According to Brad Inman, founder and sole owner of Inman, real estate selling’s leading name in news, 2017 promises to be a fun and exciting year…
What does this innovator and thought leader predict for 2017 that others may have overlooked?
• In 2017, home sellers will come out on top
Between the market itself and home seller-centered tech innovations such as Opendoor and Knock, sellers are expected to sit down to – and leave the table – smiling throughout the majority of the year.
• The market to experience a temporary boost
Thanks to the Donald, job creation, and IRA jumps. However, this may not hold thanks to robot job theft.
• A woman won’t lead the country, but one will lead the NAR
Inman forecasts the National Association of Realtors will make a woman the CEO, despite “the old guard” lobbying for one of its own.
• Zillow will venture overseas
Acquiring a European portal in efforts to fill valuation expectations.
• Opendoor will do just that for nontraditional sellers
Becoming the second-largest broker in the U.S. after NRT, offering sellers the certainty they cannot get with traditional tactics.
• Redfin hits Wall Street
Taking the money and running to capture more share in existing markets as well as on the recruiting lines to fuel innovative and technological advancements.
• DocuSign hits the street, too
The IPO of the paperless crusader could be huge.
• Equity sharing goes mainstream
Supported by Freddie, Fannie, and other big lenders as buyers short on funds look for solutions to down payment dilemmas in pricey markets.
• The luxury market re-emerges post-facelift
Walkable neighborhoods are what all buyers are ogling, and as high-end cash hoarders tiptoe back into the market, green will fly.
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