The 6 loudest topics at Inman Connect New York 2019

Creating a single MLS, the iBuyer debate and so much more — Inman Connect New York is an annual highlight of the real estate and tech scene. Here were some of the hottest discussions from the event.

Multiple listing service ‘globalists’ warn against ‘protectionism’

Speaking onstage at Inman Connect, two industry leaders advocated a “global” approach to the operation of multiple listing services.

This one barrier is keeping us from innovating

Brokers and MLSs don’t speak the same lanugage. In this article, Sam DeBord decodes the translucent industry lingo surrounding MLS consolidation.

How to conquer the 7 deadly sins of real estate leadership

There are many brilliant minds guiding the industry toward a more open and dynamic atmosphere. These role models provide the vision to lead the industry forward and away from the seven deadly sins of leadership: sloth, wrath, lust, envy, pride, glutton…

The endless battle for data control

The battle over listing syndication isn’t new, and the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors isn’t the first to flirt with ending automatic syndication.

Real estate roundup: Big money, bad data, bot bites dog

Seattle broker Sam DeBord gives his take (and more) on the stories that are driving real estate headlines. This week: big money’s influence on real estate, data manipulation and OJO Labs’ acquisition of WolfNet Technology.

Compass president riles up industry with opinions on tech

An opinion piece published on social networking platform LinkedIn by Compass President Leonard Steinberg titled, “Before Compass, Technology Was Barely Mentioned In Real Estate,” has the industry buzzing — and not in a good way.

Does a Compass lie? Finding true north in real estate

Earlier this week, Brad Inman relayed a story about a spat between Windermere and Compass. His analysis seems like the perfect lens through which to view the current state of the industry.

Who’s lobbying NAR? Zillow, dues dollars and the DOJ

The National Association of Realtors is perennially involved in lobbying legislators to effect healthy real estate policy. The shoe has been on the other foot lately. A local association is lobbying membership to push back against an NAR dues increase,…