February 2018 Marketing Minute

Stock Market Plunge: Is Real Estate Safe?

The recent Wall Street frenzy had people from all over the world fearing that a U.S. real estate bubble might be the culprit after the stock market suddenly took a nearly 1,600-point (4.6 percent) plunge. According to CNN Money, it was the biggest point decline in history during a trading day. Could stock market volatility and a thriving housing sector spur the Fed to raise rates? Read more here.

The First Real Estate-backed Cryptocurrency Is Here

When an investor buys Aperture’s so-called Property Coin, the person is buying into a fund backed by the company’s fix-and-flip portfolio. Property Coin is built on Ethereum, a blockchain platform with an $84 billion market cap, second to Bitcoin worldwide. Click here for more details.

2008 DOJ Consent Decree Affecting MLS Set To Expire This Fall

A settlement limiting anti-competitive practices (bans on new business strategies) and a more prevalent issue where some agents were denied access to listing data, is approaching its sunset date Nov. 18. Two members of Congress have written to the DOJ and the FTC to request that they consider extending the 10-year consent decree, and may hold hearings. See the full article here. See the full article here.

9 Apps Every Real Estate Agent Should Have Handy

Kristi Kennelly, National Speaker and former Broadway performer shares her top apps and tech tools for real estate agents in 2018. From social video to email analytics to checking your prose for grammar mistakes, see Kristi’s full list here.

Real Estate Technology Company Homesnap Secures $14 Million In Funding

The company plans to use this round of funding to develop new tools that will allow real estate agents to increase productivity in the field and to power automated digital marketing for agents and brokerages. The new investment brings the total capital raised by Homesnap to more than $32 million. Read more about Homesnap here.

QUICK LINKS

The Biggest Mistake Almost Every Real Estate Agent Makes

Are robots the future of property showings?

The Real Estate Agent of Tomorrow

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”

— STEVE JOBS,
American entrepreneur, co-founder of Apple Inc.

 

HOMES & LAND | FEBRUARY 2018

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