Stories from the housing crash: How the industry survived and thrived

A decade ago, the housing market collapsed and Wall Street sputtered. It was the beginning of a decade of deep anxiety that still lingers today.

Industry vet Russ Cofano joins app-based brokerage Real

Industry veteran Russ Cofano is joining app-based brokerage Real as president and co-founder, the company announced on Monday.

6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world

AI is an umbrella term for things like machine learning, facial recognition, speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. But as fancy, and potentially scary, as those things sound, AI today is very narrow in that it is designe…

7 ways real estate leaders can improve their social media

Thanks to social media, people who once seemed out of reach, such as celebrities and politicians, now pop up in our feeds daily, posting pictures of their personal lives and engaging with those they serve and entertain. Many real estate leaders struggl…

Re/Max investigation finds founder and CEO both violated ethics code

Ending an internal investigation first announced in November, a special committee has found that Re/Max founder Dave Liniger and executive Adam Contos broke the company’s code of ethics by failing to disclose to the Re/Max board of directors a $2.4 mil…

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 …