Redfin CEO talks iBuyer strategy, MLSs and more ahead of ICLV

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman hopped on a call with Inman to discuss some of his company’s latest news and preview his comments for the upcoming Inman Connect in Las Vegas, where he’ll be speaking on the main stage.

Baird & Warner CEO: ‘The buyer should pay the buyer agent’

Steve Baird, the CEO of the 160-year-old Chicago-based brokerage, speaks exclusively to Inman about staying relevant in the face of competitive forces.

‘We haven’t seen much movement’: KW president on early iBuyer results

Long the frontman for the company’s technology development, Josh Team stepped into a new role this year as president of Keller Williams, answering directly to CEO Gary Keller.

EXCLUSIVE: KW partners with DocuSign to improve transaction management

Keller Williams is integrating its proprietary customer relationship management tool with DocuSign, an e-signature and transaction management platform.

Agent social network Radius launches lead gen marketplace

Agents can pick up leads that were submitted by other real estate professionals and then pay a percentage of their commission when the resulting deals close.

Compass COO talks massive shakeup and her ‘constantly evolving’ job

Maëlle Gavet spoke at length with Inman about the results of Compass’ technology push, her working relationship with Robert Reffkin, the departure of multiple executives and what exactly Compass has accomplished.

JP & Associates hires former RE/MAX president Geoff Lewis

JP & Associates Realtors announced Monday that Geoff Lewis, a veteran executive of RE/MAX, is joining JPAR’s parent company Vesuvius Holdings, LLC.

Is a Compass IPO coming soon?

My gut tells me that Compass might file an IPO sooner than later — this year, even. In doing so, they’d seek to join the gaggle of private tech companies rushing to go public before the bubble (if that’s what this is) bursts.

The age of streaming real estate is here

Zillow’s recent pivot from a traditional agent ad model to its all-in, instant-offer business model reminds me of Netflix’s gutsy decision in 2007 to move into streaming and away from its profitable DVD-by-mail model.

NRT’s CEO downplays disruption, teases new transaction tools

Ryan Gorman spoke with Inman by phone to discuss some of the challenges his company is facing head-on this year and his letter raising concerns about competitor Compass.