What’s trending in real estate?

A trio of industry leaders discussed the latest trends in the real estate industry on Thursday, on the main stage at Inman Connect in San Francisco.

Agents as wealth managers? How to step up your game

Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco suggested agents become wealth managers at a session called “How To Become a Fiduciary for Your Clients.”

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?

Compass CEO reveals how much his company pays to acquire brokerages

Compass CEO and founder Robert Reffkin, in a wide-ranging conversation with Inman founder Brad Inman at the Inman Connect San Francisco conference on Thursday, revealed how much Compass pays to acquire brokerages.

Why Wall Street loves real estate tech, according to a short seller

Wall Street vet Andrew Left tells real estate professionals why Wall Street suddenly loves real estate tech at Inman Connect San Francisco.

Homesnap pairs with Facebook to offer Dynamic Ads to brokerages

Homesnap, a mobile home shopping platform used by agents and brokerages, is launching Facebook’s Dynamic Ads for Real Estate.

US housing starts plummet 12% in June, marking 9-month low

The number of new home permits issued nationwide fell to the lowest in nine months, according to a new Housing Starts report.

Zillow’s Instant Offers homebuying service is coming to Atlanta

Three months after Zillow started buying homes with its own money and then reselling them, the real estate giant is expanding Instant Offers to Atlanta.

EXp agents own 15%-20% of company stock: CEO Glenn Sanford

The reasons that an agent choses a specific brokerage are myriad. Some boast their technological prowess, others name recognition, but eXp Realty offers something unique: stock in the company.

The biggest challenges in real estate today

At this year’s Inman Connect San Francisco conference, speakers discussed everything from today’s unstable market to the best ways to maximize leads.