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Fee-for-service real estate agent assisting DIY homebuyers & FSBOs "a la carte" since 1995
Fee-for-service real estate agent assisting DIY homebuyers & FSBOs "a la carte" since 1995

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Can't wait to see the ripple effect from this headline:
http://bit.ly/AntiTrustREdux

Whether the momentum starts in Washington or in grassroots efforts in local communities or companies, #REStartUps may benefit from some background:

2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Consumer Revolution in Real Estate, a two-day event in Boston featuring Ralph Nader, Steve Brobeck and 40 panelists. The year before Steve Brobeck of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) called the industry an informal cartel and predicted the uncoupling the two-sided real estate commission would save $10 billion annually. The same year, an industry regulator told CFA's Financial Services Conference that "Real estate is the Sleeping Giant of the Consumer Movement." During the real estate recession, CFA stepped back from efforts to reform the real estate industry but recreating the real estate ecosystem is a long-game and transformative momentum is growing.

If anyone would like to collaborate on events -- local or national, online or off -- before and after this hearing, please preview this IDEA STARTER and let us know if you'd like to be added to the Consumer r/Evolution in Real Estate working group:

Collaborators wanted!
http://bit.ly/LevDOJreDux

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Hashtags: #RealEstate #Housing #RE2020 #ConsumerProtection #ConsumerComplaints #CFPB #DOJ #FTC #RalphNader

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NPR Alert: LIVE now on link below, or listen to replay on 90.9fm in Boston or anytime online starting later today"

PREVIEW: Not enough to develop apps, need system thinking to implement change. The biggest obstacle to change is the status quo, ... and those who benefit from the existing system.

Need #RETech Resolutions for 2018?

Use hashtag #RE2020 to raise awareness about systemic changes & new tools in #RealEstate ecosystem that will deliver $30B/yr in consumer savings.

Start by listening to @OnPointRadio program below:
http://bit.ly/ShakeUp2018

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Hashtags: #ConsumerAdvocacy #Blockchain #PropTech #Savings #Crowdsourcing #CFPB #FinTech

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CROWDSOURCING: Articles on disrupting #RealEstate & 20,000+ Tweets over past decade haven't delivered enough change. Should @RealEstateCafe head back to the street -- this time as hybrid: think #CoWorking space meets DIY homebuyers, sellers & homeowners. Like #RE2020, our goal is to collaborate with Best of Breed moneysaving #RETech, #SmartHomes (even #FinTech?) #StartUps, independent real estate agents and solopreneurs. Feedback?

SHARE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN?
http://bit.ly/RECrowdCafe

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Hashtags: #DIY #Homebuyers #AffordableHousing #Saving #Rebates
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CROWDSOURCING: Articles on disrupting #RealEstate & 20,000+ Tweets over past decade haven't delivered enough change. Should @RealEstateCafe head back to the street -- this time as hybrid: think #CoWorking space meets DIY homebuyers, sellers & homeowners? Like #RE2020, our goal is to collaborate with Best of Breed moneysaving #RETech, #SmartHomes (even #FinTech?) #StartUps, independent real estate agents and solopreneurs. Feedback?

SHARE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN?
http://bit.ly/RECrowdCafe

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Hashtags: #DIY #Homebuyers #AffordableHousing #Saving #Rebates

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Driving disruptive innovation forward in real estate
Crosspost from #RE2020
http://bit.ly/DrivRE2020

Realogy, the franchise company that owns 12 leading real estate brands, is hosting their annual #RETech conference in NYC tomorrow, September 8, 2017. Apparently, #RealogyFWD will be livestreamed on Realogy's Facebook page; but details on time aren't available yet. Watch for updates on:

https://www.facebook.com/realogy/

As in the past, #REStartUps compete in pitch contest and three of 15 companies are selected as finalists. Nearly all are examples of "sustaining innovation;" that is, they support the existing real estate transaction model rather than delivering money-saving opportunities for homebuyers and sellers. Still, of you're competing with Realogy brands it's important to know what tools the franchise or local competitors may be using:

http://bit.ly/ReFwd2017

Realogy isn't the only traditional real estate brokerage trying to harness new technologies. At #ICSF17, Keller Williams announced a billion dollar campaign to position their franchisees to compete more effectively in the future (see headlines below).

