SmartZip Brings Real Estate Data to the Blockchain with Chainlink

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Through this new Chain Link node, SmartZip can supply their proprietary real estate data including property prices, rental […]. SmartZip is excited to announce that they will join Chainlink’s market-leading decentralized oracle network by launching their own Chainlink node.

SuperWorld teams with Props for selling NFT virtual real estate

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SuperWorld is a the virtual world in augmented reality that allows users to buy and sell virtual real estate, using NFTs. Read More. GamesBeat VB Home Page category-/Online Communities DeanBeat News NFTs nonfungible tokens Props SuperWorld

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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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Real estate, for instance, could see considerable shifts in the coming years. According to FastCompany, the transition to a more data-driven approach to real estate will help “reshape the markets, bringing new investors int… Read More.

Look who’s Arrived: Tech vets launch Seattle real estate startup to crowdfund rental home investing

GeekWire

Another tech-fueled real estate startup has arrived on the scene in Seattle. Real estate vet Joel Mezistrano is also part of the team as CFO. based CrowdStreet is another real estate crowdfunding platform that raised $12 million in November.

Uber vets raise $12.5M for real estate property management startup Doorstead

GeekWire

New funding: Doorstead , a San Francisco real estate property management startup founded by former Uber employees, raised a $12.5 Company background: The 2-year-old startup targets 15 million small real estate investors who own single-family units and need help renting out their space.

Trulia founder, Zillow vets invest in $1.5M round for new real estate startup Instashowing

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Instashowing , a startup with an online real estate tool designed to help agents easily schedule home showings, has raised $1.5 Flint previously founded Trulia, a real estate listings company acquired by Zillow in 2015. (Instashowing screenshot).

Microsoft paves digital twins’ on-ramp for construction, real estate

Venture Beast

Microsoft is moving digital twins from the lab out to the streets. An important step: supporting ontologies for smart building simulation. Read More. AI AR/VR Big Data Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial digital twins smart buildings

Zillow Group real estate rival Compass files for IPO, shows $3.7B in revenue for 2020

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Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in 2019 after cutting the ribbon on the real estate brokerage’s tech center in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Real estate brokerage Compass filed for an IPO on Monday. Real Estate Compass Redfin Zillow

Real estate brokerage Compass to acquire Seattle-based home closing startup Modus

GeekWire

New York-based real estate brokerage and tech company Compass will acquire Modus , a Seattle startup that automates the title and escrow phase of closing on a home. Real Estate Startups acquisition Compass Modus

For just $30, this online training can help you enter the world of real estate

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Elevate your knowledge of real estate with the Ultimate Property and Real Estate Management Training Bundle for $29.99, a 97% savings as of Jan. The world of real estate is certainly appealing to those of us looking to switch careers in 2021.

Zillow Surfing 2.0: Real estate giant uses AI to beef up virtual touring tool

GeekWire

Virtual tours have been key for real estate sites such as Zillow and Redfin during the pandemic. The technology also may help boost Zillow’s growing Zillow Offers home-buying and selling business that aims to streamline real estate transactions.

Real estate software and data analytics company RealPage to be acquired for $10.2 billion

Venture Beast

RealPage, which develops cloud-based software and data analytics for the real estate sector, is to be acquired in a deal worth $10.2 billion. Read More. Big Data Business Cloud Enterprise Mobile category-/Computers & Electronics RealPage Thoma Bravo

With deep roots in Seattle, real estate brokerage Compass reportedly eyes IPO

GeekWire

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin last year after cutting the ribbon on the real estate brokerage’s tech center in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. billion — faces intense competition from two of Seattle’s homegrown real estate powerhouses: Zillow Group and Redfin.

Zillow Group responds to lawsuit filed by Real Estate Exchange, denies antitrust claims

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The news: Seattle-based Zillow Group responded to an antitrust lawsuit filed by Austin-based real estate startup Real Estate Exchange in March that accused Zillow of anticompetitive behavior related to how certain homes are shown on its platform. (Bigstock Photo).

