Clubhouse ditches invite-only system, opens platform to all

The audio-only social app was once the buzziest thing in tech and real estate. Is going wide enough to save it? Clubhouse, which last winter exploded onto the scene as one of the buzziest apps in the world, announced Wednesday that it is removing its biggest barrier to widespread adoption: the exclusive invite. The question … Read more

Keller Williams eying big change for growing teams

The project is meant to make the process of expanding a team into a new city more streamlined and efficient. It should also turn those teams into an asset for the existing Keller Williams personnel in the new city. Decades after it pioneered the concept of real estate teams, Keller Williams on Tuesday announced a … Read more

Pick up the phone! Top team leaders on making it in a hot market today

Renee Funk, Lance Lokan and Kris Lindahl said during Connect Now that teams should build themselves from within and keep in touch with their communities to stay afloat. Today’s the day: Join us for Inman Connect Now today to dig into key topics like what to double down on this summer, how to prepare for the next … Read more

EXp, Kind Lending team up to launch new mortgage platform

EXp World holdings announced Thursday that it has teamed up with mortgage provider Kind Lending to launch a new borrowing platform for consumers. The new platform is called SUCCESS Lending, placing it under the brand umbrella of SUCCESS Enterprises, a 124-year-old company that eXp acquired last fall. According to a statement from the two companies, … Read more

EXP’s Seth Siegler takes on new role as VP of technology innovation

EXp Realty technology guru Seth Siegler has been promoted to vice president of technology innovation and real estate services, according to an announcement on Tuesday. In his new role, Siegler will grow eXp’s newly-minted technology and innovation department, which will focus on developing new high-tech real estate products and services for professionals and consumers. Glenn … Read more

Miami building tragedy may change condo market forever, agents say

The partial collapse of a luxury condo building in Surfside, Florida, on June 24 has given some homeowners and homebuyers in Florida pause as they consider where they currently live and where they may want to live next. The seemingly unprompted disaster has left many wondering what other secrets buildings may be hiding beneath the … Read more

How COVID made agents rethink retirement, workload and more

Many real estate professionals say the pandemic made them reconsider things like when they want to retire and work-life balance, while others say the last year has just made them want to double down on work. After a year-plus of uncertainty and extended time at home, people around the world have re-evaluated their priorities from … Read more

EXp-Dave Ramsey conflict ignites debate about referral programs

When personal finance guru Dave Ramsey began kicking eXp Realty agents out of his elite referral program earlier this month, it was the shot heard round the real estate world. Agents told Inman they felt betrayed, and with radio silence from Ramsey’s company Ramsey Solutions, the incident prompted widespread industry debate about what exactly was … Read more

‘Grit, tenacity and desire’: 5 mega team leaders on scaling for success

Teams have been on the rise in recent years and many have continued to scale their business, despite the challenges of a pandemic and a fiercely competitive market. Mega teams, in particular, have made a lot of headlines of late as they’ve grown in popularity and forged new partnerships. There doesn’t really seem to be … Read more

‘It’s the repetition that gets results’: Agents share their farming pro tips

Meetups and mailers are still the backbone of real estate farming, but agents at Inman Connect on Thursday said email is an increasingly powerful tool. We’ve got a full slate of digital and in-real-life events coming up for the best community in real estate. Join us in person in October at Inman Connect Las Vegas and Luxury Connect, … Read more

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