The Real Word: Should MLSs ditch 'Coming Soon' status?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the largest MLS in Ohio ditching 'Coming Soon' status, the most affordable beach towns in the U.S. and Ray Ellen’s Instagram Reel
by Byron Lazine Jul 2
The Real Word: Is Blackstone deal a sign the market will stay hot?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss signs the housing market will stay hot, nightmare houses and 2021 Agent Rankings from Real Trends
by Byron Lazine Jun 25
The Real Word: Why are there discrepancies in appraisals?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White invite Warren Sumner to discuss the appraisal process, plus Dave Ramsey vs. eXp, and a property website that was awarded a Webby honor
by Byron Lazine Jun 18
The Real Word: Can the appraisal process be color-blind?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss racial discrimination in homebuying, NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and using TikTok as a real estate agent
by Byron Lazine Jun 11
The Real Word: Is sight unseen the way to go?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss buying a home sight unseen, co-housing and how to win bidding wars
by Byron Lazine Jun 4
The Real Word: Could buying leads put your business in danger?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss why millennial homebuyers have regrets, buying leads and the first property in the nation to be paid in Dogecoin
by Byron Lazine May 28
The Real Word: $136M Montana ranch sets record
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss NAR’s controversial proposal, the sale of Climbing Arrow Ranch, and an agent who tested out the Knock Home Swap
by Byron Lazine May 14
The Real Word: Are you using these bidding war strategies?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how increasing lumber costs are affecting buyers, bidding war tactics and how YouTubers are influencing the housing market
by Byron Lazine May 7
The Real Word: What Biden's tax proposals might mean for real estate
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how Biden’s tax proposals could affect real estate, Zillow Zestimates in today’s housing market and Matt Lionetti’s latest Instagram Reel
by Byron Lazine Apr 30
The Real Word: How does climate change affect the housing market?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how climate change is affecting the housing market, Zillow’s ad campaign, and features you should be using on Facebook and Instagram
by Byron Lazine Apr 23
The Real Word: Which markets saw the largest inflow of new homebuyers?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss mortgage changes for vacation homes, how many Americans moved during the pandemic and videos every agent should make
by Byron Lazine Apr 16
The Real Word: Is New York City making a comeback?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the demand for office space, the end to the NYC exodus and The Smith Group's new listing video
by Byron Lazine Apr 8
The Real Word: When will the market cool down?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss when the market is expected to cool down, a neighbor’s listing that revealed a roaming cat and how landlords are dealing with the eviction ban
by Byron Lazine Apr 2
The Real Word: Could independent contractor status die?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the status of real estate agents as independent contractors, how to generate more listings and who's crushing it on TikTok
by Byron Lazine Mar 26
The Real Word: How will rising rent prices affect the housing market?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss rising rent prices, alternative home financing and how Matt Lionetti stands out from the crowd
by Byron Lazine Mar 19
The Real Word: Are Opendoor's plans too ambitious?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Opendoor’s expansion plans, Google Alerts for your business and a viral listing
by Byron Lazine Mar 12
The Real Word: What does Zillow's earnings mean for solo agents?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow’s shareholder letter, Compass acquisitions and direct mail strategies that work
by Byron Lazine Mar 5
The Real Word: Can ShowingTime competitors step up?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the new showing platform Instashowing, Redfin’s acquisition of RentPath, and Kim Kardashian's and Kayne West's divorce.
