Matt Luke
Broker/Owner
DRE #01379779
Matt Luke Home Team
Brokerage ID#01889436
Cell 714.412.1982
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Real Estate News
Real estate tracking app demo: Hacker Connect
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:00:21
Is the Dominos tracking app better than any real estate tracking app out there? Believe it or not, the answer to that questions used to be "yes". Fortunately, Shane Farkas of The Agency and Jess Martin of First.io took the Inman Stage to explain how their new app is going to take the anxiety out of the real estate transaction by tracking every step of the way ... read more»

Opendoor’s buying homes at a rate of $100M per month
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:01:14
Opendoor, a three-year-old San Francisco startup that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes, reports that it's reached a $1.3 billion annual purchase rate, which rounds out monthly home purchases at about $100 million ... read more»

Pacific Union International acquires Empire Realty
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:54:21
This is the third acquisition in the last 10 months for Pacific Union, following its merger with Beverly Hills firm Partners Trust in August ... read more»

5 drywall texture techniques to create the perfect vibe
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:15:00
From the lightest of stipples to the heaviest of Mediterranean swirls, the texture on your walls and ceilings does a lot to create your home's specific look and feel. It can also be a fun way to change your home's appearance ... read more»

Poll: Will you upgrade to the iPhone X?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:41:20
Tell us if you're planning to pony up for Apple's new $999 gadget ... read more»

How the mortgage tax break widens the racial divide
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:31:59
The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is one of the biggest drivers of racial housing inequality, a new report says. The report, published by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School (IASP) and National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), comes on the heels of a recent report by Apartment List that found the federal government pays out more than twice as much to homeowners through MID than it spends on public housing programs ... read more»

The Inman Files: Who is getting rich in real estate?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:26:37
I have contacted Forbes Magazine about their Top 400 Richest People list because they obviously made an editing error, a grave omission. No one (almost no one) is included from the real estate services or real estate portal space. How could that be with well over $100 billion in real estate transaction fees and $15 billion in advertising spending floating around ... read more»

Zillow’s ‘Bridge Listing Input’: New name, old tool?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:56:58
Compose, a key component of Bridge Interactive, has been rebranded as Bridge Listing Input with no apparent significant changes to the tool ... read more»

Wildfires take toll on precious California housing
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:33:35
Housing in beautiful wine country was already scarce before flames ravaged 245,000 acres across Northern California and burned down 5,700 structures in their path. Real estate agents in the region are already witnessing the effects of heightened demand.  ... read more»

Fight, flee or adapt: Rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 9:07:27
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, mounds of sodden building materials lined the streets of Houston and other flooded areas. As residents began the long process of rebuilding, the storm’s unprecedented flooding rekindled a long-running debate in the Houston area over the best way to move forward: rebuild, leave or adapt ... read more»

How to make the perfect holiday cards for clients
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 2:55:01
Come October, businesses begrudgingly remember that they have to send out cards for Christmas. Scratch that, for the holidays. Then comes the poking around online looking for something that won’t offend anyone. But it doesn’t have to be that way ... read more»

10 habits all new real estate agents should master
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 2:30:38
A house is the stage that one's life plays out on. Real estate agents don't sell houses, they sell dreams, happiness, a place to call home ... read more»

8 tips for taking your real estate blog to the next level
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 2:15:53
Establishing a thriving real estate blog in a competitive market takes more than just good writing. A creative use of mixed media, a deep understanding of your audience and a well-developed strategy are all essential for blogging success ... read more»

Give lead conversion to Facebook Messenger bots (they’re better at it)
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 2:00:23
Countless real estate agents generate leads with Facebook. What most agents don’t realize, however, is that Facebook Messenger is also a great platform for generating leads ... read more»

Climate change is putting more homes at risk of wildfire
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:00:08
Last week’s wildfire disaster in Northern California has drawn renewed attention to the impact of climate change on patterns of real estate development. As a counterpoint to the attraction of waterfront property despite hurricane risks, the beauty of Northern California and other western regions has always been accompanied by a certain level of wildfire risk ... read more»

Why the grass is greener where you stand
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:00:20
Former actor and current luxury real estate specialist Kofi Nartey told the Inman Connect audience that his real estate career didn't take off until he started focusing on the tools and information he already had. By keeping a laser focus on a few essential and valuable resources, he was able to own that information and become an expert rather that just gaining the superficial benefits of a wide variety of tools ... read more»

Real estate daily market update: October 17, 2017
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:00:11
All the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Austin Realtor rebels win open board seats in election
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:27:58
They blabbed. They petitioned. They sued. And now they're ready to lead the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR). In what's been a whirlwind few months for ABoR, members made their alliances clear at an election held Tuesday by voting in members of a rebel cause to all seven board seats that were up for grabs ... read more»

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