Tangent 💚 Proptech

Mike Schneider is the CEO & Co-founder of Acre Homes. Acre combines the ease of renting with the financial upside of owning. Acre is available in Raleigh-Durham, and will be launching in Atlanta and Nashville soon. Previously, Mike served as the VP of Technology Strategy at RE/MAX, and Co-founded First, a real estate tech company that leveraged machine learning to help agents win more business.

(2:12) - Acre: Breaking the Renting or Home Mortgage paradigm
(7:13) - Acre's model during variable interest rate environment
(8:59) - Opportunity residents & investors
(10:19) - Market growth
(10:54) - Taking the Tesla approach: 10x better than mortgage
(12:48) - Buying a home with a partner
(15:28) - Acre Homes price point
(16:47) - Feature: Blueprint 
(17:52) - Rent-to-own, buy before you sell, Home Equity products.
(21:41) - Challenges of mortgages & bias in home appraisals
(25:07) - Generating returns in Single family homes
(25:42) - North Carolina ecosystem: Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle
(29:51) - US cities transport options
(33:26) - Collaboration Superpower: Steve Jobs
(38:57) - Discomfort Zone: Is Built-to-rent overrated?

💚 Learn more:
➡️ Acre Homes (site)
➡️ Mike Schneider on LinkedIn  

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Blueprint (BlueprintVegas.com/Tangent for ticket discount) - Most global event of Proptech innovators leading the charge in changing the built world in Las Vegas this September.

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Creators & Guests

Edward Cohen
Host & Executive Producer at Tangent
Jeffrey Berman
Partner at Camber Creek
Mike Schneider
CEO & Co-founder at Acre Homes

What is Tangent 💚 Proptech?

A new era is upon us, and Tangent💚 is back with our fourth new limited series, hosted by Proptech entrepreneur Edward Cohen, and venture capitalists Jeffrey Berman (Partner at Camber Creek) and Zach Aarons (Co-founder and GP at MetaProp). Tangent unites Proptech founders💡, real estate investors🏢, urban leaders🏙 and passionate creators🌎 who are improving our communities and cities. Join us to learn how we can solve present day challenges with innovative technology and greater collaboration.

💚Tangent Tank: Housing Crisis: Intrepid founders apply to come pitch their impactful business ideas to help solve the housing affordability, accessibility and supply crisis in the US and worldwide.

If you would like to apply to pitch your startup on Tangent Tank: Housing Crisis, email us your application to tangentcommunity@gmail.com .

💚Tangent Proptech: Proptech founders, real estate CEO's and urban leaders sharing groundbreaking companies, ideas, entrepreneurial lessons and inspiring stories. Stimulating debate may include the future of cities, the hybrid work era and Discomfort Zones (TM). Edward & Jeff cover also cover trending topics in Commercial real estate, Residential real estate, Proptech, Venture Capital and Finance with select industry experts.

If you're working with a non-profit org., a small business or an early-stage Proptech, that makes our communities and cities better, and would like to have your mission featured during our Features segment, please apply to tangentcommunity@gmail.com.

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