‘It’s creating a nightmare’: Agents, landlords bristle at new eviction ban

Renters in the U.S. were given a reprieve from potential evictions Tuesday thanks to a new federal moratorium, though a number of real estate professionals worried that new rule could imperil mom and pop landlords and ultimately come back to bite renters themselves as well. News of the rental eviction ban surfaced Tuesday afternoon, two … Read more

@properties scores its biggest franchise yet

A major Indianapolis indie is moving over to @properties to become the Chicago-based tech-oriented brokerage’s largest, and fourth ever, franchise. The indie has been known as Plat Collective since its founding in 2011, but will spend the next couple of months rebranding to operate under the @properties banner. According to a statement from the companies, … Read more

RedfinNow becomes first major iBuyer to launch in Chicago

RedfinNow, the tech-powered brokerage’s iBuying service, has become the first major iBuyer to launch in Chicago, according to a company announcement released Tuesday. Sellers in the Chicago area will now have the opportunity to request a cash offer from RedfinNow, rather than going on the open market to sell their home. Redfin has been operating … Read more

@properties expands franchise business into Dallas

Jerry Mooty, Jr., will build @properties third-ever brokerage with backing from the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. About 10 months after it unveiled a new franchise brand, Chicago-based brokerage @properties announced Tuesday that it is pushing the brand into the Dallas market — and that the franchise there will have the backing of a famous … Read more

@properties to acquire referral platform Suburban Jungle

Suburban Jungle gives consumers personalized information to help identify which suburban community will best suit them as they move out of a big city. Fast-growing Chicago-based brokerage @properties revealed Tuesday that it has acquired Suburban Jungle, a company that helps consumers choose communities and promises high-quality leads to agents. Suburban Jungle described itself in a … Read more

Real estate shouldn’t ‘rush back to 2019’ as the pandemic winds down

Industry leaders said Wednesday that real estate, and multiple listing services in particular, have evolved during the pandemic — and will continue to do so in the future. Day 2 of Inman Connect is underway with an all-star lineup, including Opendoor’s Eric Wu, Keller Williams’ Wendy Papasan, and many more. Register now to watch the rest of … Read more

@properties launches new listing presentation tool

The Digital Listing Presentation integrates with @properties’ existing tech suite and is being billed as a way to save agents time and effort. Technology-focused brokerage @properties has debuted a new cloud-based listing presentation tool that, the company says, will allow agents to easily customize their pitches and ultimately win more business. The new tool, dubbed … Read more

The New Normal for listings is endless evolution

“The New Normal” is a multistory Inman series exploring what’s returning to normal after the pandemic fades and what will never be the same. Check back tomorrow for a new installment and join us June 15-17 when we take the conversation live at Inman Connect. When Suzanne DesMarais started her real estate career a couple of decades ago, … Read more

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