WATCH: Taking a pulse on the M&A market

Take a look at the most recent merger-and-acquisition trends taking place across the country in Inman Connect San Francisco session video.

News Corp. is acquiring a broker’s license in Texas

Opcity has a brokerage license in its home state of Texas, but the company does not represent homebuyers or sellers, and that will not change after the acquisition, according to Move and Opcity.

How can you expand your business through mergers and acquisitions?

One of the quickest ways for real estate brokerages to grow toward market dominance is through mergers and acquisitions, but how do the titans of the industry eye their next purchase?

To sell or not to sell? Merger-and-acquisition sessions at ICSF will help you

You know it’s crossed your mind when you’ve seen a headline cross your screen — “such-and-such brokerage, team or tech company sold for this dollar amount today!” What do you need to know to make it your company in the headline and to get the best pos…

How property portals are expanding offerings across the value chain

Big property portals around the world have built their businesses off of advertising. Much like the classified sections in the newspapers they replaced, portals like Zillow Group in the U.S. and Rightmove in the U.K. offer the most prominent way to adv…

How major property portals think about mergers and acquisitions

How do large residential real estate portals around the world think about investments and acquisitions? What types of companies do they look to acquire and how do they incorporate them? As the head of strategy at New Zealand’s leading property portal, Trade Me, I dealt with these questions on a daily basis. …

Why are so many brokers exiting the business?

Brad Inman talks to Steve Murray, who owns REAL Trends Consulting and has handled over 2,250 client assignments for realty firms over the past 28 years, with more than 660 merger and acquisition assignments, totaling $11.8 billion in aggregate value …

Real estate M&A: Is the window still open?

Investment dollars are flocking to real estate technology, and there are a few things companies can do to attract a piece of that pie …

Your cheat sheet to the Zillow-Trulia deal

Brokers and agents need to make quick sense of what the closing Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia means for the immediate and ongoing future. To help you toward that end, here is a cheat sheet covering deal structure, what it means for the two brands, an…

Real estate M&A: You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

Mergers and acquisitions in the residential real estate sector are hot, and getting hotter. A taste of some of the recent action: Zillow buys Trulia and acquires smaller firms Postlets, HotPads, StreetEasy, Retsly, Mortech, Buyfolio and RentJuice …