Purplebricks’ Canadian acquisition is an incredible deal, here’s why

Last week, Purplebricks announced that it had acquired DuProprio/ComFree, the leading fixed-fee and for-sale-by-owner business in Canada, for £29.3 million. This is a great deal for Purplebricks and further strengthens its position as the online agency leader with global ambitions.

How to boost your value proposition internationally

Agents who are immersed in the luxury space work hard to build a database of international agents. Unfortunately, very few of us share enough information about our market with this database — and without that information about our locale, the listings we share are essentially useless.

How taking a break can recharge your real estate career

If your batteries are running low, a summer sabbatical might be just the thing you need to supercharge your real estate career. These agents think so.

Real estate community applauds Seattle’s repeal of unpopular head tax

The real estate community welcomed a change of heart by the Seattle City Council this week after it put an unpopular head tax on large businesses just a month ago.

Sotheby’s International Realty offers customizable luxury magazine to affiliates

Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) Affiliates and the Dow Jones Media Group are partnering to publish a new bespoke luxury lifestyle magazine, Reside, which will be available in physical form and online.

The essential guide: blockchain, cryptocurrency and real estate

The basic underlying principles of blockchain and cryptocurrency payments are likely to inform the future of real estate in some fashion. And with more buyers and sellers expressing an interest in these technologies, it’s incumbent upon those in the real estate industry to have a good understanding of the fundamentals.

Lesson learned: Be willing to pivot, and follow the money

Perched atop the luxury real estate world in New York City, Nikki Field’s experience and expertise have earned her accolades, including a recent nod from the Wall Street Journal’s prestigious Real Estate Top 250 in 2017.

Concierge Auctions sheds light on slow selling luxe markets and offers relief

There is undeniable polarization happening in the U.S. luxury property market right now — well-positioned, high-end homes either sell quickly in the first few days, or they languish, says Laura Brady, president of luxury real estate marketplace Concierge Auctions.

Mandarin-speaking butler bots heading to US real estate

Thanks to a new partnership with Macau-based tech startup Singou Technology, a Chinese international property portal is bringing Mandarin-speaking robots to the US in an effort to help agents and developers better serve these buyers.

Airbnb launches an ‘Office of Healthy Tourism’ in renewed PR push

The idea, according to the company, is to encourage tourism to lesser-known parts of the world while also making sure the influx of visitors benefits those communities.