Meet the New Guard: Choey, Peyton, Contos

The New Guard will be honored at Inman Disconnect March 30-April 1, 2020. Here now, three new inductees worthy of the distinction.

Zephyr Real Estate affiliates with Corcoran to launch first franchise

Zephyr Real Estate — the largest indie in San Francisco and a top 100 brokerage in sales volume — and Oliver Luxury Real Estate are becoming Corcoran Global Living.

From indie to Realogy acquisition, how Climb Real Estate almost didn’t happen

Climb Real Estate Co-Founder Mark Choey shares the behind-the-scenes story of how he and Chris Lim built the vibrant indie brokerage and ultimately made the decision to sell to Realogy plus what they learned and where they’re headed next.

Goodbye Climb, a unique brokerage lost to a cookie-cutter industry

Inman Columnist Troy Palmquist mourns the loss of Climb, an ambitious indie brokerage founded in San Francisco.

RealScout launches its biggest Buyer Graph yet

A dozen East Bay area brokerages agreed this week to share anonymized buyer data and habits.

California’s top female real estate brokers on rising to leadership

Female leaders in the real estate industry share their hard-won wisdom on how they struggled to rise to the top.

Young new-money buyers find agents on blogs and Yelp

Younger buyers who have made fortunes in technology have brought a complete “180 on the infrastructure of what our business is made up,” Compass agent and “Listing Impossible” star Aaron Kirman argued during Luxury Connect.

Realogy makes major structural changes amid market stumble

The company is consolidating its Coldwell Banker operations, launching an expansion brands portfolio and carving out a new product and innovation footprint.

WATCH: How Climb Real Estate grew into a national franchise

At ICLV, Mark Choey shares the story of how he grew Climb Real Estate from a team to an indie brokerage to a nationwide franchise.

WATCH: How indie brokerages can compete sans signing bonus

Competition for hiring top agents is intense, especially when said agents are getting propositioned with signing bonuses among other perks. Hear tried-and-true secrets for recruiting the top producers to your indie in this Inman Connect Las Vegas discu…