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Thursday, January 30, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Are Realtors the next dinosaurs?

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems


I recently attended a real estate conference in New York sponsored by Inman News, the nation's largest online real estate news publication. I met a lot of old friends, made some new ones, and heard some interesting discussions. But the discussions I heard at Inman this time weren't about best practices and how to service clients better. Many of the attendees - brokers, bankers, techs and yes, agents - were discussing one thing: Are real estate agents soon to be extinct?

The reason so many were talking about this dystopian view of the real estate profession is that the handwriting appears to be on the wall for REALTORS® as we know them. Sean Black, a long-time real estate expert, Co-Founder & CEO of Knock.com and a founding team member of Trulia summed it up this way in a recent article in Forbes: "This arcane, inefficient structure is the way residential real estate has been done for the past 50- ...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Pre-fab mini-home comes with a mini-price: $19,000.

By Vanessa Saunders, MBA, MIMC , Broker Owner, Global Property Systems


As median home prices continue to surge and the shortage of homes for sale grinds on in the Hudson Valley real estate market, buyers are taking a second look at alternative housing options. Not surprisingly, modular and pre-manufactured homes are an option for some. Unlike pre-fab homes from the past, Singapore manufacturer Nestron makes mini-homes that are both inexpensive, and smart in style and technology.
Nestron recently showcased four different prefab options which come with a built-in artificial intelligence assistant named Canny that controls lighting, heating and security.


Prices start at $19,000 for the baseline Cube model to $59,000 for the top-of-the-line Legend. All four models include one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen and living space, all fully furnished with custom  dining table, sofa, TV, built-in bed rack, wardrobe, washing machine, and a water heater. 
All four models ...

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Friday, December 13, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Welcome HoweyCoin, the newest crypto-currency endorsed by the SEC.

Once upon a time, you could count the number and types of crypto-currency on one hand. That is no longer possible. The market for crypto - Bitcoins, Altcoins and tokens has grown in leaps and bounds. Besides Bitcoin, the "brand name" in crypto currency, there is LiteCoin, PotCoin (I think I know where they're going with that one), TitCoin (I have no idea where they're going with that one but their logo gives me a hint), NXT, MEM, ConYeCoin (as in a certain rap star) and DogeCoin, pronounced "Doggie-Coin."

The newest "coin" on the market and available online is called HoweyCoin. According to the HoweyCoin website, most travel businesses “require processing, centralized currency, and most importantly, nickel and dime fees that add up to literally billions.”

HoweyCoin is different, the site says, because:

“HoweyCoins utilize the latest crypto-technology to allow travelers to purchase all segments without these limitations, allowing HoweyCoin users to buy, sell ...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

The Better, Cheaper AND Faster Way to Close.

In a Deloitte study entitled "Block Chain In Commercial Real Estate" (CRE), the authors defined a block chain (note the word is not capitalized as it is the description of a process and not a name or brand) as “a decentralized, distributed, and public digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers so that the record cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks and the consensus of the network.”

What that mouthful means to lenders is significant. With block chain transactions, lenders will be able to qualify borrowers based on their digital credentials in seconds, versus days or even weeks today. Block chain transactions will also offer lenders the ability to store sensitive information like credit scores, social security numbers, and transaction records in a convenient, secure digital form. 

There are opportunities for block chain transactions in many facets of commercial real estate and real estate i ...

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