Realtor.com lays off Arizona sales team, consolidates in California

The team in Scottsdale had been working on realtor.com’s lead generation and marketing products, which are geared toward real estate agents. Now, all those sales efforts at realtor.com will be consolidated into an office in Westlake Village, California…

Why didn’t all the rain put a halt to home sales this spring?

The conventional wisdom is that the past month of nonstop rain should have put a damper on real estate sales, but, in fact, the opposite has happened.

Industry veteran Russ Cofano to start team — on and off the court

A brush with death helped Russ Cofano decide to make a major career change. Now, he’ll work as a broker at Windermere Real Estate while fulfilling a dream to coach high school basketball.

Realtor.com operator Move Inc. latest to be hit with ADA lawsuit

A legally blind consumer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against News Corp. subsidiary and realtor.com operator Move Inc., alleging the company’s websites discriminate against people with visual disabilities.

Realtor.com tests replacing its lead-gen with Opcity, angering brokers

Some brokers who rely on realtor.com’s lead generation service are reeling after learning from the company that the service will no longer be offered in their area but instead replaced with one from Opcity, a startup that was acquired by News Corp., the parent company of realtor.com’s operator Move Inc., last year for $210 million.

Lawsuit accusing realtor.com of defrauding agents settled

A suit in which a former employee of Move Inc. accused the company of defrauding agents by charging them for services they never ordered has been settled.

News Corp beats consensus, reports quarterly revenue growth of 21%

News Corp, the parent company of Move’s realtor.com and Australia-based REA Group, reported Thursday that its revenue grew to $2.63 billion during the final three months of 2018, representing a 21 percent year-over-year increase.

The biggest mergers and acquisitions of 2018

The year in real estate was marked by big-name brokerages and franchises using their capital to gobble up market share and boost their value propositions with enhanced agent technology.

Inman’s most-read stories of 2018

The past year has seen a wave of news about new technology, the struggles Realtors are facing in a changing market, lawsuits and even crime. Here are Inman’s 16 must-read posts from 2018.

The endless battle for data control

The battle over listing syndication isn’t new, and the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors isn’t the first to flirt with ending automatic syndication.