Connecting with Veronica Figueroa
Ahead of Inman Connect, the eXp Realty team leader says agents have the chance to offer service that keeps clients coming back
Ramsey vs. eXp: The coaching company takes aim at the brokerage
Ramsey Solutions has given eXp Realty agents a startling choice: Switch brokerages or stop getting leads from the well-known coaching firm
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 11
'It’s the repetition that gets results': Agents share their farming pro tips
Meetups and mailers are still the backbone of real estate farming, but agents at Inman Connect on Thursday said email is an increasingly powerful tool
by Daniel Houston Jun 17
'Grit, tenacity and desire': 5 mega team leaders on scaling for success
Inman recently spoke with some of the country's top mega team leaders to learn more about the secret sauce behind how their teams continue to grow. Here's how they do it
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 24
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
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
Miami building tragedy may change condo market forever, agents say
The seemingly unprompted disaster has left many wondering what other secrets buildings may be hiding beneath the surface that could later lead to calamity. And some real estate agents say the consequences of the disaster may change the condominium market forever
EXp's Seth Siegler takes on new role as VP of technology innovation
EXp Director of Special Projects Seth Siegler has been named as the leader of the brokerage's newly-minted tech innovation division, according to an announcement on Tuesday
by Marian McPherson Jul 13
EXp, Kind Lending team up to launch new mortgage platform
The new platform is called SUCCESS Lending and will offer loans to consumers working with eXp Realty agents
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 15
Pick up the phone! Top team leaders on making it in a hot market today
Renee Funk, Lance Lokan and Kris Lindahl said during Connect Now that teams should build themselves from within and keep in touch with their communities to stay afloat
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 20
New law will limit what teams can call themselves
Dozens of teams will likely have to rebrand thanks to a state law that prohibits the use of terms such as 'group' and 'LLC'
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 2
EXp rakes in $1B in revenue, sees soaring agent count
The virtual brokerage now boasts 58,263 agents and brokers, a jump of 87% year over year, according to a Q2 earnings report released Wednesday
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 4
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
Industry vet Russ Cofano signs on as real estate marketing startup CEO
Cofano will lead Collabra Technology as it prepares to debut a new, tech-infused marketing platform
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 11
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
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
RE/MAX sues its own broker for allegedly recruiting 41 agents to eXp
Real estate franchisor alleges half of the agents under Jimmy Dulin jumped ship to eXp at his prodding even though he was under contract with RE/MAX
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 26
EXp World Holdings expands into Germany
The expansion comes amid a period of rapid global growth for eXp, which says it now has more than 62,000 agents worldwide
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 31
Clients expect a tech-savvy agent: EXp chief marketing officer
EXp Chief Marketing Officer Courtney Chakarun explains how the cloud-based brokerage navigated a visual rebrand, international expansion and more during the pandemic
by Daniel Houston Sep 16
EXp begins raising $600K to build homes in Mexico
The money will go toward building 100 homes in the Morelos region, which suffered catastrophic damage in a 2017 earthquake
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 21
TikTok for real estate agents in 2022: 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 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
'It’s about time': Agents cheer as Zillow braces for portal war in NYC
Agents across New York City were enthusiastic Thursday after CoStar-owned Homesnap and the Real Estate Board of New York announced plans to launch a search portal in 2022
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 14
EXp Realty snags a powerhouse team from Edina Realty
The Tyler Miller Team is based in Minnesota and is the latest of numerous teams to make the jump to the upstart brokerage
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 15
These are Inman's innovators of the year
Knock, Homeward, Ribbon, eXp and others were honored Thursday at Inman Connect for their innovative approach to the real estate industry
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 28
The line between real estate teams and brokerages is blurring
Team leaders Tommy Choi and Renee Funk discussed at Inman Connect Las Vegas the stellar successes teams are seeing in the real estate industry today, and why that's going to continue
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
EXp Realty tallies 6th straight record-breaking quarter in Q3
EXp World Holdings, parent company of eXp Realty, shared third-quarter 2021 earnings results Wednesday. The company raked in $1.1B in revenue as its agent count grew 82%
by Marian McPherson Nov 3
EXp's Glenn Sanford on iBuying, the metaverse, stocks and more
Ahead of eXp's EXPCON event, Sanford also discussed agent compensation and his company's latest earnings results
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 9
From crypto to Zillow: 5 key issues to watch at eXp's conference
EXp has managed to place itself at the forefront of numerous real estate trends. Its first companywide event since the pandemic may offer hints at where it's going in the future
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 9
EXp's CMO on how the company keeps growing
Courtney Chakarun, who is spending this week at her company's EXPCON event, spoke to Inman about eXp's growth, leadership and branding
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 10
EXp Realty CEO Jason Gesing on why eXp is growing so rapidly
EXp CEO Jason Gesing also told Inman that franchising may see waning popularity, while iBuying is likely to remain a niche offering
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 10
Glenn Sanford: eXp will hit 500K agents in 5 years
The company has long been open about having major ambitions, but Sanford said Wednesday that eXp's current trajectory will soon take it to half a million agents
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 10
EXp founder Glenn Sanford: 'Zillow turned their tail and ran'
Glenn Sanford made the comment while on stage at EXPCON about a week after Zillow revealed plans to abandon iBuying
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 10
Grant Cardone: Real estate is in 'a super cycle of super cycles'
Cardone made the comments while onstage Thursday at eXp Realty's Las Vegas gathering EXPCON
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 11
Can eXp actually hit 500,000 agents?
