WATCH: Have you identified your unique value proposition?

Thad Wong of @properties, Kendall Butler of FLI Properies and Glenn Sanford of eXp Realty take the stage at Inman Connect San Francisco to help answer the fundamental question, “Why do you exist?”

What’s trending in real estate?

A trio of industry leaders discussed the latest trends in the real estate industry on Thursday, on the main stage at Inman Connect in San Francisco.

Artificial intelligence startup First.io raises $5 million

First.io, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict when people are going to move, has raised $5 million in Series A funding.

Indie Broker Summit NY 18: Why you’ve got it wrong about Compass

@properties co-founder Thaddeus Wong took the Indie Broker Summit stage at Inman Connect New York to explain a little bit more about how his new competitor, Compass, has affected his brokerage, the market and the real estate industry in general …

ICNY 18: How to be crazy successful in your real estate business

Are you obsessed with your real estate business? According to Williams & Williams agent Rayni Williams, you’ve got to put a little crazy into your business to get that crazy success out of it …

Top Chicago brokerage @properties launches self-updating CMA tool

Illinois’ largest independent brokerage launched the Windy City’s first continually updating comparative market analysis (CMA) platform to ensure finding comps is a seamless task for their sellers …

Broker’s ‘evil genius’ idea shows off listing agents

Sometimes adding one plus one equals more than two — a lot more. Chicago-based independent brokerage @properties, founded in 2000, is a success story by multiple measures. But that doesn’t mean that its co-founder, Thaddeus Wong, believes the firm has…

How can brokerages save money and stay competitive?

Thad Wong, co-founder of @properties, says the biggest change happening for brokerages right now is a major movement toward reducing costs. The trick to doing that while still remaining competitive is to replace certain expenses with valuable, competit…

Creating office meetings that associates don’t want to miss

Thad Wong hosts company meetings about eight times a year. “The no. 1 thing we’ve started doing now is we have a section of the meeting focused on disruptors,” he explained. For example: Redfin. @properties spent the meeting examining why Redfin is suc…

How to nurture an elite brokerage through a recession

From $40 million to $7 billion, the co-founder of @properties, Thad Wong, explains how he and his partner grew their Chicagoland brokerage …