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On the final day of Inman Connect, Compass and other brokerages face off

The Inman Connect New York stage was hot Thursday as Rory Golod (the president of Compass’ North East division and California divisions), Thaddeus Wong (the co-founder of @properties), and Leo Pareja (the chief strategy officer at eXp Realty) took to…

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Video feature for agents is added to rila, the “Instagram of real-estate” website.

Los Angeles-based home discovery platform, rila, has added a video feature to their app. The app now allows users to upload 30-second videos of their homes. This will allow agents to highlight the property’s features and engage potential buyers. Forbes…

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Luxury Presence launches a new set of tools for agents

Luxury Presence, a real estate marketing company, launched a new range of offerings that included brokerage websites, branding services, SEO and marketing tools to agents. The new solutions include IDX-integrated agents subdomain sites, lead route, a Moxi integration and enhancements…

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HomeSmart acquires GA brokerage Solid Source Real Estate

HomeSmart, a 100% commission brokerage that focuses on technology, has acquired Atlanta-based brokerage Solid Source Real Estate Companies with its 2,000 agents. The acquisition means that the company now has more than 4,000 agents in Georgia. HomeSmart and Solid Source…

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Three ways to increase momentum for 2023

Are you feeling the famous “sales rollercoaster” highs and lows? This rollercoaster ride can be filled with a flurry deal-making that takes up most of your waking hours. Then, there’s the sound of crickets as all the deals are completed…

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Egbert Perry, former chairman of Fannie Mae, joins Anywhere board

Anywhere Real Estate has increased its board of directors. Egbert L.J., a veteran in the industry, has been appointed to the real estate conglomerate. According to an announcement made Thursday, Perry has been added to the board. “We are thrilled…

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Douglas Elliman Realty joins John Stanaland Group, a top-producing brokerage

John Stanaland Group, an Orange County family-run brokerage that produced more than $300 million in sales last fiscal year, has departed Villa Real Estate to join Douglas Elliman Realty. The 11-member team will focus on luxury coastal homes. They will…

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Zillow’s Chief Economics Officer explains how to talk to buyers and sellers about the market

Today’s RealTrending is hosted by Skylar Olsen (chief economist at Zillow). Skylar Olsen shares her predictions for the housing markets and provides dialogue real estate agents can use to talk with buyers and sellers in this fast-paced podcast. Skylar can…

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Carrots and sticks: Vacation rentals, and the creation affordable, workforce housing

  Carrots and sticks: Vacation rentals, and the creation affordable, workforce housing December 6, 2022 By Paris Achen More communities across the country are finding creative ways to increase affordable and workforce housing stock through vacation rentals. “As rent and…

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Arizonans for Responsible Tourism hosts Super Bowl Preparedness Campaign for Vacation Rent Operators

  Arizonans for Responsible Tourism hosts Super Bowl Preparedness Campaign for Vacation Rent Operators January 18, 2023 Pregame Prep helps you comply with local vacation rental ordinances. It also promotes responsible renting practices Glendale, AZ – Last week, Arizonans for…