The Real Word: Why Evergrande's $300B debt matters
Opinion
This week, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss Evergrande’s financial crisis, a Florida agent who's being sued in $4.8M transaction, and the paint color that can cool a home better than air-conditioning
by Byron Lazine Sep 24
The Real Word: How flippers are combating low inventory
Opinion
This week, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss flipping in a low-inventory market, renters and home affordability, and agents on TikTok
by Byron Lazine Sep 17
The Real Word: Do Americans want to live farther from neighbors?
Opinion
This week, Bryon and Nicole discuss new trends like fence renovations, shifts in home preferences and agents like Ryan Serhant building their brand in the real estate industry.
by Byron Lazine Sep 10
The Real Word: Does listing feedback really matter?
Opinion
This week, Bryon and Nicole discuss if listing feedback actually matters, the surge of coworking spaces during COVID and the biggest listing cliches agents are guilty of using (and reusing).
by Byron Lazine Sep 3
The Real Word: Is the eviction crisis really overblown?
Opinion
This week, Bryon and Nicole discuss how the eviction crisis is more "clickbait" than we may think, if HOA and condo boards is good for business and an MTV show that's making a comeback
by Byron Lazine Aug 27
The Real Word: Is Zillow's ShowingTime deal fraught with competition issues?
Opinion
This week, Bryon and Nicole discuss whether Zillow is potentially becoming a monopoly and go over a list of things to do before selling a home and real estate tips from Kim Kardashian
by Byron Lazine Aug 20
The Real Word: What did Zillow's Q2 earnings report reveal?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss a Black real estate agent and his clients who were handcuffed while touring a home, Zillow seeing profits slip and real estate agents paying NCAA athletes
by Byron Lazine Aug 13
The Real Word: Are sellers spying on agents?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss a growing number of sellers who use spy cams during showings, the slowing down of bidding wars, and Liz Vaynerchuk-Novello’s simple strategy that makes a big difference
by Byron Lazine Aug 6
The Real Word: Does this new Connecticut law jeopardize teams?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss a new law put into place that affects Connecticut real estate teams, how telling a couple to get counseling led to more deals for one agent, and Brad Inman’s big announcement
by Byron Lazine Jul 30
The Real Word: Will Biden's executive order really upend real estate?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Biden’s executive order, why singles are moving and Opendoor’s new referral rewards program
by Byron Lazine Jul 23
The Real Word: What the DOJ-NAR battle means for agents
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the DOJ withdrawing its settlement offer to NAR, the first state to ban homebuyer love letters, and a study that shows what the majority of real estate listings are lacking
by Byron Lazine Jul 16
The Real Word: How is the end of remote work impacting markets?
Opinion
This week on The Real Word, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how an end to remote work is impacting real estate markets. Plus, iBuying activity and Instagram’s new focus
by Byron Lazine Jul 9
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