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Home tech in the spotlight at CES 2019
Home tech in the spotlight at CES 2019

The long-running consumer tech trade show CES returns to Las Vegas once again this year, hosting some 180,000 people who come to see the latest technology of all kinds. While the four days of CES feature more than 4,500 exhibiting...

Tech Watch: RealSavvy aims to make it easier for clients, agents to talk
Tech Watch: RealSavvy aims to make it easier for clients, agents to talk

Categories: CRM, Website creation, IDX RealSavvy, which started in 2014 with the goal of making it easier for agents and their clients to communicate, has recently rolled out its newest offering, an interactive CRM tool. It allows clients to let...

Facebook removes certain targeted advertising options amid HUD discrimination complaint
Facebook removes certain targeted advertising options amid HUD discrimination complaint

Facebook recently announced changes it will be making to its advertising tools after the company was accused of potentially enabling housing discrimination on the platform. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a discrimination complaint...

Trulia Neighborhoods launches to provide crowdsourced localized information
Trulia Neighborhoods launches to provide crowdsourced localized information

Trulia is launching a new tool to help buyers, renters and agents learn about an area with their new feature – Trulia Neighborhoods. The new tool, which is available both online and as a mobile app, is a crowdsourced database...

HUD files housing discrimination complaint against Facebook
HUD files housing discrimination complaint against Facebook

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a discrimination complaint against Facebook Aug. 17. HUD claims that the company violated the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers to target or exclude users from certain...

Amazon and Lennar partner to create Alexa-controlled smart homes
Amazon and Lennar partner to create Alexa-controlled smart homes

Amazon and Lennar announced its new partnership to provide Alexa-enabled smart homes in certain markets across the country. Homebuyers can get homes that come with features that can be controlled with Alexa including Wi-Fi, smart locks, doorbells, thermostats and lights....

Agents using Google Maps on their websites could have to pay
Agents using Google Maps on their websites could have to pay

Agents and brokers who are embedding Google Maps into their listings will now have to pay to do so. The Google Maps application programing interface (API) allows agents and brokers to embed maps into listings on their websites. This provides...

Hurdlr targets the real estate world with new focus
Hurdlr targets the real estate world with new focus

Hurdlr, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that helps freelancers monitor expenses, taxes and other back end personal business needs, recently announced a new focus on the real estate industry. It will provide agents with goal-setting features paired with its original income-tracking feature. ...

Is Vero the next social hotspot for agents?
Is Vero the next social hotspot for agents?

Facing growing scrutiny for privacy violations and obfuscating personal posts in favor of advertisers’ paid posts, social networks are being forced to reexamine their ways before they’re abandoned. Some users opt to go social network-free while others go in search...

ShelterZoom’s blockchain-based platform picks up steam around the world. How does it work?
ShelterZoom’s blockchain-based platform picks up steam around the world. How does it work?

Slowly but surely, bitcoin and blockchain — a decentralized ledger that powers the cryptocurrency — have been making inroads in real estate, but a technology company wants to make them the industry standard. ShelterZoom‘s Offer NOW is a blockchain-based system...

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