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Now displaying: May, 2020
May 28, 2020

The Coronavirus forced many of us to work from home, leveraging technology to do our jobs remotely. Not only has this made us more comfortable with digital tools, it has us rethinking the need to commute to our offices on a daily basis. So, what do these changes mean for the real estate industry?

On this episode, Errol Samuelson, Chief Industry Development Officer at Zillow, joins Rob and Greg to share his top predictions around the post-pandemic future of real estate. He explores how commercial real estate is likely to change in light of COVID-19 and speaks to the potential to make transactions 100% digital moving forward.

Errol weighs in on how different geographies experienced the pandemic in different ways and how he thinks about the crisis’ potential long-term psychological impact. Listen in as Errol shares Zillow’s most recent stats on the changing consumer preferences for homes and learn how our growing comfort with virtualization will impact the way brokers and agents do business in the future.

 

What’s Discussed: 

 

Errol’s top predictions re: the post-pandemic future of real estate

How commercial real estate will change in light of COVID-19

The potential to make real estate transactions 100% digital

The accelerated consumer use of digital tools in the home search process

How Errol thinks about the possibility of virtual appraisals

How virtualization is likely to impact brokers and agents

Zillow’s stats on how working from home is shifting consumer preferences

How cities may look different in a post-pandemic world

The possibility for COVID-19 to have a long-term psychological impact

How different geographies experienced this pandemic in different ways

What sci-fi technology is likely to change real estate in the near future

How Zoom is driving changes in the way we communicate

Connect with Errol:

Errol on Zillow

@ErrolSamuelson

 

Connect with Rob and Greg:

Rob’s Website

Greg’s Website

 

Resources:

Dotloop’s 8 Predictions About the Post-Pandemic Future of Real Estate

The New York Times Article on Working from Home

CMLS Events

Books by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Atlantic Piece on the ‘Patchwork Pandemic’

Glenn Kelman’s Diary of a Pandemic Part 1

Glenn Kelman’s Diary of a Pandemic Part 2

Glenn Kelman’s Diary of a Pandemic Part 3

Cloud CMA Live

 

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May 11, 2020

Last week, Rob & Greg imagined what the future of real estate might look like in the aftermath of the pandemic, pending a best-case scenario. Today, they get real about what’s ahead for the industry given the reality of our current circumstances. And they’re bringing on a number of industry stakeholders to offer their outlook as well.

On this episode of Industry Relations, Rob and Greg are leading a group chat around what’s next for real estate as the Coronavirus pandemic plays out. The group offers predictions on how the MLS landscape may change, debating whether it’s the number of MLSs or the number of MLS databases that really matters and offering examples of hybrid solutions that may serve as a model for the future.

Greg and Rob go on to solicit the group’s thoughts on the potential shape of the recovery curve and the possibility of a shift to a buyer’s market in 2021. Finally, they explain why an increase in property taxes is likely in the aftermath of the COVID-19 bailout and how that might impact buyer demand in the real estate market. Listen in for insight on Open House numbers in states where stay-at-home orders have been lifted and learn how those stats might be a good sign for other industries.

What’s Discussed: 

A review of what Rob & Greg covered in their best-case discussion

Greg, Clint Skutchan, & John’s predictions re: the number of MLSs by 2023

Why the consolidation of data is more important than the total number of MLSs

Tim Dain’s vision of a future with ten or fewer MLS databases that talk to each other

How the pandemic demonstrates the industry’s underutilization of telecommunication

Why Georgia is watching the commercial market for clues re: the future of residential

Georgia’s concept of a J-shaped recovery

Why Joshua Lopour is predicting a buyer’s market in 2021

Why Greg expects a best-case scenario uptick in buyer demand

Why property taxes are likely to increase and how that might impact buyer demand

The significant uptick in Open Houses scheduled in states where stay-at-home orders have been lifted

How Open House numbers may be a good sign for other industries

Connect with Rob and Greg:

Rob’s Website

Greg’s Website

Resources: 

MLS Grid

MLS Aligned

Northstar MLS CDP

MetroList

Great Recession + COVID-19 Bailout Comparison

ShowingTime Showing Activity Statistics

 

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