Coldwell Banker in pole position? CBx Seller Leads sees big 1st-year growth

Coldwell Banker’s CBx Seller Leads, a free lead service for affiliated companies, has seen a 74 percent adoption rate in its first 12 months. The “machine learning” software helps convert leads into listings at three times the market rate, according to…

Ohio Keller Williams team nabs top spots in NAGLREP rankings

Michael Zinicola’s EZ Referral Network did 1,081 sides and $208.9 million in volume, according to Real Trends.

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

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

KW copied former vendor’s tech, refused to pay: Lawsuit

TPI Cloud Hosting alleges Keller Williams agreed to pay $1.8 million to develop a consumer-facing app, but never paid, then used the technology to build its app in-house.

National Association of Realtors asks judge to toss antitrust suits

A pair of lawsuits could upend how compensation works, but NAR believes the cases “are wrong on the facts, wrong on the economics and wrong on the law.”

Offerpad to finance Keller Williams’ homebuying operation

Offerpad will provide the homebuying capital behind Keller Offers in 12 markets, giving KW agents a chance to rep both sides of a sales transaction for the iBuyer.

The top 5 takeaways from the real estate industry’s Q2 earnings

Zillow business shifts, Wall Street’s thoughts on profitability and a slow housing market were the biggest topics over the past two weeks.

After ‘ghost agent’ purge, Keller Williams’ agent count is growing

Following two straight quarters of North American agent count declines, Keller Williams added nearly 3,000 associates in the second quarter.

Brivity now exclusive partner in KW Marketplace

The software platform now integrates with KW Command and its mobile app is the exclusive provider of custom websites and pay-per-lead services.

Keller Williams makes changes to franchise agreements

Operating partners will no longer be required to own a stake in their market center, and the company is removing noncompete language for third-party vendors.