Here’s a batch of articles we found this past week that piqued our interest, including a look into the future of lockboxes, an agent’s thoughts on Amazon’s real estate venture and the rising investment in home remodeling.
Changes Coming to the Lockbox World, REALTOR® Magazine
REALTOR® Magazine takes at a look at the lockbox evolution and wonders what the future has in store for the device and how it will affect agents and sellers.
WHY do Amazon and Zillow want to take over Real Estate?, Scott Godzyk on ActiveRain
New Hampshire agent Scott Godzyk – a ShowingTime customer we previously highlighted – writes that while online behemoths Amazon and Zillow might reach more people, one thing the companies lack compared to traditional agents is the human element.
Americans Pour Record Sums Into Home Improvements, The Wall Street Journal
As the home shortage continues and home prices soar, a study shows Americans are expected to spend a record $316 billion in home remodeling this year.
3 Major League Baseball wives hit ‘home runs’ using realtor.com, Inman News
Baseball wives know all about moving, and with Major League Baseball’s trade deadline looming at the end of the month, many players and their families are going to pack up their bags. Three wives – Julianna (Ben) Zobrist, Leslee (Matt) Holliday and Jennifer (Chase) Utley – teamed with realtor.com and the Home Team Sports Network to produce several “Buyer’s and Seller’s” video segments to highlight the moving process.
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