The biggest benefit of agent healthcare benefits? Happiness

Real estate agents need healthcare like everyone else, but they face significant challenges when it comes to actually getting it.

Tru Realty CEO reveals the secret to picking tech vendors as an indie

Sarah Richardson chats with Inman about staying competitive, choosing from a wide array of tech vendors and the importance of building a strong agent culture.

HomeSmart acquires 650-agent indie brokerage TriStar Realty

HomeSmart International, which also owns a franchise division, vowed on Wednesday to double its agent count over the next three years.

EXp Realty becomes latest brokerage to offer healthcare plan

EXp Realty is partnering with Clearwater Benefits, an 18-month-old, Texas-based insurance startup for independent contractors.

‘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.

HomeSmart’s new website serves up listings from wherever you go

HomeNearMe.com is a desktop and mobile site developed in-house that serves up multiple listing service listings from 96 markets nationwide. Users see listings based on proximity, so they can see the properties closest to them without having to search o…

ReferralExchange partners with HomeSmart, expands to Canada

ReferralExchange announced Thursday that it is expanding into Canada and that it has teamed up with tech-forward real estate company HomeSmart.

HomeSmart expands to Florida

HomeSmart is taking its brokerage operations to the Sunshine State. The company announced on Wednesday it’s set to expand to Florida, the 29th state with a HomeSmart presence — thanks to the company’s franchise arm — and the fourth with a company-owned brokerage.

HomeServices dethrones NRT as top brokerage in US: Real Trends

HomeServices of America has ended NRT’s two-decade reign atop the Real Trends 500 list, beating the Realogy company in number of transactions.

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See how texting has evolved with advances in geotagging and smart-sign technology, and learn how to get the most out of your messages to clients.