Brian Hero South Florida Luxury Estate Specialist

Brian Hero Luxury Real Estate Specialist and leading

Real Estate agent in Fort Lauderdale announces his NEW Mobile App.

Brian Hero leads in innovative marketing to give more exposure to his clients’ listings.

 

Today, the rapid growth of mobile devices requires successful agents to add to their marketing tools an agent personal mobile app. This gives Brian’s clients exposure 24/7 worldwide on the Apple and Google app stores. All agents strive to gain exposure and mobile devices now account for well over 50% of all home searches.

The FREE apps can be downloaded on either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

             

To See a Live Working Demo Click On the Cell Phone Image Below.

LUXURY PROPERTIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Luxury real estate is Brian Hero’s specialty. Brian is an experienced broker and top producing South Florida real estate specialist. He has been a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida since 1998, a member of the prestigious Master Brokers Forum, and his experience in selling luxury properties is unparalleled. In fact, his 2014 sales of over $31,000,000 ranked him as one of the top agents within the company as well as in all of South Florida.

With Brian’s help, you can easily navigate the entire luxury residential market in South Florida. Whether you are looking for a luxury waterfront residence or a condominium in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour or Aventura, Brian can help you find the ideal property.

The property search process can be daunting and having an experienced agent to assist you is invaluable. Brian will make your property search productive, pleasurable and will help you locate the ideal property. With Brian, you are choosing the best South Florida luxury real estate specialist. With ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, you are choosing the leader in South Florida luxury real estate sales. We are the #1 firm in local luxury condo sales (over $500,000) and we exclusively represent over $3 billion in new luxury developments. Our firm’s average listing price of $1.3 million is among the highest in South Florida.

8 Real Estate Startups to Watch

Entrepreneurs have long been using technology to remove barriers and make time-intensive processes more efficient across many industries, yet real estate innovation has seemed to lag behind. The tried-and-true process of purchasing property has had a rigid flow. Still, there are a handful of startups nibbling around the edges, hoping to get a piece of the massive real estate market.

The latest real estate tech startups infuse the industry with much needed innovation, allowing for more creative solutions when it comes to data sharing, project management and even funding. From property listing and lease management to crowdfunding and even virtual viewing, here are some of the startups having the biggest impact on the real estate market today.

AgentDesks
This innovative app combines a powerful CRM for agents with a networking space, making it easier than ever to interact with other agents and to manage contacts and relationships. AgentDesks serves as a mobile workstation for commercial and residential real estate agents, simplifying how they manage information, projects and prospects.

LiquidSpace
Targeting new businesses and startups in need of office space, LiquidSpace makes it possible to set up shop in just a few hours, instead of a few weeks. This startup matches those with space to let with those looking for new office digs – and helps out with all of the lease and payment details, too.

VTS
This New York based startup has already raised $84 million, making it the most well funded company in commercial real estate technology, and continues to gain ground. The technology is an asset management and leasing platform that provides real-time analytics to landlords and brokerage firms. With VTS, brokers and landlords can manage deal activity, identify trends and quantify portfolio performance from their desktop or mobile device. To date, more than 3 billion square feet of real estate are managed on VTS.

HighTower

Founded in 2015, this innovative management platform takes advantage of the cloud to bring together all parties in the commercial leasing process. Hightower enables multiple parties to view data and make collaborative decisions in real-time.

CompStak
This crowdsourcing model focuses on creating an ever-growing database of difficult to find, difficult to compile real estate information. By incentivizing data submissions, CompStak has built a comprehensive and far-reaching database of commercial real estate comps. The resulting database also has a variety of resale options – CompStak has successfully targeted banks, hedge funds, REITs and other asset managers and agencies.

Rentlytics
This San Francisco startup focuses on the multi-family real estate market and allows investors to assess investment data and business intelligence in one easy-to-use dashboard. The Rentlytics interface includes both analytics and a variety of tools to maximize revenues and get a true idea of the potential performance for their assets.

RealtyShares
Bridging the gap between real estate borrowers and investors, this crowdfunding company allows fix-and-flippers, developers and operators to seek funding for projects around the country through the RealtyShares platform. The company’s network of more than 25,000 investors can get involved in these deals for as little as $5,000.

8. DocuSign

It’s not particularly new or fancy, but the ability to sign legal documents in digital format has had a huge impact on the commercial and residential real estate world. Founded in 2003, Docusign makes it easy to close deals online whether the other party is in the room next door or thousands of miles away.

These startups are streamlining the way real estate professionals, investors and organizations share data, manage projects and even fund investments. While all might not survive, the potential to contribute to a thriving industry has been enough to fuel some exciting, innovative new products.

This article was originally published on and is available online at Forbes.com

Mobile-first Real Estate Platform HomePocket Launches New Online Marketplace

HomePocket, a new residential real estate listing marketplace and data-driven marketing engine has launched new technology for buying and selling homes in the U.S. Both a website and mobile app, HomePocket showcases all available homes for sale by city, in real time, and digitally markets the homes. Unlike other websites, HomePocket includes properties from multiple listing services (MLS), for-sale-by-owner listings (FSBO) and off-market pocket listings. The service is open to home buyers, sellers and real estate agents and a home can be uploaded for instant digital advertising in less than 5 minutes from a user’s mobile phone or tablet.

