Largest MLS relaunches 'submit offer' tool after broker pushback
California Regional MLS disabled Glide Offers integration with listing pages after Compass' acquisition but has now re-enabled it with the choice to opt out
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 13
Compass stock, market cap tumbles to new low
The company's shares ended Monday trading at $10.74, down significantly compared to when they debuted about 6 months ago. The drop reduced Compass' valuation to $4.2B
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 11
A mansion so nice, she sold it twice: Cindy Ambuehl on a $25M deal
Luxury agent Cindy Ambuehl told Inman how she closed the sale of a $25 million mansion overlooking the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles
by Daniel Houston Oct 8
Compass decline in value stands in contrast to its growth: DelPrete
Compass' growth over the past 3 years has been remarkable. It is one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages of all time — yet its stock price continues to decline
by Mike DelPrete Oct 7
Compass Florida snatches 2 top Palm Beach agents
Established Palm Beach agents Chris Deitz and Margit Brandt have joined Compass, attracted by the brokerage's network and use of technology
by Libertina Brandt Oct 7
Stuck in a rut? 22 under-the-radar lead generation ideas for agents
Sometimes using the latest, cutting-edge tech tools are the way to go, but often old-school analog methods just can't be beat
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 30
Compass CMO: The only path forward is automation
Matt Spangler, chief marketing solutions officer at Compass, shares the role personalization and automation play in marketing in a rapidly evolving real estate landscape
by Marian McPherson Sep 29
Compass acquiring third title company in less than a month
The fast-growing brokerage will pick up CommonGround Abstract, which serves Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The deal highlights Compass' aggressive acquisition strategy
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 28
Lockup period is over for Compass. Will investors stick around?
Compass' largest investors, namely SoftBank, can now sell their shares thanks to the end of a 180-day lockup period. Here's what their actions could mean for Compass' future
by Marian McPherson Sep 28
TikTok for real estate: An Inman Handbook
For interested real estate agents looking to expand their marketing reach, it's not too late to find success using the app — all it takes is a bit of dedication, creativity and willingness to try new things
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 24
Compass scoops up yet another title company
The deal will see Compass acquire Denver-based First Alliance Title. It's the second such acquisition for Compass in roughly a week
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 22
Compass scores high-performing Miami team from BHHS
The Nancy Batchelor Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the top-performing medium-sized teams in Florida. It includes Batchelor herself and 9 other agents
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 21
Pacaso expands to Miami and Fort Lauderdale
'Pacaso is going to change the game in South Florida,' said Compass agent Josh Dotoli, who is leading the brand's expansion in the region
Compass dives further into title insurance with latest acquisition
The deal to acquire LegacyTexas Title Co. follows acquisitions of 2 other title companies and will ultimately make Compass's title services available in 6 states and Washington, DC
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 14
Top NYC agent Richard Steinberg heads to Compass
The industry veteran was attracted to Compass' tech-forward approach. He brings with him 3 team members from Douglas Elliman
Compass expands its brokerage operations to Wisconsin
Compass has entered Milwaukee with 3 founding agents and their teams, all representing more than $110 million in 2020 sales volume
by Marian McPherson Sep 7
RE/MAX and eXp Realty settle their recruitment lawsuit
RE/MAX had sued eXp Realty earlier this year over claims the latter company improperly solicited RE/MAX franchisees and that it misrepresented RE/MAX's commission splits
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 20
Compass nears profitability, outperforms competition: Mike DelPrete
The hot real estate market has fueled strong growth across the industry. Compass' growth is noteworthy, and it demonstrates that though the industry moves slowly, some players move faster than others
by Mike DelPrete Aug 18
Market analysts increase Compass revenue forecast to $6.3B
After solid second-quarter earnings, investment analysts are predicting Compass' stock will rise back to the level of its initial public offering performance
by Marian McPherson Aug 16
Compass scoops up RE/MAX, Keller Williams teams in Indiana
The company also hired Jennil Salazar, a RE/MAX agent Compass says is the top individual agent in the entire state by sales volume
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 13
3 moments that made Compass New York Tristate President Rory Golod
Rory Golod has climbed the ranks at Compass to become the president of the brokerage's offices in the New York tristate region. Here are 3 moments that shaped his career
by Libertina Brandt Aug 12
New Compass agents can compete with Howard Hanna: Court
Howard Hanna had sought a preliminary injunction to prevent its former agents from violating noncompete, nonsolicitation and confidentiality agreements
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 12
‘Lewd sexual comments,’ religion at center of new Compass lawsuit
