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Celebrity Real Estate News: Uber CEO sold his Seattle home for $3.8 million

Celebrity Real Estate News: Uber CEO sold his Seattle home for $3.8 million

investment, news, real estate
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sold his Seattle home in early October for $3.835 million in an off-market deal. Having shifted gears to helm the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company in 2017, the 49-year-old exec was no longer in need of a home in the Emerald City.  Khosrowshahi bought the place in the Pacific Northwest in 2010 for $3 million, according to property records. The purchase came five years after he was installed as CEO of the travel site Expedia.  The Uber boss pocketed a decent profit from the Seattle home sale, which he could put toward a payment on the ultra luxe home he reportedly purchased in San Francisco. According to Socket Site, Khosrowshahi picked up a swanky residence in the tony Pacific Heights neighborhood last year for $16.5 million in an off-market transaction.  Built in 1929, the…
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[News update]If you own a home north of Toronto, you’d better sit down.

[News update]If you own a home north of Toronto, you’d better sit down.

news, real estate, trend
Condo prices per square foot in the Vancouver city centre have soared 40 per cent over the past year, according to a survey from Century 21 Canada. A new study from realtor Century 21 breaks down house prices in Canada per square foot and it shows tremendous price increase. "Trends in real estate prices per square foot have been fickle for the last year —soft in some cities but stable in others, even varying from suburb to suburb in some cases," Century 21 Canada said in its report. "The trend of fluctuating prices has very likely only increased further since our cut-off for data earlier this summer," executive vice-president Brian Rushton said. While Vancouver's housing market went into serious slowdown mode over the course of this year, condo prices in the…
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From a homebuyer perspective: Qualities that make an awesome Realtor:

From a homebuyer perspective: Qualities that make an awesome Realtor:

experience, opinion
From a home buyer perspective: Qualities that make an awesome Realtor: There are many realtors. However, a good real estate agent can be difficult to find, especially if you do not know what you are looking for. We had a chat with some industry experts to find out what homebuyer normally are looking for when scouting around for the perfect agent, to assist them in buying their dream home. They communicate As a house seller or buyer it can be stressful dealing with an agent who’s not a great communicator. The real estate market is time sensitive, so you need an agent who will let you know quickly where you stand with your current buying or selling situation so you can move on quickly to another property or potential buyer.Jean Bowie from a…
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The Digital House Hunt: Consumer and Market Trends in Real Estate

The Digital House Hunt: Consumer and Market Trends in Real Estate

digital marketing, experience, marketing, real estate digital marketing
Google and NAR had collaborated to uncover trends and insights around digital media usage among home shoppers, whether they are looking to buy, rent and sell real estate. The articles below summarized the key findings of this research between Google and NAR Consumers are going online at a rapid pace to look for information to support their buying decisions Google calls this idea ZMOT, or the Zero Moment of Truth*; the idea that shopping is no longer about showing up in a store, or in our cases at a brokers’ office or an open house, seeking advice or counsel on what to buy or how much they should pay In today’s complex, rapidly changing, and digitally driven media environment, capturing a home shopper’s attention in order to build a real…
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How Real Estate Pros Get Leads from Digital Marketing

How Real Estate Pros Get Leads from Digital Marketing

marketing, opinion, real estate web builder
As a real estate professional, you understand that one of the first places your potential clients go when looking for a home is online. In fact, 94 percent of millennials and 84 percent of baby boomers went online to find their future homes. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re ready to engage them in the digital space in a way that translates to real-life business. Establishing your online presence is simple enough. Setting up a website, sending emails to prospects and posting on social media are top ways to reach prospects online. here are the ways Pros get it done Expand your social media presence: google places, facebook, twitter, linkedin. Get it all setup properly with links to your latest inventory! Get a IDX enabled Realtor Websites Rather than choosing a plain…
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