EXp founder Glenn Sanford said his company should have half a million agents in 5 years. We asked some experts if that was realistic
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 17
Fast-growing Houston indie Abby Realty is the latest to join eXp
'I love the idea of being connected to top agents and top team leaders all over the country,' said Abby Realty founder Frank Gray, on move to eXp. 'They're welcoming us to the family, and showing us it's a helping culture'
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 19
Can eXp Realty maintain rapid, sustainable growth in 2022?
There's no doubt that eXp has been on a hot streak, but that doesn't mean the brokerage lacks challenges to consider as it looks to 2022, including scaling operations through rapid growth
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 29
News Quiz: Test your knowledge of real estate's biggest stories of 2021
Acquisitions, spats, implosions and brawls: As the year wraps up and real estate professionals wish for the best in 2022, test your knowledge of the biggest real estate stories of 2021
by Inman Dec 31
All the biggest challenges facing all the biggest companies in real estate
As Inman's '5 Challenges' series wraps up, take a look back at how Keller Williams, Compass, Zillow and 6 other major players will contend with low inventory, rapid growth and more in 2022
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 2
Former Zillow, eXp executive joins consulting firm T3 Sixty
Mitch Robinson also previously worked at Expedia and Tomo. At T3 Sixty, he'll lead a new to-be-announced business unit
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 18
EXp eyes expansion into Dominican Republic, Greece, New Zealand
The news comes on the heels of the company's expansion over the course of 2021 into 9 other largely international markets
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 20
Glenn Sanford on the 1 player that could change the game in 2022
The founder of eXp Realty told Brad Inman there's plenty of business for agents in the year ahead during a Connect Now session Tuesday, but he's also keeping an eye on potential setbacks
by Daniel Houston Jan 25
From Realtors with love: 89 tips for new real estate agents in 2022
Inman reached out to more than 200 of the country's top agents by transaction sides and sales volume and asked 1 simple question: What's your advice for agents launching careers in 2022?
Offerpad stock reaches lowest level ever on Wall Street before rebound
It’s not the only publicly traded real estate brand to face headwinds in the market in January, but it is leading the pack
by Taylor Anderson Jan 28
EXp President of Operations heads to Keller Williams as rivalry builds
EXp President of Operations Stacey Onnen is going to Keller Williams, it was announced Friday, 2 days after eXp World Holdings founder Glenn Sanford raised issues over recruitment in a tweet
by Marian McPherson Feb 4
Warts and all: Some agents are now pitching the good, bad and the ugly
The unorthodox sales strategy has become necessary amid the pandemic as more and more people look to relocate, Realtors say
by Ben Verde Feb 8
Former Keller Williams CEO Mark Willis poised to jump to eXp Realty amid legal dispute
The recruitment revelation was revealed in an 11-page motion filed on Monday by eXp World Holdings in a bid to dissolve Keller Williams’ temporary restraining order against Willis
by Marian McPherson Feb 8
Who is Mark Willis, the CEO at the center of Keller Williams' eXp feud?