Ryan Huber, a Christian ethicist and former Compass agent experience manager, alleges a supervisor harassed him due to his sex and religion. Compass says the claims are 'meritless'
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 10
Compass CEO: There's 'incredible' demand from foreign buyers
Robert Reffkin also said he expects the New York City real estate market to rebound and that housing in general should thrive in the near-term future
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 10
Compass dramatically trims losses, sees rocketing revenue in Q2
The brokerage lost $7M last quarter, a vast improvement over both the previous quarter and last year. The results earned plaudits from investors
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 9
Mark McLaughlin leaves Compass to start new venture
Compass California President Mark McLaughlin will be leaving his post on Sept. 30 to rebuild his venture capital firm, McLaughlin Ventures
by Marian McPherson Aug 9
The real estate agent Olympian athletes who competed in Tokyo
Here's what the select group of agent Olympians have to say about being part of the Olympic tradition while also nurturing their real estate careers
$27.5M home is the priciest listing on Manhattan's Upper West Side
David and Dana Luttway bought the townhouse in 2015 and undertook five-year gut renovation
Penthouse of celebrity-packed 'Jenga Building' sells for $50M
The musician Frank Ocean and actor Keegan-Michael Key are among the Lower Manhattan building's well-known residents
Dallas @properties franchise nabs high-profile Compass agent
Piper Young spent more than three years at Compass, but said she ultimately jumped to @properties thanks to its technology and culture
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 3
Compass makes its move into Minneapolis
Compass has expanded into its ninth new market since its April initial public offering. Seven top agents will establish the brokerage's presence in Minneapolis
by Marian McPherson Jul 30
Aaron Kirman Group expands operations into Orange County
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
Startup homebuilder Welcome Homes hires former Compass sales manager
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
'We didn't know anything': The key moment that transformed Compass
During a 90-minute interview on NPR's 'How I Built This,' Compass CEO Robert Reffkin shared his life story and the defining moment that changed his company's trajectory
by Marian McPherson Jul 28
Leading indie brokerage in Massachusetts joins Compass
The Randall Family of Companies, which includes four residential and commercial real estate brokerages, has moved to Compass. The company has 35 offices throughout New England
by Marian McPherson Jul 20
Los Angeles team jumps from Compass to rival The Agency
Adam Rosenfeld and his team of 8 agents will join forces with Jon Grauman, who was already at The Agency, to form a new team
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 19
The problem with stock as a recruiting tool for Compass agents: Mike DelPrete
Opinion
Compass stock is worth less today than it was in 2019, meaning agents who invested into the agent equity program since then have lost money on their investment
by Mike DelPrete Jul 16
Compass is launching its own mortgage company, OriginPoint
OriginPoint will provide origination services to consumers in select Compass markets by the end of 2021, marking the brokerage's latest move toward an end-to-end transaction
by Marian McPherson Jul 13
Real estate disruption is happening all across the globe: Mike DelPrete
On Wednesday, DelPrete released 'The 2021 Emerging Models in Real Estate Report,' which details emerging trends shaping the industry and the players putting the trends into action
15 tips for first-time real estate investors, straight from the pros
Inman spoke with industry pros to learn their top tips for first-time real estate investors, and they had plenty of knowledge to share with newbies in need of a little bit of confidence
Compass fortifies marketing suite with Video Studio
Compass Video Studio is the latest marketing tool for agents of the tech-forward brokerage to leverage for new business and branding
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 1
What's a SPOA? The management concept Compass CEO Robert Reffkin can't live without
The fast-growing brokerage and its CEO Robert Reffkin have developed an approach called 'Single Point of Accountability' that sees 1 person tasked with driving projects forward
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 1
Wave of new agents swarm NYC market amid inventory shortage
The number of new agents entering the New York City market rose 7% in May as the city continues its economic recovery, according to data analysis company Corofy
by Daniel Houston Jul 1
How COVID made agents rethink retirement, workload and more
Many real estate professionals say the pandemic made them reconsider things like when they want to retire and work-life balance, while others say the last year has just made them want to double down on work
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 28
Compass CEO not ready to kiss brick-and-mortar locations goodbye
At Inman Connect on Tuesday, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin shared what post-IPO life is like, his plans to expand Compass' tech offerings and why the office isn't going away
by Marian McPherson Jun 15
Top 1,000 teams' transaction volume ballooned 49.7% in 2020
RealTrends and Tom Ferry's The Thousand and America’s Best Real Estate Professionals debuted on Friday, with the top 1,000 teams increasing their average sales volume per top team to $173 million in 2020
by Marian McPherson Jun 11
The New Normal: What if your CRM is big tech's next target?
