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  • One quarter of home buyers say they’re planning to move from their current residence, with many saying the COVID-19 pandemic has convinced them to relocate to smaller towns and cities. Redfin reported last week that its database of more than one million house hunters shows that a record 27% are looking to move to a… [Continue Reading]

    A quarter of U.S. home buyers intend to relocate to smaller cities & towns
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender home-buyers and renters must pay a premium to live in states, cities and counties that offer legal protection from discrimination. While it is unlikely that legal protections for LGBT people increase home values, the fact that these jurisdictions are more expensive has a disproportionate impact on LGBT buyers and renters… [Continue Reading]

    LGBT buyers can’t afford homes in areas with protection from discrimination
  • Blockchain has been working to transform the landscape of property investment, operations and capital markets for many years now. The goal is to create fractional ownership of real estate, which makes the investment process much more efficient by allowing assets to be divided into fractional shares called digital securities.  This makes real estate investment similar… [Continue Reading]

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  • Growing unemployment across the U.S. has prompted millions of adults to move back in with their parents. As a new Zillow analysis shows, the potential rent lost from Gen Z alone could total an estimated $726 million, and the ripple effects of their next move could have far-reaching consequences for the housing market. The number… [Continue Reading]

    COVID-19 forces almost 3 million adults to move back home
  • Real estate leaders have spoken out in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the resulting protests against police brutality, vowing change in the industry. National Association of Realtors President Vince Malta led the way, calling the death of Floyd “senseless and tragic”. He expressed sympathy for the family of Floyd, as well… [Continue Reading]

    Real estate industry leaders speak out on George Floyd protests

How is Virtual Reality Transforming the Real Estate Industry

Technology has changed the people’s perception of the world by either generating a new environment for them to cross or by providing them with a tunnel to all corners of the world they would never otherwise got a chance to visit in their lifetime. Virtual reality, briefly defined as a computer-simulated environment, has transcended social […]

Technology Can Get You Through the Home Buying Process Despite the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic may make for a less-than-traditional home-buying experience, it doesn’t mean you have to put your dreams of homeownership on hold.  The technology available to deliver a contactless home-buying transaction, from search to close, is not new, but its adoption has certainly spiked with the pandemic as more sellers and buyers seek […]

DocuSign CEO Dan Springer says no slowdown in real estate

Real estate agents might not be able to meet face to face with clients and show them around homes in-person any more, but that doesn’t mean that home buying activity has been completely curtailed. On the contrary, DocuSign CEO Dan Springer says his company hasn’t seen any decline in real estate activity on the company’s […]

Redfin reports rise in offers from virtual tours only

With most buyers resorting to virtual tours as the only way to actually see inside a listed home during the coronavirus outbreak, one might be forgiven for thinking that home buying activity is all but dead. But in actual fact, many real estate brokerages are still doing business, with Redfin reporting that some 12% of […]

LEADER’S EDGE TRAINING WILL PROVIDE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WITH FREE ACCESS TO ITS AGENT SUCCESS APP

Leader’s Edge Training, which has helped more than 50,000 real estate professionals over the last three decades, is now offering its Agent Success App to all brokerages and agents for free. “As the impact of the coronavirus spreads, we wanted to do something to bolster the industry,” said Chris Leader, founder of Leader’s Edge Training. […]

The U.S. shuts down, but home selling goes on

Even as COVID-19 forces mass closures across the United States, home selling is still happening. That’s according to Redfin, which says real estate professionals have quickly adapted to working from home. Redfin said it saw a 494% increase in requests for agent-led video tours last week, following an 80% increase the week before. Most of […]