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Articles about how you can use technology to become a better agent.

Will the “Connected Home” Rapidly Disrupt Residential Real Estate?

Technology at the Consumer Electronics Show Aims to Create Smart Houses. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), happening this week in Las Vegas, is an annual gathering of inventors, enthusiasts, and the media to show off the latest in gadgetry. One

Posted in Real Estate News, Real Estate Tech

Emerging Trends in Real Estate for 2015

The Urban Land Institute and Pricewaterhouse Coopers recently released the 2015 edition of “Emerging Trends in Real Estate.” While the report is targeted at real estate investors and developers, residential brokers can learn a great deal from the report’s market

Posted in Real Estate News, Real Estate Tech

Education Industry Can Show Real Estate Brokers How To Approach Technology

Online Education Grows Alongside Online Real Estate Services When was the last time you saw a commercial for an online, for-profit institution? This morning? Right now? The University of Phoenix alone has over 300,000 students, and is the only university

Posted in Real Estate Tech, Tips

Chicago Tribune: Real Estate Industry Still Ripe for Tech Growth

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune highlights how the real estate industry is ripe for tech growth. The article features comments from a vice president at NAR and several tech entrepreneurs. The consensus is that real estate technology growth

Posted in Real Estate Links, Real Estate News, Real Estate Tech

How Big Data Affects Buying and Selling Homes

Yes, Big Data is another buzzword of tech that defines little, just as “Cloud Computing” or “Internet of Things” or “Web 2.0.” Like all of these, it is a mass-market term for a set of principles that have been around

Posted in Real Estate Links, Real Estate Tech

How Valuable is a Real Estate Broker’s Vendor and Affiliate Network?

I recently wrote about a fifteen-year old article on the rise of real estate vendor networks, and how they can add value after the sale. But networks, done right, can also add value before, during, and independently of the sale.

Posted in Real Estate Tech, Tips, Uncategorized

Concierge Services Must Add Real Value to be Worthwhile in Real Estate

Agents and brokers go above and beyond for clients, but there are pros and cons to dropping your client’s children off at school or giving your client a ride to the airport. Agents I’ve talked to, including the agents-cum-software executives

Posted in Real Estate Links, Real Estate Tech

3D Printing: How Can Real Estate Brokers and Agents Use it Today?

A Chinese company recently unveiled homes constructed by a 3D printer. They measure 2100 square feet, are made primarily of poured concrete, and cost about $5,000 to create. Framing, windows, doors, and an interior are added with traditional methods. Nevertheless,

Posted in Real Estate Links, Real Estate Tech

What The Zillow-Trulia Merger Means for Real Estate Brokers and Agents

Zillow is going to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion dollars. The online real estate search giants will combine to form the dominant real estate information presence on the internet. The initial reaction among real estate agents has been negative. Brad

Posted in Real Estate Links, Real Estate News, Real Estate Tech

What Does the Internet Of Things Mean for Real Estate Agents?

Yesterday Intel, Samsung, and a handful of other companies announced the formation of an open non-profit group called the Open Interconnect Consortium, or OIC. The purpose of the group is to create a set of common protocols and standards so

Posted in Property News, Real Estate Tech

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