Opinion
Innovation happens in small spaces. Most agents don't realize that as they become more and more entrenched in their CRM, their tech is becoming ripe for acquisition
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 9
Compass shows up in Missouri with offices in Kansas City, St. Louis
Compass has launched its first markets in Missouri with 40 agents across Kansas City and St. Louis. This is Compass' eighth new market since its IPO
by Marian McPherson Jun 8
Compass attempts to recruit owner of large Beverly Hills brokerage
According to a Real Deal report on Monday, a Beverly Hills-based Compass recruiter attempted to recruit Normand & Associates President Michael Nourmand as an agent
by Marian McPherson Jun 8
How to execute an effective walk-through inspection
A walk-through inspection won't uncover everything a full inspection would, but it can still help reduce buyer risk in a hot market. Here's how to make the most of it
Top Agent Network takes aim at office exclusives in NAR pocket listing policy
Top Agent Network argues that office exclusives result in less inventory, less exposure for listings and less consumer choice while benefitting large brokerages
by Andrea V. Brambila May 27
'Double-dipping agents' overcharge consumers billions in commissions
The Consumer Federation of America says dual agency should be banned, but double-ending should not be so long as agents discount their commission and act as facilitators
by Andrea V. Brambila May 27
Robert Reffkin’s MasterClass offers a crash course in real estate basics
The Compass CEO's Masterclass features 16 sessions covering the ins-and-outs of homebuying and selling, and how to start a career in real estate
by Marian McPherson May 27
The New Normal: What if the brokerage of the future isn't a brokerage at all?
Teams are less and less constrained by geography thanks to powerful new upstart companies, even as control of real estate technology becomes more centralized
by Jim Dalrymple II May 24
The Inman Handbook on real estate's biggest rivalries
Compass versus Realogy. Keller Williams versus eXp. REX versus everyone. The real estate industry is full of big names and big feuds, and Inman's unpacking all of them
by Jim Dalrymple II May 21
Ariana Grande married her real estate agent boyfriend
The pop star and Dalton Gomez, a Compass agent who has been dating her publicly since last spring, tied the knot this weekend at their Montecito home
'The Royal Tenenbaums' home available to rent for first time
The property made famous in director Wes Anderson's 2001 film is now available for a 12-24 month lease at $20,000 per month
by Lillian Dickerson May 17
Compass faces yet another suit regarding recruiting tactics
Christie's International Real Estate has filed a lawsuit against Compass for recruiting 4 agents for the purpose of gaining access to trade secrets
by Marian McPherson May 14
Meet the 5 agents and tech gurus behind Compass' growth
As Compass begins its post-IPO journey, the company's agents and tech masterminds are going into overdrive. Here are five people behind Compass' success
by Marian McPherson May 13
Realogy clutches top spot on T3 Sixty's 2021 Mega 1000 list
Realogy secured the top spot on T3 Sixty's Mega 1000 list with $184B in 2020 sales volume. However, brokerages with alternative models are closing the gap
by Marian McPherson May 12
Compass reports $1.1B in quarterly revenue in first public earnings report
A hot housing market pushed Compass' revenue up 80% year over year, as the company aims to reduce its net losses and gain market share
by Marian McPherson May 12
Compass readies for first earnings report after a turbulent month
As Compass gears up for its first-ever earnings call on May 12, here's a review of the brokerage's first month as a publicly traded company — including acquisitions, lawsuits and stock market highs and lows
by Marian McPherson May 11
Compass faces another 'theft of trade secrets' lawsuit
A Pennsylvania-based Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate affiliate has filed a lawsuit against Compass for helping a former agent breach several covenants, including non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation
by Marian McPherson May 4
Compass faces fourth lawsuit since initial public offering
Former Compass agents Todd and Lisa Sheppard have filed a class-action suit against the brokerage for allegedly price-fixing and making unfair commission deductions
by Marian McPherson May 4
Bubble trouble: How agents are managing client anxiety amid bubble talk
Today's crazy market conditions are forcing agents to have sometimes-challenging conversations about what a bubble is and what might happen in a correction
by Jim Dalrymple II May 4
How 5 top brokerages revamped their training programs
