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, …

Sag Harbor fire takes out Compass brokerage office

Compass’ Sag Harbor office, located right next to the historic Sag Harbor Cinema, went up in flames early on Dec. 16 — the casualty of a fire that apparently started on the back deck of a nearby coffee shop …

Rumors, innuendo and hearsay — what’s the truth about Compass?

The real estate industry is buzzing about the fate of Compass. Rumors, innuendos and hearsay have spread like a viral video of a naked celebrity. Sorting out the truth is tricky …

The week in real estate industry deals: Oct. 31-Nov. 4

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…