How AI will take over election predictions — and home valuations

Who will win the presidential election tomorrow? Artificial intelligence (AI) is not only transforming how we predict elections, but it is also dramatically transforming how you’ll price houses in the future …

How to save a deal that’s hanging by a thread

There’s an old adage in the real estate business that no two deals ever go wrong the same way twice. Another truism is that money solves almost every problem that you will encounter. The issue is negotiating who will have to pay out of pocket to make that happen. In the following, I’ll chronicle how to save a deal by sharing some of my experiences both professionally and personally …

Your CMA tools will soon be outdated — here’s why

My article last week, “The death of competitive market analyses as we know them,” fired up the Inman readership. Comments questioned whether I had ever sold real estate (I’ve been a broker since 1982, and I’ve run the training for 4,000 agents) complai…

The death of competitive market analyses as we know them

Competitive Market Analyses (CMAs) have been around for decades. Although commercial real estate usually relies on price-per-square-foot evaluations, residential real estate has been slower to adopt this approach for a variety of reasons. …

CoreLogic’s 5 housing market predictions for 2016

With the countdown to the ball dropping on the end of 2015 a little more than a week away, economists are predicting that economic growth will continue in 2016 as the country enters its eighth consecutive year of expansion …

Trump elected president, NAR’s Dale Stinton retires and first Zillow ad campaign for Premier Agents

Here are my 20 predictions for 2016. Some are obvious, some are blue-sky and some are just plain unimaginable. What are yours? …

5 real estate crowdfunding predictions for 2015 and beyond

Few markets offer as much promise and opportunity as crowdfunding. According to Massolution’s 2015CF industry report, the crowdfunding market is expected to reach $34.4 billion in 2015, a staggering increase from $5 billion in …

Unit absorption becomes increasingly difficult in certain metros

In the third and fourth quarters of 2015, overall unit delivery volume will peak with roughly 62,000 units brought to market in each quarter. Of the markets with the largest wave of second half 2015 deliveries, Atlanta, Austin, D.C., Houston and San An…

How News Corp. could take out Zillow

The battle of the decade is being planned and strategized. Troops are gathering; both sides are stockpiling ammunition and counting up allies. And the civilians are watching, not sure yet which way the war will unfold …

How open data will supercharge your business

There is a lot of buzz around data these days. Whether you’re using the term “open data,” “big data” or incorporating some other broad adjective, data is central to the discussion of every industry’s future as every aspect of our world becomes digitize…