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Owners.com is seeking to hire salaried agents in some markets

Owners.com, a former for-sale-by-owner search site turned tech-focused brokerage, is making the switch to employee agents, according to job listings in multiple markets.
Tags: California, Radio, Agent, Industry News, Labor Law, Brokerage, Select, Owners.com, Dynamex, Michael Lissack, Alitsource, Independant Contractor, Salaried Agents


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.
Tags: Technology, New York City, Regulations, Radio, Bill De Blasio, Airbnb, Rentals, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Home Sharing


Engel & Völkers launches in Brooklyn amid luxury real estate boom

Global luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers announced Thursday it's entering the Brooklyn market with three new offices led by Donald Brennan, a longtime residential real estate leader in New York City. 
Tags: Radio, Agent, Industry News, Luxury Real Estate, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Anthony Hitt, Engel & Völkers, Real Estate Franchise, Donald Brennan, Engel & Völkers Brownstone Brooklyn


The Inman Weekender: Zillow and Redfin strike a 4-city deal

Need something to occupy your spare moments between running errands and open houses this weekend? Check out this week's top news and our "Back to Basics" series.
Tags: Headlines, Marketing, Collection, Radio, Agent, Recap, Weekend, Industry News, Brokerage


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. 
Tags: Video, Technology, Opinion, Radio, Agent, Redfin, Tiny Home, Industry News, WalletHub, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, RE/MAX, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Redfin Direct


HUD rule would roll back transgender homeless protections

Transgender people experience homelessness at higher rates than the average population, according to surveys. One recent report by the National Center for Transgender Equality, a trans rights advocacy group, found that up to 30 percent of its 27,715 transgender-identifying respondents had been homeless at some point in their lives, and 12 percent due to their transgender identity.
Tags: Industry News, News Brief, Regulations, ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Homeless Shelter, Homelessness, Hud, Jeff Berger, Jennifer Wexton, NAGLREP, National Center for Transgender Equality, Transgender


An epic fall from grace: Realogy’s total stock collapse

NRT CEO Ryan Gorman is heads down, using big data to figure out how to get out from under commercial leases, reducing the biggest expense of most broker-owners: office space provided to house weak agents. Realogy is also shedding more and more poor performing agents, I am told — something most brokers are afraid to do.
Tags: Agent, Analysis, Brokerage, Collection, Exclusive, Industry News, Investing, Opinion, Select, HomeServices of America, Homservices, Realogy, Zillow


KW, Realogy, RE/MAX and HomeServices slap back at ‘bombshell’ antitrust lawsuit

The big residential brokerage franchisors and holding companies filed a motion on May 17 to dismiss the class action lawsuit filed by homeseller Christopher Moehrl seeking to upend the traditional commission structure in the real estate industry. 
Tags: Brokerage, Industry News, MLS & Associations, Regulations, Select, Buyer Broker Commission Rule, Christopher Moehrl, HomeServices of America, Keller Williams, Moehrl lawsuit, NAR, Re/max, Realogy, Sherman Antitrust Act


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.
Tags: Analysis, Industry News, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Select, Technology, Amazon, Arlington, Crystal City, Danielle Hale, Long Island City, Realtor.com


SEC charges real estate developer with fraud in Ponzi scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed an emergency action Thursday against New York State real estate developer Robert Morgan.
Tags: Industry News, Mortgage, News Brief, Daniel Michael, Fraud, Kevin Morgan, Ponzi scheme, Real Estate Developer, Robert Morgan, Sec, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


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, about 37 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Tags: Technology, California, Los Angeles, Leads, Radio, Arizona, Agent, Robert Thomson, News Corp, Lead Generation, Industry News, Scottsdale, Westlake Village, Brokerage, Select, News Brief


Vacasa’s new board member hints at IPO future

Matt Roberts, the former CEO of OpenTable is joining the board of directors for vacation rental management startup Vacasa.
Tags: Ipo, Investing, Radio, Rentals, Opentable, Industry News, Matt Roberts, Select, Vacasa


Compass poaches entire 22-person Coldwell Banker team

Los Angeles-based WSA Real Estate operates in the tony western half of Los Angeles. Team members are now decamping for Compass, which is not acquiring the entity itself.
Tags: Softbank, Los Angeles, Radio, Agent, Compass, Industry News, Santa Monica, Coldwell Banker, Pacific Union, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Alain Pinel Realtors, Pacific Union International, Robert Reffkin, Wydler Brothers Real Estate


Compass poaches entire Coldwell Banker team

Los Angeles-based WSA Real Estate operates in the tony western half of Los Angeles. Team members are now decamping for Compass, which is not acquiring the entity itself.
Tags: Softbank, Los Angeles, Radio, Agent, Compass, Industry News, Santa Monica, Coldwell Banker, Pacific Union, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Alain Pinel Realtors, Pacific Union International, Robert Reffkin, Wydler Brothers Real Estate


Trulia founder Pete Flint’s venture firm NFX raises $275M

NFX splits its investments equally between business-to-business companies and business-to-consumer companies but said that out of 3,000 firms seeking money this year it will ultimately only fund 0.5 percent.
Tags: Technology, Israel, San Francisco, Investing, Radio, Venture Capital, Firefly, Zillow, Zeus, Venture Funding, Ribbon, Trulia, Industry News, Lyric, Select, News Brief


Airbnb launches partnership with DNA testing company 23andMe

The partnership comes amid what Airbnb says is a rise in "heritage travel," or trips people take to connect with their ancestors' homelands.
Tags: Travel, Technology, Ipo, Radio, Food And Drug Administration, Airbnb, Gentrification, Stock Market, DNA testing, Initial Public Offering, 23andMe, Industry News, Select, News Brief


