Zillow’s iBuyer sends revenue soaring in Q4, beats expectations

The company’s revenue jumped 158 percent year-over-year during the final months of 2019 — far more than analysts had expected.

High-profile California team jumps from Sotheby’s to Keller Williams

The Gunderman Group includes 18 people and will now be part of KW Oakland, a Keller Williams franchise.

Looking for a new investment property? Head south

Twenty-four out of financial service company IPX1031’s 30 cities to buy investment properties in were located in the South or Southeast.

HomeLight launches Elite Agent program for top producers

Elite Agent status will be awarded to the top 1 percent of the real estate professionals on HomeLight’s platform.

HomeLight to help buyers make all-cash offers, trade in homes

The new Cash Close product is meant to make consumers more nimble and competitive and is the latest turn in HomeLight’s evolution as a transaction streamlining company.

Qualia CEO Nate Baker talks tech disruption, iBuyer growth and ‘onerous’ housing regulations

Nate Baker, whose company produces software to streamline real estate transactions, thinks trends like iBuying will get bigger even as supply shortages continue to plague cities.

Jim Harrison out at MLSListings, now consulting for Compass

Jim Harrison was first put on leave last fall. His official departure from the Northern California MLS took place in December.

Austin Board of Realtors settles with CoreLogic over data sales

The settlement comes eight months after the Austin Board of Realtors accused CoreLogic of improperly selling data on sold homes.

Ben Kinney Companies acquires 7th Keller Williams franchise

The purchase of Keller Williams Marysville brings Ben Kinney Companies’ total agent count to more than 1,450 and further extends the firm’s reach in the Pacific Northwest.

Redfin Direct expands to biggest market yet: California

As of Tuesday, Redfin Direct is now available in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, the Inland Empire and most of Redfin’s other California markets.