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.

How hybrid brokerages are changing real estate

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.”
Which CRM is the 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
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.
Why syndicate your listings?
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.
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
Inman survey of brokers and agents suggests that regardless of where they choose to put their resources, many companies are failing agents.
How to deliver technology agents need
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
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.
Why the Real Estate Industry Does not Compete on Commissions
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.