The Keller Williams playbook for surviving real estate disruption The franchisor announced a $1 billion technology fund to combat disruptive technologie http://bit.ly/SurvREDisruptKW

My guess is that "surviving real estate disruption" and "combatting disruptive technology" are goals shared equally by Realogy, Keller Williams and other incumbents -- large and small -- in the existing real estate industry.

In contrast, #RE2020's goal is to deliver billions in saving to real estate consumers by the year 2020. Should we gather to watch the #RealogyFWD livestream as a group, or debrief afterwards? Regardless, we'll identify which #BostonFinTech Week and @HubWeek intersect with the emerging real estate ecosystem and plan our own events for this Fall and 4Q2017.

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Hashtags: #Disrupt #RealEstate

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Homebuyers, housing advocates & real estate consumer advocates: MeetUp at Senator Elizabeth Warren's Town Hall meeting tonight in Concord, MA?

http://bit.ly/WarrenTown_082517

Have been corresponding with public servants and candidates at city, state & nation levels about the need to reform real estate. Including this interaction with Senator Warren's staff last year after being introduced by a Cambridge City Council:

http://bit.ly/AddressRESpec

After four years of calling the housing market "crazy," time to mobilize a mass movement!

Will housing be on Senator Elizabeth Warren tonight's TownHall agenda? If not from the Senator herself, how do we help her staff begin to connect the dots -- from student loans to zoning reform to mortgage interest deduction to taxing #SpeculatorsWithoutBorders ?

Think there's nothing we can do to calm the housing market? Let's start learning from others around the world:

Singapore's foreign buyer tax:

http://bit.ly/ADDStampDuty

Ontario's 16 point housing plan:

http://bit.ly/16FairREforms

Australia's new anti-bubble / affordable housing party:

http://bit.ly/AusREParty

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#RECALL #AffordableHousing #RealEstate #ConsumerProtection #HousingJustice #YIMBY #RE2020 #Millennials #Housing
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#RE2020 DEBRIEFINGS

For the past two decades, the Real Estate Cafe has hosted technology debriefings after major real estate technology events. Today, Connect, the semi-annual event hosted by Inman News, kicks into high gear in San Francisco:

https://www.inman.com/event/icsf17/?page=agenda

If you're an Inman Select member, you can follow Keynotes Online:

https://www.inman.com/icsf-17-live/

Alternatively, follow their comprehensive agenda on Twitter using #ICSF and #ICSF17.

Anyone from #BosRETech attending in person? Want to debrief afterwards, informally over beer (aka #REonTap) instead of do something more formal?

VOTE:

http://bit.ly/VoteICSF_BosRETech

#Boston #BosRETech #REStartUps #Disrupt #RealEstate #RE2020 #ICSF #HubWeek #BuyerAgent #ConsumerAdvocacy
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Pop-up Event: Digital Identity & CustomerTech in Real Estate

Carpe Diem: WED, 6/28/17, 4-9pm
CIC, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA

What if consumers managed their own digital identities using Blockchain or something else? How would that change the real estate ecosystem and can #ConsumerTech deliver BILLIONS annually in consumer savings?

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Last year, RE2020 used MyVote.io to invite both consumers and real estate innovators to cocreate the agenda for our first experimental real estate unconference in Boston. That event took months to plan and proposed sessions across Top 20 categories. In contrast, this pop-up event is being produced in 24 hours; and will focus on Digital Identity and CustomerTech in a Real Estate with special guest Doc Searls, author of The Intention Economy, see @Dsearls on Twitter.

Like our original unconference, we're asking participants online / offline to:

1. Vote for topics they'd like to see discussed in 15 minute flash sessions;

2. Propose sessions or demos related to digital identity and CustomerTech,

3. Seed working groups by topic and help crowdfund solutions.

Cast your VOTE for flash topics before 4pm; share link below via social media:

http://bit.ly/PopUpRE2020_2Q2017

This event is the second in a series of quarterly events before the National Association of Realtors hosts their annual convention in Boston, November 2018.

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Hashtags: #RealEstate #RETech #BlockChain #FinTech #RegTech #CustomerTech #RE2020 #HousingID #IntentCasting #VRM
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