Keller Williams' leadership team makeover isn’t finished yet
The company is getting a new chief financial officer and a new chief people officer as well as a new head of business development
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 19
How to safely handle an open house
Holding an open house has always been a bit risky and has become even more so during the pandemic. To safely continue the practice, agents should keep these factors in mind
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 19
Keller Williams partners with the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance
The partnership will give Keller Williams a seat on the Alliance's advisory board, among other things
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 8
Keller Williams, Realogy take top spots on T3 Sixty enterprise list
Realogy and Keller Williams led T3 Sixty's list of the top real estate enterprises and franchise brands by sales volume, transaction sides and agent count
by Marian McPherson Apr 6
Major Keller Williams team in Utah jumps to eXp Realty
The Salt Lake City-based Perry Group has more than 50 agents. The team was drawn to eXp thanks to the brokerage's focus on technology
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 2
Is Compass the last hope for agents?
Opinion
How Compass’ IPO performs this week will tell us a lot about what the future holds
by Brad Inman Mar 30
Keller Williams hires 4 new top executives
The new executives come from a variety of backgrounds and will now take the lead on legal issues, financial services and other topics
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 29
5 big challenges for REX Real Estate in 2021
The well-connected discount brokerage is trying to raise more funding and grow its business as it takes on industry behemoths NAR and Zillow
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 29
'She-cession' takes on new meaning for moms in the real estate industry
Time. Sleep. Relationships. These are just a few of the things that real estate professionals who are also mothers have had to sacrifice over the past year in order to hold it all together
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 26
Knock Home Swap moves into the Twin Cities and Nashville
The expansion into the new markets will bring Knock's total market count to 27
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 25
Compass, Sotheby's roped into latest suit alleging 'inflated' commissions
The new antitrust lawsuit, filed Friday in California, also names the National Association of Realtors, Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and several other companies as defendants
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 23
Consumer groups support REX suit against anti-rebate law
The Consumer Federation of America and the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group argue that prohibiting rebates to buyers and sellers stifles commission competition and harms consumers
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 16
'We're never going back to normal': Pete Flint on our digital future
To kick off Connect Now on Tuesday, Brad Inman and Trulia co-founder Pete Flint discussed the challenges and opportunities tied to the digitization of real estate
by Marian McPherson Mar 16
Is Wall Street taking over real estate?
Opinion
Of the 10 largest real estate firms, eight are now publicly traded. These companies represent 575,000 agents, almost 45% of all Realtors
by Brad Inman Mar 9
Gary Keller admits to ‘losing war’ to software bugs
Keller said the company will begin a '66-day challenge of locking down stabilization' of its core technology platform, including its customer relationship management tool Command
by Patrick Kearns Mar 3
Keller Williams stays the course amid leadership changes
Opinion
Like with most growing organizations, leadership changes over time, but Gary Keller's message has not
Pending-home sales see another monthly decline in January: NAR
The Pending Home Sales Index declined 2.8% from the previous month to 122.8, but was up 13% from the year before and marked an all-time high for January
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 25
Gary Keller, Dave Liniger and the last of the real estate cowboys
Opinion
The mercurial Keller Williams founder Gary Keller still operates like a cowboy, running his sprawling global enterprise as he sees fit
by Brad Inman Feb 24
Tech and diversity questions pile up as agents react to KW shakeup
One Keller Williams agent called the timing of the announcement 'awkward' while others decried the lack of women and people of color in recent promotions
by Patrick Kearns Feb 23
READ: Gary Keller's letter to agents announcing changes at KW
The founder of Keller Williams says Josh Team's departure was 'amicable and mutual'
by Patrick Kearns Feb 22
Marc King named new president of Keller Williams
King will fill the role vacated earlier today by Josh Team's departure
by Patrick Kearns Feb 22
Josh Team is leaving Keller Williams
Josh Team, who had been serving as the president of Keller Williams since January 2019, announced his decision Monday on Facebook
by Patrick Kearns Feb 22
What makes for a solid team? The right people and a strong culture
Finding the right people and building a culture based on shared values can help a team thrive, speakers at Connect Now said on Thursday
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 18
Here's KW's plan to hit back at Zillow after ShowingTime buy
At the KW Family Reunion Tuesday, Gary Keller likened it to a 'fight.' Wednesday, Keller Williams revealed its plan of attack
by Patrick Kearns Feb 17
Keller Williams topped 10% of total market share in 2020
The company also committed to slowing down its technology product rollouts in 2021 at the KW Family Reunion
by Patrick Kearns Feb 16
Gary Keller on Zillow: 'This is a fight, and there's no way around it'
The Keller Williams founder said at the KW Family Reunion that real estate agents will determine the fate of the industry with their dollar spend
by Patrick Kearns Feb 16
Most cities are making a comeback — but not the priciest ones
Data from Redfin shows that cities are making a comeback, and young white-collar workers are seizing low mortgage rates and work-from-home policies to move to affordable cities
Is Zillow the Robinhood of real estate?
