Gary Keller says 'right now, real estate is in a recession'
Keller Williams co-founder Gary Keller said the Federal Reserve's inflation policy will continue to haunt the real estate industry in 2024, but there's still plenty of opportunity for agents to succeed
by Marian McPherson Feb 27
'Do less, more': Mark Willis shares KW's bare-bones growth strategy
Ahead of his first Family Reunion since returning to Keller Williams as CEO, Mark Willis shared his excitement with Inman — and his call for a return to the basics amid a housing market in flux
by Marian McPherson Feb 26
Keller Williams settles Sitzer, Moehrl commission suits for $70M
Under the proposed deal, Keller Williams must inform franchisees that offers of compensation are not required. It also agreed to revise training materials and end rules requiring agents to join NAR
Dave Umphress' Flourish Real Estate Network leaves KW for Real
The $1B in career sales network, which Umphress first launched in 2012, operates in most major Colorado markets and Austin, Texas, but has goals of ultimately expanding nationwide
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 30
From Sitzer to Moehrl, 2023 was the year of commission confusion
Sitzer | Burnett and its verdict cast a long shadow that will extend into 2024 and potentially shake up the real estate industry. But it wasn't the only lawsuit with commissions in the crosshairs
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 28
Keller Williams and Gary Keller face new allegations in lawsuit
An amended complaint from former Keller Williams CEO John Davis now accuses the company and its co-founder of embezzlement
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 27
New commission lawsuit targets REBNY and 26 companies in NYC
Homeseller Monty March filed suit in the Southern District of New York Wednesday, alleging REBNY rules in Manhattan kept commissions high and violated state and federal antitrust laws
by Taylor Anderson Nov 10
Jury awards $5B to homesellers in landmark Sitzer | Burnett verdict
Jurors in the 2-week commission trial shocked the real estate industry Tuesday, awarding an astonishing $5.36B in damages to homesellers after deliberating for 2 hours and 28 minutes
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 31
Sitzer | Burnett closing arguments wrap as judgment day approaches
In a final push on Monday, attorneys for real estate franchisors and the National Association of Realtors argued that homesellers in the case failed to prove a conspiracy to inflate commissions
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 31
Gary Keller takes stand in person as Sitzer | Burnett verdict nears
Keller Williams co-founder Gary Keller provided lengthy testimony Friday as the defense wrapped up a case to be decided by a Kansas City jury later this week
Full court press: What to know as the Sitzer | Burnett trial unfolds
The allegations, the high-profile witnesses slated to testify and all the evidence the jury will and won't see — it's all here as the long-awaited Sitzer | Burnett commission trial unfolds this week
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 16
Franchisee drops misconduct claim against Keller Williams, Gary Keller
Inga Dow filed notice in US District Court for Northern Texas on Monday dismissing claims against all but former KW CEO John Davis, who she said harassed and abused her while KW did nothing
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 28
John Davis files a racketeering lawsuit against Keller Williams
Three months after a Texas judge sent former Keller Williams CEO John Davis' $300M fraud suit against the franchisor to arbitration, Davis is back with new racketeering claims
by Marian McPherson Aug 30
Gary Keller cites commission probe in pep talk touting agent happiness
'I'm happy. Screw 'em,' the Keller Williams co-founder told agents Tuesday at his Mega Agent Camp event, referring to antitrust suits involving commissions in which the brokerage is named
by Marian McPherson Aug 16
The 2 'buzzwords' Keller Williams' Marc King wants agents to master
Keller Williams President Marc King told Inman he wants KW agents to sharpen lead generation and conversion strategies as the brokerage's annual Agent Mega Camp hits Austin this week
by Marian McPherson Aug 14
The ultimate guide to Inman Connect Las Vegas 2023
So you've decided to join us at Inman Connect Las Vegas. Bravo! Here's a day-by-day breakdown of the conference along with some tidbits to get the most out of your week in Sin City
by Marian McPherson Aug 8
Former KW CEO Mark Willis 'home' 18 months after eXp recruit drama
A year and a half after Keller Williams legally blocked eXp World Holdings' attempt to recruit Mark Willis, the former KW CEO has returned to his roots in a new consulting role, Inman has learned
by Marian McPherson Jul 12
Gary Keller at Keller Williams KW Family Reunion 2019
The Sitzer/Burnett antitrust case is set to begin Oct. 16 but could be moved to February. The court denied the franchisor's request to change the date because it conflicts with KW's Family Reunion
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 11
The stories and trends that defined a whirlwind first half of 2023
Intel takes a look back at the market trends, brokerage strategies, Wall Street happenings and legal controversies that shook the past 6 months and could well define the remainder of 2023
by Marian McPherson Jul 5
Court grants Gary Keller request to reject John Davis appeal
Davis's attempt to overturn a ruling sending the case to arbitration failed after a 3-judge panel granted a motion to dismiss filed by Keller, Keller Williams and former KW President Josh Team
by Andrea V. Brambila May 25
Keller Williams' global footprint soars as domestic sales slide 27%
Continued market volatility pushed KW's Q1 US and Canadian transaction sides down 27.1% annually; its KW Worldwide operations soared with double-digit growth, according to Q1 earnings
by Marian McPherson May 12
Keller Williams scoops up second Arizona-based indie of 2023
Twelve-year-old independent brokerage Tru Realty has joined Keller Williams, according to an announcement on Thursday. Tru Realty has generated $450.6 million in sales volume since 2021
by Marian McPherson May 5
Keller Williams, Rocket named best companies for diversity: Forbes
KW, Rocket and Anywhere all landed spots on Forbes' latest list of best employers for diversity. The news comes amid an ongoing push for greater diversity in real estate
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 27