Articles Tagged with ''Keller Williams''

Class-action lawsuit takes aim at buyer broker compensation rules

Home seller claims NAR, MLS providers have conspired in violation of anti-trust laws
A class-action lawsuit filed last week by a Minnesota home seller is taking aim at the big four multiple listing services that have transformed the real estate business. The suit alleges that the National Association of Realtors has driven up costs to sellers and has stifled competition by requiring brokers to offer buyer broker compensation when listing a property on an MLS site, and it names NAR, Realogy, HomeServices of America, RE/MAX and Keller Williams as the culprits.
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Keller Williams integrates new AI tech from CognitiveScale

Keller Williams is putting increased effort into its AI R&D efforts to improve agent experience
Keller Williams is continuing to add new technologies to help its real estate agents succeed, announcing recently that it is teaming up with CognitiveScale to bolster KW's artificial intelligence infrastructure.
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How much do real estate agents pay for leads?

Will lead generation tech titans soon rule our world?
The lead generation game is changing so fast, with smaller real estate firms struggling to keep up. As we see a future of big tech companies controlling borrower info, how much is this going to cost the real estate agent? And will it be worth it?
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Keller Williams is making huge moves in the tech space

The brokerage is placing all bets on tech to elevate its offerings
Keller Williams is on a mission to beat out Zillow and Redfin, and it plans to use technology to make it happen. The real estate franchisor just acquired SmarterAgent to allow agents to create their own branded apps, and it announced a partnership with an artificial intelligence firm to explore tech solutions. The moves appear to be part of a larger strategy to expand its reach.
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NAR announces winners of Hackathon and Pitch Contest

Which real estate tech startup came away with the win?
The National Association of Realtors and its investment arm, Second Century Ventures, announced the winners of its pitch contest and hackathon. BoxBrownie, an on-demand photo editing service for real estate, won the pitch competition, and KW Labs, the Keller Williams in-house software development arm, won the hackathon at NAR’s first-ever Investment, Opportunity & Innovation Summit in San Francisco.
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Case-Shiller reaction: Will Americans be able to afford homes?

NAR, Genworth, Realtor.com and Keller Willams weigh in
After Tuesday's Case-Shiller report showed a 6.4% increase in home prices, experts in the housing market indicate wage disparities and lacking inventory as critical motivators. Keller Williams Chief Economist Ruben Gonzalez predicts that home prices will continue the upward trend, largely due to consumer demand.
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