In midst of franchise push, Climb Real Estate names new president

Christine Kim is taking the helm of Climb Real Estate as co-founder Chris Lim is set to move into an advisory role to support parent company Realogy.

Realogy roars: Corcoran and Climb to franchise in 2019

In a double-barreled play to leverage brand identity and work culture, Corcoran and Climb will target franchise opportunities globally and domestically.

‘We will not discount our commissions’: Umansky, Reffkin and more on the future of brokerages

On Wednesday, executives from Compass, The Agency, Keller Williams and Climb Real Estate discussed how agents can cut through the noise.

31 unexpected encounters of the home-sales variety

When your job involves selling (and showing) the private property of other humans, it’s fair to say that you experience some pretty weird things. We gathered stories from real estate agents across the country who found (or did) something unexpected dur…

How to merge your real estate brokerage without regrets

The merger-and-acquisition path is littered with casualties. Ryan Abbe, managing director of San Francisco-based M&A adviser and real estate investment banking group JMP Securities, says that’s because the little guys can “die in these big organizations,” and giants often find it difficult to embrace smaller firms …

33 high-return promotional ideas that clients will love — and remember

Can “coozies.” Keychains. Notebooks and pens and flashlights and bottle openers. The world is packed with generic promotional items that include a spot for slapping on any real estate agent’s name and logo, ready to ship off to your sphere of influence…

How old-school titans are joining forces with new indie brokerages

The notorious sex, music and art confab dubbed Burning Man is under siege by the wealthy and luxury set with their million dollar RVs, runway models and celebrity DJs spinning until 8 a.m in the dusty Nevada desert. An epic event contorted into a nightclub in the sand. Another iconic gathering of the artistic and free is Austin’s South by Southwest conference, which has been hijacked by monied marketing directors …