Opinion
Zillow and other innovative companies are attempting to make the trading of homes simple and easy. Somewhat like Robinhood, they are doing so with fewer intermediaries
by Brad Inman Feb 5
Inman Handbook on healthy choices for health insurance
Insurance remains a challenge for many agents, many of whom have independent contractor status. But there are more and more options out there
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 1
WATCH: Redfin and KW execs go head-to-head at Connect
Redfin's Glenn Kelman and Keller Williams' Josh Team forcefully defended their companies' respective approaches to agent employment. Now, watch the entire video as a special Select subscriber benefit.
by Inman Jan 29
Pending-home sales dip for 4th consecutive month
Despite continuing monthly declines, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) hit an all-time high for the month of December at 125.5
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 29
A commission suit with a twist: It's the buyers who are getting screwed
A new lawsuit filed earlier this week sits in stark contrast to 3 previous homeseller suits that allege commission sharing between cooperating brokers inflates seller costs
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 29
Employees or contractors? KW, Redfin execs debate philosophy
During Inman Connect, Redfin's Glenn Kelman and Keller Williams' Josh Team forcefully defended their companies' respective approaches to agent employment
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 27
Inman Handbook on choosing a new brokerage
Choosing a new real estate brokerage is harder than ever as new models emerge, technology has risen to prominence and outside industrialists are pushing for mindshare
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 25
As DC readies for new president, agents predict a strong spring
The dawn of a new administration is already bringing hopeful energy to a city that's seen a lot of turmoil in recent months
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 19
Inman Handbook: Paying attention to getting paid
Most agents today make commissions, but there are many ways those commissions can actually work
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 18
A comprehensive list of 2021 real estate events — virtual and in-person
With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out across the country, many companies and associations are planning in-person events for the coming year
Zillow CEO Rich Barton is still the most 'powerful' person in real estate
The Zillow CEO tops the annual SP 200, a list of the most powerful people in the industry compiled by T3 Sixty
by Patrick Kearns Jan 12
Top-ranked BHHS Fox and Roach team moves to Keller Williams
Keller Williams announced the move of Erica Deuschle and her 10-person team on Tuesday
KW Command launches into 2021 with new features
Opinion
Command's SmartPlan suite offers agents companywide access to colleagues' best ideas. Campaigns and Designs will power online marketing and branding
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 30
Brad Inman's 21 predictions for '21
Opinion
Keller Williams will amp up its recruitment program, Zillow will acquire Opendoor, and nursing homes will die. These and 18 other predictions for 2021 from Inman's founder
by Brad Inman Dec 30
Here are Inman's 20 most-read news stories of 2020
Bidding wars, record mortgage rates and lots of Keller Williams news dominated the conversation, and Inman's headlines, in 2020
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 23
MLS, brokerage giants hit with commission price-fixing lawsuit
Homesellers accuse Massachusetts-based MLS PIN, Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and HomeServices of America of conspiracy to stifle competition and inflate commissions
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 22
5 big challenges Keller Williams faces in 2021
The company will aim to take a bigger piece of the pie through a la carte services to agents and a more streamlined consumer experience. But a focus on tech may not be enough
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 22
The 10 biggest real estate tech stories and trends of 2020
COVID-19 may have led to increased tech acceleration, but technology was already reshaping the industry even before the pandemic struck
by Patrick Kearns Dec 18
Keller Williams is shutting down Smarter Agent
In an email to clients obtained by Inman, Smarter Agent confirms it will continue to honor client contracts until the agreement in place expires, at which time services will end
by Patrick Kearns Dec 16
Crye-Leike Cloud to help train, power 3,200+ agents
Crye-Leike will now offer its 130 offices a range of marketing tools and training programs to navigate through in-house and external resources
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 14
DC-based Menkiti Group launches mortgage company with NewRez
The venture will focus on residential mortgage lending and will make a donation to a charitable cause with every closed loan
Earnings round up: Q3 was the real estate industry's comeback quarter
The scorching housing market lifted the nation's largest real estate companies out of their second quarter slumps, according to Q3 earnings calls this week and last week
by Patrick Kearns Nov 6
Keller Williams sets company records as housing market blazes
According to third-quarter earnings released Thursday, the company outpaced industry averages in transaction and sales volume increases, KW President Josh Team said
by Patrick Kearns Nov 5
Who does Zillow fear? Not who you think
Opinion
A 33-year-old commercial real estate data company is scratching at the door of online residential real estate and could be on the scene by next year
by Brad Inman Nov 2
Winter is coming: These are most in-demand cold weather amenities
As homebuyers and owners prepare to settle in for what may be a long COVID-19 winter, fire pits, hot tubs and heated floors have never been more desirable
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
Keller Williams NYC gets a new CEO
Lauren Balbuena will move from a Long Island Keller Williams franchise to lead the Manhattan-based company
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 27
'This is Gary stepping up': Keller Williams leaders sound off on reshuffle
The reaction by Keller Williams team leaders came after the company announced it would create a holding company, KWx, of which Gary Keller would serve as executive chairman
by Patrick Kearns Oct 9
Gary Keller is paving the way for the next era of Keller Williams
Opinion
By stepping back as CEO and establishing KWx, Gary Keller has shown us all what’s possible when you meet the next challenge head on
Gary Keller steps back from CEO role in massive leadership shuffle at KW
The company announced Wednesday it's creating a separate holding company and giving its leadership structure a complete makeover
by Patrick Kearns Oct 7
Who is Carl Liebert, the new CEO of Keller Williams company KWx?
