A British real estate company Monday launched a flat fee home listing service in San Diego County, charging sellers $3,200 to list a home.The cost is likely cheaper for most sellers who are used to a 2.5 percent listing fee, so the offer could save sellers hundreds of dollars in commission costs.Purplebricks, with its flat fee, adds to a growing number of companies that are lowering commission fees in the competitive Southern California housing market.Eric Eckardt, CEO of Purplebricks’ U.S. operation, said the company offers as much, or more, than a traditional real estate brokerage. Low listing fees are sometimes associated with agencies that don’t do much for clients. “The flat rate obviously is a great value,” he said. “Home sellers get 3-D virtual tours, a full-service offering, professional photography and a local real estate expert that actually shows up at the house and works with them throughout the process.”A typical listing fee is about 2.5 … [Read more...] about Purplebricks, flat fee real estate listers, launch in San Diego
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Economy | Real Estate’s Latest Bid: Zillow Wants to Buy Your House Advertisement Supported by ByBen Casselman and Conor Dougherty May 7, 2019 In today’s on-demand digital world, buying and selling a home remains stubbornly, painfully analog. Most sales still begin with a real estate agent (and a 6 percent commission). Most still end in an office, with the two sides signing page after page of legalese. Silicon Valley wants to change that. Tech companies have begun to nibble away at the edges of the residential real estate industry, offering virtual open houses, digital closings and other services. Now they are coming straight for the real estate transaction itself through “instant buying,” in which companies buy homes, perform some light maintenance and put them back on the market. … [Read more...] about Real Estate’s Latest Bid: Zillow Wants to Buy Your House
Streamline, a tech-enabled real estate company based in Philadelphia is participating in Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast, a celebration of technology throughout Philadelphia’s local organizations and businesses. Streamline recently launched, The Streamline Experience, the new way to shop new construction homes by using virtual reality as a home buying tool for selling homes during preconstruction. On Sunday, May 5th at the Streamline Sales Office, Streamline will feature multiple use-cases for virtual reality as an enhancement to the buyer experience in real estate transactions. Guests will have the opportunity to test web-based, standalone, and PC VR solutions that highlight the floor plans and interior finish selections of yet-to-be-built new construction homes. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Streamline partnered with Taco Riendo, a local Mexican restaurant known for their delicious tortas, tacos, and sopes, to throw a community block party in conjunction with … [Read more...] about The Streamline Experience: Virtual reality in real estate
Seminar on real estate trend in 2019 at VIR headquarters Despite facing challenges, the real estate market in 2019 is expected to continue on an upward trend, say both experts and investors. According to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, real estate business was the second largest business sector since early 2018, with the total registered capital of $6.5 billion in 87 newly registered projects. Speaking at the seminar, Nguyen Hong Son, consulting director of Savills Hanoi, said that in 2019 demand will focus on buying houses and improving the quality of life. Therefore, most homebuyers will pose higher requirements to developers. Nguyen Hong Son, consulting director of Savill Hanoi The value of each project no longer lies in the design, but also largely depend on how developers manage and operate the buildings. Therefore, investment in improving building management is becoming indispensable and is a new area for … [Read more...] about What are the real estate trends in 2019?
At a 13-story office tower under construction in Hollywood that will soon serve as the headquarters of Netflix, two floors of parking are designed for a different future: As the need for parking dwindles, that parking space can be easily converted into new office space. Even today, parking garages are typically underused. In the not-too-distant future, car shares, self-driving cars, increased investment in transit, or simple behavioral change could all shift the amount of parking people think they need. And the U.S. also has far more parking than necessary–in Seattle, for example, there are five parking spaces for every resident. Architects and city planners are increasingly realizing that valuable city space could be put to better use than storing cars. “There are 500 million parking spaces in the United States and 350 million people,” says Andy Cohen, co-CEO of Gensler, the architecture firm that designed the Hollywood office tower. “Think about … [Read more...] about These futureproof parking garages can easily morph into offices or housing