Thursday, 27 July 2017

Busting inventory myths: Why aren’t there many homes on the market?

Busting inventory myths: Why aren’t there many homes on the market?

Busting Inventory Myths: Why Aren't There Many Homes On The Market?

Ralph McLaughlin With eager homebuyers and their agents plagued by low inventory all over the county, Trulia chief economist Ralph McLaughlin decided to take a closer look at the popular explanations for the problem and bust some inventory myths. As he put it: "Everyone agrees the U.



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Redfin threatened with legal action by former CEO on eve of IPO

Redfin threatened with legal action by former CEO on eve of IPO

Redfin Threatened With Legal Action By Former CEO On Eve Of IPO

Redfin has been threatened with legal action by its former CEO on the eve of its IPO. The high-tech brokerage, which is expected to raise over $100 million when it goes public on Friday, received a letter on July 24 from David Eraker that "asserts a variety of claims" against Redfin director Paul Goodrich and Redfin investor Madrona Venture Group, Redfin disclosed in an updated SEC filing.



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August Home, maker of smart locks, closes $25M in Series C funding

August Home, maker of smart locks, closes $25M in Series C funding

August Home, Maker Of Smart Locks, Closes $25M In Series C Funding

Smart lock provider August Home is gearing up to boost the reach of products that turn smartphones into "a command center for the front door." The startup has closed a $25 million Series C funding round, highlighting the growing adoption of technology that can streamline property showings, including visits by homebuyers unescorted by agents.



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What real estate agents can learn from two tech disruptors

What real estate agents can learn from two tech disruptors

What Real Estate Agents Can Learn From Two Tech Disruptors

Here are three tips from real estate tech disruptors who have built their companies by combining their backgrounds and real estate knowhow.



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8 things homesellers risk when they sell without a real estate agent

8 things homesellers risk when they sell without a real estate agent

8 Things Homesellers Risk When They Sell Without A Real Estate Agent

Selling a home without a real estate agent is like handling your own legal matter. Here are 8 things homesellers risk without an agent.



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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

‘First’ marketing service will now set up appointments with likely sellers

‘First’ marketing service will now set up appointments with likely sellers

'First' Marketing Service Will Now Set Up Appointments With Likely Sellers

Having a sense of which of your contacts might want to list their homes soon is one thing; clinching appointments with these prospective sellers is another. First -- a startup that predicts who in an agent's "sphere of influence" is most likely to transact in the coming months -- is now offering to take this work off an agent's hands.



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Meet Danielle Hale, realtor.com’s new chief economist

Meet Danielle Hale, realtor.com’s new chief economist

Meet Danielle Hale, Realtor.com's New Chief Economist

Danielle Hale Danielle Hale has been an economist researching the housing industry for almost a decade; she was incredibly helpful with shaping Inman's deep dive on the home listing shortage earlier this year as the managing director of housing research for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). So it's perfectly appropriate that she'll be joining a panel on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco to talk about that story and the lack of invent...



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