Do open houses still work?

On the 100th anniversary of the open house, a growing number of agents are debating their relevance. Others are simply walking away from the time-honored practice.

3 Bay Area MLSs join forces to create shared database

RE California will synchronize data across multiple MLSs and represents the latest example of cross-organization collaboration.

News Corp. earnings fall short, but realtor.com parent Move saw growth

News Corp., owner of popular portal realtor.com, revealed Thursday that its revenue declined more than expected in recent months, though realtor.com’s parent Move actually saw revenue grow.

CMLS throws support behind NAR pocket listing ban

The Council of Multiple Listing Services on Wednesday became the latest organization to throw its support behind a polarizing policy proposal that would ban most off-market and pocket listings.

Redfin beats expectations, posts $239M in revenue for Q3 2019

The latest earnings report comes as the tech-oriented brokerage steadily expands programs such as RedfinNow and Redfin Direct, which could upend how consumers engage with real estate.

Redfin CEO doubles down on support for pocket listing ban

In a new blog post, Glenn Kelman argues that exclusive listings lead to discrimination and urged real estate professionals to take a stand by supporting a proposed ban.

Zillow: Our iBuyer offers are nearly the same as traditional offers

A year and a half after Zillow began buying houses with cash, the online real estate giant says that its instant iBuyer offers are nearly the same as what sellers can get on the open market.

Bright MLS: Pocket listing ban won’t hurt discount brokerages

Bright MLS is facing resistance to a new policy that bans pocket listings, but it said Tuesday that the rule will still let discount brokerages customize commission offers.

Agentology rebrands as ‘Verse,’ branches out beyond real estate

The company will now field and vet leads for companies in sectors such as education and insurance as well as real estate.

Discounter Assist-2-Sell joins Compass in opposing Bright MLS pocket listing ban

The ongoing battle over pocket listings is continuing to intensify, with discount brokerage Assist-2-Sell now joining Compass in opposing a new off-market listing ban from Bright MLS.