Items Tagged with 'Keller Williams'


  • Chris Heller leaves loanDepot and mellohome for AI real estate company OJO Labs

    Former Keller Williams CEO moves on after less than two years
    Chris Heller shocked the housing world last year when he stepped down as CEO of Keller Williams to become the CEO of mellohome, loanDepot’s attempt to serve as a true one-stop-shop for “buying, financing, and improving homes.” But now, less than 18 months later, Heller is leaving mellohome and loanDepot behind for OJO Labs, a real estate technology start-up whose flagship product is an AI-based conversational assistant that is currently being used in the real estate industry.
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  • WTH is an iBuyer?

    Instant offers for buying and selling homes are growing, and evolving
    More and more real estate transactions involve the participation of so-called iBuyers. But who are they, what do they do and are they a threat to real estate agents? Here's what we know so far.
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  • Keller Williams to begin buying and selling houses

    Real estate giant become latest to jump on iBuyer trend
    Following a path previously laid out by the likes of Zillow and Redfin, and taking a page out of the playbook of Opendoor, Offerpad, and others, Keller Williams is about to start buying and selling houses. Next month, Keller Williams will launch an iBuyer offering, which it is calling “Keller Offers.”
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  • NAR slapped with second class-action lawsuit to end buyer broker compensation

    Suit alleges mandatory fees for buyer's brokers violate anti-trust laws
    A second class-action lawsuit has been filed in protest of the buyer broker compensation rules set forth by the National Association of Realtors. The suit alleges that NAR and MLS providers violated federal antitrust laws by requiring property sellers to pay the buyer's broker an inflated fee, a claim NAR called "completely without merit" as it vowed to defend its policies in court.
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  • Class-action lawsuit takes aim at buyer broker compensation rules

    Home seller claims NAR, MLS providers have conspired in violation of anti-trust laws
    A class-action lawsuit filed last week by a Minnesota home seller is taking aim at the big four multiple listing services that have transformed the real estate business. The suit alleges that the National Association of Realtors has driven up costs to sellers and has stifled competition by requiring brokers to offer buyer broker compensation when listing a property on an MLS site, and it names NAR, Realogy, HomeServices of America, RE/MAX and Keller Williams as the culprits.
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  • This is how rates could impact mortgage lenders going into 2020

    Report indicates the Feds could slash rates 0.75% next year
    Although experts predict that 2019's economy will behave similarly to last year's, new data from Capital Economics suggests an oncoming economic slowdown will push the Federal Reserve to slash rates by 75bps come 2020. Several housing market experts weigh in on how this could impact the housing market.
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  • Gary Keller returns as CEO to lead Keller Williams

    In Keller's return, Josh Team has been promoted to president
    In a note to employees this week, Keller Williams Co-founder Gary Keller announced he will be coming back to the company to serve as CEO. Keller announced that as the company continues its technology transformation, he is stepping back into the role to lead the real estate industry "into the future." 
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  • Glassdoor: These are the 2019 best places to work in housing and mortgage finance

    Multiple companies in the housing space make the employee-reviewed cut
    Glassdoor, the workspace-satisfaction ratings website, recently announced the winners of its 2019 Employees’ Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work, recognizing multiple companies in the housing space. Find out which of the companies we work with made the cut.
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