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#RECALL: Crowdfund effort to organize homebuyers, reform real estate

@RalphNader CROWDFUND: Back to Future: Use Master Class w/ @RalphNader to organize #homebuyers, battle #RECartel https://t.co/GyoONLhZZI #RECALL #RE2020 pic.twitter.com/L9Y6Dj2uSF — Bill Wendel (@RealEstateCafe) April 28, 2017 Breaking News: Legislature tables bill to disclose real estate commissions In an age of

Posted in #REonTap, Bidding wars, Consumer protection, Crowdfunding, Defensive Homebuying, Dual Agency Detective, Homebuyer Clubs, RE2020, Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance

10 trends pointing to Group Housing, Intentional Communities too?

“It’s definitely a case of going back to the future,” one of the advocates Co-Living told NPR, but there’s a lot more than technology that brought them together. Here’s a top of the head list of 10 MEGA-trends pointing to

Posted in "We" companies, Co-Living, Creative class, Crowdfunding, Group housing, Homebuyer Clubs, Idea Bar, Intentional Communities, Market trends, Spiritual Home

Neighbors in a post-Snowden era: Would N-Scores increase Happiness?

To ask “Are you the neighborhood snob?”, as Boston.com’s real estate blog did yesterday, misses the point of Trulia’s Neighbor Survey.  Is anyone else concerned that 2/3rds of American say they like their neighbors, but nearly half don’t know their

Posted in Buyer agent, Extreme Househunting, Homebuyer Clubs, Idea Bar, IntentCasting, Mapping, Proactive househunting, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance, reVRM, Tech Trends, VRM

Consumer Revolution in Real Estate? Nader was right

Twenty years after consumer advocates gathered in Boston to seed a “Consumer Revolution in Real Estate,”  Ralph Nader’s prophetic words sting: “…we’ve all seen intervals in industries when there are reform movements and then, about ten, twenty years later, it’s

Posted in Bidding wars, Buyer agent, Consumer protection, Dual Agency Detective, Dump Dual Agency, Homebuyer Clubs, Housing bubble, Real Estate Bubble, Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance, Unbundling the Commission

How will Digital Asset Grid, Identity & VRM transform real estate?

Q: @windley #Intentcasting will transform #realestate Whats best way to build apps / seed demos vimeo.com/51827693 #innotribe #sibos #VRM — Bill Wendel (@RealEstateCafe) November 2, 2012 As some innovators build new business models based on the believe that “personal data

Posted in Change Agents, Homebuyer Clubs, Idea Bar, IntentCasting, Real Estate Consumer Bill of Rights, Real Estate Roundtables, RECALL: Real Estate Consumer Alliance, reVRM, Savings & Rebates, Tech Trends, Unbundling the Commission, VRM

Don’t wait for “group buying” sites to deliver real estate savings, propose your own!

Comment on @InmanNews blog post: Groupon, other big ‘group buy’ sites slow to embrace real estate Like nearly anything online, there are “do-it-yourself” options for anyone in the real estate industry – broker, lender, seller, or product / service vendor

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Posted in "We" companies, Coupons, DIY Homebuyers, Do-it-yourself, Group buying, Homebuyer Clubs, Real estate deals, Real-time real etate, reVRM, Savings & Rebates, Tech Trends, VRM

Groupon for Real Estate or GroupCon? Choose MEGA-savings, not marginal coupons!

Glad to see one of the most innovative thought leaders in e-commerce moving the “Groupon for Real Estate” conversation from industry insiders to the blogosphere, but note that Pat Kitano’s blog post is real estate agent-centric and may assume traditional

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Idea Starter: What if homebuyers & sellers managed their own data?

When the headline “Freeing ‘captured’ homebuyers” arrived in my email two weeks ago, I thought the real estate industry had just discovered VRM: Vendor Relationship Management (see series of videos above for an overview).  But scanning the article quickly, it

Posted in "We" companies, Change Agents, Consumer protection, Homebuyer Clubs, Idea Bar, Listing buyers, Mobile real estate, Savings & Rebates, Tech Trends, Trend analysis, Unconference, VRM

Gov 2.0 Idea Starter: Using social media to bring about reforms / prevent another housing bubble

  Attending Gov 2.0 Camp New England at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  You can watch online at http://bit.ly/gov20ne.  Hope others in attendance and online participate in these real estate roundtables and ongoing working groups.  Follow http://Twitter.com/RealEstateCafe for more information.

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