Airbnb will hand over data on 17K listings to New York City officials

The data has to do with hosts and reservations on Airbnb’s platform and will be partially anonymized, Airbnb confirmed Friday.

Felix Homes starts flat-fee service

Felix Homes, the Nashville-based startup, just launched a flat-fee service for those who do not qualify for its iBuyer program.

5 quick Memorial Day marketing ideas for agents

Looking for a marketing plan to tie to Memorial Day? It’s not too late! Here are a handful of things you can do — all under three hours — to promote your business.

Dotloop vets and Ben Kinney launch new hospitality brand

D. Alexander marks one of the first publicized bids to “institutionalize” yet another segment of the market.

The Real Word: Redfin and RE/MAX break up

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, after a two-month partnership, Redfin and RE/MAX have ended their deal. 

Traditional brokerage or tech company: How is Compass being valued?

Is Compass worth $4.4 billion, and is it being valued as a traditional brokerage or a technology company? Mike DelPrete takes a look at the company’s valuation, revenue, transaction volume, agent count and profitability.

Opendoor CEO used scholarship cash to become big landlord

CNBC profile explored the personal experiences that led Eric Wu to found Opendoor, an iBuyer based in San Francisco valued at $3.8 billion.

Amazon HQ2 sent home prices skyrocketing in VA neighborhood

Six months after Amazon said it would build a major office in Arlington County, Virginia, home prices in the area have risen by $110,000.

3 essential social media platforms for newbie agents

When it comes to social media, it’s a bit of a jungle out there. To help new agents suss out what’s crucial, here are the top three platforms and some tips for how to make it all work with your marketing plan.

Realtor.com lays off Arizona sales team, consolidates in California

The team in Scottsdale had been working on realtor.com’s lead generation and marketing products, which are geared toward real estate agents. Now, all those sales efforts at realtor.com will be consolidated into an office in Westlake Village, California…