Will Technology Eliminate the Need for Real Estate Agents?

0, a new free service that enables people buy and sell houses online without a real estate agent caught the attention of many real estate agents. Kathy Dryden, the founder who used to be a real estate agent herself explains how Allre works on video posted below.

More choices is usually good for the consumer and it’s no different when it comes to real estate. Now that technology that enables buyers and sellers facilitate real estate transactions themselves, how will this affect how real estate agents practice their business?

Will this new service lead to more FSBO sites? Will Allre attract more funding from venture capitalists? It’s just a matter of time before other similar players come out. Will they eventually replace real estate agents?

How will this affect real estate commissions and fees? How will this affect popular real estate websites such as Zillow, Trulia and Agents for Less, a real estate agent directory that intends to provide more options for home buyers and sellers? And how will this affect real estate agent recruiting?

September 24, 2014 |

We Hire Agents to Offer Real Estate Events and Maps


Agents for Less Real Estate Agent DirectoryWe Hire Agents intends to connect real estate professionals with real estate recruiters. In order to provide better results, the following features will soon be added to our site:

Real Estate Events

Advertise your real estate related events such as webinars, online training sessions, open houses, career nights, etc.

Sortable Listings (Recruiter Pages)

Users will be able to use more parameters when searching for real estate recruiters

Events and Listings Maps

Recruiters and event icons or pins will be displayed on large maps and more!

Contact Recruiter Forms

Real estate agents and loan originators will have the option to contact a real estate broker or lender via contact form.

Rich Snippets

Our site is already optimized for search engines but we want to make it even better. The above upcoming features are just a partial list. Stay tuned!


April 4, 2013 |

Agents for Less: New Real Estate Marketing Platform Launched


Join Agents for LessAgent for Less, a powerful real estate marketing platform is now offering free memberships to limited number of real estate agents and loan originators.

Members can submit home buyer and seller proposals, write real estate articles, showcase their expertise, advertise real estate listings and more!

To learn how to attract more real estate clients, go to

March 7, 2013 |

How to Improve Your Real Estate Website and Regain Your Competitive Edge


This is the third post in a series on how independent real estate agents can improve their search engine rankings. Over the last year or so, you may have noticed your leads becoming fewer and farther between. Maybe you’re not seeing as many visitors to your website as you have in previous years, and your contact/sign up forms aren’t getting much use, either. When traffic seems to dry up, it’s sometimes difficult for businesses or even industries to pinpoint the reasons why. Luckily, this isn’t the case in the real estate space. But knowing why a problem exists is […]

February 15, 2013 |

NAR and Google Study Consumer and Market Trends in Real Estate


A recent joint study conducted by the National Association of Realtors and Google provides some important insights real estate agents don’t want to miss:

  • 90% of home buyers searched online during their home buying process
  • Real estate related searches on have grown 253% over the past 4 years
  • Buyers use specific online tools during different phases of the home search process
  • How important “local” search terms and websites are for buyers
  • How mobile technology connects online to offline home buying – including the reading of online reviews
  • How video and YouTube satisfy buyers’ research needs
  • The role of age and gender in driving real estate decisions both on and offline
  • Top states where online searches around first time homebuyer tips, senior housing and foreclosures are happening
  • 36% of new home shoppers utilize a mobile device while they are watching TV

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February 3, 2013 |

Lightning Base Offers Managed WordPress Hosting for Real Estate Agents


Fast and Secure WordPress Hosting for Real Estate WebsitesReal estate professionals are switching to WordPress at an amazing rate. Don’t let your competitors be ahead of the game. Lightning Base offers an affordable managed WordPress hosting so you can focus on your content.

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Make your site visitors happy and stay longer. It can even improve your search rankings.

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No more managing a server, installing or transferring WordPress sites, or worrying about backups. We’ll even setup caching and configure our CDN for you. Plus your support tickets will be answered by people who can troubleshoot not just your hosting, but your WordPress install as well.

Your site is setup for you. And truly setup, ready to use, without any concern that something won’t work right. We make sure it’s kept secure, and have backups on hand at all times. Our support is experienced with WordPress, and happy to point you in the right direction when you’re not sure what to do. We can even install some of our favorite plugins or themes to help you get started fast. And if you’re already started elsewhere but having some problems? We’ll transfer that site over, free of charge. Plus you never have to worry or move if your site starts to grow.

Stable and Secure

WordPress is a prime target for hackers, and can cause problems at hosts that aren’t properly setup for it. Lightning Base keeps your server locked down, and uses a variety of measures to keep your site stable under high load or with poorly coded plugins.

Lightning Base Managed WordPress Hosting for Just $9.95 a month

  • Hosting setup included
  • WordPress site basic management
  • Site backups, caching/CDN setup and configuration
  • We can move and transfer your site to us for free (a $150 savings!)

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February 3, 2013 |

Trulia Announces Continuous Data Cycle to Deliver the Most Accurate Real Estate Listings


01/29/2013| 08:15am US/Eastern Trulia (NYSE: TRLA), a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals , today announced enhancements to its data processing framework, enabling continuous data cycle processing and updating for property information displayed on the site. In addition to prominent online exposure, reporting, and free leads, MLSs that provide direct data feeds to Trulia will benefit from continuous data processing. This new framework ensures high-value listing information–including property price, listing address, and basic property details like the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, open house times, and photo updates–are refreshed on Trulia in as little […]

February 3, 2013 |
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