Lunch & Learn: Are appraisals the next big opportunity in mortgage fulfillment?

This Lunch & Learn for mortgage lenders will explore the evolution of the appraisal process as well as opportunities for innovation.

Why brokerages and mortgage lenders are rushing into JVs

Joint ventures are suddenly stitched into the fabric of a handful of national brokerages. But the idea of the joint venture collides with the loose, informal networks that color the American housing economy.

How to simplify the appraisal process for everyone in today’s hot market

While the world might be slowly getting back to normal, the housing boom is far from over. Appraisers need to make sure they have the right tools to manage the high demand.

Robert Dietz on why the single-family rental market is growing

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, NAHB's Robert Dietz explains why the marketshare of single-family rentals is growing despite strong homebuyer demand. He also discusses the NAHB’s latest Housing Market index.

Awards

2020 HW Rising Star: Ben Rubenstein

realtor.com Founder and CEO of Opcity

Ben Rubenstein
realtor.com Founder and CEO of Opcity, Age: 36

Ben Rubenstein founded Opcity in 2015, which uses artificial intelligence to match buyers and sellers with real estate professionals. Following Move/realtor.com’s acquisition of Opcity, Rubenstein joined realtor.com in October 2018. His Opcity technology platform established the framework for realtor.com’s Core Network, which now includes more than 11,000 brokers and more than 100,000 agents. This consumer-first culture helped create a unique ecosystem, and lead to more than 40,000 closed transactions which generated more than $8 billion in closed transaction volume over the past four years. Under Rubenstein’s leadership, the realtor.com/Opcity team has expanded with the creation of three new products and the launch of two new verticals: The Broker Lead Accelerator, which helps brokers manage the consumer leads they generate or purchase by running those leads through Opcity’s proven process; ReadyConnect Live Buyer, which helps lenders connect with home shoppers and grow their professional networks.

What is one thing  you would tell a younger version of yourself? 
“Be more vulnerable. Showing weakness will lead to more buy-in and openness from your team. If you put up a tough exterior and don’t communicate what is going on, your team will emulate this behavior and it will be harder to have real conversations and connections.”

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