Ramsey vs. eXp: The coaching company takes aim at the brokerage
Ramsey Solutions has given eXp Realty agents a startling choice: Switch brokerages or stop getting leads from the well-known coaching firm
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 11
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
RE/MAX CEO on why agents need a data-driven approach to sales
RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos told Inman Connect attendees on Thursday, 'You can't help people if you have fragmented or incorrect data'
'You have to manufacture your own inventory': RE/MAX CEO
RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos spoke to Inman about what agents can do when new homes are slow to hit the market and revealed his thoughts on his brokerage's commission splits
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
How COVID made agents rethink retirement, workload and more
Many real estate professionals say the pandemic made them reconsider things like when they want to retire and work-life balance, while others say the last year has just made them want to double down on work
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 28
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
RealScout adds ClimateCheck data to platform
RealScout's addition of climate risk data into its platform follows a recent trend of real estate companies adding similar data to their portals as homebuyers become increasingly concerned about climate change risk
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
Adam Contos shares the 3 principles behind RE/MAX's success
RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos shares how his career as a Marine and Special Weapons And Tactics leader informs how he leads, recruits and thinks about success
by Marian McPherson Jul 22
What you need to know about luxury real estate in Alaska
'We have always beat to a different drum in that our market does not typically follow the lower 48,' RE/MAX broker Janelle Pfleiger told Inman
RE/MAX adds 5 new vendors to marketplace platform
1800 Business Cards, eLead Network, Payload, RateMyAgent and Stagerie have joined the RE/MAX Marketplace. The platform now has more than 110 vendors
by Marian McPherson Jul 23
'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
11 shipping containers were used to build this eco-friendly home
RE/MAX agent Louise James told Inman the recycled, eco-friendly home, which hit the market for $2M, will only grow in popularity as efforts to conserve energy gain steam
RE/MAX sees revenue and agent count inching upward in Q2
New earnings report reveals RE/MAX revenue grew 48 percent year over year by the end of June, while its total number of agents hit 140,201
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 4
Major acquisition leads RE/MAX to boost in Q2 earnings
The acquisition of RE/MAX Integra North America and growth of its AI-app First led RE/MAX to a strong second quarter, according to a Thursday post-earnings call
by Marian McPherson Aug 5
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
A handshake in the midst of action
The real estate giant keeps building on its position as the lone national franchisor in the mortgage broker channel
by Matt Carter Aug 10
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
New Jersey luxury RE/MAX franchise acquires indie competitor
The newly combined company will have five offices in the Jersey Shore region, and it will focus on the luxury end of the market
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 16
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
RE/MAX sues its own broker for allegedly recruiting 41 agents to eXp
Real estate franchisor alleges half of the agents under Jimmy Dulin jumped ship to eXp at his prodding even though he was under contract with RE/MAX
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 26
The best marketing ideas come from agents in the field
Abby Lee, senior vice president of marketing and communications at RE/MAX, shares how she got into the field and why the best feedback comes straight from agents
NAR vs. DOJ: A timeline of the battle as it stretches into 4th year
An analysis of the association's petition offers a step-by-step timeline of the events leading up to the DOJ's launch of a new investigation of NAR rules
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 16
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
RE/MAX debuts revamped, mobile-first agent education platform
The new RE/MAX University platform has a mobile-friendly layout, recommendation algorithm and virtual coaching bot that helps users navigate the app
by Marian McPherson Oct 13
'Party with the beast': RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos on his book debut
In his first book, 'Start With A Win,' Adam Contos talks about how to combat fear — 'the beast,' as he calls it — with love and create win-win situations in business and life
by Marian McPherson Oct 20
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
Don't punt on real estate investing: San Francisco 49ers placekicker
Ex-NFL placekicker Doug Brien, now of Mynd, and Gary Beasley of Roofstock told Inman Connect Las Vegas guests they should feel confident investing in single-family rentals
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
3 keys to a successful 2022: Video, consumer education and diversity
Focusing on video content, educating the community and increasing industry diversity are all integral to success in the new year, speakers at Inman Connect Las Vegas said Thursday
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
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
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
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
RE/MAX delivers record Q3 revenue amid RE/MAX Integra acquisition
The record quarter was largely driven by the company's purchase in July of RE/MAX Integra, a $235M deal that marked the largest franchise acquisition in the brokerage's history
