The National Association of REALTORS®, through an investment by its venture capital fund Second Century Ventures, now provides members with an identity authentication service. Trust Stamp uses patented software to analyze hundreds of public records and social data to quickly provide reliable identification verification for real estate professionals meeting new clients or unknown individuals.
“Investing in a fast, convenient, and affordable tool like Trust Stamp to establish the identity and trustworthiness of a stranger will help REALTORS® stay safe and protect... Read More
Starting January 17, you’ll see a new way to log in to nar.realtor. This new log in experience is the beginning of a single sign-on process that will eventually be used for all NAR-owned web properties, including the new NAR Member Center, your personalized window into your NAR membership. NAR single sign-on employs the most secure method of authentication available today. It’s part of our commitment to provide world-class service to REALTORS®.
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Online home searches do a good job of showing buyers what a home looks like but there are two ways in which the online experience falls short. The first is helping buyers consider all areas in a metro area in which they could buy, and the second is what it will feel like to live in a particular area. The first is something real estate professionals are particularly good at helping with, because they can use their local expertise to suggest areas to look in that buyers might never have thought of. The second is something virtual reality is particularly good at doing, because it can help... Read More
CHICAGO (December 1, 2016) - Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, is accepting applications for its 2017 REach® accelerator class now through January 31, 2017 at www.narreach.com.
REach offers education, mentorship and exposure for technology companies to enter into the real estate market, advance their businesses and expand into adjacent markets such as insurance, mortgage and financial services. The program accepts organizations in later growth stages, not just early-stage... Read More
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In this survey, NAR asked REALTORS® about smart homes and smart devices, which features tech-savvy clients are looking for, which brands they’re familiar with, and more.
37% of REALTORS® said clients find locks on smart home devices very important, followed by lights at 29%, and thermostats at 26%.
52% of REALTOR® clients were not familiar with what’s available for Smart Home Technology.
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WASHINGTON (November 30, 2016) — As smart homes become more popular among consumers, buyers and sellers are showing greater interest in those homes and smart-home technologies and Realtors® in a certification to acknowledge their experience and expertise in those features.
This is according to the National Association of Realtors®' inaugural Smart Homes and Realtors® report, which found that Realtors® are becoming more interested in a smart home certification, despite the fact that only 15 percent of... Read More
The National Association of REALTORS®' venture capital investment arm is lending financial support for an identity authentication startup that leverages artificial intelligence.
When Hernan Espiritu migrated from a career in the medical field to real estate, he knew he’d be up against some stiff competition. That meant establishing a name for himself by identifying and marketing his key strength: a willingness to learn new technologies.
CHICAGO (November 16, 2016) –The National Association of Realtors®’ venture capital fund Second Century Ventures has become a strategic investor in Trust Stamp, an identity authentication company that leverages artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies.
Trust Stamp, a startup founded in 2015 by Gareth Genner and Andrew Gowasack, is one of eight companies that entered SCV’s vertical tech accelerator program, REach®, earlier this year.
The company uses patented artificial intelligence software to analyze hundreds of public records and... Read More
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