The winners and losers of this year’s real estate recruiting season

It’s head-hunting season in the real estate brokerage world. Agents are agonizing over the being inundated with broker recruiting calls, but let’s face it: it’s the only time of year that they actually listen to us …

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 …

Team recruitment drives eXp’s strong agent growth in Q3

In the third quarter, eXp World Holdings, the parent company of virtual brokerage eXp Realty, raised its revenue to $48.1 million, an increase of 203 percent year over year. Overall the company booked a net loss of $7.8 million for the quarter, down fr…

Re/Max investigation may hinge on code of conduct

One day after Re/Max abruptly postponed a scheduled earnings call citing an internal investigation into allegations “concerning actions” between co-chief executives Dave Liniger and Adam Contos, it appears that predicted damage to the real estate franc…

Do clients think of real estate agents as fiduciaries?

“Do you think of yourself as a fiduciary with your clients?” Brad Inman posted this seemingly innocent question on the Inman Coast to Coast Facebook Page …

Do clients think of real estate agents as fiduciaries?

“Do you think of yourself as a fiduciary with your clients?” Brad Inman posted this seemingly innocent question on the Inman Coast to Coast Facebook Page …

Growing eXp Realty agent count propels Q2 revenue

EXp World Holdings, the Bellingham, Washington-based holding company for eXp Realty, announced its second quarter 2017 earnings today, reporting revenue of $39.6 million for the quarter, up 198 percent from $13.3 million in Q2 …

Irked brokers slam forced MLS membership rule

According to the brokers pushing for change, the policy as-is hurts agent recruiting and retention; forces brokers or their agents to pay for MLS services they do not want or find valuable; and discriminates against newer, tech-enabled business models …

EXp Realty deepens leadership bench with 4 big industry hires

After nearly tripling its agent count in 2016, cloud-based brokerage eXp Realty today announced the addition of four new management-level hires …

How eXp Realty is tackling portal threat with new agent tech

When a real estate brokerage is almost completely virtual and it’s at least partially owned by its agents, the pressure’s on for any tech company that commits to power its lead generation. That’s especially true when the brokerage aspires to remain rel…