Inside Real Estate scoops up BrokerSumo

Real estate software company Inside Real Estate announced it has acquired BrokerSumo, a two-year-old commission management cloud software provider for real estate brokers.  …

MLS vendor FBS acquires competitor Solid Earth

When multiple listing service (MLS) vendors FBS and Solid Earth announced a partnership earlier this year, it was as competitors looking to serve their mutual MLS clients. Nearly six months later, the two are rivals no more. FBS will acquire Solid Earth’s assets and employ all five of its existing employees in a deal slated to close by the end of the year, FBS CEO Michael Wurzer told Inman via email …

MLSs in North Carolina consolidate for cost savings, bargaining power

More and more multiple listing services are listening to the drumbeat of consolidation nationwide. CarolinaMLS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, will acquire the North Carolina Mountains MLS on January 1, …

Lone Wolf acquires Instanet Solutions in real estate software war

Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, an almost 30-year-old company that provides software products to help real estate agents market, track finances and manage documents, announced today that it has acquired competitor Instanet Solutions, an end-to-end …

$128M acquisition puts Ellie Mae closer to ‘first true digital mortgage’

Agents and brokers know that one of the most painful parts of a real estate transaction is one that continues to be mired in paperwork: obtaining the mortgage …

CoreLogic acquires real estate consulting and tech firm Clareity

Real estate technology powerhouse CoreLogic has acquired one of the industry’s most well-known technology and consulting firms, Clareity …

SmartZip acquires Reach150 and gets financing boost

SmartZip has acquired Reach150, a company that offers a referral management system. At the same time, a key investor in Reach150, Toba Capital, made an equity investment in SmartZip to help integrate Reach150 and SmartZip’s SmartTargeting product and b…

MLS cuts off data share after rejection of buyout offer

Looks like Colorado’s two largest MLSs won’t be joining forces anytime soon. Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), the Centennial State’s second-largest MLS, has rejected a multimillion-dollar buyout offer from the state’s largest MLS, REcolorado …

REcolorado surprises MLS neighbor with seven-figure purchase offer

Will a seven-figure surprise be the offer that Colorado’s second-largest MLS can’t refuse? REcolorado, the Centennial State’s largest MLS, has made an unsolicited multimillion-dollar offer to buy its neighbor to the north, Information and Real Estate S…

How does Howard Hanna do it?

The title to this article may very well become the title of a book someday: The story of Howard Hanna’s ascension to the pinnacle of real estate brokerages in America is one for the Library of Congress …