Smart home tech: Which smart locks are best for security?
Opinion
A smart lock can offer homeowners security, convenience and a peace of mind. Here's how to find the best (and most compatible) smart lock in a sea of options — plus a few tips on keeping your home extra secure
by Brandon Doyle Jan 15
What powers your business? 7 components every agent needs
Agents are a lot like computers — they need several key systems to function properly. Here are a handful of crucial components every agent needs to operate efficiently and without a hitch
by Faisal Susiwala Jan 14
Are you a leader? Here's how to bring out the best in your people
By fostering an environment that allows everyone to be their best selves — staffers who genuinely want to do meaningful work, combined with happy agents who have what they need to succeed — you’ll create a win-win situation. Here's why
by Marion Weiler Jan 14
4 positive changes 2020 brought to teams
Despite the uncertainty, seek out ways to cultivate daily gratitude for those things that are going right in your life — both big and small. As a team, here are all the good things we can be thankful for
by Kathleen Black Jan 14
New year, new look: How to revamp spaces for a fresh start in 2021
Follow these 10 tips to revamp and declutter your interiors — and your listings — to maximize and lighten up spaces
by Antoinette Fargo Jan 14
3 tips for maximizing your team's virtual open house efforts
Start by strategizing promotional campaigns for your listings, work as a team to host progressive virtual open houses, and extend your livestreams by reposting on social media so that viewers can watch over and over again
by James Harris AND David Parnes Jan 14
5 luxury kitchen design trends to look out for in 2021
As we continue to live and work through the pandemic, there is more focus than ever on the home kitchen. Here are the trends that will offer luxury homeowners an elevated experience
by Santiago Arana Jan 13
How to price a listing in a red-hot seller's market
Opinion
Basing your price on comparable sales is usually a solid strategy. But what happens when you try to sell your own house in a red-hot seller's market with a broad range of comps? Here's one real estate pro's experience
by Bernice Ross Jan 13
Pulse: Share a story about when an agent has helped you
When was the last time another agent supported you, offered advice or helped you in a major way? Show your appreciation to your fellow industry professionals!
by Inman Jan 13
Stay above the fray: 3 ways to raise the bar in real estate
Opinion
To help consumers, you must first be a good neighbor
by Rachael Hite Jan 13
2021 market will still be hot, but challenges lie ahead: HomeLight
Over 1,000 HomeLight agents recently surveyed by the referral platform expressed optimism about a hot market in the year ahead, but noted some challenges remain
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 12
Recordings of Houston agents by rival brokerage reveal commission steering
REX CEO Jack Ryan said he believed the recordings contributed to getting the US Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors off the ground
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 12
It's not NAR's responsibility to discipline Capitol-storming Realtors
Opinion
Punishing those involved in the Capitol riots falls on the courts, the state departments of licensing and individual brokers, should they choose to
by Jay Thompson Jan 12