As the industry shifted in unprecedented ways over the past year, many of the country's biggest brokerages upgraded their training strategies to better serve their agents
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 30
Compass launches first office in red-hot Raleigh, NC
Compass will enter the market with 55 agents representing $420 million in 2020 sales volume. This is the third new market Compass has added in April
by Marian McPherson Apr 29
Compass sued over rental where partygoer was fatally shot
The brokerage says that the agent who allegedly knew the property would be used as a party venue was fired about a month ago
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 27
Compass to acquire transaction management platform Glide
The acquisition will be completed this week, according to an announcement on Monday. Glide enables agents and brokers to complete disclosures digitally
by Marian McPherson Apr 26
New Compass agents countersue Howard Hanna for withholding compensation
Jennifer Crouse and Michael Hornung claim Howard Hanna owes them tens of thousands of dollars for work they did before being recruited by Compass
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 22
How to navigate multiple offers: It comes down to money
From thoroughly vetting buyer finances to learning all about 'option money,' speakers at Connect Now shared how agents can help their sellers accept the best offer
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 20
The Agency files lawsuit against Compass
The suit focuses on The Agency's new president, Rainy Hake Austin, and her contract with Compass, where she previously worked
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 16
Howard Hanna sues Compass, alleges theft of agents and trade secrets in lead up to Compass' IPO
In a new lawsuit, Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna alleges Compass aided and abetted 3 former Howard Hanna agents to breach non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions in the agents' contracts and steal the brokerage's trade secrets
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 13
Compass reveals first new market since initial public offering
A week after its IPO, Compass announced on Thursday it would expand its services to Delaware with 3 of the state's top teams
by Marian McPherson Apr 9
How to revive dying leads
Being persistent, using the tools that work for you and staying personable are just some of the key moves that agents told Inman help them to bring back leads that have gone cold
Rich Barton, Glenn Sanford debut on Forbes billionaires list
Zillow co-founders Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, eXp founder Glenn Sanford and 5 other real estate executives became billionaires in the past year
by Marian McPherson Apr 7
Compass, Redfin, and eXp are America’s next top brokerage models: DelPrete
Opinion
A deeper look at their rapid rise reveals a trio of insightful growth stories — which may very well shape the future of America’s real estate landscape
by Mike DelPrete Apr 7
Keller Williams, Realogy take top spots on T3 Sixty enterprise list
Realogy and Keller Williams led T3 Sixty's list of the top real estate enterprises and franchise brands by sales volume, transaction sides and agent count
by Marian McPherson Apr 6
The Agency names new Northern California regional manager
The Agency has tapped former Compass Vice President and Managing Director Jeff Samuels to become its new regional manager of Northern California
Compass stock closes at $20.15 per share on first day on the market
The brokerage saw its stock pop as high as $22 before closing at $20.15, an 11.9% jump from the public offering price
by Marian McPherson Apr 1
Compass IPO, priced at $18 per share, opens at $21.25 on NYSE
Compass began trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange after noon on Thursday, opening with a valuation around $8B for the tech-enabled brokerage
by Marian McPherson Apr 1
What to watch for as Compass goes public: an Inman guide
After years of speculation, Compass' initial public offering is set for Thursday. Here's how it's likely to unfold, and what to watch for as it does
by Marian McPherson Mar 31
Compass cuts IPO price range to $18-$19 per share from $23-$26
In advance of tomorrow's long-awaited IPO, the brokerage also slashed the number of shares it expects to sell to 25 million from its initial goal of 36 million
by Marian McPherson Mar 31
From Urban Compass to IPO: The history of Compass in 21 stories
As the real estate world waits to see how the brokerage's initial public offering will unfold this week, take a look back at Compass' decade-long road to success as covered by Inman
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 31
Is Compass the last hope for agents?
