RealScout gains major partners for buyer data-sharing initiative

A trio of real estate brokerages are undertaking an initiative to share buyer data and habits among fellow brokerages with the help of RealScout.

Ebby Halliday appoints new CEO as longtime leader steps aside

Mary Frances Burleson, the longtime CEO and president of Ebby Halliday, is stepping down to assume a new role as chairman emeritus as she focuses on the company’s philanthropic efforts, per an announcement this week. Chris Kelly, who formerly served in senior leadership roles at HomeServices of America will take over as CEO.

Agent uses Facebook to track down thief who stole client’s family heirlooms at open house

When broker Haley Larson got a tearful call about her client’s family jewelry going missing, she knew she had to do something.

Buy Warren Buffett’s beach house at slashed price of $7.9 million

Buffett, ranked third among the wealthiest people in the world, reduced the price of the Laguna Beach property from $11 million to $7.9 million.

The real estate industry locks horns

The real estate industry is butting heads in ways I have not witnessed in 25 years. This is a bighorn square off with some mighty young challengers entering the fray.

Amazon reportedly weighs entrance into home insurance biz

Amazon could be getting into the home insurance business, according to a news story published today in The Information.

HomeServices Acquires Ebby Halliday in Latest Move

HomeServices of America, Inc. is acquiring Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., a legacy North Texas powerhouse. The acquisition includes the brands Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and William Trew Real Estate, as well as affiliates Home Team Mortgage and Texas Premier Title. As has been customary with HomeServices, the brand’s names will remain […]

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Warren Buffet’s HomeServices of America to acquire Ebby Halliday

Ebby Halliday, the largest independent brokerage in North Texas is set to combine forces with industry juggernaut HomeServices of America, a spokesperson for Ebby Halliday confirmed to Inman on Tuesday morning.

Redfin, Compass crack top 10 in new Swanepoel Mega 1000 list

Inman readers are getting an exclusive first look at the Swanepoel Mega 1000 from California-based real estate consulting firm T3 Sixty, which ranks the top brokerages franchisors and holding companies.

Warren Buffett on HomeServices of America’s explosive growth

The Omaha native and American business magnate, who admitted that he had “paid little attention” to HomeServices when Berkshire Hathaway “backed into the business” in 2000, gave the brokerage arm of his operation a particularly glowing review in his 2017 letter released this week.  …