T3 Insight

The 2021 SP 200, the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation + unlocking T3 Intel

Articles in this Edition

In this edition of T3 Insight, T3 Sixty's latest monthly analysis of the residential real estate brokerage industry includes articles on The 2021 SP 200, the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation + unlocking T3 Intel. Take a deep dive below.
Released January 27, 2021

Best Practices for Effective Strategic Planning

by: Paul Hagey

Inside the SP 200

by: Paul Hagey

Introducing the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation

by: Kenya Burrell-VanWormer

Unlocking the gems inside T3 Intel

by: Paul Hagey

5 secrets to building a remote super team

by: Kelly White

What We're Reading

In addition to the articles, here are a few items we are reading from across the internet.

Zillow begins charging for rental listings

As companies expand their purview of the residential real estate industry, rentals are a valuable opportunity both as a tool for small landlords but also as connection with consumers who may grow into homebuyers. Zillow shows it’s building out a strong, multifaceted residential real estate ecosystem service.

  • Inman
Another commission-related lawsuit filed

The heat is turning up on the way homebuyers and homesellers pay commissions to their agents. Stiff competition from discount brokerages, the recent lawsuit and settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and NAR around commissions and the other pending large class-action antitrust lawsuits related to commission are not only contributing to a downward trend in commission rates consumers pay agents, but could shake up the long-standing tradition of sellers (and their agent) setting and paying buyer’s agent commission.

  • Inman
Compass files to go public

The company will join a crowded field of large public brokerage companies when it officially lists. The industry is waiting anxiously to peak into the company’s performance when it files its S-1 as this document will reveal more details about the finances behind one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry’s history.

  • The Real Deal
Active listings at a new low in December

Already a years’ long trend before the pandemic, low inventory remains one of the driving factors in real estate throughout the country. It is pushing prices to all-time highs,forcing average days on market down and, overall, acting as the limiting reagent on a housing market ready to explode with activity.

  • Realtor.com
Windermere acquires Lyon Real Estate

The consolidation trend in real estate continues. The great influx of capital into the industry over the last decade has forced a professionalism, an economy of scale and a sophistication that makes it harder for regional brokerages to compete on brand, technology and services.

  • Businesswire
Realogy looks to raise $600M

This is the second bump in a money-raise to increased demand in 2020. In June, it raised $550 million after initially hunting for $400 million. Based on a strong 2020, as profiled in the 2021 Swanepoel Trends Report chapter (read this now on T3 Intel here) that analyzes the company in depth, the firm’s performance has improved and investor demand has consequently gone up.

  • Inman
NAR lays out 2021 legislative priorities

NAR came up big for members in 2020 and McGhahn, who took over from Bill Malkasian in 2020 as NAR chief advocacy officer, has her team ready to roll this year.

  • RISMedia
United Real Estate makes 2nd big merger in December 2020

Large companies continue to get bigger as the industry continues to mature. While the releases did not make clear (nor the companies), these were acquisitions by the look of it. United Real Estate operates an agent flat-fee brokerage model in which it charges agents set fees in lieu of a commission split.

  • United Real Estate
EXp World Holdings announces 2-for-1 stock split

The fast-growing company says the split -- which will reduce the cost of each share -- will make owning shares more accessible for more agents and investors. EXPI shares rocketed from a $7 last March to over $100 last week. An analysis of eXp was included in the 2021 Swanepoel Trends Report chapter (now available online at T3 Intel).

  • Business Insider