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Rainmaker
5,772,353
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
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with 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
2,219,617
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
5,095,661
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

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

Jul 23, 2019 03:08 PM
Ambassador
2,408,140
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

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
1,497,548
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
1,722,226
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , 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
226,922
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
6,348,261
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - 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
1,187,978
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

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

Jul 24, 2019 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,236,920
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
Jul 23, 2019 03:10 PM
Ambassador
5,198,152
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

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
469,510
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

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
5,187,910
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
622,122
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
678,558
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
715,949
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
556,236
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
2,665,746
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .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
4,131,138
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Sam Shueh It will not have much impact.

Jul 23, 2019 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,618,781
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • 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
2,070,825
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

How interesting. will read.

Jul 24, 2019 09:03 PM
Rainer
340,553
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

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
3,094,809
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Not expecting it to affect the local market here Sam.

Jul 24, 2019 09:55 AM
Ambassador
3,338,299
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

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

No concern. 

Jul 24, 2019 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
2,371,442
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

No concern here Sam Shueh .

Jul 24, 2019 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
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
921,404
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
4,846,785
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

?

Jul 23, 2019 05:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,292,056
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
1,598,452
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

For sure.

Jul 25, 2019 07:41 AM
Rainer
413,101
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - 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
5,846,708
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