Here’s a batch of articles we found this past week that piqued our interest, including a warning to agents regarding commission splits, a California robo-REALTOR® and a story that includes real estate, cryptocurrency and Cheeseheads.
Your real commission split may not be what you think it is Inman News
This post, written by RealEstateCoach.com CEO Bernice Ross, warns agents to do their homework and have a clear understanding of their costs before making the jump to a 95/5- or 100-percent brokerage.
Hundreds of robot realtors are helping Bay Area renters find new homes Digital Trends
Some California renters have encountered Zenny, a robot that acts as an agent and even gives tours. The robot, created by startup Zenplace, isn’t entirely alone – it has an iPad attached to its top with a real agent talking to clients via video. Could this be a peak into the future?
2017: The Fight to Find a Home. Will It Be the Same in 2018? RE/MAX
RE/MAX Co-CEO Adam Contos shares his thoughts on what’s to come this year. Like many, Contos believes inventory is key, especially continuing the 2017 year-end trends of surging homebuilding and permits. He also plans to keep an eye on migration patterns and, as always, warns to be prepared for the unexpected.
Tips for Battling the Bidding War ActiveRain
Lise Howe, an associate broker in Washington, D.C., shares four tips to help buyer’s agents win a bidding war for their clients. The list: Make a high offer, put down a big down payment, go conventional and add an escalation cost.
Packer fan party house first to require digital currency blockchain Inman News
A three-bedroom house adjacent to Lambeau Field – home of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers – is on the market for $1 million. There’s one catch: the Cheesehead buying the property must purchase it using cryptocurrency.
Baseball’s Mike Piazza lists $18.5 million Italian villa-style estate in Miami Beach South Florida Sun Sentinel
Here’s your chance to purchase the home of a baseball hall of famer. Mike Piazza, a 2016 baseball Hall of Fame inductee, is selling his 9,647-square-foot waterfront home in Miami Beach for $18.5 million. The gated estate includes a six-bedroom main house and two-bedroom guest house.
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