Inman
August 26, 2015

Echovate gives brokers crystal ball for hiring process

Takeaways: Echovate helps smaller businesses identify the best personality fits for a position. Companies that deploy Echovate’s solution select from a monthly program ranging from $349 to $649, depending on how many locations the company has. A typical question may ask a respondent if he cleans his desk before he…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Agents grieve loss of many Trulia reviews in Zillow profile consolidation

Takeaways: Zillow has removed many Trulia reviews in consolidating Zillow and Trulia agent profiles. The listing portal says it removed Trulia reviews because they didn’t meet its review requirements. Zillow has integrated Zillow and Trulia advertising, and profile integration should benefit agents in the long run. Carl Medford, a San Francisco Bay…
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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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Inman
August 26, 2015

Busivid makes real estate video easy and professional for agents

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Get a full week’s worth of real estate tech reviews delivered straight to your inbox! Takeaways: Agents who effectively leverage video will win more business. Video can be used to market listings,…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Russ Perna: ‘I’d like to see the whole industry working together to make transactions smooth, easy and transparent’

Russ Perna is the Senior Software Architect for Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. What’s your favorite part of what you do? I really enjoy the challenge of programming. In many ways, my job is to come up with things that shouldn’t be able to work and then find a…
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Inman
March 17, 2015

Real estate websites will soon be hosting ‘virtual open houses’

Real estate brokers and agentsreel in many of their online leads by offering features likehome valuation and listing search tools on their websites, often gating such tools behind registration forms. Now there’s another lead-capture feature in the works that may begin popping up on real estate websites later this year:virtual…
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Inman
March 17, 2015

Heat map reveals where homebuyers only making minimum down payments

Homebuyers in high-priced markets tend to make bigger down payments than buyers in more affordable areas, and it’s not just because the homes they are buying are pricier — it’s because they are putting enough down to avoid requirements that they take out private mortgage insurance. A RealtyTrac analysis of…
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Inman
March 17, 2015

Marketing automation with Marketo can mean big business for real estate firms

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert?Email Craig Rowe. Get a full week’s worth of real estate tech reviews delivered straight to your inbox! The pitch Real estate agents need to look outside of the industry for ways to automate business…
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Inman
March 16, 2015

NAR-backed moving app, Updater, now talks to zipForm

Integration of electronic form-filling technology zipForm Plus and the change-of-address app Updater is now live, making it easier for agents who use zipForm to invite clients to use Updater to simplify chores associated with moving like transferring utilities, forwarding mail, and updating their accounts and records. Implementation of a partnership…
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Inman
March 16, 2015

How to think like a hacker: Watch the video

If you associate Boston Virtual Imagings founder, Matt Murphy, with drones, youve only got part of the picture. Murphys also a hacker, working to automate some of real estates more challenging workflows. Hes the founder of KnocKey, a startup thats building an Internet-connected keyless entry system. Hear Murphys take on…
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