The Future of Real Estate & Realtors

April 3, 2020 | 202 views

It is where the AI (Artificial Intelligence) takes over days worth of a real estate agent's hard work and computes results in a second. We are moving at an unprecedented pace in technology and everything seems to be moving faster with time - Data capture, data analysis, home comparables, broker commission splits, transaction timeline and much more. As AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IOT (Internet of things) take over most of the work of Realtors, the biggest question that lies ahead is "What is the future of Real Estate & Realtors? Would AI replace real estate agents in the near future or will there still be an inert need of knowledgable professionals when people want to buy or sell their homes?"

Spotlight

Pepper Construction Group

Pepper Construction Group is a general contracting and construction management firm that has served the non-residential, private, and government sectors since 1927. Our project management and field supervisors are dedicated to serving the unique needs of every customer, with a strong focus on building relationships that endure throughout the generations.

OTHER ARTICLES
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY

TOP TECH TRENDS TRANSFORMING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

Article | July 21, 2022

Real estate mobile apps and agent websites are becoming more and more popular as a means of searching for the right property, so those who are professionally engaged in this field and planning to expand their business should, in the first place, understand the market and look out for the latest real estate mobile app tech trends. Such awareness will allow you to make informed decisions embarking thus on the journey of lasting business promotion and development.

Read More
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY

Why Company Culture Matters in Commercial Real Estate

Article | June 9, 2022

The pursuit of exceptional people in today’s competitive commercial real estate market is a challenging proposition. DFW has a wealth of talent who could work at any number of prestigious real estate firms. So, what sets one global commercial firm apart from the next? How do we attract and keep the best in the industry to better serve our clients?

Read More
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY

What’s the Best Type of Commercial Real Estate Property for Investors

Article | July 6, 2022

Thinking about investing in commercial real estate? It can certainly be a lucrative venture. For those unfamiliar, this type of property is generally defined as land or buildings that are intended to generate a profit in some way. More specifically, commercial real estate is divided into subcategories. There are four main types, including multifamily, office, industrial, and retail. Which type is correct for you? It really depends. Each comes with its own set of pros and cons.

Read More

8 Ways to Vet a CPA for Your Real Estate Investing Business

Article | February 10, 2020

Even though it may sound like a simple undertaking, vetting a good certified public accountant for your real estate investing business takes a lot of research and effort. The best certified public accountant (CPA) advice for investors usually comes from one who either invests themselves in real estate (RE) or has many clients who do. These types of CPAs may also hold certified financial planning (CFP) certifications. Although most CPAs are knowledgeable about taxes in general and can sometimes assist investors in getting the most tax advantages for their real estate investments, CPAs who invest in RE themselves do have a great advantage in firsthand knowledge of investing.

Read More

Spotlight

Pepper Construction Group

Pepper Construction Group is a general contracting and construction management firm that has served the non-residential, private, and government sectors since 1927. Our project management and field supervisors are dedicated to serving the unique needs of every customer, with a strong focus on building relationships that endure throughout the generations.

Related News

REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

NestRange Offers Customizable, Actionable Property Data for Real Estate and Financial Industries

Altisource | December 07, 2022

Altisource, an integrated service provider and marketplace for the real estate and mortgage industries, has launched NestRange as a cost-effective, data-informed Automated Valuation Model that estimates the value of residential properties. This SaaS product leverages a national property database, geospatial comparable data, machine learning and AI to help real estate professionals, investors and financial institutions make decisions with confidence. The NestRange AVM is a fully interactive tool that estimates the value of single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and multifamily/apartments. The service draws from a robust data set of more than 150 million properties including over 750,000 active property listings. NestRange users have control over a variety of parameters including valuation input variables, property conditions, and the ability to select specific comparables used in the AVM calculation. The platform’s features don’t stop there – NestRange AVM reports include the NestRange Confidence Score, historical trends, detailed local market analysis and the ability to process AVMs in bulk. The NestRange Valuation API provides online integration and the ability to tap into the vast data and analytics within NestRange. Explore comparables, market information, trends, and more within your own environment. “NestRange offers essential tools to real estate professionals looking for AVMs they can trust – including the ability to get better insights into both distressed and non-distressed property valuations, We’re proud to have created a SaaS product that is so uniquely customizable.” -Israel Meir, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer The NestRange property AVM platform complements Altisource’s industry leading RentRange rental AVM service that has been providing rental data to investors and financial institutions for over a decade. Interested parties can visit NestRange.com to create customized property valuation reports now or to request a personalized demo. About NestRange NestRange is an Interactive AVM Solution for the Real Estate & Financial Industries. NestRange provides an automated valuation model that estimates the value of single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes and multifamily apartments. NestRange is the latest addition to the Altisource suite of appraisal and valuation products and services. About Altisource Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (NASDAQ: ASPS) is an integrated service provider and marketplace for the real estate and mortgage industries. Combining operational excellence with a suite of innovative services and technologies, Altisource helps solve the demands of the ever-changing markets we serve.

