Breaking: Zillow sues Compass over poached employees, intellectual property Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:29:20 Zillow on Friday filed two lawsuits against Compass, alleging the tech-enabled brokerage poached its employees as part of an effort to steal its intellectual property.
The suits were filed in Washington state and in federal court, respectively, and argue that Compass lured away three Zillow employees who had signed contracts with non-disclosure and non-compete clauses. read more»
NAR: Sustainability sells Fri, 19 Apr 2019 7:00:54 Eco-friendly home features have broad appeal among consumers and can play a valuable role in real estate marketing, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. read more»
Housing starts declined in March Fri, 19 Apr 2019 5:43:11 Housing starts fell 0.3 percent between February and March and dropped 14.2 percent year-over-year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Housing and Urban Development, released Friday. read more»
The Real Word: Should RE/MAX buy Redfin? Fri, 19 Apr 2019 2:30:34 Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, RE/MAX and Redfin are partnering up, and some think it’s just a matter of time before the bigger brokerage buys Redfin. read more»
Chatbot inventor offers behind-the-scenes look at tech Fri, 19 Apr 2019 2:07:05 Austin, Texas-based inventor Michael Butcher designed a bot originally intended to help restaurants, auto mechanics and nail salons follow up with leads — but it turned into something more when he was asked by a real estate agent friend to develop an iteration that would help pre-qualify buyer and seller leads. Here, Butcher gives us an in-depth look at his brainchild, Nextbot.io. read more»