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So far Kevin Hawkins has created 185 blog entries.

How Advanced Technology Can Suffer From Simplification

Writers and reporters must write and serve two masters: accuracy and clarity. With emerging technology, the challenge to balance these is often daunting, and success is uneven.

By |2019-08-22T11:03:38-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Artificial Intelligence, Technology|1 Comment

SmartMLS, Homesnap, and CoreLogic: Understanding BPP’s Massive Growth and its “Groundswell” Marketing Strategy

This week SmartMLS and Homesnap announced deep, advanced integrations between CoreLogic's Matrix multiple listing software system and Homesnap Pro for SmartMLS subscribers. These integrations will enhance the utility of Homesnap Pro in SmartMLS, allowing agents to perform advanced functions directly from their mobile devices.

By |2019-08-13T15:17:15-07:00August 9th, 2019|Broker Public Portal, Press Releases, Technology|0 Comments

What Millennials Want, Don’t Want – New Homebuilder Study Says

Millennials say yes to extra space – patios and garage storage – but say no to wine cellars, golf courses, and pet washing stations. And for please sake, don't show them homes with the only shower stall in the master bath!

By |2019-08-13T15:16:53-07:00August 8th, 2019|Research|0 Comments

Top 10 Issues Impacting the Real Estate Industry: Annual Forecast Reveals

The 1,100 member Counselors released its Top Ten list once again at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference, this year in Austin. The top concern? U.S. infrastructure was identified as the #1 issue impacting real estate.

Real Estate Leaders Are Taking Off the Gloves

The buzz at Connect was that to win, tech startups need to work within the industry, and with the industry, not against it. That's where the investment dollars are going, and after this Connect, I can see why.

OJO Labs adds two heavy hitters to line up: Heller and Karns join the AI leader

OJO Labs announced today that former Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller and Amazon veteran Karen Starns have joined the Artificial Intelligence leader. OJO Labs is growing rapidly far beyond building a world-class management team, adding tens of thousands of new home shoppers who are using its groundbreaking conversational AI assistant - working in tandem with local real estate agents and brokers - to help find the right home.

By |2019-07-24T14:05:06-07:00July 19th, 2019|Artificial Intelligence, Press Releases|0 Comments

The RESO Conference: The Best Bang for Your Buck; Early Bird Discount Ends on Wed July 17th

The early bird registration discount for the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Fall Conference in St Louis September 9-12, 2019 ends this Wednesday, July 17. This is a timely reminder of the remarkable value that one of real estate’s leading nonprofit organizations offers.

By |2019-07-16T08:38:44-07:00July 15th, 2019|Conferences, RESO|0 Comments

Form Simplicity Gets a Major Update, Remains Realtor-Owned

Form Simplicity continues to offer one of the top paperless transaction solutions for agents and brokers. Now there’s more great news for subscribers and those looking to switch to the only industry-owned transaction management solution: one of the best TM programs just got better.

A Glance at America’s Most Prominent Minority Homebuyers

The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is America’s fastest-growing demographic. Sponsored by RE/MAX LLC and Freddie Mac, the “State of Asia America 2018-2019” report by AREAA is packed with insight into a community that too often goes overlooked in the real estate market.

By |2019-07-02T19:12:37-07:00July 1st, 2019|Conferences, Main category, Research|0 Comments

Real Estate Journalists Heading to Austin

Since 1929, the non-profit NAREE has been a place where real estate writers, editors, columnists, authors, and communicators come together to learn, as well as exchange ideas and best practices and get to know one another better.

By |2019-06-11T09:57:54-07:00June 11th, 2019|Conferences, Main category, Marketing|0 Comments

How do you say award-winning AI in real estate? Try OJO

Last week was one for the awards record book for Austin-based OJO Labs, real estate’s leading Artificial Intelligence powerhouse, which includes Twin-Cities-based data giant WolfNet. OJO Labs won...

By |2019-06-04T08:55:47-07:00June 4th, 2019|Clients, Press Releases, Technology|1 Comment