Real Estate Tech Roundup

Each week, we take a look at the top stories in real estate technology from the past seven days. Here are the latest developments from around the world:

  • Listing feed creator XML2U added UK property portal zoopla.co.uk to the range of portals accepting its feeds. “The addition of zoopla.co.uk means that agents can now, with a single feed, automate the upload of their listings to all the major players in the UK including rightmove.co.uk, findaproperty.com, primelocation.com, globrix.com, home.co.uk, propertylive.co.uk and a host of regional and international portals,” said XML2U spokesperson Corin Ashbee-Waugh.
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  • homesandproperty.co.uk, the The London Evening Standard’s property website, reported a 10 percent month-on-month increase in visitors to a total of 673,987 for February – its highest total since October 2010. The number of enquiries made during the last week of February also increased to 5,310 compared with 4,043 in the last week of January.
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  • Smarter Agent, a US-based provider of real estate search applications for mobile, is now offering to create a personalised mobile app for any Multiple Listing Service. These apps will be branded with the MLS’s name and logo, and offer a one-touch call and one-touch email feature to connect the consumer with the listing agent.
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  • Global real estate agency chain Coldwell Banker launched what is says is the first real estate iAd – an interactive advertising unit within an iPhone or iPad app. “Coldwell Banker is the first of only a handful of brands to be part of the launch of iAd for the iPad, and we’re the first brand to ever feature a full screen iAd banner,” the company says.
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    We are always on the lookout for new developments in real estate technology. Send us your tips and press releases by emailing editor@propertyportalwatch.com.

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