September 2015 industry partnerships and developments

See who's partnering with whom to help agents and consumers with the homebuying and selling process

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Who joined forces in the real estate industry in September to help agents up their game, and who's rolling out new products? Here's our rundown, in chronological order. We missed you last month! August 21 Compass opened a branch of its brokerage in Miami. September 1 Relola, an agent-focused real estate search platform, formed a strategic partnership with San Francisco brokerage Climb Real Estate. September 3 Blackstone, a private equity-funded investment bank, acquired a significant equity stake in The PMI Group, which provides mortgage insurance. Inland Real Estate Brokerage & Auctions has rebranded as Inland Real Estate Advisors. September 8 Traders Realty Group and Re/Max Unlimited in Peoria, Illinois, have joined forces to become Re/Max Traders Unlimited. September 9 Finicity Corporation, a financial technology services company, acquired all the assets of Aurora Financial Systems, a payment processor and program manager. ClosingCorp, which provides...