Make commissions and transactions easy to handle with Brokermint

Brokermint is a commission and transaction management software made for real estate brokers. It has a superior user interface, exceptional ease of use, a wide variety of CRM integrations and easy commission structure setup, among other things …

Open Listings raises $6.5M, plans for expansion

Open Listings — an online startup that offers on-demand showings, minimized agent interaction and 50 percent commission refunds to buyers in California and Washington — has raised $6.5M in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. Initialized Capital and Arena ventures also participated as new investors in this round. This brings their total funding to $ …

Why BrokerSumo is a powerful brokerage management solution

BrokerSumo addresses four major components of running a real estate office, dividing its feature set by agents, transactions, accounting and reporting …

How to hold the line on real estate commissions

Sally Forster Jones and Stephen Shapiro talked about “waging war on discounters” at Luxury Connect — by understanding the value you bring to the table for your seller and telling them what you will do to earn the commission …

Is it illegal to discuss real estate commissions on social media?

“You are NOT allowed to discuss commissions,” a Realtor recently wrote in a popular Facebook group. “It is against the Sherman Antitrust Act.” Many agents believe some version of that amateur legal warning to be true. But in most cases, it is not …

Why NAR, not the FHA, should have a sale

With today’s update on Existing Home Sales for March, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) again asked the Federal Housing Administration to lower premiums, effectively a call to put taxpayers at greater risk. Instead of further stoking demand, NAR should increase supply by requesting its members to lower real estate commissions by 2 percent …

Special Report: Why the real estate industry does not compete on commission rates

Listings may still be hard to come by in many markets, but the overwhelming majority of real estate brokers and agents surveyed by Inman say they’re not about to compete for sellers by advertising that they’ll work for less than full commission.

Special Report: Why the real estate industry does not compete on commission rates

Listings may still be hard to come by in many markets, but the overwhelming majority of real estate brokers and agents surveyed by Inman say they’re not about to compete for sellers by advertising that they’ll work for less than full commission.

Bonus commissions could help buyer brokers avoid conflict of interest

The way the real estate commission structure is set up, there is an inherent conflict of interest between homebuyers and the brokers who represent them, according to real estate attorney and educator George Jackson. “The buyer wants the lowest price …

The Urban Compass value proposition: ‘best agents, best technology’

NEW YORK — Urban Compass co-founder and CEO Robert Reffkin talks about how the startup, which raised $33 million within months of launching, is building on experience gained as a New York City rental search site to expand into home …