Heard it through the grapevine

The realty gossip mill is buzzing these days with rumors about Zillow, Keller Williams and NRT.

Gary Keller and his fight for the soul of the real estate galaxy

Gary Keller has embarked on the risky journey of reshaping Keller Williams around his technology vision. The fate of the universe is not at stake, but Keller’s legacy might be.

The sacred pact of cooperation between brokers is unraveling

In the end, broker cooperation becomes less and less important. The listing business, as we know it, will be much smaller. Buyers will compete with institutions, and agents will deliver on-demand service or risk being left out.

Why did Zillow sue Compass? It’s more complicated than you think

Zillow is suing Compass because it worries about anybody who is focused on using technology to reduce the time, stress and uncertainty it takes to buy and sell properties.

Home is where the heart is — and the office, mall and movie theater

Our homes have changed, becoming more complicated but also more significant in our lives. It’s time to reconsider the home and its importance in our lives.

RE/MAX should buy Redfin

ZORC — Zillow, Opendoor, Redfin and Compass — are shaping up to be the future proptech real estate titans. Where Keller Williams, Realogy and RE/MAX fit in is still up for grabs.

Raising the real estate bar, the Zillow and Compass way

A few years ago, a real estate veteran allegedly wore a hat with the number “40” emblazoned on the crown, which was his purported ranking on the Stefan Swanepoel 200 Power List.

Your next home will be the one that finds you

Discovery in the future will be less like Columbus stumbling on the Americas and more like using an app to book a room through Hotel Tonight.

Real estate’s cord-cutter moment is here — are you ready?

Just as with television, parallel paths are shaping up for the consumer when it comes to buying and selling a house — the old way and the new way.

Disconnect: Industry leaders set to define real estate’s future

Real estate leaders rolling up their sleeves for three days to come up with an ambitious forecast for where the industry will be in five years. That is the plan at Inman Disconnect in the Desert, April 8-10 in Palm Springs.