Connecting with Keller Williams' CEO: On inventory and an IPO
KW CEO Carl Liebert hinted at Keller Williams' progress toward a stock market debut and talked about how the pandemic will change the industry
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 7
The New Normal: What if your CRM is big tech's next target?
Opinion
Innovation happens in small spaces. Most agents don't realize that as they become more and more entrenched in their CRM, their tech is becoming ripe for acquisition
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 9
Top 1,000 teams' transaction volume ballooned 49.7% in 2020
RealTrends and Tom Ferry's The Thousand and America’s Best Real Estate Professionals debuted on Friday, with the top 1,000 teams increasing their average sales volume per top team to $173 million in 2020
by Marian McPherson Jun 11
Keller Williams’ president on tech, the future of real estate and that IPO
Keller Williams President Marc King knows the real estate industry is experiencing disruption, but he believes consumers will continue turning to agents as trusted fiduciaries
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 15
'Teams are the exciting future of real estate': Vija Williams
Williams believes teams have a leg up on traditional brokerages, but they can better position themselves to be the changing face of real estate
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 28
Keller Williams, EXIT Realty and dozens of others sued for discrimination
The suit alleges 36 real estate companies, agents and landlords illegally refused to accept Section 8 housing vouchers in New York's Westchester County
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 30
Wave of new agents swarm NYC market amid inventory shortage
The number of new agents entering the New York City market rose 7% in May as the city continues its economic recovery, according to data analysis company Corofy
by Daniel Houston Jul 1
Changing work-from-home rules are rattling buyers — and their agents
Some homebuyers are being called back to the office earlier than expected, and it’s forcing them to drop out of deals and list the homes they just moved into, agents told Inman
by Libertina Brandt Jul 6
15 tips for first-time real estate investors, straight from the pros
Inman spoke with industry pros to learn their top tips for first-time real estate investors, and they had plenty of knowledge to share with newbies in need of a little bit of confidence
Pair of top South Carolina indie brokerages join Keller Williams
Chucktown Homes and Bowen and Associates have joined KW, according to an announcement on Wednesday. The move will be complete before the end of July
by Marian McPherson Jul 7
Oregon becomes first US state to ban homebuyer love letters
Homebuyers have used these so-called 'love letters' to help their offers stand out, but critics say they leave the door open for discrimination
by Daniel Houston Jul 7
Price cuts, while rare in this market, often lead to greater profit: Zillow
The number of sellers who choose to cut their listing price has dropped by a third over the last year, but a Zillow report found that if the price is dropped at the right time, sellers can net $15K over ask
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
‘The burnout is real’: Team leaders share how they’re fighting back
Team leaders at Sotheby's and Keller Williams discussed steps their teams are taking to finish the summer strong at Inman Connect on Tuesday
by Daniel Houston Jul 20
Keller Williams eying big change for growing teams
The brokerage’s new ‘Expansion Network’ is meant to make the process of expanding a team into a new city more streamlined and efficient. It should also turn those teams into an asset for the existing Keller Williams personnel in the new city
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 20
The 9 reasons most new real estate agents don't succeed
Richard Lombari, a broker with over 30 years of experience, reveals the list he uses when interviewing new agents to see if they are up for the challenge
by Libertina Brandt Jul 20
'Work your community': How new agents can adapt to a slowdown
Members of the Inman Coast to Coast Facebook group recently shared tips for new agents on how to change with the times as the market experiences a moderate slowdown
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 26
What the Keller Williams Expansion Network means for teams
The launch of the new Expansion Network is a welcome addition to the support already provided by Keller Williams. It's what KW teams need to stay ahead of the competition — and here's why
In another strong quarter, Keller Williams sees transactions jump 35% over last year
The company's global agent count increased 9.6% year over year as rumors continue to swirl about whether the company will go public this year
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 3
As daily COVID cases surpass 100K, brokerages face tough vax decision
Most brokerages told Inman they can't force agents, who are mostly independent contractors, to get the vaccine. Lawyers Inman spoke to said otherwise
