Readers share their biggest 2021 fails
What did you mess up last year? What lessons did you learn? This week, readers divulge their biggest failures and mishaps of 2021 and introspect about where things went wrong
by Inman Dec 15
Readers share their biggest 2021 wins
We asked readers: What did you accomplish this year that you're proud of? Here are the wins that readers are celebrating
by Inman Dec 7
What's your top prediction for 2022? Readers' hot takes
We asked readers last week to share their top predictions for 2022. Here's what they see in their crystal balls
by Inman Dec 1
What are you gifting clients this holiday season? Tell us more!
Last week, we asked you all to share your top client gift ideas. Here, readers share their top picks. If you haven't weighed in, please do
by Inman Nov 23
5 harsh realities indies will face in 2022 (and how to combat them)
The best thing you can do is believe in your strengths as an indie broker and get rid of the perception that you cannot compete with franchise brokers
by Erica Ramus Nov 22
How one indie broker lured more than 20 agents from Compass
Last year, Dudum Real Estate Group made headlines when it hired nearly two dozen agents from Compass. Its broker-owner Julie Del Santo discusses how it came together
by Daniel Houston Nov 18
What readers' Thanksgiving marketing looks like this year
Last week, we asked readers: When it comes to your business, how are you making the most of Thanksgiving? Here's what our readers reported
by Inman Nov 16
@properties CEO on the ups and downs of being an indie brokerage
'Cards get stacked against indies,' said Thad Wong, @properties co-founder and co-CEO, during Connect Now when discussing the challenges of being an independent brokerage
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 16
How to maintain an indie feel while expanding into new markets
An independent brokerage looking to expand needs to consider quality over quantity — quality in character, culture and reputation. Here are a few ways to maintain your brokerage’s core mission while taking your business to new heights
by Mauricio Umansky Nov 16
How are indies faring? Get a glimpse into this indie broker-owner's business
As a Realtor and broker-owner of Boardman Realty, Teresa Boardman has vast experience working in and running an independent brokerage. Here's her take on what it's like to be an indie broker and what the future might look like
by Teresa Boardman Nov 11
The biggest change to the indie landscape in 2021: Pulse
How has the business changed for you, and how are you adapting to those shifts? That's what we asked readers last week, and here's what you had to say
by Inman Nov 9
West + Main acquires Oregon-based Fred Real Estate Group
The acquisition will grow Colorado-based West + Main Homes by more than 130 agents and is set to be finalized by the end of 2021
It's all about Indie Brokers this November at Inman
This month, we’ll delve into what’s working — and what's not — for indies in 2021, with an eye toward next year too. Stay with us to find out insights from top brokers and how you can grow your business with just as much success
by Inman Nov 1
How indie brokers balance flexibility with fear of change
Stacie Staub and Elmer Morales talk about hiring slow and firing fast and the importance of sticking with a business model
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 28
Splurge on your staff: Indie brokers share the importance of support
Independent broker-owners Jena Turner and Serena Lowden share the best way to budget and how investing in staff leads to a gold mine
by Marian McPherson Oct 28
How indie brokers can compete with the giants using technology
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, a pair of successful brokers advised indies to focus on tech integration and to not let their solutions get too complicated
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 28