HomeSmart acquires Coldwell Banker Trails and Paths in Arizona

Arizona-based real estate franchisor HomeSmart today announced the acquisition of Coldwell Banker Trails and Paths, a team of 65 agents in Mesa, Arizona. This deal brings HomeSmart’s total network count to 14,500 agents (within 133 teams) across 17 states.

Xome operator Nationstar acquired by WMIH Corp.

WMIH Corp. has acquired a majority interest in Nationstar, the mortgage servicing company that owns real estate technology platform Xome and recently rebranded its loan origination operations to “Mr. Cooper.” …

Is HomeServices of America quietly taking over the Mid-Atlantic?

As an acquisition arms race goes down on the West Coast between Douglas Elliman and Pacific Union, Berkshire Hathway affiliate HomeServices of America (HOA) is making moves in the East …

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…

Brokerage M&A activity will be ‘good, not great’ in 2017 — here’s why

The market for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the real estate industry was very strong from mid-2013 to mid-2016 — and then it cooled off. “I think for 2017 across the country, we will have a good, but not great, year in M&A activity,” said Steve Murray, President of Real Trends Consulting, which specializes in valuation and mergers and acquisitions …

ERA Real Estate expands following mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions involving regional brokerages are on the rise, and ERA Real Estate expects to be part of the continuing consolidation. During the first quarter of this year, the real estate firm added two new franchises and completed a local a…

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…

More M&A in real estate tech

HomeActions, which helps real estate agents drum up new business by helping them email newsletters to prospects, says its client base will grow to more than 5,000 real estate professionals with the acquisition of Houston, Texas-based ContactDirect.net …