R New York becomes 1st big brokerage to join NAR challenger
With the addition, roughly 800 agents will boost Jason Haber and Mauricio Umansky's American Real Estate Association membership by nearly 30% to about 3,800 members
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 10
The Agency opened 12 new offices in Q1 amid rush of global expansion
The luxury brokerage's first-quarter activity has spanned the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and most recently Edmonton, in Canada's Alberta province, the brokerage announced Tuesday
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 26
buying beverly hills, netflix, ben belack, the agency
The Agency's Ben Belack shares his thoughts on NAR settlement news, the current industry landscape and the American Real Estate Association ahead of Season 2 of the reality TV show
by Dani Vanderboegh Mar 26
What to expect on 'Buying Beverly Hills' Season 2
Agent rivalries, a transitioning market, family drama and a new mansion tax are just some of the key challenges that cast members will face on the reality TV show in its new season
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 22
EXCLUSIVE: Look inside an $18M mansion from 'Buying Beverly Hills'
An eye-popping property owned by celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif will head to auction during Season 2 of the reality TV show. Will it command the desired price? An exclusive first look
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 21
How commission chaos divided the real estate industry into 4 factions
The verdict in the monumental Sitzer | Burnett commission case in Missouri — plus oversight by federal regulators — has splintered the industry as it scrambles to figure out how to move forward
by Taylor Anderson Mar 20
27% of agents are now considering joining new trade group: Intel
Ahead of the National Association of Realtors' commission settlements Friday, some agents are reevaluating their memberships and considering the American Real Estate Association instead
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 15
5 ways luxury real estate balances tradition and innovation
Finding harmony between tradition and innovation in luxury real estate, Mauricio Umansky writes, is about tapping into time honored practices while leaving room for improvisation and creativity
by Mauricio Umansky Mar 15
Born into real estate royalty, Farrah Brittany makes the tough look easy
Following on the heels of Mauricio Umansky and Rick Hilton — her stepdad and uncle, respectively — the Inman Global Influencer has risen to the top of the Beverly Hills luxury market in short time
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 13
Inman's 2024 Global Real Estate Influencers revealed
Broker and reality television star Ryan Serhant headlines an all-star roster of the industry's most compelling voices for the second-annual Inman Global Real Estate Influencers program
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 15
WATCH: Mauricio Umansky talks American Real Estate Association
Mauricio Umansky talks about his new professional organization, American Real Estate Association or AREA, with Brad Inman at Inman Connect New York
by Jessi Healey Feb 10
Mauricio Umansky's top tips for retaining agents in 2024 
If you want to optimize agent performance and grow your business, Mauricio Umansky writes, lean in to fostering their talent, innovation and satisfaction
by Mauricio Umansky Feb 10
What to do on social in 2024? Avoid politics at all costs
A panel of real estate PR reps and social media influencers told ICNY attendees to remember that the brand is you, the cameras are always on, and whatever you do, avoid talking politics this year
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 24
Mauricio Umansky
The founder of The Agency is part of a team launching the American Real Estate Association as NAR continues to face criticism and legal trouble
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 24
3 top agents from Realogics Sotheby's move to The Agency
As agents continue to reevaluate their brokerage affiliations heading into 2024, Seattle-based Sandra Hines, Blake Waggoner and Dave Janssens have left Realogics Sotheby's for The Agency
Domicile takes gamification of Zillow-scrolling to whole new level
The app is the first-ever game to pull real-time MLS data to merge gaming with an ever-changing real estate market where users can guess home prices and connect with agents
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 26
Mauricio Umansky settles Malibu lawsuit with pro-Israel donation
Following the attack in Gaza, plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Umansky decided time and energy would be 'better served' on more important matters, allowing him to settle with a charity donation
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 15
5 people you need in your corner when starting out in real estate
Mauricio Umansky helps you build your ideal team to inform, challenge and fuel the growth of your real estate business
by Mauricio Umansky Dec 14
The Agency ends 2023 with new offices in Marbella and Boulder
The new offices bring The Agency's office launch count in 2023 up to 26, with 3 weeks left in the year to go. The brokerage recently marked another milestone by launching its 100th office
The Agency marks major milestone with expansion into Portland, OR
Beverly Hills-based global luxury brokerage The Agency is launching its 100th office — in Portland, Oregon — a mere 12 years after its inception. Dirk Hmura and Andrew Misk will lead the enterprise
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 14
'Dancing with the Stars' taught Mauricio Umansky to empathize
Of his recent 6-week run on the reality dance competition, Umansky said he learned a lesson in empathy when it comes to teaching others a challenging new skill
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 10
The Agency scoops up 4 NorCal Compass agents
Over the past few months, 34 agents have joined The Agency from Compass' Northern California offices. In total, The Agency has brought on 72 agents in the region over the course of 2023
Inman Influencers want agents to get ahead in 2024. Here's the plan
Members of the inaugural class of Inman Influencers told agents during a roundtable discussion to wield video, defy the market, get a coach and shed fears of rejection to succeed in the new year
Mauricio Umansky faces his last dance on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Despite being praised as 'matadorable' weeks before by a judge, Umansky's performance of the Argentine tango on Halloween was not strong enough to get him the score needed to survive
Mauricio Umansky nails personal best score on Week 5 of 'DWTS'
In a powerful and athletic contemporary dance routine, The Agency CEO and dance partner Emma Slater achieved their 'best dance yet' on Tuesday night's episode, judge Bruno Tonioli declared
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 25
Mauricio Umansky 'pasodobles' his way to victory on Week 4 of 'DWTS'
The Agency CEO was proclaimed 'matadorable' by 1 of the 'Dancing With the Stars' judges after showing off Mickey Mouse-style magical fingers while keeping a majestic frame to his routine
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 18
Mauricio Umansky finds his groove on 'Dancing with the Stars' week 3
The Agency's CEO made a significant recovery from his fumbling performance the week prior as he delivered a comeback foxtrot that had judges singing the praises of his 'suavecito' moves
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 11
Mauricio Umansky stays alive on 'Dancing With The Stars' Week 2
Despite earning the lowest score of the night from the reality TV show's judges after a misstep, The Agency's CEO managed to survive another week with the help of audience votes
Mauricio Umansky survives week 1 of 'Dancing with the Stars'
The Agency's CEO was not a top scorer during his debut appearance on the reality series, but judges seemed excited by his enthusiasm, and his family was there to support him
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 29
Hollywood's top 35 luxury real estate agents, revealed
It takes a highly qualified real estate agent to perform at the level that many celebrities demand. Here are the top ones serving Hollywood today, according to 'The Hollywood Reporter'
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 29
Broker Spotlight: Charlie Taylor and Jake Doilney, The Agency Park City
Learn how a former pro golfer and a lifelong real estate developer joined forces to share their love of Park City's lifestyle and culture with clients
by Christy Murdock Sep 21
The Agency's Mauricio Umansky slides into 'Dancing with the Stars'
The luxury real estate CEO will be joining Season 32 alongside other stars, including actor Alyson Hannigan and musician Jason Mraz, beginning on Sept. 26 on ABC and Disney+
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 15
The Agency rides into Kentucky with Louisville franchise
As the luxury brokerage continues to expand its Midwestern presence, it has strategically moved into Kentucky with Managing Partner Jason Farabee leading the new office, the company said
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 22