Founded by serial entrepreneurs, real estate professionals, software engineers and former U.S. data intelligence analysts, Jason and Rebekah Polancich of Miramar Beach, Fl., HomePocket is the only real estate network of its kind. “We are a mobile-first listing exchange for the many great homes for sale across the U.S. and a powerful, easy-to-use marketing engine for homeowners and realtors looking to get their home in front of active buyers,” Jason Polancich, Founder of HomePocket said.

HomePocket for home buyers and sellers

Home buyers want to see every home for sale – in the MLS, FSBO or pocket listings – in their preferred geography, Polancich said. “HomePocket provides that search capability in one intuitive user interface, online or on an iOS or Android mobile device.” Search is free and an instant mobile chat feature makes inquiries easy. Conversely, home sellers want every buyer to see their home. The mobile app allows sellers to snap a few photos, write a quick description and post immediately. Listing the property in the marketplace is free and robust marketing packages are available for a minimal monthly fee.

HomePocket for real estate pros

“Real estate professionals are faced with confusing, expensive, ineffective and crowded tools and services to market their properties. With powerful data analytics and easy-to-use marketing tactics, HomePocket is a resource for real estate agents who lack time, resources and marketing prowess,” Polancich explained. Real estate professionals can rely on HomePocket to market all of their listings.

“I can now mass market my pocket listings which is a huge bonus for me,” said Tara Powell of Tara Powell Real Estate, Canton, GA. “Plus, I can walk into a listing appointment and have my client’s home in front of buyers before I even leave – before I can get it into MLS. That’s a big edge for me with sellers.”

HomePocket will also launch new lead generation programs for brokers and lenders before the end of the year.

“Despite the laundry list of technology claims out there today, the real estate industry has really fallen behind in efficiently connecting buyers and sellers in any way other than a one-to-one realtor relationship. While that certainly will remain a key ingredient for many, effective marketing options are also needed more than ever amidst what is a crowded and noisy marketplace. It’s worked for companies like Amazon, eBay, Zappos and LetGo.” Polancich said.

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HomePocket is a technology-driven real estate solutions company focused on providing simple, easy-to-use products that help buyers, sellers and real estate professionals. Founded by real estate pros, software engineers and data analysts, the mobile-first network leverages technology and data analytics in more focused ways to make real estate transactions more efficient and more valuable for all involved. Learn more at Homepocket.com.

Do Realtors really need their own mobile App?

Your clients and prospective clients are increasingly relying and using mobile devices to research and make purchases. This change in how people use the web makes it more important than ever for realtors to have an effective mobile presence. This phenomenon is driving the positive results that our clients are experiencing using their mobile apps that AppAmy designed for them.

Politics, commercial real estate, and the true effect of interest rates on cap rates

National Real Estate Investor: Higher Interest Rates Do Nothing to Cap Rates — For Now

According to CoStar’s latest data, the interest rate spike earlier this year hasn’t deterred property investors — at least not yet. At the moment, the volume of investment sales remains relatively unchanged, cap rates are stable, and investors continue to bid for prime properties in expensive core markets. However, some experts predict that a further rise in interest rates could have a noticeable market effect. To learn more, visit NREIOnline.com.

The New York Times: Tourists, Not Conventions, Feed Chicago Hotel Boom

For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, Chicago is experiencing a flurry of new construction activity in the hotel sector. At least a dozen new hotels have opened or are currently under construction, with more development on the way. Developers and analysts link the construction boom to the strengthening fundamentals of the market and a renewed focus on regional tourism. Read more at NYTimes.com.

South Florida Business Journal: Exclusive: All Aboard Florida’s train, real estate build cost is $2.4B

All Aboard Florida announced a $2.4 billion rail project, set to connect Miami to Orlando, which might bring new real estate opportunities to South Florida. Reports claim that $320 million of the total budget is slated for office, retail, and residential real estate development. For more information about this initiative, visit BizJournals.com.

Commercial Observer: Commercial Real Estate and the Next Mayor

The impending New York City mayoral election is causing quite a buzz in the New York commercial real estate sector. Candidates have remained mum on key real estate issues such as public safety, affordable housing, and real estate taxes, leaving industry leaders concerned about the future of the markets. To read more about these hot topics, check out Commercial Observer

The new world of real estate is on your phone

Walking into Exhibit Hall D at the Santa Clara Convention Center, real estate agent Lisa Faria scanned the day’s schedule and spotted a talk she wouldn’t miss: “Look at this one — ‘A Day in the Life of a Mobile Savvy Agent.’ I am so not a mobile savvy agent. I definitely need that panel.”

A few minutes later, she got the lowdown from Kristi Kennelly, a national speaker for Realtor.com who used to be a Broadway dancer. Seriously. Among other shows, she appeared in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

The opening act for the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors’ 26th Annual Convention and Expo, Kennelly led her audience through a fictitious day on the phone: how to succeed in business by trying hard, with apps.

