Real Estate News
Police handcuffed and searched a black Realtor and his client. Now the agent is suing Cincinnati
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:45:40
'My hope is that no professional is treated the way I was that day,' Movement Realty agent Jerry Isham told Inman. read more»

Baird & Warner CEO: ‘The buyer should pay the buyer agent’
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:16:26
Steve Baird, the CEO of the 160-year-old Chicago-based brokerage, speaks exclusively to Inman about staying relevant in the face of competitive forces. read more»

Quicken sets multiple company records during best quarter ever
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:36:21
The lender originated more than $10 billion in loans each month in the second quarter of 2019. read more»

Property management platform TurboTenant clinches $6.5M
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 9:18:37
TurboTenant allows landlords to syndicate listings, manage leads, and vet and accept applications online. read more»

Agent-matching site HomeLight snaps up digital mortgage lender
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 8:59:19
Homelight's acquisition of Eave will allow the startup to offer loans to buyers across California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas. read more»

Zillow alleges public record fees are ‘unconstitutional’ in new suit
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 7:24:20
The machinery of Zillow's empire runs on public records. read more»

International buyers are spending a lot less in the US
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 7:00:49
A slowing global economy and a shortage of available stateside homes contributed to a slowdown in purchases from foreign buyers, according to a new NAR report. read more»

Building permits drop in June
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 5:52:11
The number of privately owned housing units authorized by building permits dropped 6.1 percent from May to June and fell 6.6 percent year-over-year.  read more»

Vacasa hires new financial and security chiefs
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 5:00:49
The new hires will serve in C-suite positions and have backgrounds at big-name tech companies, suggesting the vacation rental startup is in it to win it. read more»

Fifth Wall Ventures announces new $500M proptech fund
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 4:30:30
Fifth Wall Ventures announced Wednesday it successfully hit its $500 million goal for a second proptech fund. The Opendoor- and Blend-backer now has 48 global limited partners across a number of proptech subsectors, giving startups access to some of the industry's top builders and management companies. read more»

3 tips for newbies from ‘Million Dollar Listing LA’ star James Harris
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 2:38:56
Learn what “Million Dollar Listing LA” star James Harris’ top tips for up-and-coming agents are here. read more»

How to talk to clients about iBuyers
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 2:16:51
Everyone's abuzz about iBuyers and their threat to the real estate industry. But the reality behind the hype is more complex, as a couple of recent news stories show. Here are three quick ideas on how to use these stories to highlight your own value as a full-service agent. read more»

‘We haven’t seen much movement’: KW president on early iBuyer results
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 0:44:09
Long the frontman for the company’s technology development, Josh Team stepped into a new role this year as president of Keller Williams, answering directly to CEO Gary Keller. read more»

‘Honey, stop the car!’ 12 listing description cliches we’re over
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 0:02:32
In addition to the silly and useless “Honey, stop the car!” here are a few other old, tired and confusing terms that agents really need to retire.  read more»

EXCLUSIVE: KW partners with DocuSign to improve transaction management
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:00:27
Keller Williams is integrating its proprietary customer relationship management tool with DocuSign, an e-signature and transaction management platform. read more»

MoxiWorks brings on former Zillow, NAR execs to help brokers weather ‘tech storm’
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:59:23
Brokerage-owned real estate technology firm MoxiWorks brought on industry veterans Kirsten Wanshura and Heather Glass to act as trusted technology advisers for brokerages. read more»

Short-term rental firm iTrip Vacations expands to Silicon Valley
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:28:14
The newly created iTrip Vacations San Jose will serve its namesake city, as well as the surrounding communities of Cupertino, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Gatos. read more»

‘Former Fox & Friends’ host flees US amid probe into RE deals
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:31:54
Clayton Morris and his wife fled for a coastal town in Portugal in the midst of pending lawsuits involving recent real estate deals. read more»