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  • HomeSmart’s new website serves up listings from wherever you go
    HomeNearMe.com is a desktop and mobile site developed in-house that serves up multiple listing service listings from 96 markets nationwide. Users see listings based on proximity, so they can see the properties closest to them without having to search or know addresses.
    Andrea V. Brambila
  • The sacred pact of cooperation between brokers is unraveling
    In the end, broker cooperation becomes less and less important. The listing business, as we know it, will be much smaller. Buyers will compete with institutions, and agents will deliver on-demand service or risk being left out.
    Brad Inman
  • 3D imaging companies say Zillow’s app is not true 3D
    Inman has interacted with imagery from all of these providers, and the three-dimensional spaces created by Matterport and GeoCV do have more features and are more immersive than those produced by Zillow's 3D Home.
    Jim Dalrymple II
  • HUD releases new income limits for housing programs
    According to a primer provided by HUD, eligibility for programs is based on three income levels — extremely low income (less than 30 percent of the median family income), very low (less than 50 percent of the median family income), and low (less than 80 percent of the median family income).
    Marian McPherson
  • Back from the dead: Zillow kickbacks lawsuit returns
    According to the court filing, the plaintiffs made their case in part through the testimony of two anonymous witnesses who used to work for Zillow as a regional sales manager and a sales and operations trainer, respectively.
    Andrea V. Brambila
  • Bloomberg launches luxury listings section
    The section launched Tuesday, and for the next 30 days, it will exclusively feature listings from Sotheby's International Realty.
    Jim Dalrymple II
  • Paul Simon lists Connecticut estate for $13.9M
    In efforts to downsize, iconic musician Paul Simon is looking for someone to buy his Connecticut estate for $13.9 million.
    Veronika Bondarenko
  • Vacasa launches interior design service for rental owners
    Kimberly White, the company's head of interior design services, told Inman that the program has three different service tiers that are flexible enough to accommodate everyone from DIYers to property owners looking for a full service experience.
    Jim Dalrymple II
  • 3 critical areas to organize in your flexible career
    Some of the most successful agents in the world are meticulously organized and have a set schedule that they live by. Here are a few organizational tips and tricks you can use to make the most of your not-so-strictly defined job.
    Gina Castrorao
  • 5 online tools for keeping tabs on your reputation
    Every individual and business should be aware of what is being said about them online — but the internet is so vast, you might need a little help knowing how or where to begin. Here are five online tools every real estate agent can use to monitor their online reputation and keep tabs on any […]
    Jay Thompson