Bess Freedman on BHS' 150 years — and that thing with Ryan Serhant
The CEO unapologetically said 'old school is the best school' while acknowledging that the ability to evolve while keeping agents and clients at the forefront has added to the brokerage's longevity
Luxury in '22: Market slowdowns, reality TV, the metaverse and more
Luxury buyers finally decided to take a pause in 2022 as economic volatility shook the market. But despite a market slowdown, luxury companies and agents kept making interesting moves
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 23
So Meta: Propy offers certification in virtual world real estate
Propy's course announcement is aligned with two well-known independent brokerages, The Agency and Brown Harris Stevens, announcing Metaverse initiatives
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 15
'Proud to be geeky and nerdy,' BHS and Metaverse Institute partner
Brown Harris Stevens' agents will gain access to 8 learning modules powered by The Metaverse Institute, a company founded this year by real estate professionals from CORE and Compass
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 15
The Agency headed to Decentraland with launch of first metaverse office
The Agency Turks and Caicos' new office will be headquartered in Decentraland and developed in partnership with investment company MREIT. It marks the first metaverse office for The Agency
Bored apes and Dogecoin. LA ‘Crypto House’ listed for $1.2M
The owner created a house that’s fit for Airbnb, complete with walls lined with NFTs, memes and other relics of crypto’s heyday. It's for sale for about 20.4M Dogecoins
by Taylor Anderson Oct 21
Playing the long game? Here's what's next for crypto
What crypto players are still standing as the market sheds weaker competitors? Rich Hopen outlines what's next and what to expect in this Crypto Corner column
by Rich Hopen Sep 15
Mark Cuban thinks metaverse real estate is ‘the dumbest’ thing ever
The billionaire investor and NBA franchise owner thinks buying virtual plots of land in a crypto-fueled metaverse is dumb. Like 'super, meta, immaculately dumb'
by Daniel Houston Aug 11
'Crypto mortgage' lets homebuyers leverage bitcoin as collateral
30-year loans of up to $5M provided by Florida-based Milo Credit LLC allow investors to avoid capital gains taxes — and don't require down payments, credit scores or US citizenship
by Matt Carter Jul 19
Here are the 6 emerging luxe buyers of 2022: Engel & Völkers
Running the gamut from a group dubbed 'Crypto Visionaries' to one called 'The New American Rancher,' they come in all ages from all backgrounds with preferences for how they want to live
3 trends poised to disrupt the real estate landscape
From blockchain to proptech, and everything in between, there's always something new on the real estate horizon. Here are the trends that are currently changing the game
Agents can't let crypto creep into their real estate spheres
This month: A veteran agent is developing a side interest in cryptocurrency that is bleeding into her real estate business. Should her broker keep her focused on their primary business?
by Anthony Askowitz Jun 28
Crypto Corner: How blockchain is changing real estate
Rich Hopen invites you to jump down the crypto rabbit hole in his new series for Inman. First up, the basics of bitcoin and blockchain
by Rich Hopen Jun 10
Time to get creative: 3 strategies for finding buyers homes
Buying a home is hard, but it's not impossible. As a knowledgeable expert with a fiduciary duty to your clients, it's your role to help buyers weigh and evaluate their options
by Nobu Hata May 27
Propy launches new blockchain-based title and escrow product
The technology should bring transactions closer to the 'click-to-close' experience many real estate players have been chasing for years. It is available in 3 states with plans of expansion
by Jim Dalrymple II May 19