Author: Greg Huitrado

An interview with Real Estate Commissioner Wayne Bell

first tuesday recently had the opportunity to interview Wayne Bell, California’s new Real Estate Commissioner about his appointment and the future of the Department of Real Estate (DRE). We also posed several reader questions, chosen from the tremendous number of inquiries sent to us. Thanks for participating! If you enjoyed this feature, please let us know in the comments.

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Rise of the wealthy renter: former homeowners flock to apartment units

Pinning the increasing wealth of renters to a change in consumer preferences is the wishful thinking of landlords and property managers. The fact of the matter is the mass defaults of the financial crisis forced owners out of their homes and into rentals. And now, the return to mortgage lending fundamentals is keeping them there, for the time being.

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When dealing with the public, which is the more prevalent term for real estate licensees who are not brokers?

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from POLL: Which is the more prevalent term for real estate licensees who are not brokers?

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Zestimates are great conversation starters with sellers and buyers. Zillow has done more for our bottom line than NAR ever has or will. Don’t fight the current of the river, learn to run with it. Disruption is inevitable in any industry that is fragmented or inefficient. Granted, it does feel like armchair experts and platforms are plentiful in real estate these days, but when the tide rolls out we will see the value proposition of the truest professionals in this industry shine once again.

Justin Bonney, on Zillow’s impact on the real estate industry

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