Read More

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT,REAL ESTATE ADVICE

Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. Celebrates Three Years of Strong Performance With Its Differentiated Approach

Clarion Partners | December 06, 2022

Leading real estate investment manager Clarion Partners is celebrating the three-year anniversary of the launch of the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. (“the Fund”) an innovative fund designed to provide investors of all types and sizes with access to a portfolio of research-backed institutional quality real estate holdings managed by Clarion’s industry-leading team. Clarion Partners, an independent investment manager of Franklin Templeton, has been a leader in building and managing private real estate portfolios for some of the world’s largest institutional investors for more than 40 years. As of September 30, 2022, the firm has more than $83.5 billion in real estate assets under management. The firm’s overall philosophy, which centers around the vision, judgment and execution to generate value for its investors, is the same approach underpinning the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund. “Our goal in launching the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund was to provide financial advisors and individual investors with a meaningful new choice so they could better build out their core real estate holdings. For too long, the ‘democratized’ options meant exposure to sub-optimal properties, high fees, long lockups, and an overreliance on leverage. Our Fund continues to provide solutions for each of those issues, and we’re thrilled to be marking this milestone and continuing to educate the marketplace about the benefits of thoughtfully constructed direct real estate exposure,” - Richard Schaupp, Clarion Partners Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for the Fund Since its launch in September 2019, the Fund has delivered an annualized return of 14.2% net of fees, and as of October 2022, the Fund has delivered a distribution rate of 5.23%. (See full historical performance below.) Investors and advisors have been drawn to the Fund’s highly differentiated approach, offering investors ease of access as a 40 Act vehicle, downside risk management with an investment strategy utilizing conservative leverage, and strong relative performance with very competitive fees. While other approaches to providing direct real estate exposure have morphed to become more private equity-like than private real estate, with this Fund we have stayed true to what has made Clarion such a valued partner for so many institutional investors for the past 40 years, Our disciplined approach to direct real estate investment has anchored us through both smooth markets and periods of heightened volatility as we are in now and has been the main driver of our success,said Janet Souk, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager. The Fund’s portfolio is made up of holdings in those real estate sectors that form the core of Clarion’s experience and expertise, including industrial, multifamily, and life sciences. Clarion has been investing in each of those sectors for years, and regularly publishes research designed to educate investors and help them understand the most meaningful trends shaping the real estate space in both the short- and long-term. About Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. (CPREIF) CPREIF offers individual investors direct access to a portfolio of privately-held, income-producing commercial real estate properties through an innovative investment fund driven by Clarion's deep real estate expertise. CPREIF is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that continuously offers its common stock. The fund’s investment manager, Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (“Franklin Resources”) and the fund’s investment sub-adviser, Clarion Partners, is an indirect, majority-owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources. In addition, the fund’s securities sub-adviser, Western Asset Management, also is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources. Hard copies of the fund’s complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request. About Clarion Partners Clarion Partners, an SEC registered investment adviser with FCA-authorized and FINRA member affiliates, has been a leading U.S. real estate investment manager for 40 years. Headquartered in New York, the firm maintains strategically located offices across the United States and Europe. With $83.5 billion in total assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its more than 500 domestic and international institutional investors. About Franklin Templeton Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 155 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers boutique specialization on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in equity, fixed income, multi-asset solutions and alternatives. With offices in more than 30 countries and approximately 1,300 investment professionals, the California-based company has 75 years of investment experience and approximately $1.3 trillion in assets under management as of October 31, 2022.

