ICNY 18: Why agent teams will soon replace brokerages

“To be clear, brokerage firms as we currently know them will not exist in the next 10 years,” Compass CEO Robert Reffkin told the audience at ICNY …

Compass launches San Diego branch

“When we looked at our growth across Southern California, San Diego became a clear and natural priority in our national expansion.” …

Is the traditional real estate model dying a slow death?

The traditional real estate model is alive and well at many of the big companies, but more importantly, in the myriad of small independent brokers that form the unsung backbone of the industry …

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin’s 8 trends to expect by 2028

“To be clear, brokerage firms as we currently know them will not exist in the next 10 years. Agent teams will replace the brokerage firm.” …

Compass, Redfin CEOs open up about navigating political division

NEW YORK — Chief executives from two high-profile brokerage companies with wildly divergent business models spoke candidly on Tuesday at Inman Connect New York about the travails of voicing public opinion in a fractured political climate …

Why does Compass keep winning?

Jeff Lowe, Chicago’s top-producing broker, was finishing a stationary bike workout when the emails started flying in on Thursday morning. News that the SoftBank Vision Fund had agreed to a $450 million investment into real estate brokerage Compass — claimed to be the largest real estate tech investment in U.S. history — was sending ripples throughout the industry …

Can Realogy pivot to an agent-centric business model?

Earlier this month, Brad Inman wrote an opinion piece that compared Gary Keller with Compass’s CEO, Robert Reffkin. Although the piece initially focused on the similarities and differences of Keller and Reffkin, it quickly moved to a much larger, and important, subject: the evolution (or revolution?) of the brokerage model, from broker-centric to agent-centric …

Compass expands to Chicago with 20-agent-strong Lincoln Park office

Compass, the rapidly growing real estate technology company, announced the opening of the first of three brick-and-mortar Chicago locations, an initial step in an aggressive plan to expand into 10 new markets …

Announcing the first round of speakers for Inman Connect New York 2018

Imagine charting a course through a landscape that’s constantly changing and shifting around and beneath you. That’s what it feels like sometimes to operate in the real estate industry — there are so many new tools and business models in addition to t…

Could Gary Keller and Compass’s Robert Reffkin be more similar?

I recently sat with Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in his slick new offices on New York City’s 5th Avenue, when suddenly the image of Texan Gary Keller oddly flashed before my eyes. It was an illusion that quickly lifted, but something clicked in my head that I had missed before …