‘Consumers are fed up:’ KW sued over agent cold calls on expired listings

Keller Williams Realty is the latest real estate company to be hit with a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging its agents made unsolicited calls to consumers without their consent.

Bombshell suit against real estate firms could get even bigger

Three additional plaintiffs have been added to a lawsuit involving the sharing of commissions between listing and buyer brokers.

Keller Williams training scripts called out in commission lawsuit

The suit points to Keller Williams training scripts as evidence that the Austin-based brokerage and franchisor steers buyers away from listings offering low commissions.

Don’t believe Keller Williams is a tech company? Think again

When Gary Keller declared that his company was a technology company, most industry experts thought this was aspirational. Here’s why industry veteran and regular Inman columnist Bernice Ross believes doubters are dead wrong.

WATCH: Getting transparent about top teams’ finances

What do the models look like for the teams with the highest profit margins? Vija Williams, KW’s Matt Fetick Real Estate Team’s Matt Fetick and Halstead’s Louise Phillips Forbes get real about their financial IQ onstage at Inman Connect New York. 

The bombshell lawsuit that could undo the US real estate industry

A homeseller has filed a class action lawsuit challenging a principal tenet of how the real estate industry works in the U.S. as well as one of the main reasons behind the existence of multiple listing services: the sharing of sales commissions between…

5 reasons we jumped the KW ship for eXp

The Ellis Team was with KW for two years and RE/MAX for nearly 18 before that. Now they are betting against franchises entirely. Here’s why leaders Rick and Tracy Ellis decided to make the move to a virtual brokerage in the name of expansion.

Keller Williams sheds ‘traditional broker’ shell for new data-driven model

Data sharing among the company’s 173,000 agents “will be the focal point going forward,” said CEO John Davis at Keller Williams’ Family Reunion event in Anaheim, California. “We are not going to play from somebody else’s playbook. We may have to expand the definition of culture. Specifically how and when we share with each other.” …

CFPB orders real estate brokers, lenders to pay $4M in fines

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined two mortgage lenders and two real estate brokerages for what the federal agency says was an “illegal kickback scheme” in which one of the lenders allegedly paid for mortgage business referrals, …

Profit-share checks cut at KW to the tune of $5.6M

While some employees are on their boss’ naughty list, it’s obvious that the employees at Keller Williams’ headquarters have been especially nice this year. This morning, KW executives surprised their team of 245 employees with more than $5.6 million in…