Opinion
How Compass’ IPO performs this week will tell us a lot about what the future holds
by Brad Inman Mar 30
5 big challenges for REX Real Estate in 2021
The well-connected discount brokerage is trying to raise more funding and grow its business as it takes on industry behemoths NAR and Zillow
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 29
HomeServices of America once again tops Real Trends 500
The Berkshire Hathaway company had the most transaction sides in 2020, though Realogy Brokerage Group did the most volume. Several newer tech-focused companies also had good showings
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 25
Compass IPO will price shares between $23 and $26
The brokerage and tech company is eyeing a $10B valuation as it gets ready to go public
by Patrick Kearns Mar 23
Compass, Sotheby's roped into latest suit alleging 'inflated' commissions
The new antitrust lawsuit, filed Friday in California, also names the National Association of Realtors, Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and several other companies as defendants
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 23
Washington to revoke the license of Compass' closing services firm
Modus, the closing services software company, allegedly violated state statutes over co-branding, social media advertising and mechanisms it used to lure clients
by Patrick Kearns Mar 19
Compass brings on No. 1 Vail agent, Tye Stockton
Stockton and his 5-person team have moved over to Compass from LIV Sotheby's International Realty, the brokerage announced on Thursday
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 19
What this spring means for real estate: Buyers beware
Industry professionals painted a picture of a competitive market that only stands to get more intense as the weather gets nicer and more buyers come out this spring
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 19
The problem with antitrust litigation as a real estate business strategy
Opinion
In the real estate industry, antitrust lawsuits have become more prevalent in the past few years, but perhaps it's time for litigious parties to take a step back and refocus their energies on sellers and buyers, instead of competitors
by Bob Mathew Mar 18
How high exactly are Compass' agent commission splits?
Compass has 'Berkshire Hathaway’s cost structure and eXp’s revenue structure' an industry source told Inman
by Patrick Kearns Mar 17
'We're never going back to normal': Pete Flint on our digital future
To kick off Connect Now on Tuesday, Brad Inman and Trulia co-founder Pete Flint discussed the challenges and opportunities tied to the digitization of real estate
by Marian McPherson Mar 16
Lawsuit accuses 88 landlords and brokerages — including Compass and Corcoran — of discrimination
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan on Monday by watchdog group the Housing Rights Initiative claims the New York City brokerages and landlords in question have discriminated against people with housing vouchers
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 15
Can't stay away: Tomer Fridman returns to Compass
After spending a little over one month at Hilton & Hyland, the broker and his 11-person team have made a reversal and returned to Compass
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 15
Compass sues REBNY, alleges conspiracy with other brokerages
Compass says the New York organization has worked with Douglas Elliman and the Corcoran Group to "thwart competitors" and "smother" competition
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 12
Silicon Valley's priciest listing, 'Green Gables,' asks $135M
The sweeping compound, which includes 7 residences across 74 acres of land, has become the tech hub's most expensive listing
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 12
Compass launches new listing presentation tools
The company's S-1 filing emphasized its agent-facing tools as it prepares to go public
by Patrick Kearns Mar 11
IBuyers continue to see massive financial losses: DelPrete
Opendoor’s record-low selling costs dropped from 3% to 2.1%, which is likely the result of Opendoor continuing to push down buyer's agent commissions offered on its houses
by Mike DelPrete Mar 10
Why agent Aaron Seawood left the music industry for real estate
Triplemint team leader Aaron Seawood shares the twists, turns and risks that led him from the music industry to real estate, and why he left Compass for a new brokerage in the middle of the pandemic
by Marian McPherson Mar 9
The Real Word: What does Zillow's earnings mean for solo agents?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow’s shareholder letter, Compass acquisitions and direct mail strategies that work
by Byron Lazine Mar 5
Compass’ path to profitability is uncertain: Mike DelPrete
Compass is losing less money per transaction as it scales, but it's still losing a lot of money, making a path to profitability uncertain
by Mike DelPrete Mar 4
Just how impressive is Compass' $3.7B 2020 revenue?