Liebert, a 30-year leader of top companies across multiple business sectors, was named Wednesday as the CEO of Keller Williams' newly created parent holding company, KWx
by Patrick Kearns Oct 7
READ: Gary Keller's letter to KW announcing leadership shuffle
Keller announced Wednesday that he's stepping back from his position as CEO to serve as executive chairman of a newly created parent holding company, KWx
by Patrick Kearns Oct 7
Frustrated clients? Top real estate agents offer tips for staying positive
Historically low inventory is leading prospective clients to miss out on dream homes, brokerage leaders said Tuesday during a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Chris Heller, the chief real estate officer of OJO Labs. Here's how to help them stay positive
by Patrick Kearns Oct 7
Judge denies motion by NAR to dismiss buyer commission lawsuit
Judge Andrea Wood argued that the plaintiffs would have paid 'substantially lower commissions' if not for the buyer broker commission rules
by Patrick Kearns Oct 5
Former Keller Williams franchise owner Seth Campbell accused of sexual battery in new lawsuit
Keller Williams is in the final stages of removing Campbell, a top franchisee and expansion owner, after an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual harassment
by Patrick Kearns Oct 2
MTV or real estate? How 3 agents use music videos to market homes
These agents have taken their video marketing to the next level by producing full-on music videos and commissioning musicians to create original works to help sell specific properties
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 29
Annie Switt on why 'Keller Williams' brand stands for agent-centric'
KW Marketing Vice President Annie Switt discussed the tools the company gives franchises and how Keller Williams has guided its network amid the pandemic
by Patrick Kearns Sep 28
Keller Williams adds 'equity' to core belief system amid racial unrest
In the wake of national discussions on race, Keller Williams agent leaders have also added diversity, equity and inclusion committees to local leadership councils
by Patrick Kearns Sep 17
Keller Williams president: '50% of your database is in jeopardy'
Keller Williams President Josh Team shared exclusive insight from Google that shows why there's so much market share up for grabs right now and how agents can take advantage
by Patrick Kearns Sep 16
Keller Williams debuts team-friendly updates to Command
Team leaders can now distribute leads to teammates via a lead routing feature and better connect with their entire team and clients through updated customer service features
by Patrick Kearns Sep 16
Gary Keller: 'We’re going to have a year or two of tough'
The Keller Williams CEO and co-founder outlined the two stages of 'what's next' for the housing market during a virtual company conference
by Patrick Kearns Sep 15
David Hoffman is taking a top Keller Williams team indie
The David Hoffman Group is launching a full-service independent brokerage in Charlotte
by Patrick Kearns Sep 8
Keller Williams expands into its 50th international market
The global COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped Keller Williams from expanding across the globe
by Patrick Kearns Sep 2
How Keller Williams rewrote its playbook amid a pandemic
Keller Williams Coaching Vice President Monica Reynolds shares the story behind BOLD Pivot and how brokers can launch a successful training program of their own
by Marian McPherson Aug 28
NY State will hear from agents in discrimination probe next month
All but Ryan Gorman originally ignored the State Senate's earlier request to speak on the 'Newsday' report into housing discrimination
by Patrick Kearns Aug 25
See which real estate names made the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list
LionDesk, Avail, Houwzer and Homesnap land on the Inc. 5000 2020 list, as well as a couple of remote, tech-forward brokerages
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 13
Gary Keller: Amid Q2 declines, agents are serving 'critical roles'
Keller Williams agents have shown 'remarkable resilience and fortitude over the past several months,' the Keller Williams CEO said during a Q2 earnings call in which the company reported a 15% year-over-year decline in transactions and sales volume
by Patrick Kearns Aug 7
6 habits to adopt now if you want to build wealth
Husband-and-wife team Wendy and Jay Papasan believe periods of crises can be a chance to refocus your financial journey and adopt wealth-building habits. They shared their strategies at Inman Connect Now
Keller Williams launches new franchisees in Paraguay and Serbia
As of June 30, the company has expanded into 232 market centers across 45 regions outside the United States and Canada
by Patrick Kearns Jul 30
Median existing-home prices rise for 100th-consecutive month
Meanwhile, existing-home sales in June rebounded 20.7% month over month, according to market report released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors
