A ‘brokerage superpower’ is formed as 2 of Pittsburgh’s big players unite

A big deal for Pittsburgh real estate was announced Wednesday, with independent brokerage Northwood Realty Services acquiring Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty and joining the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. The deal creates…

VHT Studios buys Florida competitor, Inviso USA

Rosemont, Illinois-based VHT Studios, the real estate photography and image management services company, has acquired Inviso USA, a central Florida provider of professional photography services to the real estate industry, according to an announcement.

Monica Breckenridge’s Pink Realty takes franchise model nationwide

Since the beginning of the year, Pink Realty has opened two franchises in Georgia — in Atlanta and Augusta — and a third in Southern Colorado, where she controls a personal portfolio of approximately 100 properties in Colorado Springs.

Halstead unveils corporate rebrand costing ‘in the millions’

New York City-based real estate company Halstead Property today unveiled a wide-ranging corporate rebrand for the first time since 2006 involving a new aesthetic, name tweak and tagline that applies to everything from the firm’s storefronts and website all the way down to its cocktail napkins. 

Indie brokerage in Washington state joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

“Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate shares our passion for the industry, and being a part of their network will enable us to grow our franchise while maintaining the individual identity that drives our current success.”

Bombing suspect dead, Austin real estate community remains vigilant

The jarring news brought some relief to the anxiety permeating the Texas capital, where residents were on high alert for more bombings. Austin police said Conditt was thought to be behind all the attacks — four package bomb explosions and one tripwire…

Century 21 unveils ‘big, bold, ambitious’ rebrand

Century 21 rolled out a sweeping rebrand that aims to paint the nearly 50-year-old franchisor in a clean, sophisticated light. Overseen by CEO Nick Bailey, who took over the company in August, the aesthetic overhaul is intended to go beyond the surface…

LeadingRE ranks first on ‘Training’ Top 125, Keller Williams inducted into Hall of Fame

“If we can help the frontline people, the agents, create a better experience for the end user, who is writing the check, then we are serving both the agent and the consumer,” said LeadingRE CEO Pam O’Connor …

Special report: the keys to a strong company culture

Real estate firms large and small are presented with the unique challenge of creating a sense of unity and pride among their agents who aren’t even employees, but independent contractors with a lot more freedom. Enter the idea of company culture, the focus of Inman’s latest Special Report, exploring what real estate professionals value most in their work environment and how leaders can foster a culture that promotes retention, productivity, happiness and a positive image …

ZipLogix appoints new CEO, software exec Scott Strong

This week zipLogix formally announced a leadership shift with Scott Strong, formerly VP of products and retail with global technology company Siemens, taking the reins as CEO of the Michigan-based real estate transaction management software firm. Stron…