Author: Tracey Velt

Are Chatbots The Future of Real Estate?

Are Chatbots The Future of Real Estate? by Shawn Parrotte of Designli The real estate industry is continually evolving as new technologies are introduced to assist agents. One such technology that is revolutionizing the future of real estate is the chatbot. A chatbot is an artificial intelligence program which has the ability to interact with potential customers. There are many ways in which chatbots can benefit the future of the real estate industry, and it will not be long before companies realize their potential. Future Buyers Will Be Tech Savvy As more millennials reach adulthood and begin searching for properties, the...

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3 Creative Ways to Improve Your Home Video Tours

In today’s real estate market, you need video. Having visuals beyond photos is no longer just an added value for your website as many potential buyers now consider it a prerequisite for purchase. People simply don’t have time to schedule a viewing without already seeing a full, 360-degree view of what they are walking into. So if you want to be taken seriously, you will need to invest some time and money into learning how to shoot a video and do some basic editing. Fortunately, it isn’t as hard as it may seem, and once you master the fundamentals,...

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HomeUnion Names the Best Real Estate Investment Opportunities in 2017

The company has identified the best metros for real estate investing and provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. investment housing sector. HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm, has released its 2017 National Single-Family Rental Research (SFR) Report. The comprehensive study ranks 31 metro areas based on several factors, including investment opportunities for 2017, yields, rental demand, investment home prices and capital markets conditions. Atlanta topped the Opportunity Rankings list as the metro area offering the best real estate investment opportunities in 2017, followed closely by Orlando and Seattle. “An excellent mix of rental housing supply and...

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Realogy And Guaranteed Rate Enter Into Mortgage Origination Joint Venture Agreement

  Realogy And Guaranteed Rate Enter Into Mortgage Origination Joint Venture Agreement New Entity, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, Expected to Launch Beginning in June 2017 Realogy, PHH Mortgage Mutually Agree to Exit Existing PHH Home Loans Joint Venture Relationship Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States, and Guaranteed Rate, Inc. (“Guaranteed Rate”), one of the largest independent retail mortgage companies in the United States, today announced that they have agreed to form a new joint venture, Guaranteed Rate Affinity LLC, which is expected to begin doing business in June 2017....

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Athletes and Children in Crisis: Filling Community Voids

Saving the World When this real estate professional sees a community void, he doesn’t mess around. So far, he’s developed two non-profits to help children in crisis and Olympic athlete hopefuls. Here’s how he’s helping his community. When Paul Scott Gilbertson was 5 years old, his family made a move that set him up for eventual success in real estate. “On my fifth birthday, my parents, who bought a 14-cabin resort in Northern Wisconsin, moved us to a resort in the middle of nowhere on a beautiful lake,” says Gilbertson, now a branch manager and broker of Hudson Stonegate...

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