2019 Real Estate Technology Trends

Little was certain in the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Emerging Trends report. After all, experts had predicted the 2018 homebuying market would be the all-time most competitive, but buyers grew wary later in the year. Now, as buyers anticipate increasing interest rates, some of the 750 real estate professionals surveyed by ULI and PricewaterhouseCoopers while … Continued

More Multi-Family Properties to Go Solar in 2019

If solar went mainstream in 2018, it’s poised to really start trending next year and beyond. California is set to take the lead, thanks to the state’s energy commission and its plan to mandate solar panels on all new home construction by 2020.

Why Should Property Managers Upgrade with Smart Technology?

Ever since Amazon’s Alexa launched the idea of a smart home into the galactic lexicon, we’ve seen a race to conquer any and every task with technology. These advancements enable a variety of devices to be connected and controlled by a single gadget. In smart homes, lighting, heating and air conditioning units, surveillance cameras, televisions, … Continued

HVAC Upgrades Reduce Environmental Impact

Homeowners and single-family property owners alike know how energy-intensive their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can be. In fact, HVAC systems account for on average 39 percent of all electricity used in commercial buildings. But according to the U.S. Department of Energy, upwards of 30 percent of HVAC costs are lost to waste. It’s … Continued

SBOA’s Alison DeJaeger Interviews Motili CEO, Jeff Wilkins

The following is a lightly edited version of an interview with SBOA and marketing firm G5. Jeff Wilkins answers questions on technology use in self-storage facilities and impact of technology in the self-storage space. Alison: If a property owner wants to capitalize on the power of technology, what do you recommend as a first step? … Continued

Single-family Rentals Are Growing Like Never Before

The single-family rental market is booming and both baby boomers and millennials are pursuing single-family homes as a viable renting option. Did you know that 37% percent of Americans live in rental properties? This is the largest amount of renters since 1965. Single-family rentals are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. Housing Market. Similarly, … Continued

Virtual Reality is Transforming the Way We View Real Estate

3D Renderings are revolutionizing the way we buy and visit properties. Investors and home buyers alike are now buying properties, sight unseen, with the help of virtual reality. How would you like to meet with your realtor, tour a dozen properties, and then make a few offers in just a couple of hours? Now, imagine … Continued