New York lawsuit calls dual agency deals into question

A New York homebuyer has filed suit against Houlihan Lawrence, accusing the firm of “predatory behavior” through a legal practice known as dual agency.

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?

Re/Max will auction off this tiny home to raise money for sick kids

To celebrate the 35-year anniversary of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Re/Max is auctioning off a tiny home designed by architectural students.

Compass expands again, partners with team of agents from 30-year-old Lake Tahoe brokerage

San Francisco-based Compass continues to navigate to new markets, most recently heading due east from its headquarters to establish an office in Lake Tahoe.

CreeliT announces updates to automated marketing solution

Amarki, developed by CreeliT, helps real estate agents and brokers automate marketing tasks and campaigns.

Gary Keller slams real estate startups, refuses to sit down

The co-founder of Keller Williams took to the stage of Inman Connect San Francisco to warn that Redfin, Opendoor and others would ditch agents if they could.

Illinois and Iowa Realtors consolidate 4 MLS systems

In Illinois and Iowa, Realtors have consolidated four multiple listings services to create the RMLS Alliance, executives told Inman on Tuesday.

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.

Compass to offer boutique indie brokerages access to its tech platform

Real estate brokerages across the country will soon have the ability to equip agents with the full suite of Compass tech without being acquired outright.