Technology

Redfin closes $608 million takeover of RentPath early
Redfin closes $608 million takeover of RentPath early

RentPath’s sites, which include ApartmentGuide.com, Lovely, Rent.com, and Rentals.com, will continue to operate as normal while their listings are integrated with Redfin.com, a process that is expected to wrap up in 2022.

Becoming a digital earnest money addict
Becoming a digital earnest money addict

“If you haven’t gone digital yet, you should really consider it. Digital earnest money deposits (EMDs) have been around for less than a year, and at first, I was reluctant to jump on board. Why? I am a security freak.” — Anne Ewasko, Chicago Realtor

Boston brokers skeptical of Zillow deal
Boston brokers skeptical of Zillow deal

The news that Zillow is purchasing ShowingTime for $500 million sent shockwaves through the residential real estate industry in February. See what readers had to say in our latest survey.

What do you think about Zillow purchasing ShowingTime?
What do you think about Zillow purchasing ShowingTime?

Will it hurt your business? Concerned about Zillow sharing information? Thinking of adopting ShowingTime or dropping the app altogether? We want to hear what you think about the deal and what it means for brokers. 

What kind of tech are agents using for lead generation? Find out what Boston real estate professionals had to say.
What kind of tech are agents using for lead generation? Find out what Boston real estate professionals had to say.

Are you paying for lead generation? See the top tools readers said they can’t live without.

Tech platforms Boomtown, Sisu integrate to bring productivity tools to agents
Tech platforms Boomtown, Sisu integrate to bring productivity tools to agents

The integration will let BoomTown CRM users create real-time performance leaderboards and motivational tools for productivity.

New automated valuation model introduced by CoreLogic
New automated valuation model introduced by CoreLogic

“In 2020, the appraisal industry saw an immediate need to shift from traditional in-person appraisals to consistently precise and dependable digital valuation tools — a need that continues to grow and has no end in sight.” — Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic

Is private equity-backed real estate tech a game changer?
Is private equity-backed real estate tech a game changer?

Venture capital and lead generation — what does one thing have to do with the other? A lot, for real estate tech firm Propertybase.

Staying safe on social media
Staying safe on social media

The National Association of Realtors and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors are encouraging agents to take a closer look at their social media presence for Realtor Safety Month.

iBuyer activity down 88% in Q2
iBuyer activity down 88% in Q2

The biggest players in the iBuyer market closed up shop at the beginning of the pandemic, and a new report shows the numbers.

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