Raising the real estate bar, the Zillow and Compass way

A few years ago, a real estate veteran allegedly wore a hat with the number “40” emblazoned on the crown, which was his purported ranking on the Stefan Swanepoel 200 Power List.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate expands to Oklahoma

Metro First Realty of Edmund, Oklahoma — a one-time member of the Metro First Realty franchise network — is affiliating with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and will rebrand as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Paramount. The franchise will be the company’s first in Oklahoma. 

WATCH: The tech that powers agent success

Many brokerages are touting their proprietary tech offerings as a competitive advantage, but what technologies are the real must-haves? Strip away the hyperbole and drill down to the nitty gritty in this Inman Connect New York video.

WATCH: How to have vision without eyesight

On the surface level, real estate is almost thoroughly visual. What can we learn about real estate and life when we remove sight and focus on other senses? Co-founder of Senspoint Design, who has been blind since birth, Hoby Wedler shows the Inman Connect New York crowd how to fully utilize their senses.

WATCH: What trends should brokers be embracing in 2019?

Data is the new currency. Focus on culture and core values. The era of one-size-fits-all brokerages is dead! If you’re a broker, these are just a few of the trends you will need to grab ahold of and embrace in 2019. 

Here’s how Compass, Realogy and NextHome test new technology

Industry technology leaders from Compass, NextHome and Realogy laid out their companies’ different approaches when it comes to building technology on a panel at Inman Connect in New York City on Tuesday.

Here are Swanepoel’s most powerful and influential people in real estate

Ron Peltier, the CEO of HomeServices of America is the most powerful and influential person in real estate according to sixth annual Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200), published by T3 Sixty. Peltier beat out other top executives from Keller Williams, RE/MAX,…

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate expands into Texas, Arkansas

Right off the heels of its expansion into central New Jersey earlier this month, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate announced its latest extension partnership, this time in Texarkana, Texas.

Realogy roars: Corcoran and Climb to franchise in 2019

In a double-barreled play to leverage brand identity and work culture, Corcoran and Climb will target franchise opportunities globally and domestically.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate revamps agent marketing tool for mobile era

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is overhauling its predictive marketing tool to give agents and brokers a deeper mobile experience.