Most agents will be able to invest in tech startups next year

  • Real estate agents will be able to invest in tech startups sometime next year thanks to new rules approved by the SEC.
  • The new rules means real estate agents could theoretically mobilize behind industry-friendly startups.
  • They also might boost real estate crowdfunding's benefit to developers and home flippers.

Quigler, a startup designing a communication platform for real estate agents and consumers, envisions receiving small investments from thousands of real estate agents. The agents would “become apostles for Quigler to the public and within the business,” Quigler CEO David Michonski wrote in a recent email. “After all, these ARE salespeople who are in the business of selling every day.”