Redefy teams up on referrals with Home Captain

The flat-fee brokerage will now connect unrepresented buyers to agents in Home Captain’s network of 32,000 real estate pros.

Tony Hawk says real estate agents will go extinct in Home Bay ad

Ken Potashner, chairman and CEO, says the savings Home Bay is able to offer buyers and sellers isn’t because his company is skirting on service — he says his tech platform makes everything more efficient and faster, with an average sale time of 38 days.

Flat-fee brokerage Home Bay raises $13.5M, plans expansion

Flat-fee real estate company Home Bay just raised millions of dollars and has plans for a major expansion, marking the latest development in the cut-throat world of disruptive low-cost brokerages.

Flat-fee brokerage agrees to end political campaign-style ads

Homie first made headlines in October when voters in Maricopa County noticed teal signs encouraging them to “vote for homie.”

HEAR IT: Reali releases threatening call from Compass agent

Compass confirmed the call came from one of its agents but declined to provide the person’s name. The company said it was spurred by an incident where a Reali employee set up a sign advertising its flat-fee services outside a Compass open house.

Remodeling Real Estate for the Future

Most of us wake up every morning knowing what we need to do and how we’re going to get it done. But do we ever think about why we do what we do? Well, at HomeSmart International, they think about it every day. In fact, “the why” is what drives the company; it’s the reason […]

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Federated Realty streamlining sales with flat-rate commission

Redfin might have disrupted the real estate space by offering lower commissions for sellers, but Federated Realty of Washington D.C. wants to take that number even lower.

Rather than applying a standard 3 percent selling commission, or even Redfin’s 1.5 percent, the lean brokerage operates on a $1,000 flat fee structure — no matter the price of the home …