Compass dramatically trims losses, sees rocketing revenue in Q2
The brokerage lost $7M last quarter, a vast improvement over both the previous quarter and last year. The results earned plaudits from investors
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 9
'We didn't know anything': The key moment that transformed Compass
During a 90-minute interview on NPR's 'How I Built This,' Compass CEO Robert Reffkin shared his life story and the defining moment that changed his company's trajectory
by Marian McPherson Jul 28
Compass is launching its own mortgage company, OriginPoint
OriginPoint will provide origination services to consumers in select Compass markets by the end of 2021, marking the brokerage's latest move toward an end-to-end transaction
by Marian McPherson Jul 13
What's a SPOA? The management concept Compass CEO Robert Reffkin can't live without
The fast-growing brokerage and its CEO Robert Reffkin have developed an approach called 'Single Point of Accountability' that sees 1 person tasked with driving projects forward
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 1
Compass CEO not ready to kiss brick-and-mortar locations goodbye
At Inman Connect on Tuesday, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin shared what post-IPO life is like, his plans to expand Compass' tech offerings and why the office isn't going away
by Marian McPherson Jun 15
7 reasons you don’t want to miss Inman Connect next week
CEOs of Opendoor, Compass, Realogy, The Agency, RE/MAX, and more will speak at the virtual Inman Connect next week. Join us!
by Inman Jun 8
Robert Reffkin’s MasterClass offers a crash course in real estate basics
The Compass CEO's Masterclass features 16 sessions covering the ins-and-outs of homebuying and selling, and how to start a career in real estate
by Marian McPherson May 27
Compass reports $1.1B in quarterly revenue in first public earnings report
A hot housing market pushed Compass' revenue up 80% year over year, as the company aims to reduce its net losses and gain market share
by Marian McPherson May 12
Compass readies for first earnings report after a turbulent month
As Compass gears up for its first-ever earnings call on May 12, here's a review of the brokerage's first month as a publicly traded company — including acquisitions, lawsuits and stock market highs and lows
by Marian McPherson May 11
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
Compass stock closes at $20.15 per share on first day on the market
The brokerage saw its stock pop as high as $22 before closing at $20.15, an 11.9% jump from the public offering price
by Marian McPherson Apr 1
Compass IPO, priced at $18 per share, opens at $21.25 on NYSE
Compass began trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange after noon on Thursday, opening with a valuation around $8B for the tech-enabled brokerage
by Marian McPherson Apr 1
What to watch for as Compass goes public: an Inman guide
After years of speculation, Compass' initial public offering is set for Thursday. Here's how it's likely to unfold, and what to watch for as it does
by Marian McPherson Mar 31
Compass cuts IPO price range to $18-$19 per share from $23-$26
In advance of tomorrow's long-awaited IPO, the brokerage also slashed the number of shares it expects to sell to 25 million from its initial goal of 36 million
by Marian McPherson Mar 31
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
5 big challenges for REX Real Estate in 2021
The well-connected discount brokerage is trying to raise more funding and grow its business as it takes on industry behemoths NAR and Zillow
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 29
Compass IPO will price shares between $23 and $26
The brokerage and tech company is eyeing a $10B valuation as it gets ready to go public
by Patrick Kearns Mar 23
'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
Can't stay away: Tomer Fridman returns to Compass
After spending a little over one month at Hilton & Hyland, the broker and his 11-person team have made a reversal and returned to Compass
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 15
Compass sues REBNY, alleges conspiracy with other brokerages
Compass says the New York organization has worked with Douglas Elliman and the Corcoran Group to "thwart competitors" and "smother" competition
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 12
Compass launches new listing presentation tools
The company's S-1 filing emphasized its agent-facing tools as it prepares to go public
by Patrick Kearns Mar 11
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
Here's what Compass paid for its biggest acquisitions
Compass' S-1 filing includes details on acquisitions dating back to the headline-grabbing 2018 purchase of Pacific Union International
by Patrick Kearns Mar 2
READ: Robert Reffkin's letter announcing Compass' public debut
'I started Compass because of my mom, Ruth,' the CEO of the soon-to-be-public firm wrote in an SEC filing
by Patrick Kearns Mar 1
Compass S-1 filing reveals $3.7B in revenue in 2020
The company also posted a net loss of $270.2M in 2020, according to the filing
by Patrick Kearns Mar 1
Compass moves deeper into closing services with KVS Title acquisition
Even as it prepares to go public, Compass hasn't shied away from building through acquisition
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
NYC leasing firm Bold joins Compass
The acquisition shows Compass is still bullish on New York City's recovery
by Patrick Kearns Feb 16
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
Why the Compass IPO will be successful
Opinion
Compass never spouted ideas about blockchain, iBuying or agent robots. Instead, it touted branding, culture and light tech, but within the box of a 120-year-old business model
by Brad Inman Jan 15