Chuck Mixon, Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR (The Keyes Company)

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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Chuck I missed it but my first thought is Uber has bigger problems than focusing on rentals...Endre

Oct 10, 2017 10:16 PM
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I saw it but, don't do rentals so, I didn't read it. You still need Supra access to gain entry into a lot of rentals; so, unless the Uber driver is hauling a real estate agent or is licensed themselves, I don't see it being anything earth-shattering!

Oct 10, 2017 07:54 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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There will always be "pop tart" agents, this is a somewhat natural evolution of the concept.   Endre Barath, Jr. makes an excellent point.  

Oct 11, 2017 05:33 AM
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Thanks for sharing Chuck Mixon I will read the article now.

Oct 10, 2017 07:34 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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Debe Maxwell, CRS is right.  Uber drivers shouldn'e be able to gain access to a rental without a real estate license.

Oct 11, 2017 05:28 AM
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Bob Crane
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Only a matter of time before others dip into this part of the process.

Oct 10, 2017 10:52 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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I caught a headline, but did not have time to read. I'll see if I can find it.

Oct 10, 2017 10:24 PM
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Jeff Dowler
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I did not read the article but it certainly sounds creative. But with the challenges of seeing properties for rent that have tenants, I wonder how feasbile this really is. And what about the financial side of things? And access?

Oct 10, 2017 08:13 PM
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Oct 11, 2017 06:43 AM
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Nathan Gesner
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Sounds like an interesting idea but we don't have Uber in my area. Or many open houses.

Oct 11, 2017 05:28 AM
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Dave Halpern
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With a Uber here, and a Uber there, everywhere an Uber

Oct 11, 2017 05:27 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Endre Barath, Jr. nailed this one!

Oct 11, 2017 05:26 AM
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Peter Testa
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Hey Uber.... Good Luck!

Oct 11, 2017 05:08 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I have not read it.

Oct 11, 2017 04:18 AM
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Nina Hollander
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I have paid no attention to this... I don't deal with rentals.

Oct 11, 2017 04:17 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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If I am renting my property  I would like an agent to accompany the prospects.

Oct 11, 2017 04:03 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
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Oooh would have great to have the link here for us that have not :)

Oct 10, 2017 08:14 PM
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William Feela
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Another non-professional site trying for an easy piece of the pie

Oct 10, 2017 08:09 PM
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Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

This is the link to the article  : https://www.inman.com/2017/10/07/uber-for-renters-app-brings-on-demand-apartment-showings-to-nyc/

I did not read it all the way thought, but it sound like a Broker is teaming up with Uber  so that agents can be found in Uber and customers can hail you for a 25 minute showing.  In my market area 10% are vacant and on E-Box to show the remaining 90% have tenants and require 24 hour  notice.  I dont see it working.  For sure out of the box thinking.

Oct 10, 2017 07:31 PM
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Will Hamm
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ever one is trying to get in our business.

 

Oct 11, 2017 12:32 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Chuck Mixon I have not read the article. If they are real estate licensed, go for it.

Oct 11, 2017 12:13 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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I have not - Uber has been banned from this area for quite awhile

Oct 11, 2017 10:13 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Couldn't find it.  If Uber wants to drive people around looking at homes from the outside, I don't care.  I'm sure many an agent working rentals feels like an uber driver anyways.

Oct 11, 2017 08:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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I heard about it but did not read the article.  Rentals are not in my wheelhouse. 

Oct 11, 2017 08:24 AM
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Oct 11, 2017 07:58 AM
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Not a big fan of Uber.  Not becausethey have never turned a profit, nor their (what I consider) unethical activities, but an interesting concept.  I just don't see a market for this service.

Oct 11, 2017 07:32 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Since we don't do rentals; it is of no consequence to us.

Oct 11, 2017 06:33 AM
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Fred Griffin
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 The smell of money.

Oct 11, 2017 05:48 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Harassment inside a Uber? 

Jeopardy when the flat is already rented out, the agent gets out the Uber?

Oct 10, 2017 10:22 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
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Sounds like a great idea - win/win for all. Super for a place like NYC.

Oct 10, 2017 08:35 PM
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Joan Cox
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I had not read this, but don't do rentals, so would not worry about this.

Oct 13, 2017 07:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I have not.  I don't think I care.

Oct 12, 2017 06:22 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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I do not see anything wrong with that. It is cheaper to use uber than to pay rental/credit + insurance+ gas + parking. 

Oct 12, 2017 12:04 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have not seen that article but since Uber is not big in our town and most rentals require a licensed agent to unlock and open, I have no worries.

Oct 11, 2017 05:39 PM
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Scott Godzyk
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They can have it. I will stick to selling homes

Oct 11, 2017 05:28 PM
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Katerina Gasset
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It may work in some locations but not in most. In the Bay Area in California there is a couple of investors that got their licenses and now made an app that allows access to homes for sale and for rent without a Supra. It will not work for every seller of course. In our market - this would not happen and if it ever did, it would be a long time from now. 

On the other hand, Ubur is a life saver for me! I love not having to rent cars all the time when I travel. I walk a lot in San Francisco but will get an Uber car back and forth from the airport, etc. I also use Uber in Milwaukee when I visit one of our sons so he does not have to take time off of work to come and pick me up. So much better than taxis, especially in areas like where we are where there are no taxis. One time Nestor was showing propeties and I had to get Tristan to his game to umpire- so for $8 I took Uber with Tristan to the fields and then Nestor got to the game before it was over. So simple and easy! 

Oct 11, 2017 04:37 PM
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Mary Yonkers
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What’s next? An Uber ride to the moon?

Oct 11, 2017 02:37 PM
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Hmmm, that means the UBER driver has opportunity to RATE the client, like they do now.

UBER drives picks up obnoxious client, rates accordingly  and agents and owners have access to rating.

UBER drives takes person to 15 locations and application submitted for 14.

14 owners take $$ and complete background check only to find out this person can live NOWHERE with other human beings.

Owner updates UBER rating system.

What's not to like? The UBERFICATION of the real estate industry.

Who needs Experian to leak highly personal data.

Oct 11, 2017 06:08 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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Uber has enough problems... I guess they want more...

Oct 11, 2017 05:49 AM