Zillow’s war chest is ready for acquisitions: What’s next?

Remember the days of the under-the-radar, hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars deals such as the Zillow-Trulia marriage and News Corp buying realtor.com? We are in a similar environment now, but this time, there is no question that deals are in the works an…

The real estate industry locks horns

The real estate industry is butting heads in ways I have not witnessed in 25 years. This is a bighorn square off with some mighty young challengers entering the fray.

Recode co-founder Kara Swisher to speak at Inman Connect San Francisco

She will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 20. Let the fireworks begin. The title of her session is: “What is Right and Wrong with Silicon Valley?”

When Compass plays hardball, become an Avenger

Disruptors are invading the real estate industry, but traditional brokerages can fight back.

How to pivot like a champion: Gary Keller on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco

His session at Inman Connect San Francisco, dubbed “How to Pivot like a Champion,” takes place on the main stage on Thursday, July 19, at 9:30 a.m.

The trinity of capital, passion and brains is rocking real estate

As I was sitting in the speaker’s room backstage at the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) hearing on competitiveness in the real estate industry, I could not get a particular question out of my head: Does any of this even matter?

Triumph of the nerd: how eXp Realty’s founder built a $1 billion business

EXp Realty’s founder Glenn Sanford, a Keller Williams vet-turned-competitor, has found success by embracing his geeky side. Now he’s got a ‘Big Bang’-sized hit on his hands.

Consumers get duped on highjacked listings — I did twice

The state of New York is reportedly even considering outlawing the practice. In the face of this legal threat, I’ve noticed better disclosures by portals about listings. But it’s still very confusing.

Be the future of real estate

This summer is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco, when 100,000 young people descended on the City by the Bay. It was an exciting, ebullient time that shaped art, culture, education and politics around the world for decades to …

NAR, take the high road in Washington, D.C.

This week when the National Association of Realtors board of directors gathers in Washington, D.C., for its annual midyear conference, the NAR leadership has an historic opportunity to bridge the gap within a divided organization. (Among other things, …