Real estate

RealMatch’s Almog: why helm changes

Gal Almog, founder of recruitment service and platform provider RealMatch, sent the following to the firm’s affiliate partners. He explained the reasons behind his move to Israel  (a place he’d been commuting to and from anyway) , and the firm’s choice of Jonathan Bulkeley as his replacement as CEO.  As Almog points out, Bulkeley has both digital and newspaper experience,...

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RealtyTrac debuts lead generator MEGA

As yet more evidence of the power of big data for real estate, distressed property giant RealtyTrac just launched its MEGA feature. MEGA enables targeted prospecting for seller agents. RealtyTrac Launches Expanded Lead Generation Platform with Detailed Data on 188 Million U.S. Properties MEGA Download Platform Includes Sale, Loan, Occupancy, Equity, Foreclosure Info; Customers Create Targeted...

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Employer Zillow faces two lawsuits

Zillow, still in the midst of a court battle in which it is accused of fraud by Top Agent Network, is now facing two  California legal battles around its treatment of employees. The first, case no. 01844 , filed Nov. 19 in U.S. District Court, Central District of Calif., accuses the real estate giant of retaliation, infliction of emotional distress, and whistleblower violations against...

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REA taps into new revenue stream, goes video

Australia’s REA Group will soon feature video ads on its leading property portal realestate.com.au. The Group has selected California, U.S.-headquartered video ad tech provider TubeMogul as its advertising software platform. REA will use TubeMogul’s video software on a self-serve basis and also provide a video branding offering to advertisers and agencies, facilitated by its own...

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Navent buys Chile’s Laborum

Navent, a major classifieds company in the real estate and jobs verticals across Latin America, has bought Laborum, a Chilean recruitment platform. According to Navent, the acquisition is aligned with the company’s growth strategy in the region and is a step further to establish stronger leadership in the jobs vertical on the continent. “This way, the company strengthens its regional...

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Nestoria buys FindProperly.co.uk

Lokku, the owner of Nestoria, announced it had acquired FindProperly.co.uk, a site which has been running for just over a year and allows people to search for real estate in London – not just by traditional price and location parameters, but also with ‘big data’ information on commute times, crime rates and air quality. In a final blog post on the site he founded, Peter...

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