HomesUSA.com’s Ben Caballero lands top spot on Real Trends ‘Thousand’ — again

Record-breaking Texas agent Ben Caballero with HomesUSA.com is the top agent in the country once again according to Real Trends.

Compass rivals react to latest Chicagoland expansion

As relative industry newcomer Compass further expands its footprint into the Chicagoland area, competitors are welcoming their nascent rival.

Colorado brokers ask for merger, but one MLS says ‘no’

A Colorado MLS has declined to participate in a merger effort, despite a request from large brokers in the state to do so. After “highly charged” merger talks, in late May the two largest MLSs in the state, REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), signed a letter of intent to merge, setting an “aggressive” deadline of November 1 for a signed commitment to merge …

The week in real estate industry deals: February 20-24

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deal…

Agent involved in car accident was independent contractor, court rules

When is a real estate agent considered an employee? This question, which has been hashed out in courts throughout 2016, had more light shed on it when a case involving an agent and a car crash came before a judge …

The week in real estate industry deals: Nov. 14-18

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deal…

Apostal Group joins new Keller Williams team in Lincoln Park

Earlier this summer, the leadership teams at MKT Properties and Weinberg Choi Realty in Chicago announced a new collective market center opening in the flourishing neighborhood of Lincoln Park under the Keller Williams brand. This month, the newly-form…

LA Coldwell Banker agents return after stint at Compass

Independent contractors can be brand-loyal, as long as you provide them the tools they want. Just look at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, where three top producers left eight months ago to join Compass — but have now returned to their real esta…

Real estate independent contractor lawsuits, explained

Are real estate agents independent contractors or employees? This seemingly simple question has sparked some debate — and some lawsuits. The controversy seems to have reached new levels since the arrival of new “sharing economy” business models like U…

Supply still down in DC creating a strong seller market

Recent pending sales data suggests home buying activity in Washington, D.C. should be up on a year-over-year basis during early 2016. While activity and pricing vary by for-sale segment, DC should also continue to favor sellers this year …