Real Estate Technology

As a top real estate team in the U.S. it has been crucial for us to stay on top of the ever-changing real estate technology trends in order to better serve our homebuying and selling clients. To help us maintain our edge, we research and write reports on the latest technology to buy or sell a home.

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Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Licensed Since 2003

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Kami Price, Realtor
Represented Hundreds of Buyers
Licensed since 2004

Top 5 Websites to Search for Homes For Sale

We’ve written about the benefits of Real Estate Technology and how it shows up in the world of real estate today. From virtual staging to photography and 3D tours and more, improved home search technology is here to stay. Of course, another facet of this growing and ever-evolving industry is home search websites. With over […]

Virtual Home Staging – A New Way to Sell Homes

Updated 07/2024. Each year, we write a report on home staging, how much it costs, what ROI to expect when hiring a professional stager, and more. We’re now turning our attention to virtual staging, a newer way to sell a home that is quickly growing in popularity. Along the way, we’ll show some real-life examples […]

Zillow to Boost Homes for Sale that use Zillow Products (demoting others)

Zillow is in charge of the American home selling experience. Major news from Zillow this week. For those who need a quick update, Zillow is the number one home search site in America by a large margin. There are data crunchers out there suggesting that Zillow has over 50% share of all home buyer searches […]

Top 10 Visited Real Estate Websites, 2023 Report

In the modern world, home sales are an online affair. Nearly every home in the country is sold as a result of online home search traffic, either by a home buyer on a public website like Zillow, or by a real estate agent searching their local online MLS system. I’ve been tracking these trends year […]

Top 5 Websites to Search for Homes For Sale in 2023

We’ve written about the benefits of Real Estate Technology and all the ways it shows up in the world of real estate today. From virtual staging to photography and 3D tours and more, improved home search technology is here to stay. Of course, another facet of this growing and ever-evolving industry is home search websites. […]

Which 3D Home Tours Sell Homes Faster and For More Money?

It makes sense that in this day and age, 3D home tours on real estate listings positively impact home sales. But just how much they do may surprise you. In this article, we’re looking at national studies to shed some well-supported light on the subject of real estate technology. While professional photography, virtual staging, and […]

Top 10 Real Estate Websites By Traffic, 2022 Report

As a top 1% real estate agent in the U.S. with over 2,000 sales in Oregon and Washington, knowing which real estate websites get the most traffic is a huge deal to me. We pay extra on the top real estate websites to feature our client’s homes, push them to the top, obtain more branding, […]

A New, Dynamic Portland Real Estate Map

Ever feel like you’re searching for a needle in a haystack while sorting through real estate listings? You know what you want. You know what you don’t want. But how do you find exactly what you’re looking for with so many options and when the market shifts and changes daily, sometimes hourly? We have the […]

Professional Photography and 3D Tours Sell Homes Faster and for More

It might feel like a no-brainer to state that professional photos and 3D home tours help homes on the real estate market sell faster and for more. But that might surprise you is just how much more and just how much faster. I’ve been selling homes, licensed since 2003, and my team has completed over […]

What I Love About This Home – Zillow Section Removed

My real estate team in Oregon and Washington sells a lot of homes, a few hundred each year. We do everything we can to give our client’s homes an edge online. For us that means two things, first, we pay extra to top real estate portals (like Zillow,,, etc.) for higher positioning. Second, […]

Sell your Home with Virtual Staging

Given the pandemic, home buyers are increasingly turning to the internet to vet homes before seeing them in person. But while this trend may have intensified due to Covid-19, it didn’t start there. Why see a ton of homes in person when you can filter them by searching online? Prospective buyers, especially millennials, increasingly look […]

Top 10 Real Estate Websites by Traffic – 2021

A top real estate agent will know the trends, which real estate websites have the most home buyers on them, and how to best promote their clients’ homes on those same sites so their homes get more attention, sell faster, and for more money. So every year I put out a report looking at the […]

#1 Home Search Website for 2022 – 5 Reasons Why

We are not arguing this home search website is #1 because it is the prettiest site to search homes for sale. We believe this website is number one because it is the smartest and most effective way to find the home you want and get the best deal while you’re at it. Most home search […]

Professional Real Estate Photography Sells Homes

As a real estate agent, it’s hard for me to name just one thing that sellers MUST do before they list their home for sale. But getting professional photographs of the home is pretty high up on the list. There’s just no arguing with the facts: A well photographed home is a home that sells […]

3D Virtual Tours: The New Standard for Real Estate Sales Everywhere

Professional Photography became the Standard in the Last 10 Years I passed my exam and received my license to sell homes in Oregon in 2003. At the time, I was shocked how many real estate agents were still using their cell phones to take dark, blurry pictures of homes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. […]

Top 10 Real Estate Websites by Traffic – 2020 Update

Real estate websites have a huge impact on the housing industry. Nearly every American spends time on one real estate website or another, looking for homes for sale, researching home prices, and staying in touch with the real estate market. NAR, the National Association of Realtors, reports that 95% of home buyers will search for […]

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Stephen uses his broad knowledge of the market and his well-polished marketing skills to list houses at the maximum they can and will sell for. He is extremely adept at orchestrating all of the selling details and I look forward to doing business with him again.