DC Makes Offer Amazon Can’t Refuse
It was a horse race, but DC emerged victorious in the multi-city beauty pageant to earn Amazon’s favor and be the new home for HQ2. Washington pulled out all of the stops — exclusive fast-lane access for Amazon Prime members, choice real estate, free lattes and taco Tuesdays, but the real clincher, according to Amazon insiders, naming rights to the Potomac River, or should we say, the River formally known as Potomac. Going forward, the river shall be known as Amazon 2.0.
Statistical Impossibility Plagues the NAR
For years, it’s been widely known that more than 50% of agents claim to be in the top 1% of agents nationwide. NAR has recognized this mathematical anomaly and claimed that it’s accurate. Of course, the devil is in the details. In the fine print, NAR stated, “It’s true that all agents who claim to be in the ‘top 1%’ are telling the truth if we define ‘top’ to mean what the agent wants to believe.”
Buy Me a House”
Artificial Intelligence has made huge leaps in the last few years. This week, Amazon announced it’s latest Alexa “Home Purchasing” feature. All you have to do is direct your device as simply as you would ask to play your favorite 90’s song on repeat. Within 30 days, you will be in your new home. With mass amounts of collected consumer data, this latest AI service is able to simply buy the house for you. It will find the house, make the offer and hire the mover. Since Alexa already has access to your financial data and bank accounts, it will even handle the financing for you. Users are asking: but can it get you a better mortgage rate? Stay tuned.
Brothers Going for Gold?
After falling short in the Olympic Trials and missing their chance in Pyeongchang, Hans and Steve convert the Wydler Brothers’ office space into practice rinks to prepare for a 2022 comeback.