In love and recruitment, 'marriage' is key, Keller Williams broker says
As the market continues to slow down on its way to normalization, it's more important now than ever that brokers effectively recruit top talent. At ICNY, brokers explained how
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 24
The ultimate guide to Inman Connect New York 2023
So you've decided to join us at Inman Connect New York. Bravo! Here's a day-by-day breakdown of the conference along with some tidbits to get the most out of your week in NYC
by Marian McPherson Jan 24
What happens when the battle for agent count runs out of steam?
Newer upstarts and legacy companies have spent recent years competing intensely for top agents. But recent data suggests the years of fast growth may be ending
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 18
Indie brokerages lead the way in 2022 NYC agent growth: Report
NYC-based real estate license education platform Corofy released its latest brokerage ranking list which was dominated by independent firms, including SERHANT. and Casa Blanca
by Marian McPherson Jan 17
Why Keller Williams is a tech biz, according to its chief digital officer
In advance of his appearance at Inman Connect New York on Jan. 24-26, Chris Cox, KW's chief technology and digital officer, told Inman what agents are asking for since the market changed
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 17
Keller Williams to pay $40M to settle cold call class action lawsuit
As part of the deal, the real estate franchisor also agreed to create a task force to 'enhance compliance' with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 13
Keller Williams' goal for 2023? 'Someone has to sell a damn house'
Keller Williams President Marc King told Inman he was confident in the brokerage's path to success in 2023 despite a few bumps on the road to becoming the 'Disneyland' of real estate
by Marian McPherson Jan 10
Corcoran Reverie lures Florida's Cindy Cole from Keller Williams
Cole will help Corcoran Reverie grow its luxury real estate footprint in Destin, Florida, and ranks among the top one-half of 1% of real estate agents by sales volume, report says
by Daniel Houston Dec 29
Keller Williams agents get new Command features for the holidays
Command’s development, as well as the process for building Keller Williams’ other innovations, stem largely from KW Labs, an internal skunkworks for devising and testing new products
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 20
Real estate in 2022: When the #@!$ finally hit the fan
Soaring mortgage rates, slagging sales, thousands and thousands of layoffs: The past 12 months have offered a jarring reminder that what goes up must come down
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 19
Two wolves fighting
The Sitzer/Burnett trial has been delayed until after a higher court rules on an appeal from HomeServices of America
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 16
Keller Williams mortgage exec leaves after less than 2 years
Dave Smith joined Keller Williams in 2021. He presided over the firm's lending efforts during a period of increasing difficulty for the mortgage business
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 30
Top Colorado Coldwell Banker team jumps to Keller Williams
The Luczak Group includes 15 agents and 5 staff members and was one of the top-ranked Coldwell Banker teams in its region. Founder of the team Greg Luczak serves as its president
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 16
Former Keller Williams CEO John Davis sues Gary Keller for $300M
Davis filed suit, he says, in an effort to restore his reputation after sexual misconduct allegations against him surfaced this year. 'There is a price to ruin someone's life,' his spokesman told Inman
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 15
Billions in losses, a brutal market and more from Q3 earnings season
A slowing market is taking a toll on big real estate companies, though not every firm is suffering equally. A look back on the past 3 dramatic weeks of third-quarter wins, losses and draws
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 14
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
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
Real estate companies are about to tell us just how bad the downturn is
Many of the industry's big companies are about to report their third-quarter earnings. The reports will offer the first in-depth look at how firms coped with a rapidly cooling market
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 2
Even in a topsy-turvy market, some agents are still drawing tons of bids
Even as home prices and rates hit record highs, it's still possible to attract multiple offers when a property stands out or it's priced to sell. 'We priced it right — right away,' one agent told Inman
by Ben Verde Oct 28
Now is the time to have answers to the toughest questions, trainers say
Agents who can handle clients' concerns in a shifting market will continue generating business in tough times, Keller Williams and Reali trainers said at Inman Connect on Wednesday
by Taylor Anderson Oct 19
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
Two top-producing teams merge with Adam Hergenrother's Livian
BTG and the Neilsen Team will collectively add more than 70 agents to Livian's ranks. The mergers come during a period of intense competition for talent
