Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?

The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman’s real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.

Wife can’t perform ‘spousal duties’ after fall at home showing: Suit

Lisa and Marc Primeau are suing HomeSmart, Keller Williams and a pair of Orange County, California, brokers after the woman says she fell on an uneven patio.

‘Outside the box’: HomeSmart franchisee acquires Realty One Group brokerages

A fact sheet explaining the new franchise arrangement, reviewed last week by Inman, states both the Realty One Group and the HomeSmart offices will continue operating independently of each other.

100% for Agents: HomeSmart Shows Why Letting Agents Keep All of Their Commission Is in a Broker’s Best Interest

Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the October issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. There is much discussion in the industry about the fate of the residential real estate brokerage. Traditional, commission-split brokerages are anticipated by many to be on their way out. In fact, some industry experts say the steady […]

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HomeSmart International tallies Q1 franchise sales spike

HomeSmart International, the Scottsdale, Arizona, franchisor, reported a 33 percent year-over-year increase in franchises nationwide for the first quarter of 2018, according to quarterly results released Wednesday. The rapidly growing company, which bo…

Teamwork and Collaboration

In the following interview, Todd Priest, broker of HomeSmart PV & Associates in Modesto, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, challenges in the market, and more. Region Served: Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced and Fresno Counties Years in Real Estate: 28 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 267 Best Time Management Tip: Keep things […]

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How to digest a big acquisition: HomeSmart’s top leaders spill the beans

At the end of May, a group of around 400 agents gathered at the Mile High Station, an attractive Denver party venue, as HomeSmart International announced the acquisition of Denver-based Cherry Creek Properties. It marked the culmination of a relationsh…

Ashley Bowers: Overcoming fears to rise as a young leader

COO of HomeSmart International Ashley Bowers became president of a national corporation at 28. With a customer base of 65-year-olds, she faced ridicule for being so young while also holding a significant leadership position. …

The week in real estate industry deals: Oct. 31-Nov. 4

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deal…

Inman announces 11 additional sponsors for Inman Connect San Francisco

Emeryville, CA (July 22, 2016) – Inman® announced another 10 companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect San Francisco, Aug. 2-5, …