Read More

BROKERAGE,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Mississippi Footprint with Cabin & Creek Real Estate

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | December 06, 2022

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network is pleased to announce its further expansion in the Southeastern region with the addition of Cabin & Creek Real Estate, which will now operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate. The office will be owned by Mississippi state native Chuck Paulk who has 17 years of industry experience and expertise. Headquartered in Summit, Mississippi, the office will serve the Southwestern region of Mississippi. Since its creation Cabin & Creek Real Estate has grown; increasing its annual sales almost 10 times in less than 8 years and will now bring its success to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global brand. This is such a monumental milestone for our team, We are looking forward to growing and expanding throughout our marketplace under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand. This step in our business will allow us to better serve our clients, providing invaluable assistance from start to finish, said Paulk. By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ active referral and relocation networks, and its “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides an exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings. Its Prestige Magazine showcases network members’ premium listings with a strong lineup of feature stories covering topics that appeal to high-end real estate clients. “Given the demand we are seeing for homes in this area, it made sense for us to expand to better support this growing market, While the availability of country homes with land, homes in town and beyond are highly competitive, this team will be able to provide on-the-ground knowledge and provide clients with an exceptional experience throughout every part of the homebuying or selling process.” -Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate will have a team of agents supporting the new office who brings extensive familiarity of the Southwestern Mississippi market. Gino Blefari, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed the company to the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate is a clear example of our mission. It’s important to us that we align ourselves with individuals who share the same core values, and I have no doubt that this team will carry out these ethics seamlessly. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate is a full-service real estate agency specializing in country homes with land, homes in town, land tracts of all sizes, and the best in recreational properties. With its extensive market knowledge in commercial and residential transactions, it assists its clients in every step to guarantee a smooth and simple transition. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a global residential real estate network with more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices across 11 countries including, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, The Bahamas, and India. In 2021, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network represented more than $179.9 billion (USD) in real estate sales volume. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability, and longevity.

Read More

REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

NestRange Offers Customizable, Actionable Property Data for Real Estate and Financial Industries

Altisource | December 07, 2022

Altisource, an integrated service provider and marketplace for the real estate and mortgage industries, has launched NestRange as a cost-effective, data-informed Automated Valuation Model that estimates the value of residential properties. This SaaS product leverages a national property database, geospatial comparable data, machine learning and AI to help real estate professionals, investors and financial institutions make decisions with confidence. The NestRange AVM is a fully interactive tool that estimates the value of single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and multifamily/apartments. The service draws from a robust data set of more than 150 million properties including over 750,000 active property listings. NestRange users have control over a variety of parameters including valuation input variables, property conditions, and the ability to select specific comparables used in the AVM calculation. The platform’s features don’t stop there – NestRange AVM reports include the NestRange Confidence Score, historical trends, detailed local market analysis and the ability to process AVMs in bulk. The NestRange Valuation API provides online integration and the ability to tap into the vast data and analytics within NestRange. Explore comparables, market information, trends, and more within your own environment. “NestRange offers essential tools to real estate professionals looking for AVMs they can trust – including the ability to get better insights into both distressed and non-distressed property valuations, We’re proud to have created a SaaS product that is so uniquely customizable.” -Israel Meir, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer The NestRange property AVM platform complements Altisource’s industry leading RentRange rental AVM service that has been providing rental data to investors and financial institutions for over a decade. Interested parties can visit NestRange.com to create customized property valuation reports now or to request a personalized demo. About NestRange NestRange is an Interactive AVM Solution for the Real Estate & Financial Industries. NestRange provides an automated valuation model that estimates the value of single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes and multifamily apartments. NestRange is the latest addition to the Altisource suite of appraisal and valuation products and services. About Altisource Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (NASDAQ: ASPS) is an integrated service provider and marketplace for the real estate and mortgage industries. Combining operational excellence with a suite of innovative services and technologies, Altisource helps solve the demands of the ever-changing markets we serve.

Read More

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT,REAL ESTATE ADVICE

Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. Celebrates Three Years of Strong Performance With Its Differentiated Approach

