WATCH: A peek behind the curtains at Compass

Matt Spangler, chief creative officer at Compass, joined 1000watt’s Brian Boero on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco to offer a closer look at the Compass brand, what it does for its agents, its new smart real estate signs and more.

Turf war between Compass and Pacific Union shifts to commercial

Two of the Bay Area’s largest residential brokerages are about to expand their residential turf war into the commercial market.

Keller Williams’ award-winning voice-activated app, Kelle, gets local

Kelle, the voice-activated mobile productivity platform for Keller Williams agents, has released a series of new features, primarily centered around “market snaps.”

Compass’ head of communications departs

Compass’ head of communications Julie Binder is leaving the company. She told Inman the decision was mutual and a truly amicable parting of ways.

It’s time to think like a CEO

For decades, agents have been misclassified as salespeople. But agents aren’t just selling a product or closing a deal; they’re budgeting, hiring, managing people and teams, building a brand, making longer-term strategic plans… Everything a traditional business leader would do. While the real estate industry has long leaned on coaching–a valuable tool for personal growth […]

Re/Max is taking on Compass and Keller Williams with its own tech platform

CEO Adam Contos touts new agent-centric digital suite built by booj, Re/Max’s red-hot Denver startup acquisition, as part of a plan to “deliver substantial value to consumers and allow Re/Max agents to connect with homebuyers and sellers in a more meaningful way.” 

Compass leaps into commercial real estate

Drawing on its massive pot of venture-capital funding, Compass has expanded into commercial real estate, with plans to provide technology, marketing and support to help agents grow their business.

Exclusive: Compass’ first big tech licensing deal has fallen apart

Compass is reportedly pulling out of a deal that would have given Massachusetts indie Leading Edge the same technology tools and platform that Compass agents use.

Inman Connect San Francisco’s swan song was full of fear and discipline

Sam DeBord breaks down Inman Connect San Francisco’s best talks, including Gary Keller, Robert Reffkin, Softbank, Kara Swisher and Clelia Peters.

What SoftBank looks for when it makes real estate tech investments

SoftBank is doling out $100 billion from its Vision Fund, and some of that money is going to real estate tech. Here’s what SoftBank is looking for.