apple and Yahoo data center chief Scott Noteboom spoke at Data Center World on the need to free data center technology from the real estate mind set. Read More. AFCOM Data Center Design Featured

Real estate loan firms turn to CRM specialists

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The fast-expanding world of direct loans is being driven by the withdrawal of banks from a great deal of private lending activity, including to both individuals and small businesses. It’s no surprise that competitor firms are entering the space, bringing the requirement for highly sophisticated CRM processes that can support loan origination plus ongoing monitoring of client loans.

The immense social media opportunity for real estate

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It described how a couple had bought their dream home after finding it on the Facebook page of a real estate agent. The journalist writing the article called me for some comments and included this at the end of the piece: Social-media expert Ross Dawson said Facebook had enormous potential, but many real estate agent’s efforts were “terrible” “They just don’t understand it.

Redfin posts $191M in Q1 revenue; CEO says tech will help real estate giant navigate COVID-19 crisis

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The Seattle real estate company posted its first quarter earnings report on Thursday with $191 million in revenue, up 73% and beating expectations of $178 million. “Real estate commerce has probably virtualized itself more in the past two months than it had in the prior 20 years,” he said in a statement. Tech Earnings Real Estate Redfin(GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy). Redfin is leaning on technology as it adapts amid the global pandemic.

Real estate giant Redfin beats Q2 estimates with $214M in revenue; CEO says ‘we’re inside a tornado’

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Seattle-based real estate company Redfin topped Wall Street estimates for its second quarter earnings , reporting $214 million in revenue, up 8%, and a net loss per share of $0.08. The real estate market is on a roller coaster this year as buying activity slowed due to the pandemic but has rebounded in recent months. The Seattle-based real estate giant published a report last week showing a “strong” U.S. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy).

Porch to go public at $523M valuation in SPAC deal, marking new era for real estate tech company

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Porch, a real estate technology venture and home improvement marketplace that has spent four years quietly renovating its own business, plans to become publicly traded through a merger that values the Seattle company at $523 million. It brings significant innovation to the residential real estate industry by delivering critical home services in a scalable, software-based platform.” Porch’s Seattle headquarters. Porch Photo).

Google Out of Space at 111 8th, Eyes More Manhattan Real Estate

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Just three years after buying one of the largest buildings in Manhattan, Google is apparently running out of office space at 111 8th Avenue and is once again scouting Manhattan real estate. Read More. Google

Jury Acquits Real Estate Developer Rackspace Accused of Fraud

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Litigation over 2007 purchase of former Texas shopping mall far from over. Read More. Rackspace Hosting

Zillow Group CEO Rich Barton on why he’s bullish about real estate despite pandemic

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The Zillow Group CEO expressed optimism for the future of real estate despite a global pandemic that has slowed home sales and leaves the industry with an uncertain future. “One thing we’ve always believed, and confirmed again over the past two months, is real estate is resilient,” Barton said in the letter, co-written with Zillow CFO Allen Parker. ” The Seattle real estate giant posted Q1 revenue of $1.1

How a call to Seattle startup Nexme’s toll-free number led to a seed round worth $500k

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Seattle-based Nexme had launched its minimally viable product (MVP) and its team was working long hours to make improvements to its real estate buying app. Users of the service do not have contracts with specific real estate agents as is required with traditional brokerages.

Get a look at your next home with these 3D real estate tours — Future Blink

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Users can take photos of the home with their camera then, using artificial intelligence, the Matterport app converts the photos into a VR-like experience. Read more. More about Tech , Mashable Video , 3d , Vr Experience , and Future Blink. Tech Mashable Video 3d Vr Experience Future Blink

Facebook buys REI’s new HQ for $367M, expanding Seattle-area footprint beyond 3M square feet

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“Our growth over the last decade is a testament to the thriving community and immense talent pool that has welcomed us with open arms,” Nick Raby, a real estate exec for Facebook, said in a statement today. Tech commercial real estate Facebook REI

Zillow Group to raise nearly $1B through stock and debt offerings to help support real estate business

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The Seattle real estate giant on Wednesday announced pricing for stock and debt offerings that will provide up to $993 million in net proceeds. Zillow beat first quarter earnings expectations last week as CEO Rich Barton expressed optimism for the future of real estate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Zillow Group is looking to inject some cash into its business.

Zillow report sparks talk of ‘mass exodus’ in San Francisco, but other markets not seeing urban flight

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Referencing the report earlier this month, SFGate called the supposed exodus “real” and “historic” as Zillow reported that inventory has risen 96% year over year in the city proper as new listings during the pandemic have flooded the market. The San Francisco skyline.

Zillow rival Opendoor will go public via SPAC; home buying and selling platform valued at $4.8B

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The company makes money on fees, similar to a real estate commission, as well as the difference between what it buys and sells a home for. Tech Opendoor Real Estate Zillow(Opendoor Photo).