by Byron Lazine Feb 26
The Real Word: Should you blame Zillow or your leaders?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Brad Inman’s reaction to Zillow acquiring ShowingTime, buyer's regret during the health crisis and fair housing policy regarding buyer letters
by Byron Lazine Feb 22
The Real Word: What does Zillow's ShowingTime acquisition mean for agents?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow’s acquisition of ShowingTime, Grant Cardone’s partnership with eXp Realty and how The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance relates to real estate
by Byron Lazine Feb 12
The Real Word: How are millennials shaping the market?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how millennials are shaping the market, time-wasters agents should avoid and utilizing IG Reels
by Byron Lazine Feb 5
The Real Word: Should agents stop building their brands?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss whether or not real estate agents should build their own brand, the 2021 market and the sale of Tommy Hilfiger’s Connecticut estate
by Byron Lazine Jan 29
The Real Word: What did the 2020 migration study reveal?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss United Van Lines’ migration study, Greg Hague’s new venture and 2021’s real estate events
by Byron Lazine Jan 22
The Real Word: 5 more trends from the 2021 Swanepoel Trends Report
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the remaining 5 trends from this year's edition of the Swanepoel Trends Report
by Byron Lazine Jan 15
The Real Word: 4 trends from the 2021 Swanepoel Trends Report
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss a handful of trends from this year's edition of the Swanepoel Trends Report, often described as one of the most comprehensive pieces of real estate literature to be published every year
by Byron Lazine Jan 8
The Real Word: What to expect in 2021
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss economists' 2021 predictions, the sale of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and the Swanepoel Trends Report
by Byron Lazine Dec 31
The Real Word: Did Brad Inman's 2020 predictions come true?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Brad Inman's predictions from last year, how home design could change and top social media trends for 2021
by Byron Lazine Dec 24
The Real Word: How to stretch your lead gen budget
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss lead generation budget, HousingWire’s media move and Netflix’s contribution to end systemic racism
by Byron Lazine Dec 18
The Real Word: Looking at one economist's 2021 forecast
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the 2021 forecast from a chief economist, how to deal with overpriced listings and what to look for when outsourcing marketing
by Byron Lazine Dec 11
The Real Word: Did this listing video go too far?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the listing video that elicited shocked responses from viewers and agents, things the real estate industry should be grateful for and CoStar’s acquisition
by Byron Lazine Dec 4
The Real Word: Verify your sources always
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss why agents need to verify their sources, how to update a home and holiday emails
by Byron Lazine Nov 27
The Real Word: How will a vaccine affect the housing market?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how a vaccine might impact the housing market and NAR’s new ethics changes
by Byron Lazine Nov 20
The Real Word: Is this Zillow's biggest threat?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the company Zillow fears and why a viral video caused Corcoran to drop an agent
by Byron Lazine Nov 9
The Real Word: Did a chabot just replace an agent?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss a buyer who purchased a home with a robot, odd seller contingencies, and a ski-in, ski-out VRBO cabin
by Byron Lazine Oct 30
The Real Word: Hidden seller costs every agent should disclose
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss why agents need to disclose all costs to sellers, how buyers are using Airbnb rentals and the best branded gifts
by Byron Lazine Oct 23
The Real Word: How efficient are agents?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss why you shouldn’t ignore Zillow, how inbound moves have shifted and Ryan Serhant’s new brokerage
by Byron Lazine Oct 16
The Real Word: Zillow to hire agents — now what?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow’s latest announcement, Netflix’s new social media docudrama and America’s largest artificial surf park
by Byron Lazine Oct 2
The Real Word: Should agents disclose referral fees?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the importance of disclosing referral fees, markets in trouble and ways to use TikTok for business
by Byron Lazine Sep 25
The Real Word: Do these buyer's agent behaviors need to stop?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss buyer's agent behavior that needs to stop, the importance of high-speed internet and a new design trend that's popping up
by Byron Lazine Sep 18
The Real Word: How can agents win bidding wars?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss strategies and tactics for winning bidding wars, which are currently on the rise, and words to avoid during negotiations
by Byron Lazine Sep 4
The Real Word: When should buyers walk away?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss when buyers should walk away from a property, buyer beliefs and Jerry Seinfeld's thoughts on New York City
by Byron Lazine Aug 28
The Real Word: Will there be a rise in foreclosures?
Opinion
More this week: Byron and Nicole discuss mortgage delinquencies, outdated seller beliefs and Blockbuster’s themed Airbnb
by Byron Lazine Aug 21
The Real Word: Is 'was' a word of the past?
Opinion
More this week: Traits real estate agents should possess and how a virtual reality experience helped sell an $18M condo in record time
by Byron Lazine Aug 7
Fleeing New Yorkers are fueling markets in the Northeast
New York City buyers are buying based on the home and agnostic to location, looking as far south as Baltimore according to panelists at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Aug 4