Is a Compass IPO coming soon?

My gut tells me that Compass might file an IPO sooner than later — this year, even. In doing so, they’d seek to join the gaggle of private tech companies rushing to go public before the bubble (if that’s what this is) bursts.

The age of streaming real estate is here

Zillow’s recent pivot from a traditional agent ad model to its all-in, instant-offer business model reminds me of Netflix’s gutsy decision in 2007 to move into streaming and away from its profitable DVD-by-mail model.

Ryan Serhant is returning to the borough where he got his start

Serhant’s team has been tapped to manage sales at two luxury condo buildings in Long Island City, Queens, the agent confirmed to Inman.

Amazon HQ2 sent home prices skyrocketing in VA neighborhood

Six months after Amazon said it would build a major office in Arlington County, Virginia, home prices in the area have risen by $110,000.

Meet the man behind the viral Amazon tiny home

The DIY homes have been reimagined as art galleries, chapels and Airbnb rentals since going viral last week. No one is more surprised than Allwood Outlet CEO Tapani Pekkala.

Amazon’s $7K, do-it-yourself tiny home goes viral, sells out instantly

If you can’t find the perfect house, have one sent to you. A build-it-yourself tiny home recently posted on Amazon has gone viral and sold out instantly.

Say hello to ‘Millie,’ a new AI assistant for property managers, tenants

Whether it’s explaining trash disposal, providing lease information or coordinating a visit by a plumber, communicating with tenants costs time and money for property managers and landlords.

‘Alexa — open Platinum Agent’

RE/MAX Platinum Living has developed an Alexa skill in-house that allows consumers to contact agents directly through their Amazon echo devices.

The Real Word: Gary Vee clarifies, Amazon pulls out and KW’s new app

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll follow up on Gary Vaynerchuk, who sat down to talk out his comments with an agent after the initial controversial interview.

‘It’s devastating’: Agents react to Amazon abandoning New York

Fallout looms following Amazon’s decision to pull out of Long Island City. “We drove out the largest company in the world because of socialism,” one agent scoffed.