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On the Inevitable Bankruptcy and Imminent Death of iBuyers

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February 3, 2020

Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

by Roy Dekel

Recently I watched the emergence and rapid growth of iBuyers, an offset of the real estate and technology industries that work to circumvent real estate professionals in the process of buying and selling residential properties. In this new model, homeowners submit inquiries to iBuyer companies, most notably these include Opendoor, Zillow Offers and Offerpad. In turn, these companies make a cash offer to the seller. If accepted, the homeowner sells to the iBuyer who typically turns around and invests ‘X’ amount of capital for minimal renovations and then resells the property. After studying this exciting and modern approach to real estate, I’ve concluded that it is an idiotic business model that is doomed to bankruptcy in no more than three years, and here’s why.

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SetSchedule’s February 2020 Webinar Schedule

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January 27, 2020

Real- Estate Costing: What is the total worth?

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January 20, 2020

Home Ownership as described by the layman is a single expense I.e., the purchasing price of the property. However, in terms of cost, home ownership consists of several types of expenses. Many of these expenses can be overlooked while calculating your home shopping budget, leading some to get in over their heads. Here are some of those easy-to-overlook expenses:

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Real Estate Predictions and Identifying Asset Bubbles

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January 20, 2020

Rise in housing prices can be due to two scenarios:

  1. When the fundamental economy of a given location has gone through a change.
  2. Or, a speculative bubble wherein investors buy at a high price to be able to sell at a higher price later.

Therefore in order to know the market predictions one needs to look into certain factors which are mentioned as below:

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Co-Working Spaces: The Future of Real Estate And Its Pros And Cons

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January 20, 2020

Co-working space is a newly coined form of a business model emerging in real state space across the world. It is addressed by several other names like on-demand workplaces, shared offices, etc. This workspace model has gained rapid importance due to spiraling real estate costs. It is also very effective for companies who do not assign themselves to any long term lease obligations and instead proceed to have a flexible cost structure. Some of the trends of shared offices are mentioned below:

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SetSchedule’s January 2020 Webinar Schedule

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December 23, 2019

How to Provide Value to a Prospect and Secure an Interview

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December 18, 2019

Hiring, Recruitment, Job Interview, Mentor, Agreement

Contributed by: Kam Vince

Many prospects you will be calling for the first time you’ll have received because they made some sort of actionable request online. Whether that is clicking on a home to get more info about it, inputting their address to get a professional price analysis, or selecting a handful of homes in an area they like.  Most of the leads are either looking for specific information to make an educated decision in the near future, gathering general information for a planned future move, or simply looking online out of pure curiosity. Regardless of the motivation, providing value to the prospect is one of the best ways to get them to eventually give you the one thing you’re looking for…an interview.  

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Client appreciation – Ideas for showing your clients how much you appreciate them during the holidays

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December 13, 2019

Brown Acorn Near Clear Long Stem Wine Glass

For real estate professionals, the holiday season is often slower than the rest of the year because many people opt to wait to buy or sell till after the holidays. While many Realtors respond to this by pulling back on marketing efforts, successful agents understand that the holidays present a great opportunity for marketing in a more personal manner. Specifically, real estate agents should use the holidays as a time to express gratitude to their current book of business and sphere of influence. A small token of appreciation will go a long way towards encouraging future referrals. Here are some ideas for giving thanks during the holidays.

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SetSchedule’s December Webinar Schedule

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November 26, 2019

Internet Lead Conversion: 3 Tips for Closing Transactions

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November 23, 2019

Many realtors hate internet leads and will be quick to say they are worthless. Internet leads can be challenging, but there is no denying that the vast majority of home buyers and sellers will start their real estate journey with an internet search. As this becomes the new normal for real estate, more and more agents are jumping on the bandwagon to work internet leads. Like anything else, there are tricks for getting the most from your legwork. Here are some tips for finding your next transaction from an internet lead generation service.

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