Why the real estate industry is everything I love about Pride Month

Why the real estate industry is everything I love about Pride Month

As June is National Pride Month, I want to take a moment to say how proud and grateful I am to be a real estate professional. I'm not saying this purely because I am a lesbian, a woman and the head of a NYC-based real estate brokerage — although th...
By Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan | Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Eli Manning sets new record with $3.55M Hoboken condo sale

Eli Manning sets new record with $3.55M Hoboken condo sale

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is moving on … from his New Jersey condo that is. And while his days of breaking records on the field may be nearing an end, he’s got a new record to boast about....
By Patrick Kearns | Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6 tips for letting natural light sell buyers on your listing

6 tips for letting natural light sell buyers on your listing

There are tons of benefits to bringing some natural light into a home. As real estate agents, we know that not much resonates better than a home where sunshine streams into the windows. This likely has to do with the fact that natural light benefits...
By Megan Wild | Thursday, April 12, 2018
7 tips for handling seller pricing objections

7 tips for handling seller pricing objections

As a real estate agent, you’ve probably met all kinds of objections from sellers about the listing price of their home. Sellers, after all, want to sell for the highest amount possible....
By Megan Wild | Wednesday, March 28, 2018
5 outrageous seller expectations and how to respond

5 outrageous seller expectations and how to respond

A little foresight, some carefully chosen words and data can go along way in combating unrealistic expectations....
By Chris Wilkins | Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Can buyers fall for a home that isn’t love at first sight?

Can buyers fall for a home that isn’t love at first sight?

It's Valentine's day, and we know that love comes in many shapes and forms. Here are five common homebuyer objections to a home and how real estate agents can help buyers see the potential and fall in love....
By Megan Wild | Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Housing balloons The essential guide to real estate and tax reform

The essential guide to real estate and tax reform

On the road to giving corporations a historic tax cut, something had to give. In what analysts are calling a non-political sacrifice, the GOP put longstanding real estate tax breaks on the chopping block. Indeed, the Republican overhaul of the n...
By Leon Lazaroff | Tuesday, January 16, 2018
12 unbelievable real estate facts that will make you question everything

12 unbelievable real estate facts that will make you question everything

Think you've seen and heard everything in the real estate business? You might be surprised to learn about some of these fascinating real estate facts from around the world....
By Seth Williams | Wednesday, December 20, 2017
How to get agents to try (and love) new technology

How to get agents to try (and love) new technology

Across the board, brokerages struggle to reach even modest adoption rates in software implementations among their agents; the average rate for agents using brokerage-provided software is an abysmal 6 percent....
By Lance Pendleton | Wednesday, December 20, 2017
FCC Holds Vote On Repeal Of Net Neutrality Rules Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried

Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried

“We’ve just given all these massive telecommunications companies this power and we’re not sure how they’re going to wield it..."...
By Patrick Kearns | Thursday, December 14, 2017
Santa on New York Stock Exchange Watch out for your uncle’s drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming

Watch out for your uncle’s drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming

While the political machinations are sometimes like a drunken family episode, the economic landscape is an entirely different story......
By Brad Inman | Thursday, December 14, 2017
Nextdoor reportedly closes $75M in funding

Nextdoor reportedly closes $75M in funding

Nextdoor, a social network specifically designed to connect neighbors and is serving 100,000 U.S. neighborhoods and counting, has reportedly raised $75 million in a recent funding round, according to an article published today by subscription tech ne...
By Inman | Monday, December 11, 2017
Compass Leadership The Compass haters are starting to look lost

The Compass haters are starting to look lost

The industry has wasted too many cycles on Compass FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). It must get busy competing....
By Brad Inman | Monday, December 11, 2017
Why you should build your brand around your ideal client

Why you should build your brand around your ideal client

When you get braces, do you go to an orthodontist or a general dentist? When you need a hip replacement, do you go to an orthopedic surgeon or a general surgeon? You want someone who specializes in the service you need, right?...
By Cheryl Spangler | Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Inman Connect badges Connect/Reflect: Double exhilarating!

Connect/Reflect: Double exhilarating!

Only after Connect you will be able to decide: do I want to change my perspective and give fresh boost to my business, or not?...
By Matthew Shadbolt | Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Unplugged The Inman Files: It’s time to shut down RPR

The Inman Files: It’s time to shut down RPR

For now, neither Upstream nor RPR are essential to the business of enough agents and brokers. And that is at the heart of the problem....
By Brad Inman | Friday, November 3, 2017
29 Howard St., Unit 4 Here’s the Soho condo Manafort allegedly used to launder money

Here’s the Soho condo Manafort allegedly used to launder money

The indicted and arrested former Trump campaign manager reportedly purchased the swank property at 29 Howard Street, Unit 4, in 2012, and Airbnb-ed it out....
By Carl Franzen | Monday, October 30, 2017
Realogy President and CEO Richard Smith The Inman Files: A fond farewell to Richard Smith, Realogy’s understated CEO

The Inman Files: A fond farewell to Richard Smith, Realogy’s understated CEO

The retiring Realogy CEO is an old school throwback: a gentleman, a stoic and a gracious executive. We will miss Richard Smith's presence in the industry. ...
By Brad Inman | Friday, October 27, 2017