Compass takes over Avenue Properties’ Seattle offices

While not technically an “acquisition” — Compass said that Avenue Properties is “joining” Compass — the move will bring all of Avenue Properties’ 200-plus agents and staff under Compass’ fold.

What’s the deal with Zillow changing its Zestimates?

Although Zillow has previously said Zestimates never factor in list prices so they can remain independent estimates of value, there are, in fact, cases where information Zillow gains from the list price is used to tweak the Zestimate, according to the …

NYC-building grading startup Rentlogic raises $2.4M for expansion to other cities

Yale Fox chatted with Inman about grading buildings by how well they’re maintained through the use of machine learning and AI.

In real estate’s tech platform race, I’m betting on an underdog

Maybe Cloud CMA will take off like the new viral Shiggy dance that propelled Drake’s new “In My Feelings” music video. I would dance the Shiggy to that.

Industry vet Russ Cofano joins app-based brokerage Real

Industry veteran Russ Cofano is joining app-based brokerage Real as president and co-founder, the company announced on Monday.

The lion roared: my talk with Gary Keller

Brad Inman reflects on his interview of Gary Keller and why more CEOs need to step up and speak out about this transformational moment in the industry.

Why Opendoor opened a hub for engineers far from Silicon Valley

Software engineers in San Francisco can’t use Opendoor’s product or even buy a home in the pricey city. Engineers in Atlanta can.

What baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z have in common

Baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials and Gen Zers all have a lot to learn from each other, panelists from each generation agreed at Inman Connect San Francisco on Thursday.

Agents as wealth managers? How to step up your game

Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco suggested agents become wealth managers at a session called “How To Become a Fiduciary for Your Clients.”

How can you expand your business through mergers and acquisitions?

One of the quickest ways for real estate brokerages to grow toward market dominance is through mergers and acquisitions, but how do the titans of the industry eye their next purchase?