Can the NWMLS Control Online Conversations About Listings?

I linked this up last week on the Twitter account, but the story has been getting enough chit chat online in the last few days that I figure it deserves its own post here. In news first broken by local REALTOR® Marlow Harris, the NWMLS will apparently be adding two new ways to fine their […]

Localism: Still a Wasteland | KOMO: We Want Some of that Action

A little over a year ago ActiveRain (basically a social network for real estate professionals) launched Localism, an attempt at leveraging their nationwide network of real estate salespeople to generate content for thousands of “hyperlocal” city and neighborhood portals, presumably in order to create an attractive platform on which small businesses would spend their advertising […]

Cool New Features on Redfin

For those of you that have been waiting for Redfin to add the NWMLS Cumulative Days on Market to the information displayed on listings, your wait is over. Redfin unveiled a bunch of new features today. Here’s a list of what I’ve noticed so far: Cumulative Days on Market displayed property type now broken down […]

Localism – Hyper Local Real Estate Sales Pitches

ActiveRain, a site that describes itself as “a free online community for real estate professionals designed to help them promote and grow their business,” has launched a new site called Localism. Localism describes itself as the “world’s most complete neighborpedia,” and the front page invites users to “Go Hyper Local!” It is the latest entrant […]

Seattle Gets Another New Real Estate Blog

Apparently Elizabeth Rhodes’ Home Forum Extra blog wasn’t capable of single-handedly satiating the real-estate-hungry readership of the Seattle Times. So, they’re introducing a new real estate blog by Real Estate Editor Cindy Zetts. Lots of people are avidly interested in real estate — buyers and sellers, owners and wannabes, investors and market voyeurs. But it’s […]

Blog Contest Update: Seattle Bubble in Dead Heat

Just a quick update on the blog contest that Seattle Bubble is in over at Metroblogging Seattle. As of this post, it’s a dead heat, with Seattle Bubble trailing by one vote, 924 to 925. Many thanks to everyone who has voted so far, and special thanks to Rain City Guide and Seattle Real Estate […]