Over the next few days, Inman Select readers can access a series of new reports, videos and in-depth stories including the following:

Special Report: Why the real estate industry does not compete on commission rates

Listings may still be hard to come by in many markets, but the overwhelming majority of real estate brokers and agents surveyed by Inman say they’re not about to compete for sellers by advertising that they’ll work for less than full commission. Just 14 percent of agents and brokers polled by Inman say they compete for listings by publicizing their willingness to negotiate their commission, provide services at a reduced commission rate or on a fee-for-services basis.

The 11 best real estate plug-ins for your website: editor’s choice

Broker and agent websites should not mash together every real estate plug-in that’s out there. Better not to assault the senses with a cacophony of “widgets” (readymade website features) and tools built on APIs (application programming interfaces). But when used with discretion, add-ons such as neighborhood data and travel-time calculators can enhance a broker’s digital presence, sometimes at little to no cost.  

With the Berkshire Hathaway brand rollout, Warren Buffett poised for global real estate expansion

It may have taken him a while to get into franchising, but Warren Buffett is no newcomer to residential real estate. Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HomeServices of America owns more than two dozen brokerages around the country, including heavyweights that are dominant players in their local markets like Edina Realty, Iowa Realty and RealtySouth.

Other headlines to look out for on Select:

Update on ‘.realtor’ domains

News Corp. & Move integration

Keller Williams’ ‘secret sauce’: Dig deep before hiring


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