How a real estate agent made the most of attending the Oscars

You may have noticed a cute mother-son duo at the Oscars last night — Timothée Chalamet, a best actor nominee for his role in Call Me By Your Name, and his mom, Nicole Flender …

Realogy made $6.1B in revenue in 2017, up 5%

Realogy Holdings Corp., the sprawling real estate conglomerate, tallied $6.1 billion in revenue in 2017, up 5 percent from the previous year, as senior executives on Tuesday indicated a reduction in commission rates in 2018 and a $200 million investmen…

Zillow sued over Zestimate display: Making sense of the dispute

Real estate giant Zillow Group has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit alleging the company is restraining competition between real estate brokers by making deals with certain brokerages to hide Zillow’s home valuation estimates (“Zestimates”) on the brokerages’ for-sale listings. Whether the suit has legs is yet to be determined, but an antitrust attorney who spoke with Inman about the complaint said he is “not sold” on the claims …

Why an NYC listing agent became a buyer’s broker

Take the average real estate transaction and then imagine an exquisitely tricky minefield — that’s the situation that many buyers in the Big Apple are up against. Despite real estate apps galore, no magic bullet exists for putting together a successful offer on a Manhattan housing cooperative unit, for example, something that anyone who has been through will describe as a winding labyrinth …

Own ‘Hamilton’ history with Aaron Burr’s house, sort of

OK, so it’s not a piece of ‘Hamilton’ the musical’s history, but the history of Aaron Burr coincides greatly with Alexander Hamilton, after whom the popular play is named. And the listing agents think that’s just another arrow in the quill to help mark…

Luxury listing: six-floor townhouse in the heart of Upper East Side

This Manhattan townhouse sits on a tree-lined street in the Upper East Side and comes with some timeless bells and whistles, including 18-foot ceilings in the living room, a library, private garden level and elevator that connects them all …

Luxury listing: Hamptons chic on the Georgia Pond

Sitting on the waterfront of the Hamptons’ Georgia Pond, this sleek manor was once home to the famous author and art critic B. H. Friedman and was fully renovated in 2006. Equipped with basketball and tennis courts, a heated pool and amazing views of t…

Real estate video: How to find inspiration and use it

In part 1, we dealt with the question, “Do we really need to do video?” The conclusion was, “Yes, I think the ground has shifted, and we need to jump.” OK, so, we are willing to jump, but in what direction? What’s the next step? How do videos get done? Real decisions will be made from real action, but here’s our thought process so far …

Is web series ‘Thousand Dollar Listing’ a million dollar idea?

Noah Kaplan doesn’t regret turning down the opportunity to be an assistant for Fredrik Eklund, star of Million Dollar Listing. Instead, he affixed his gaze on a bigger goal and is using his blossoming real estate career as the vehicle. Kaplan created Thousand Dollar Listing, a web series about the everyday struggles of the New York real estate agent who isn’t dealing in the luxury market …

Downtown Brooklyn welcomes new high-rise above City Point

City Point, a 1.8 million-square foot retail, residential and office space at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street, features three residential towers, one of which launched leasing of its 50 units last week …