The company revealed yearly revenue numbers that would make most real estate companies green with envy. But not top rival Realogy
by Patrick Kearns Mar 4
Two high-powered teams join major NorCal indie Sereno
The Bay Area-based Watson-Marshall Group is jumping ship from Compass, while the Margaretich Team on the California-Nevada border is leaving RE/MAX
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 3
Here's what Compass paid for its biggest acquisitions
Compass' S-1 filing includes details on acquisitions dating back to the headline-grabbing 2018 purchase of Pacific Union International
by Patrick Kearns Mar 2
READ: Robert Reffkin's letter announcing Compass' public debut
'I started Compass because of my mom, Ruth,' the CEO of the soon-to-be-public firm wrote in an SEC filing
by Patrick Kearns Mar 1
Compass S-1 filing reveals $3.7B in revenue in 2020
The company also posted a net loss of $270.2M in 2020, according to the filing
by Patrick Kearns Mar 1
50% of agents will leave: One broker predicts real estate's future
Opinion
As an industry, we should stop obsessing over things we can’t or won’t fix and take a look inward at the things that make us special as individual agents and organizations. Here's why
by Ryan Rodenbeck Feb 26
Compass moves deeper into closing services with KVS Title acquisition
Even as it prepares to go public, Compass hasn't shied away from building through acquisition
by Patrick Kearns Feb 25
Mike DelPrete: The top threat to real estate portals
There is one significant risk — an achilles heel — to portals: They don’t control their inventory
by Mike DelPrete Feb 24
These are the questions that could make or break Compass' IPO
Panelists at Inman Connect Now argued that Compass is going to have to think hard about recruiting, commissions and other issues as it prepares to go public
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 18
NYC leasing firm Bold joins Compass
The acquisition shows Compass is still bullish on New York City's recovery
by Patrick Kearns Feb 16
Opendoor was one of SoftBank's 'golden eggs.' Is Compass the next?
The SoftBank Vision Fund saw gains of more than $12B in the third quarter as a number of its investments went public, according to an investor presentation Monday
by Patrick Kearns Feb 9
'Sliding into the DMs': Why Instagram is the new way to recruit
'Instagram is a website and a newsletter wrapped in one,' Compass agent Ryan Garson, who found his newest agent through an Instagram partnership, tells Inman
Tomer Fridman says goodbye to Compass, hello to Hilton & Hyland
The luxury broker known for his star-studded clients, including the Kardashians, has moved his 11-person team from Compass to Beverly Hills-based Hilton & Hyland
Compass files countersuit against Realogy
The 77-page complaint says the modernization of the real estate industry poses an 'existential threat' to Realogy
by Patrick Kearns Jan 28
Is Compass more innovative than Redfin? This VC doesn't think so
Sapphire Ventures' Paul Levine called the timing of Compass' IPO 'fantastic,' but he cast doubt on how innovative it is compared to other publicly traded real estate companies
by Patrick Kearns Jan 28
Shaquille O'Neal to offload Florida mega-mansion listed for $16.5M
The 31,000-square-foot complex that O'Neal bought in 1993 was first listed for $28M in 2018
Lend a hand: How 7 agents keep giving back to their communities
Amid everything else they do for their own businesses and families, these agents have found ways to continually help their communities through socially distant outdoor events, food drives and more
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 25
Compass launches business tracker for real estate agents
The new tech tool is aimed at helping Compass agents manage their pipeline 'from lead to active client to close'
by Patrick Kearns Jan 25
Inman Handbook on choosing a new brokerage
Choosing a new real estate brokerage is harder than ever as new models emerge, technology has risen to prominence and outside industrialists are pushing for mindshare
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 25
Gene Martinez, influential and beloved Compass agent, dies at 60
Martinez joined Compass while the company was still young and went on to lead and help launch operations in multiple parts of the U.S.
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 20
As DC readies for new president, agents predict a strong spring
The dawn of a new administration is already bringing hopeful energy to a city that's seen a lot of turmoil in recent months
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 19
Hemsworth brothers sell Malibu home for $4.9M
Luke, 40, Chris, 37, and Liam, 30, bought the property together for $3.45 million in 2016
Why the Compass IPO will be successful
Opinion
Compass never spouted ideas about blockchain, iBuying or agent robots. Instead, it touted branding, culture and light tech, but within the box of a 120-year-old business model
by Brad Inman Jan 15
Former Zillow CEO to Compass: 'Beware pitfalls of traditional IPO'
The real estate industry weighed in on Compass going public as Spencer Rascoff, Zillow's former CEO, warned that an IPO could be costly for the company and its employees
by Patrick Kearns Jan 12
Zillow CEO Rich Barton is still the most 'powerful' person in real estate
The Zillow CEO tops the annual SP 200, a list of the most powerful people in the industry compiled by T3 Sixty
by Patrick Kearns Jan 12
Compass officially files paperwork to go public
The company appears to be deploying an initial public offering strategy rather than going public through a special purpose acquisition company
by Patrick Kearns Jan 11
Former Compass agent sues firm over contract 'bait-and-switch'
The lawsuit, filed in California by agent J. Gregory Maffei, allows a glimpse into the kind of contracts the company offers agents, which have drawn the ire of many in the industry
by Patrick Kearns Jan 4
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin to agents: 2021 will be 'best year ever'
In a memo sent to the companies agents and employees, Robert Reffkin celebrated the company's 2020 achievements and looked ahead to the upcoming year
by Patrick Kearns Jan 4
Brad Inman's 21 predictions for '21
Opinion
Keller Williams will amp up its recruitment program, Zillow will acquire Opendoor, and nursing homes will die. These and 18 other predictions for 2021 from Inman's founder
by Brad Inman Dec 30
Could SoftBank take one of its own investments public?
