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  • Coldwell Banker Bain’s first Global Luxury office to open in Bellevue

    Jun 14, 2018
    Due to open on July 1, the brokerage will have its own state-of-the-art retail space in the upmarket Bellevue Lincoln Square shopping center and be aptly named Coldwell Banker Bain Lincoln Square. 
  • Inside Zillow’s Instant Offers expansion

    Jun 14, 2018
    Zillow is launching its direct-to-consumer homebuying service in Las Vegas Wednesday after strong demand in Phoenix, its first market. And local agents are sharing in the success.
  • The Phoenix iBuyer Report: featuring Zillow as iBuyer

    Jun 14, 2018
    How much traction will Zillow get in the market, and will it be able to hit its stated assumptions? These are the questions that will be answered in Mike DelPrete's new Phoenix iBuyer Report: the definitive source of data for iBuyers (Opendoor, OfferPad and Zillow) in their biggest market, Phoenix. 
  • Opendoor rivals don’t fear Silicon Valley upstart’s $325M round

    Jun 14, 2018
    Opendoor's competitors are optimistic that the company's massive $325 million funding round shows confidence and interest in their industry from investors.
  • Map visualization tool SightMap offers renters a better way to apartment hunt

    Jun 14, 2018
    Engrain, a data visualization software company based in Denver, Colorado, released a new version of SightMaps, which empowers users to create and publish web-based, unit-by-unit and site plan maps of apartment properties and office spaces, for potential use in internet listing sites, such as Zillow and realtor.com.
  • 8 outdoor trends homebuyers can’t help but love

    Jun 14, 2018
    As with staging any other part of your listing, you need to make sure the outdoors are on trend and meet buyers’ wants and needs. Here are eight outdoor trends buyers love.
  • 5 ways to maximize focus on income-producing activities

    Jun 14, 2018
    Real estate is an incredibly demanding, always-on career. There is a need and an expectation to immediately respond to every email, text, phone call and social media post. And while it’s great to be dedicated and hardworking, it can be easy to fall into the trap of what I call “reactive mode.”
  • Why built-to-rent homes are booming

    Jun 14, 2018
    In recent years, institutional investors (defined as those owning more than 10 properties), started buying newly built homes following a long hiatus after the foreclosure flood ended five years ago. Instead of buying bargain basement homes, many of these real estate investment trusts and private equity funds are buying properties purpose-built as rentals.
  • The trinity of capital, passion and brains is rocking real estate

    Jun 14, 2018
    As I was sitting in the speaker’s room backstage at the recent Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice hearing on competitiveness in the real estate industry, I could not get a particular question out of my head: Does any of this even matter?
  • The reason this wealthy Connecticut town banned for-sale signs might surprise you

    Jun 13, 2018
    If you're a real estate agent in New Canaan, Connecticut, tough luck putting up for-sale signs in front of a listing — the city just banned them from the area entirely.
  • Zillow’s new presidents and promotions show it’s serious about Instant Offers

    Jun 13, 2018
    Zillow has appointed Jeremy Wacksman as its first president and Arik Prawer as president of its Homes division, both in key roles overseeing the growth of Zillow Instant Offers, the portal's year-old program to give homesellers an instant cash offer on their home, which they can accept or refuse in favor of listing on the open market with a Zillow Premier Agent.
  • Inman Announces Another 16 Sponsors for ICSF18

    Jun 13, 2018
    Inman Group announced 16 additional companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 - 20, 2018. Inman Connect is a semi-annual event that attracts more than 7,000 of the top performers and leaders in real estate to network, deal make and learn what’s next.
  • Arkansas judge dismisses Beverly Carter wrongful death lawsuit

    Jun 13, 2018
    An Arkansas judge on Thursday dismissed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit filed by the family of slain Realtor Beverly Carter against Crye-Leike Real Estate, the company the agent worked for when she was brutally murdered while showing a home in 2014.
  • ‘Skip all the stress and uncertainty’: Check out Opendoor’s new video ads

    Jun 13, 2018
    Opendoor is launching a new ad campaign featuring absurdist-style videos about how hard it is to sell a home the traditional way — with a real estate agent.
  • Former brokerage sues Zillow for patent infringement

    Jun 13, 2018
    A company called Corus Realty Holdings has filed a federal lawsuit against Zillow Group and two of its subsidiaries, Zillow and Trulia, alleging patent infringement.