Mortgage Blockchain Technology Startup raises

United Kingdom startup Acre Software raised about $6.5 million to apply blockchain technology to the mortgage and insurance application process for advisers, a press release published on April 4 states. Per the release, nearly three-quarters of UK mortgages are facilitated by advisers, and the company aims to help them retain their position by matching the …

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Estate Agents are over overvaluing Homes

United Kingdom – Popular estate agents are overvaluing homes by up to 20 per cent and then charging the highest commission. An analysis of housing agents found that the big ones including Foxtons, Hamptons International and Chancellors are the worst offenders. ESTATE agents who charge the highest commission fees are overvaluing homes by up to …

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What buyers want from a Property Agent

Technology may be aiding home searches, but buyers know they can only go so far before they need a real estate agent. Eighty-seven percent of all buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent and 92 percent among buyers 28 and younger, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ newly released 2019 Home Buyers …

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Why most Real Estate Agents are Women

USA – A little over a year ago, Dani Rosenthal was at a crossroads. After spending more than 10 years working for homeware and apparel companies, she was looking to leave city-life and spend more time in Lake Arrowhead, California, where her family had decades-long roots. She loved architecture and historic renovations, and wanted to …

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Referral agreement between Remax and Redfin

USA – Remax and Redfin recently announced a partnership to swap customer referrals between the two brokerages in the U.S. and Canada through the Redfin Partner Program. In areas where Redfin does not have a major presence, the brokerage will refer customers to approved Partner Agents at other brokerages, including participating REMAX real estate agents. …

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