Residential Real Estate

Why Real Estate Pros Need Drone Imagery

Why Real Estate Pros Need Drone Imagery

Regardless of the property, successful real estate professionals realize they need to make the most of their marketing budget. Half of marketing professionals across the globe named video as the content with the highest return-on-investment. Of course, if you're going to go through the effort of creating a video, it needs to be stunning to stand out in the crowded video landscape.

A Beginner’s Guide to Fix and Flip Ventures

A Beginner’s Guide to Fix and Flip Ventures

House flipping is all the rage. Television networks are flooded with shows that flaunt home renovation, real estate, and the exciting world of flipping homes on a dime. It seems so simple-- buy a rundown residence, knock down a few walls, break out a hammer and nails, and voila!

Roll Out: How Brokerages Should Adopt New Tech

Roll Out: How Brokerages Should Adopt New Tech

We all know a guy (or gal) that always has to have the newest gadgets on the market regardless of its practicality. What happens when that new tech pulls a Samsung Galaxy Note and doesn't work the way it's supposed to? Adopting technology for technology’s sake is not a smart strategy. With the right process, a tech adoption and rollout can be a big boom to a company's bottom line. The key is in selecting the right tools for your business and marrying it with a solid process that gives everyone on board and running with the new tech.

How Smart Homes Are Disrupting the Real Estate Industry

How Smart Homes Are Disrupting the Real Estate Industry

According to the 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trend report by the National Association of Realtors, millennials are now the largest group of potential homebuyers on the market–and they’re looking to purchase smart homes. A recent survey conducted by Coldwell Banker revealed that 72 percent of millennials are willing to pay $1,500 or more, and that 44 percent are willing to pay $3,000 or more to make their home smart.

2 DADS ARE CRUSHING IT IN THE LENDING WORLD BY MAKING LOANS EASY & ANONYMOUS

2 DADS ARE CRUSHING IT IN THE LENDING WORLD BY MAKING LOANS EASY & ANONYMOUS

Like most business owners, Chris Meyer found the lending process tedious and drawn out. In ten years of running various businesses, he applied for fourteen loans. Each required over two months to assemble the loan package: three years of business and personal tax returns, a personal financial statement, and an application for each bank. One day, he reflected upon how many people he didn’t know had access to his most private information. In today’s tech world, he knew there had to be a faster, more secure way to get loans.

Virtual Staging: A Solution for Many Listing Dilemmas

Virtual Staging: A Solution for Many Listing Dilemmas

There are common laments from the listing agents, managers and developers of homes in new communities, high-rises, and/or resorts. “Vacant homes are a challenge to sell. Units filled with worn or dated furnishings are a turn-off, too!” If the rooms in your online listing are calling out for new paint, furnishings or décor, chances are buyers will ignore it. Let’s face it, you can’t sell or rent a home unless buyers and renters see it, but they won’t come see it unless they see beautiful photographs that showcase the property’s true potential. 

A Match Made in Heaven: Qualities of a Great Lending Marketplace

A Match Made in Heaven: Qualities of a Great Lending Marketplace

Not all lending matchmaking services are equal. The number of platforms promising to hook up borrowers and lenders with ease is growing. Each lending marketplace focuses on different types of borrowers and lenders. 

How CRE is Preparing for Sea Level Rise

How CRE is Preparing for Sea Level Rise

Under the sea is a great place to be unless you’re a office building. The commercial real estate loss potential from projected sea level rise in the coming decades is significant. Lloyd’s City Risk Index projected major cities billion-dollar economic impacts from sea level flooding, like Los Angeles with an estimated $13.3 GDP risk. Right now the CRE industry is preparing for the threat on a regional basis.

Making It Real: How Virtual Reality is Changing Real Estate

Making It Real: How Virtual Reality is Changing Real Estate

Real estate agents can show you the world--anywhere, anytime, thanks to virtual reality technology. In an industry like ours that is heavily dependent on buyers seeing a space, virtual reality (VR) is making 2D renderings and open houses a concept of the past.

