Fifth Wall Kicks Off $140M Early-Stage Climate Tech Fund

Fifth Wall announces a $140 million fund focused on tech that can help decarbonize the real estate sector. 

A Conversation With Ribbon Co-founder Shaival Shah

This week RealtyBiz talked with Shaival Shah, who is one of the co-founders Ribbon Home, one of the industry’s most successful new services.

California realtors oppose new rent control measures

Californian lawmakers last Wednesday approved a bill that, if it comes into effect, would lead to rents being capped throughout the state. The move has since drawn widespread criticism from real estate industry professionals who worry it could have a negative impact on renters in the long term. The New York Times reports that many

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How to Make Money in the Real Estate Industry

Some people decide to pick real estate business because they want to make a lot of money. Others believe that this is one of the best options since you do not have to deal with annoying coworkers and supervisors. After all, working as a freelancer is extremely appealing these days. Whatever the reason may be,

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How the Internet has changed the Real Estate Industry

A few decades ago, people never heard of what online marketing is. No one can really explain the possibility that most business transactions can happen without doing them face to face. Fast forward to today, the internet has become the most influential technology that changes the way people think, behave, and see the world. The

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Will The Zillow-Trulia Merger Bring Much Needed Innovation To A Stale Real Estate Industry?

The traditional real estate industry, like book publishers before them, think they are too powerful to be run over by upstarts like Zillow and Trulia. But the reality is, the internet long ago changed the playing field for the real estate brokerage industry.

2014 Real Estate Market Will See Sales Growth But It Will Remain Slow

Looking towards the future of the residential real estate market has been difficult for several years and it remains that way for 2014. Much of it has to do with the sluggish economy. Yes, the economy is improving but it is doing so at a slower rate than from previous recessions. Although the recession may

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Explaining Wholesale Real Estate to Sellers

As investors, we are always looking for motivated sellers. People needing to seller their house fast and willing to take substantially less than market value. We want to buy at wholesale prices. Maybe you even have a sign or two up around town or a classified ad that reads “I Buy House Fast for All Cash”.

Standing Out From The Crowd: How To Be A Real Estate Rock Star

According to Stephen Garner, a professional who has been in the real estate industry for 12 years, the days of old school real estate are over. What used to make a good real estate agent no longer holds true. If you want to be a rock star in the business, you’ve got to make sure you are doing everything right.

What Role Do Real Estate Agents Play Today?

Real estate consumers have much more information at their disposal with MLS, public records, valuation programs and demographic data all available. Given this, what role do agents play? A National Association of Realtors survey conducted in 2012 gives a few highlights.

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