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.

‘It’s devastating’: Agents react to Amazon abandoning New York

Fallout looms following Amazon’s decision to pull out of Long Island City. “We drove out the largest company in the world because of socialism,” one agent scoffed.

Keller Williams orders purge of thousands of ‘ghost agents’

Keller Williams has been growth-obsessed over the past decade, but according to multiple sources, the 190,000-plus agent ranks are filled with former agents and sometimes even deceased agents in one instance. Multiple sources told Inman that it’s been an unspoken company policy at Keller Williams to keep agents on the roster, long after they are no longer associated with the company.

Bain Capital execs: iBuyers are foes of brokers and homebuyers

Merritt Hummer, a principal at Bain, who spoke with Matt Harris, a partner at Bain, during a second Inman Connect session Friday also painted iBuyers as antagonists to consumers themselves.

RE/MAX CEO on what a gunshot taught him about real estate

At Inman Connect New York 2019, Adam Contos recounted how during a particular SWAT call, he and a partner were throwing concussion grenades into a window when a bullet struck a tree in between them.

2 ‘absolutely awful’ questions agents should hold off asking

When Anthony Lamacchia warns never to start a conversation with a prospective client by asking these two “absolutely awful” questions, take notice — no matter how unorthodox his advice may seem.

We’re live from Inman Connect New York 2019

Inman Connect New York 2019 is the biggest and most ambitious iteration of our East Coast conferences yet, drawing more than 250 speakers to Manhattan to discuss the state of residential real estate and how to succeed in an increasingly technologically…

KW iBuyer ‘probably’ coming in Q2, Gary Keller confirms

Keller Williams will “probably” launch its own iBuyer program in the second quarter of 2019, Gary Keller confirmed during a multihour presentation of the company’s 2019 technology plans on Friday, Jan. 11. In audio obtained by Inman, Keller said the fr…

READ: Ex-Keller Williams CEO John Davis’ open letter

Former Keller Williams CEO John Davis insisted in an open letter to Inman that he resigned from the real estate franchise last week and was not fired.