Why Zillow’s acquisition of ShowingTime ‘flipped the switch’

Homesnap founder Guy Wolcott and ShowingTime President Michael Lane outline how vendors and multiple listing services create a more robust tech and integration experience. The first two days of Inman Connect have been extraordinary, and today will be no exception. It’s not too late to register and catch up. When you do, you’ll plug in to … Read more

Real estate shouldn’t ‘rush back to 2019’ as the pandemic winds down

Industry leaders said Wednesday that real estate, and multiple listing services in particular, have evolved during the pandemic — and will continue to do so in the future. Day 2 of Inman Connect is underway with an all-star lineup, including Opendoor’s Eric Wu, Keller Williams’ Wendy Papasan, and many more. Register now to watch the rest of … Read more

Major MLSs join forces to form ‘Rosetta Stone’ of showing services

The project comes about four months after Zillow announced its acquisition of ShowingTime, turning showing technology into one of the hottest topics in real estate. Four months after Zillow’s acquisition of ShowingTime sparked an intense debate among real estate agents, three major multiple listing services (MLSs) have joined forces to create what they describe as … Read more

Judge to REX: Stop calling NAR, Zillow a ‘cartel’

A judge also denied REX’s request for a preliminary injunction against NAR and Zillow. REX asked for the injunction after arguing that it was the victim of anticompetitive practices. Zillow and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) scored a victory in their legal fight with discount brokerage REX Wednesday when a judge said REX hadn’t … Read more

The New Normal for listings is endless evolution

“The New Normal” is a multistory Inman series exploring what’s returning to normal after the pandemic fades and what will never be the same. Check back tomorrow for a new installment and join us June 15-17 when we take the conversation live at Inman Connect. When Suzanne DesMarais started her real estate career a couple of decades ago, … Read more

Overlooked inventory: 6 ways to find that diamond in the rough

Searching for homes to present to buyers these days can feel a bit like sifting through a pile of rubble in search of a diamond: It’s tedious, and chances of success feel slim. But, inventory can be found anywhere — agents just have to get creative and put a little legwork into unearthing it. It … Read more

A modern add/edit for MLSs, brokers, and agents

The MLS plays a critical role in residential real estate. It offers the widest selection of available homes with transparent pricing, which is the basis for an efficient marketplace. However, the underlying technology that supports the MLS today is outdated. One of the most critical workflows in the entire real estate transaction is listing creation. … Read more

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