Real Estate News Roundup: July 1st Edition


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This week’s round up brings us brings us some useful principles of influence for real estate pros, real estate technology, including virtual reality and driver less cars and more! This week’s news comes from Huffington Post, Dallas Business Journal, Bloomberg Business, Inman News, and ABC News!

There’s something for everyone to read, so make sure and share what articles resonated the most with you over at the Champions School of Real Estate facebook and twitter pages! Enjoy your morning read – see you next week!


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In Brief…

>> 6 Principles of Influence for Real Estate Pros  – By Irina Jordan, Huffington Post

As a real estate agent or broker, you have to persuade people to become your real estate clients and to trust you with the biggest purchase of their lives: their home. That is no small task, but if you know the principles of influence and understand how to apply them ethically, you can become the go-to agent in your area…

>> Real estate technology accelerator program Motive to launch in Dallas – By Danielle Abril, Dallas Business Journal

Motive, the brainchild of RealTech founder John Backes and his three co-founders, is a 12-week program that will offer real estate technology startups an initial investment of $40,000, free work space at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center and a network of real estate technology mentors. The accelerator program is slated to begin Sept. 1…

>> How Matterport is Bringing Virtual Reality to Real Estate – Video Source: Bloomberg Business

Matterport co-founder Matt Bell explains how the company is bringing virtual reality to real estate. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson on “Bloomberg West.” Revolution Ventures’ Clara Sieg also comments…

>> 10 real estate issues that could impact home sales this year – By Andrea Brambila, Inman News

The two biggest generations in history — millennials and baby boomers — will likely have the biggest impact on real estate this year and for the foreseeable future, according to The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)…

>> How Driverless Cars Could Impact Real Estate – By Carrie Rossenfeld,

Driverless cars could affect everything from where gas stations are placed to how much parking is needed for a given property, Partner Engineering and Science’s president Joe Derhake said in his presentation “Disruptive Technologies: Risks and Opportunities of Changing CRE Demands” during RealShare National Investment & Finance here yesterday…

>> Fox News Launching Real Estate Program   – By The Associated Press

Fox News Channel  announced that it will debut a new weekend series, “Bob Massi is the Property Man,” on July 11. Massi is a real estate attorney based in Las Vegas, and Fox says his show will explore all aspects of that city’s market. He’ll accompany first-time home buyers on a search for a place to live, and also look into multi-million dollar properties that are available. Experts will break down property trends and Massi will advise businesses and families who are having real estate difficulties.




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