Abuzz, then a bust: What happened with all that big 'platform' chatter?
Opinion
Real estate platforms were a hot topic a few years ago, but for even some of the biggest companies, sprawling enterprise has been the quickest way to failure, Inman founder Brad Inman writes
by Brad Inman Nov 7
Plunging prices, net losses, Q3 earnings: Inman's Top 5 stories of the week, Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2022
Catch up on the most-read stories of the week, as determined by Inman readers. Here's Inman Top 5 for Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2022
by Dani Vanderboegh Nov 4
Keller Williams posts 'less than pleasing' 3% drop in sales volume
After 4 straight quarters of declines in transaction volume, new listings, projected closings and written contract volume, Keller Williams' year-to-date sales volume finally took a 3% tumble to $414.7B
by Marian McPherson Nov 3
Keller, Sandford, Connect: Inman's Top 5 stories of the week
Catch up on the most-read stories of the week, as determined by Inman readers. Here's Inman Top 5 for Oct. 14-20, 2022
by Dani Vanderboegh Oct 21
Gary Keller: Tech firms' ancillary service strategy a 'big lie'
During Inman Connect, Keller discussed an array of topics with Inman founder Brad Inman. Keller said companies have to focus on 'dollars in, expenses out' as they reach for profitability
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 19
Gary Keller: 2022 poised to become 'second worst' deal year in history
Keller said during Inman Connect, that transactions could be down nearly as much as during the Great Recession, though he added there are still opportunities for those in real estate
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 18
Keller Williams launches new franchise in Switzerland
Keller Williams' expansion into Switzerland comes as part of a broader international push for the franchisor, and for the broader US real estate industry
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 12
23 great podcasts — and the agents nailing audio as a marketing tool
These podcasts not only provide listeners with tips and advice on how to build their business, but also serve as the best examples of how agents are nailing the form as a marketing tool
Keller Williams launches 'Where Entrepreneurs Thrive' tagline
On the last day of its annual training conference, Keller Williams launched the new tagline to celebrate the efforts of its agents and tout the strength of its tech, training and coaching suite
by Marian McPherson Aug 24
Gary Keller: The current market is 'the most confusing I've ever seen'
At Keller Williams' annual Mega Camp conference, founder Gary Keller prepared agents for a rough 2023 as slowing home sales and other economic factors push everyone to the brink
by Marian McPherson Aug 23
Fourth round of layoffs hits Keller Williams ahead of Mega Camp
Keller Williams laid off 23 staff members on Thursday, making it the fourth round of layoffs since October 2021. The layoffs come as the franchisor braces for a choppier market
by Marian McPherson Aug 19
Keller Williams Q2 revenue rises 1% to $146.8B amid inventory woes
Market headwinds clobbered Keller Williams transaction volume for the third consecutive quarter, according to earnings Thursday. However, sales volume and agent count was steady
by Marian McPherson Aug 4
Keller Williams parent company CEO Carl Liebert departs
Liebert took the reins of Keller Williams parent company kwx in 2020. Following his departure, top executives will now report directly to company co-founder Gary Keller
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 1
Keller Williams debuts new diversity education program
The program is meant to help agents widen their client base to a more diverse pool of consumers
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 29
Federal commission suit now a class action; NAR, Realogy vow to appeal
Days after oral arguments, a judge Friday granted class certification in 1 of 2 federal commission suits that could rock the real estate industry and impact how agents are compensated nationwide
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 25
How do you tell an MLS, 'Your baby's ugly'?
At Inman Connect New York, moderator Sam DeBord and panelists Lucie Fortier and Greg Robertson discuss the 'paranoia' fueling tech tension between brokers and MLSs
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 21
Gary Keller singled out as 'head of conspiracy' as federal commission lawsuit accelerates
As oral arguments began Monday in the Sitzer federal commission case, plaintiffs questioned the role of buyer agents, what a world without NAR's commission policy would look like, and why they believe Keller is leading an antitrust conspiracy
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 19
Keller Williams Pres. Marc King has a plan for unproductive agents
Keller Williams President Marc King says the company has a TBA plan to help the 80% of agents who are underproducing level up — playing to the company's belief that the agent is always no. 1
by Marian McPherson Apr 11
Focus less on splits or 'cap' and more on net
Opinion
Net is a more complicated datapoint to calculate. Split is surely a factor in the calculation, but net is the bottom line
by Jeff Glover Apr 7
John Davis offers new denial in Keller Williams misconduct suit
The former Keller Williams CEO alleges he and franchisee Inga Dow dated for about 5 years and that she 'concocted a false story' about the sexual abuse allegedly endured in their relationship
Compass knocks Realogy from top of T3 Sixty rankings after 23 years
Real estate analytics firm T3 Sixty's latest Real Estate Almanac revealed how complicated the answer to 'Who's the biggest brand in the industry?' can be, with Compass, Realogy and Keller Williams ruling their respective business models
by Marian McPherson Mar 23
Keller Williams taps former Walmart CMO to drive growth
Former Walmart CMO Tony Rogers and Keller Covered founder John Keller will work together to lead Keller Williams parent company KWx's growth strategy, according to an announcement on Tuesday
by Marian McPherson Mar 22
Inman Connect Now Series
Tim Heyl shares his insights on what's ahead and how to prepare at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 16
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
Keller Williams sees volume rise, transactions dip in Q4
The company also finished out the year with 188,121 agents across the world — though it didn't mention if or when it might go public
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 1
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
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
Gary Keller calls 2022 'uncharted territory' in Family Reunion speech
In a 2.5-hour opening address at Keller Williams' 2022 Family Reunion, Gary Keller said agents can navigate the 2022 housing market with good data and excellent service
by Marian McPherson Feb 20
What to watch as Keller Williams' Family Reunion unfolds this week
Keller Williams' annual gathering begins Sunday with a key address from Gary Keller and sessions later this week on where the housing market is heading in these unprecedented times
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 20
#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
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