RealTrends Q32021 BrokerPulse sees brokers still optimistic about the market, wary of competition and wondering when inventory will rise.

2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report

For the study, RealTrends surveyed all the firms on the 2021 RealTrends 500 and Nation’s Best rankings, asking for annual compensation data for the 2020 calendar year.’s Sean Black on the transaction revolution

Real estate is on its third revolution, from the digital revolution of the early 2000s to the information revolution kicked off by Trulia and Zillow to today's transaction revolution.


The RealTrends BrokerSource and HousingWire OpenHouse newsletters deliver twice weekly information on trends, strategies, analysis, people, and news shaping the real estate industry.

AgentMortgageNewsPolitics & MoneyReal EstateTechnologyTrends

Tech roundup: BoomTown, Lone Wolf, and Gateless

The latest technology news roundup from around the real estate industry.

BoomTown joins Facebook’s top provider initiative

Real estate sales and marketing platform BoomTown will participate in Facebook’s Real Estate Top Producers Initiative. The program is the social media giant’s “effort to help agents, brokers, and property management companies confidently choose a partner and technology to aid in their real estate advertising efforts through Facebook and Instagram,” according to a BoomTown news release. 

BoomTown offers real estate agents social media marketing tools and technology such as the abilities to build advertising campaigns through Instagram and Facebook to highlight active listings, promote open houses and showcase successfully sold properties, create custom ads to promote non-listing content and build dynamic pages to re-engage leads and visitors with targeted listings.

Learn more about BoomTown on the company website

Digital Title orders now available to Lone Wolf agents

Starting March 15, real estate agents working with real estate technology software provider Lone Wolf Technologies can submit title orders online. 

The feature allows agents to select their preferred provider and submit orders directly within a transaction using saved information, reducing the time and effort required to order title insurance. Agents can also communicate directly with their title agent within the transaction, keeping all information in one confidential place. 

Lone Wolf is working with First American Title Company and WFG National Title on this offering, and has partnered with title technology providers SoftPro and RamQuest. 

You can learn more about Lone Wolf Technology here.   

Guaranteed Rate launches AI-powered mortgage tech company

Mortgage lending company Guaranteed Rate recently introduced Gateless, a new technology company offering a suite of tools called AI Mortgage that use next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to enhance performance and reduce manual tasks by automating key components of the loan process, such as document review and filing. AI Mortgage substantially increases data accuracy and productivity while eliminating costly key-in errors.

The program is designed to fit seamlessly into an existing loan operating system, significantly reducing the learning curve and eliminating any switching costs. On average, mortgage companies using AI Mortgage take loans from application to full approval 10 days faster, according to Gateless data.

You can learn more about the company on its website.

Most Popular Articles

Where is the housing market headed?

Rising incomes, low interest rates and all other factors, including the balance between families looking for housing and the availability of housing, point towards a continuation of the strong housing market of the last 15 to 18 months.

Oct 18, 2021 By

Latest Articles

Abortion, marijuana laws play a role in relocation decisions

People take the politics of a place into consideration when deciding where to move, but other factors including housing affordability and access to jobs and schools take priority, Redfin study shows

Oct 19, 2021 By