New Compass agents countersue Howard Hanna for withholding compensation
Jennifer Crouse and Michael Hornung claim Howard Hanna owes them tens of thousands of dollars for work they did before being recruited by Compass
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 22
It's a lawsuit waiting to happen! Avoid these post-closing problems
Running into post-closure problems is often burdensome for everyone involved in the transaction. In some cases where it morphs into a lawsuit, it can even be costly. So, how can agents prevent them in the first place, and what can they do to avoid litigation?
by Bernice Ross Apr 22
The Inman Handbook on today's intense inventory crisis
There aren't enough homes for everyone who wants them. That's driving up prices and stretching agents thin
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 22
Find the right fit! How to strategically hire brokerage staff
An effective team is comprised of talented individuals who complement each other’s strengths, visions and work ethic. Here are a few strategies for hiring brokerage staff across various departments — plus some positive qualities to look for
by Rainy Hake Austin Apr 22
3 situations where agents let their egos get in the way
Achieving a certain level of success sometimes leads to an overinflated ego. However, more often than not, that sense of self-importance can get in the way of an agent's performance. Here are a few reasons and situations where ego hinders success
by Kathleen Black Apr 22
Feeling overwhelmed? 4 skills new agents should master first
Navigating the many processes and moving parts of this industry can seem overwhelming — especially to newly minted agents. But you can't be all things to all people. Here are the main things you need to focus on
by Faisal Susiwala Apr 22
5 tips for helping homebuyers navigate a new construction purchase
It's your responsibility to ensure that your client is well-represented by having excellent knowledge of the process, great relationships with builders, creating clear communication channels and providing the best experience possible for your clients
by Adam Hergenrother Apr 22
Build lifelong relationships! How to cultivate client loyalty
Providing clients with incredible customer service, hearing their feedback and having their best interest at heart will ensure an enduring relationship that can turn into new business should they choose to refer you to friends and family
by James Harris AND David Parnes Apr 22
Fair Housing Month: How are you championing education?
Opinion
There are still enough days left in Fair Housing Month to put together a plan for how you are going to educate yourself and your clients. Here's how one broker-owner is joining the conversation about fair housing — and how you can, too
by Teresa Boardman Apr 22
IBuyer purchases recover to pre-pandemic levels: DelPrete
The business model is undoubtedly here to stay, but not without its recovery challenges
by Mike DelPrete Apr 21
10 tactics for working with low inventory
At Inman Connect Now, San Francisco Bay Area agents offered advice for managing buyer and seller expectations, maximizing sale prices and getting more listings
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 21
Keep in touch! 7 effective ways to maintain past-client relationships
Getting your name out there consistently (and frequently) is the key to building name recognition and retaining clients. Make sure your past clients don't forget you and choose to use you again next time they need an agent
by Jay Thompson Apr 21
Don’t miss out! 4 simple ways to generate leads on your website
Be sure to utilize these simple strategies to capture more leads from your website with minimal effort and cost
by Kate Hulbert Apr 21
WATCH: Back to Basics 101 — Get dressed, and get to work
Realtor, trainer and consultant with Doorbell Real Estate in Tennessee, Laura Fangman shares her top tip for getting motivated to get more business
by Inman Apr 21
Pulse: What's your top tip for weathering this hot seller's market?
Bidding wars, high prices and low housing supply — navigating this red-hot seller's market is no walk in the park. So, this week, we're asking you to share your best tips on working through and dealing with the current situation
by Inman Apr 21
How to navigate multiple offers: It comes down to money
From thoroughly vetting buyer finances to learning all about 'option money,' speakers at Connect Now shared how agents can help their sellers accept the best offer
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 20