Homebuyers’ biggest agent gripe? ‘Commissions are too high’

More than 4 in 10 consumers believe real estate commissions are too high, according to a study from real estate technology startup ShelterZoom.

For agents looking to leave Contactually, the best alternative CRM is …

A thread on Inman’s Coast to Coast Facebook group ignited volumes of debate about which CRM software is the best and what agents should do if they no longer want to work with Contactually. Here are the top contenders according to our readers.

Meet the lawyer suing to change buyer’s agent commissions forever

Benjamin Brown, a co-chair of Cohen Milstein’s antitrust practice group, is a lawyer whose tenacity the real estate industry may come to know well.

9 tax filing mistakes Realtors should avoid

As the tax filing deadline comes ever closer, real estate professionals find themselves in a familiar position: how to pay as little tax as required while staying off the radar of the ever-watchful IRS. Filing taxes can be complicated and avoiding a d…

Tony Hawk says real estate agents will go extinct in Home Bay ad

Ken Potashner, chairman and CEO, says the savings Home Bay is able to offer buyers and sellers isn’t because his company is skirting on service — he says his tech platform makes everything more efficient and faster, with an average sale time of 38 days.

Brokerage accused of forging documents in dual agency lawsuit

Clients are accusing top New York brokerage Houlihan Lawrence of forging disclosure forms in the firm’s effort to have their dual agency lawsuit dismissed.

Reali introduces flat $950 commission for buying and selling homes under $250,000

Reali has already offered flat fees for buyers and sellers. The startup is bringing that fee down to a new, lower price point for homes below $250, …

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 …