Items Tagged with 'Real estate listings'

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  • Zillow pilots app for self-guided house tours

    Makes headway in iBuying space with app that puts consumers in control
    Zillow is testing a mobile app that enables users to tour a house for sale without the need for agent or an appointment. The app puts the control in the hands of the consumer, and it's part of Zillow's continued effort to make headway in the iBuying space. Tour it Now provides users directions to the property, unlocks the doors when they arrive, and allows them the opportunity to tour the house on their own time.
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  • 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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  • Zillow slapped with $60 million lawsuit over hacked listing of Bel Air mansion

    Seller sues listings giant for negligence after hackers post false sales info
    Zillow Group is facing a $60 million lawsuit for negligence after a listing on its site was hacked last month. The listing – for a $150 million property in Bel Air, California – was hijacked by someone using a Chinese internet protocol address who posted false sales information about the property, which the seller says inflicted damage by dramatically corrupting the listing price.
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  • Real estate listings site Zumper raises $46 million to build instant rental feature

    Plans “Book Now” platform with funding from Axel Springer, Blackstone
    As mellohome CEO Chris Heller recently noted, there’s a race afoot to be the dominant player offering a true one-stop-shop for homebuying. There appears to be a similar sprint happening on the rental side of the business as well. Case in point, rental listings site Zumper is preparing to roll out its own end-to-end platform that will allow renters to instantly rent an apartment or a home through its site.
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  • Redfin now offering 1% listing fee in San Francisco

    Follows nationwide expansion of lower listing fees
    Back in October, Redfin, the online real estate brokerage, lowered its listing fees in many of the markets where it operates, bringing 1% listing fees to markets like Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. One of the markets excluded from the lower listing fees was San Francisco, until now.
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  • Fast-growing local marketplace app letgo expands into real estate listings

    App now allows sale and rental listings
    If you’ve been anywhere near a TV in the last year or so, you’ve probably seen a commercial for letgo, an app that connects sellers to buyers and vice versa. Up to this point, letgo built it fast-growing business on things like electronics, collectibles, clothing, furniture, cars and more. But now, letgo is getting into housing.
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  • Nextdoor expanding real estate listings into new cities

    Will now be available in 18 markets
    Earlier this year, Nextdoor, the neighborhood social network, expanded into real estate by launching a real estate section that featured property listings in the user’s neighborhood and nearby areas. The company initially launched its real estate service in ten major markets, then added five more. And now it's expanding again.
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  • Redfin launches widespread expansion of 1% listing fee

    Rolls out lower listing fee in 18 new markets
    Redfin, the online real estate brokerage, announced Monday that it is launching a widespread expansion of 1% listing fees, bringing the lower fees to 18 new markets. The nationwide rollout follows successful tests of lower listing fees in markets like Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Seattle.
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