Real estate’s big threat, according to a Coldwell Banker NRT exec

As the regional executive vice president of the eastern seaboard and midwest regions at Coldwell Banker NRT, Sue Yannaccone oversees 239 Coldwell Banker offices.

Virtual brokerages ‘will pull us all down’

Long & Foster CEO Jeff Detwiler is unhappy with the state of agent professionalism, training and supervision in the real estate industry. He put virtual brokerages in the crosshairs in conversation with David Charron, the president of MRIS Investors, at Inman Connect in New York City on Thursday.

Xavier Dean Realty launches with 100% commission model

Dean Aguilar, the CEO behind a San Diego real estate team, is starting a new remote-working, 100 percent commission model brokerage in the city.

Who needs an office? Not me

You’d think brick-and-mortar brokerages are the way to go, but what good is that fancy office space if no customers walk in? Real estate agents are so mobile that sometimes working from home, a coffee shop or a library is the best option — at least that’s how this indie broker feels.

Ready player one: how the new hybrid virtual brokerage can help you compete

It’s only been in the last few years that virtual brokerages have popped up, and they’re a hot topic within the industry. Without a physical location, virtual brokerages have significantly lower overhead costs and can scale their business with relative ease — two big reasons why they’re growing in popularity.

KW to launch virtual brokerages for expansion business owners

At last week’s Keller Williams Mega Camp, a company retreat for select Keller Williams leaders, Keller Williams CEO and president John Davis announced the real estate franchisor would be launching virtual brokerages.

Indie real estate brokerages joining cloud-based competitors, like eXp Realty and Real

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. This thinking has long inspired some independent brokerages to affiliate with traditional brands. And a similar rationale is spurring others to join fast-growing cloud-based brokerages. …

To office or not to office? How virtual and brick-and-mortar brokerages make it work

Brand-new brokerage Clockhouse Realty started business on January 1, servicing all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Why the decision to be virtual? “We quickly realized that by not opening a traditional office, we would be able to offer a much higher…

Does a brokerage really need a brick-and-mortar location?

The storefront office with the flyers in the window has been the cornerstone of brokerage operations, from small towns to downtown locations. Is it still a relevant way to do business? Do brokerages really need a brick-and-mortar location? Yes. And no….

How eXp Realty is tackling portal threat with new agent tech

When a real estate brokerage is almost completely virtual and it’s at least partially owned by its agents, the pressure’s on for any tech company that commits to power its lead generation. That’s especially true when the brokerage aspires to remain rel…