Author: Whitney Trang

Homebuyers, sellers and builders see Green in lawn-free houses

Homebuilders’ plans to roll out new housing are not hampered by this lawn restriction. In a preemptive move, builders have already adopted xeriscaping on new properties to eliminate or greatly reduce the need for irrigated water. As you might expect, homebuilders’ early adoption of xeriscaping came not in response to California’s drought, but to consumer demands for low cost maintenance of landscaping.

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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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