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The digital transformation has had profound effect on the real estate industry, not just by banishing rolodexes from brokers’ desks, or standardizing real estate listings. It also introduced Artificial Intelligence (AI) to an industry that often relies on the human touch, particularly in customer relations and property evaluations. While customer relations management teams in larger brokerages have incorporated digital tools for their tasks, properties, in most cases, are still evaluated manually. Questioning why AI has not taken the job of evaluating property values, by itself a numbers and data driven task, off peoples’ hands, leads to…


Our tech solutions are driven by our talented team

As a hybrid broker with a leading real estate transaction platform, technology is at the core of what we do. We are constantly talking about our tech driven solutions, but it is the people behind the tech that really drive McMakler forward. They are the unsung heroes. This series is going to shine a light on the talented, diverse teams that work to maintain and improve our technology every single day.

Viktoryia is one of the many talented women that drive our technology forward

She is an important member of our…


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Our tech solutions are driven by our talented team

As a hybrid broker with a leading real estate transaction platform, technology is at the core of what we do. We are constantly talking about our tech driven solutions, but it is the people behind the tech that really drive McMakler forward. They are the unsung heroes. This series is going to shine a light on the talented, diverse teams that work to maintain and improve our technology every single day.

Amal is one of the many talented people that drives our technology forward

He is part of the Data Engineering…


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The topic of this blog post pertains to the situation in the German real estate industry and the financing situation for prospective buyers and people looking for follow-up financing. Throughout the first two quarters of 2020, the German real estate sector has exhibited an extraordinary resilience. So far, it is more stable than other markets in Europe. This merits a glance at how investors and individuals can participate and benefit from its stability.

To move into your newly bought home or to invest in capital assets — it is not a secret that smart investments in material assets are worthwhile…


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Inspired by a survey carried out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we wanted to pose similar questions to McMakler employees to decipher just how much technology has impacted our business, both internally and externally.

The original survey assessed the impact of technology on businesses, specifically property companies. We were curious to see how we compared to the wider industry. Below, we have benchmarked our employees’ responses against the results of the RICS survey.

Our version, which was completed by 132 employees, revealed how intertwined and integral technology is to the McMakler business model. As one of the leading…


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When it comes to digitalization, there seems to be a common trend across the real estate sector. Within the property industry, many renowned companies have failed to incorporate new technologies into their workflow. However, those who have made technology a vital part of their model, business is thriving. For McMakler, integrated technology innovation, machine learning and in-house developed digital tools are what digital innovation translates to in the real estate industry.

In this post we will break down both how and why most long-established companies have missed the boat when it comes to digitalization. …


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PropTech — the latest buzzword floating through the real estate sphere

Like many new trendy buzzwords out there, the concept of PropTech does not hold the same meaning for everyone within the real estate business. Although there are various definitions of PropTech, many are missing the core meaning of what PropTech really is. While some understand it very broadly to be a mentality, others use the term to describe the general magnitude of technological changes and advancements within the real estate sector. …


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In the minds of many, there is a difference like day and night between large cities and their commuter routes. Metropolitan areas, such as Berlin, Hamburg, and Frankfurt (Main) have always been considered as centers for young and cultured people as well as creative artists. The affluent commuter belts of the urban centers, however, are often regarded as prudish and boring. While life is bustling in the trendy urban districts, commuter belts are deserted — at least that’s the cliché. However, a new trend is emerging that could fundamentally change the image of the suburban regions. The idea is not…

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