• MLS stakeholders take on syndication, public sites

    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 10:18 AM

    Discussions focus on ‘The Future of MLS’ By Glenn Roberts Jr., Inman News SAN FRANCISCO — Cameron Paine, CEO for Connecticut Multiple Listing Service Inc., a broker-controlled statewide multiple listing service that launched in February 2007, said smaller MLSs are in danger of becoming irrelevant. And what many MLSs don’t seem to understand — and […]

  • Senate Approved Housing Rescue Package, Real Estate Industry Reacts

    Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:45 AM

    RIS Media The Senate cleared a massive housing bill on Saturday designed to prop up the struggling U.S. housing market and put in place a U.S. backstop for giant mortgage-buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Senate lawmakers approved the bill, which contains billions of dollars in loan guarantees, a tax break for first-time home buyers […]

  • Picture this: More online photos means more interest in home

    Friday, July 11, 2008 9:37 AM

    by: Amy Hoak, Market Watch To sell a home with an Internet listing, it pays to provide pictures — and lots of them, according to a recent study from an e-commerce and online marketing firm that serves the real-estate industry. Compared with listings that had only one photo, those that had 21 or more photos […]

  • Too much exposure can be a bad thing

    Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:44 AM

    How many photos are overkill for a listing? by: Bernice Ross, Inman News Are you marketing your listings with just one picture or are you marketing with 20 or more? Is it possible that too many pictures online is preventing buyers from looking at your property? The research is clear that having only a single […]

  • Bulk of Home Buyers Attracted to Listings with High Photo Count – Point2 Technologies 2008 Study

    Thursday, July 10, 2008 8:51 AM

    Online buyers clicking away from listings with fewer photos – Double the interest and 200 percent jump in leads indicate photos key to help move real estate Saskatoon, SK, and Vancouver, BC, July 10, 2008 – Point2 Technologies Inc. (“Point2”), the real estate industry’s largest independent provider of website and listing syndication software for real […]