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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Two men standing on either side of a line on the ground
Real estate brokerage giant says 'many listing search websites misdirect consumers by obfuscating display of a property’s listing firm'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
A pencil with eraser
After broker feedback, indie brokerage network says its updated stance is 'neutral'
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 12
Listing agents dropped from NAR's controversial attribution proposal
A requirement to display listing firm contact information 'at least as prominently as any other contact information' was stricken from the proposal, which passed on Saturday
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 15
Realogy, Sotheby's partner to purchase Concierge Auctions
The real estate conglomerate and auction house have joined forces to acquire luxury home marketplace Concierge Auctions for an undisclosed amount
by Marian McPherson Nov 17
5 ways NAR's annual conference changed the future of real estate
The trade group changed real estate listings nationwide, made buyer agent compensation more transparent, declared a divisive symbol discriminatory and turned the gender divide on its head
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 19
Realogy in 2022: Power buying, a luxury 'turbocharge' and more
Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider outlines why he's bullish on the luxury market, where his company aims to invest and how his team is ready to take on whatever 2022 brings
by Marian McPherson Dec 14
Stephanie Anton promoted to president of Corcoran Affiliate Network
Anton, who joined the company in July 2020 as senior vice president of affiliate marketing and growth, will be moving up into the role of president of the Corcoran Affiliate Network as of January 1, 2022, the brokerage announced on Thursday
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 16
Masks, politics and our great divide: Why we need to change course now
Opinion
Brad Inman can’t recall a time when we all were so righteously indignant. Name-calling, picking petty fights and silent judgement are the name of the game. It's time to bridge the divide
by Brad Inman Dec 28
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
NAR is second biggest trade group donor to 'Sedition Caucus': Analysis
Donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 election results from the National Association of Realtors and Rocket Mortgage clocked in at more than $375K in 2021
Realogy nearly doubles the size of its latest capital campaign to $1B
Preliminary figures show Realogy’s closed transactions were up 29% year over year in 2021 in an unaudited report filed Wednesday with the SEC
by Taylor Anderson Jan 6
Realogy calls on NAR to eliminate commission-sharing requirement
Realogy is publicly calling on the National Association of Realtors to kill a requirement that listing brokers offer commissions to buyer brokers in order to submit listings to MLSs
hundred dollar bills lined up
On Thursday, Realogy Brokerage Group CEO M. Ryan Gorman shared the company's stance on the National Association of Realtors' Participation Rule, saying, 'There’s no reason why an offer of compensation needs to be a mandatory requirement for a home to be listed in the MLS .' Mostly, real estate agents disagreed
by Marian McPherson Jan 7
M. Ryan Gorman: Of course Realogy believes in buyer's agents
Opinion
After agents responded to Realogy's stance on mandatory commission sharing, Realogy Brokerage Group President and CEO M. Ryan Gorman sets the record straight. 'It’s important to me to get this right,' he writes
by M. Ryan Gorman Jan 10
REX: Realogy's stance is prelude to a reckoning on commissions
Realogy says it believes in buyer agents and cooperative compensation, but not in forcing brokers to enter a commission amount to list in a multiple listing service
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 11
Century 21 icon Phil Yeager dead at 91
Yeager spent decades as a franchisor at Century 21, ultimately leading the brand's expansion into Latin America and Europe
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 13
Realogy's Sherry Chris to brokers: Now's the time to invest in yourself
Sherry Chris shared how brokerages can diversify revenue streams and navigate agent preferences in an increasingly virtual world during an Inman Connect Now session Tuesday
by Taylor Anderson Jan 25
Everything you need to know about Realtor.com's relationship with the National Association of Realtors
Realtor.com is the official listing site of the 1.5 million-member National Association of Realtors. In November 2014, News Corp. acquired its parent company, Move, with NAR's blessing
Coldwell Banker franchises in NYC, the Hamptons merge
The combined company will have about 175 agents across 8 offices in both the city and in the Hamptons
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 4
Get creative or go condo: 4 ways to score a win for luxury homebuyers 
Sotheby's International Realty outlined what's ahead for luxury consumers in its latest annual outlook, and how a shift in perspective can help buyers get ahead
by Marian McPherson Feb 18
News Quiz: Do you know the biggest stories for the week of Feb. 13?
