Real Estate Search Redefined

By teaching computers how to interpret the visual world, MLS photos are starting to unlock an enormous treasure trove of listing data that was previously unavailable.   While the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and square feet may have historically been the primary way to search for real estate, this may soon just be your starting […]

VC Funding Transforming Real Estate Industry

The real estate brokerage business is one of America’s last cottage-type industries. In 2015, the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) estimated the United States had roughly 2 million individual licensees active. These small entrepreneurial businesses control an enormous market share. That said, their independent nature means the industry has yet to consolidate […]

Being Chief Hits a Home Run at the T3 Summit

Rick Miller knows what it means to be a leader. Not only is he a former president of two Fortune 30 companies, but today he is a mentor for many of the large public company CEOs. He is also the author of the upcoming book called Be Chief. At the recent T3 Summit for real estate CEOs and […]

Is Online Auctioneering a Viable Way to Sell?, the Internet’s largest seller of distressed properties with over $37 billion in sales and over 200,000 properties sold, rebranded in early 2016 as Ten-X. Powered by a $50 million infusion from Google Capital made in March 2014, the rebranded site expands their existing bank-owned property business model to include both commercial and residential sales. […]

The Art of Solving Problems

The word Einstein has become a synonym for “brainy” and “intellectual”. Originating of course from Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most famous scientists of our time and widely regarded as one of the best problem solvers that ever lived. When you have a simple problem you usually know exactly what to do. However, more often than […]

Negative Interest Rates – Navigating Uncharted Waters

The last three major real estate downturns had their roots in the financial sector. Even though properties experienced extraordinary deflation during each of these downturns, over time the markets recovered with inflation stimulating a long-term upward trajectory in property values. For the first time in our lifetimes, however, negative interest rates could trigger a deflationary […]

Canada Danger Report – What Americans Don’t Know

T3 Summit Canada During the course of the past week, real estate brokers and salespeople of Canada received their own analysis of risks and opportunities when the Canada Real Estate Association (CREA), in association with the Swanepoel T3 Group, released the new D.A.N.G.E.R. Report (Canada Edition) at the Canadian T3 Summit. Featured at the Canadian […]

T3 Summit Is Sold Out!

Stay Ahead of Your Competition The 2016 T3 Summit is sold out. There is not a delegate seat available in the conference hall, nor is there a room available in the hotel. The entire Four Seasons in Westlake Village, California has been taken over for the 4th annual Swanepoel T3 Summit. In six weeks, some […]

Rebuilding the Real Estate Enterprise

Stay Ahead of Your Competition Real estate software is changing fast. Legacy systems are being retired and replaced with flexible, interchangeable solutions that brokers, agents, and teams can use to seamlessly operate their businesses. The themes in this new world are – interoperability, customization, and control. In the 2016 Swanepoel Trends Report, we delve deeper […]

Spotlighting Trendsetters (Part 2)

In Spotlighting Trendsetters Part 2, we continue our series on spotlighting newcomers to the SP200 list of the Most Powerful People in Real Estate. For the full list visit Cindy Ariosa, Senior Vice President, Long & Foster A New York native who attended college in Towson Maryland and never left, Ariosa began her real estate career at […]