Homeownership – The American Dream Under Siege
In 2012 the economy continued to struggle, unemployment remained high, homeowners and now homeownership and the mortgage interest deduction were coming under attack. This report presents different sides and opinion on homeownership at the time.
Opportunities – Diversifying Your Business
If there ever was a time in the real estate industry to embrace the word diversify, it was 2012. Being a real estate company or professional no longer was a onedimensional activity.
The Cloud – Bandwidth’s Ubiquity
By 2012 the Internet has evolved from a message board to an interactive, collaborative medium. This report suggests that cloud computing and broadband would follow suit.
Mobile Technology – The Center of Your Universe
By 2011 mobile phones and mobile communication had impacted all our lives. This report examines how mobile phones and real estate applications became an integral part of the real estate industry.
Business Models – Innovative, Different or the Same?
In this report Realsure review innovative approaches that were launched between 2000 2010. The business models reviewed included: properties, Allison James, Connect Realty, eXp Realty, Nextage, Pedal to Properties, Professional One.
Consolidation – Field of Dreams
Consolidation in the real estate industry in the form of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) had primarily been generated by companies flush with cash or those with superior management talent.The primary driver has usually been to gain market share through expanded relationships or agent count. In 2011, however, there was another strong driver in the mix survival.
Global – Neighborhoods Around The World
This global real estate overview covers the largest economies around the world with at least one country included per continent. A short summary is providing for Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom.
Other Important Trends
The Chapter presents the trends that were regarded as significant to the real estate industry in 2011.
Social Networking – Social The New Media
By 2011 social media frameworks were established and information consolidated. The process turned to refinement how to improvethe efficacy of the software, the capabilities of the hardware, etc. This report considers the business application of social media and the adoption by real estate.
Commercial – The Time Bomb Just Keeps on Ticking
At the start of 2012, there was a belief that 2011 may have been the bottom for CRE and that any climb back out of the abyss is going to be a slow and gradual one, most likely occurring in 2012 and beyond. This report reviews the fundamentals of the commercial real estate market at the time.