by Libertina Brandt Aug 6
Keller Williams to take Mega Camp conference digital as COVID cases rise
As a result of rising COVID-19 cases, the Austin-based conference will be held fully online later this month, a Keller Williams spokesperson told Inman
by Libertina Brandt Aug 6
3 strategies for beating institutional investors in a bidding war
Beating out institutional investors in a bidding war is a lot like beating out other buyers, but with a bit of a twist. Agents should aim to become fluent in all the relevant tools available
Compass scoops up RE/MAX, Keller Williams teams in Indiana
The company also hired Jennil Salazar, a RE/MAX agent Compass says is the top individual agent in the entire state by sales volume
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 13
Keller Williams hires former eXp, Zillow exec to oversee iBuying
Raymond 'RJ' Jones will spearhead both Keller Offers, the company's iBuying program, and Keller Manage, a soon-to-launch program that'll provide home maintenance services
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 19
Keller Williams Pres. Marc King on a hot market, iBuying and that IPO
Marc King believes price appreciation will have to slow compared to what has happened over the past year. But he's confident that real estate agents will survive today's period of disruption. This and more as Inman takes a Deep Dive into all things Keller Williams, all week long
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 23
The biggest questions as Keller Williams begins Mega Camp
Keller Williams' big annual gathering — which this year is taking place online — comes at a pivotal time for the company. Dig into more of Inman’s Deep Dive on KW
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 24
Live from Mega Camp: Gary Keller urges agents to get vaccinated
Keller argued during his company's Mega Camp event on Tuesday that the way to deal with the delta variant and other pandemic-related issues is to increase the number of people who have vaccines. Dig into more of Inman’s Deep Dive on Keller Williams all this week
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 24
Gary Keller: 'There’s going to be a price correction'
Gary Keller said Tuesday at his company's Mega Camp conference that when home prices grow too much, a correction could be waiting in the wings
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 25
Keller Williams on inflation, cooling prices, inventory uncertainty
Price growth is likely to slow down next year, and a correction may await on a more distant horizon, but 2022 should nevertheless be a good year for home sales
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 25
Keller Williams leans hard into training, teams with 4 new key executives
The company made four major executive appointments Wednesday designed to beef up its training programs and its new KW Expansion Network for teams
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 25
Keller Williams' tech pivot wins over fans, but could face hurdles
Gary Keller pronounced Keller Williams a tech company in 2018. What has happened in the time since, and where does KW go from here?
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 26
Keller Williams leader: Diversity is good for business
Julia Lashay Israel argued during the Keller Williams Mega Camp event that the future will be more diverse and that agents should embrace it
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 25
Keller Williams on how COVID changed luxury
Thanks to the pandemic, luxury consumers are increasingly living in vacation-oriented communities, moving west and gravitating to water, according to Brady Sandahl at Keller Williams Mega Camp
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 26
How to prepare buyers for the brutal seller's market
A group of Keller Williams panelists argued that it's all about communication and managing expectations
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 26
The biggest things we learned from Keller Williams Mega Camp
Diversity, COVID-19, the future of the market and teams were all major themes this year. Dive in as we wrap up our Deep Dive on Keller Williams
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 27
Keller Williams franchise, North Carolina indie merge
The merger brings together Keller Williams Legacy and Raleigh Cary Realty, both of which operate in North Carolina
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 27
Keller Williams distributes grants, supplies to agents impacted by Ida
The KW Cares program mobilized in the wake of Hurricane Ida last week and should end up providing assistance to 2,000 people suffering impacts from the storm
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 1
Keller Williams icon and bestselling author Dave Jenks dies
Dave Jenks helped lead Keller Williams through a pivotal period of growth, co-wrote two bestsellers and helped scores of real estate professionals build successful careers
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 15
For agents, is Clubhouse ‘alive and well’ or ‘yesterday’s special’?
