Homes houses roofs Existing home sales remain steady, ending 4-month slump

Existing home sales remain steady, ending 4-month slump

Sales of existing homes remained steady from July to August, ending four months of decline, according to data from the National Association of Realtors....
By Patrick Kearns | Thursday, September 20, 2018
https://www.inman.com/2017/12/26/housing-shortage-softening-buyer-demand-in-major-us-metros/ Housing starts soar in August but permits plunge to 15-month low

Housing starts soar in August but permits plunge to 15-month low

Privately owned housing starts jumped 9.2 percent month-over-month and 9.4 percent year-over-year to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,282,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Cens...
By Patrick Kearns | Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Amazon Echo with Alexa and dog ‘Alexa, get me seller leads’

‘Alexa, get me seller leads’

HomeyPoints' founders wanted to bridge old and new by connecting homeowners with an agent through Amazon Alexa voice technology and their voice app, Home Agent. ...
By Veronika Bondarenko | Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Agents reap the spoils of new technology, not consumers

Agents reap the spoils of new technology, not consumers

In real estate, innovations in technology have ignored the consumer. Instead, agents get clever digital marketing tools and backend applications....
By Brad Inman | Monday, September 17, 2018
Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches ‘Not today, Flo’: Realtors livestream, struggle to find power as Hurricane Florence makes landfall

‘Not today, Flo’: Realtors livestream, struggle to find power as Hurricane Florence makes landfall

The storm, which touched down around 7:15 a.m. Friday, brought heavy rain and winds of 90 miles an hour to parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Friday, September 14, 2018
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman: There’s too much money in real estate

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman: There’s too much money in real estate

Glenn Kelman, Redfin’s CEO and president took the helm of the real estate brokerage 13 years ago, this month. He talks to Inman about the ups and downs....
By Patrick Kearns | Friday, September 14, 2018
Keller Williams partnership aims to create an AI ‘factory’ for its Kelle virtual assistant

Keller Williams partnership aims to create an AI ‘factory’ for its Kelle virtual assistant

The partnership with software company CognitiveScale will allow Keller Williams to speed its development of new "skills" for its agent-facing mobile assistant Kelle....
By Marian McPherson | Thursday, September 13, 2018
‘We’re building the next Amazon’: Knock CEO Sean Black on Texas expansion and plans to go public

‘We’re building the next Amazon’: Knock CEO Sean Black on Texas expansion and plans to go public

With Knock marking three years since its launch, CEO Sean Black revealed the company's plans for the future — and why he doesn't consider Knock an iBuyer. ...
By Veronika Bondarenko | Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Karate martial arts kung fu Keller Williams’ AI assistant Kelle is learning Kung-Fu

Keller Williams’ AI assistant Kelle is learning Kung-Fu

This is the second major upgrade Kelle has gotten since its initial launch in February 2018. In August, Kelle debuted snap, a skill that provides a map-based detailed profile of a neighborhood based on borders gleaned from the homeowner social netwo...
By Marian McPherson | Thursday, September 6, 2018
A pair of hands holding and using a smartphone Keller Williams is building a new consumer-facing app to challenge Zillow and Redfin

Keller Williams is building a new consumer-facing app to challenge Zillow and Redfin

Keller Williams has acquired SmarterAgent, a mobile-first platform that connects more than 650 multiple listing services and allows brokers and agents to create branded real estate search apps....
By Patrick Kearns | Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Realtors share what they eat and drink to stay energized

Realtors share what they eat and drink to stay energized

Inman asked members of the real estate community to weigh in on how they plan their meals and snacks on days that are packed with home showings....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Phnom Penh, Cambodia Keller Williams heads to Cambodia

Keller Williams heads to Cambodia

Regional Operating Principal Kim Heang will lead Keller Williams’ growth strategy across the country, starting with implementing the brokerage’s models and systems at his Phnom Penh-based real estate firm, Khmer Real Estate Co, Ltd....
By Marian McPherson | Thursday, August 30, 2018
House from ‘Breaking Bad’ finale hits the market for $2.475M

House from ‘Breaking Bad’ finale hits the market for $2.475M

Designed in the luxury ranch style popular in New Mexico, the Albuqeurque property has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool and an attached cabana....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Thursday, August 30, 2018
WARNING: A new Zillow leads scam looks strangely familiar

WARNING: A new Zillow leads scam looks strangely familiar

Knowing that real estate agents will pay good money for leads on a sale, fraudsters are now sending out fake ads on social media to make a quick buck....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Inman Archive: Keller Williams (2008-Present)

Inman Archive: Keller Williams (2008-Present)

All our ongoing and archived coverage of international brokerage brand Keller Williams....
By Inman | Monday, August 27, 2018
Who wins, loses if market slows?

Who wins, loses if market slows?

For some, a housing market slowdown can be unforgiving. For others, it presents new opportunities....
By Brad Inman | Friday, August 24, 2018
Agents strip down for ‘2019 Men of Chicago Real Estate’ calendar

Agents strip down for ‘2019 Men of Chicago Real Estate’ calendar

Twelve Chicago brokers posed for '2019 Men of Chicago Real Estate' swimsuit calendar to raise money for a charitable cause....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Thursday, August 23, 2018
Why virtual brokerages will make real estate expansion teams unstoppable

Why virtual brokerages will make real estate expansion teams unstoppable

As Keller Williams enters the virtual brokerage space, Adam Hergenrother explains what we know about how KW virtual brokerages will work and how they will impact the industry....
By Adam Hergenrother | Monday, August 20, 2018