Compass acquires Chicago’s Conlon Real Estate

The acquisition of Conlon Real Estate, founded in 2009 and formerly of Christie’s, will bring Compass’s agent count in Chicago up to 300 agents and a sales volume in 2017 of $600 million, the New York-based brokerage said today in a press statement.

Relax and live a little: How to earn a spot at real estate’s rich table

You won’t find Aaroe Estates president and real estate agent Aaron Kirman slumped behind a desk or hiding behind his tablet. You’re more likely to catch him mid-volley on the tennis court with clients, chatting it up with prospects at dinner or enjoyin…

Will real estate investors dig ‘The Deed’? A look at the series premiere

The Deed, an original prime time real estate investment series, premieres on CNBC Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, and here’s a sneak peek at the first episode …

Will real estate investors dig ‘The Deed’? A look at the series premiere

The Deed, an original prime time real estate investment series, premieres on CNBC Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, and here’s a sneak peek at the first episode …

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Steps Up Plans to Overhaul CFPB

A memo recently obtained by the media provides insight into the fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), outlining House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s new, “aggressive” plans to overhaul the agency and Dodd-Frank. The plans, unconfirmed by the Committee (at press time), are a step up from those laid out by the […]

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LeadingRE appoints its first chief economist

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) has appointed the company’s first chief economist, Dr. Marci Rossell …

CNBC to launch new reality real estate TV show, ‘The Deed’

CNBC announced the network is expanding its primetime lineup with the new original series “The Deed,” debuting Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. OK fellow agents, let me know your thoughts, have show producers lost their creative juices and keep reprocessing show concepts, or is this new show the next ratings buster …

Podcast: A survey of how agents are gauging the 2017 market

What’s more important to your future in real estate — the results of the presidential election or the current state of the economy? Speaking of which, are you seeing warning signs of change in your local economy? Many agents are, and we’ve captured th…

Podcast: What rich people know that you don’t

When we think about being rich, it’s often only about the material things. But what character traits can we learn from the affluent? Find out here …

Realtor.com vs. Zillow: A nasty fight for home turf

Things aren’t so sweet on the home front for realtor.com as Zillow has in a sense evicted the official website of the National Association of Realtors out of the online real estate penthouse. Also, nasty litigation has ensued between Move, Inc. (the operator of realtor.com) and Zillow …