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Industry Disruption: Ways Real Estate is Changing

Changes in the real estate market

Published: 06/12/2018

Country: United States

With the industry as developed as the real estate, it’s only natural to expect certain changes from time to time. While so many people ignore these changes, others realize how important they are and understand that only by following them closely can they stay on the top of their game. If you’re a real estate professional yourself, following the news, trends and developments is crucial for staying ahead and being better than your competitors, but also for understanding how the industry works. Therefore, here are a few ways the real estate industry is changing and how it affects everyone involved in it.

New clients

Back in the day, only the experienced, older, wealthy people were into the real estate market and they were the only ones who actually knew a thing or two about it. Now, the situation has radically changed, and there’s a new wave of clients that are becoming increasingly important in this field – the youngsters.

The millennials are in the focus of today’s real estate industry, and effectively changing the way it functions. From conducting detailed researches, relying on their realtors, insisting on certain features in their homes and having a specific opinion towards the concept of ownership, the millennials are a force to be reckoned with in the real estate world. This also means the industry has to change as well and adapt to the new millennial clientele.

New migrations


Besides having to respond to the millennials and their real estate needs and desires, this industry has to address another issue: the major influx of people to certain areas of the world. More and more people have been migrating all around the globe, whether they’ve wanted it or not, and this has been creating certain problems for real estate professionals working in the most popular areas.

Having to deal with a huge number of new clients who are all looking for specific housing solutions isn’t easy, and the fact is that lots of agents just don’t know what to do or where to look anymore. Yes, new properties are being built at the moment, but these aren’t move-in ready as we speak, so agents are finding new and unusual spaces that will accommodate all those people arriving in their areas. Still, the question is how good these spaces really are and how much they’re worth.

New prices

When you’re looking for a home for your family, you have to pay attention to a number of things – the location, the appearance, the size, the proximity to schools, markets and other vital places, etc. However, even if they manage to a find a property they like, lots of people aren’t financially stable enough to rent or buy it, which is why most of them focus on the prices first.

The prices in the real estate industry have always been fluctuating, but today, this is more visible than ever, due to all the developments. That’s why it’s important to know what you’re doing and find out how much a property you’re eyeballing is really worth, and this is what people in New Zealand, for instance, know better than anyone else. They ask lots of questions and try to get as informed as possible, and even don’t mind finding professionals in property valuation from NZ to evaluate their property before moving in. This also lets them know if they’re making the right choice and could save them a huge amount of money in the long run, especially if they’re purchasing a home for the very first time.

New locations


With more and more people looking for new homes, the construction companies are forced to think outside the box when it comes to finding new locations that are going to be exciting and intriguing enough for all these new homeowners. Instead of moving closer to the center of the city, lots of them are preferring the outskirts. These areas are less expensive, less noisy and less crowded, which makes them more attractive and appealing to a new clientele.

Back in the day, everyone knew how important the location was, and why they insisted on finding the right one. Now, it’s not about following the trends, but about finding the location that’s still unexplored and not yet commercialized, since this is the best way to give yourself a healthy dose of privacy and comfort. It seems that there’s no such thing as “undesirable” locations anymore, and the only question is who finds certain locations desirable today.

The changes in the real estate industry occur on a daily basis, and you really have to invest a huge amount of time and money into following them all. However, if you manage to do so, you’ll be more informed and knowledgeable than ever, and able to adapt to new demands made by new clients looking for new properties on new locations.

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