Brad's Stories

People who have done deals with CoStar, or had a catbird seat in CEO Andy Florance's business dealings, say he's cunning, ruthless and plays to win. Sounds like Zillow, right?
Nov 30
CoStar Group CEO Andy Florance is ready to take on Zillow, and he didn’t hold back in an exclusive interview with Brad Inman. Read highlights and listen to the entire interview, his first since announcing the acquisition of Homesnap
Nov 24
Opinion
In 2 new books, the authors show how in the hands of careless leaders, tech investments can play tricks on you, upend grand claims and burn through capital with no meaningful results
Nov 13
Opinion
A 33-year-old commercial real estate data company is scratching at the door of online residential real estate and could be on the scene by next year
Nov 2
Opinion
This year, 4 of the largest real estate companies — Zillow, Compass, Redfin and Realogy — collectively raised a staggering $1.87B. For now, Keller Williams is on the outside looking in
Oct 26
Opinion
On Tuesday, the US Justice Department accused Google of illegally protecting its monopoly over search and search advertising. It begs the question, are there real estate monopolies?
Oct 21
Opinion
Zillow, Opendoor, Redfin and Compass are raising staggering sums of money to grow market share, build tools, recruit talent and reshape how real estate is bought and sold
Sep 22
Opinion
My generation of men often have trouble ceding control and power, over even the smallest things — even baking a pizza. And we only sometimes grudgingly accept ideas from others that are better than ours
Aug 10