NYC Compass agent fired over behavior toward homeless people
Scott Sobol, an agent in Hell's Kitchen, has been let go because of video footage that shows him rolling beer bottles toward a hotel where homeless people are known to loiter
by Lillian Dickerson | Jul 6
Compass is on a hiring spree to meet increasing market demand
After laying off nearly 375 staffers in March, the company has more than 160 openings. It tells Inman that it's a sign of the returning market
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 23
KW, Compass agents win big as Real Trends adjusts ranking system
Kyle Seyboth of Keller Williams and Alexa Lambert of Compass snagged top individual agent awards from the Real Trends + Tom Ferry The Thousand rankings Friday after Real Trends added new categories and altered its methodology
by Lillian Dickerson | Jun 19
Compass is hiring a securities attorney — is an IPO next?
The tasks outlined in the job description include the 'timely satisfaction of SEC and stock exchange compliance and reporting obligations'
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 16
Judge dismisses the other Realogy lawsuit against Compass
Separate from a wide-ranging lawsuit filed in New York, Realogy's lawsuit against Compass and a former employee over a non-compete clause was dismissed with prejudice last week
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 16
Maryland market snapshot: A strong market, but low inventory
Agents in Maryland say the market has rebounded quickly from the initial shock of the pandemic, but inventory remains low
by Lillian Dickerson | Jun 12
Brown Harris Stevens is absorbing Halstead Real Estate
Both New York City real estate brokerages are owned by parent company Terra Holdings
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 11
Compass and APR veteran Rick Turley is joining Engel & Völkers
The real estate leader will manage the brand's San Francisco and Marin County markets
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 11
Black execs are underrepresented in real estate boardrooms. Now what?
On Monday, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin called for more diversity on the boards of directors inside publicly traded real estate companies. So far, that hasn't happened
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 10
Learn to love your CRM: 11 simple daily tasks to master
Opinion
Robert Reffkin mentioned at Inman Connect Now that only 20% of agents use a CRM in a meaningful way. From lack of time to feature bloat, adoption is a challenge, but one new work habit each day can help
by Craig C. Rowe | Jun 9
Judge allows Realogy lawsuit against Compass to continue
Judge Barry Ostrager denied Compass' motion to dismiss the complaint and attempt to compel the two sides into arbitration concerning certain claims in the lawsuit
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 8
Compass CEO encourages agents to spend billions with Black vendors
Robert Reffkin is inviting his company’s approximately 15,000 agents to guide 15% of their spend to Black-owned companies or vendors
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 8
Here's why Compass chose to buy Contactually over other CRMs
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin gave a peek behind one of the biggest tech decisions at Compass of the past few years during a discussion at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 3
Compass CEO: 'It’s OK to not be OK in this time'
Robert Reffkin, one of the few African American leaders in the real estate industry, discussed how agents and allies can help the Black community
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 3
Real estate leaders speak out against racism as protests grow nationwide
CEOs at Compass, Keller Williams, Redfin and Zillow, among others, detailed steps their companies are taking to address racism in the real estate industry and inside their offices
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 1
60-agent Pacific Northwest indie is joining Compass
Caliber Group is an investment-focused indie real estate brokerage based in Kings County
by Patrick Kearns | May 29
They hate their homes, and they want out — NOW!
Real estate agents say quarantine has convinced homeowners that they need more rooms, a backyard and plenty of kitchen space — and they want it all now
by Lillian Dickerson | May 22
Luxury snapshot: Agents in high-end markets are staying busy
The market hasn't fully recovered yet, but agents in luxury markets around the US told Inman that deals are still happening and activity appears to be on the rise
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 22
Compass CEO says company has spent 'hundreds of millions' on tech
Robert Reffkin told CNBC that the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the shift to tech-enabled businesses
by Patrick Kearns | May 21
Read all of Inman's coronavirus coverage here
Inman has published more than 785 stories on the coronavirus. Here's our comprehensive list of coverage
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 20
A comprehensive guide to industry resources for real estate agents
Real estate companies, trade groups and government agencies are offering resources amid the pandemic. Inman is trying to compile them all in 1 guide that will be updated daily
by Patrick Kearns | May 20
A peek at Compass CRM
The industry was surprised when the tech-forward franchise acquired a fan-favorite, but Compass' in-house solution for managing and marketing to contacts is still a worthy industry player
by Craig C. Rowe | May 19
Is this 'The Last Dance' for Michael Jordan's Chicago mansion?
The basketball great's $14.8M home has been on the market for eight years. Will "The Last Dance" give the listing a much-needed boost?
by Lillian Dickerson | May 18
Compass report shows the housing market hit bottom in mid-April
The detailed report gives a market-by-market look at the global pandemic's impact on real estate
by Patrick Kearns | May 18
SoftBank posts record loss, warns some investments may go bankrupt
The investor behind Compass and Opendoor predicted that, of the 88 companies the Vision Fund invested in, 15 could go bankrupt due to COVID-19
by Patrick Kearns | May 18
Realogy tops Mega 1000 as biggest brokerages gobble market share
Realogy Brokerage Group was once again the most productive brokerage in the country in sales volume, according to the Swanepoel Mega 1000
by Patrick Kearns | May 14
How are home prices still rising during the pandemic?