Clubhouse used to be one of the hottest networking apps out there. But now that the hype has died down, Inman asked agents if it was still a platform worth their time
by Libertina Brandt Sep 28
REX: 'Outmoded' real estate rules 'struck a vein' with DOJ
Brokerage backed by Chris Christie and Jeb Bush says agent steering by commission should 'shock the conscience' of anyone interested in equity in housing
Keller Williams agent canned for conspiratorial 'plandemic' billboard
Former Greensboro KW agent Chris Carlan has been fired for his controversial billboard featuring a coronavirus conspiracy theory and Pepe the Frog, a well-known Neo-Nazi meme
by Marian McPherson Oct 6
Inman Top 5: The biggest stories of the week Oct. 1-5, 2021
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 Oct 8
Keller Mortgage lays off 150 new employees following hiring spree
After nearly doubling the company's payroll to 1,000 employees, Keller Williams' lending arm has laid off 150 new recruits — close to one-third of its recent hires
by Matt Carter Oct 13
Keller Williams sees rising international sales, agent count
The company has seen its agent count outside the US and Canada jump 23.1% year over year, the brokerage announced Tuesday
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 19
OJO exec Chris Heller joins robotic letter writing startup's board
Audience.co mounts a real pen on a robot to create notes that appear to be written by a human hand. The company says this increases their effectiveness for lead generation
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 25
You're an agent who wants to be an investor: 4 ways to get in the game
Some of the most successful agents practice what they preach by investing in real estate. Inman Connect Las Vegas speakers shared 4 key tips for how agents can get started
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 26
Keller Offers exec: iBuying is a golden opportunity for agents
RJ Jones, head of Keller Offers, told Inman Connect Las Vegas that the increase in iBuyers and alternative transaction models are driving professionalism and give the industry a lot to look forward to
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 26
Female agents: Stop waiting for permission to become a leader
A powerhouse group of female real estate leaders took the Inman Connect Las Vegas stage on Wednesday to share their stories and encourage other women in the industry to be empowered and step into their own as leaders
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 27
RE/MAX, KW chiefs: Prepare now for a changing market
Agents need to decide if they want to be a 'tech-enabled fiduciary' or an 'Uber driver who opens doors,' according to Keller Williams President Marc King
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 27
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
KW mega team Hergenrother Realty rebrands as Livian
The company also received an investment from Keller Williams, which should allow it to keep expanding
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 28
Keller Williams, Sotheby's leaders on structuring teams for success
Like people, teams come in all different shapes and sizes. Brian Fairweather of the Spears Group and Matt Patulski of the Heyl Group share their strategies for building a team
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 29
Listing 'mafias,' the Amazon of real estate and other Connect standouts
This year's highlights included the escalation of a Zillow-CoStar cold war, warnings that the market could turn and countless tips for agents who want to thrive in any kind of market
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 1
Keller Williams is launching a real estate school
The KW School of Real Estate will be fully digital and launched in partnership with educational firm Kaplan
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 2
Tech takeaways from Inman Connect: Mortgage's evolution, betting on iBuyers and more
Technology themes at Connect were dominated by a new wave of mortgage providers changing the way buyers enter homebuying, brokers' mixed agreement on how to deliver technology to agents and how iBuying is opening new ways to advise clients
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 2
Why this Keller Williams team leader is betting big on the company's future
Opinion
Here’s why expansion team leader Adam Hergenrother is investing in the future of Keller Williams’ teams with the rebrand to Livian and further growth investment from KW
Inman Top 5: The biggest stories of the week Oct. 29 - Nov. 5, 2021
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 Nov 5
What to expect as Compass, Opendoor, Offerpad and Keller Williams release earnings today
How will Opendoor and Offerpad respond to Zillow bowing out of iBuying? How is Compass faring as a fledgling public company? And is Keller Williams nearing an IPO?
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 10
Keller Williams sees transactions dip, volume rise in Q3 — but no word on IPO
The company's latest earnings report reveals that the coronavirus pandemic is still impacting the housing market
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 10
Keller Williams launches referral, training program for military members
Keller Williams latest program, KW Military, aims to help agents use their military experience to build robust businesses through a series of courses and training events
by Marian McPherson Nov 11
Seasonality is back, iBuying is alive, and other big earnings takeaways
This week saw a flood of real estate company earnings reports. Overall, they indicate the market is well-positioned and maybe returning to some semblance of normalcy
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
@properties CEO on the ups and downs of being an indie brokerage
'Cards get stacked against indies,' said Thad Wong, @properties co-founder and co-CEO, during Connect Now when discussing the challenges of being an independent brokerage
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 16
Keller Williams names new leaders, leans into 'agent communities'
The appointees will be tasked with supporting segments like KW Commercial and KW Luxury
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 6
Keller Williams launches Command mobile app
Command is Keller Williams' customer relationship management solution, which offers users a host of communication, lead tracking and contact oversight features
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 10
The 6 tech trends that defined real estate in 2021
Finally, COVID-19 wasn't at the heart of the year's prevailing real estate technology trends. Instead, 2021 was marked by notable acquisitions and the fallout from the biggest of them all
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 10
Coldwell Banker named most recognizable real estate brand
Coldwell Banker was the most recognizable brand, with 91% of survey respondents correctly identifying the brokerage's logo. But which real estate brands are the least recognizable?
