Meet the Realtor running for Congress

Leigh Brown, a Realtor and owner of a North Carolina-based RE/MAX franchise, is hoping to become the Republican party’s nominee for the vacant Congressional seat in North Carolina’s 9th district.

Leading Silicon Valley brokerages spearhead data-sharing initiative

A group of seven Silicon Valley brokerages are following the lead of colleagues in San Francisco to launch a regional Buyer Graph initiative powered by real estate tech startup RealScout.

Property management startup Guesty nabs $35M funding round

Software startup Guesty announced Thursday it has raised $35 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to $60 million.

Federal Reserve keeps rates static, predicts no hikes in 2019

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady at 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent Wednesday as was widely expected while also predicting no rate hikes in 2019.

Motto Mortgage adopts Total Expert for marketing, CRM

Motto Mortgage, the mortgage franchise from RE/MAX, announced on Wednesday that it’s equipping its franchises with customer relationship management tool and marketing solutions from fintech startup Total Expert. 

‘Compass Anywhere’ will allow agents to work from any office

The new program will now allow agents to work from any office, providing technology and support services no matter where they land.

OJO Labs raises $45M in Series C funding

OJO Labs, the startup behind the artificial intelligence-based personal assistant “OJO,” announced Tuesday it’s raised $45 million in Series C funding.

Compass is now showing the listing agent on competitors’ listings

Compass, last week, quietly made a big change to the way it displays listings on its consumer-facing website. Every non-Compass listing now shows the listing agent and contact information for the listing agent, making Compass’ site more similar to Zillow or realtor.com than a brokerage website.

Unlikely allies: Redfin and RE/MAX are teaming up

RE/MAX and Redfin announced a new partnership Monday that will give RE/MAX agents exclusive access to Redfin’s agent referral program — at a discounted rate — in 5,000 U.S. ZIP codes and throughout Canada.

Builder confidence holds steady

Builder confidence remained steady in March with the Housing Market Index at 62, on a 0-100 scale, after climbing the past two months.