KW iBuyer ‘probably’ coming in Q2, Gary Keller confirms

Keller Williams will “probably” launch its own iBuyer program in the second quarter of 2019, Gary Keller confirmed during a multihour presentation of the company’s 2019 technology plans on Friday, Jan. 11. In audio obtained by Inman, Keller said the fr…

Billionaire-backed discounter shuts brokerage offices

SRE Matrix, a low-fee, tech-focused brokerage that launched in 2014, recently closed its Honolulu office, completing a wind-down of the firm’s company-owned brokerage offices.

Borrowers are turning to digital lenders — and abandoning banks

Americans are increasingly forgoing traditional banks when taking out home loans, pushing mortgage revenue down for big name lenders but offering a boon to unconventional, tech-enabled companies.

The Real Word: HENRYs, bickering buyers and the shutdown

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week: the next generation of wealth and what agents should know. 

4 tips for finding the right real estate coach for you

You can’t reach the top without others to push and encourage you to live your best life. If you’re thinking about getting a coach, here’s what you should look for.

Brokers beware: 9 recruiting red flags

Bringing on the wrong agent is not only dangerous from a broker liability standpoint, but it could also poison the office culture and alienate your current agents. Here’s a list of red flags to look for in interviewing, so hopefully, you can avoid maki…

Would you live in a San Francisco subway car apartment?

As the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) prepares to update its aging cars next year, ideas for their upcycling have been bountiful.

MoxiWorks goes for Upstream’s jugular

Real estate technology firm MoxiWorks has thrown down the gauntlet, casting its own data service MoxiCloud as a replacement for Upstream, the controversial broker data management platform funded by the National Association of Realtors until a sudden split last month.

Offerpad launches in Houston, eyes further expansion

That marks the Arizona-headquartered Offerpad’s second operational market in Texas and 10th across the U.S. At the moment, Offerpad also operates in Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Charlotte, Tucson, Orlando and Los Angeles.

Redfin invests in tech-enabled contracting startup Pro.com

Pro.com announced a new $33 million round of funding, saying the infusion would fuel rapid expansion into new markets over the coming years.