He put the broke in the broker. A thieving real estate broker secured $8.5 million from a 91-year-old building owner through a mortgage scam, prosecutors said Wednesday. Lyndon Chin, 54, allegedly used information belonging to his elderly client – the owner of “several” buildings in lower Manhattan – to stealRead More →

Real estate openings are hectic business. Crowds spill out onto Manhattan Avenue and occasionally into the nearby Mexican restaurant, Acapulco (art is often best enjoyed after enjoying cheap, hearty food huaraches). Following the reception of “Mixed Bag,” the current band drawing exhibit, Willis’ rock band The Listeners performed at MagickRead More →

purple brickswhich markets itself as a “next generation” real estate agency, is launching in the US after building successful businesses in the UK and Australia. The company, which offers flat fees for door-to-door sellers along with other technological advancements, will first roll out its service in the Los Angeles market.Read More →

CHICAGO, September 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago today announced the acquisition of Chicagoassets of City Point Realty LLC, doing business as City Point Realty. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage. The company has 34 affiliatedRead More →

Opening its third office in Brooklyn, brokerage startup Compass is shaking things up with technology, venture capital and rapid growth Through Juliet Fairley – May 9, 2017 A Compass agent demonstrates its new software tool, Collections (Photo courtesy of Compass) For decades, the real estate offices that lined Court StreetRead More →

Mark Thorne. COURTESY PHOTO Kent estate broker Mark Thorne has been named a Five Star Estate Agent for 2016, Coldwell Banker Bain announced on Wednesday. “We are extremely proud that Mark has been recognized by Five Star Professional,” said Mike Grady, President and COO of CB Bain. “This directlyRead More →

A Manhattan employment agency may be financially responsible for the wrongful death of famed realtor Linda Stein, who was murdered in 2007 by a young assistant sent by the agency. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings ruled that Douglas Elliman should not be responsible for Stein’s fatal beating by NataviaRead More →

“The world of real estate is changing rapidly. From a growing online presence to a demand for more personalized attention, top agents must adapt their skills and evolve to exceed expectations in today’s real estate landscape,” Forsythe said. “That’s why we’ve launched a comprehensive and dynamic video series to helpRead More →

Challenged by a new generation of supersonic agents and powerful consumer portals, many realtors are scrambling to rethink, adjust and change their business models. Live from Seattle, Select Live will host a debate between five North West property superstars: Glenn Kelman from Redfin, Ben Kinney from Keller Williams, Sam DeBordRead More →

It’s official: HomeServices of America Inc., the nation’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage, is expanding its presence in California with the acquisition of Cupertino-based Intero Real Estate Services, one of the largest Silicon Valley brokerage. In Southern California, HomeServices has owned San Diego-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties since 2002.Read More →

With her wide-eyed all-American look, Trish Goff was atypical among the second wave of 1990s models. Exotic, heroine chic, angular, grunge—these did not describe Mrs. Goff. But her extracurricular activities really set her apart from the pack. “When I started making money, I immediately started buying property and fixing itRead More →