Hero-ChrisHeller_ICNY-1024x454-2 What's really driving KW's success? Watch the video

What's really driving KW's success? Watch the video

Did you know that Keller Williams’ new CEO, Chris Heller, got his real estate license at age 21, and sold more than 100 homes a year for 18 consecutive years? At Real Estate Connect New York City, Heller sat down ......
By Inman | 11 hours ago
Gerald Bernard / Shutterstock.com Real estate disruption won't be what you think

Real estate disruption won't be what you think

Real estate disruption is inevitable, and the industry will eventually see a massive overhaul. However, disruption may come in a form far from expected ......
By Will Caldwell | Saturday, February 28, 2015
Richard Smith speaking live at Connect NYC / Elza Hayen How Realogy will tackle challenges facing the industry: Watch the video

How Realogy will tackle challenges facing the industry: Watch the video

Over 18 years, Realogy Chairman, CEO and President Richard Smith helped build the world’s largest franchise real estate enterprise, which includes brands like Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Com...
By Inman | Friday, February 27, 2015
zhangyang13576997233 /Shutterstock 3 major business changes I made after Real Estate Connect NYC

3 major business changes I made after Real Estate Connect NYC

The big question on my mind as I arrived at Real Estate Connect New York in January this year was, "What can I learn to make a big leap?" I've been asking myself that same question for the past three years. ......
By Caroline Gosselin | Thursday, February 26, 2015
Elza Hayen Barbara Corcoran on fire: Watch the video

Barbara Corcoran on fire: Watch the video

Real estate icon and media star Barbara Corcoran delivered a brash, direct and hilarious keynote address at Real Estate Connect New York City. Get ready for keen insight, practical lessons and many belly laughs ......
By Inman | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
IMG_2846 Create real estate recruiting mail that won't get tossed

Create real estate recruiting mail that won't get tossed

Many of you followed my return to real estate in a series I wrote. After passing my test, I received a lot of mail — 65 pieces and counting — from brokerage companies. These included everything from CDs with information to generic postcards witho...
By Aaron Woodman | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
leungchopan/Shutterstock Is a rebate real estate brokerage better for consumers?

Is a rebate real estate brokerage better for consumers?

Just like Skynet in the movie "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," rebate real estate brokerages seem to be taking over the planet. Love or hate them, they are here — probably here to stay ......
By Wade Vander Molen | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
CaseyMartin /Shutterstock Portals pay to play? Brokers, MLSs could profit from listing feeds

Portals pay to play? Brokers, MLSs could profit from listing feeds

There's a reason why so much animosity toward the portal sphere exists. Lots of money is involved, and very few participants are speaking thoughtfully about how that value is distributed. When we avoid the shallow surface, though, there are ideas for...
By Sam DeBord | Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Carlos-andre-Santos/Shutterstock Disruption is an unavoidable reality in real estate

Disruption is an unavoidable reality in real estate

It's not just Uber. If you are engaged in a consumer-driven industry, then disruption is part of your world — and that includes the real estate industry. If there is one business model that is ripe for being disrupted, it's the traditional real est...
By Jose Perez | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Maridav/Shutterstock Foot fetishist sending real estate agents creepy text messages

Foot fetishist sending real estate agents creepy text messages

A Beaverton, Oregon, real estate agent who contacted police after receiving a creepy text message demanding pictures of her feet appears to be just one victim of a foot fetishist who’s targeted agents in other states, KPTV Fox 12 reports. ......
By Inman | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Growth in real estate image via Shutterstock. Realogy's revenue increases on rising home prices

Realogy's revenue increases on rising home prices

Buoyed by rising home prices, real estate giant Realogy posted $5.3 billion in net revenue in 2014, up 1 percent from a year ago. “Realogy was involved in approximately 27 percent of U.S. existing-home-sale transaction volume involving a real ...
By Inman | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
IS-GoFigure4 Go figure: all-cash sales and institutional investors, highest median home prices, the average Irish-American and more

Go figure: all-cash sales and institutional investors, highest median home prices, the average Irish-American and more

Which ZIP codes have the highest all-cash sales? Which markets have the highest median home prices? How much does the typical Irish-American make ......
By Inman | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Dragon-Images/Shutterstock How new agents can build real estate leadership currency from scratch

How new agents can build real estate leadership currency from scratch

Leadership is a process of social influence that maximizes the efforts of others toward the achievement of a goal. I learned a lot about leadership when I was a nurse ......
By Melinda Goodwin | Monday, February 23, 2015
small talk big talk Real estate brand wars and the future of homeownership

Real estate brand wars and the future of homeownership

No more Z talk Did you ever have a friend warn you, “Tonight, no talk about religion or politics”? I added another topic to the no-talk list: the Zillow acquisition of Trulia. Say the word Zillow and you must put ......
By Brad Inman | Monday, February 23, 2015
Lorcel/Shutterstock Realogy franchisor moves into Hawaii at Warren Buffett's expense

Realogy franchisor moves into Hawaii at Warren Buffett's expense

Realogy franchisor Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is putting its first toe in the water in Hawaii, and it’s doing so at the expense of Warren Buffett’s franchise brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Better Homes and Gardens Real ...
By Inman | Thursday, February 19, 2015
Goodluz/Shutterstock Affluent buyers can afford to be fickle

Affluent buyers can afford to be fickle

Think it’s easy representing buyers of high-end luxury properties, cashing five- or six-digit commission checks every time you close? One problem with wealthy buyers is they’re not afraid to walk away from a deal — even if they̵...
By Inman | Thursday, February 19, 2015
Gotham Photo Company Agent wrings $270M in sales out of single condo tower

Agent wrings $270M in sales out of single condo tower

Some real estate agents specialize in neighborhoods. Senada Adzem has racked up $270 million in sales in a single luxury condo tower in Boca Raton, Florida. Adzem, leader of The Senada Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, was the original ......
By Inman | Thursday, February 19, 2015
StockPhotosLV/Shutterstock Agent training can give independent brokers competitive edge

Agent training can give independent brokers competitive edge

Here's a thought: "In five years, 50 percent of the transactions will be completed by an agent who is not currently licensed" ... It makes you stop and think about where these new agents are going to come from ... and who is going to train them ......
By Adam Conrad | Tuesday, February 17, 2015