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OJO Labs accelerates AI dominance: First WolfNet, now $45 million in more funding

The role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in real estate has been accelerating. Yesterday, real estate’s natural conversation AI leader OJO Labs of Austin announced $45 million in new funding. To borrow an analogy from advisor Ken Jenny – who once described OJO Labs as a “Ferrari” – AI is about to really take off in our industry as this sports car now has rocket fuel. OJO Labs you might recall, grabbed headlines last fall when it combined with data giant WolfNet of the Twin Cities. Its ‘OJO” AI virtual assistant had already been turning a lot of heads. [...]

By |2019-03-20T16:40:34+00:00March 20th, 2019|Technology|0 Comments

CoreLogic and Homesnap Join Forces on Integration to Matrix

CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Homesnap

Brokers Need to Weaponize to Combat iBuyer

Who is getting to the listing appointment first? Is it a traditional broker the first call for a listing appointment, or do consumers reach out to iBuyer programs like Zillow, Redfin, Keller Williams, Realogy, OpenDoor, Mark Spain, or others first?

By |2019-03-19T09:13:38+00:00March 19th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, Technology|0 Comments

This Website is Not Secure!

Over the last few weeks, we have been researching web traffic for 177 of some of the most productive brokerages in sales volume and sides. While we are still diving deep into the study, there was one stat which gave me grave concern; the number of broker websites which are not secure for a customer to login or to complete a form.

By |2019-03-19T12:44:24+00:00March 19th, 2019|Technology|2 Comments

Inside Real Estate’s kvCORE Platform Adds Robust Business Analytics to Help Real Estate Businesses Drive Bottom Line Results

The latest technology enhancements to kvCORE Platform aligns with successful SaaS platforms in other technologically advanced industries

Canadian Real Estate Association Taps Lone Wolf as National Transaction Management System

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) announced the launch of Lone Wolf’s Instanet TransactionDesk suite as a member benefit for all Canadian REALTORS®, except for Quebec (who is already on the platform).

By |2019-03-14T15:54:24+00:00March 14th, 2019|Broker-Agent Information, Technology|0 Comments

Crye-Leike Website Continues to Garner Top of the Line Industry Awards

Crye-Leike Real Estate Services website (www.crye-leike.com) has received the 2019 Website Quality Certification and Best Internet Lead Management and Response Time award from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a selective global community of more than 565 independent real estate firms.

By |2019-03-14T09:53:04+00:00March 14th, 2019|Press Releases, Technology|0 Comments

Acquisition Hell: The Tech Investment

One company’s success becomes another’s pain. Mergers and acquisitions over the last few years have taken a toll on brokerages and their tech stacks. Finding means to protect highly invested tools is becoming more difficult. Maybe the first place to begin is with the contract.

By |2019-03-12T10:09:22+00:00March 11th, 2019|Technology Evaluation|0 Comments

Stop focusing on GCI and start Focusing on Success-Driven Activities

There is a lot of noise in real estate right now – brokerages are worrying about a host of external factors beyond their controls - Compass and its latest set of acquisitions, whispers of a recession, bad weather keeping buyers away from Open Houses etc. While we always have to keep our eye on the industry and economy, it’s more important to keep your eye on something much closer to home that you CAN control that WILL have a REAL impact on your business. Many brokerages closely watch transaction closings and Gross Commission Income (GCI). Both are very important metrics, [...]