Rise and fall: How much real estate CEOs lost in the stock market slide this week

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones stock index plummeted 800 points. Here are the publicly traded real estate CEOs who took the biggest hit.

Zillow breaks into lead referral business

The new pilot program, which launches in Florida under Premier Broker, will allow brokerages to generate leads with no upfront costs.

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.

Super Bowl champ Mychal Kendricks charged with insider trading over Move acquisition tip

An NFL linebacker allegedly made $279,000 off of News Corp’s acquisition of Move Inc., the company that operates realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors.

News Corp. is buying Opcity for $210M

News Corp subsidiary and realtor.com operator, Move Inc., announced Wednesday the acquisition of Opcity, a real estate lead generation technology platform that matches vetted buyers and sellers with real estate agents in real time, for $210 million.

Realtor.com redesigns website to show new home listings down to the hour

Why the changes? Realtor.com says it wants to better serve its increasingly mobile audience. Per its earnings report earlier this year, realtor.com grew 14 percent year-over-year to over 50 million users, half of which were mobile.

Realtor.com hit with class-action lawsuit over allegedly non-viable leads

Two real estate agents have filed a class-action lawsuit against realtor.com operator and News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc., alleging the company has defrauded thousands of agents by failing to deliver the number of viable leads from Realtor.com it promises.

Lawsuit accuses realtor.com of defrauding agents

In an emailed statement, realtor.com spokesperson Janice McDill told Inman: “The allegations are without merit, and we will defend the case vigorously…” …

Notorious R.O.B.’s 7 predictions for 2018: Disco fever

Realogy will transform to ‘stay alive,’ Redfin gets its groove on and more — Rob Hahn graces us with his seven predictions for 2018, disco-style …

Las Vegas Realtors to cut off listing feed to realtor.com

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors will shut off a listing feed to realtor.com next month after negotiations between the trade group and realtor.com operator Move Inc. fell apart, according to a notice sent out to GLVAR’s 14,000-plus members…