Compass CEO reveals more ambitions to be real estate’s ‘one-stop shop’
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin believes the real estate industry is experiencing a "Netflix versus Blockbuster moment," and he wants his company to emerge as a one-stop shop that provides all services associated with moving.
Breaking: Zillow sues Compass over poached employees, intellectual property
Zillow on Friday filed two lawsuits against Compass, alleging the tech-enabled brokerage poached its employees as part of an effort to steal its intellectual property. The suits were filed in Washington state and in federal court, respectively, and argue that Compass lured away three Zillow employees who had signed contracts with non-disclosure and non-compete clauses.
Atlanta’s privatized affordable housing startup PadSplit raises $4.6M
The Atlanta-based startup has raised $4.6 million with help from Core Innovation Capital and other socio-economic aware investment organizations.
Vacation rental company Vacasa buys Sterling Resorts
Vacation rental startup Vacasa announced that it has purchased vacation rental management company Sterling Resorts this week.
Airbnb eyes commercial buildings in new partnership
Airbnb is working to launch a new hospitality service that will give short-term renters access to spaces in commercial buildings in New York City.
The Inman Weekender: Contract terms every agent should know
Getting back to basics, plus this week's top news.
Broker sues Sotheby’s rival for ‘cybersquatting,’ use of name
If you've got a name that's synonymous with your business, it might be a good idea to buy it as a domain name — if only to keep it away from your rivals.
NAR: Sustainability sells
Eco-friendly home features have broad appeal among consumers and can play a valuable role in real estate marketing, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.
Housing starts declined in March
Housing starts fell 0.3 percent between February and March and dropped 14.2 percent year-over-year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Housing and Urban Development, released Friday.