Heavily invested in companies like Compass and Opendoor, the Japanese conglomerate announced this week it would create a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC
by Patrick Kearns Dec 24
Here are Inman's 20 most-read news stories of 2020
Bidding wars, record mortgage rates and lots of Keller Williams news dominated the conversation, and Inman's headlines, in 2020
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 23
Don't let it happen to you: 10 things that get agents into legal trouble
To avoid making a false step that could cost a hefty price, read on to learn about common mistakes real estate agents make and how to prevent them
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 22
The 10 biggest real estate tech stories and trends of 2020
COVID-19 may have led to increased tech acceleration, but technology was already reshaping the industry even before the pandemic struck
by Patrick Kearns Dec 18
Can Compass deliver in 2021? Here are 5 things to watch
The company needs to navigate a successful public offering all while retaining agents and delivering on its tech promises
by Patrick Kearns Dec 15
Crye-Leike Cloud to help train, power 3,200+ agents
Crye-Leike will now offer its 130 offices a range of marketing tools and training programs to navigate through in-house and external resources
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 14
SoFi, another SoftBank-backed unicorn, considers going public
SoftBank scored big with an initial public offering for DoorDash this week and stands to turn a profit on its Opendoor investment
by Patrick Kearns Dec 10
In companywide memo to agents, Compass CEO touts benefits of IPO
In a memo obtained by Inman, Compass Chief Executive Robert Reffkin tells agents that an initial public offering will allow the company to invest in more tools and support
by Patrick Kearns Dec 8
The actor-turned-real estate agent making his way in the Hamptons
Kyle Barisich had planned on embarking on a career in real estate someday, but he had no idea how quickly that day would come after theaters were shut down due to the pandemic
T3 Sixty's trends report predicts 'brighter' 2021 for real estate
The 200-page report covers everything from NAR's pocket listing policy to how COVID-19 impacted the industry
by Patrick Kearns Dec 7
Compass reorganizes regional leadership amid IPO chatter
Danielle Wilkie, who joined Compass in 2019, will serve as central president, a newly created position, to oversee 4,000 agents in markets including Colorado, Texas and Chicago
by Patrick Kearns Nov 30
LinkedIn CFO is the latest addition to Compass board of directors
Steve Sordello joins a board of directors that's become more crowded in 2020 with the appointments of Charles Phillips, Pamela Thomas-Graham and Eileen Murray
by Patrick Kearns Nov 18
What a vaccine could mean for the US housing market and real estate
An effective vaccine could mean a spike in interest rates and return to some pricy metro markets, economists and agents told Inman
by Patrick Kearns Nov 16
TikTok-inspired 'Compass Clips' among highlights at Hackathon
Compass' annual Hackathon this year included a shareable year-in-review platform and technology that allows clients to browse and shop for furniture staged in listing photos
by Patrick Kearns Nov 13
Serhant scoops up top agents and execs from firms across NYC
Ryan Serhant's initial round of hires at his new eponymous brokerage come from prominent New York brokerages, including Douglas Elliman, Compass, the Corcoran Group and Modern Spaces
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 11
Compass offers agents new solution for digital ad campaigns
The brokerage founded primarily on offering agents new technological advantages adds digital advertising to its suite of Marketing Center solutions
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 4
Who does Zillow fear? Not who you think
Opinion
A 33-year-old commercial real estate data company is scratching at the door of online residential real estate and could be on the scene by next year
by Brad Inman Nov 2
Winter is coming: These are most in-demand cold weather amenities
As homebuyers and owners prepare to settle in for what may be a long COVID-19 winter, fire pits, hot tubs and heated floors have never been more desirable
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
After 2-year halt, Compass resumes US expansion with Hawaii offices
The NYC-founded brokerage is launching in Hawaii with $350M in 2019 sales on its roster
by Patrick Kearns Oct 26