Compass names chief financial officer, ending 8-month search

Kristen Ankerbrandt, formerly a principal at The Carlyle Group, has been named chief financial officer at Compass, ending an eight-month search.

Compass hires leadership team from startup VeryApt

Compass hired away four of the top executives – and two co-founders – from the apartment search and review startup VeryApt, to bring their tech development team to more than 150 employees and bring the company closer to its ultimate goal of building a comprehensive end-to-end real estate platform.

Ebby Halliday CEO on honoring the past and updating the brand

Longtime HomeServices of America executive Chris Kelly has some trailblazing shoes to fill in his new role as CEO of Ebby Halliday, which was founded in 1945.

In midst of franchise push, Climb Real Estate names new president

Christine Kim is taking the helm of Climb Real Estate as co-founder Chris Lim is set to move into an advisory role to support parent company Realogy.

Realogy is watching these 10 startups — are you?

Realogy executives, franchisees, agents and venture capital leaders converged at Realogy’s FWD Innovation Summit to look at some of the top real estate technology companies and meet the innovators behind the products. Here’s what we learned.

Finally, Zillow will automatically update agent sales data

TRIBUS is the first brokerage platform vendor to send agent-sold data to Zillow automatically — immediately after a property sale closes.

Homebot wins $25,000 at Realogy tech summit

Homebot, a digital tool that allows agents and lenders to help manage housing wealth, was chosen among 10 real estate tech startups to receive $25,000 at Realogy’s FWD Innovation Summit.

Top SF brokerages partner to share buyer information

Eight of the Bay Area’s top real estate brokerages are partnering to share anonymous buyer data with the help of real estate tech startup RealScout.

Climate change likely to flood these homes in about 30 years

Rising seas are threatening thousands of homes but the building in these flood-prone areas still continues, according to a new study from Zillow and Climate Central. As many as 400,000 homes are at risk of regular flooding by 2050, the study says.

Keller Williams’ sales volume up in Q3 as franchise leans into tech

Keller Williams closed $93.5 billion in sales transactions, tallying a 4.2 percent year-over-year increase, according to third-quarter results.