There’s an app, she explained, that tracks mileage for tax purposes (MileIQ), as well as an app (Legend) that transforms photos into videos with written sales pitches, and yet another app (FiveStreet) that answers clients’ 3 a.m. inquiries with prewritten messages: “Catching a few zzz’s right now. Can I call you at 8 a.m.?”

You know, leveraging technology.

“Mobile-friendly is what it’s about,” said Kennelly, who proposed an app for just about every 30 minutes of the workday, starting at 6 a.m.

Faria, who works for Coldwell Banker in Morgan Hill, intends to use “Great Schools,” which can get agents up to speed with detailed ratings, reviews and test scores for neighborhood schools, and “slydial,” which lets an agent leave messages for clients without their phones ringing.

She picked up a bushel-full of tips: “Lots of easy-to-use apps that we need in our oh-so-mobile lives.”

Around the exhibit hall, there were dozens of vendors in booths, representing mold- and odor-removal services; title companies; property inspection services; banks and other lenders; an off-price carpet outlet; even a chiropractor. Old-school stuff, most of it.

But the talks attended by the 1,700 agents and real estate professionals who registered for the convention were all about the new world that’s unfolding around them. Stay relevant, they were repeatedly told — keep up.

Joseph Lin, a product manager for MLSListings.com in Silicon Valley, said he hoped to scope out “the new stuff on the market — maybe to help me build my website better.”

He had his eye on a talk called “Strike it Rich Using Real Estate Data with Five Market Mining Habits,” to be given by Sean O’Toole, CEO and founder of PropertyRadar, a marketing and customer management service.

“When you know your target audience’s behavior better, then you can create more services that fulfill their needs,” Lin said. “Then you can be successful.”

Another talk, about building successful brokerages, was titled “If You Build It, Will they Come?”

The two presenters — Chris Trapani, founder and CEO of the Sereno Group, and James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome — talked a lot about improving productivity and professionalism. Dwiggins discussed establishing “brand standards” for his agents, while Trapani described effective team-building: “We are very picky about who we hire,” he said. “We don’t care if somebody does 150 deals a year if they have too big an ego.”

He wasn’t holding back, and the audience cheered him on when he said, “The real estate industry needs to stop hiring people simply because they passed the state exam.”

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Richard Scheinin

Richard Scheinin covers residential real estate for the Bay Area News Group. He has written for GQ and Rolling Stone and is the author of Field of Screams: The Dark Underside of America’s National Pastime (W.W. Norton), a history of baseball. During his 25-plus years based at The Mercury News, his work has been submitted for Pulitzer Prizes for reporting on religion, classical music and jazz. He shared in the Pulitzer Prize awarded to the Mercury News staff for coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake. He has profiled hundreds of public figures, from Ike Turner to Tony La Russa.

Technology is Changing the Real Estate Landscape

By Thomas Oppong

The real estate industry is undergoing an overhaul and technology is one of the biggest catalysts for change. Today’s employees and purchasers are more connected and mobile than ever before, which means that a business can operate anywhere and nearly entirely virtually.

Even though telecommuting is not entirely beneficial option for every company just yet, many organizations have developed their own remote work models. The real estate industry is certainly benefitting from this as well.

Being able to have employees who conduct a fair amount of their work in the field over a cellphone can be beneficial for realtors who are looking to sell properties and need access to information quickly.

The ability to work a somewhat flexible schedule often appeals to employees looking for the right career choice, especially moms of younger children who want to be able to work from home occasionally.

Elionora Dudayeva, Founder of Chance Realty, had this to say: “I’ve been in real estate for a well over a decade and over the last ten years there has been an influx in technology that has allowed us to work remotely. The stop at the office is not necessary as often as it used to be.”

Remote working arrangements allows realtors to set up a more flexible schedule and address their clients’ needs on a schedule and time that works specifically for them.

Adaptable and innovative office designs can help facilitate impromptu team meetings too and tools like Skype or other web applications can be used to keep everyone on the same page.

The real estate industry is actually on the leading edge of technology that allows home buyers, home purchasers, and realtor to do things from their phone.

Given that this is the way most people access information already, it makes sense that you should be able to do more research and shopping right with your own device. This is becoming more and more common across other industries, too.

Technology is also minimizing the barriers between real estate owners and potential tenants. Cloud computing developments and social media lead to real time property and information that is also cost effective.

This also allows for plenty of leasing activities to occur in the online space. Updates to online systems are made instantaneously so you know as soon as something comes on or off the market so you can plan accordingly. A realtor in the know is highly valuable.

The easier capture of real estate data can also allow professionals in the industry to stay tuned to data in real time and be able to adjust to their planning around these desires.

Keeping informed can be very important and conducting business via mobile or via a Wi-Fi connection appeals to many Millennials who may be considering a career in the real estate industry.

Have you been looking for an exciting career opportunity or are you in the process of selling or buying a home and want to stay tapped in to the best technology?

The good news is that the real estate industry has kept pace with technology offerings of the times and that this is an excellent time to get involved in the industry as a realtor, seller, or buyer.

Take advantage of everything that mobile applications have to offer to make your life easier so that you can focus on other things.

Thomas Oppong

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