How a luxury brokerage is using WeWork to expand across LA

PLG Estates’ brokerage owner Peter Lorimer and his wife and co-founder, Cindy, put a lot of effort into their three Los Angeles offices since starting up in 2010, but they were always getting asked by agents when they were going to open in other popula…

How Keller Williams expansion team CEO is betting on talent

The way Chris Suarez, CEO of Xperience Real Estate sees it, one of the most important things he can do as a Keller Williams national expansion team CEO is bring new players into the industry.

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. 

Re/Max investigation finds founder and CEO both violated ethics code

Ending an internal investigation first announced in November, a special committee has found that Re/Max founder Dave Liniger and executive Adam Contos broke the company’s code of ethics by failing to disclose to the Re/Max board of directors a $2.4 mil…

Re/Max announces retirement of President Geoff Lewis

Co-CEOs Adam Contos and Dave Liniger still under internal investigation, company confirmed …

Rebecca Riskin, Montecito’s ‘first lady of luxury real estate,’ dies in mudslides

“She was like the iconic standard of a luxury real estate agent, she was it. She was also a beautiful, caring, sensitive, genuine person…” …

Hawaii Life merges with top-tier Honolulu boutique Choi International

Hawaii Life principal broker and CEO Matt Beall says the deal is “a huge acknowledgement of who we are and what we’ve achieved.” …

Tech-driven Miami real estate startup Home61 raises $4M

Home61, which launched its first year of official business in 2015, uses automation to streamline the buying and renting experience from first click to closing. The proprietary Home61 platform provides agents with qualified leads and generally frees th…

Realtors stand against hate in Charlottesville aftermath

This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nation to its core, team members at real estate brokerage Nest Realty will meet to brainstorm what t…

What to do when agents don’t fit your brokerage model

SAN FRANCISCO — A one-size brokerage model does not fit every agent’s needs. That was a key message from Sherry Chris, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens, at ICSF Broker Connect this week. Three different style brokerages — 100-percent-commission brokerage, Signature; progressive traditional agency, Coldwell Banker King; and tech startup, Door — faced off to talk about how they work together to address this issue not despite their differences, but because of them …