Real estate industry

Welcome to Homesnap, the real estate industry’s answer to Zillow

When Marilyn Wilson’s mother moved to California not too long ago, Wilson was tasked with selling her mother’s house in Buffalo, New York. She dutifully listed the house and waited for the buyers to call her. Days later, Wilson, a real estate consultant and managing partner of the WAV Group, took to Zillow.com to check […]

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The disruption in the real estate industry will force agents to adapt

It wasn’t that long ago that the internet changed the typical real estate transaction, allowing potential buyers and sellers to do their own research instead of relying on an agent to guide only their real estate decisions. Today, disruption is on another level with the advent of technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence, which […]

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Exclusive “pocket lists” are not new. Today, the real estate industry is fighting for its future.

Home hunters in the Philadelphia area may have encountered her during this scorching real estate market: Their dream home suddenly appears on Zillow and Redfin, at the perfect price, in their favorite neighborhood, with the correct number of bedrooms. , bathrooms, etc. . Then, even before having time to schedule a screening or attend an […]

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Is technology taking over? – RISMedia

The world of real estate is changing. Is technology taking over an industry traditionally focused on face-to-face interactions? Compared to other professions, careers in real estate are at the bottom of the list of digitization. According to a new report from the Brookings Institution, Digitization and the American Workforce, real estate, including rental and leasing […]

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Six ways the real estate industry could change over the next few years

The real estate industry is a market that is adopting technology at a rapid pace, and buyers and sellers are starting to reap some of the rewards from these changes. Streamlined processes can, for example, enable people to buy a property without having to be physically there to do so, or tap into greater amounts […]

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Overstock.com launches into real estate

Overstock.com entered the real estate market. The online retailer will begin managing the properties of owners of single-family rental housing and multi-family housing through its new property management site, Houserie. Overstock purchased Houserie in February in preparation for its candidacy to become a one-stop-shop for real estate. (Video credit: Alcynna Lloyd) “For nearly 20 years, […]

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Why the real estate industry is a champion of diversity

With close scrutiny from Silicon Valley to the White House, the topic of diversity and inclusion has come into focus and entered conversations everywhere, from the newsroom to the boardroom. Employers in all industries are increasingly looking for ways to create equal opportunities for employees, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Some do […]

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The real estate industry has something the internet can’t: the human element

Steve Murray sometimes gets together with other real estate alumni, shares wine, and inevitably starts to remark, “Of course I would have thought that would have changed more now. ” Murray, president of consultancy firm Real Trends, has been following the way American real estate agents do their jobs for 40 years. And over the […]

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Why the real estate industry does nothing about agent incompetence

Key points to remember It’s easier for people to do nothing than to make a decision and act. Clients appreciate the curation of homes shown to them when they learn about it, but if you don’t advise them, they may not appreciate the work you do to find the best properties. NAR reports that the […]

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How an online real estate website disrupts the real estate industry

An online real estate website is disrupting the real estate industry by reducing fees and empowering owners. Think about Yopa.fr (Your online real estate agent) as Air BnB for the real estate market. He is leading a long overdue overhaul of a used car industry in the UK. Americans may like to joke about lawyers, […]