Recent Articles by Omri Barzilay

Wake-up call: What brokerages will need to do to keep up with agents’ demands

Wake-up call: What brokerages will need to do to keep up with agents’ demands

The value of brokers was paramount for decades because they offered services that were a necessity for real estate transactions to occur. In their profession, brokers provided a myriad of services that actually propelled the real estate industry thro...
By Omri Barzilay | Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Wake-up call: The brokerage model is evolving

Wake-up call: The brokerage model is evolving

The old saying that change is the only constant in the universe applies to everything that we do and that includes the brokerage model. Just recently, New York City-based, Compass raised an additional $50M at a reported valuation of $800 million to f...
By Omri Barzilay | Tuesday, October 13, 2015
11 content marketing tools to boost your traffic

11 content marketing tools to boost your traffic

Marketing your blog or website and creating a brand image requires an innate savviness. It can be difficult to create a message that resonates with customers. However, there are plenty of apps out there right now that can give you a jumpstart toward ...
By Omri Barzilay | Thursday, October 8, 2015
Infographic: 10 mistakes to avoid when investing in real estate

Infographic: 10 mistakes to avoid when investing in real estate

I made this list to expose those minute details that investors might miss if left uninformed. These points are from personal experience, as well as the many investors I have worked with. Here are the 10 mistakes to avoid when investing in real estate...
By Omri Barzilay | Monday, September 21, 2015
The rise of Chinese brokers

The rise of Chinese brokers

One of the most prominent trends in New York City real estate firms is the hiring of Chinese nationals. This trend is a result of the rising Chinese interest in purchasing NYC real estate over the past decade. The growth of Chinese economy combined w...
By Omri Barzilay | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Anticipating the next housing crisis? Not so fast

Anticipating the next housing crisis? Not so fast

For the first time since 2006, the Federal Reserve is indicating that it will raise their benchmark interest rate. Although the overall economy might not be in the best of shape, there has been enough progress across the board to warrant this decisio...
By Omri Barzilay | Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Staten Island’s turning point through renewed real estate development

Staten Island’s turning point through renewed real estate development

Although Staten Island might be separated from the rest of New York City thanks to a wide bay, there is no question that it is benefiting from the same rise in real estate interest as the other boroughs. ......
By Omri Barzilay | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Real estate investing in the year 2025

Real estate investing in the year 2025

Consider that a decade ago, YouTube was launched, Trulia and Zillow had just been incorporated, and Facebook had only a few million accounts, with only a few people seeing its true potential ......
By Omri Barzilay | Friday, April 10, 2015
6 biggest challenges of real estate crowdfunding

6 biggest challenges of real estate crowdfunding

The Internet has unleashed the power of crowdfunding, which has allowed ordinary people to invest in large properties that were once the domain of multimillionaires, large companies and big corporations ......
By Omri Barzilay | Monday, February 23, 2015