Commissions may be going up, but are agents making less?
As major brokerage brands settle the bombshell commission lawsuits, real estate agents will be discussing their commissions more than ever before
by Teresa Boardman May 16
Salary-based, tech-forward Prevu launches in Seattle
The company believes its rebate program will be attractive to homebuyers in particularly hot markets, such as Seattle, where home prices have increased 68.4% since 2016
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 19
REX execs take aim at Zillow in op-ed: 'We had no choice but to sue'
In an op-ed co-written by REX CEO Jack Ryan and REX President Lynley Sides, the pair said they 'won't stop' until policies like NAR's segregation rule no longer impede consumers
by Lillian Dickerson May 28
Recordings of Houston agents by rival brokerage reveal commission steering
REX CEO Jack Ryan said he believed the recordings contributed to getting the US Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors off the ground
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 12
A man handing a stack of $100 bills to an unseen person
The discount broker uses a small team of remote, tech-powered agents and a 1% listing fee to win deals. It also facilitates FSBOs with low-fee MLS listings
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 16
Business model wars: How will consumers choose?
From my vantage point, agents from the full-service and agent-centered brokerages represent most of sellers and buyers today, with the discount brokerage and iBuyer model offering a service to a small sector of the market
by Scott Friestad Aug 28
Low-fee brokerage REX set to expand into 4 new metro markets
The startup on Wednesday announced expansions into Boston, Chicago, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
by Teke Wiggin May 8
Realogy's big bet for 2019
Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider plans to invest heavily in agents in 2019 at a time when rivals are discounting them
by Patrick Kearns Dec 13
'That other agent is cheaper': 3 comebacks for discount services
You know your worth — make sure everyone else does too
by Stefani Shock Dec 11
What's a great lead worth? Ideal Agent puts that question to the test
The company selects only a market's best performers to access its highly qualified seller leads, who will pay between 2% and 4.5% commission depending on the deal
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 31
The New York City skyline as of 2015.
New York City, LA and Houston among those to see the fee drop
by Teke Wiggin Oct 2
An Aldi's supermarket from outside
What the industry can learn from a successful low-price, simple-experience value proposition
by Angela Raab Sep 29
A low-angle view of trees in the forest
Assembly-line service, software and lead gen have driven break-neck growth for Redefy
by Teke Wiggin Sep 21
Stacks of pennies near dollar bills
6 out of 10 recent homesellers got a commission discount: survey
by Teke Wiggin Aug 10
Why 'hybrid brokerage' isn't really accurate
Yet it's a well-used phrase
by John Sims Mar 4