Why this Seattle-area startup ditched its physical office — and what it means for the future of work

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commercial real estate industry that saw deal volume sink 79% in May, Bloomberg reported. That could mean reduced real estate needs and expense. Startups Real Estate remote work tagboard wfh

Zillow to allow 90% of employees to work from home indefinitely as pandemic ‘debunks’ old ways

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The new plan was spelled out in a blog post from Dan Spaulding, the Seattle-based real estate company’s chief people officer, in which he said the company always planned to be “responsive to changing conditions.” Real Estate coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic remote work work from home Zillow zillow groupZillow’s downtown Seattle offices in the Russell Investments Center, left, as seen from the nearby Pike Place Market.

Zillow stock spikes after crushing Q2 expectations; CEO says ‘people’s desire for home is resilient’

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Zillow Group flew by analyst expectations for its second quarter revenue as the Seattle real estate giant voiced confidence in the housing market amid the pandemic. “Zillow’s second quarter results are even better than we had hoped, and firm up our belief that powerful tailwinds in both real estate and technology are rapidly converging, with Zillow at the nexus,” Zillow Group co-founder and CEO Rich Barton said in a statement. Tech Real Estate Zillo

JetClosing raises $8.5M as pandemic highlights demand for digital title and escrow service

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JetClosing is part of a growing trend in real estate to shift the homebuying experience online — one that has accelerated due to the global health crisis. Real estate agents using JetClosing can provide real-time notifications and messaging to homebuyers about the progress of a close. JetClosing is one of several startups in the Seattle region building tech for the real estate industry. JetClosing CEO Dan Greenshields. JetClosing Photo).

The future of tech hubs: Why some experts are optimistic, despite pandemic and looming taxes

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But polling and real estate data don’t back up fears that the pandemic will permanently alter the face of these world-class tech hubs. Real estate snapshot. ” Civic Innovation Real Estate cities coronavirus Housing migration pandemic

Redfin CEO says strength of housing market ‘almost feels eerie’ amid economic and health crisis

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The Seattle real estate company laid off 7% of its staff and furloughed hundreds of agents in April as the COVID-19 outbreak began spreading. Tech Real Estate RedfinRedfin CEO Glenn Kelman at the 2018 GeekWire Summit. GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong). It’s been a crazy year for Redfin, to say the least. But now it is bringing back workers and “scrambling to capture demand” for its online brokerage services as the U.S.

Income verification startup The Closing Docs helps property managers during economic crisis

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Startup Spotlight closing docs fintech Real Estate startup spotlightThe Closing Docs co-founders Stephen Arifin (left) and Mark Fiebig. Closing Docs Photos). The pandemic is causing a lot of stress for both renters and landlords. The Closing Docs wants to help. The Seattle startup sells income verification software to property managers, helping them get a better understanding of their tenant’s capacity to pay rent. The company is seeing demand amid the economic crisis.

Elon Musk said he wants to sell all of his homes. 5 just hit the market for $95.5 million.

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million in total, on real estate site Zillow. More about Elon Musk , Real Estate , Tech , and Elon Musk. Elon Musk Real Estate TechLast week, Elon Musk said he wants to sells all of his homes. It looks like he might actually follow through. After tweeting about it in early May, Musk apparently listed two of his properties in Los Angeles, worth $39.5

Boise or Bozeman bound? Redfin CEO predicts big shift to smaller cities as remote work takes hold

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And Seattle-based real estate company Redfin is “preparing for a seismic demographic shift toward smaller cities.” Real Estate coronavirus COVID-19 Glenn Kelman Redfin remote workBoise, Idaho. Flickr Creative Commons via isvend09 ). The rush to crowd into cities to be closer to tech jobs could be a thing of the past in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as more people embrace remote work and flee close quarters.

Heavily funded tech company Magic Leap sued by its Seattle landlord over $52k in unpaid rent

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It could be a sign of things to come in Seattle tech and real estate, as the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic takes hold. Tech Magic Leap Real EstateA notice to pay rent or vacate, posted on the door of Magic Leap’s Seattle office on May 4, as shown in court documents. King County Superior Court Filing). Magic Leap, the once high-flying augmented reality company that raised more than $2.6

Zillow survey forecasts suburban boom as remote workers flee pricey cities in search of bigger homes

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The Seattle real estate tech companies that have spent the past several years reporting on how attractive and hot tech hubs like Seattle, Silicon Valley and elsewhere are have shifted gears during the COVID-19 pandemic. The darlings of the latest real estate projections are secondary cities, the exurbs, bigger homes and more space. Real Estate coronavirus COVID-19 Redfin remote work wfh work from home Zillow

Redfin co-founder sues company for alleged patent infringement over 3D home tour technology

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One of Redfin’s co-founders is suing the high-tech real estate brokerage for patent infringement and intellectual property theft, alleging that the violations handicapped his current startup. Eraker launched Surefield as a real estate technology startup in 2012 after leaving Redfin. The startup ceased development of the costly 3D rendering technology and pivoted to brokering real estate deals at lower-than-typical fees.

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Please Don’t Tell Me Social Media Doesn’t Work

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Zillow Group CEO Rich Barton on the ?great reshuffling,? and why he?s optimistic about it

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Over the past two months, Barton said the data was clear when it came to residential real estate. ” Real Estate Homes Housing Rich Barton ZillowZillow Group CEO Rich Barton says a “great reshuffling” will change where and how people live and work.