Thomas's Stories

What better way to bring in the New Year than a jump on the competition? Inman’s Hacker Connect can provide just that for real estate techies, with discussions, debates and collaborative sessions that will share insight on some of the industry’s most pressing and upcoming tech issues.

Dec 30

Political pundits around the country were stunned last night when Donald Trump secured enough to votes to beat Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States. While supporters from both sides are still reeling from emotions, we woke up wondering what that would mean for real estate.

Nov 9

Accessing the MLS on the go just got easier for agents that use Rapattoni, as the real estate tech provider just announced its MLS mobile app is now available for iOS and Android users.

Oct 20

Since launching in 2012, Zumper has been actively pursuing more corners of the rental listings market, and its latest announcement shows its appetite is only increasing. The San Francisco-based rental website just announced it secured $17.6 million in Series B financing, up from the $6.5 million in Series A it claimed in March 2014.

Oct 18

As much as it felt like your parents didn’t care about what you had to say growing up, child-friendly homes and communities are a high priority for homebuyers with young families, especially those moving to a new city.

Sep 15
Opinion

Portal ads and online leads are now an everyday part of residential real estate, but some brokerages have churned them out better than others.

Sitting down for a panel talk at Inman Connect San Francisco, four successful real estate professionals shared how they approach online lead sources such as Realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow.

Aug 8
Opinion

SAN FRANCISCO — Having talented employees is a goal of almost every boss, but what are managers supposed to do when their top performers bring as many headaches as they do transactions?
“Real estate rockstars and rock n’ roll rockstars have a lot in common,” John Heithaus said during a discussion at Inman Connect San Francisco. “But don’t be surprised when people act like people. Rockstars are people, too. Relate to them.”

Aug 5

When Seth Price talks, people listen — and it’s not just because he’s on a stage with a microphone in his hand.

He had the full attention of the room during a session at Inman Connect San Francisco while spreading his marketing gospel, leaving attendees hungry for pie and and ready to watch a Bruce Lee movie. What does this have to do with courting customers? According to Price, almost everything.

Aug 4