What’s trending in real estate?

A trio of industry leaders discussed the latest trends in the real estate industry on Thursday, on the main stage at Inman Connect in San Francisco.

How can you expand your business through mergers and acquisitions?

One of the quickest ways for real estate brokerages to grow toward market dominance is through mergers and acquisitions, but how do the titans of the industry eye their next purchase?

Compass CEO reveals how much his company pays to acquire brokerages

Compass CEO and founder Robert Reffkin, in a wide-ranging conversation with Inman founder Brad Inman at the Inman Connect San Francisco conference on Thursday, revealed how much Compass pays to acquire brokerages.

How to build an inclusive and diverse real estate brokerage

Building an inclusive brokerage is not just the right thing to do, but it’s the right thing from a business standpoint, according to Inman Connect panelists

Redfin CEO addresses the industry’s role in perpetuating housing segregation

Many of America’s cities are still segregated, and the real estate industry — including Redfin — may be playing a role in that deep divide, according to Glenn Kelman, the often outspoken CEO of Seattle-based real estate brokerage Redfin.

Referrals vs. lead generation: Where should brokerages invest?

It’s an age-old question in real estate: Should a brokerage focus on lead generation tools or building business through referrals?

Compass to offer boutique indie brokerages access to its tech platform

Real estate brokerages across the country will soon have the ability to equip agents with the full suite of Compass tech without being acquired outright.

Are robots coming to take your job? These leaders don’t think so

Robots are coming — and in many cases, are already here — but are they out to steal your jobs or just make life easier? At Inman Connect in San Francisco on Tuesday, real estate technology experts tried to allay the fears that many have about robots in everyday life.

EXp agents own 15%-20% of company stock: CEO Glenn Sanford

The reasons that an agent choses a specific brokerage are myriad. Some boast their technological prowess, others name recognition, but eXp Realty offers something unique: stock in the company.

Compass reinvents the real estate sign for the smartphone era

Compass has unveiled a potentially groundbreaking new customizable sign that its agents can control from their smartphone at Inman Connect San Francisco.