3 brokers share 7 tips for guiding new real estate agents
Three real estate brokers share how they help new agents navigate bidding wars, manage finances, and keep their sanity while building their business
by Marian McPherson Jul 30
7 truths new agents need to know about short sales
Short sales can help homeowners in need get out of a financial obligation they can no longer afford ethically — but only when handled right
by Nicole Espinosa Jul 30
SEO made simple: 2 main things agents should focus on
Optimizing your website for SEO can be a daunting task for a lot of agents — but it's key to driving potential leads to your business. Here are 2 simple ways you can improve your site's visibility
by Kate Hulbert Jul 29
market as a newbie, real estate
Here are three great ways to get the ball rolling in the marketing department as a brand new real estate agent on the cheap
by Kevin Hoover Jul 29
New agents: How you handle rejection can make or break you
People have all sorts of reasons for choosing another agent, and rejection is just part of the job. New agents need to understand and learn how to move past this fast. Here's why
by Teresa Boardman Jul 29
Start here: 9 skills agents need to nail from the start
Opinion
Connect with people you care about, and give them such excellent service that they will happily refer you to their friends and acquaintances
by Bernice Ross Jul 29
Pulse: What do newbies need to know about marketing listings?
When it comes to listings, what makes for a solid marketing strategy? From social media to video tours, we want you to chime in with your best advice and tips for newbie agents
by Inman Jul 28
The 10+ greatest real estate and sales books of all time (IMHO)
Opinion
Here are a plethora must-read books from authors who are willing to help in your ongoing quest for real estate knowledge
by Jay Thompson Jul 28
QUIZ: Will you make it in real estate? 10 questions that predict new agent success
Answer yes or no to the following 10 questions, and see how you score on the 'most likely to succeed in real estate' scale
by Bernice Ross Jul 27
'A slippery slope': 14 pros weigh in on biggest contract mistakes
Are you writing an error-free, winning offer? We reached out to industry professionals across the country to find out what contract details agents are getting wrong in today's market
by Christy Murdock Jul 27
Open houses are out: Here's how to get your name out there
Traditional marketing and growth strategies were upended, thanks to the pandemic. Here are a few ways agents can use their special sauce to engage buyers, promote their brand and get that listing sold
by Victoria Kennedy Jul 27
22 common ways agents violate the Realtor Code of Ethics
Broker and ethics hearing officer Barbara Betts details the ways agents misrepresent themselves and the transaction, sometimes inadvertently
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 27
How telling a couple to get counseling led to 4 more deals
Opinion
Buying or selling will always be stressful to some degree. As an agent, recognizing conflict is a critical skill that needs to be developed and honed
by Carl Medford Jul 27
'Work your community': How new agents can adapt to a slowdown
Members of the Inman Coast to Coast Facebook group recently shared tips for new agents on how to change with the times as the market experiences a moderate slowdown
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 26
8 new agent mistakes to avoid from the get-go
Opinion
So you've got your real estate license in hand — now what? Of course, finding a place to work and securing those first clients may seem like they should top your list, but there are a few other details newbies shouldn't neglect
by Gerard Splendore Jul 26
How to couch armchair expert advice
Opinion
Knowing how to combat misguided viewpoints with vetted knowledge and confidence is vital. Here's how to deal with a few common scenarios
by Cara Ameer Jul 26