See the ‘Ugliest House of the Year’ and its glorious renovation

The “Ugliest House of the Year” award went to a property purchased as a run-down 1,700-square-foot Tudor-style home in Queens, New York, last fall.

Opendoor expands to show listings from rival brokerages

Opendoor has launched a full-fledged push into the discount brokerage business in Dallas.

Yelp hides reviews pages for Opendoor, Offerpad

Yelp has made it extremely difficult for people to find reviews for Opendoor and Offerpad, two of the country’s leading online homebuyers and resellers.

Multiple listing service ‘globalists’ warn against ‘protectionism’

Speaking onstage at Inman Connect, two industry leaders advocated a “global” approach to the operation of multiple listing services.

Opendoor’s ‘nightmare’: KW agents backed by their own iBuyer

In a presentation at Inman Connect, real estate consultant Mike DelPrete said Opendoor’s “nightmare scenario” is 160,000 Keller Williams agents “in people’s living rooms and kitchens waving around an iBuyer brochure and saying, ‘We do that, too.'”

8 tips for building high-performing teams

The meteoric rise of teams is only expected to accelerate over the next few years as the market softens and lone wolf agents grow hungrier for leads and support. Here are eight tips for building a high-performing team that can thrive even in a down mar…

zipLogix and MoxiWorks partner on brokerage software

Realtor-owned tech company zipLogix’s back office transaction management software solution for brokerages, zipForm Enterprise Connect, can now integrate with MoxiEngage CRM, a customer relationship management system made by separate tech vendor MoxiWorks.

Be a samurai: 6 ways to defend your commission rate

Many agents who entertain the idea of cutting commission think, “Well, half a loaf is better than no loaf.” Husband-and-wife duo Carolyn and Paul Zweben completely disagree. Here are six pointers that’ll help you nix that thinking and win the full commission.

Report: Houzz lays off 180 employees, eyes IPO

The company reportedly recently laid off 110 people in Britain and Germany and 70 in the U.S., amounting to roughly 10 percent of the company. 

Why we need the ‘United Nations of real estate’

With new apps and services launching all the time, the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) says it is critical for the industry to establish common rules for handling data. Jeremy Crawford recommends thinking of RESO like Bluetooth, a technology …