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

MLS company acquires tech to launch new showing service

A company owned by five multiple listing services from different regions of the country has acquired software that will help the MLSs create their own showing service. In a deal that closed Friday, MLS Aligned — founded in 2018 by Arizona Regional MLS, Metro MLS in Wisconsin, MLSListings in Silicon Valley, RMLS in Oregon and UtahRealEstate.com … Read more

The Inman Handbook on real estate’s biggest rivalries

In 1878, a dispute about a hog sparked a legend. The dispute began when Randolph McCoy claimed that Floyd Hatfield had stolen the hog. A trial ensued, but testimony from a witness with ties to both families helped clear Hatfield. Then, two years later, two McCoy’s killed that witness. The hog-stealing incident came amid an … Read more

Showing management startup Instashowing nabs $4M in funding

Showing management startup Instashowing has landed $4 million in a second funding round, the company announced on Thursday. The news comes about two months after the company announced its initial funding round of $1.5 million, which was led by former Trulia CEO Pete Flint, and included participation from other well-known names in the industry like … Read more

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