Sunny studio / shutterstock.com Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Pam O'Connor, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World CEO, says that brokers are the Rodney Dangerfields of the industry: They don't get any respect. She talks about why that needs to change in an opinionated video ......
By Pam O'Connor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sunny studio / shutterstock.com Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Pam O'Connor, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World CEO, says that brokers are the Rodney Dangerfields of the industry: they don't get any respect. She talks about why that needs to change in an opinionated video ......
By Pam O'Connor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
Andrey 69 / Shutterstock.com Biggest challenge in real estate today is creating a quality consumer experience

Biggest challenge in real estate today is creating a quality consumer experience

In my opinion, the biggest industry challenge comes from the inside. I think we all need to take a lesson from an old Michael Jackson song called "The Man in the Mirror." As an industry, I think we need to take a good long look in the mirror and at w...
By Kenneth Jenny | Monday, December 15, 2014
Andrey 69 / Shutterstock.com The biggest challenge in the industry today is creating a quality consumer experience

The biggest challenge in the industry today is creating a quality consumer experience

In my opinion, the biggest industry challenge comes from the inside. I think we all need to take a lesson from an old Michael Jackson song called "The Man in the Mirror." As an industry, I think we need to take a good long look in the mirror and at w...
By Kenneth Jenny | Monday, December 15, 2014
shutterstock_146613362 Money can override industry safety concerns: 4 reasons why it's true

Money can override industry safety concerns: 4 reasons why it's true

Vivian Martin. Andrew VonStein. Do these names ring a bell? How about Beverly Carter? Carter was the real estate agent who was murdered while showing homes in Missouri during September 2014. Real estate news would lead one to believe that this has le...
By Toby Boyce | Tuesday, December 9, 2014
shutterstock_146613362 Money can override industry safety concerns: 4 reasons why it's true

Money can override industry safety concerns: 4 reasons why it's true

Vivian Martin. Andrew VonStein. Do these names ring a bell? How about Beverly Carter? Carter was the real estate agent who was murdered while showing homes in Missouri during September 2014. Real estate news would lead one to believe that this has le...
By Toby Boyce | Tuesday, December 9, 2014
trulia_zillow The real estate portal-dominance game is far from over

The real estate portal-dominance game is far from over

Now that Zillow and Trulia are merging, many are predicting "game over" in the listing portal space. Already the two most trafficked real estate websites individually, a combined "Godzulliow" may be on the verge of total domination of the industry, t...
By Max Galka | Tuesday, December 9, 2014
idx The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

I recently read a post by Joel Burslem at 1000watt titled Putting IDX out to pasture. Joel suggests that the commoditization of IDX, along with real estate consumers' shift to mobile, has made property search websites obsolete for agents and brokers ...
By Matthew Barba | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
idx The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

I recently read a post by Joel Burslem at 1000watt titled Putting IDX out to pasture. Joel suggests that the commoditization of IDX, along with real estate consumers' shift to mobile, has made property search websites obsolete for agents and brokers ...
By Matthew Barba | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Measuring success Image via Shutterstock. Measuring accountability brings success to real estate

Measuring accountability brings success to real estate

No matter what software program is created, business model launched or latest service offered, there is one thing that touches them all — accountability. Their success or failure depends entirely on how much accountability they have and deliver ......
By Bryan Robertson | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Measuring success Image via Shutterstock. Measuring accountability brings success to real estate

Measuring accountability brings success to real estate

No matter what software program is created, business model launched or latest service offered, there is one thing that touches them all — accountability. Their success or failure depends entirely on how much accountability they have and deliver ......
By Bryan Robertson | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Smartphone image via Shutterstock. Why Redfin will never be Uber

Why Redfin will never be Uber

Redfin will never be Uber because while Uber successfully cracked the model of bringing value to both consumers and service providers, Redfin stopped one step short from going all the way ......
By Tamir Poleg | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Smartphone image via Shutterstock. Why Redfin will never be Uber

Why Redfin will never be Uber

Redfin will never be Uber because while Uber successfully cracked the model of bringing value to both consumers and service providers, Redfin stopped one step short from going all the way ......
By Tamir Poleg | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
USA image via Shutterstock. Blue markets face bigger housing challenges than red markets

Blue markets face bigger housing challenges than red markets

With Election Day 2014 here, we see sharp differences in local housing markets depending on whether they are blue or red. As the political urgency of the housing crisis fades, longer-term issues like declining affordability, low homeownership and ris...
By Guest Contributor | Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Cyberthreats image via Shutterstock. Move is 'fighting the good fight' against malicious cyberattack

Move is 'fighting the good fight' against malicious cyberattack

I am writing to make you aware that Move Inc. is the target of an ongoing malicious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This means that a person or group of people is illegally generating massive amounts of Internet traffic and pointing it a...
By Inman | Friday, June 20, 2014
Screen shot of Zillow's new "Coming Soon" page. Zillow's 'Coming Soon' listing feature: good or bad for the real estate industry?

Zillow's 'Coming Soon' listing feature: good or bad for the real estate industry?

Inman News readers debate whether Zillow's 'Coming Soon' listing feature is good or bad for the real estate industry. Bobbie Files, an agent with Success Real Estate in southeastern Massachusetts, says the practice of premarketing listings is not new...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, June 19, 2014
Email marketing image via Shutterstock. 3 email marketing musts for real estate agents

3 email marketing musts for real estate agents

Matthew Collis of IXACT Contact discusses three amazing real estate email marketing tips and the role a real estate CRM plays ......
By Matthew Collis | Monday, May 12, 2014
Clients_Sellers_132066218 How to get hesitant homeowners off the fence and on the market

How to get hesitant homeowners off the fence and on the market

Are homeowners hesitant to enter the market? Real estate agents are finding that they seem to be, and there are two big reasons. The first being that the news of low inventory of homes for sale is making headlines, and many sellers wonder where they ...
By Wendy English | Tuesday, April 29, 2014