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 18
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
Maryland-based Keller Williams firm adds exec with luxury cred
Lesli Akers, a former president of KW Luxury Homes International, will serve as the strategic growth officer for Lucido Global, the company announced last week on social media
by Daniel Houston Oct 11
Keller Mortgage implements third round of layoffs in past 12 months
Keller Williams’ lending arm is advertising seven positions online including openings for an area sales manager, an 'elite loan officer' and four local loan officers
by Matt Carter Oct 6
'Don't wait until the plane crashes': Lawyers offer grim antitrust update
Chris Osborn, Mitch Skinner and Claude Szyfer offered an update on multiple industry antitrust lawsuits at the Council of Multiple Listing Services' annual conference
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 30
Amid Hurricane Ian disaster, real estate pros begin picking up pieces
The storm slammed into southwestern Florida with winds as high as 150 miles per hour. President Biden said it may prove to be the deadliest hurricane in the state's history
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 29
Anywhere fights sellers' bid to give up docs on NAR commission rule
Federal court will hold oral arguments later this month on whether franchisor's implementation of the policy nationwide is relevant to homesellers' case in the MLS PIN service area
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 14
23 podcasts that'll make you the smartest person in the room
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
EXp picks up top-performing teams from Keller Williams, RE/MAX
The Incorvaia Team and the Ige Johnson Group are the latest in a long string of teams to jump ship for the virtual brokerage
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 1
3 years after big Newsday exposé, penalties come for brokerages
Keller Williams Greater Nassau, Keller Williams Realty Elite, and Laffey Real Estate will pay $115K as part of a settlement, the New York State Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday
by Ben Verde Aug 31
New Keller Williams franchise scoops up 2 dozen Compass agents
Keller Williams Jackson Hole launched this month in Wyoming and has drawn most of its agents from a brokerage that Compass acquired last year, creating 'one big team'
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 30
Gary Keller has a theory about what a successful agent’s day looks like
Real estate agents don't have to be on edge all the time to be top performers — as long as they nail this part of the day, Gary Keller said Wednesday at Keller Williams' Mega Camp event
by Daniel Houston Aug 25
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 nudges agents to keep slowdown in perspective
The founder of Keller Williams reminds agents that it's still a seller's market and stresses lead generation amid the ongoing slowdown
by Daniel Houston Aug 23
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
Revive Real Estate hires former NAR incubator executive
Real estate venture capitalist Kia Nejatian joins the renovation startup as the company anticipates growth in a buyer's market
by Andrea V. Brambila 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
WATCH: Marc King and Nick Bailey trade jokes at Connect Las Vegas
RE/MAX CEO Nick Bailey and Keller Williams President Marc King, 2 of real estate's highest profile leaders, teased each other on stage, then counseled agents to focus on fundamentals
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 8
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 President: Real estate has become consumer centric
Alongside RE/MAX President and CEO Nick Bailey, Keller Williams President Marc King also hinted Thursday at Connect that KW may not be in a rush to begin selling shares to the public
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 4
Keller Williams adds 141st expansion team for U.S. markets
Austin-based commercial firm Corner Realty is the latest expansion team to join Keller Williams' Expansion Network. Altogether, Keller Williams has more than 5,100 expansion agents
by Marian McPherson Jul 29
Mike DelPrete: In cooling market, agents are in for a 'dogfight'
Real estate tech expert Mike DelPrete will share what companies are doing to emerge victorious amid uncertainty at Inman Connect Las Vegas next month
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 12
Here are the finalists for the 2022 Inman Innovator Awards
The finalists for the 2022 Inman Innovator Awards span the spectrum from true upstarts to established players, each showing the way forward in real estate. Winners will be announced live at Inman Connect Las Vegas, Aug. 3-5, 2022
by Lock Steele Jul 11
More than 700 agent steering calls suggest price-fixing, lawyers charge
In new court filings in the Moehrl case, lawyers singled out hundreds of phone calls — far more than previously reported — in which agents steered business away from discount brokerage REX
4 commission charts that explain both sides of the Moehrl conflict
The homeseller plaintiffs hope to show the need for change in how agents are paid, while NAR and major real estate franchisors aim to show the status quo is working just fine
