Every week, I’m giving you the highlights of my experience running BAM. Here’s everything that went on this week:
Zillow Deepens Home Buyer Trust & Inman’s Strange Phone Call
This week on The Real Word, Nicole and I start with a BAM article on Zillow’s newest search filter, which allows home seekers to filter search results by their maximum affordable monthly payment.
Next up was a second BAM piece on another affordability hurdle for homebuyers: property taxes are up roughly 4% across the U.S.
Finally, we wrapped up with a strange phone call from Inman, which had two parts. The first had to do with BAM’s practice of providing free, high-quality content for real estate agents.
The second had to do with the writer of three recent Inman articles—the latest of which responded to my comments on a previous article, “I’m an agent. You can’t tell me what to wear on the job.”
After clearing the air on where I really stands with regard to a dress code for real estate agents, I invited Rachael (Hite) to appear on the show to have a conversation about this topic and the “Bare-Minimum Mondays” TikTok trend she covered in another recent article.
Lisa Chinatti and I discussed Rachael’s response article on last Friday’s Knowledge Brokers Podcast. And we’re hoping Rachael accepts me and Nicole’s invitation to join them us next week’s episode of The Real Word.
The EXACT Formula For Viral Instagram Reels
In this video, I take you through the experience of preparing to create some viral Instagram Reels, breaking down and demonstrating the exact formula, as Bobby Kawecki, Haley Kozlowski, and Cooper Shea set the stage with gear and other elements to provide optimal lighting and a seamless video experience.
Property Taxes Skyrocketing Nationwide!
On Tuesday’s episode of the Hot Sheet, I discussed the lack of spring housing inventory and home sellers on strike. Plus, the exodus from big U.S. cities has slowed—but Manhattan real estate sales are plunging.