LeadingRE retracts support of NAR listing attribution proposal
After broker feedback, indie brokerage network says its updated stance is 'neutral'
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 12
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
RE/MAX's Motto Mortgage up and running in 38 states
The real estate giant keeps building on its position as the lone national franchisor in the mortgage broker channel
by Matt Carter 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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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'
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
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
RE/MAX makes largest franchise acquisition in company history
RE/MAX has acquired North American regions from RE/MAX Integra, its largest franchisee. The announcement comes alongside news that Chief Customer Officer Nick Bailey is being promoted to president
by Marian McPherson Jun 3
Why are so many teams suddenly joining eXp Realty?
Recent months have seen team after team decamping for eXp. The leaders of those teams say they were persuaded by lucrative revenue sharing options and by watching fellow agents switch first
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 3
RE/MAX launches First app to help agents find new listings
Since its rollout as a RE/MAX app in 2020, the RE/MAX's artificial intelligence-powered First app has identified resulted in over 33,000 more listings for agents, according to the company
by Marian McPherson Jun 1
RE/MAX becomes latest LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance partner
With the new partnership, RE/MAX agents will have access to LGBTQ-focused training about fair housing, diversity and inclusion
by Marian McPherson Jun 1
RE/MAX sues eXp Realty over recruitment, 'false advertising'
The suit claims eXp tried to solicit franchisees whose contracts with RE/MAX weren't over yet, and that it misrepresented RE/MAX's commission splits, among other things
by Jim Dalrymple II May 24
How to generate listings by using buyers as a lead magnet
Jimmy Burgess, Kaciana Champlin and Katie Day tackle how agents can use old-school tactics in new-school ways at Inman Connect Now
by Andrea V. Brambila May 19
RE/MAX to launch in-person coaching tour this summer
The 13-city tour starting in June will feature Tom Ferry, Jared James and Wayne Fredrick in mastermind-style events for agents inside and outside of RE/MAX
by Marian McPherson May 13
Why are real estate company share prices falling despite good news?
Many real estate companies have reported stronger-than-expected earnings in recent weeks, but their share prices keep dropping
by Jim Dalrymple II May 7
RE/MAX predicts banner year with tech, mortgage investments
RE/MAX's Friday earnings call focused on the company's 2021 trajectory, with Motto Mortgage, booj and other tech investments powering growth, according to the company
by Marian McPherson May 7
RE/MAX sees small revenue bump, but adds lots of agents in Q1
The company's total agent count increased 6.4 percent, to 140,214 agents. And it brought in $72.3 million in revenue
by Jim Dalrymple II May 6
How to navigate multiple offers: It comes down to money
From thoroughly vetting buyer finances to learning all about 'option money,' speakers at Connect Now shared how agents can help their sellers accept the best offer
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 20
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
RE/MAX's largest franchisee adds 11 new offices with merger
RE/MAX Gold Nation has merged with Oregon-based RE/MAX Equity Group. With the merger, Gold Nation now operates in five states
by Marian McPherson Apr 14
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
5 people to watch at RE/MAX as franchisor counts on investment pay-off
RE/MAX intends to keep its agent productivity throne and expects its tech acquisitions in the last couple of years to boost its bottom line in 2021
High-performing RE/MAX team joins eXp Realty
The Lahey Group operates in the Washington, DC, area. The move is the second big get for eXp in less than a week
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 6
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
RE/MAX launches new agent healthcare program
The program promises to give agents, brokers, managers and their families access to PPO coverage from Aetna
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 25
RE/MAX exec on shifting market: 'Have a savings account'
Nick Bailey also warned agents that there's no 'get rich quick schemes' in real estate at the company's R4 event
by Patrick Kearns Mar 25
RE/MAX debuts new data company
RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos unveiled the new company, G73, and revealed the brokerage's evolving data strategy Wednesday at its annual R4 convention in Orlando
by Patrick Kearns Mar 24
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
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
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
Two high-powered teams join major NorCal indie Sereno
The Bay Area-based Watson-Marshall Group is jumping ship from Compass, while the Margaretich Team on the California-Nevada border is leaving RE/MAX
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 3
Black Lives Matter pressured RE/MAX Platinum to fire me: Agent
Michigan Realtor Rick Beaudin alleges in a lawsuit filed against the brokerage that an 'unknown BLM representative' pressured RE/MAX of Michigan to fire the agent. The complaint lists 'Black Lives Matter Unknown Associate' as a defendant
Fees, acquisitions and Motto: 3 takeaways from RE/MAX's earnings
During the company's Friday morning earnings call, the company revealed more granular detail on the company's strategies for 2021
by Patrick Kearns Feb 26
RE/MAX just beats Q4 expectations
The company's own growth investments held the top-line numbers back, but RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos believes the brokerage will see a payoff in 2021
by Patrick Kearns 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
Growth among 5 biggest challenges RE/MAX faces in 2021
The company also needs to prove its technology investments have been worth the effort and continue to grow Motto Mortgage
by Patrick Kearns Feb 16
RE/MAX exec dispels 'myths' around Zillow's ShowingTime acquisition
Nick Bailey has a message for agents concerned about the move: 'Don't panic'
by Patrick Kearns Feb 15
A bad buying experience launched this RE/MAX agent's career
Not having the best agent experience when he bought his first home 'lit the fire underneath' Jared Housier and inspired him to make the process better for other buyers
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 15
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
RE/MAX starts displaying buyers' agent commission on listings
The move comes in the wake of the agreement between NAR and DOJ concerning Realtor competition
by Patrick Kearns Jan 29
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
Real Estate Webmasters teams up with RE/MAX INTEGRA in Canada
The partnership will give thousands of Canadian agents discounted access to REW's new Renaissance platform
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 12
RE/MAX launches new ad campaign highlighting real estate agents
'The Right Agent Every Step of the Way' campaign follows on the heels of last year's ads, which highlighted the importance of human connection in the real estate transaction
by Patrick Kearns Jan 11
11 CEOs on 2021: More mergers, more pressure and more growth
The chief executives of Zillow, Redfin, Realogy and more predict what's in store for the new year, including industry consolidation and even more technology acceleration
by Patrick Kearns 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
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
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
Pandemic relocation, confidence driving Canadian market: RE/MAX
RE/MAX predicts that the average price of a single-family home in Canada will grow by 4 to 6 percent in 2021