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Rainmaker
4,441,306
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Realogy tried this with American Airlines.  All the companies listed are Realogy companies...$5000 gift card, who is paying?

Jul 23, 2019 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,989,108
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that's of no consequence to me.... all real estate is local.... we have a strong following....

Jul 23, 2019 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,065,109
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

There is pie for everyone, stay calm.

Jul 23, 2019 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
3,089,178
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Makes no difference to me. There are always disrupters in this business.

Jul 23, 2019 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,434,738
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty 914-419-0270 (NY), kat@thehousekat.com, (MT) 406-270-3667, more information to be provided shortly - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Think about this from a buyer's perspective. Amazon is a trusted brand at the moment. Imagine if someone goes online and types "buying a home in anytown USA" and the first link is a link to Amazon's "buy-a-home" where they are promised gifts and services at the end of their sale. I bet a lot of people would want to try it out at least. If they (Amazon/Realogy) do a good job, it could work. If they can't get it right, it won't. 

It will be interesting to see what happens.

Jul 24, 2019 03:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,546
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Well, we all knew this day would come.  At least it's a partnership and not competition.  Not much different than Open Listings where they give you back money as the buyer.  This just keeps it within Amazon's ecosystem and limits it to certain types of products and $1500 of it goes to services.

 

It will be interesting to see how it goes and what the big name partners are paying to make it happen.  Doesn't impact listing agents though... yet.  I'm sure they'll figure it out soon enough.

Jul 23, 2019 05:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,542,140
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yawn😴  This too shall pass as folks realize they need us more rather than deal with remote sales people. Buyers want more control and face-to-face interactions give them just that

Jul 23, 2019 04:17 PM
Rainmaker
215,524
John Van Hogen
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Hillsboro, OR
Serving Sellers / Buyers / Investors 503-680-9390

Doubt this will be a long partnership Sam...and anticipate zero impact on my business.

Jul 23, 2019 03:39 PM
Ambassador
4,211,049
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wild times ahead in this game, we need to be ready to adapt.

Jul 23, 2019 03:12 PM
Rainmaker
767,946
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Realogy has penned an agreement with Amazon, too. Life guarantees change

Jul 24, 2019 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,013,620
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
Jul 23, 2019 03:10 PM
Ambassador
3,310,991
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I don't view this as a disruptor. While my clientele may be curious about their business models, they much prefer and ultimately choose the personal, white-glove service model that I provide.

Jul 24, 2019 06:32 AM
Rainmaker
410,953
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Not too much of a disruption - more like someone mowing their lawn a little too early on a Sunday morning. If it impacts me at all - it will be a slight annoyance that doesn't last long.

Jul 24, 2019 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,271,338
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If agents are willing to pay, they can play! I am not into to these types of games.

Jul 24, 2019 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
290,097
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Just another kick back gimmick. USAA does the same thing , agent referral fee pays for it and in most cases the Buyer is assigned an agent w/ not much experienced .

Jul 24, 2019 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
463,349
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Not worried ... I have built a strong base here locally.  These groups come and go. 

Jul 23, 2019 06:40 PM
Rainmaker
705,051
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I was going to write something about it, then I decided  not help them with anything....

Jul 24, 2019 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
433,981
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I cant remember a time when there wasn't someone or something threatening my career. Still waiting for the repercussions.

Jul 24, 2019 04:25 AM
Ambassador
2,033,210
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

There's always some "shiny new object"-this is today's in real estate.

Jul 23, 2019 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,777,520
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Sam Shueh It will not have much impact.

Jul 23, 2019 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,490,499
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, the digital age is coming into real estate. Eventually, as all other sales, it will be done via Internet. 

Jul 24, 2019 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,547,060
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

How interesting. will read.

Jul 24, 2019 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
55,095
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510

Sam, the competition for Redfin and Zillow is good.  The conglomerates can only compete with each other, not with the personalized, local service and expertise of seasoned agents and brokers.  They will be the ones the iBuyer will call when the conglomerate doesn't perform to satisfaction.

Jul 24, 2019 10:37 AM
Ambassador
2,212,596
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Not expecting it to affect the local market here Sam.

Jul 24, 2019 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,789,865
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I've been getting calls daily from Amazon about business in my area. 

No concern. 

Jul 24, 2019 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,604,277
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

No concern here Sam Shueh .

Jul 24, 2019 07:36 AM
Ambassador
1,640,113
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It doesn't affect my business model.

Jul 24, 2019 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
759,861
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I'm in my living room and tell a friend with whom a Big Bold Red is being shared, "I'm thinking of moving to St Pete."

Alexia hearing 'moving' interrupts with, "i"ll buy your home in two weeks! Call 555.1212."

Or, my home is already listed and Alexia hears me ask, "what is my agent doing?"  "I'll buy your home in 2 weeks, no agent needed. Call 555.1212."

This is significant.

Jul 24, 2019 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,011,128
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

?

Jul 23, 2019 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
678,390
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Every new or old but reborn real estate model will slice off a portion of business from the traditional model. For the most part, that will go unnoticed. Once in a while we will lose business to a "disrupter". Then we will go about our business as we have for years as "disrupters" have come and gone.

Jul 25, 2019 02:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,111,747
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

For sure.

Jul 25, 2019 07:41 AM
Rainer
232,382
Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Hey The $5000 credit sounds really juicy BUT I don't want any electronics. Lets see what they say and who gets the lead. I think it's good to really know what the enemy is doing, then do it better Sam Shueh 

Jul 24, 2019 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,077,525
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Don't believe it will impact my business.

Aug 08, 2019 09:40 AM