It's baaack! Homebuyer commission suit against NAR rises from ashes
On Wednesday, 8 homebuyers filed an amended complaint, once thought to be dead, against NAR, Realogy, Keller Williams and others alleging NAR rules have inflated agent commissions
'Longstanding conspiracy': Why the bombshell commission suit matters
Millions of homesellers across the country may be able to seek billions in damages for commissions they paid to buyer agents between 2015 and 2020. Here's why it matters
'Radical' and 'doomed': The case against the 'bombshell' Moehrl suit
The real estate establishment's latest salvo against the so-called 'bombshell' buyers' agent case is a sprawling, 3,000-page argument against granting class-action status in the Moehrl federal suit
Homebuyers 'win with cash' as Homeward launches on West Coast
The company, which provides cash backing to homebuyers, will now operate in both Oregon and Washington, bringing the total number of states in which Homeward operates to 7
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 28
Why real estate offers the biggest opportunity to new tech companies
Opinion
The real estate industry is ripe for innovation. As agents continue to struggle to solve big and small problems, new tech is always welcome
by Georg Chmiel Jun 24
Keller Williams' chief growth officer abruptly resigns after 3 months
Tony Rogers, who served as chief growth officer following 17 years as CMO of Walmart, has resigned from kwx. His departure comes less than a month after CEO Carl Liebert's exit
by Marian McPherson Jun 24
Keller Williams partners with homeselling program 72SOLD
The program aims to list and sell homes within 72 hours. With the partnership, KW agents across the globe will receive 72SOLD training for a referral fee
by Marian McPherson Jun 13
Sotheby's, Ben Caballero, sweep RealTrends The Thousand rankings
Caballero completed $1.98B in sales volume in 2021, and Sotheby's International Realty boasted the most agents in the individual agent by sales volume category
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 10
Appeals court rejects NAR class certification challenge in lawsuit
The ruling means that Sitzer/Burnett moves forward as a multibillion-dollar class action, currently headed for trial in February 2023
KW demands REX turn over audio recordings in commission suit
The real estate franchisor has subpoenaed the discount brokerage for recordings of all in-bound calls, not just those purporting to show agent steering, in multibillion-dollar class-action case
From 'Better' to worse: Real estate companies making layoffs so far
While real estate industry layoffs largely began with companies that provide mortgages and mortgage-related services, everyone from Adwerx to Zumper has been impacted by the downturn
by Matt Carter Jun 3
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
NYC sting embroils more than 120 companies in fair housing lawsuit
Filed Wednesday, the lawsuit accuses brokerages and property owners of telling renters at risk of homelessness that their vouchers would not be accepted
by Daniel Houston May 26
The Big Bend Group leaves Coldwell Banker for Keller Williams
Top producing team in Tallahassee, Florida, led by founder Bruce Foster, moved to KW last week bringing a team that recorded over $65M in sales volume over the past year
by Ben Verde May 26
KW mega team Livian expands reach in New England with merger
Keller Williams' top producing team in Connecticut, The Miale Team, joins one of Keller Williams' top expansion teams, Livian. The merger strengthens Livian's New England presence
by Marian McPherson May 25
Keller Williams to open new Caribbean franchise
The new franchise will operate in Bonaire, an island off the coast of Venezula. The expansion comes at a time when international growth represents a major bright spot for Keller Williams
by Jim Dalrymple II May 24
NAR, franchisors face long odds in effort to appeal class action status
NAR and co-defendants Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and HomeServices of America are asking a higher court to let them appeal a decision to make a commission suit a class action
by Andrea V. Brambila May 18
Does a good earnings season foreshadow trouble ahead?
Many real estate companies did very well during the first quarter of 2022, but their leaders also repeatedly mentioned the specter of 'headwinds' on the horizon
by Jim Dalrymple II May 9
From ballet to real estate: 'Workin' Moms' star joins Engel & Völkers
Since 2016 in-between acting gigs, Realtor Jessalyn Wanlim has affiliated with Engel & Völkers because of the brand's widespread appeal across different cultures
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
Corcoran lands top spot in first-ever UrbanDigs NYC brokerage rankings
Corcoran took the top spot in Manhattan and Brooklyn with $2.54B in signed contracts, with Compass following close behind, according to the firm's inaugural NYC quarterly report
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 28
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
Can buying a home be as easy as pie? KW tapped Domino's engineer to see
KW President Marc King, Douglas Elliman CEO Scott Durkin and Rocket Mortgage EVP Christian Wallace discuss the barriers to creating a fully digital transaction at Inman Connect
by Marian McPherson Apr 20
'Buy a lead or buy lunch': Should you pay for leads or focus on referrals?
