Catch up quickly on the biggest stories of the week, as determined by Inman website visitors. Here's the Inman Top 5 for the week of July 24-30, 2021
by Inman Jul 30
Former NFL cornerback-turned luxury agent Morgan Trent will serve in the role of managing director for the new market
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 30
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss a new law put into place that affects Connecticut real estate teams, how telling a couple to get counseling led to more deals for one agent, and Brad Inman’s big announcement
by Byron Lazine Jul 30
The product functions similarly to a home warranty, except that it covers structural items such as roofs and foundations, Hippo Chief Growth Officer Daniel Blanaru told Inman
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 29
Jon Ziglar, formerly the CEO of ParkMobile, will lead the newly acquired RentPath's growth strategy, product expansion and listing integration into the Redfin platform
by Marian McPherson Jul 29
The rental management giant is merging with TPG Pace Solutions in a bid to go public via a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 29
Amid a highly competitive market in the first half of 2021, iBuyers began making more competitive offers while expanding the range of homes they were willing to purchase
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 29
With the hire of Benjie Burford, Welcome Homes is poised to grow its personnel by 500% and expand into multiple new markets by next year, according to company officials
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 29
The launch of KW New Homes comes amid an ongoing period of historically low housing inventory, making new homes an especially appealing area of focus for many agents
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 27
After posting record second quarter earnings, Stewart Information Services Corp. has acquired one of the nation's largest independent title agencies, Title First Agency Inc.
by Matt Carter Jul 27
Tamir Poleg also believes the currently wild housing market may calm down in the near future, but he doesn't believes there's a bubble forming
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 27
The funding round for Landis was led by Sequoia Capital with participants from Arrive, a branch of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, Will Smith’s Dreamers VC, and Signia Venture Partners
by Libertina Brandt Jul 27
The 3D imaging company's shares debuted Friday at about $14.42 and ended the day around $14.20. The firm went public via a merger with a special acquisition company
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 26
Brad Inman retains an ownership stake, and the current team will continue running the company, with plans for significant growth
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 26
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Biden’s executive order, why singles are moving and Opendoor’s new referral rewards program
by Byron Lazine Jul 23
Agents David Bramante (R) and Kevin Paffrath (D) both made the ballot, and they are hoping for the chance to make their mark on California politics
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 22