Markets near Amazon’s HQ2 now the most competitive in US: Redfin

Alexandria and Arlington, both in Virginia, boast the two most competitive markets in the country, above Grand Rapids and Tacoma, according to Redfin.

Stop crying ‘clickbait’! Why you have to get past the headlines

News and info flies at us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sure, we skim through a lot of information. But do we really need to burn our energy providing thoughts on an article where we’ve only read the headline?

A Mark Zuckerberg-linked firm is scooping up scores of apartments

Iconiq has reportedly purchased more than 1,600 apartments in Seattle, Los Angeles and Denver.

Redfin CEO: Amazon-Realogy partnership not a ‘serious move into the real estate market’

Glenn Kelman suggested in an earnings call Thursday that few people turn to Amazon for “soft services.” He also revealed that he’d like to be able to sell 10 percent of the homes listed with Redfin to unrepresented buyers.

Does Amazon’s partnership with Realogy spell doomsday for agents?

Industry reaction to Amazon entering the real estate world through a partnership with Realogy was swift and strong, but it might not be as big of a deal as it’s made out to be.

Does Amazon’s partnership with Realogy spell doomsday for agents?

Industry reaction to Amazon entering the real estate world through a partnership with Realogy was swift and strong, but it might not be as big of a deal as it’s made out to be.

Realogy launches Agent X, its new Alexa-based voice assistant

Fresh off the news of its deal with Amazon, Realogy launched Agent X, a voice-based digital assistant that operates on the retail giant’s Alexa platform.

Inventory plummets, prices jump near Amazon’s HQ2 in Virginia

In the wake of Amazon’s HQ2 announcement, agents say that some sellers in Virginia are waiting to list their properties while buyers at the lower end of the spectrum are having trouble competing for homes.

NRT CEO compares Compass’ agent recruitment to ‘shoplifting’

NRT CEO Ryan Gorman compared Compass’ recruitment of agents and efforts to gain market share in competing marketplaces to “shoplifting” at Inman Connect in Las Vegas Thursday morning. 

Did Realogy just create a new industry standard for closing gifts?

The final 15 minutes of ICLV’s CEO Connect was supposed to be a broad discussion about the country’s biggest companies — Facebook, Amazon and Google — and whether they would ever substantially enter the real estate business. That was, until this morning, when Amazon and Realogy announced a new lead generation and referral partnership.