Who’s responsible for shortening the real estate transaction?

Brad Inman says we need to improve the real estate transaction. He’s right. The only question I have is who the “we” is. Here’s what I mean. Inman argues in “Why homesellers demand better than a shaky real estate labyrinth” that the growth of well-funded “we will buy your home for cash in three days” companies such as Opendoor point to a screaming need in the industry to simplify the real estate transaction …

Who’s responsible for shortening the real estate transaction?

Brad Inman says we need to improve the real estate transaction. He’s right. The only question I have is who the “we” is. Here’s what I mean. Inman argues in “Why homesellers demand better than a shaky real estate labyrinth” that the growth of well-funded “we will buy your home for cash in three days” companies such as Opendoor point to a screaming need in the industry to simplify the real estate transaction …

Transactions involving an HOA: what every Realtor should know

Ask two homeowners their thoughts on living in a community with a homeowners’ association (HOA), and you may find one kicking and screaming for vindication and the other perfectly content …

4 reasons agents will never find themselves out of a job

The advent of technology has called into question the need for real estate agents. Not unlike the once prominent travel agency, online portals are attempting to relegate real estate agents to a thing of the past. However, I am here to tell you that rea…

5 ways to rock real estate and parenting at the same time

You can be a great real estate agent or a great parent, but you can’t be a great agent and a great parent — or so I’ve heard. When I launched my real estate career in 2008, I was 24 years old and newly married with no children — yet. In those days, I could stay late at the office, say yes to a last-minute showing or handle negotiations on a transaction during a vacation …

Why real estate tech is officially entering phase II of disruption

Once information is out of the bottle, it is like a genie; it is not going back in. The proliferation of content marks the first wave of innovation in the sector. Now, we are seeing the emergence of models taking this a step further by leveraging techn…

17 things for the wanna-be real estate investor to consider

Investing in real estate properties can provide excellent returns as well as stable earnings for those who prefer that. But, it’s important to remember that successful investing is much easier said than done. Here are some things that you should consid…

4 trust-building tips that will make your business rock solid

All relationships are built on trust, including those you have with your clients. The more your clients trust you; the more likely they are to work with you again and refer your services to others. Trust isn’t something that’s guaranteed in the first meeting with a client or the fiftieth meeting with them. It’s built bit by bit each time you touch base with your clients and work with them …

Historic South Beach apartment and hotel building changes hands

Tucked away in the Collins Park neighborhood of the South Beach Historic District sits Sadigo Court, a historic apartment and hotel complex. The historic boutique apartment hotel, located at 334 20th St., has been in business since 1936 and is one of t…

3 ways technology is changing the closing process

In what seems like a short time, consumers have come to rely on their phones, tablets and other devices as the go-to place for information.

Few industries have been impacted by this fact as significantly as real estate, where searching for a home onli…