Earnings calls will reveal impact of COVID-19 on Zillow, Redfin, Realogy
Company earnings this week and next will likely provide insight in the coming weeks into how big an impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on real estate. Here's what to expect
by Patrick Kearns | Jul 28
EyeSpy360 is the virtual tour platform you don't know you're already using
Opinion
The powerful touring app is already behind national virtual showing products for eXp and RE/MAX, and it has experienced 1,000% growth in just over one month
by Craig C. Rowe | Jul 10
EXp World Holdings hints at international growth with new hires
The parent company of the virtual, cloud-based brokerage has hired both a new chief marketing officer and global controller in the past two weeks
by Patrick Kearns | Jun 25
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
Homesnap's Mazur: It's time for agents to go all in
In multiple talk tracks at Tech Connect, leaders in sales, fintech and proptech all agreed on one thing: The COVID-19 pandemic has totally changed how people market, sell and buy real estate
by Craig C. Rowe | Jun 4
Brokers talk culture and the future at Connect Now
The discussion centered around what actions brokers should take in upcoming months to move forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and national upheaval
by Lillian Dickerson | Jun 3
How real estate agents are becoming the 'mayors of their community'
During Thursday's Inman virtual town hall, real estate leaders shared tangible ways they're helping their community amid shelter-in-place orders
by Patrick Kearns | May 14
Realogy vet to lead international expansion at eXp Realty
Michael Valdes most recently served as senior vice president of global servicing for all of Realogy's brands
by Patrick Kearns | May 12
Earnings offer hope, but 'normalcy' is still distant
The pandemic may continue to wreak havoc for some time, but a strong quarter of earnings offers support to the idea that there's light at the end of the tunnel
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 8
EXp World Holdings reports 73% revenue increase in Q1
The company's virtual world platform VirBELA saw its biggest net increase in customers ever in the first quarter of 2020
by Patrick Kearns | May 5
Market snapshot: Florida and the coronavirus pandemic
Agents across the state have felt a market impact since the virus took hold, but how and to what extent depends a bit on the region
by Lillian Dickerson | Apr 20
Shut up! Just focus on selling houses
Opinion
As hard as things might be right now, it doesn’t give anyone the right to be insensitive to fellow professionals
by Jay Thompson | Apr 15
The Real Word: The 10 cities best prepared for a downturn
Opinion
Plus, NAR provides telemedicine services for Realtors and the brokerage that's getting creative with virtual tour scavenger hunts
by Byron Lazine | Apr 10
EXp Realty lays off 15% of staff amid market slowdown
Executives at the company are taking salary reductions in an effort to reduce company expenses as home sales across the country slow
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 8
EXp leader is stepping in to help virtual vendor subsidiary
Glenn Sanford is going to be the chief strategy officer of VirBELA, after previously stepping back from the day-to-day of eXp Realty
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 7
Chime speeds release of Facebook, YouTube livestreaming tools
The agent operating system has developed streaming tools for Facebook Live and YouTube and released them ahead of schedule in response to the COVID-19 market reduction of face-to-face business
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 3
EXp broker Rick Geha shares heartfelt message about his COVID-19 recovery
In a video posted on Monday, eXp broker Rick Geha shared his experience with battling COVID-19 alongside some encouraging advice for agents
by Marian McPherson | Apr 1
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
Industry torn on whether real estate is an essential service
At a time when people are staying home en masse to combat a global health crisis, many in the real estate industry question whether or not their jobs should be considered essential
by Lillian Dickerson | Mar 27
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
EXp Realty offers agents a $9 monthly telemedicine plan
The cloud-based brokerage wants to help its agents virtually go to the doctor
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 24
EXp's VirBELA launches virtual world for events
The move comes at a time when many in the real estate industry are canceling their in-person events and looking for virtual solutions
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 19
Stocks plunge in worst day since 1987 and second worst in US history
The Dow Jones dropped 13% Monday, wiping out all gains made under President Trump
by Patrick Kearns | Mar 16