The one-day event, created by real estate news website Inman, aims to bring the sharpest minds from the real estate tech community together.
Realtor.com – Augmented Reality
The senior director of product at realtor.com, Tod Callow, has revealed that the site will soon begin patent-pending augmented-reality (AR) and image-recognition features to enhance its mobile search app.
“Sign Snap” will let prospective homebuyers take a photo of a for sale sign on their smartphone to pull up a property’s realtor.com listing.
Trulia – image recognition technology
Deep Varma, vice president of data engineering at Trulia, has spoken about the portal’s ongoing use of image-recognition technology to enhance homebuyers’ online search experience.
“We have trained our machines to look into photos and understand its contents,” such as kitchens, bathrooms and materials, he explained.
By combining this technology with web analytics, Trulia can identify the most attractive listing photos and present them first in the photo galleries of listings, reducing the likelihood that homebuyers might prematurely dismiss some listings.
Zillow – Growing data distribution network
In 2017, Zillow Group will focus on building out a newer API that lets brokerages and multiple listing services (MLSs) seamlessly integrate reporting on Zillow listings’ engagement into other software.