RE/MAX urges NAR to reject listing attribution proposal entirely
Real estate franchisor says giving the listing brokerage equal billing would cause consumer confusion
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 11
Zillow, Realogy push for NAR listing agent attribution
Some MLSs are 'strongly opposed' to requiring the display of listing agents in addition to listing brokerages
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 10
Realogy's Social Ad Engine makes social media advertising easy: Tech Review
Opinion
The user experience does a good job of recognizing the critical nature of simplicity. That seems obvious, but solutions to the problem of how to help agents create a social presence vary across the industry, and this is one of the better ways to do it
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 28
Realogy's Q3 earnings defy expectations with $2.2B in revenue
Realogy reported a revenue increase of 15 percent year over year while recording a net income of $114 million, it was announced Thursday during an earnings call
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
'We can’t be generalists': How broker-owners compete for agents
Technology is essential for any broker-owner — but so is achieving buy-in from agents; two experts discuss the topic at Inman Connect
by Daniel Houston Oct 26
RealSure, Realogy's iBuyer joint venture, gets first CEO
Entrepreneur Katie Finnegan is tasked with 'simplifying the consumer experience without removing the personal relationship with an agent'
by Matt Carter Oct 26
JPAR taps Realogy regional VP as president, operations chief
Laura O'Connor has been named president and chief operating officer at JPAR; she previously served as a regional vice president at Realogy
by Daniel Houston Oct 25
Compass stock, market cap tumbles to new low
The company's shares ended Monday trading at $10.74, down significantly compared to when they debuted about 6 months ago. The drop reduced Compass' valuation to $4.2B
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 11
Zillow, Warburg and 4 takeaways from Coldwell Banker's Gen Blue
The pandemic, a big acquisition and the specter of Zillow were all significant parts of Coldwell Banker's latest gathering
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 7
Realogy sells most of its interest in Title Resources Guaranty
Realogy will maintain its ownership of Realogy Title Group, which last year provided title, settlement and escrow services for 214K transactions in 43 states under 45 brand names
by Matt Carter Oct 7
How the pandemic made social media even more important
The pandemic has increased the amount of time people spend on mobile devices and driven more consumers to find businesses online
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 6
Ex Coldwell Banker employee claims pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit
In a suit filed against Realogy, Dominique Harkness, a former Coldwell Banker sales administrator, alleges she wasn't allowed to work from home because she was a new mom
NAR to consider listing attribution, DOJ-inspired policies at big event
Lockbox access for non-Realtors and public displays of buyer broker commissions may be added to the list of proposals to be voted on at Realtors Conference and Expo in November
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 24
2 Midwest Century 21 brokerages combine forces
Century 21 Scheetz is acquiring Century 21 Rasmussen. Both brokerages operate in Indiana
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 14
Realogy calls for NAR rule change on listing broker attribution
Real estate brokerage giant says 'many listing search websites misdirect consumers by obfuscating display of a property’s listing firm'
3 moments that shifted M. Ryan Gorman's leadership approach
Coldwell Banker CEO M. Ryan Gorman shares how his childhood, a team intervention and a NAREB conference shifted his approach. Read about the 3 moments that sharpened Gorman's leadership skills ahead of his appearance at Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Marian McPherson Sep 9
Realogy Expansion Brands CMO: Don't fall for this marketing trap
Realogy's Jennifer Marchetti on what it's like juggling two brands, what she does as a CMO all day and how her job is similar to that of a fortuneteller
Homeowners are staying in place longer. What's it mean for agents?
