RE/MAX and Keller Williams both claim victory in tech platform battle

As seen on Iman news.

Oh my…. It is the battle of the big franchises to create end-to-end internal solutions for their agents, and both RE/MAX and KW are already claiming victory.

  • This is in the US and both are global brands. What I do notice is that few franchise CRM platforms actually seem to work in other countries (with the exception of Hartcourts H1 perhaps?). Most rely on local vendors to do the job for a more local solution.

Needless to say these 2 companies are successful global brands and the tech battle is on to compete with new startups, other franchises and now portals, most notably Zillow who made this profound statement last week:

…We are at a transformative time at ZG the world is finally ready for the seamless real estate transaction and no Company has better positioned to deliver…

They referred to their iBuyer platform. But Zillow also made over $100 million extra on their premier program in 2018 which helps drive eyeballs to their website to make the iBuyer work:

Portals are taking more of the agent’s commission and getting closer to the transaction. Zillow also bought a mortgage company and their investment in the iBuyer model perhaps posses the biggest threat to traditional real estate yet (at least in the USA).

Others have joined in on the tech platform race, but there is a lot more PR from KW through a very (over?) confident CEO, Gary Keller. Who will win the real estate tech platform race?

BTW check out our Base CRM system that now offers Google Apps integration (for automatic leads import and calendar sync) and works in any country. A new Base API will also be released soon that offers custom integrations.

I’m the CEO of, I love working with my remote team to solve real estate problems. Questions everything.

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