Compass CEO acknowledges tech problems, promises fixes in 2019

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin highlighted the trials and tribulations of a watershed year of expansion in an end-of-year email delivered to staff and agents, obtained by Inman.

Keller Williams, realtor.com top Newsweek customer service rankings

Keller Williams has been crowned the top real estate agency for customer service in Newsweek’s new survey, America’s Best Customer Service 2019, while realtor.com beat Zillow for the top real estate database spot.

Ebby Halliday CEO on honoring the past and updating the brand

Longtime HomeServices of America executive Chris Kelly has some trailblazing shoes to fill in his new role as CEO of Ebby Halliday, which was founded in 1945.

Ebby Halliday appoints new CEO as longtime leader steps aside

Mary Frances Burleson, the longtime CEO and president of Ebby Halliday, is stepping down to assume a new role as chairman emeritus as she focuses on the company’s philanthropic efforts, per an announcement this week. Chris Kelly, who formerly served in senior leadership roles at HomeServices of America will take over as CEO.

Broker Public Portal appoints five new board officers, including chair

Broker Public Portal, a collective, public-facing multiple listing service (MLS), has named five new board officers for the coming year.

HomeServices of America® Acquires BHHS Ambassador Real Estate

Acquisition strengthens HomeServices’ presence in the Omaha market HomeServices of America, Inc., has announced that it has acquired Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate as well as an ownership interest in Ambassador Title Services. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Ambassador Real Estate serves the Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, […]

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Real estate leaders weigh in on Trump border separation policy

As the nation slowly learns more about the Trump administration’s policy, a few leading voices in the real estate industry have spoken out.

HomeServices of America: Delivering on Its Mission for 20 Years and Counting

Ron Peltier, CEO/Chairman, HomeServices of America Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the June issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. What started with the simple yet ambitious mission to deliver the best possible homeownership experience to consumers in markets across America has today evolved into the nation’s second-largest full-service real estate brokerage firm, […]

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HomeServices Acquires Ebby Halliday in Latest Move

HomeServices of America, Inc. is acquiring Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., a legacy North Texas powerhouse. The acquisition includes the brands Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate and William Trew Real Estate, as well as affiliates Home Team Mortgage and Texas Premier Title. As has been customary with HomeServices, the brand’s names will remain […]

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Warren Buffet’s HomeServices of America to acquire Ebby Halliday

Ebby Halliday, the largest independent brokerage in North Texas is set to combine forces with industry juggernaut HomeServices of America, a spokesperson for Ebby Halliday confirmed to Inman on Tuesday morning.