There’s been a lot of talk lately about CoStar buying Realtor.com. Will it happen or is it just a rumor? What advantages would CoStar have if they do acquire Realtor.com? With a history of bold predictions and Nostrodamus-like moments, Rob and Greg share their thoughts on what’s most likely to happen. Find out why Rob believes multi-brands aren’t a good thing and Greg shares how this could help with CoStar’s SEO. Lots of thought experiments in this episode as they unravel the rumors behind CoStar’s purchase of Realtor.com.
Ever wondered how to get the most out of your listings and become a better agent? In this episode, Rob & Greg touch on the different technologies and marketing strategies that agents can use to get an edge in sales. Tune in for why Rob believes great photography is the best way and why Greg thinks it’s just putting lipstick on a pig and pricing is the best strategy.
A representative of Homes.com has reached out and said that the new version of their website has rolled out and has been live for the last couple of months. Though there has been no industry-wide notification and they have still yet to launch any of their much-touted “listing enhancement” products. The new site features include:
Completely new tech stack with noticed speed improvements
Historical AVM chart with three models + average
Deeper set of property characteristics from MLS,
IDX data via Ten-X in 460+ MLS markets (no more supplemental data via ListHub)
New agent search with updated agent profiles (includes transaction history)
New Homes Pro dashboard for agents on the back end (full integration with Homesnap Pro), and agent-client instant messaging for collaboration
How does new construction and existing inventory affect the housing market? Rob and Greg unpack the complexities of new construction’s influence on the housing market, with help from an actual expert Kevin Oakley with Do You Convert. In this episode, gain some unique insight into how new developments shape today’s property sector. Join us, as we take a deep dive into how new construction impacts the housing market.
What’s the real estate market going to look like in 2023? 2022 was a lackluster year and with layoffs and new leadership in the industry what does it all mean? Rob and Greg take on these questions and utilize their amateur economic skills to the fullest in this episode. Another steak bet is on the line. So who’s going to be the one ending up buying a whole cow in this take on 2023 industry economics?
What were some major events in the real estate industry in 2022? Want to know which event Rob and Greg betting a steak dinner on? Or why Rob believes MLS needs to approach a prepper mindset? In this episode, Rob and Greg follow up on last week’s episode and go further into the weeds about what happened in 2022. Join us as we wrap up and do a full review of 2022.