California Regional MLS launches venture fund, invests in Perchwell
CRMLS CEO Art Carter says the fund will serve agents' and brokers' need for 'high-quality technology that enables them to do their jobs without worrying about how their data gets used'
How do male luxury agents stay svelte? Hint: Don't rule out Spanx
Any luxury real estate agent will tell you there's a certain expectation to maintain an appearance that evokes luxury and a particular lifestyle. Will Spanx for male agents be the next step?
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 19
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
@properties CEO on the ups and downs of being an indie brokerage
'Cards get stacked against indies,' said Thad Wong, @properties co-founder and co-CEO, during Connect Now when discussing the challenges of being an independent brokerage
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 16
The Agency launches its 25th franchise in Denver
The franchise will be the brokerage's second in Colorado, and will be led by Kacey Bingham and Jared Blank, formerly of LIV Sotheby's International Realty
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 16
Portfolio of historic Michigan mansions lists for $3.49M
The 8 homes, which are located in the Upper Peninsula and date to the early 1900s, are ripe for investment as short-term rentals
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 11
What does the word 'luxury' even mean in 2021? Agents have their say
More than a dozen agents weighed in with Inman in October on what 'luxury' means in the wake of a life-threatening virus, economic uncertainty and a rapidly growing wealth gap
Keller Williams, Sotheby's leaders on structuring teams for success
Like people, teams come in all different shapes and sizes. Brian Fairweather of the Spears Group and Matt Patulski of the Heyl Group share their strategies for building a team
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 29
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
Jade Mills, Dolly Lenz inducted into Golden I Hall of Fame
This year's Luxury Connect Golden I winners was announced on Monday, with trailblazing brokers Jade Mills and Dolly Lenz joining the Golden I Club Hall of Fame
by Marian McPherson Oct 25
The luxury home of the future is all about blurring boundaries
A deep integration with nature, more space and high-end smart home features are just some of the things luxury buyers will demand in their future homes
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 25
'Conjuring' homeowners asked for ghosts' permission to do renovations
The owners of the country's most famous haunted house, a 285-year-old Rhode Island estate made famous by the 2013 horror flick 'The Conjuring,' is on the market for $1.2M
by Marian McPherson Sep 24
Largest indie in Brevard, Florida, joins ONE Sotheby's International
Founded in 1965, National Realty of Brevard is now ONE Sotheby's 22nd office along Florida's east coast
by Libertina Brandt Sep 16
200-year-old blacksmith shop-turned-home hits the market
The property dates to 1800 and sits on 2.2 acres of wooded land in Chester, New York
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
‘The burnout is real’: Team leaders share how they’re fighting back
Team leaders at Sotheby's and Keller Williams discussed steps their teams are taking to finish the summer strong at Inman Connect on Tuesday
by Daniel Houston Jul 20
A 29-year-old agent just surpassed $1B in career sales. Here's how
Jonathan Spears began his career in real estate as an assistant at a foreclosure firm and now leads one of Northwest Florida’s most successful teams
by Libertina Brandt Jun 30
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
How to take advantage of the backup offer on both sides of the transaction
Agents told Inman that they typically only see a small proportion of backup offers become primary offers, but the tactic can still prove beneficial for both seller and backup buyer
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's one-time LA home lists for $1M
Rumor has it that Cobain wrote much of Nirvana's final album, "In Utero," in this Hollywood Hills fixer upper
Compass faces fourth lawsuit since initial public offering
Former Compass agents Todd and Lisa Sheppard have filed a class-action suit against the brokerage for allegedly price-fixing and making unfair commission deductions
by Marian McPherson May 4
Realogy opens Inclusive Ownership program to 5 more brands
After a successful rollout at Coldwell Banker, Realogy is expanding the diversity initiative to all of its franchise brands starting April 27
by Marian McPherson Apr 27
Sotheby's launches new global ad campaign
The campaign is dubbed 'Nothing Compares' and will roll out in 75 countries
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 21
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
Tom Cruise lists his adventure-primed Telluride estate for $39.5M
The secluded estate sits on 320 acres of land and is surrounded by a forest of aspens
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 12
Palm Beach estate sells for $94M
The estate was previously owned by the billionaire Ziff family and took at least 2 price drops over the course of 6 years to sell. It was one of the priciest real estate listings in the US
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 10
Sotheby's secured $150B in sales volume during 2020
Sotheby's International Realty CEO Philip White said the company's growth is due to their investment in virtual reality and their in-house referral network
by Marian McPherson Feb 25
NextHome named No. 1 franchise in North America, KW nabs 2nd place
The company improved its standing from 2020 when it earned top franchise in the real estate category but just third franchise overall
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 12
Miami agent Jeff Miller shares the spark behind his 20-year career
ONE Sotheby's International Realty agent Jeff Miller shares how a summer job at 10 years old sparked a stellar real estate career
by Marian McPherson Feb 9
Lend a hand: How 7 agents keep giving back to their communities
Amid everything else they do for their own businesses and families, these agents have found ways to continually help their communities through socially distant outdoor events, food drives and more
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 25
Sandra Bullock sells Tybee Island estate below asking at $4.2M
After sitting on the market for nearly 2 years, Bullock accepted an offer for her estate that was about $2.33M below the original asking price
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 25
Boston home atop Underground Railroad hits the market for $10.7M
The 1827-built property is an impeccably preserved Federal-style home in Boston's Beacon Hill, and it contains a bunker that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 22