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June 26, 2007: Inman Announces 2007 Innovator Award Finalists - Tomato Makes The List
Comments: 10 | Categories: Announcements , National RE News , Tomato In The Press
Inman has just announced the 39 real estate, technology and media companies that are competing for the coveted 2007 Inman Innovator Award, and we have been lucky enough to make the short list. We are so honored! Winners are scheduled to be announced during the annual Real Estate Connect Technology Conference, in San Francisco Aug. 1-3. We have been named, along with thirty-nine other real estate, technology and media firms as finalists, including John L. Scott Real Estate, Fidelity National Information Service, the BloodhoundBlog, Trulia and Zillow. An excerpt from the original Inman press release states: The Inman Innovator Awards recognize companies that use technology and innovation to enhance the real estate transaction and experience for consumers and real estate professionals. In addition, one individual who embodies the spirit of innovation in real estate is honored each year. There are 5 categories for which the finalists will be competing: (Finalists...

June 15, 2007: For Immediate Release - Jim Cronin to Speak at Inman News Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2007
Comments: 2 | Categories: Announcements , National RE News , Tomato In The Press
Paradise, CA – June 15th, 2007 – Jim Cronin, owner of Real Estate Tomato, will be a featured speaker at Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2007 this August 1st, at 11AM. He will speak on “Show Me The Leads”. The complete speaker lineup and program details are available at Hosted by Inman News, Real Estate Connect is the premier executive gathering for everything related to real estate, technology and digital media. This year's event will draw upwards of 1500 mega-agents, top brokers, technologists, opinion leaders, entrepreneurs, decision makers, press, analysts and investors from across the country. RE Connect SF ‘07 takes places August 1 – 3 at The Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco. “We pride ourselves on attracting the most dynamic and captivating speakers in the industry, and Jim Cronin certainly fits that description,” said Bradley Inman, Founder and Publisher of Inman News ( “Past speakers have included...

July 27, 2006: Inman Real Estate Connect SF
Comments: 0 | Categories: California RE News , National RE News
Only 200 miles away, and couldn't be at the Inman Connect show...sick as a dog. Good news: Sellsius has a fantastic round up of the blogosphere's take on what we're missing, And our friends at ZillowBlog have all the highlights! And one of my favorite reads, The Future Of Real Estate Marketing, has chimed in as well. This should take a week to catch up on. I am looking forward to all the chatter that comes of this event. Still need more?

July 19, 2006: Yahillow! Zillhoo! Zillow and Yahoo Come Together
Comments: 0 | Categories: National RE News
The word is out: Yahoo and Zillow have agreed on terms to have Zillow's home value determinant technology on Yahoo's real estate pages. This is a major score for both companies. Basically, the number 1 and number 2 visited sites last month are walking around holding hands, maybe even kissing in publc. Here's a link to Google News with dozens of articles regarding the event. Below is a press release artice I received via email - No source mentioned, but I didn't write it: Online home-valuation service has teamed with Yahoo! to provide consumers at Yahoo!'s search portals with quick access to home values. When consumers search for "home values" at Yahoo! Search, a shortcut enables users to enter a U.S. address that takes them directly to a page where estimated values and comparable homes are plotted on an interactive map. On the map, users can switch to satellite...

June 27, 2006: Inman Announces:
Sacramento among the top 5 in "Riskiest Real Estate Markets"

Comments: 0 | Categories: California RE News , National RE News , Sacramento RE News , Stats and Trends
According to Inman News today: Thirteen real estate market areas have more than a 50 percent chance of falling house prices within two years, and eight of those areas are in California. Those major real estate markets at the greatest risk of a price decline, according to the index, are San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.; Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y.; Boston-Quincy, Mass.; Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, Calif.; and Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif. Sacramento made its appearance in the top-five riskiest markets for the first time. "We'd reached a point where prices had gotten too far away from economic fundamentals," said Mark Milner, chief risk officer for PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., in a statement. He continues: "This quarter's data signals that in many areas the expansion of the housing balloon has slowed substantially. The risk index also shows that slowing price appreciation is balanced by underlying economic strength. In the absence of an unexpected economic shock, this makes a...