Tech Bytes
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Tech Bytes: News from Remine, CubiCasa, Supra, Lone Wolf, more 

New CEO at Remine; CubiCasa adds products; Supra unveils new platform; NNRMLS teams with Lone Wolf; Listing Showcase expands; news from Cloze, Lundy, Vestaplus.

May 4, 2024
6 minutes

Editor's note: Technology is a driving force in real estate. From startups to established players, tech companies are constantly innovating, growing and forging partnerships. Here we highlight some of the latest news about the companies that help power the industry. 

A new CEO for Remine

Joe Kazzoun has taken over as CEO for Remine, bringing decades of real estate tech and operations experience to the platform, which pulls together MLS and consumer data to help agents identify and engage with potential buyers and sellers.

"Joe shares our excitement for Remine's bright future and our desire to create a better MLS that's MLS-owned and puts the real estate agent first," said Emily Chenevert, Board Chair for MLS Technology Holdings, Inc., which owns Remine.

Kazzoun brings more than 25 years of tech and operations experience to the role, from ShowingTime+ and Dotloop to Lone Wolf Technology and brokerages including Coldwell Banker and Keller Williams.

Former Remine CEO Dave Borrillo, meanwhile, is moving back to his previous position at Remine, chief technology officer.

CubiCasa adds two new products

CubiCasa, known for its floor plan technology, is expanding its offerings to include property information details and additional imagery.

The two new products are generated through CubiCasa's existing five-minute scanning process.

The Home Report automatically generates property data, including easy-to-copy room measurements that make MLS data easier. Snapshots allows users to take pictures that are incorporated into the floor plans.

"Whether it's a photographer serving an agent, an inspector serving the buyer, or an agent serving the buyer or seller, we aim to fundamentally improve the way properties are presented and understood, one five-minute smartphone scan at a time," said Jeff Allen, president of CubiCasa, which recently announced that its floor plans are included on an estimated 15% of new listings in the United States.

Supra announces new lockbox plus showing management platform 

Access technology company Supra is rolling out Supra One, an integrated access and showing management platform that includes its next-generation lockbox, known as Invoy.

The new platform, which includes quick and easy user management, lockbox assignment and enhanced reporting,  "represents the most streamlined access management experience in real estate," said Supra President Fayyad Sbaihat. It is currently in limited release, with a broader rollout set for the fall.

The new lockbox, meanwhile, offers a faster open and "Find My Lockbox" technology to make it easier to navigate complex access environments such as condos.

Northern Nevada Regional MLS teams with Lone Wolf to launch mobile app

Members of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS now have access to a new NNRMLS-branded mobile home search app, created in partnership with Lone Wolf Technologies.

The mobile experience, delivered via Lone Wolf's HomeSpotter app, includes intuitive search capabilities and the ability to chat with their agent every step of the way.

"We're thrilled to add this powerful mobile app to our members' toolkits. It gives them the opportunity to access the real estate search process directly from their phone, and the built-in chat function keeps client communication flowing smoothly," said NNRMLS CEO George Pickard.

Top New York-area brokerage to offer ShowingTime+ Listing Showcase

Christie's International Real Estate Group, which covers New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, is teaming up with Zillow to provide its AI-enhanced Listing Showcase experience to sellers.

Listing Showcase elevates "the services our talented agents can offer to clients and providing the interactive media experience home shoppers are looking for," said Ilija Pavlovic, President and CEO of Christie's International Real Estate Group.

In February, Zillow announced it had expanded access to the Listing Showcase feature. The subscription-based tool is now offered nationwide but available to a limited number of agents in each market.

Realtor associations add software to detect listing violations

Vestaplus is bringing its Checkmate listing violation detection software to the Pensacola Association of Realtors, fresh on the heels of a licensing agreement with the Central Wisconsin Board of Realtors.

The move is designed to enhance MLS data accuracy and compliance by presenting listings statuses, including current violations, in a single report.

"Checkmate aligns perfectly with our commitment to excellence," said Charles Michaels, CEO of the Pensacola association.

Lundy builds on MetroList partnership

Voice-enabled property search engine Lundy is giving an upgrade.

Lundy's tech allows home shoppers to search using voice commands — making it easier for all users, and particularly visually impaired shoppers, to find their next home. 

The expanded partnership with MetroList, an MLS serving more than 22,500 members in Northern California, adds more features to the public-facing search portal and is integrated with the backend Rapattoni system used by agents. Consumers will now be able to take advantage of voice-enabled search and natural language capabilities built into the LundyAI Core system.

Agents will also have access to new features, including voice-activated MLS interaction, which allows them to manage listings, save searches and schedule showings using their voice; and hands-free listing management, which enables them to dictate listing details that are then pushed to the MLS. 

"This integration isn't just an enhancement of our platform — it's a significant leap into the future of real estate," said Dave Howe, MetroList CEO.

Tennessee's largest residential real estate company partners with Cloze

Parks | Pilkerton has inked a deal with real estate software provider Cloze

The brokerage firm, with 1,500 agents across its Parks Real Estate and Pilkerton Realtors brands, is the largest residential real estate company in Tennessee. The firm's agents will now have access to the Cloze Platform, which includes lead management, marketing automation and CRM solutions, enhanced by AI. 

Parks | Pilkerton said agent adoption of its previous CRM and marketing tools was low, but felt that Cloze's offerings would be more appealing and increase referrals and conversion rates. Cloze also enables multiple integrations, allowing agents to capture leads from a variety of sources.

"Cloze delivers the proven, mobile-first CRM, marketing, and lead management platform we were looking for, while also fitting easily into the tech stack we already have in place," said Hunter Connelly, CEO of Parks | Pilkerton. "As a result, we're seeing our agents become even more efficient and effective with tools they already use and love."

SaleCORE adds real estate and tech veteran as strategic advisor

Miguel Berger is bringing his nearly four decades of experience in real estate and technology to SaleCORE, where he will serve as strategic advisor of business development.

"I am thrilled to join SaleCORE and contribute to its mission of revolutionizing the real estate industry," Berger said.

Berger's experience includes stints with TrustFunds and Black Knight. He also co-founded Voiceter Pro, a "conversational search" startup.

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