Special Reports

Inman Special Reports provide deep insight into today’s most important trends in residential real estate. Each report is unique research sourced directly from real estate professionals and analyzed by Inman reporters. This proprietary research can’t be found anywhere else. Special Reports are published once a month and are included as an exclusive benefit of your Inman Select membership.

Special Report: Do Realtor associations offer more than just a bill?

Recent observers have noted the often-coercive nature of membership in a Realtor association. Real estate agents and brokers want to do business, and in order to do that, most need access to their local MLS. Most of the nation's 800 or so MLSs are operated by Realtor associations and association membership is often required for MLS access.

Read Now
Special Report: Which real estate transaction tools work best?
Inman digs into which real estate transaction tools agents and brokers are using, and what they like and dislike about them

Special Report: Is social media worth the time investment?
Real estate agents are all over social media, and they’re experiencing varying degrees of success. Some are killing it on Instagram while others struggle to make sense of Snapchat. Inman surveyed readers to better understand how real estate agents and their brokerages are using social media, the pitfalls and the perks. Here’s what we found.

Special report: How to fix new-agent onboarding
New agents are still a long way from receiving the support and training they need to thrive in real estate. That’s what we learned from 482 agents, brokers and other industry professionals who took our survey. Two pieces of advice stand out in our research.

Special report: How can brokers meet agents’ tech needs?
While often lauding the quality of tools provided by their brokerages, many survey respondents said they still wished they received more help with learning to master them.

Should you use your broker’s real estate technology?
Cathy Daniel, an agent at Brentwood, California-based RidgeWater Real Estate Services, said she learned the hard way that using a company email address can come back to bite you.

Special report: Real estate team success
As teams become a permanent fixture in today’s more sophisticated real estate environment there’s good news: Support systems and advice for running successful teams are growing exponentially.

What’s Next? 2016 Industry Outlook Report
The real estate industry is bullish going into 2016, according to an Inman survey of its readers.

How mobile technology has changed real estate
In 2007, two new products were launched that changed business forever: iPhones and Androids both made their big debut not even a full decade ago.

What does luxury mean? Real estate professionals weigh in
Lavish. Affluent. High-end. Exclusive. Those are just a few of the words that people who responded to Inman’s survey about luxury home buying and selling listed as preferable alternatives to “luxury”.

Special report: Which digital marketing tactics provide bang for your buck — and which are just a bust
“Blogging, contributing authorship and Instagram combined have opened up doors to more leads and brand awareness than I ever could have imagined.”

Special report: Why and how real estate needs to clean house
A recent Inman survey designed to gauge challenges and opportunities in the industry had real estate pros take a long look in the mirror. The results weren’t pretty.

How hybrid brokerages are changing real estate [Special Report]
A large Southern California real estate broker was recently on a listing presentation for a $7 million home when the seller said, “Now let’s talk about your commission. You just aren’t worth $350,000.”

Real Estate CRMs: Pros and cons and which is best?
Inman surveyed agents and brokers about whether they use a CRM, which one they chose, and how they feel about the choice they made.

Real estate coaching’s payoff [Special Report]
More than 9 out of 10 respondents said their business climbed by 10 percent or more during the first year they worked with a coach.

What real estate brokers and agents want from lenders [Special Report]
The real estate and mortgage industries need each other more than ever.

Why syndicate your listings? An Inman special report digs deeper
Despite all the controversy around syndication, everyday brokers and agents choose to send their listings to Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com and other third-party portals.

Special report: The bottom line on online leads
Real estate agents powering their businesses through online marketing channels may also be making better decisions about where they get their online leads from.

Where brokerages fail their agents [Special Report]
Inman survey of brokers and agents suggests that regardless of where they choose to put their resources, many companies are failing agents.

Tracking systems zero in on what buyers really want [Special Report]
Tracie Norman recently received a reminder from her customer relationship management system instructing her to contact a buyer client.

How to deliver technology real estate agents need [Special Report]
Money is pouring into real estate technology, and the sheer number of products available to agents has risen exponentially in recent years.

The shift toward independent brokerages [Special Report]
Brokers and real estate professionals surveyed by Inman say local control of branding and technology gives indie brokers the ability to craft nimble, profitable businesses.

Special Report: Why the real estate industry does not compete on commission rates
The overwhelming majority of real estate brokers and agents surveyed by Inman say they’re not about to compete for sellers by advertising that they’ll work for less than full commission.

Special report: ‘Best of Real Estate Connect’
A collection of news and views from Inman News' recent Real Estate Connect and Agent Reboot conferences in San Francisco is now available as a 31-page special report to Inman Members.

Back to top
CLOSE Created with Sketch.

Welcome back. Log in to access Inman Select.

Sign Up.
CLOSE Created with Sketch.

Forgot your password? No problem.

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to .

CLOSE Created with Sketch.

Subscribe to Inman Select for all-new exclusive content and special features.

Breaking News

Leading commentary by award-winning journalists.

Expert Analysis

Interpret and understand all the trends.

Exclusive Reports

Strategies to grow your business.

CLOSE Created with Sketch.

Don't Miss Out!

User promo code onward25 during checkout to save 25% on your Inman Select Membership.

's Select Membership is no longer active. Sign up for Individual Select membership today.

Don't Miss Out!

There seems to be a problem with your Inman Select Membership.

Please update your billing information to reactivate your membership.

Uh Oh!

There seems to be a problem with your Inman Select Membership.

Please contact the parent account holder or Inman customer service @ 1-800-775-4662 customerservice@inman.com.

CLOSE Created with Sketch.

Subscribe to Inman Weekly

Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.

Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.

15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.

Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.

Special reports on commissions, agent tech, brokerages and much more.

CLOSE Created with Sketch.

Your account is currently being used in too many locations.

We've logged out additional instances of your account. As a Select member your subscription provides login access for your desktop, tablet and mobile phone.

If you have questions or would like to upgrade, please contact customerservice@inman.com.