Inside the mass exodus at Purplebricks US

The U.K.-based discount brokerage launched in the U.S. in 2017 and has had a massive turnover in leadership roles in recent months.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Industry News, Purplebricks, Brokerage, Select, Tom Kirk, RE/MAX, Eric Eckardt, Marcus Fleming, Kenny Bruce, Michel Bruce, Rocket Lister, Roger Zelaya, Purplebricks US


Best friends 4ever? Redfin strikes deal with Zillow to list in 4 cities

Long-time rivals Zillow and Redfin have finally made peace — over one issue at least — and struck a deal that allows the former to directly host the latter's listings in four U.S. cities.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mls, Nashville, Seattle, Zillow, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Industry News, Charlotte, Des Moines, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Multiple Listing Service, Redfin Now


NAR files motion to dismiss ‘bombshell’ buyer-side lawsuit

In a statement, NAR said it wants the suit thrown out because it "misrepresents" the organization's rules that govern multiple listing services.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Class Action, Industry News, NAR, Keller Williams, HomeServices of America, Realogy, Select, News Brief, RE/MAX, National Association Realtors, John Smaby, Christopher Moehr


Rental brokerage Keyo will pay landlords even if tenants default

The "Keyo Guarantee" is currently available in New York City and ensures landlords will get up to 2 months' rent if a tenant breaks or defaults on a lease.
Tags: Landlord, Technology, New York City, Radio, Venture Capital, Rentals, Rental, Bay Area, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Artificial intelligence (AI, Keyo, Adrian Gross, Keyo Guarantee


Automotive Politics: Saikawa Stays as Nissan’s CEO, Renault’s Next Move

Nissan’s Hiroto Saikawa appears to be staying on as CEO, despite claiming late last year that he would soon step down. While not sensational news in itself, the decision is underpinned by growing animosity between the automaker and alliance partner Renault. Back in March, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was doing damage control following the arrest of […] The post Automotive Politics: Saikawa Stays as Nissan’s CEO, Renault’s Next Move appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, France, Auto Industry, Autos, Nissan, Renault, Industry News, Carlos Ghosn, News Blog, Board of Management, Hiroto Saikawa, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, Jean-Dominique Senard, Automotive Politics


House passes Equality Act in step toward LGBT housing protections

Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wisconsin banned discrimination only on the basis of sexual orientation, not gender identity.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, District Of Columbia, Industry News, Lgbt Discrimination, David Cicilline, News Brief, President Trump, NAGLREP, Jeff Berger, LGBT housing rights, The Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Equality Act


Why didn’t all the rain put a halt to homes sales this spring?

The conventional wisdom is that the past month of nonstop rain should have put a damper on real estate sales, but, in fact, the opposite has happened.
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Listings, New York City, Analysis, Austin, Radio, Washington Dc, Agent, Flooding, Mansion Tax, Compass, Zillow


The Inman Weekender: 7 tips for post-inspection negotiation

Need something to occupy your spare moments between running errands and open houses this weekend? Check out our "Back to Basics" series and this week's top news.
Tags: Headlines, Marketing, Collection, Radio, Agent, Recap, Weekend, Industry News, Brokerage


Brown Harris Stevens leaders deny possible sale — but rumors persist

In a letter to the company's more than 1,000 agents, CEO Bess Freedman and President Hall Willkie emphatically say the company is not for sale and accuse an unnamed brokerage of spreading rumors to support unethical recruitment tactics.
Tags: New York City, Radio, Compass, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Brown Harris Stevens, Harris Stevens, Robert Reffkin, Urban Compass, Alan Kersner, Bess Freedman, Hall Willkie


The Real Word: CEO addresses new Redfin Direct option

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman addresses Redfin Direct's new option.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Radio, Agent, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Industry News, Nicole White, Select, Easyknock, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Redfin Direct, T3 Summit


Ransomware attack delays home sales in Baltimore

The attack began last week and has locked up the city's computer systems, which is preventing title companies from checking on properties' lien statuses.
Tags: Technology, Maryland, Cyber Security, Ransomware, Fbi, Radio, Secret Service, Cyber Attack, Baltimore, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Mayor Jack Young


You Can’t Blame Volkswagen for Trying

On Tuesday, Volkswagen announced its plan to assemble 600,000 electric vehicles utilizing the brand’s MEB platform at two plants in China. The facilities, said to be located in the cities of Anting and Foshan, will help bolster EV volume after the completion of VW’s Zwickau plant in Germany — which the company previously claimed would manufacture 330,000 […] The post You Can’t Blame Volkswagen for Trying appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, China, Germany, Corporate Strategy, Industry, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, EVs, Industry News, Volkswagen Group, Zwickau, Herbert Diess, Foshan


Opendoor sued for trademark infringement over its mortgage brokerage

Open Mortgage operates 79 branches in 22 states and offered $668 million in home loans in 2017, according to a complaint the lender filed with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. It was founded in 2003, is headquartered in Austin and has 315 employees, according to its website. 
Tags: Texas, Technology, Austin, Radio, Agent, Mortgage, Industry News, United States District Court, Select, News Brief, Opendoor, Open Mortgage, Opendoor Mortgage


WeWork parent company sets up $2.9B property investment fund

The We Company, which is the parent company of WeWork, is setting up a new real estate investment fund for commercial projects around the world.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, WeWork, Industry News, News Brief, Steven Langman, The We Company, Rich Gomel, Wendy Silverstein