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Quoting Price Cuts and Discounts in Taiwan
Updated 1 week ago
First off, it turns out the Taiwanese have caught on to the Japanese Fortune Bag concept. Even Family Mart sells fukubukuro bags. My guess is the entire exercise is quite profitable... for the merchant. You would think for publicity purposes they might try to ensure a few very lucky winners…
Accuracy Deposit to Reactivate Suspended Agents
Updated 2 weeks ago
After an agent has repeatedly violated our advertising policies, we will suspend the account and remove all of their listings and credits. In our prior discussion, we prefer to suspend and ban agents rather than apply a fine. When the problem seems firm-wide, we will suspend the entire firm…
Discount Brokers: Avoiding Adverse Selection Problems
Updated 1 month ago
Yesterday we discussed one of the original discount real estate brokerage businesses from the Dot Com 1.0 Bubble. To be fair, the founders probably came out well - a success story from a Y Combinator definition, because the founders "got rich" (relative to their cohort). But none of the…
High Resolution Pricing: Agents and Broker Edition
Updated 1 month ago
One of our Y Combinator batch mates way back in Summer 2009 was a company called InstantQ, founded by Dana Levine and Jeff Shi. They were an early version of Groupon, allowing restaurants to fine tune pricing specific to certain customers, day of week, time of day, etc. At the time, Paul…
Banning the Bad Brokers
Updated 2 months ago
We previously discussed why brokers are necessary in the NYC apartment rental scene - they make deals happen and save everyone a lot of time. Unfortunately, some bad apples give everyone in the business a negative reputation. Over the past few months, we have significantly stepped up our…
City Council Bills Threaten to Harm NYC Renters and Real Estate Professionals
Updated 6 months ago
  June 26th, 2019 Update: The City Council will be holding a public hearing on these bills in City Hall on Thursday, June 27th at 1 pm. REBNY has organized a rally for agents/landlords to protest the bills just before the hearing -- 12 pm on the steps of City Hall. You can learn more about the…
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5 Tips for Taking Stellar Photos of Your Apartment
Updated 29 months ago
We all have experiences like this: as we browse through apartments on the Internet, we notice that some listings have bad photos, like REALLY AWFUL photos. While we may say to ourselves "oh my god, I will never rent this apartment," when it's our turn to advertise our apartments, somehow our…
5 Tips for Taking Stellar Photos of Your Apartment
What Makes Your Listings Stand Out?
Updated 29 months ago
Online marketing and advertising are now the standard ways for engaging with consumers. Especially in real estate, what you present to your potential clients often dictate how successful you are. But when there are millions of listings, landlords and agents out there, how do you and your…
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