Untitled-1 Real estate coach profile: Tim Harris

Real estate coach profile: Tim Harris

Real estate coach Tim Harris sees a fundamental disconnect between the real estate industry old guard and what both consumers and agents want -- an ancient lead-generation and numbers approach to sales that's out of step with their core beliefs about...
By Inman | 10 hours ago
Home search image via Shutterstock. Real estate industry leaders planning national listing portal

Real estate industry leaders planning national listing portal

Executives with leading multiple listing services, franchisors and brokers have been working for months on a plan to launch a new national listing portal to serve as a broker-centric alternative to the big search portals like Zillow, Trulia and realt...
By Inman | 24 hours ago
survey_png Help us figure out why independent brokerages are hot

Help us figure out why independent brokerages are hot

Independent brokerages not affiliated with a national real estate brand have a stronger presence now in real estate than they have in a decade, and we’re trying to figure out why. Help us. Brokerages not under the umbrella of a ......
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Margaret_Kelly_retirement_remax Re/Max will keep paying retiring CEO's $770K salary, benefits for 3 years

Re/Max will keep paying retiring CEO's $770K salary, benefits for 3 years

Re/Max CEO Margaret Kelly will retire Dec. 31, but the company will continue paying her $770,000 base salary for three years, while also providing benefits like medical, health and disability insurance, and 401(k) matching contributions. That’s...
By Inman | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ebby_Trew Ebby Halliday scoops up luxury boutique brokerage

Ebby Halliday scoops up luxury boutique brokerage

Dallas-based Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. has expanded its massive North Texas footprint with the acquisition of luxury boutique brokerage Williams Trew Real Estate. With the acquisition of the Fort Worth-based, 80-agent firm, Ebby Halliday furth...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, December 15, 2014
Stephen Moehle_192989498 Now's the time to pounce on shadow buyers, cheap leads

Now's the time to pounce on shadow buyers, cheap leads

Year-end is a great time to determine what strategies worked, what tech and apps you need to upgrade, and what changes you would like to make in your business for 2015. It’s also important to identify what parts of your business increased your prof...
By Bernice Ross | Monday, December 15, 2014
Gladskikh_Tatiana_64737121 Inman listens in: how coaching calls really work

Inman listens in: how coaching calls really work

Gail Harris is planning to add some new images to her “dream board” — a stack of $1,000 bills symbolizing her grandchildren’s college fund, and a beach house. Both will motivate the East Cobb, Georgia-based real estate agent to p...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, December 12, 2014
dotloop_service_providers Dotloop streamlines referrals to brokers' favorite lenders, title insurers

Dotloop streamlines referrals to brokers' favorite lenders, title insurers

Transaction management platform dotloop is making it easier for real estate agents and brokers to bring existing relationships with mortgage lenders, title insurers, home warranty companies and other vendors into the platform, and use dotloop to refe...
By Brittany Morris | Friday, December 12, 2014
Re/Max co-founders David and Gail Liniger (front) and CEO Margaret Kelly (back, in red) celebrate Re/Max's October, 2013 debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Photo credit: NYSE. Re/Max co-founder Dave Liniger taking CEO reins

Re/Max co-founder Dave Liniger taking CEO reins

Re/Max co-founder and Chairman Dave Liniger is stepping up as CEO, taking over for Margaret Kelly, who’s been with the company for 28 years and served as CEO for the last nine. Kelly “has decided to retire from her position” ......
By Inman | Thursday, December 11, 2014
open_sign_shutterstock_152698616 Bad listing data still brings clients in the door

Bad listing data still brings clients in the door

My husband and I went to run a few errands last weekend. I planned it all out ahead of time so we could be fast and efficient, checking websites for business hours and creating an itinerary. The first place we ......
By Teresa Boardman | Wednesday, December 10, 2014
housefax_select Budget 'preappraisal' can help sellers set realistic asking price

Budget 'preappraisal' can help sellers set realistic asking price

Housefax, which last year launched $59 property history reports that list mortgages, building permits, natural hazards, comparable sales and other relevant facts about a home, is partnering with Nationwide Property and Appraisal Services to provide &...
By Inman | Tuesday, December 9, 2014
coaching_report_hero Special report: Real estate coaching's payoff

Special report: Real estate coaching's payoff

If you’ve never worked with one, you might be skeptical that real estate coaches can actually deliver on all the promises they make. But an Inman survey on real estate coaching found that the vast majority of agents working with coaches ......
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, December 8, 2014
small talk big talk Twinkies award, RESPA = indigestion and I am joining the 'Other Party'

Twinkies award, RESPA = indigestion and I am joining the 'Other Party'

Face it, the federales at the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau have it in for industry marketing services agreements, which help banks and title companies connect with real estate agents and brokers -- often by providing each other services ......
By Brad Inman | Monday, December 8, 2014
Businessman image via Shutterstock. Modified. A winning strategy for your next listing appointment

A winning strategy for your next listing appointment

On a recent group coaching call for new agents, one woman asked, “What should I leave behind at my listing appointment? I’m afraid that if I do all this work that they will give it to another agent and I won’t get the listing.” ......
By Bernice Ross | Friday, December 5, 2014
small talk big talk Small talk, big talk: bros, Buffett, Murdoch and Evans

Small talk, big talk: bros, Buffett, Murdoch and Evans

A weekly summary of Inman's top stories by Publisher Brad Inman himself. This week's selections include stories about Murdoch and Buffett, an up-and-coming CEO, and bro problems in the industry ......
By Brad Inman | Friday, December 5, 2014
Globe image via Shutterstock. Modified. The Corcoran Group expands global reach

The Corcoran Group expands global reach

The Corcoran Group says it will expand its global reach by partnering with Monaco-based John Taylor Group, which caters to wealthy clients out of 19 offices in nine countries including France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Qatar, Russia and Switzerland. Ba...
By Brittany Morris | Friday, December 5, 2014
hitler_lists_his_house What if Hitler wanted you to sell his house for its 'Zestimated' worth?

What if Hitler wanted you to sell his house for its 'Zestimated' worth?

If you’re a listing agent, you’ve probably dealt with a lot of demanding sellers. But what would it be like to sell Hitler’s house? Now imagine that Zillow has left der Führer a wildly inflated idea about what his home ......
By Inman | Thursday, December 4, 2014
Indianapolis_Select Redfin's 2014 expansion push rolls into Indianapolis

Redfin's 2014 expansion push rolls into Indianapolis

Redfin has expanded into Indianapolis, bringing the number of metros where the fast-growing, Seattle-based brokerage has a presence to more than 40. The firm launched an expansion push in May and had its sights set on close to 50 additional market...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, December 4, 2014