Joyce Vincent/Shutterstock Why video helps clients connect your face with your market

Why video helps clients connect your face with your market

Although video creation among real estate agents is still on the rise, early feedback from agents and brands paints an interesting story about how video today is helping them beyond the known SEO and viewership stats ......
By Matt Singer | 12 hours ago
Karolina / Kaboompics.com For US’s oldest brokerage, success is about ‘always looking forward’

For US’s oldest brokerage, success is about ‘always looking forward’

Stephen Baird, president and CEO of Baird & Warner Real Estate, which claims to be the oldest real estate brokerage in the U.S., hopes he can pass the firm on to the sixth Baird generation. Whether Baird’s daughter, Abigail, 30, or his n...
By Paul Hagey | 12 hours ago
Hero-NewKids Video: Find your next vital business tool via 'New Kids on the Block'

Video: Find your next vital business tool via ‘New Kids on the Block’

You're focused on your daily business, and even though you know there's probably a tool out there that will make your life easier, who has time to keep their fingers on the pulse of the tech world when there are leads to chase down and properties to ...
By Inman | 13 hours ago
Kirk Peart Professional Imaging/Shutterstock 3 reasons you need to upgrade for your clients' sake

3 reasons you need to upgrade for your clients’ sake

Comfort zones are nice. They're just so predictable and -- comfortable. With the way our world works now, especially in tech, it is near impossible to avoid change. Yet, some people still manage ......
By Bill Fishkin | 13 hours ago
Pete R / Bucketlistly Calling all independent brokers: Inman wants you to tell your story

Calling all independent brokers: Inman wants you to tell your story

Inman is launching a new profile series targeting indie brokers. We want to hear all about what you're doing that sets you apart from everyone else -- and why you're traveling down an independent road ......
By Inman | 14 hours ago
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New toolkit aims to teach consumers what they should know before purchasing a home

With four months to go before the mortgage application process gets a total overhaul, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is beginning to educate consumers on the changes they can expect to encounter if they purchase a home after Aug. ......
By Amy Swinderman | 15 hours ago
Rafal Olkis / Shutterstock.com Homebuyers have a spring in their step

Homebuyers have a spring in their step

Prospective homebuyers have a spring in their step, as mortgage applications increased almost 5 percent last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey ......
By Amy Swinderman | 15 hours ago
wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com Listing portals a top source of unpaid leads for agents

Listing portals a top source of unpaid leads for agents

Some real estate agents and brokers complain about high advertising costs on listing portals. But a recent Inman survey highlights the fact that listing portals aren't useful only for agents willing to fork over cash for leads ......
By Teke Wiggin | 16 hours ago
Tyler Olson/Shutterstock Do contractor licensing boards help homeowners?

Do contractor licensing boards help homeowners?

The CSLB takes its job seriously. Not only does it actively patrol the industry, but it maintains high standards for licensees: Contractors in California are required to have four years of relevant work experience prior to obtaining a license, pass a...
By Jiyan Wei | 21 hours ago
Art_man / Shutterstock Brokers work on secret project: the ‘Muzzle Brad Now’ campaign

Brokers work on secret project: the ‘Muzzle Brad Now’ campaign

Chaired by Keller Williams broker and agent Ben Kinney (who needed another project) and co-chaired by Trulia co-founder Pete Flint, a new group has been formed called “Muzzle Brad Now,” or ......
By Inman | 21 hours ago
BTC - Steve Palmer Steve Palmer: ‘The process of buying or selling real estate should be totally transparent’

Steve Palmer: ‘The process of buying or selling real estate should be totally transparent’

The agent with Prudential Montana Real Estate talks about transparency, the havoc that Google's Panda update wrought and why site rankings keep this coder-by-heart awake at night ......
By Inman | 22 hours ago
Bartosz Nitkiewicz/Shutterstock The dark side of rising home prices

The dark side of rising home prices

Fast-forward to 2015: The Fed has learned that you can reheat an economic souffle. We are in the midst of another housing bubble driven by Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen's fed funds rate at zero percent and massive doses of quantitative easing (QE) th...
By Louis Cammarosano | 22 hours ago
DRETR - Mailchimp MailChimp is an easy, fun way to build brand and sales with email

MailChimp is an easy, fun way to build brand and sales with email

If you do any marketing at all, email needs to be a part of it. Despite what you may have heard or think you heard, email marketing is far from dead. In fact, it's become a must for consumer brands. ......
By Craig Rowe | 23 hours ago
Hacker-SarahMaurer Sarah Maurer: ‘Zillow asks employees to move fast and think big’

Sarah Maurer: ‘Zillow asks employees to move fast and think big’

"Thanks to my dad, I’ve always been interested in real estate," says the Zillow program manager. "He was constantly talking about it while I was growing up, teaching me the concept of home values and what homeownership meant as an investment." ......
By Inman | 23 hours ago