What a Compass IPO might mean for the company — and the industry
Opinion
There’s little doubt that Compass will go public eventually. How will that impact the tech-forward brokerage and the industry at large?
by Jay Thompson Jul 15
Compass is on a hiring spree to meet increasing market demand
After laying off nearly 375 staffers in March, the company has more than 160 openings. It tells Inman that it's a sign of the returning market
by Patrick Kearns Jun 23
Compass is hiring a securities attorney — is an IPO next?
The tasks outlined in the job description include the 'timely satisfaction of SEC and stock exchange compliance and reporting obligations'
by Patrick Kearns Jun 16
Learn to love your CRM: 11 simple daily tasks to master
Opinion
Robert Reffkin mentioned at Inman Connect Now that only 20% of agents use a CRM in a meaningful way. From lack of time to feature bloat, adoption is a challenge, but one new work habit each day can help
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 9
Judge allows Realogy lawsuit against Compass to continue
Judge Barry Ostrager denied Compass' motion to dismiss the complaint and attempt to compel the two sides into arbitration concerning certain claims in the lawsuit
by Patrick Kearns Jun 8
Compass CEO encourages agents to spend billions with Black vendors
Robert Reffkin is inviting his company’s approximately 15,000 agents to guide 15% of their spend to Black-owned companies or vendors
by Patrick Kearns Jun 8
Here's why Compass chose to buy Contactually over other CRMs
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin gave a peek behind one of the biggest tech decisions at Compass of the past few years during a discussion at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Jun 3
Compass CEO: 'It’s OK to not be OK in this time'
Robert Reffkin, one of the few African American leaders in the real estate industry, discussed how agents and allies can help the Black community
by Patrick Kearns Jun 3
Real estate leaders speak out against racism as protests grow nationwide
CEOs at Compass, Keller Williams, Redfin and Zillow, among others, detailed steps their companies are taking to address racism in the real estate industry and inside their offices
by Patrick Kearns Jun 1
They hate their homes, and they want out — NOW!
Real estate agents say quarantine has convinced homeowners that they need more rooms, a backyard and plenty of kitchen space — and they want it all now
by Lillian Dickerson May 22
Compass CEO says company has spent 'hundreds of millions' on tech
Robert Reffkin told CNBC that the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the shift to tech-enabled businesses
by Patrick Kearns May 21
Compass is seeing a huge uptick in single-family home searches
Appearing on CNBC, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin said suburbs and second-home markets will be the real winners when the market returns
by Patrick Kearns Apr 28
Compass launches video editor to increase virtual tours
In-person real estate activity is still banned in many markets in which the real estate brokerage operates
by Patrick Kearns Apr 27
Compass cuts salaries and admin staff hours
The move comes at the same time the company continues to add new agents, even during a market slowdown
by Patrick Kearns Apr 22
Compass 'can sustain a downturn for 6 months, 8 months, 9 months'
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin also conceded that the downturn hitting the housing market is going to drive some agents and discounters out of the real estate industry
by Patrick Kearns Apr 15
Compass upgrades marketing center for real estate agents
The company has been rolling out and revealing new technology at a frequent pace
by Patrick Kearns Apr 13
Compass launches customizable drip campaign platform
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls 'Action Plans' the most significant CRM feature since the CRM's launch
by Patrick Kearns Apr 8
Home has never been more important
Opinion
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin shares his thoughts on why the concept of 'home' matters so much right now
by Robert Reffkin Apr 7
Compass is launching virtual services to keep agents in business
The platform is aimed at keeping business going as some states issue stay-at-home orders
by Patrick Kearns Apr 1
Real estate leaders reveal their vulnerabilities
Opinion
At this time, many of us are more willing to be vulnerable — letting our guard down is actually helping us get through this
by Brad Inman Mar 30
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin urges agents to use their CRMs
Reffkin's comments come as agents grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and its massive economic fallout
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 25
Compass lays off 15% of staff amid coronavirus 'economic standstill'
CEO Robert Reffkin said Monday in a letter that COVID-19 has created 'one of the most challenging and uncertain moments in our lifetimes'
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 23
Foreign real estate 'ground to a halt' amid virus outbreak: DelPrete
Analyst Mike DelPrete said in the latest episode of the Daily Dispatch podcast that the data indicates 'there's going to be a very dramatic drop off in real estate volumes'
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 23
Daily Dispatch: Brad Inman and Compass CEO Robert Reffkin
Compass CEO gets serious about covid-19 and its business effects
by Inman Mar 23
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls on Congress to provide aid to agents
Reffkin argued coronavirus aid shouldn't be limited to W-2 workers. The National Association of Realtors has also said it is working to ensure aid packages to benefit agents
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 19
Here's how Compass is guiding employees through crisis
Robert Reffkin, the CEO of Compass, calls it a 'historic time none of us will ever forget'
by Patrick Kearns Mar 16