The Real Deal New York

From the archives: Skype hype

Back in 2010, the video chatting platform was changing how brokers closed deals

April 18, 2015 01:00PM
By Amy Tennery

skypelogoFacebook, Twitter and iPhone apps, move over. Skype is now infiltrating the city’s brokerage world, transforming the way agents reach clients — and vice versa.

“It’s hysterical because you’re at home in your pajamas and it’s like, ‘ping!’” said Daniela Sassoun, a vice president of the Corcoran Group, of Skype’s trademark alert that lets you know when someone wants to start a video chat. “That’s the thing about teleconferencing: You have to be dressed up from the waist, at least.” Read the full story from the May 2010 issue here.