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  • Two real estate agents caught behaving badly

    Two different towns, same alleged rental scam
    In the first case, a Missouri City, Texas-based "realtor" tried to rent out a home they didn't own. And in the second case, out in the Hamptons, and while the real estate agent is real, the rental scam is pretty much the same.
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  • Real estate technology company Homesnap secures $14 million in funding

    Money will be used to boost offerings for real estate agents
    Homesnap, a real estate technology company that provides a mobile productivity app and marketing platform for real estate brokers, agents and clients, announced this week that it plans to grow its offerings thanks to $14 million in new funding. The new investment brings the total capital raised by Homesnap to more than $32 million.
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  • loanDepot unveils ambitions to expand beyond lending into entire real estate transaction

    Wants to connect approved homebuyers with real estate agents
    loanDepot is already one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, but now, the company wants to become a much larger part of the home buying process. On Tuesday, loanDepot unveiled an ambitious new plan that will see the lender expand beyond simply lending a borrower the money to buy a home into facilitating the entire real estate transaction.
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  • Homebuyers want online mortgage resources, but still prefer a personal touch

    Here’s what real estate professionals need to do to stay competitive
    Homeowners who recently took out their mortgage agreed real estate professionals and other personal interactions were the most influential in their decisions when taking out a mortgage, a survey from Fannie Mae showed. The mortgage giant explained what real estate agents must do to stay competitive in the transforming market.
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  • After finding success in U.K., flat-fee real estate agency Purplebricks debuts in U.S.

    “Next-generation” agency launching in Los Angeles
    Purplebricks, which bills itself as “next-generation” real estate agency, is launching in the U.S. after building successful businesses in the United Kingdom and Australia. The company, which offers a flat fee for home sellers along with other technological advances, will roll out its service in the Los Angeles market first.
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  • Amitree, maker of real estate email software Folio, raises $7 million to fund growth

    Folio software used in approximately 5% of real estate deals
    Folio, a Google Chrome extension that helps real estate agents manage all parts of a real estate deal from within their email, is currently used in approximately 5% of the nation’s real estate deals. But that percentage could soon grow, as the Amitree, the company that makes Folio, recently raised more than $7 million to fund the company’s growth.
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  • HomeLight raises $40 million to help connect home sellers to real estate agents

    Company reports revenue growth of nearly 500% in last year
    HomeLight, a company that uses data and technology to connect home sellers with real estate agents, announced this week that it raised $40 million to substantially grow its business. The company claims that as a result of its service, sellers who use its service sell their homes 29 days faster than average. Additionally, the company says that homes sold through HomeLight sell for 3.5% more than the industry average.
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  • Fidelity National Financial acquires Real Geeks

    Adds CRM provider for “elite” real estate agents
    It seems that late July is a time to deal making, at least when it comes to Fidelity National Financial. Nearly one year ago to the day, Fidelity, the nation’s largest title insurance company, announced that it acquired Commissions, Inc., a provider of web-based real estate marketing and CRM software for real estate agents. And Tuesday, just one day shy of the one-year anniversary of the Commissions, Inc. deal, Fidelity announced that it acquired another real estate marketing and CRM provider, Real Geeks.
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  • Why a career in real estate is the perfect fit for many Millennials

    Understand social platforms better than any other generation
    Social media platforms keep us connected with family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances on a daily basis. And Millennials understand these platforms better than any other generation. But the online aspect isn't the only reason real estate is an attractive career for the younger generation. In many ways, this type of career is one that many young people will find enjoyable, rewarding, and —perhaps most important to this generation — meaningful.
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