by Marian McPherson Jul 22
Century 21 brings on top-ranked Keller Williams agent and his team
Kyle Seyboth closed 497 transactions and $127.7 million in sales in 2019, according to Real Trends. He and his 12-member team are jumping to Century 21 Real Estate
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 16
Keller Williams expands footprint across Europe and Asia
The company announced new franchisees in Slovenia and Thailand on Wednesday
by Patrick Kearns Jul 1
KW agent fired after comparing LGBT people to murderers
Bobby Calmes, an agent with Keller Williams Chattahoochee North near Atlanta, described himself as 'anti LGBTQ' in a Facebook post Tuesday. His company fired him within an hour
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 30
Want a 95% retention rate? Here’s how this 180-agent team does it
Higher retention means a more cohesive culture and more highly trained and seasoned agents serving your clients
by Adam Hergenrother Jun 25
Keller Williams ends exclusive deal with Offerpad
Keller Williams will allow other investors to make all-cash offers on homes through Keller Offers, its iBuying division
by Patrick Kearns Jun 24
KW, Compass agents win big as Real Trends adjusts ranking system
Kyle Seyboth of Keller Williams and Alexa Lambert of Compass snagged top individual agent awards from the Real Trends + Tom Ferry The Thousand rankings Friday after Real Trends added new categories and altered its methodology
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 19
Maryland market snapshot: A strong market, but low inventory
Agents in Maryland say the market has rebounded quickly from the initial shock of the pandemic, but inventory remains low
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 12
Controversy roils NAGLREP over governance, alleged censorship
Critics say NAGLREP founder Jeff Berger appears to be misrepresenting how his group is governed and expelling members who ask questions. Berger says he's being bullied
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 8
Homesnap's Mazur: It's time for agents to go all in
In multiple talk tracks at Tech Connect, leaders in sales, fintech and proptech all agreed on one thing: The COVID-19 pandemic has totally changed how people market, sell and buy real estate
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 4
Brokers talk culture and the future at Connect Now
The discussion centered around what actions brokers should take in upcoming months to move forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and national upheaval
Gary Keller: We're seeing a 'fast track to disruption'
Keller Williams CEO predicts mergers and acquisitions will speed up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
Keller Williams creates task force to address 'racial disparities' at KW
Gary Keller announced the move in an email to all staff and associates Sunday as protests against police brutality and racism took place across the country
by Patrick Kearns Jun 1
Real estate leaders speak out against racism as protests grow nationwide
CEOs at Compass, Keller Williams, Redfin and Zillow, among others, detailed steps their companies are taking to address racism in the real estate industry and inside their offices
by Patrick Kearns Jun 1
Talk to my lawyer: Lawsuits between buyers and sellers soar amid virus
As buyers and sellers second-guess their desires to seal the deal in an uncertain world, many are citing reasons related to the pandemic as justification for breaking contracts. As a result, threats of legal action and lawsuits between buyers and sellers appear to be on the rise
by Lillian Dickerson May 28
They hate their homes, and they want out — NOW!
Real estate agents say quarantine has convinced homeowners that they need more rooms, a backyard and plenty of kitchen space — and they want it all now
by Lillian Dickerson May 22
How to diversify your team's income
Opinion
Creating multiple revenue streams can not only help agents weather today's financially stressful climate, but also grow their personal net worth. Here are four rules to diversifying your team's income
by Kevin Kauffman May 21
Now is the time to double down on outreach, say agents at Inman's Town Hall
A panel of industry leaders said Thursday that real estate agents should be using the pandemic to increase the amount of contact they have with their current or future clients
by Jim Dalrymple II May 14
Realogy tops Mega 1000 as biggest brokerages gobble market share
Realogy Brokerage Group was once again the most productive brokerage in the country in sales volume, according to the Swanepoel Mega 1000
by Patrick Kearns May 14
Finger Lakes agents prepare as New York begins partial reopening
Although the effects remain to be seen, agents in Rochester and surrounding areas are uncertain whether or not Friday's partial reopening of the economy will have a palpable impact on buyer or seller confidence
by Lillian Dickerson May 13