Compass, Realogy and Redfin all posted earnings reports this week. Test your knowledge of the biggest stories — and quarterly wins and losses — to see if you're up to date on the industry
by Inman Feb 18
Realogy hires Visa executive Melissa McSherry as its new COO
Realogy has added former Visa executive Melissa McSherry to its ranks. In her new role as COO, McSherry will help craft Realogy's product and technology strategy
by Marian McPherson Feb 17
Realogy draws $8B in 2021 revenue, $2B in Q4, as market share grows
Strong transaction, sales volume and market share growth boosted Realogy's revenue as CEO Ryan Schneider says platforms like Zillow are company's true competitors
by Marian McPherson Feb 17
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
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
Tech alone won’t transform real estate: Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider
Ahead of his appearance at Inman Connect New York in April, Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider shares how digitization is at the center of brokerages' and agents' survival in the years to come
by Marian McPherson Mar 29
Realogy finalizes $210M Title Resources Guaranty deal
Realogy finalized the sale of Title Resources Guaranty to Centerbridge partners on Tuesday. The company will maintain a 30 percent stake in the company
by Marian McPherson Mar 29
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
5 tactics to convert referral leads like a Realogy 'Masters Cup' winner
The brokers from this year's winning Realogy teams, Dr. Susan Jenkins of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Native American Group and Nick Pasquini of Century 21 Redwood Realty, spoke with Inman about some of their secrets to success with converting referral leads
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 12
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
Brokerages that fail to evolve may get cut out of loop, top leaders warn
Realogy Expansion Brands CEO Sherry Chris and Compass US Region President Neda Navab said the brokerage of the future is one that prioritizes innovation and embracing change
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 19
Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider: Make no mistake, 'Zillow is a competitor'
Ryan Schneider said Zillow is competing with agents and lamented they're still writing checks to the company. 'It is a shame our industry let those companies get created,' Schneider said at ICNY
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 20
Inman Connect returns: Big parties, tech's reckoning and a Zillow pile-on
The informative and, at times, raucous event wrapped up this week after a two-year, pandemic-forced hiatus — and highlighted all the ways the real estate industry is still evolving
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 25
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
Compass dethrones Realogy as top brokerage in T3 Sixty Mega 1000
EXp Realty took the top spot for transaction sides. Both it and Compass grew sides and volume by hundreds of percent over the past year, according to real estate analysis and consulting firm T3 Sixty
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 28
Realogy builds on last year's revenue growth with Q1 earnings
The real estate holding company reported $1.6B in revenue, an $88M — or 6% — uptick over the first quarter of 2021 during a quarterly call Thursday that effectively kicked off earnings season for real estate stocks
by Ben Verde Apr 28
Judge in Realogy-Compass suit steps down due to Compass listing dispute
New York Supreme Court Justice Barry Ostrager recused himself from the long simmering case on Tuesday, 3 months after his co-op went under contract with a Compass broker
by Marian McPherson Apr 28
Kindness, trust and collaboration: Sherry Chris on ERA as it turns 50
Realogy Expansion Brands CEO Sherry Chris reflects on ERA Real Estate's 50th anniversary and shares the 3 keys to creating a brand that thrives
by Marian McPherson Apr 29
RealScout scores first place at Realogy innovation summit
RealScout has won the summit's $25,000 award. The platform will be added to Realogy's Open Ecosystem, which enables the brand's affiliated agents to use RealScout, among other vendors
by Marian McPherson May 11
Realogy changes name to Anywhere
Announced Thursday, the brand and logo refresh aims to 'reimagine the consumer experience at any point in the real estate transaction journey,' according to executives at an Investor Day event
by Brad Inman May 12
'I'm with Anywhere': Agents await direction on where Realogy is going
Realogy rebranded as Anywhere on Thursday, surprising agents, industry leaders and branding experts, who were mostly upbeat about what the new name means for the company's trajectory
by Marian McPherson May 13
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
Where is Anywhere headed? Toe-to-toe with Zillow
A week after announcing Realogy's rebrand as Anywhere, CEO Ryan Schneider shared his plan for beating Zillow at direct-to-consumer business on Thursday at Inman Connect Now
by Marian McPherson Today 8:26 A.M.