Gabriela Neagu, a real estate agent with the San Francisco Bay Area-based indie Red Oak Realty thought she had a pretty straight forward transaction. She was representing the buyer for a condo that was set to close in 21 days.
A month later, the seller is still trapped in the Wuhan Province of China, ground zero for the global coronavirus epidemic, and Red Oak Realty officially has what may be the first coronavirus-related contingency. It’s certainly the first for the brokerage.
Realogy reported a 4 percent growth in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 during its earnings call Tuesday.
However, Realogy’s operating EBITDA for 2019 ended up meeting expectations, according to the company’s forecasts at the end of Q3 2019.
Many people display their team pride by hanging a flag outside their front door. Others, might put a decal on their car window. Loren Joostberns made his home into a blue-and-maize-hued shrine to his favorite team, the University of Michigan Wolverines.
And now, he’s selling the home in Hamilton, Michigan, for $169,900.
Revelation Real Estate, a major indie brokerage with hundreds of agents in Arizona, announced today that it is joining virtual pioneer eXp Realty.
Revelation is based in Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix. It has nearly 900 agents, last year closed almost 6,000 deals, and in 2018, did more than $1.7 billion in volume. A statement from eXp says that Revelation has been the top brokerage in its region for years, and that it is among the top single-office firms in the U.S.
Nearly four months after the National Association of Realtors (NAR) opted to ban pocket and off-market listings, a new petition argues the rule violates homeowner rights — and calls for its overturning.
Jamie Waryck, a Los Angeles-area agent with luxury brokerage The Agency, told Inman that she created the petition last week. She said it came about after speaking with colleagues and finding widespread discontent over NAR’s policy, as well as confusion over how exactly it would be enforced.
Due to a security blunder, real estate data firm Remine left its system wide open to hacking, potentially exposing private agent and consumer information.
Remine, which offers a variety of software products for multiple listing services and their agent and broker subscribers, raised $30 million in Series A funding last year. More than 50 multiple listing services have deployed Remine’s core platform, which first launched in 2017.
An increasing number of homebuyers are getting the house, dog, and white, picket fence all on their own, according to a report released by co-ownership platform Haus on Monday. Nearly 40 percent of homeowners in 2018 were single, the highest share since the U.S. Census Bureau began tracking household data in 1900.
A model and Douglas Elliman agent pleaded not guilty after getting arrested for disorderly intoxication at a Florida wine festival.
Cheyenne Lutek, a 25-year-old model who appeared in Playboy and Esquire, was arrested on charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival on Sunday.
Lutek made the news in 2013 when, at 19, she posed topless with two New York City police officers at a restaurant in the city, sparking an investigation by the New York Police Department’s internal affairs division.
Schwartz believes the consolidation, standardization of service and slight rising of prices for iBuyer services will cause a lot of trouble for companies not named Zillow and Opendoor.
“Everybody else operating in the business is a dead man or woman walking, but they may not know it yet,” Schwartz said.