HomeServices buys Houlihan Lawrence

HomeServices of America, Inc., has bought Houlihan Lawrence, one of the leading real estate brokerages serving New York City’s northern suburbs …

Top 10 posts from last week

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Top comments of the week Jan. 9-13

This week a rabble-rousing brokerage started publishing commission data again, a mega MLS emerged on the East coast while another dissolved and got auctioned for $250,000 and we heard about the Zillow-VHT photo copyright lawsuit heading to trial. Here’…

Century 21 unveils new ad campaign with ‘Not An App’

According to Century 21’s latest study (executed by Wakefield Research), a whopping 92 percent of millennial homebuyers believe it’s important for a real estate agent to get to know them before choosing to work with them, and another 9 out of 10 believ…

RealScout acquires Hesta Home, a buyer/agent home search platform

RealScout, an emerging tech player that provides brokers and agents with a collaborative, branded home search experience, ended 2016 strong with $7 million in funding and an expansion into five new markets on the east and west coasts …

Zillow: Millennials and communities of color facing challenges

As the overall U.S. housing market recovers, the economic and housing prospects for millennials, communities of color and the working poor are on life support, according to recent research by Zillow based on an analysis involving TransUnion outstanding…

Two more sad pieces of news for the real estate industry

Agent safety, or the lack thereof, is one the of most persistent concerns for real estate professionals across the nation. Viewing listings alone, conducting meetings with clients you’ve never met and other daily tasks, unfortunately, open the door for…

PropTiger and Housing.com merge in India

Two of India’s leading real estate providers announced that they would merge to become the largest online real estate services company in the country. PropTiger and Housing.com will merge, and Dhruv Agarwala, co-founder and CEO of PropTiger, will serve as CEO of the joint entity …

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week …

Top comments of the week Jan. 2-6

With the comment section on fire this week, we heard crazy stories about clients with unreasonable demands, advice on starting your own brokerage, skepticism over the virtual office, and how being an agent and stay-at-home parent can, in fact, work …