Ryan Schneider shares the blueprint for Realogy’s digital future

From virtual title closing services and staging to iBuying, Ryan Schneider is banking on Realogy’s ability to lead the real estate industry into the digital age. 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 the day … Read more

Connecting with Ryan Schneider: Flexibility is the key to success

The Inman community will gather virtually for Connect, June 15-17. It’s a powerhouse lineup of speakers, and our focus is on the New Normal: what business looks like on the other side of the pandemic. Let this conversation with one of our June Connect speakers serve as an appetizer, and don’t forget to grab your ticket … Read more

Realogy iBuyer platform RealSure expands into 6 new markets

RealSure is now available in six markets across California, Utah and the Carolinas, according to an announcement on Tuesday. RealSure, the joint iBuyer platform from Realogy and Home Partners of America, is available in six new markets across California, Utah and the Carolinas. The additions bring RealSure’s total market count to 21, according to an … Read more

RE/MAX sues eXp Realty over recruitment, ‘false advertising’

The suit claims eXp tried to solicit franchisees whose contracts with RE/MAX weren’t over yet and that it misrepresented RE/MAX’s commission splits, among other things. Colorado-based RE/MAX sued eXp Realty last week, claiming the virtual brokerage improperly tried to recruit RE/MAX agents and that it “unfairly and deceptively attacked” RE/MAX in ads. RE/MAX filed the … Read more

The New Normal: What if the brokerage of the future isn’t a brokerage at all?

This is the first installment in “The New Normal,” a multistory Inman series exploring what’s returning to normal in the real estate industry after the pandemic fades and what will never be the same. Check back tomorrow for the second installment.  Early last month, The Lahey Group jumped from RE/MAX to eXp Realty. The Washington, … Read more

The Inman Handbook on real estate’s biggest rivalries

In 1878, a dispute about a hog sparked a legend. The dispute began when Randolph McCoy claimed that Floyd Hatfield had stolen the hog. A trial ensued, but testimony from a witness with ties to both families helped clear Hatfield. Then, two years later, two McCoy’s killed that witness. The hog-stealing incident came amid an … Read more

Top Coldwell Banker team in Missouri jumps to eXp Realty

A top-performing Coldwell Banker team in the St. Louis, Missouri, area announced this week that it’s joining eXp Realty, making it the latest in a string of high-profile defections away from legacy brands. A top-performing Coldwell Banker team in the St. Louis, Missouri, area announced this week that it’s joining eXp Realty, making it the … Read more

The catch-22 behind the path to profitability for Compass

Compass continued the industry’s first-quarter-earnings winning streak on Wednesday with $1.1 billion in revenue, thanks to a booming housing market stoked by low mortgage rates, robust buyer demand, and historically low inventory. Its agents, backed by the company’s support staff and its end-to-end technology platform, increased transaction sides 67 percent year over year for a … Read more

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