Houston Association of Realtors President: 41% of current sellers would consider using an iBuyer

Houston Association of Realtors President Bob Hale and industry experts discussed the iBuyer as a lead generation tool at RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate CEO Exchange.

Agent behind Playboy mansion sale doesn’t fear a recession

Gary Gold talked to Inman about how to “coach” high-end clients, how luxury real estate will always rely on agents and how real estate pros can better work with luxury clients.

The Real Word: Are you ready to get out of real estate?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Byron and Nicole take the quiz  to find out if they are retirement-ready.

Zillow is partnering with homebuilders across the US

Zillow announced Thursday a new partnership with roughly a dozen homebuilders in Zillow Offers markets across the country. The new program will allow consumers to sell their existing home to Zillow but wait up to eight months to close on the sale of th…

Compass opens a technology center in Seattle

As part of an effort to recruit more West Coast tech talent, tech-forward brokerage Compass has launched a Seattle technology center.

IBM sues Zillow over multiple charges of patent infringement

IBM is suing real estate tech giant Zillow over seven charges of patent infringement related to a host of computer processes that Zillow uses to run its website.

Coldwell Banker Bain expands by acquiring another CB franchisee

Coldwell Banker Bain acquired Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate, giving the combined company four offices and more than 300 agents in Oregon.

Compass’ head of comms to depart after 9 months

Jason Post, Compass’ vice president of communications, is leaving the well-funded, growing real estate brokerage to join Google, Post confirmed to Inman, Wednesday. Post took the helm in January 2019, after former head of communications Julie Binder left the company. 

NRT’s Coldwell Banker launches new home repair program

The new service pairs sellers using NRT’s Coldwell Banker agents with consultants and project managers from home repair portal HomeAdvisor.

StreetEasy launches new agent advertising program

“StreetEasy Experts” will now allow buyer’s agents to advertise themselves on specific listings.