by Marian McPherson Dec 14
Keller Williams expands global footprint to São Paulo, Brazil
Keller Williams Worldwide is now in Brazil, with the impending launch of its new master franchise in São Paulo. The franchisor now has 285 market centers in 50 countries
by Marian McPherson Dec 15
The top 21 Inman stories of 2021
In a year that seemed like a reprise of 2020 — call it '2020 Light' — the past 12 months have been filled with anxiety. Take a walk down memory lane as Inman reveals its most-read stories of 2021
by Inman Dec 31
Keller Williams wants to be the 'Disneyland' of real estate in 2022
Keller Williams President Marc King shares how tech innovation and agent support are at the heart of the brokerage's plan to become the go-to place for real estate entrepreneurs
by Marian McPherson Dec 28
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
Keller Williams' Command app resolves to make agents more productive in 2022: Tech Review
Opinion
Beneath its spartan UI and seemingly narrow function list is the ability to tunnel deeper into Command's more robust offerings, such as SmartPlans, contact tagging, website lead activity and team-based lead claims
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 7
Meet Tim Heyl: Team leader, CEO and Inman's 2021 person of the year
Heyl's rise as an agent and CEO of Homeward has been exceptional. But that isn't all he's done. Inman spoke to Heyl on his remarkable success as he sets his sights on the new year
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 29
New York mandates higher fines, more training to combat housing discrimination
Broker and agent license fees and fines will go toward a new Anti-Discrimination in Housing Fund for fair housing testing
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 29
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
10 big real estate stories you might have missed over the holidays
Whether you were stuffing your face or popping champagne at midnight, Inman's got you covered. Here are 10 significant news stories you may have missed over the holidays
by Ben Verde Jan 3
Gary Keller named the most powerful person in real estate
Other industry leaders who landed top spots on the prestigious Swanepoel Power 200 ranking include eXp's Glenn Sanford, Realogy's Ryan Schneider and Compass' Robert Reffkin
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 11
The Chernov Team leaves Keller Williams for The Agency
The 7-agent team will depart Keller Williams and join The Agency's Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, location, the brokerage told Inman exclusively on Tuesday
by Ben Verde Jan 11
Keller Williams launches sports and entertainment agent community
The community gives agents and teams exclusive access to specialized tools and training that help them serve athletes and entertainers. Access to the community is $199 per month and open enrollment ends Feb. 5.
by Marian McPherson Jan 12
K-Pop's rising star is a Keller Williams real estate agent
Realtor and lawyer Sang Min Lim said getting into K-Pop was a way to 'stand out' from others in his fields while simultaneously developing one of his passions, music
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 13
Multimillion-dollar Vancouver team rejoins Keller Williams after 7 years
The Asivido Team serves buyers and sellers across Washington state and Oregon, and raked in more than $160M in 2021 sales volume, according to an announcement Wednesday
by Marian McPherson Jan 20
Compass continues Midwest expansion with Indiana team
Compass announced on Thursday it was adding Indianapolis-based Gallery of Homes and its team, which closed 2021 with 182 homes sold and more than $43M in sales volume
by Taylor Anderson Jan 22
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?
How agents can find a niche in the real estate industry by specializing
Most agents Inman recently spoke with agree that honing your craft and finding a specialization are key to standing out from the millions of other Realtors in the country
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 28
Philadelphia's Damon Michels Team moving to Keller Williams
Damon Michels will move to Keller Williams Main Line as the brokerage looks to expand its geographic reach and agent count
by Ben Verde Feb 1
Keller Williams kicks off 2022 international expansion in Sint Maarten
Keller Williams Worldwide is now in Sint Maarten, with the impending launch of its new master franchise in Cayhill. The franchisor now has 287 market centers in more than 50 countries
by Marian McPherson Feb 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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' 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Today 11:00 A.M.