Manhattan-based BOND New York real estate brokerage firm has announced today that they will be accepting bitcoin payments for real estate transaction fees (note: not for actual properties), likely making it the first real estate firm to do so in the country.
“Bitcoin is a convenient and inexpensive way for our customers to transfer money so we see it as a win-win situation which will impact the real estate industry,” said co-founder Noah Freedman.
BOND’s Brian Dusseau says that “We are accepting Bitcoin as a service to our customers who prefer to use the digital currency as a matter of convenience. We are always looking for ways to serve our customers through technological advancement.”
But that’s not all. According to Dusseau — who’s an agent at the firm — the company has agents who have requested to be paid in bitcoin if they’re doing a deal in bitcoin.
BOND offers property sale and rental services and has listings in several New York City boroughs along with North Carolina and Costa Rica. The company is well-regarded and has over 500 agents. (Press Release)