Marketing materials made easy: Compass releases new agent tool

In March, Compass released Compass Collections, a proprietary collaborative search tool that enables buyers to “organize, monitor, discuss and collaborate” with their agents on a number of properties they’ve picked. The tool aimed to reduce confusion and streamline the search process, saving precious time in a housing market where new listings are being swept up quicker than ever …

Compass swaps out CFO for new blood

Amid speculation of an upcoming IPO, Compass is bringing on a new chief financial officer with tech chops to replace departing private-equity vet David Snider.  …

Compass taps Facebook vet as ‘chief people officer’

Compass, a national brokerage that’s raised more than $210 million in venture funding, has hired a Facebook and Amazon vet to oversee staff management and professional development for its agents …

4 tips for succeeding in real estate without overextending yourself

SAN FRANCISCO — Kofi Nartey said real estate is like a seven-layer dip — “When you start getting down to the beans and cheese, that’s when s**t starts getting good.” …

Have investors downgraded Compass and Redfin?

Hedge fund Wellington Management, which is behind two of the hottest and most controversial real estate brokerage startups — Compass and Redfin — is reportedly suffering from an overly aggressive tech investment strategy, according to a news report …

Special Report: How to master the listing presentation

A successful North Carolina agent once had a client who, after a two-hour listing presentation, told him that he wanted to think about his decision. The agent said “OK” and went into the client’s living room, sat down and turned on the TV. When the client asked what he was doing, the agent responded: “I’m not leaving here without this listing signed because I know I’m the best agent for you. I’m giving you time to think about it before you sign.” …

Compass Collections, a new collaborative search tool, attracts 90% adoption

A real estate agent and their client send a slew of text messages over the day, play phone tag and shoot some emails to talk about houses that piqued their interest online …

Real estate agent fired over alleged short-term rental violation

Real estate agents often have the market knowledge and know-how to excel at renting out homes on a short-term basis, positioning them to take full advantage of sites such as Airbnb …

Why Compass condemns the executive order on immigration

I was deeply concerned on Friday evening when I learned of the executive order to suspend the travel of refugees to the United States and blocking entry for citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries. I believe this was a dangerously misguided …

Why home selling will never be the same

In the movie Jack and the Giant Slayer, the towering giants quickly descended from the beanstalks, provoking fear as they tried to conquer the Kingdom of Cloister. With a sudden ferociousness, data scientists are charging into the real estate village, …