Inman
August 26, 2015

Deliver a ‘closing in a box’ and win $25k

Calling all entrepreneurs! Here is Brad Inman’s offer: $25,000 to the innovator who delivers “closing in a box.” Must be elegant, easy, simple, useful and collaborative. The fully developed application (platform) must have specific functionality. It must be mobile-first; not necessarily in the app store, but designed for handheld devices. Everything must be…
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WFG News
March 5, 2015

How Zillow plans to stay on top: Watch the video

In a lively exchange with Inman Publisher Brad Inman, hear what Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff has to say about how Zillow climbed to the top, and how it intends to stay there. Now that Zillow owns Trulia, it will decide how to price real estate agent advertising not only for…
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WFG News
March 2, 2015

Machine v. Realtor, making DoJ go away, and staying on the right side of the law

Loquacity on machine v. Realtor As I perused Trulia’s 2014 annual report (just posted on the SEC’s website this morning), I was struck by the staggering amount of data the online real estate giant generates and keeps track of. Trulia says it manages “over one terabyte of data on a…
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WFG News
March 2, 2015

What’s really driving KW’s success? Watch the video

Did you know that Keller Williams’ new CEO, Chris Heller, got his real estate license at age 21, and sold more than 100 homes a year for 18 consecutive years? At Real Estate Connect New York City, Heller sat down with Brad Inman and talked about how the KW business…
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WFG News
February 27, 2015

How Realogy will tackle challenges facing the industry: Watch the video

Over 18 years, Realogy Chairman, CEO and President Richard Smith helped build the world’s largest franchise real estate enterprise, which includes brands like Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Commercial, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty. Realogy is also the home of the nation’s…
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WFG News
February 27, 2015

‘What the hell does Zillow mean?’ Watch the video

“What the hell does Zillow mean?” News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch famously said when asked at Real Estate Connect New York City whether “realtor.com” remains relevant. “We know what Realtor means.” Pop some popcorn and clear your schedule for the next half hour — News Corp. owns realtor.com operator Move…
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WFG News
February 4, 2015

Raising the real estate bar

Since Inman Select was launched less than three months ago, Inman readership has grown 72 percent, visits are up 43 percent, page views are up 60 percent, story comments have increased dramatically, and time on the site has increased 29 percent. Measured by group sales, as many as 323,000 real…
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WFG News
February 3, 2015

Shout out to the FTC, and the listings chess game

This is chess, not checkers Lots of very smart people are scrambling to figure out the changing dynamics of online real estate listings and advertising. The end of the ListHub deal with Zillow has muddled the situation as Z furiously cuts deals with individual MLSs as the clock runs out…
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WFG News
January 26, 2015

Welcome to a snowy New York City

Many moons ago, before Google was a verb, the powerful search engine’s co-founder, Larry Page, spoke at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. At the time, I overheard a wary, old-school real estate broker in the back of the room grumble, “Who is this guy?” When Connect was in its…
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