No Surprise Here: Compass Files for IPO

One of the worst-kept secrets in the real estate world was publicly confirmed this week as the residential brokerage Compass submitted a draft registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a potential initial public offering (IPO). Founded in 2012 by CEO Robert Reffkin and Executive Chairman Ori Allon, the New York City-headquartered Compass [...]

Reviewing the State of Mortgage Servicing

The entire world is being hit by the COVID-10 pandemic, and with many out of work, the real estate industry is being hit. In a recent webinar, Five Star Global President and CEO Ed Delgado gave a "state of the industry" update on sales and home price trends, forbearances, and the REO market. Using data [...]

Work Assignment Program

The numbers say it all. With over 2,000 referrals and counting, the Federation of REO Certified Experts (FORCE) has been keeping members busy in 44 states and over 600 cities across the country. The FORCE Work Assignment Program connects residential REO agents and brokers with asset management, investment, and government clients with potential listing assignments [...]

Technologies for Tackling Moving Day

Guest article by Seth Murphy, Contributor, No one ever said packing your life up would be easy. But, thanks to advances in today’s technology, we have apps and online services that can take some of the mayhem out of moving day. For the frazzled mom … If your move involves road travel and younger [...]

A Traditional Take on Downsizing

Guest article by Seth Murphy, Contributor, Many of the early years in life are spent constantly boosting your career goals and increasing your square footage in order to accommodate a growing family. But soon enough, the kids are out on their own and you’re faced with the daunting question of where to go from [...]