Q&A with Raymond Pressley, Co-Founder and COO of Brevitas

Q&A with Raymond Pressley, Co-Founder and COO of Brevitas

Can you describe your site? Brevitas is an commercial real estate sales software accompanied with a global marketplace. We provide powerful tools to help brokers market, manage, and transact.

Reel Good: 6 Real Estate Video Tips

Reel Good: 6 Real Estate Video Tips

You’ve started engaging your audience regularly with thoughtful social media content and blog posts, but there’s still one key area of branding that you’re going to want to master: online video content.

Top 20 Real Estate Tech Investments 2016

Top 20 Real Estate Tech Investments 2016

Global funding in real estate tech over the past few years has exploded. In fact, real estate tech investments hit record-high levels in 2015, with US$1.7B raised across 191 deals. As we wrap up 2016, our team at Disrupt Property has published a list of the Top 20 Real Estate Tech Investments in 2016, summing up the year by pulling together a collection of companies ranging from ‘just got funded’ to ‘unicorns’, stretching from San Francisco to Melbourne, London to Singapore.

The 11 Best Real Estate CRMs

The 11 Best Real Estate CRMs

The most powerful tool in a real estate professional’s arsenal? A customer relationship management system. With the power to automate marketing and track a lead lifecycle, the right CRM can supercharge an agent’s success. Not all CRMs are created equal, and not all will work for large and small teams. Our top picks for real estate CRMs are designed for a range of real estate professionals.

Roofstock Plans to Expand After Successfully Raising $20 Million in Funding

Roofstock Plans to Expand After Successfully Raising $20 Million in Funding

Hitting the public marketplace just six months ago, online marketplace Roofstock is raising the roof on the $2 trillion single-family rental home market segment. The Oakland-based startup successfully closed Series B funding with $20 million in raised capital. Lightspeed Venture Partners spearheaded the campaign.

Q&A with Tanner McGraw of Apto on what it takes to be a #RETA winner!

Q&A with Tanner McGraw of Apto on what it takes to be a #RETA winner!

It's that time of year again! We just launched the 2016 Real Estate Tech Awards (RETAs)! Our Director of Engagement, Lauren Leal, caught up with one of last years winners for the “Best Real Estate Mobile App”. Hear from Tanner McGraw, Founder and CEO of Apto on what it takes to be a winner! And don’t forget to vote for your favorite leaders and companies in this years RETAS! Voting will close on December 31st!

CubiCasa enables Virtual Reality access for all Manhattan Residential Properties in 2017

CubiCasa enables Virtual Reality access for all Manhattan Residential Properties in 2017

CubiCasa continues improving real estate marketing with large ambition: by the end of 2017, all Manhattan residential apartments are available as virtual reality compatible 3D models. Together with digital floor plan images, they are made available via CubiCasa on-demand platform service. 

Technology trends real estate companies should be aware of

Technology trends real estate companies should be aware of

Like most other industries and businesses, real estate landscape too is being significantly affected by the technological advancements that we are making. We are on the brink of many interesting tech trends that are both exciting and course-altering.

13 Emerging Real Estate Startups to Keep an Eye On

13 Emerging Real Estate Startups to Keep an Eye On

The real estate industry is witnessing an exciting explosion of technological innovation in everything from property management to back-end office solutions. The start-ups below are in various stages of development, but all are transforming the face of real estate tech.

Six Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

Six Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), the idea of the smart home is a reality. Remote controlled access and thermostat adjustments are just the beginning of the smart home revolution. Check out the upcoming trends that have us excited about residential real estate

Click and Print: The Future of Commercial and Residential Construction

Click and Print: The Future of Commercial and Residential Construction

Let’s take a moment to reflect on how far 3D printing has come. First innovated in 1984, today engineers are applying 3D printing on everything from medical devices to jet engines to houses. Yes, houses. Beijing-based Huashang Tengda printed a 4,305 square-foot house in just 45 days.