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Realtor.com first to add wildfire risk data to listings, helping consumers

Listings on Realtor.com will now include a fire factor rating from the nonprofit research group First Street Foundation and information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fire Service....
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REX hires lawyer-to-the-stars David Boies to carry on battle with Zillow

Boies, who has represented Al Gore, Harvey Weinstein and failed medical startup Theranos, told Inman he took the case because it's "important to enhancing competition in housing markets."...
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California mansion on the brink of $10M sale destroyed by wildfire

The palatial abode in Laguna Beach was pulverized as strong winds whipped the brush fire through the ritzy Laguna Niguel neighborhood....
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Opendoor’s growth has ‘materially accelerated’: DelPrete

Last year was a record year for Opendoor — and the latest data suggests that 2022 may turn out to be even bigger. Find out more on how the iBuyer is driving growth from data expert Mike DelPrete....
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Homegenius inks partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Owned by parent company Radian, Homegenius will now be put to work by more than 50,000 agents under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand....
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CertifID locks down $12.5M Series A funds for rising wire fraud battle

A number of software companies have taken on the fight against real estate wire fraud, and with a fresh round of Series A funding to the tune of $12.5 million, technology CertifID is even more prepared for battle....
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First rule of housing bubbles? Don’t talk about them, economist warns

Zillow Senior Economist Jeff Tucker is skeptical that a housing bubble is looming, but he worries such talk could hurt future buyers in need of homebuilders to continue producing new inventory....
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Out with the old and in with the new: 22 tips for a business detox

Now is the time to envision your best self, ideal life and thriving business. Rainy Hake Austin offers insights on how to dive into a new way of working....
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Coming this summer, HomeDiary wants to share all of your home’s secrets: Tech Review

HomeDiary is a fully realized home asset tracking solution for homeowners and their agents. Spaces, its clever, easy-to-use room management interface, allows users to set up a layout of custom-labeled room cards...
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You’ve got a real estate web site! Now what do you do?

Real estate agents are local experts. Your web site can help demonstrate that local expertise by capturing search traffic about your area. See how one power user creates hundreds of area pages to dominate search....
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Savvy agents use real estate data to get listing leads

Using available, aggregated real estate data to identify seller motivation, you can target your marketing to the right sellers and get your next listing....
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Don’t let this market kill your database

Fathom Realty's Wendy Forsythe secretly visited local open houses. "This was the first open house secret shopping I had done since pre-pandemic times, and let’s just say... the world has changed."...
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Explore the vast and impactful world of digital transaction technology

Elm Street Academy recently facilitated conversations around this topic by hosting a two-part webinar series featuring industry experts to educate on blockchain, crypto, NFT, Metaverse, bitcoin, DeFi, and Web 3....
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One luxury agent shares 5 tips for managing stress

Operating from a place of fatigue or frustration prevents you from seeing situations with clarity, and this affects everything from your negotiation skills to your capacity for finding creative solutions. So how can you proactively prevent this from ...
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Polly integrated with all 6 primary mortgage insurers

The ability to retrieve quotes from private mortgage insurers helps borrowers assess their options and streamlines the mortgage insurance process for lenders....
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Would student loan forgiveness help young homebuyers? Not necessarily

Forgiving student loan debt would have lots of economic impacts, but one of the most common arguments in the debate over this policy is that it would influence the housing market....
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Redfin economist: The Fed can change its mind

While an abrupt shift in policy isn't expected, Fed Chair Jerome Powell affirms that, "If things come in better than we expect, then we’re prepared to do less" tightening....
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