‘Disenchanted, shocked’ agents leave Pacific Union after Compass acquisition

They were part of Pacific Union International when Compass announced its acquisition of the brokerage in August (the transaction was completed in late September), but quickly decided it wasn’t the right fit, and left last week, in late November. 

Worst holiday mistake? Taking listings off the market

Real estate agents who work through the holidays can get an edge on their competition and score a major sale.

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…