A new language for real estate, a new marketplace

Here’s my attempt to coin some terminology, add structure and provide clarity to the plethora of new real estate businesses.

You make homes happen

Most of you do it with the same integrity, gusto, empathy and smarts that you did 10 years ago. That’s why most people will need you long into the future.

What is Keller Williams’ valuation?

As much as $2 billion. Does that make Gary Keller a billionaire?

A brief history of Mar-a-Lago on impeachment day

The opulent 126-room, 62,500-square-foot mansion was built almost 100 years ago in the roaring ’20s by cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post.

The year of the homeseller

More than 25 years into the real estate digital revolution and most of the money and innovation has been focused on helping homebuyers. That’s about to change.

An NAR name change, retirements and a big IPO: My 2020 predictions

For Compass, the National Association of Realtors, MoxiWorks and Realogy, 2020 will be a rollercoaster ride.

Everything is public. Is the real estate industry ready?

If you step back and look at the recent debate about pocket listings, it was about transparency. Make listings available for everyone to see instantly. No holding back.

Showdown in San Francisco: High drama, huge stakes at NAR

This week, NAR members gather to face another set of tough decisions about the future of real estate. This time, pocket listings take center stage.

Agent-cutting, like TV cord-cutting, is hitting industry hard

Real estate is experiencing its version of cord-cutting, as more consumers go directly to the listing agent to buy a home.

The scourge of untested novelties in real estate

Some innovations — novel or not, untested or not — change how the real estate industry works. Others fall by the wayside.