Colleagues and real estate professionals offer their take on Mark Willis, who made waves with his sharp leadership skills and charisma that ushered the Texas-based brokerage into a new era
by Marian McPherson Feb 10
#FreeMarkWillis hashtag gains steam amid Keller Williams, eXp beef
Dozens of posts on various social media platforms have weighed in on the latest chapter of a long-running feud between eXp Realty and Keller Williams
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 11
EXp added 30,000 agents in 2021, inching closer to 100K milestone
Agent count has skyrocketed 60% from 46,745 agents to just over 75,000 worldwide since February 2021, according to data Wednesday from the rapidly rising cloud-based brokerage
by Marian McPherson Feb 16
Keller Williams' brand new business operations chief on why she left eXp
Stacey Onnen reveals why 'culture and connection' were the deciding factors behind her decision to leave eXp Realty for Keller Williams in the midst of a reignited rivalry between the brokerages
by Marian McPherson Feb 22
Judge upholds Keller Williams' temporary restraining order against Mark Willis
A Texas judge has approved KW and eXp Realty's request to extend the temporary restraining order preventing former KW CEO Mark Willis from joining eXp. Both parties have until April 19 to complete discovery
by Marian McPherson Feb 22
EXp Realty reports 'tremendous growth' with $1.1B in Q4 revenue
In its fourth-quarter earnings call, eXp World Holdings Chairman Glenn Sanford credited his brokerage's growth to agent-centric improvements in eXp's technology, tools and agent services
by Marian McPherson Feb 24
What to watch as RE/MAX's R4 conference unfolds this week
The company is set to begin a new chapter as CEO Adam Contos departs and big changes sweep across the broader industry
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 28
Inman Top 5: The biggest stories of the week of Feb. 18-24, 2022
Catch up quickly on the most significant stories of the week, as determined by Inman readers. Here's this week's Inman Top 5
by Inman Feb 25
Is Mark Willis a priceless gem? Keller Williams seems to think so
Opinion
Despite a Texas judge's decision to uphold and extend a temporary restraining order, Brad Inman predicts Mark Willis will be the chief executive officer of eXp Realty by St. Patrick’s Day
by Brad Inman Mar 2
Say goodbye to the starter home
As millions of Americans go in search of their first home this spring, many may find that the starter homes they once envisioned now have long-term home prices. Now what?
by Ben Verde Mar 15
Inman Connect New York
Are you ready to grow your real estate business? Connect with the smartest real estate pros and learn their secrets at ICNY
by Jodie Cordell Mar 22
Compass completes its remarkable climb to become top producer
Compass completed $251.1 billion in transactions last year, more than any other brokerage firm. HomeServices of America had the most sides
by Taylor Anderson Mar 25
Trump appears at Cardone event, hints at future presidential run
Trump was a surprise speaker at Grant Cardone's 10X Growth Conference, where he suggested the war in Ukraine wouldn't have happened if he were in office
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 28
As supply dwindled, nation's biggest brokerages gained market share
The biggest real estate brokerages and franchise networks made big gains in market share in 2021 and accounted for 61% of home sales, a new report reveals
by Daniel Houston Apr 7
RE/MAX enlists SUCCESS Coaching exec to lead West Coast operations
SUCCESS Coaching executive Ben Fairfield has joined RE/MAX as vice president of region development for the West Coast, overseeing franchise growth across 15 states
by Marian McPherson Apr 12
EXp hits 80K agents, anticipates surpassing 100K by end of the year
As the online real estate brokerage surpassed 80K agents on Wednesday, Glenn Sanford also told Brad Inman at Inman Connect New York that Zillow is a competitor of companies like eXp Realty
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 20
Inman Connect returns: Big parties, tech's reckoning and a Zillow pile-on
The informative and, at times, raucous event wrapped up this week after a two-year, pandemic-forced hiatus — and highlighted all the ways the real estate industry is still evolving
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 25
Family, staff and hours: 7 sacrifices agents are making amid tough times
As they consider the uncertain future ahead, here's what real estate agents are giving up in their professional and personal lives
Compass dethrones Realogy as top brokerage in T3 Sixty Mega 1000
EXp Realty took the top spot for transaction sides. Both it and Compass grew sides and volume by hundreds of percent over the past year, according to real estate analysis and consulting firm T3 Sixty
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 28
From Airbnb to Zillow: How real estate is dealing with Ukraine crisis
As US businesses withdrew from Russia, Inman surveyed the nation's top real estate companies. Read on to see how 23 of the industry's most notable companies have responded to the conflict
by Ben Verde May 5
EXp announces expansion into Dubai and Chile
The brokerage has already made two expansions this year after making nine in 2021
by Ben Verde May 3
EXp Realty tallies $1B in revenue as profits, agent count rise in Q1
Revenue grew 73% and gross profits increased 56% to $83.5M as recruitment continued to gain steam ahead of a goal of reaching 100K agents by the end of 2022, according to earnings on Wednesday
by Ben Verde May 4
Is your team model sustainable? Here's how to know
Inman reached out to industry experts and team leaders, who shared insights based on first-hand experience about what works and what doesn't. Here's what they had to say
by Jim Dalrymple II May 6
Here's what real estate team leaders need to do as the market shifts
Many agents entered real estate during a moment of unprecedented growth. Veteran team leaders at Connect Now shared their tips on how to guide agents through a market that isn't as strong
by Jim Dalrymple II May 19
Insurance agency says REX is still operating, adding new wrinkle
PIUS CEO tells Inman the company is operating 'on a smaller scale,' but a former REX agent insists those operations no longer include handling real estate transactions
by Andrea V. Brambila May 19