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

GeekWire

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. Startups la haus Pete Flint Real Estate Spencer Rascoff

Saltmine raises $20 million to automate office space design

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AI Big Data Cloud Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur Mobile VB Home Page ai artificial intelligence category-/Real Estate/Real Estate Listings/Commercial Properties Covid-19 funding daily machine learning office space Pandemic real estate Saltmine

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

GeekWire

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.

WeWork shutting down Ballard location in Seattle as it restructures real estate footprint

GeekWire

WeWork is closing its location in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle less than two years after the space opened as the office-sharing company restructures its real estate footprint amid continued fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dive into the real estate world with a $40 course bundle

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Learn more about real estate with the Complete Real Estate Investing: Learn to Fix and Flip, Step-by-Step Bundle , on sale for $39.99 You don't have to be on Selling Sunset to get real estate investment guidance from actual pros.

iBuying ramps up after pandemic pause and despite hot real estate market for sellers

GeekWire

But what we see from Q4 (2020) results is that iBuying is starting to take off, even in the hottest seller’s market in history,” said Rob Hahn, managing partner at real estate consultancy 7DS Associates. ” Real estate tech companies are benefiting from a strong U.S.

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

GeekWire

Zillow Group is resuming its Zillow Offers home-buying business, reflecting the company’s confidence in real estate despite the ongoing global pandemic. Tech Real Estate Zillow(Zillow Photo).

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

GeekWire

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. (Redfin Photo).

Australian real estate company goes all in on public cloud

Computer Weekly

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

Netflix's 'Marriage or Mortgage' perfectly weds real estate and romance

Mashable VR

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the joining of reality TV’s wedding obsession and the internet’s luxury real estate obsession across ten episodes of binge-worthy bliss.

What Should You Expect From Real Estate Technology In 2018?

IT Toolbox

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

GeekWire Awards: Flyhomes CEO Tushar Garg on leading a real estate startup through the pandemic

GeekWire

As 2019 drew to a close, the real estate startup had $141 million in fresh funding to fuel the expansion of its novel home-buying service beyond Seattle to Portland, Boston, and Los Angeles. ” Podcasts Real Estate Startups flyhomes

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

Seattle real estate startup Modus hit with cease-and-desist order by insurance commissioner

GeekWire

Seattle startup Modus is facing a cease-and-desist order from the Washington state insurance commissioner for allegedly violating real estate regulations. The company was recently acquired by Compass, the New York-based real estate giant that filed for an IPO earlier this month.

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

GeekWire

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

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

Mashable VR

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. If Animal Crossing isn't your thing and you'd rather play in the real world, then keep reading.

Death of the HQ? Pandemic hits commercial real estate, but long-term trends still open to debate

GeekWire

Commercial real estate firms, which have their own inherent biases on the topic, remain bullish about employees eventually returning to the office despite increasing vacancy rates over the past quarter. “It will take some time to return to our pre-COVID-19 levels but we are confident of our recovery,” real estate company Broderick Group said in its Q3 report for the Seattle region. ” Real Estate

The Best CRM Solution for Real Estate Agents

IT Toolbox

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

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.

Hover raises $60 million to streamline home inspections with computer vision

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AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Mobile 3D ai artificial intelligence category-/Real Estate/Real Estate Services computer vision funding daily home inspection Hover machine learning models

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

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AI Business Entrepreneur artificial intelligence category-/Business & Industrial category-/Real Estate funding daily machine learning Orchard real estate

Scott Noteboom: Technology Trapped in Real Estate Prison

Data Center Knowledge

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

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

GeekWire

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. Tech Earnings Real Estate Redfin(GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy).

Real estate loan firms turn to CRM specialists

IT Toolbox

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

Trends in the Living Networks

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.

Former AWS real estate managers, accused of taking millions in kickbacks, challenge Amazon’s motives amid FBI investigation

GeekWire

Eleven data center deals are now the subject of a suit by Amazon vs. two former AWS real estate managers and others. The Department of Justice, acting in concert with Amazon, has also seized millions in proceeds related to 11 Virginia real estate deals involving Kirschner and Nelson.

Real estate tech company Porch adds five new directors to board ahead of public stock listing

GeekWire

The real estate technology venture and home improvement marketplace announced plans in July to become publicly traded through a merger that values the Seattle company at $523 million.

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 Seattle-based real estate giant published a report last week showing a “strong” U.S.