Agentology rebrands as ‘Verse,’ branches out beyond real estate

The company will now field and vet leads for companies in sectors such as education and insurance as well as real estate.

Compass agent launches his own iBuyer platform

Unlike a lot of brokerages in the industry, launching an iBuyer platform isn’t an immediate focus for Compass, the well-funded New York City-based brokerage. But that isn’t stopping one of the company’s San Diego-based real estate teams from launching …

Keller Williams rolls out new concierge program in 3 states

Currently available to select agents in Texas, Georgia and California, the program will allow agents to advise homeowners on how to maximize sales price.

How realtor.com just got way better at lead conversion

News Corp., owner of realtor.com, announced the $210 million acquisition of lead qualification service Opcity. With this acquisition, realtor.com dives deeper into the lead conversion funnel in a major way.

Engel & Völkers and Concierge partner for property auctions

Engel & Völkers announced that its Americas division is partnering with Concierge Auctions, the lux property marketplace, to make Concierge the “preferred auction provider” for Engel & Völkers Americas properties.

SmartZip launches new service to connect agents with ready sellers

In an inventory-starved, raging-hot seller’s market, finding homesellers who are ready to pull the trigger and connecting with them fast can mean the difference between becoming the real estate agent who lists that home and the agent who wishes she had…

Meet the Mdrn. brokerage, where tech, concierge and agents collide

How does a millennial New York brokerage owner expand his business? If you are 27-year-old Zach Ehrlich, founder of Mdrn. Residential (pronounced “modern residential”), you try to address pain points head-on …

Luxury listing: corner condo overlooking Madison Square Park

This corner apartment in Midtown East, Manhattan overlooks Fifth Avenue, Madison Square Park and other New York City landmarks. An entry hallway leads to the home’s expansive living room, complete with oversized windows and pine floors. Part of The Gra…

Super gives DC-area homeowners less to worry about

While owning a home is one of the best investments that most people can make, the initial financial hurdle to home ownership might not be the last big chunk of change that is dropped. Routine home maintenance, surprise repairs, and the time needed to c…

How to tap into the next big buyer wave — ‘boomers’

As the boomers face empty nest syndrome and retirement, they’re shedding their big family houses for a low-maintenance, lock-and-leave lifestyle, often in a warmer climate. Tapping into this trend can provide you with a lucrative business niche for man…