Inman Announces Another 16 Sponsors for ICSF18

Inman Group announced 16 additional companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 – 20, 2018. Inman Connect is a semi-annual event that attracts more than 7,000 of the top performers and leaders in real estate to network, deal make and learn what’s next.

How to nail timing on social media

“When is the best time to post?” This is one of the most commonly asked questions a social media

Report defends multiple listings services from government intervention

A new white paper released today from The Council of Multiple Listing Services ahead of the June 5 government workshop on competition in real estate, argues that the real estate industry does not need any government intervention to help get listing dat…

Robert Reffkin shares the 8 keys to Compass’s success in agent roundup

“Do you know how many people didn’t think that we’d be where we are today?” said Compass Founder and CEO Robert Reffkin. Reffkin, along with COO Maelle Gavet, director of finance Sam Lynch and NYC-based Compass agent Leonard Steinberg, all shared the secret to Compass’s explosive growth over the past five years.

Keller Willams NYC without a team leader after months of shakeup

Back-to-back departures of its top leaders has Keller Williams NYC’s midtown office without a captain at the helm of its ship. Founder Ilan Bracha told Inman that the brokerage remains continually profitable and one of the largest and most successful in the city, dispelling rumors it is shutting down.

Corcoran lands ‘Million Dollar Listing NY’ star Steve Gold

“Million Dollar Listing” star Steve Gold and his team Gold Realty have a new home. The famed real estate agent is joining Corcoran after Town Residential ceased its resale and leasing operations, Corcoran confirmed in an email.

Compass announces new executive hires from Spotify, Eventbrite

Compass, the ever-growing real estate technology company, is continuing its hiring spree in the wake of last year’s $550 million Series E funding round and is pulling top talent from other buzzy tech companies: Khurrum Malik, most recently of Spotify, is joining as Compass’s chief marketing officer and Matt Rosenberg, lately of Eventbrite, is coming aboard as chief revenue officer.

6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world

AI is an umbrella term for things like machine learning, facial recognition, speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. But as fancy, and potentially scary, as those things sound, AI today is very narrow in that it is designe…

Spring Forward: Bill Herbst on why ‘Done is better than perfect’

Bill formed the Gilmartin-Herbst Team with Ralph Gilmartin, combining Bill’s background in sales and marketing with Ralph’s 35+ years as an attorney specializing in negotiating tough deals.

New York real estate firms can’t help but get a slice of booming Boston market

Three big New York players — Douglas Elliman, Compass and Engel & Völkers — have been quietly growing their presence in Boston over the past month to take advantage of a market increasingly known for being grounds for tech, innovation and luxury lifestyle offerings.