Commercial property services giant Colliers and technology innovator Techstars have created a proptech accelerator that helps technology companies develop products to serve the commercial real estate industry.
It is a brand-conscious society, Brian Walker will tell you. That’s why the 61-year-old broker closed the doors a year ago on his long-time brokerage NRS and re-opened shop as a Re/Max West Realty office.
Robot real estate agents aren’t about to take over the industry, but more brokers and agents are seeing the benefit of chatbots – software programs that can engage in conversations – to help them do business.
Phil Kells, co-founder of RealSatisfied, says the company’s objective goes beyond Realtor ratings to provide a platform “to collect detailed customer satisfaction information” for a broker at the conclusion of a transaction.
The Ontario Realtors Pension Plus (ORPP), the plan “won’t cost Realtors a penny out of pocket,” says Jim Zaza of Zaza Financial Group. The money for coverage comes from tax savings from each agent’s personal pension plan.
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