Ex-Compass agent held showings at home of COVID-19-infected couple

Compass parted ways with Gary Wat for allegedly holding showings and failing to follow local guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Sereno Group acquires East Bay brokerage J. Rockcliff

The move allows Sereno Group, the largest independently owned and locally operated residential real estate brokerage in Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Coast, to expand its coverage in the Bay Area even further.

Home prices begin to stall

Median home prices stayed the same or decreased in 17 states and half of all metros from April to May, according to new figures from Attom Data Solutions.

Summer outlook: Pandemic impacts may linger, but agents expect to close deals

More than a dozen agents who spoke with Inman said that inventory shortages and masks will probably be around for some time. But they’re also seeing an active market in which offers are pouring in.

3 ways the pandemic has changed lead generation

Agents said during Inman’s Town Hall Thursday that they’re still having success finding clients — even if the pandemic is changing the ways those clients find them.

Summer outlook: Vacation rentals roar back to life

Though the pandemic and its various travel restrictions initially looked like bad news for the vacation rental industry, experts now say the sector is on fire.

Elon Musk scratches an LA mansion off his list of worldly possessions

The billionaire CEO of Tesla Inc. has sold one of his Bel Air properties to an LLC affiliated with William Ding, a tech billionaire and founder of NetEase.

Who says you can’t go home again? 2.7M adults have moved back home since March

Among 18- to 25-year-olds, a 12 percent decline in individuals living on their own translates into a $726 million slash in rent revenue, according to Zillow.

Expensive U.S. cities see rents fall amid coronavirus pandemic

San Francisco in particular has experienced a historic drop in rent amid the pandemic, though rents are also down in New York, Boston and other cities.

Some landlords got aid money. Many others were excluded

Smaller landlords form the “backbone” of the residential rental industry. But they have been largely excluded from the Paycheck Protection Program during the coronavirus pandemic.