Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, the CEO of SoftBank, a funder of Opendoor and Compass, said he’s “embarrassed” by his tech investments’ results, which spurred quite the debate among Byron and colleagues.

Byron Lazine and Nicole White are two agents in Connecticut who give us their thoughts on the week’s news every Friday in “The Real Word,” a weekly video column on Inman.

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank, a funder of Opendoor and Compass, said he’s “embarrassed” by his tech investments’ results, which spurred quite the debate among Byron and colleagues. Listen in for more on the dispute.

Plus, will iRenting become a thing? Startup Doorstead bagged $3.3 million in funding to find out. IRenting is “a new class of risk-free property management … by providing landlords guaranteed rental income, regardless of occupancy,” according to the company.

Marketing highlight of the week

The Biebs. Justin Bieber went on an Instagram spree, putting it out there that he wants to sell his $8.5 million mansion. Needless to say, it’s gotten a bit of attention from the real estate community.

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