Clarion Partners | December 06, 2022

Leading real estate investment manager Clarion Partners is celebrating the three-year anniversary of the launch of the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. (“the Fund”) an innovative fund designed to provide investors of all types and sizes with access to a portfolio of research-backed institutional quality real estate holdings managed by Clarion’s industry-leading team. Clarion Partners, an independent investment manager of Franklin Templeton, has been a leader in building and managing private real estate portfolios for some of the world’s largest institutional investors for more than 40 years. As of September 30, 2022, the firm has more than $83.5 billion in real estate assets under management. The firm’s overall philosophy, which centers around the vision, judgment and execution to generate value for its investors, is the same approach underpinning the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund. “Our goal in launching the Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund was to provide financial advisors and individual investors with a meaningful new choice so they could better build out their core real estate holdings. For too long, the ‘democratized’ options meant exposure to sub-optimal properties, high fees, long lockups, and an overreliance on leverage. Our Fund continues to provide solutions for each of those issues, and we’re thrilled to be marking this milestone and continuing to educate the marketplace about the benefits of thoughtfully constructed direct real estate exposure,” - Richard Schaupp, Clarion Partners Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for the Fund Since its launch in September 2019, the Fund has delivered an annualized return of 14.2% net of fees, and as of October 2022, the Fund has delivered a distribution rate of 5.23%. (See full historical performance below.) Investors and advisors have been drawn to the Fund’s highly differentiated approach, offering investors ease of access as a 40 Act vehicle, downside risk management with an investment strategy utilizing conservative leverage, and strong relative performance with very competitive fees. While other approaches to providing direct real estate exposure have morphed to become more private equity-like than private real estate, with this Fund we have stayed true to what has made Clarion such a valued partner for so many institutional investors for the past 40 years, Our disciplined approach to direct real estate investment has anchored us through both smooth markets and periods of heightened volatility as we are in now and has been the main driver of our success,said Janet Souk, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager. The Fund’s portfolio is made up of holdings in those real estate sectors that form the core of Clarion’s experience and expertise, including industrial, multifamily, and life sciences. Clarion has been investing in each of those sectors for years, and regularly publishes research designed to educate investors and help them understand the most meaningful trends shaping the real estate space in both the short- and long-term. About Clarion Partners Real Estate Income Fund Inc. (CPREIF) CPREIF offers individual investors direct access to a portfolio of privately-held, income-producing commercial real estate properties through an innovative investment fund driven by Clarion's deep real estate expertise. CPREIF is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that continuously offers its common stock. The fund’s investment manager, Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (“Franklin Resources”) and the fund’s investment sub-adviser, Clarion Partners, is an indirect, majority-owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources. In addition, the fund’s securities sub-adviser, Western Asset Management, also is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources. Hard copies of the fund’s complete audited financial statements are available free of charge upon request. About Clarion Partners Clarion Partners, an SEC registered investment adviser with FCA-authorized and FINRA member affiliates, has been a leading U.S. real estate investment manager for 40 years. Headquartered in New York, the firm maintains strategically located offices across the United States and Europe. With $83.5 billion in total assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its more than 500 domestic and international institutional investors. About Franklin Templeton Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 155 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers boutique specialization on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in equity, fixed income, multi-asset solutions and alternatives. With offices in more than 30 countries and approximately 1,300 investment professionals, the California-based company has 75 years of investment experience and approximately $1.3 trillion in assets under management as of October 31, 2022.

Read More

BROKERAGE,REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Mississippi Footprint with Cabin & Creek Real Estate

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | December 06, 2022

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a global residential real estate brokerage franchise network is pleased to announce its further expansion in the Southeastern region with the addition of Cabin & Creek Real Estate, which will now operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate. The office will be owned by Mississippi state native Chuck Paulk who has 17 years of industry experience and expertise. Headquartered in Summit, Mississippi, the office will serve the Southwestern region of Mississippi. Since its creation Cabin & Creek Real Estate has grown; increasing its annual sales almost 10 times in less than 8 years and will now bring its success to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global brand. This is such a monumental milestone for our team, We are looking forward to growing and expanding throughout our marketplace under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand. This step in our business will allow us to better serve our clients, providing invaluable assistance from start to finish, said Paulk. By joining the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate agents gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ active referral and relocation networks, and its “FOREVER Cloud” technology suite, a powerful source for lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides an exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for premier listings. Its Prestige Magazine showcases network members’ premium listings with a strong lineup of feature stories covering topics that appeal to high-end real estate clients. “Given the demand we are seeing for homes in this area, it made sense for us to expand to better support this growing market, While the availability of country homes with land, homes in town and beyond are highly competitive, this team will be able to provide on-the-ground knowledge and provide clients with an exceptional experience throughout every part of the homebuying or selling process.” -Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate will have a team of agents supporting the new office who brings extensive familiarity of the Southwestern Mississippi market. Gino Blefari, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed the company to the network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate is a clear example of our mission. It’s important to us that we align ourselves with individuals who share the same core values, and I have no doubt that this team will carry out these ethics seamlessly. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cabin & Creek Real Estate is a full-service real estate agency specializing in country homes with land, homes in town, land tracts of all sizes, and the best in recreational properties. With its extensive market knowledge in commercial and residential transactions, it assists its clients in every step to guarantee a smooth and simple transition. About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a global residential real estate network with more than 50,000 real estate professionals and nearly 1,500 offices across 11 countries including, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, The Bahamas, and India. In 2021, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network represented more than $179.9 billion (USD) in real estate sales volume. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability, and longevity.

Read More

Events