Keller Williams tallies $62.7 billion in sales in first-quarter 2018 earnings report

Keller Williams agents closed 213,071 transactions for a total of $62.7 billion in sales in the first quarter of 2018, according to the company’s latest earnings report. Those totals mark a 4.8 percent increase in transactions and 10.7 percent increase in total sales over last year’s first quarter.

Houston Association of Realtors overwhelmingly opposes $30 annual NAR dues increase

The Houston affiliate voted overwhelmingly last Monday to oppose the increase after an internal survey found that 97 percent of the local affiliate’s 34,000 members opposed the additional fees…

Zillow’s other big announcement: higher quality leads for Premier Agents

Zillow Group this month plans to roll out new updates to its Premier Agent program that will now filter quality leads directly to agents 24/7, the Seattle-based company announced.

Zillow will begin buying and selling homes using agents

Zillow’s new enterprise — offering to buy homes outright and resell them, using handpicked local real estate agents who are already participating in Zillow’s separate Premier Agent program to represent Zillow in both its purchase of homes and its re-sale of them — will launch within weeks

Zillow will begin buying and selling homes using agents

Zillow’s new enterprise — offering to buy homes outright and resell them, using handpicked local real estate agents who are already participating in Zillow’s separate Premier Agent program to represent Zillow in both its purchase of homes and its re-sale of them — will launch within weeks.

NAR unveils new logo for first time in 45 years

The new emblem — a three-dimensional cube, tilted to the right, with the familiar “R” printed in a bold sans-serif font — will roll out to more than 1,200 state and local associations in June and subsequently make appearances on everything from business cards and real estate signage to promotional pins.

Outstanding first mortgage balances nearing recession-era levels

Outstanding first mortgage balances reached $8.8 trillion in February as debt barreled ever closer to an all-time high of $9 trillion tallied in 2008, in the midst of the housing crisis.

Kentucky real estate firm cuts ties with Realtor after racist Facebook comment about Duke University

The comment by Realtor Julie Stratton Middleton, until Friday an independent contractor with Kentucky Select Properties in Louisville, received immediate backlash from other Facebook users, including several who identified her contact information and f…

Home prices rose 6.7% in February, all 50 states saw growth: CoreLogic

Given rising mortgage rates and overvalued markets along the West Coast, CoreLogic Chief Economist Dr. Frank Nothaft on Tuesday predicted a 4.7-percent rise by February 2019 — a modest adjustment from forecasts of a 4.8 percent spike made last month …

Compass is expanding to Seattle and Bellevue

The company will open locations in Seattle and Bellevue within two months, Compass Chief Revenue Officer Rob Lehman told Inman on Monday …