The pros and cons of each were weighed by panelists Stan Ponte and Dana Cadena and moderator Kymber Menkiti at Inman Connect New York
by Ben Verde Apr 20
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
Ryan Serhant to agents: Find the 'and' in your personal brand
Find authenticity, lean into your passions and think about your future self, says 'Million Dollar Listing New York' star Ryan Serhant
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 19
Power Buyer Knock enters Seattle market, adds jumbo mortgages
To serve 5 new markets in Washington, Knock has partnered with local real estate brokerages, half of which are affiliated with Keller Williams
by Matt Carter Apr 19
Inman Connect turns 25: The top 20 moments of real estate's best bash
The event has come a long way since its beginnings in the woods of Sonoma County, California
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 18
Keller Williams moves into Saudi Arabia amid global expansion
Muhanad Awad will lead a new franchise based in Riyadh. The franchise launch suggests that Western companies are warming to a corner of the world that has long been difficult to reach
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 11
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
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
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
Keller Williams franchisee accuses John Davis of sexual misconduct; sues franchisor and Gary Keller
Inga Dow, CEO of multiple KW offices in Texas, alleges she endured years of sexual misconduct, harassment and abuse at former CEO John Davis's hands and KWRI did nothing to stop him
Keller Williams announces partnership to boost Keller Covered
Thanks to its partnership with insurance exchange bolt, Keller Covered now provides quotes for more residential property types as well as commercial clients
by Marian McPherson Mar 30
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 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
Spring sprang early: 11th-hour tips to win the hottest season of the year
Due to a rush of activity this winter, agents didn't have time to pause and prepare for real estate's busiest season. Luckily, agents can still harness these 6 tips to position themselves for success
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 18
'A spigot turned on full-blast': Ahead of spring, agents scramble for help
Brokers and team leaders told Inman they've been racing to hire support staff in preparation for real estate's busiest season of the year — but finding good help hasn't been easy, they say
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 18
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
Keller Williams enlists RealNex to launch commercial real estate CRM
Keller Williams has partnered with RealNex to launch a fully branded customer relationship management platform for its commercial agents. The platform will be available starting Monday
by Marian McPherson Mar 15
What love letters? Homebuyer notes slow to resume since ban lift
The first legal 'love letters' have started to trickle in after Oregon's ban was halted last week. But so far, buyers are taking it slow
by Daniel Houston Mar 8
News Quiz: Do you know the biggest stories for the week of Feb. 27?
Keller Williams, RE/MAX founder Dave Liniger and Ryan Serhant all made headlines this week. Test your knowledge of the biggest stories to see if you're up to date on the industry
by Inman Mar 4
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
How real estate agents can work with Keller Offers
Keller Williams' entry into the iBuyer arena, Keller Offers, connects its agents with homesellers who want cash offers or need help optimizing their home's value on the open market. Here are the ins and outs of the platform — plus several best practices straight from executives
by Marian McPherson 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
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
Keller Williams names Army vet Levi Rodgers head of KW Military
Keller Williams has tapped San Antonio-based broker Levi Rodgers to lead its flagship agent community, KW Military. The Army veteran will be responsible for leading the segment's growth
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
Keller Williams acquires transaction management platform CPros
Keller Williams holding company KWx has acquired Philadelphia-based transaction management platform CPros. The platform will be integrated into KW Command
by Marian McPherson Feb 18
#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
News Quiz: Do you know the biggest stories for the week of Feb. 6?
Keller Williams, eXp Realty, Opendoor and Zillow all made headlines this week. Test your knowledge of the biggest stories to see if you're up to date on the industry in February
by Inman Feb 11
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
Former KW CEO Chris Heller to advise startup Blended Sense
Heller will retain his current position as chief real estate officer at OJO Labs, while also becoming an adviser and investor in Blended Sense
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 9
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