Technology Archive

What’s the Future of Real Estate?

In 1991, the National Association of REALTORS® made an “office of the future” video predicting what kinds of space-age technologies would change the home buying and selling process by the year 2000. Jon Coile, broker-owner of Champion Realty in...
August 8, 2014

The Best of CES for Real Estate

LAS VEGAS — It was all about the “Internet of Things” at the 2014 International Consumer Electronic Show, which wrapped up last week in Las Vegas. More than 3,000 exhibitors showed off the latest gadgets and offered a peek...
January 13, 2014

Is That a Drone in Your Bag?

In the not so distant future, drone technology may be part of your real estate toolkit. Chris Anderson, former editor of Wired magazine and author of “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution” (Crown Business, 2012), who presented at the REALTORS®...
November 8, 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

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

Don’t Let Your Reputation—or Your Wallet—Fall Prey to Scam Complaint Site

A Web site of suspicious origin is misusing the REALTOR® trademark in what seems to be an attempt to get money from real estate practitioners. The site, Realtor-complaints.com, supposedly publishes consumer complaints about real estate agents. However, an investigation by...
January 10, 2013

Can Instagram Sell Your Photos?

Okay, I’m looking for an honest answer here: How often do you install an application on your phone without reading the terms of service? If you are like most people, including myself, the answer is probably “all the time.” ...
December 18, 2012

RETSO Preview: Working Toward a Better Syndication Solution

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Brad Nix, producer of RETSO, the event formally known as RE TechSouth, believes that innovation is driven forward by “doers,” the people who are willing to experiment with new technologies and figure...
April 11, 2012

Who Will Win This Decade’s ‘Tech War’?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an article just published on Fast Company magazine’s Web site, technology writer Farhad Manjoo explores what might be the most important issue in business during this decade: Which company will emerge...
October 19, 2011

Beating a Path to Innovation

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Being innovative doesn’t necessarily mean diving into new technologies all the time. It doesn’t mean trying to reinvent the wheel. And it certainly doesn’t mean focusing lots of your energy on something...
August 26, 2011