The Future of the Real Estate Transaction

Top of Mind

Mar 16 2022 • 54 mins


In this episode of the Top of Mind podcast, Mike Simonsen sits down with Joe Curtis, Chief Operating Officer at Pango Group, to talk about how real estate transactions are changing, and which big technology trends, like cryptocurrencies and blockchain, are shaping the way Americans buy and sell real estate.

About Joe Curtis

Joe Curtis is the Chief Operating Officer at Pango Group, a family of companies that are the leading California-based settlement service experts. In this role, Joe is at the forefront of the evolving technologies in the escrow industry. In 2019, Joe was featured in The Top 100 People in Real Estate Magazine, and in 2018 named the Advocate for Social Good by Giveback Homes.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • How technology helped Pango Group pivot during the pandemic to drive growth
  • An in-depth look at the digital transformation happening with real estate transactions
  • Pango’s process for enhancing and securing real estate transactions
  • Ways to eliminate layers of complexity in purchasing and regulatory matters
  • How Bitcoin-funded mortgages are happening now - and how they’re not
  • Why NFTs are the technology most likely to impact the future of real estate transactions in the US
  • Why cash buyers are increasing this year in the competitive market
  • Why there is less fraud and fewer contracts failing now than ever before

Featuring Mike Simonsen, CEO of Altos Research

A true data geek, Mike founded Altos Research in 2006 to bring data and insight on the U.S. housing market to those who need it most. The company now serves the largest Wall Street investment firms, banks, and tens of thousands of real estate professionals around the country. Mike's insights on the market have been featured in Forbes, New York Times, Bloomberg, Dallas Morning News, Seattle PI, and many other national media outlets.

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See you next week!