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America’s biggest brokerage launches new website

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A real estate search portal built by the U.S.’s largest brokerage, NRT LLC, to compete with Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com and generate more online leads is now live in 14 of the brokerage’s 40 markets. HomesForSale.com serves up listings sourced from multiple listing services and features automated home valuations, sold data…

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Why the FTC let Zillow buy Trulia

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Federal antitrust regulators say they decided to allow the nation’s most popular real estate search portal to acquire its closest rival because real estate agents have “numerous” ways to market their services, and that there was “insufficient evidence” that the deal would result in higher advertising costs or hurt innovation….

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Redfin enters 7th new market this year

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Continuing an expansion push launched last year and fueled by a $70.9 million funding round, Redfin has hired the former owner of six Re/Max franchises in the Northeast to head up its operations in New Hampshire. Mark Callahan Mark Callahan, who started his career in real estate more than 25…

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Redfin glides into tech-friendly St. Louis

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Redfin has set up shop in St. Louis, opening the door for buyers and sellers in the area to team up with its tech-fueled real estate agent team, and continuing the discount broker’s aggressive push into new markets. Redfin Regional Director Mark Reitman suggested that St. Louis’ burgeoning tech scene will grease the runway for Redfin…

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