6 tips for creating video that today’s consumers will actually watch

Eighty-five percent of videos on Facebook are watched without sound. Given such numbers, how do you create video — sans sound — that captivates viewers? Here are six tips for making your silent video shine.

The sacred pact of cooperation between brokers is unraveling

In the end, broker cooperation becomes less and less important. The listing business, as we know it, will be much smaller. Buyers will compete with institutions, and agents will deliver on-demand service or risk being left out.

Exclusive: Chicago’s @properties teams up with Ansley Atlanta

A new partnership has united Chicago-based @properties, one of the largest real estate firms in the U.S. by transactions, with Georgia firm Ansley Atlanta.

Revaluate’s ‘Likely-To-Move’ score is right 1 in 5 times

Altos Research performed an independent study of Revaluate’s “Likely-To-Move” score, and the results show that it’s accurate 19.5 percent of the time.

Real estate’s cord-cutter moment is here — are you ready?

Just as with television, parallel paths are shaping up for the consumer when it comes to buying and selling a house — the old way and the new way.

Coldwell Banker CEO slams rivals for ‘headline grabbing,’ ‘puffery’

Coldwell Banker CEO Charlie Young criticized rivals Tuesday for trying to morph into technology businesses, saying they’re known mostly for “puffery.”

EXCLUSIVE: Compass to acquire Alain Pinel Realtors

Compass is acquiring Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), according to multiple sources who spoke Monday with Inman and wished to remain anonymous. The acquisition will further the Compass stranglehold on the San Francisco Bay Area market.

Exclusive: NRT CEO blasts Compass in letter to execs

NRT CEO Ryan Gorman blasted rival brokerage Compass in a letter to NRT leaders obtained by Inman. Gorman’s letter, which accuses Compass of “taking advantage” of agents, includes a number of questions he has regarding Compass’ growth and recruitment and advice for agents thinking of making the move to Compass. 

Realty One Group axes leader of a top-producing team

The Sibbach Team reportedly included about 40 people, while the reformed eXp version has 30 — though some of the members on the new team were existing eXp agents who joined after the move.

Exclusive: Take a look at Keller Williams’ would-be Zillow-killer

Keller Williams previewed its forthcoming consumer-facing app experience at Keller Williams Family Reunion in New Orleans on Sunday. It will launch in late Q2 with the intention of making consumers smarter and its agents the Netflix of real estate.