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Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Amber Taufen | 17 hours ago
Keller Williams agents grew sales volume by 22% in 2016

Keller Williams agents grew sales volume by 22% in 2016

Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller says there are two things that the company stays laser-focused on every day: its innovative technology efforts, and its bottom line. And he's pleased with the latest year-end financial results, which indicate success ...
By Amber Taufen | Thursday, January 19, 2017
Richard Barton Zillow’s co-founder on the future of real estate

Zillow’s co-founder on the future of real estate

"I see our role at Zillow Group as building a platform of magical technology that the players in the industry all dance on," said Richard Barton ......
By Amber Taufen | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Jim Garman The secret advantages to building an inclusive brokerage

The secret advantages to building an inclusive brokerage

NEW YORK -- As a straight, white man, "until 18 months ago, I didn't know what it felt like to be judged," said Jim Garman of Better Homes and Gardens Go Realty ......
By Amber Taufen | Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The CEO Connect broker model panel. How changes are testing the traditional brokerage model

How changes are testing the traditional brokerage model

NEW YORK -- "It's the race to zero margins," said Brad Inman while moderating a brokerage panel at CEO Connect. The room chuckled; after a year chock-ablock with brokerage mergers and acquisitions, the leaders present were well aware that there is ch...
By Amber Taufen | Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Amazon Echo The dark side of the smart home: Buyers, beware

The dark side of the smart home: Buyers, beware

NEW YORK -- Last October, when dozens of large websites were taken down after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, how many of us thought at the time that the Internet of Things (IoT) might be involved ......
By Amber Taufen | Monday, January 16, 2017
Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Amber Taufen | Sunday, January 15, 2017
Need to organize your ICNY schedule? There’s an app for that

Need to organize your ICNY schedule? There’s an app for that

Who's coming to Inman Connect New York next week? Do you know how to connect (ahem) with fellow event attendees? How to check on schedule changes and where to find the conference map? Did you get Brad Inman's weather update, and are you packing accor...
By Amber Taufen | Thursday, January 12, 2017
A man looking for a job Nationstar Mortgage Holdings hires new EVP and chief risk officer

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings hires new EVP and chief risk officer

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings -- which owns and operates end-to-end real estate platform Xome -- announced two executive appointments effective January 9, ......
By Amber Taufen | Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Amber Taufen | Sunday, January 8, 2017
A close-up of a fortune cookie The ultimate guide to what 2017 has in store for real estate

The ultimate guide to what 2017 has in store for real estate

We've spent the past several weeks at Inman examining what 2016 held and offering predictions for 2017 -- so many that you might have missed some! So we're offering a retrospective of the future-looking posts we've published, grouped by category. Enj...
By Amber Taufen | Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Amber Taufen | Sunday, January 1, 2017
A pitcher of cream The top 200 Inman posts of 2016

The top 200 Inman posts of 2016

It was a banner 2016 at Inman -- we published hundreds of stories about dozens of topics relevant to real estate agents. Here are the 200 most popular stories we ran this year ......
By Amber Taufen | Friday, December 30, 2016
The top 7 real estate industry court battles of 2016

The top 7 real estate industry court battles of 2016

This was not an idle year for court battles involving real estate entities. There were numerous opportunities for the state of the industry to change based on a judge's order ......
By Amber Taufen | Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Amber Taufen | Sunday, December 25, 2016
Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Amber Taufen | Sunday, December 18, 2016
The Federal Reserve building The Fed just hiked interest rates — what to expect

The Fed just hiked interest rates — what to expect

Today, the Fed met and decided to hike rates. What's that mean for real estate agents and their buyer and seller clients ......
By Amber Taufen | Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Will 2017 be a buyer’s market or a seller’s market?

Will 2017 be a buyer’s market or a seller’s market?

In some years and some markets, the answer is obvious. But sometimes, it's not so clear, and with mortgage rates on the up-and-up and robust plans for the economy ahead, all the plans for 2017 seem to be out the window. Here's what four economists ha...
By Amber Taufen | Tuesday, December 13, 2016