Rethink Launches a New Property Data Tool to Power Commercial Real Estate Deals

Rethink | July 02, 2020

Rethink, the leading provider of commercial real estate dealmaking technology, today announced the release of Rethink Intelligence. The new solution integrates data on more than 8.5 million commercial properties with the company's deal management solution, Rethink Core. "Losing a deal can happen for many reasons, but two of the most common are well within brokers' control: A breakdown in process that causes a critical task to fall through the cracks or a lack of data," said Rethink CEO Vijay Mehra. "By integrating Rethink's deal management solution with Rethink Intelligence, we can help brokers cover both bases and close more deals."

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It’s not often that you come across a real estate brand where the founder is still president and 100-percent involved in making decisions to fulfill a vision of providing real estate service of the highest quality in the industry. In fact, it’s completely rare. But for Engel & Völkers, it’s a reality, as Co-CEO and Founder Christian Völkers’ unwavering leadership and dedication have enabled the firm to capitalize on its solid Hamburg, Germany roots and continue to expand throughout the world and into North America.

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It’s not often that you come across a real estate brand where the founder is still president and 100-percent involved in making decisions to fulfill a vision of providing real estate service of the highest quality in the industry. In fact, it’s completely rare. But for Engel & Völkers, it’s a reality, as Co-CEO and Founder Christian Völkers’ unwavering leadership and dedication have enabled the firm to capitalize on its solid Hamburg, Germany roots and continue to expand throughout the world and into North America.

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Intero | June 21, 2022

Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., is pleased to announce eleven agents have been named in the annual Top 250 Latino Agents Report by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). The Top 250 Latino Agents Report recognizes outstanding Latino real estate agents and teams from around the country. This year’s report includes rankings of the top 250 agents and teams by volume, and the top agents and teams in their respective regions, representing more than $13.8 billion in combined sales volume in 2021. We are proud of Ricardo Artega, Juan Barragan, Erika Carrasco, Hugo de Hoyos, Todd Fernandes, Joseph Gonzales, Rebecca Johnson, Teresa Navarro, Julio Orozco, Carlos Padilla, and Denise Villeneuve. Every one of our agents brings a unique story of personal determination and commitment, exemplifying true professionalism in making homeownership a reality for others and carrying out NAHREP’s mission.” Brian Crane, CEO of Intero Established in 2002, Intero is deeply rooted in the Bay Area’s diverse culture and social change. “I consider it an honor and privilege to be a part of my client's homeownership journey here in the Bay Area,” said Carlos Padilla, Intero Los Altos Agent and Member of Intero’s Hall of Fame. “And I’m proud to be their trusted advisor along the way—not only at the time of purchase, but also beyond.” In its eleventh year of publication, the report recognizes agents whose hard work and dedication have led them to close an outstanding number of transactions to increase the rate of sustainable Hispanic homeownership in communities across the country. The listing of the Top 250 Latino Agents in America is compiled through broker affirmed self-nomination and recognizes the nation’s most successful agents and brokers for their residential real estate transactions. AboutIntero Intero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc., serves Northern California and Nevada with 23 offices throughout the greater Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Calaveras County, Western Nevada, and the Greater Lake Tahoe Region. The Intero Franchise network comprises 35 affiliates located in California, Nevada, Tennessee, and Texas. The company is headquartered in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley.

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Realtor.com Seller's Marketplace Adds Four New Selling Options

Realtor.com | May 11, 2022

Realtor.com announced the expansion of its Seller's Marketplace, adding four new selling options and expanding its reach throughout the U.S. Seller's Marketplace presents homeowners with information about more selling options than any other real estate search site, allowing them to compare information and choose the option that works best for them. Seller's Marketplace has grown traffic by more than 300% year-over-year for Q3 while providing highly qualified leads to our industry partners and agents. In addition to the 5 seller offerings already available from companies such as EasyKnock, HomeGo (New Western Company), Knock and WeBuyHouses.com, as well as listing with an agent, homeowners can now view selling options from Flyhomes, Orchard, Reali and Swift Home Solutions. With just a few clicks, homeowners can see which of these are available in their area and compare estimates for sale price, timeline, and more with no upfront cost or commitment. Since launching in 2020, Seller's Marketplace has had tremendous momentum and we're proud to add more great selling options to help homeowners understand all the different ways to sell a home. We want to empower homeowners to take control of their home sale and be able to compare more options than ever before – all in one place." Marissa Mierow, vice president of product, Realtor.com Seller's Marketplace now includes: List on the open market with an agent Buy Now, Sell Later Sell with Ease Sell Now, Move Later Sell in Any Condition In today's competitive housing market, alternative selling and financing solutions have gained popularity as ways to sell a home quickly, compete and win in bidding wars, unlock home equity, and even provide flexibility for tricky circumstances. Realtor.com is the only national home search site that lets people compare different selling options and empowers them to find the right fit with just a few clicks. Real estate agents also continue to benefit from Seller's Marketplace through many of the solutions offered by Seller's Marketplace providers as well as from referrals from the Realtor.com network. "Everyone's situation is different and Realtor.com wants to provide important information and connect homeowners with providers in the financing and selling spaces, so that they can weigh their options and make the best decision for themselves and their families," added Mierow. About Realtor.com Realtor.com makes buying, selling, renting and living in homes easier and more rewarding for everyone. Realtor.com pioneered the world of digital real estate more than 25 years ago, and today through its website and mobile apps offers a marketplace where people can learn about their options, trust in the transparency of information provided to them, and get services and resources that are personalized to their needs. Using proprietary data science and machine learning technology, Realtor.com pairs buyers and sellers with local agents in their market, helping take the guesswork out of buying and selling a home. For professionals, Realtor.com is a trusted provider of consumer connections and branding solutions that help them succeed in today's on-demand world. Realtor.com is operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc.

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Dibbs Opens Construction Bidding App to Massachusetts to Disrupt the Construction Industry

Dibbs | May 17, 2022

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