Spread too thin? 3 ways team leaders can balance their workload
Although there are times when leaders have to double down and work long hours, that doesn't have to be the norm. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you are not spreading yourself too thin as a leader
by Adam Hergenrother May 13
Make the most of your time! 5 secrets of the uber-productive
What are the habits of highly productive real estate professionals — those who always outperform everyone else? Here are a few basic hacks the uber-productive understand and use in their day-to-day life
by Chris Pollinger May 13
'Should I pay down a collection?' How to answer clients
Consumers who've had a collection hit their credit report might be wondering if they should pay it off or hold off. Micah Curtis shares the right move to make — and the answer is not what you might think
by Rick Guerrero May 13
How long will the housing shortage last? Years — here's why
Opinion
Thinking optimistically and knowing a little about US homebuilders and American ingenuity, builders might create an average of 2M homes annually and achieve a supply-demand balance in about 6 years
by Ben Caballero May 12
3 ways to boost buyers' confidence in a hot seller's market
Although guiding homebuyers through a competitive market is a challenge, it's important to encourage them to be patient and trust the process. Here are a few ways to prepare your clients and help them stay ahead of the game
by Santiago Arana May 12
Think before you post! The line between funny and unprofessional isn't so fine
Opinion
The real estate business is insane right now. You’ve got frustrated buyers. You’re (rightfully) frustrated — and humor is a great escape. However, it's also rife with danger. Here's why you should think before you post
by Jay Thompson May 12
Pulse: What's your top tip for investors?
This week, we're asking our readers: What should investors purchasing new properties know right now? How are you guiding them and setting them up for success in today's market?
by Inman May 12
7 crazy critter encounters in real estate — and what to do about them
Stumbling across snakes, raccoons, coyotes and other wild animals during a showing isn't ideal — and oftentimes, it can even ruin a deal. Here are some steps to take (and the appropriate disclosures to make) when it comes to unwanted critters
by Bernice Ross May 12
Pulse: Readers share their tips for second-homebuyers
In today's market, how are agents helping buyers looking to invest in getaway properties? This week, our readers share why working with the right agent — with a well-rounded knowledge of the market — matters
by Inman May 11
7 things new agents should do every day for a year
New agents are constantly asking Mauricio Umansky, founder and CEO of The Agency, what he did in his first year as an agent to lay the foundation for his career. Here, he shares the daily habits that helped set him up for success
by Mauricio Umansky May 11
10 new construction gotchas agents should watch out for
Navigating new construction is like walking through a field of landmines right now. You can never really be certain of the ground you are setting foot on because all continues to change at a rapid pace
by Cara Ameer May 11
Inman Handbook: How not to lose your real estate license
Understand the types of behaviors that can result in disciplinary action and the process that follows to stay on the right professional track
4 ways to turn happy clients into your biggest advocates 
To stand out in a crowded, competitive market, it’s important to leverage the most valuable marketing channel available: word-of-mouth
How to effectively clean a smoker's house
The smell of smoke can not only drastically reduce a home's resale value, it can also be harmful to the health of the home's new buyers. Here are a few ways to get the stubborn smell of smoke and its residue out of house
by Kim Tucker May 10
Mother knows best: 18 real estate moms (and kids) share the secrets to working together
This Mother’s Day, we asked powerhouse real estate moms and their children their secrets for working together, whether on the same team or competitively
Need inventory? 3 circle-prospecting strategies that'll get you more listings
If your buyers lost out in a multiple-offer situation or you are looking for more listings, these tactics can tackle those problems while helping you build your database and positioning you as a go-to local expert
by Jimmy Burgess May 8