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 22
RE/MAX CEO: Balanced housing market, seasonal norms will return
RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos stressed during a third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that the company's recent investments are beginning to pay off and that it's on firm footing for 2022
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 23
The 10 hottest housing markets to watch in 2022
The top US housing markets for 2022 are mostly affordable tech hubs with outdoor recreational opportunities that have become attractive alternatives to pricier coastal markets of late
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
RE/MAX in 2022: Modernizing the franchise model, teams and more
Creating a more robust teams structure, filtering out the industry noise and innovating the franchise model are all major challenges the brokerage will face in the coming year
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 22
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
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
Former RE/MAX executive joins Buffini & Company
Nation's largest agent training company leans on Amy Somerville's experience as a trainer, national presenter as its new vice president
by Taylor Anderson Jan 10
Adam Contos set to depart RE/MAX, Stephen Joyce named interim CEO
RE/MAX board member Stephen Joyce will take over as interim CEO as RE/MAX searches for a permanent replacement. Nick Bailey and Ward Morrison will take on larger roles
by Marian McPherson Jan 11
RE/MAX Holdings' Stephen Joyce: 5 facts to know about the interim CEO
On Tuesday, RE/MAX Holdings CEO Adam Contos announced he was leaving the company after 19 years. Here's everything you need to know about the new man in charge, Stephen Joyce
by Marian McPherson Jan 12
New RE/MAX ad campaign highlights importance of agents in tough times
In honor of agents' tenacity during the pandemic, RE/MAX launched on Tuesday a new ad campaign that highlights all the hard work it takes to make consumers' dreams come true
by Marian McPherson Jan 18
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
Tap into your local luxury market with networking and authenticity
It takes time and dedication to build the right connections and show off one's authenticity, Ige Johnson of RE/MAX Generation and Josh Tucker of Corcoran HM Properties say
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 25
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?
Offerpad stock reaches lowest level ever on Wall Street before rebound
It’s not the only publicly traded real estate brand to face headwinds in the market in January, but it is leading the pack
by Taylor Anderson Jan 28
RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos speaks out on why he decided to leave
RE/MAX Holdings CEO Adam Contos dished on his decision to leave the franchisor and explained how kindness is key to good leadership at an Inman Connect Now session Thursday
by Marian McPherson Feb 17
RE/MAX tallies strong Q4 on wings of 2021 franchise acquisition
RE/MAX Holdings reported rising revenues and profits despite difficulty in growing its agent count in the United States, according to Q4 and year-end results released Wednesday
by Marian McPherson Feb 23
What to watch as RE/MAX's R4 conference unfolds this week
The company is set to begin a new chapter as CEO Adam Contos departs and big changes sweep across the broader industry
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 28
RE/MAX founder Dave Liniger set to open 20 Daddy's Chicken Shacks
Liniger purchased 20 franchised locations in Denver and Phoenix of Daddy's Chicken Shack, a popular West Coast fast food chain. Liniger has been part of its board of directors since 2021
by Marian McPherson Mar 1
RE/MAX's Ige Johnson walked into a tanning salon. The rest is history
The broker-owner of the Ige Johnson Group at RE/MAX dished on breaking into luxury, the red-hot Houston market and her bustling Beauty Bar business ahead of Inman Connect New York
by Ben Verde Apr 8
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
A door swinging open
Broker Jimmy Dulin also alleges a noncompete clause in RE/MAX's franchise agreements effectively locks brokers with multiple RE/MAX offices into the franchise perpetually
Famed coach Brian Buffini urges agents not to fear iBuyers
On the RE/MAX R4 stage this week, former RE/MAX agent and famed real estate coach Brian Buffini shared why agents shouldn't worry about iBuyers and why relationships remain supreme
by Marian McPherson Mar 3
The Agency welcomes Muskoka, Ontario to franchise network
The addition marks the latest expansion into Canada, with outposts in Ottawa and Montreal, among the most recent franchises. The Agency also operates in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary
Say goodbye to the starter home
As millions of Americans go in search of their first home this spring, many may find that the starter homes they once envisioned now have long-term home prices. Now what?
by Ben Verde Mar 15
How to skirt the bidding war: Agents share their strategies
In today’s competitive market, houses in all price ranges are drawing multiple offers, leaving many buyers in the lurch and exhausting agents. Here’s how some pros are getting by
by Ben Verde Apr 1
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
RE/MAX enlists SUCCESS Coaching exec to lead West Coast operations
SUCCESS Coaching executive Ben Fairfield has joined RE/MAX as vice president of region development for the West Coast, overseeing franchise growth across 15 states
by Marian McPherson 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
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
RE/MAX revenue jumps in Q1 thanks to rising home prices
The company turned a profit during the first quarter of the year, though its agent count only ticked upward modestly, according to earnings released Thursday
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 28
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