What agents and their buyers need to know about escalation clauses

An escalation clause can help buyers gain a crucial edge in today’s seller’s market. So, it’s extremely important for buyers agents to know the ins and outs of escalation clauses and how to most effectively craft them for buyers today. It’s also important for buyers agents to adequately educate their buyers on how escalation clauses … Read more

Inman Review: Can Roof take your lead capture to new heights?

Roof is chat automation tool that plugs into brokerage websites to capture and nurture leads with traffic metrics and sharp persona-building. Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Roof AI is a chat-driven marketing automation solution for the real estate industry. Platforms: Browser, … Read more

Will people buy homes sight unseen in a post-pandemic market?

At Inman Connect, realtors Cara Ameer and Gary Gold weighed in on whether they think virtual tours will continue to be enough for homebuyers. We’ve got a full slate of digital and in-real-life events coming up for the best community in real estate. Join us in person in October at Inman Connect Las Vegas and Luxury Connect, and stay … Read more

Crypto in real estate: How new tech may affect contracts, transactions

Shortly after facilitating a transaction with cryptocurrency, Propy CEO Natalia Karayaneva discussed the technology’s future at Inman Connect. The chief executive of a company that facilitates real estate transactions with blockchain networks believes brokers will need to become more familiar with the technology to reach a new type of customer. These tools will be especially … Read more

Ryan Schneider shares the blueprint for Realogy’s digital future

From virtual title closing services and staging to iBuying, Ryan Schneider is banking on Realogy’s ability to lead the real estate industry into the digital age. 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 the day … Read more

Knock CEO: In the future, buying a home will be a lot like using Airbnb

At Inman Connect on Wednesday, Knock CEO Sean Black predicted the transaction process would be as simple as booking a short-term rental. 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 the day today and tomorrow live, … Read more

Whistle while you work: Fulfillment, happiness key to how we work now

Craig Robinson, a board member of investing startup Roofstock, believes work is fundamentally changing, and that represents an opportunity for real estate professionals. 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 the day today and tomorrow … Read more

Opendoor launches in 6 new cities, achieves sales milestone

Seven years after its founding, Opendoor has finally reached a 100,000-transaction milestone, the company announced Tuesday. To celebrate, Opendoor announced its expansion into six new markets — the largest collection of markets the iBuying giant has launched at one time. Megan Meyer Toolson | Credit: LinkedIn “Seven years ago, Opendoor had a goal to simplify … 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

Keller Williams’ president on tech, the future of real estate and that IPO

Keller Williams President Marc King knows the real estate industry is experiencing disruption, but he believes consumers will continue turning to agents as their trusted fiduciaries. Today’s the day: Join us for Inman Connect today to dig into key topics like tomorrow’s forecasts, the key to unlocking new inventory, the “new normal,” and much more. Register now to watch … Read more

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