Instagram tests removing ‘like’ counts from US profiles

Following in the footsteps of its parent company, Facebook, Instagram will begin beta testing removing like counts from U.S. users’ posts starting Monday.

Redfin up, recruitment down: 3Q19’s big winners and losers

How did Zillow, eXp Realty,, Realogy and homebuyers themselves fare during third-quarter earning calls this week?

Side raises $35M in Series C funding round

The San Francisco-based brokerage also announced the addition of former Trulia President Paul Levine to its board of directors.

Showers reign supreme in Houzz’s 2019 bathroom trends study

For the second consecutive year, showers stood out as the most popular bathroom renovation project in Houzz’s Bathroom Trends study, released on Tuesday.

Stagnant homeowners are creating an inventory catch-22

A new study by Redfin revealed the average homeowner in 2019 has lived in their home for 13 years, a five-year increase from 2009.

Sotheby’s is giving clients a taste of the good life with branded wine

Sotheby’s International Realty agents no longer have to search for holy grail of closing gifts. SIR’s parent company Sotheby’s announced on Monday the launch of its first-ever collection of 12 branded wines.

Agents react to searing Consumer Federation report on commissions

The Consumer Federation of America on Monday published a report on commissions — here’s what agents and brokers had to say about the findings.

Sotheby’s takes staging to new dimension with latest partnership

Through a new partnership with spatial computing company Magic Leap, Sotheby’s can offer buyers an on-the-spot virtual reality experience.

Report slams agents for lack of transparency around commissions

According to the Consumer Federation of America, only 32 percent of Americans know an agent’s typical commission, in part because agents are reluctant to share information.

Luxury homeowners are getting a rise out of ‘hillavators’

Luxury homeowners in California have found a unique way to increase their homes’ accessibility and value by installing “hillavators” to make the journey from their residence to a private beach, bay or entertainment area more manageable.