Robert's Stories

Opinion

I was deeply concerned on Friday evening when I learned of the executive order to suspend the travel of refugees to the United States and blocking entry for citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries. I believe this was a dangerously misguided and fundamentally un-American decision.

Jan 30

Employees might work at the same company for decades, if not the duration of their careers, 50 years ago. But in today’s fickle economic landscape, staffers cycle through offices in rapid succession — not least of all independent contractors such as real estate agents.

Dec 3

As founder and CEO of technology-driven real estate platform Compass, I can tell you that many of the real estate brands you know are a facade. Most brokerage firms offer their agents little more than a company logo, outsourced technology and limited support.

Oct 19
Opinion

It make sense that if you have a $2 million home you want to sell and your representative leaves his or her brokerage, your transaction should still be secure because you can follow your agent. But in the real estate industry, that’s not legally the case.

Jun 23

When I started Urban Compass, I did my best not to make any assumptions about the real estate industry. Although I worked as an agent with my mother to help pay for my college tuition, my professional career after college had been primarily in management consulting and private equity.

Dec 26

When I started Urban Compass, I did my best not to make any assumptions about the real estate industry. Although I worked as an agent with my mother to help pay for my college tuition, my professional career after college had been primarily in management consulting and private equity. I did not bring veteran real estate experience to the table, but I did import critical philosophies from professional service industries: Be humble, ask questions, don’t make assumptions and, perhaps above all, listen to your clients.

Dec 9
The head of runaway success Urban Compass shares his tips
Dec 9