Torii | July 13, 2020
Torii, Inc., a technology company and real estate brokerage serving the Greater Boston area and the San Francisco Bay Area, today announced the newest release of its popular "swiper" technology in its app (free on iOS and Android) and on web. Torii's real estate listings search allows prospective home buyers to discover houses like no other real estate service, letting users swipe right to "favorite" a house listing and swipe left to "block" a listing (or remove it from search results). Users of popular dating apps will feel at home with the swiping feature. According to recent research from the National Association of Realtors, the majority of home buyers find the home they will purchase online or via an app, and say that finding the right property is the most difficult part of the buying process. With Torii, after swiping through listings, buyers will begin to see more recommended properties based on their interests, saving them valuable time.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
prnewswire | November 11, 2020
While numerous sturdy businesses falter from the effect of the worldwide pandemic, the extravagance private land market keeps on indicating striking versatility.
Energized by a bunch of elements - among them, a departure from high-thickness metropolitan zones to more rural, single-family home and bequest centered settings - the world's moguls (about 47 million in number) have reclassified extravagance living.
These, in addition to numerous different discoveries identified with the very good quality market, are noted in The Modern Luxury Home: Reimagined - a just-delivered half-yearly investigation by Luxury Portfolio International® (LPI), as a team with YouGov Affluent Perspective. The generally adored brand, which contains in excess of 200 driving very good quality land businesses, is the extravagance showcasing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.
The whitepaper separates various patterns that are presently affecting the well-to-do shopper's spending designs. The acquisition of extravagance merchandise, travel and experiential exercises, for example, have been everything except diminished by COVID-19. In any case, by that equivalent token, very good quality land has demonstrated to be amazingly versatile and more than fit for withstanding the current conditions.
"Our research indicates that, while the world's high-net-worth individuals have benefited from growing valuations in financial assets, the coronavirus continues to generate tremendous uncertainty," said Mickey Alam Khan, President of Luxury Portfolio International®. "To that end, luxury real estate is proving to be an ideal investment, and consumer preparedness to purchase is very high, with many regions experiencing record sales."
Extra features from the report include:
Overall, is three purchasers for each two merchants, exemplified by the way that, in certain business sectors, the gracefully of single-family homes might be as low as a few months of accessible stock (12-year and a half of stock is viewed as ideal in the extravagance private land market).
At this crossroads, it isn't exceptional to have various proposals on a posting, which implies that purchasers ought to be set up to have solid proposals close by.
Plans to buy an essential home have moved upward during the pandemic, while plans to buy a subsequent home have been moving marginally descending - mainly because of movement limitations - while patterns to sell declined, cultivating a lack of accessible stock. To put it plainly, the report uncovers a genuine "dream market" for dealers.
Of those reviewed, around 61% of wealthy purchasers and 57% of well-to-do merchants noticed that they favored eye to eye property visits with a realtor - implying that operators must be completely versed on COVID-19 conventions in their separate regions.
The interest for spaces that take into account one's "self" are on the ascent, as are home rebuilds, (increases, and so forth), with 32% of those studied taking note of that they might want to revamp.
Seen estimations of home highlights and comforts shift by value range:
In the U.S. $1M to $1.9M territory, outside regions are sought after alongside a committed home office. As work-from-home has gotten universal, thus, as well, has the requirement for a peaceful spot to video talk and be beneficial.
In the U.S. $2M to $2.9M territory, unwinding and an action room are most noteworthy popular, with extravagance property holders are utilizing health practices to battle the pressure of progress and now life at home almost all day, every day.
In the U.S. $3M to $5M+ territory, checked home security (without a doubt because of the steady 'at home' status of the vast majority), and home diversion spaces are progressively searched after.
Property venture is ready to develop, with 61% of those studied showing their next huge purchase will be a home-related speculation (either a buy or redesign). 20% showed that it will be a vehicle. The level of the individuals who addressed relaxation get-aways, top notch food, and top of the line design enrolled in the single digits.
Despite the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, by and large shopper trust in both the U.S. furthermore, Europe have gotten back to approach notable levels. The prosperous in Canada and China are as yet working their way back. Altogether, (66%) of the worldwide rich state certainty impacts their longing to make extravagance buys. This, obviously, is a main marker of generally speaking purchaser recuperation.
"One very compelling takeaway from the survey involves the affluent consumer's confidence," concluded Alam Khan. "While most high-net-worth individuals are not only enduring, but may well be prospering through the pandemic, 80% of those surveyed noted that they were in good shape to withstand a recession. So, whether the financial headwinds are positive or negative, the affluent consumer will remain pivotal to the global economy."
ABOUT LUXURY PORTFOLIO INTERNATIONAL
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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Zillow Group | October 04, 2021
Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z and ZG), which is transforming the way people buy, sell, rent and finance homes, today announced the closing of its acquisition of ShowingTime, an online scheduling platform for home showings. Touring is one of the most important steps in the home shopping and selling journey, and ShowingTime's technology has streamlined and improved the touring experience. The company is an industry leader, and Zillow Group will continue to invest in ShowingTime to improve its functionality.
Zillow Group entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShowingTime in February 2021 for $500 million. The transaction was successfully closed upon meeting customary closing conditions.
About Zillow Group:
Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z and ZG) is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life's next chapter. As the most visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates offer customers an on-demand experience for selling, buying, renting or financing with transparency and nearly seamless end-to-end service. Zillow Offers® buys and sells homes directly in dozens of markets across the country, allowing sellers control over their timeline. Zillow Home Loans™, our affiliate lender, provides our customers with an easy option to get pre-approved and secure financing for their next home purchase. In September 2020, Zillow launched Zillow Homes, Inc., a licensed brokerage entity, to streamline Zillow Offers transactions. Zillow Group's affiliates and subsidiaries include Zillow®, Zillow Offers®, Zillow Premier Agent®, Zillow Home Loans™, Zillow Closing Services™, Zillow Homes, Inc., Trulia®, Out East®, ShowingTime, Bridge Interactive, dotloop, StreetEasy®, HotPads®. Zillow Home Loans, LLC is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #10287
ShowingTime is the industry leader in home touring technology and a proud affiliate of Zillow Group. ShowingTime's technology and services simplify the online tour scheduling process for buyers, sellers and agents across the industry. ShowingTime products are used in hundreds of MLSs representing more than one million real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada.