Technology Archive

Commercial Broker Uses Drone to Deliver Listing Agreement to Client

You’d probably send a listing agreement to your client by email or give it to them in person. But Russ Russell, CCIM, broker-owner of Russ Russell Commercial Real Estate in Huntsville, Ala., decided to deliver one by drone. In...
June 21, 2016

Video: NAR’s CRT Labs Keeps REALTORS® in Front of Smart Home Technology

As smart-home technology continues to proliferate, the National Association of REALTORS®’ Center for REALTOR® Technology has established a laboratory to test and study the sensors, software and other high-tech systems that are increasingly being used to manage temperature, air quality, security...
June 8, 2016

Former Move Execs Defend Actions In Switch to Zillow

A lot of courtroom drama in Seattle wrapped up this week. Two former realtor.com executives, Errol Samuelson and Curt Beardsley, have been on the stand in King County Superior Court to defend their handling of computer files when they left...
April 27, 2016

Does DIY Apply to Buying a House? Young People Might Think So

One of the side effects of digital communication is it can make people slow to get out from behind their screens to talk to someone face-to-face. Maybe you’ve noticed it with people you know, particularly young people who’ve grown...

8 of the Best Insights from Real Estate Superstars

Over the course of the Inman Connect conference, there have been a number of quotable soundbites from powerhouse speakers from across country. Of course, it’s hard to fit them all into the content we’ve been bringing you from the...
January 28, 2016

Press the ‘Ignore’ Button

In between sessions at the Inman Connect conference in New York, everyone’s on their phones in the hallways. They’re bound to be conducting business in one way or another. If I know real estate people, they’re checking messages, sending...
January 28, 2016

Is Anyone Getting Tech Fatigue?

For a conference that partially serves as a launching pad for new innovations in the real estate industry, there’s a sense at Inman Connect this year that someone needs to push the pause button on the rapid technological shifts...
January 28, 2016

The ‘Facebook Moment’ Is Over

Wherever real estate falls in its transformation to a high-tech industry, it’s somewhere between Facebook and Snapchat. That analogy is meant to point out that Facebook, now so commonly used that it’s considered a basic element of modern life,...
January 26, 2016

7 Tech Game Changers for Your Business

One of the technology industry’s hottest shows wrapped up last week in Las Vegas, where we got a peak at some items that have the potential to drastically change the way real estate professionals do business. From virtual reality...
January 11, 2016

Cyber Crime: Why You’re an Easy Target

With recent headlines focusing on data breaches at big-box retailers such as Home Depot and Target, you may think hackers are only after large-scale businesses. But that’s what scammers want you to think — because then you won’t see...
November 14, 2015