Technology Archive

VIDEO: Are You Modern to the Minute?

Why bus-bench ads don’t work anymore: They can be easily obscured — by a sleeping homeless man. Why real estate refrigerator magnets are fruitless: They end up in the junkyard, still clinging to outdated and discarded kitchen appliances. Those...
November 13, 2013

At REBarCamp, Chaos is Constructive

Organized by volunteers, Real Estate Bar Camp is a completely unstructured day of sessions led by anyone who steps up — on any topic. Here’s how it works: REBarCamp attendees volunteer to lead a session on whatever topic is...
November 7, 2013

What NAR’s Big Data Initiative is All About

Q&A with NAR’s new data analytics chief, Todd Carpenter NAR this week announced the launch of a division to analyze large amounts of NAR and other data to help members make better business decisions. The new division is called...
October 22, 2013

Help Your Clients Take the Next Step

When Michele Serro, an opera singer with a background in design, had a lackluster experience purchasing her first apartment in New York five years ago, her life mission became clear: Make home-buying human. “I didn’t feel like there were...
August 19, 2013

NAR: Enough is Enough with Patent Trolls

Patent trolls have been a growing problem for all types of businesses, and real estate companies haven’t been spared. Recently, a patent troll sent thousands of letters through several affiliated legal entities to brokerages and other companies threatening lawsuits...
July 17, 2013

Real Estate Connect, Day 2: The Success of New School Meets Old School

“Change doesn’t happen without conflict,” said Brad Inman as he kicked off Day 2 of Real Estate Connect.  And it was on this day that the continuing evolution of mobile technology and social media — and its infusion into...
July 12, 2013

Real Estate Connect, Day 1: Your Customers Feel Empowered, So Should You

Empowerment was the name of the game for Day 1 of Inman News’ Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. Consumer empowerment; technological empowerment and access; and the broker and agent DIY ethos were all on full display. Hear It...
July 11, 2013

Seeking ‘Best of the Web’ Recommendations

Do you have a well-equipped arsenal of apps helping you work more efficiently? Are there real estate websites and blogs you read to stay up-to-date on news and trends? Are you using social networks in a new or creative...
July 11, 2013

MLSs See Gains in Efforts to Protect Data

Recent court cases are giving REALTORS® reason to be optimistic in their efforts to curb the unauthorized use of their MLS data. Two weeks ago the Key West Association of REALTORS® scored a major victory when a U.S. district...
June 19, 2013

Beware of Patent Troll

By Katie Johnson You’ve got options if a licensing agent demands a fee for scanning and e-mailing document. [JULY 1, 2013, UPDATE: The patent owner described in this article, MPHJ, is taking a break from its patent licensing campaign....
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June 4, 2013