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CoreLogic, Consumer MLS Websites, and Playing to Win

CoreLogic, Consumer MLS Websites, and Playing to Win

CoreLogic is now offering consumer search sites powered by Homes.com to their MLS clients. I honestly don’t get understand why any MLS would spend time and money on a consumer search website. From CoreLogic, Homes.com, or any other provider. My core question is are MLS’ playing…

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More, More, More is Great. Until It’s Not.

More, More, More is Great. Until It’s Not.

It’s no secret online travel Goliath Booking is in a fierce battle with Airbnb to win the minds, hearts, and pocketbooks of travelers around the globe. Booking is now claiming to have more inventory than Airbnb in the “alternative accommodations” market: 5 million compared to 4.85 million….

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Thoughts on Zillow’s Latest Consumer Brand, Out East

Thoughts on Zillow’s Latest Consumer Brand, Out East

Zillow recently launched a new brand, Out East. It’s a portal for the Hamptons, joining Street Easy as a Zillow Group consumer brand on the East coast. It’s the result of their acquisition of Hamptons Real Estate Online (see here), which turned out to be…

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FBS acquires Solid Earth’s Spring software platform

FBS acquires Solid Earth’s Spring software platform

FBS, the creators of the industry-leading Flexmls® System and Spark Platform, announced today the acquisition of Solid Earth’s Spring software platform along with the hiring of the Spring team. Combining the Spring® Portal, the Spark® API, and the Flexmls® System establishes a completely new, powerful platform that puts MLSs, brokers, and agents…

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Closer and Closer to the Transaction

Closer and Closer to the Transaction

Simon Baker shared some of this thoughts on the future of online real estate at the Property Portal Watch conference (video link). Particularly for the startup founders reading, it’s worth a listen/watch.  

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Truepad – Showcasing the “Best Valued Homes”

Truepad – Showcasing the “Best Valued Homes”

I spent some time looking at TruePad, a real estate portal only available in Chicago (Inman coverage here). “Find the best valued homes”. I like it. Unlike the majority of approaches I see (aka search for home in city X), that actually seems like a differentiated value…

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A Few Thoughts on RealEstate.com

A Few Thoughts on RealEstate.com

As a skeptic that millennials need another portal, I said I’d withhold judgement until I saw the product. Yesterday, I had a few minutes to take a look at the new RealEstate.com. It seems the main differentiator is searching by cost. An “All-In Monthly Pricing”…

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Do Millennials Need Their Own Portal?

Do Millennials Need Their Own Portal?

Another portal, targeted at millennials? Will that get adopted? It seems we’re about to find out with Zillow Group’s upcoming launch of RealEstate.com.

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Building Your Own Local Real Estate Portal? Stop and Read This First

Building Your Own Local Real Estate Portal? Stop and Read This First

I am guilty of making every possible mistake someone could make while building a local real estate search portal. If you have a real estate web site or are thinking about building one, I hope this list of lessons learned can save you a few…

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Building a Real Estate Portal?

Building a Real Estate Portal?

I know international entrepreneurs are reading (I’ve met/spoken to a few of you), some of whom are working on real estate portals in various countries. A real estate portal is a fairly defined technology product, which includes: A home page with search Search results & filters Property details…

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