News Corp. finalizes $210M acquisition of Opcity

News Corp. subsidiary and operator Move Inc. has finalized the acquisition of Opcity, a real estate lead generation technology platform.

Keller Williams updates Kelle Snaps with team and agent sales numbers

Now Kelle Snaps will also include information related to an agent and his or her team and show how many homes the agent or team has sold in a specific neighborhood over the past year. 

The Inman Weekender, October 13-14, 2018

The week’s top real estate industry stories, and practical advice to use this weekend.

Haus reveals new CEO and a free online homeselling platform

Former Trulia executive Jonathan McNulty will lead the startup as it expands its offering in California to guide FSBOs through the entire sales process.

3 key factors at play in every successful brokerage acquisition

Acquiring a brokerage can be a great move for your real estate business — if it’s the right fit and the right time. Here are three key steps you should take if your goal is a successful acquisition.

Realtors and homes at risk as Hurricane Michael hits

Before the storm hit, real estate data and tech firm CoreLogic said property valued in excess of $13.4 billion was at risk of damage from the storm. Today, CoreLogic estimates that damage from wind and storm surges ranges from $2 billion to $4.5 billion — $1.5 billion to $3 billion of which applies to residential properties.

Redfin’s 1% listing fee launches in Salt Lake City and Nashville

Redfin is bringing its 1 percent listing fee program to Salt Lake City and Nashville, the Seattle-based brokerage announced on Wednesday. Redfin typically offers a 1.5 percent fee — or 2 percent fee that includes a deep cleaning and prepping a home for the market — but that number has dropped in many of the brokerage’s largest U.S. markets.

Keller Williams adds Trinidad and Tobago to list of global markets

Keller Williams Worldwide has launched a new franchise in Trinidad and Tobago, which is slated to open its first office in Port of Spain within months.

OJO Labs acquires WolfNet Technologies

The deal merges the new consumer-facing property search tool OJO with a trusted agent-and-broker focused software and data company in the form of WolfNet.

Christie’s International Real Estate heads to Aspen, eyes expansion

Following the launch of Christie’s International Real Estate’s first company-owned brokerage in NYC, the luxury real estate company is heading to Aspen.