Agents around the nation are reporting major slowdown in their markets. On today’s State of the Market podcast, we discuss what could be causing home sales to slow and ways to predict whether or not things will worsen. We also cover Keller Williams’ controversial new plan to launch an iBuyer program. Other news highlights include Fannie Mae stock soaring amid plans for its release from government control and Dropbox’s acquisition of HelloSign. Continue reading

Big news to cover on this week’s State of the Market podcast! Purplebricks opts to ditch its discount model and replace it with that of a more traditional brokerage. Microsoft puts $500 million toward affordable housing in Seattle. Plus, we discuss a string of recent attacks on real estate professionals and offer advice on staying safe when meeting with new clients. Continue reading

Industry competition has reached an all-time high, and big-name brokerages are making massive moves in the fight for market share. At Keller Williams, Gary Keller reclaims his CEO position as John Davis steps down. Redfin announces plans to expand into Canadian markets as early as March. Will these industry upsets affect real estate professionals? Find out as Pat Hiban and co-host Kevin Kauffman dissect these stories on today’s State of the Market podcast! Continue reading

What’s going on in the real estate industry today? Find out on the first-ever episode of State of the Market, a weekly rundown on the hottest real estate news! On today’s podcast, Pat Hiban and co-host Kevin Kauffman discuss Nick Bailey stepping down as Century 21’s CEO, the effect of the government shutdown on agents, Redfin’s fully digital closing process, and more. Don’t miss it! Continue reading