By 2037, the median homeownership tenure will nearly double from 8 years to 15 years. Here's what 11 ERA broker-owners are doing to thrive through the market shift
by Marian McPherson Sep 2
3 moments that shaped the career of industry leader Sherry Chris
Realogy Expansion Brands CEO Sherry Chris shares what sparked her love of real estate and how COVID impacted her view on the industry and life
by Marian McPherson Aug 31
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
RE/MAX and eXp Realty settle their recruitment lawsuit
RE/MAX had sued eXp Realty earlier this year over claims the latter company improperly solicited RE/MAX franchisees and that it misrepresented RE/MAX's commission splits
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 20
Compass nears profitability, outperforms competition: Mike DelPrete
The hot real estate market has fueled strong growth across the industry. Compass' growth is noteworthy, and it demonstrates that though the industry moves slowly, some players move faster than others
by Mike DelPrete Aug 18
NorCal Better Homes and Gardens, Coldwell Banker franchises merge
The new company, which is based in the heart of California wine country, will have more than 150 agents working out of 11 offices
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 10
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
Moderne Ventures clinches $200M in oversubscribed funding round
The company's second fund achieved 4 times the amount of the its first institutional fund and boasts contributions from a number of big names including Greystar
Riding luxury boom, Realogy reports strong growth in Q2
The company, which tallied $2.3B in revenue from April to June, says early results from its iBuyer program are strong and warrant additional investment
by Marian McPherson Jul 29
Redfin's head of industry relations moves to Realogy
In her new role, former Redfin Head of Industry Relations Caitlin McCrory will lead Realogy's industry advocacy and strategic policy efforts
by Marian McPherson Jul 21
Real estate disruption is happening all across the globe: Mike DelPrete
On Wednesday, DelPrete released 'The 2021 Emerging Models in Real Estate Report,' which details emerging trends shaping the industry and the players putting the trends into action
LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance teams up with Asian Real Estate Association of America
The two groups will work together to combat discrimination and increase homeownership rates at a time of renewed scrutiny on discrimination against Asian Americans
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 23
Ryan Schneider shares the blueprint for Realogy's digital future
From virtual title closing services and staging to iBuying, Ryan Schneider is banking on Realogy's ability to lead the real estate industry into the digital age
by Marian McPherson Jun 16
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
Connecting with Stephanie Anton at The Corcoran Group
Ahead of her speaking engagement at Inman Connect next week, the senior vice president of Corcoran affiliates told Inman the new normal is all about change
Connecting with Ryan Schneider: Flexibility is the key to success
Ahead of his session at Inman Connect, Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider shares what consumer trends will endure after the pandemic and how flexibility is a key to success
by Marian McPherson Jun 4
Realogy iBuyer platform RealSure expands into 6 new markets
RealSure is now available in 6 markets across California, Utah and the Carolinas
by Marian McPherson May 25
The Inman Handbook on real estate's biggest rivalries
Compass versus Realogy. Keller Williams versus eXp. REX versus everyone. The real estate industry is full of big names and big feuds, and Inman's unpacking all of them
by Jim Dalrymple II May 21
Realogy clutches top spot on T3 Sixty's 2021 Mega 1000 list
Realogy secured the top spot on T3 Sixty's Mega 1000 list with $184B in 2020 sales volume. However, brokerages with alternative models are closing the gap
by Marian McPherson May 12
Compass faces another 'theft of trade secrets' lawsuit
A Pennsylvania-based Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate affiliate has filed a lawsuit against Compass for helping a former agent breach several covenants, including non-disclosure, non-competition and non-solicitation
by Marian McPherson May 4
Compass faces fourth lawsuit since initial public offering
Former Compass agents Todd and Lisa Sheppard have filed a class-action suit against the brokerage for allegedly price-fixing and making unfair commission deductions
by Marian McPherson May 4
How 5 top brokerages revamped their training programs
As the industry shifted in unprecedented ways over the past year, many of the country's biggest brokerages upgraded their training strategies to better serve their agents
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 30
EXCLUSIVE: Realogy taps MoxiWorks for company-wide technology partnership
In a video call Tuesday, Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider told Inman MoxiWorks will provide its full product suite, including solutions for marketing, recruiting and website creation
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 27
Realogy opens Inclusive Ownership program to 5 more brands
After a successful rollout at Coldwell Banker, Realogy is expanding the diversity initiative to all of its franchise brands starting April 27
by Marian McPherson Apr 27
5 Realogy leaders pushing the company forward in 2021
Realogy continues to innovate with new products while bringing in record revenue and recommitting to diversity. Here are the people to watch at the company in 2021
