Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES,  REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)

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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We had a home listed here the seller wanted to be paid in Bitcoin. I am not sure what happened in the end it was back in March, seller wanted 12.5 Bitcoins. CRA states that when sellers is using Bitcoin same tax rules apply. (CRA = Canada Revenue Agency)

 

Nov 01, 2021 06:35 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There has been no limit of real estate stories about all kinds of things happening but do such things really occur?  Well, it's true that the stories never end.  And that's my position on the subject.   At least kinda.  🙃

Nov 01, 2021 06:02 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The escrow company I use has handled those transactions and I've attended a webinar on them from someone who's bascially invented the process for California.  Personally, I'd steer clear of any transaction that did not at least convert them to real money first.

Do know a guy who had a listing where the seller included an NFT of the house with the sale of the house.  He got some good press from that.  Apparently the guy was known for making NFTs.

Nov 01, 2021 10:35 PM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have not heard of it happening but I believe it will in the future.  It seems like cryptocurrency is the future.  Governments don't really support it though since it would take away some of their abilities to be corrupt, haha.

Nov 02, 2021 04:28 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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No, we use real money here.

Nov 02, 2021 01:48 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It is suggested to use cryptocurrency for day trading or online purchases. Have not heard of anyone purchasing a home with it Gary. 

Nov 01, 2021 06:25 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I've heard stories but never anything that was confirmed

Nov 02, 2021 06:44 AM
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Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I have not seen anyone make a purchase with Cryptocurrencies.  I hold a small amount of cryptocurrencies.  I will not buy anything with them.  I am going to hold for at least five years and see what happens.  If things go well, who knows, I might buy a house with crypto then.

Nov 02, 2021 05:23 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope. So happy to be retired in these confusing times. And my grandson is happy too!

Nov 02, 2021 04:21 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Hello Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES I heard about somebody buying a home using cryptocurrency, but I don't think it was true.

Nov 01, 2021 07:59 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have heard that there is a broker in Southern Cailfornia who seeks clients who want to sell/purchase using cyrptocurrency. I have not heard of any transactions using such currency in my market.

Nov 02, 2021 07:05 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Nov 02, 2021 04:12 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I wonder if that person had insider information about the stock?  

I do not know of any real estate transactions using cryptocurrency. 

Like Raymond Henson, eXp Realty I own $XXXXX of cryptocurrency and the plan is to hold it for 5-10 years. 

I recently attended a Zoom webinar sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bar Association. The attorney presenting was definitely knowledgeable in that arena. 

Nov 02, 2021 08:35 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not yet heard of any.

Nov 02, 2021 07:03 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I have not heard of 'actually' happening. Lots of rumors & stories like Michael Jacobs states. 

Nov 02, 2021 06:00 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have been asked if seller will accept bitcoin. A: No
I have noticed on MLS remarks bitcoin as consideration.
I am unaware of any closing using crypto-currency.
I think I'll run this by my broker and see if this is an option based on the one imposing the rules.

Nov 02, 2021 04:46 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Brix Realty - Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

The stories run rampant but I have no actually experience.  I guess it could happen.  I am not old enough to see horses and cows being exchanged for property but I have heard those stories too.  

Nov 02, 2021 07:30 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'm not aware of any (yet).  

Nov 02, 2021 04:26 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gary,

We have heard it happening, but we do not know whether or not it is true.  As a seller, I would not accept cryptocurrency.  A

Nov 02, 2021 07:59 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
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Have not come across anyone yet, but know quite a few investing.

Nov 03, 2021 04:18 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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A realtor/friend has a client from Argentina who wants to buy a house down here and wants to pay with bitcoins

Nov 02, 2021 12:18 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I know there are those who have, but I am not aware of anyone I know personally who has.

Nov 03, 2021 10:09 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
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I know of two where they exchanged/sold into dollars like a stock sold to send a dollar wire. The company I work for is working on a loan with crypto currency.

Nov 02, 2021 03:51 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

no attorney here will take crypto currancy.  However, one buyer got "cash" from her brother for bitcoin so she kinda did.

Nov 02, 2021 10:51 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I'm in the escrow with a bit-coin buyer ( down payment only, since mortgage rates are so low). It is the second time I work with a digital currency dowpayment~ and both times the lenders have no to little idea how to deal with such client. No other issues. 

Nov 19, 2021 09:54 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I haven't heard of anyone buying with crypto and look at it like playing musical chairs.  Someone will be left without a seat.

Nov 03, 2021 11:09 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've heard it was done somewhere, but I think it will be a rarely used method.

Nov 03, 2021 08:53 AM