by Amber Taufen Staff Writer Join the elite agents & brokers at Luxury Connect | October 19-20 | Beverly Hills Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week: 10. Crowdsourced online home valuations from real estate agents could challenge the industry’s most popular AVMs. Alexander Chaikin / Shutterstock.com 9. Your clients need you to understand and explain the market. Here’s where to start becoming market-literate. ub-foto / Shutterstock.com 8. When a deal is hanging by a thread, how do you save it? Here are a few ways. Everett Historical / Shutterstock.com 7. Need some inspiration? Here are 5 quotes worth pinning to your office wall. LDprod / Shutterstock.com 6. One virtual brokerage is drawing in agents by offering high commission splits, an app — and radical independence. TATSIANAMA / Shutterstock.com 5. Riley is a “concierge” text service that tees up leads for real estate agents. Beth Swanson / Shutterstock 4. Realtor.com has plans to lure homeseller leads for agents — here they are. 3. Brad Inman talks to brokerage mergers-and-acquisitions guru Steve Murray, who explains why so many entities seem to be exiting the business. Anick Kiskas / Shutterstock.com 2. When one agent told this buyer about a buyer’s agent bonus offer hooked to a house she’d been eyeing, it left a bad taste in her mouth. Here’s why. 1. Inman’s picks of interesting people in real estate for 2016.