Although the stock market has been volatile for weeks and unemployment has continued to rise, home prices have been seemingly unaffected
by Lillian Dickerson | May 5
Pennsylvania market snapshot: Agents ready for reopening
Gov. Tom Wolf declared real estate a nonessential business at the start of the pandemic, making it a challenge for agents to stay productive. Now that restrictions may start to lift, agents are eager to get back to work
by Lillian Dickerson | May 5
Coronavirus has forever changed client conversations
The COVID-19 pandemic has us interacting with people in previously unthinkable ways. For agents, it's created new client questions and increased buyer screening
by Lillian Dickerson | May 4
Goodbye sports cars, hello restraint: Luxury marketing flips the script
'The over-the-top marketing, the partying and the champagne is not cool right now,' said Donna Olshan, a luxury Realtor and the founder of Olshan Realty in New York
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 30
Illinois market snapshot: Things are looking up
Six weeks into stay-at-home orders, real estate agents in Illinois say the state of the market is looking pretty good
by Lillian Dickerson | Apr 29
Compass is seeing a huge uptick in single-family home searches
Appearing on CNBC, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin said suburbs and second-home markets will be the real winners when the market returns
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 28
Compass launches video editor to increase virtual tours
In-person real estate activity is still banned in many markets in which the real estate brokerage operates
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 27
Daily Dispatch: Mark McLaughlin predicts consolidation across real estate

Compass California president tells Brad Inman how Compass agents are reacting to this market and what’s ahead for luxury.

by Inman | Apr 24
Compass cuts salaries and admin staff hours
The move comes at the same time the company continues to add new agents, even during a market slowdown
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 22
Opendoor layoffs are a retreat, not a defeat
Opinion
This tactical move is by no means a sign that iBuyers will fail. Opendoor’s deep pockets allow it to weather the current storm and remain intact (albeit smaller)
by Mike DelPrete | Apr 16
Compass agents anticipate post-pandemic buyer's market in California
More than 700 Compass California agents shared their concerns, market predictions for when shelter-in-place laws lift
by Marian McPherson | Apr 15
Compass 'can sustain a downturn for 6 months, 8 months, 9 months'
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin also conceded that the downturn hitting the housing market is going to drive some agents and discounters out of the real estate industry
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 15
NBA star Kevin Durant's former Bay Area home lists for $6M
The Brooklyn Nets player, who was stricken by coronavirus in March but has since recovered, used to rent this seven-bedroom home
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 14
Compass upgrades marketing center for real estate agents
The company has been rolling out and revealing new technology at a frequent pace
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 13
Compass agent accuses ex-assistant of stealing secrets to launch career
Compass agent Cindy Ambuehl claims ex-assistant Christina Collins used private client, listing and lead information to launch her own career in luxury real estate
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 9
The broker balancing Zoom and homeschooling in a crowded house
Arrian Binnings of Compass balances working from home with his wife, Sejal Binnings, while assisting a homeseller infected by the coronavirus in San Francisco
by Inman | Apr 9
Compass launches customizable drip campaign platform
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls 'Action Plans' the most significant CRM feature since the CRM's launch
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 8
Realogy and KW top T3 Sixty's holding company and franchisor rankings
Redfin and RE/MAX had the most productive agents in 2019, according to the ranking
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 8
Home has never been more important
Opinion
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin shares his thoughts on why the concept of 'home' matters so much right now
by Robert Reffkin | Apr 7
Compass hires former Tesla exec to manage customer experience
Kate Pearson previously served in executive roles at Walmart and Cargo
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 6
Bridgewater co-CEO Eileen Murray joins Compass' board of directors
Eileen Murray, a veteran of Bridgewater Associates, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley, is the second independent appointment to the company's board of directors
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 2
Compass is launching virtual services to keep agents in business
The platform is aimed at keeping business going as some states issue stay-at-home orders
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 1
Brooklyn luxury sales drop by 50 percent: Compass
Only 3 contracts to buy high-end homes were signed last week
by Veronika Bondarenko | Mar 30
Real estate leaders reveal their vulnerabilities
Opinion
At this time, many of us are more willing to be vulnerable — letting our guard down is actually helping us get through this
by Brad Inman | Mar 30
HomeServices of America is once again the top real estate brokerage
HomeServices of America topped the annual Real Trends 500, edging out Realogy Brokerage Group for the top spot in 2019 transaction sides
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 26
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin urges agents to use their CRMs
Reffkin's comments come as agents grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and its massive economic fallout
by Jim Dalrymple II | Mar 25
Compass is still onboarding new teams despite slowdown, layoffs
Based in New Jersey, the 15-person Oldendorp Group, which is joining Compass from Keller Williams this week, will be virtually onboarded through Enboarder
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 24
Compass lays off 15% of staff amid coronavirus 'economic standstill'
CEO Robert Reffkin said Monday in a letter that COVID-19 has created 'one of the most challenging and uncertain moments in our lifetimes'
by Jim Dalrymple II | Mar 23
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls on Congress to provide aid to agents
Reffkin argued coronavirus aid shouldn't be limited to W-2 workers. The National Association of Realtors has also said it is working to ensure aid packages to benefit agents
by Jim Dalrymple II | Mar 19
Coronavirus drives adoption of video tours
Amid quarantines and calls for social distancing, agents are turning to video chats and virtual tours to show off properties
by Jim Dalrymple II | Mar 17
Compass makes changes to concierge, bridge loans amid industry slowdown
Compass is temporarily suspending its Bridge Loan Advance program, among other changes
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 17
Here's how Compass is guiding employees through crisis
Robert Reffkin, the CEO of Compass, calls it a 'historic time none of us will ever forget'
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 16
Compass executive calls for 2-week moratorium on home showings
Leonard Steinberg, the chief evangelist at Compass, says the quicker the virus is contained, the better it will be for the housing market
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 16
EXCLUSIVE: Compass is launching a luxury division
In the wake of the company's heavy recruitment of luxury agents, the company is launching a new division to support its growing luxury real estate presence
by Patrick Kearns | Feb 28