The platform wars: Why real estate is becoming like TV

A little late to the party, big real estate companies like Keller Williams are building platforms to stay relevant in the disruption age.

A real estate insider’s guide to 2019

From a changing market to Keller Williams building out its tech platform to Realogy’s big moves to supercharge agents, here’s an educated guess at what the industry can expect in one of its most decisive years on record.

Do real estate’s 300-year plans need a reality check?

The Softbank Vision Fund and the Qatar Investment Authority have broadened the definition of “long-term” when it comes to real estate investment.

The ‘Compass Effect’ is creating a tense industry battlefield

Suddenly real estate has become antagonistic and fiercely competitive, with major forces colliding and jockeying to reshape the landscape.

Agents reap the spoils of new technology, not consumers

In real estate, innovations in technology have ignored the consumer. Instead, agents get clever digital marketing tools and backend applications.

Realtors understand local housing problems better than anyone

Last week at the C.A.R. real estate summit, a Realtor gave a rousing speech about problems with the homeless. And while she acknowledged the need for compassion, she described the woes it creates for her community. She blasted local leadership for not …

Lessons from the epic economic meltdown, 10 years later

This month is the 10-year anniversary of the global economic collapse. Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, 2008, and the world changed forever.

A blueprint for brokers

Like independent bookstores, local brokerages are important institutions worth saving. But they must embrace a new attitude.

Why real estate agents will be in business forever

Good real estate agents aren’t carpetbaggers, they are part of the weave in a community’s tapestry. They are hyper-local beings who do purposeful work, helping people buy homes and to create communities.

Who wins, loses if market slows?

For some, a housing market slowdown can be unforgiving. For others, it presents new opportunities.