This week on The Real Word, Byron Lazine and Nicole White kick off 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, Byron and Nicole wrap 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 Byron’s 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 he really stands with regard to a dress code for real estate agents, Byron 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.
Click on any of the timestamps below to watch:
01:02 #1: Zillow allows buyers to search based on monthly payments
07:58 #2: Property taxes are up across the country
18:32 #3: The Inman phone call & article
22:20 Inman asks if Byron is angry with Rachael Hite
26:03 Inviting Rachael to appear on The Real Word
31:43 “52% of sellers in 2023 are Boomers…”
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