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 15
3 real estate execs talk equality and Hispanic homeownership rates
Leaders from Realogy, RE/MAX and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices discussed how the industry can better serve and connect with the Hispanic community
by Marian McPherson Apr 13
Realogy rolls out customized fair housing training courses
Realogy partnered with several trade organizations to create a more robust fair housing training course, available today
by Marian McPherson Apr 12
MoxiWorks enters into nationwide agreement with Century 21 Canada, launches HUB21
Agents throughout Century 21 Canada's 400 offices will have access to MoxiWorks solutions through a portal called HUB21
by Craig C. Rowe 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
From Urban Compass to IPO: The history of Compass in 21 stories
As the real estate world waits to see how the brokerage's initial public offering will unfold this week, take a look back at Compass' decade-long road to success as covered by Inman
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 31
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
HomeServices of America once again tops Real Trends 500
The Berkshire Hathaway company had the most transaction sides in 2020, though Realogy Brokerage Group did the most volume. Several newer tech-focused companies also had good showings
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 25
WATCH: Century 21 CEO Mike Miedler speaks at Connect Now
If you missed last week's Connect Now, you missed Century 21 CEO Mike Miedler in a revealing conversation with Inman's Clelia Peters. Watch it now
by Inman Mar 23
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
Realogy appoints first black board member
Felicia Williams is a veteran executive from retailer Macy's. She'll serve on the Realogy board's audit committee
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 19
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
Realogy's learning platform goes mobile
The company launched branded mobile apps for its revamped agent education platform
by Patrick Kearns Mar 8
Realogy brings RealSure to Atlanta
The iBuyer platform is now live in a total of 12 US markets
Just how impressive is Compass' $3.7B 2020 revenue?
The company revealed yearly revenue numbers that would make most real estate companies green with envy. But not top rival Realogy
by Patrick Kearns Mar 4
Kenneth Jenny, respected real estate industry vet, dies at 66
A 35-plus-year vet of the real estate industry, Ken Jenny was a trusted adviser to many and unafraid to speak his mind about industry issues
Century 21 at 50: What’s in store for the brokerage’s golden year
As Century 21 approaches its 50th anniversary this year, the company faces unique challenges when it comes to technology and brand relevance
3 takeaways from Realogy's year-end results
The real estate holding company is downsizing its office footprint, creating a more integrated transaction experience and reducing debt
by Patrick Kearns Feb 23
Corcoran opens its first international franchise in British Virgin Islands
The company celebrated 1 year of opening franchises by expanding its presence outside the United States for the first time, in the British Virgin Islands
by Patrick Kearns Feb 11
Realogy reorganizes lead gen efforts under new group
The company's relocation services, mortgage lending partnerships and loyalty programs across all brands will now be under the Realogy Leads Group
by Patrick Kearns Feb 11
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
As Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO, feast on his giant RE portfolio
From LA to Seattle and even West Horn, Texas, Jeff Bezos owns property all across the country. As he prepares to step down as Amazon's CEO, Inman takes a look at his portfolio
Realogy exec: 3 ways the pandemic changed real estate for good
Realogy expansion brands released a new 27-page oral history of the pandemic and how it has altered the industry
by Patrick Kearns Feb 3
Coldwell Banker fends off agent cold call suit, but another springs up
The plaintiff alleges that 'repeated, unwanted calls' from the real estate franchisor violated his privacy and took time away from other activities
Realogy continues to tap into the market to reduce debt
The real estate holding company has been using the economic conditions created by COVID to shed its label as an over-leveraged company
by Patrick Kearns Feb 2
Realogy beats back commission fraud lawsuit from investors
Judge says pointing to antitrust lawsuits and a Department of Justice investigation 'is insufficient' to show anticompetitive behavior
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
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
Compass files countersuit against Realogy
The 77-page complaint says the modernization of the real estate industry poses an 'existential threat' to Realogy
by Patrick Kearns Jan 28
'You list, you last — you don't, you won't': Why clients should sell now
Strengthen relationships and new listings will follow, speakers said on Wednesday at an Inman Connect session titled 'New Take on Real Estate Relationships'
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 27
Realogy Franchise Group's first female CEO on the need for empathy
Having navigated through the last several months of the pandemic, both as Realogy's president and CEO, and previously as executive vice president of Coldwell Banker Realty, Sue Yannaccone has learned a lot about leading through turbulent times
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 26