WATCH: Brad Inman talks ‘curiosity, courage and conviction’ in his ICSF 18 keynote

When Brad Inman gives a keynote speech, he pulls out all the stops. That certainly rang true during this year’s Inman Connect San Francisco, where he kicked the conference off with two personal, heartfelt stories of courage, curiosity and conviction.

Gary Keller slams real estate startups, refuses to sit down

The co-founder of Keller Williams took to the stage of Inman Connect San Francisco to warn that Redfin, Opendoor and others would ditch agents if they could.

What will real estate look like in 2020?

Zillow’s Jeremy Wacksman, Warburg Realty’s Clelia Peters, analyst Mike DelPrete and Keller Williams lead Vija Williams debate real estate’s future in this ICSF panel.

Watch videos from the FTC-DOJ real estate competition workshop

For those who didn’t get to catch every minute of the real estate competition workshop held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week, the FTC has posted videos from the workshop on its website.

Triumph of the nerd: how eXp Realty’s founder built a $1 billion business

EXp Realty’s founder Glenn Sanford, a Keller Williams vet-turned-competitor, has found success by embracing his geeky side. Now he’s got a ‘Big Bang’-sized hit on his hands.

Be the future of real estate

This summer is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco, when 100,000 young people descended on the City by the Bay. It was an exciting, ebullient time that shaped art, culture, education and politics around the world for decades to …

It’s time for NAR to ditch the dues hikes, or face member revolt

The industry’s campaign to raise member dues is a troubling example of its arrogance. Members have complained about the dues increase, but the NAR insiders pounced on the resistors as disloyal and even resorted to name calling

What’s the no. 1 thing you’d change about the real estate industry?

Improving industry leadership would be at the top of the wish list for many, as would raising the barriers to entry to becoming an agent in the field, increased transparency, and better benefit offerings from brokerages …

Real estate pros want leaders to break out of the ivory tower

“They don’t engage with agents or brokers or anybody of any importance. They become the invisible ghost. They jet in and jet out.” …

Could Gary Keller and Compass’s Robert Reffkin be more similar?

I recently sat with Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in his slick new offices on New York City’s 5th Avenue, when suddenly the image of Texan Gary Keller oddly flashed before my eyes. It was an illusion that quickly lifted, but something clicked in my head that I had missed before …