15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers

15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers

To help make your clients' first home purchase a success we've put together a go-to checklist outlining 15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers ......
By Jake Durtschi | 21 hours ago
A rookie agent shares what he’s learned so far

A rookie agent shares what he’s learned so far

Robert Hughes, real estate salesperson with Meier Real Estate, quickly learned that real estate is anything but simple. It takes motivation, dedication and a lot of legwork to succeed in this industry. Know your inventory, take charge of your sched...
By Inman | Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: A listing in ‘splitsville’

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: A listing in ‘splitsville’

In this episode, Leigh Brown welcomes Rachel Hammer, a board director of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. She has been in real estate for over 11 years and was a former crisis counselor for the government before she made the switch to real estate ......
By Leigh Brown | Tuesday, June 27, 2017
How to stage a home on a budget

How to stage a home on a budget

A few simple tweaks can increase your home’s selling price by hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. Use these guidelines to stage your home effectively so that you get the best possible price on your house ......
By Inman | Monday, June 26, 2017
A man on Facebook in a cafe Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Inman | Saturday, June 24, 2017
6 most (and least) affordable mountain resort towns in the US

6 most (and least) affordable mountain resort towns in the US

Your real estate clients dream of skiing across snow-covered peaks in the morning and mountain biking down rocky slopes at night; and now they've made up their mind to search for the perfect mountain home ......
By Jackson Cooper | Friday, June 23, 2017
How to write a buyer offer letter that will close the deal

How to write a buyer offer letter that will close the deal

From this point forward, I will be encouraging my buyers to honor their audience before telling their story. This will enhance the emotional connection and possibly win the bid ......
By Melinda Goodwin | Thursday, June 22, 2017
3 types of content that will help you stand out from the herd

3 types of content that will help you stand out from the herd

There are plenty of options that give brokerages an edge in creating content. I'm talking about more than just email blasts, postcards and newsletters. I’m going to walk you through three types of content that are hardly used in real estate, but ca...
By Taylor Newcomb | Thursday, June 22, 2017
Inman Connect: Stitching our community together

Inman Connect: Stitching our community together

My first experience with Inman Connect was three years ago. My goals were to get a sense for the voice of the industry and to better understand our potential customers; I had no idea I would walk away with so much more ......
By Molly McKinley | Friday, June 16, 2017
Boost your real estate business with the 3 ‘Cs’ of marketing

Boost your real estate business with the 3 ‘Cs’ of marketing

It’s time to stop putting off success and start achieving it by showing consistency, creativity and commitment ......
By Laura Ure | Thursday, June 15, 2017
3 important tips for real estate newbies

3 important tips for real estate newbies

Many real estate agents get into the business for the wrong reasons. People often seek out the success of seasoned agents and brokers and think that -- in the blink of an eye -- they, too, will be rolling in the dough. Well, it takes years to harvest...
By Sam Benson | Tuesday, June 13, 2017
5 pro tips for getting the most out of Inman Connect

5 pro tips for getting the most out of Inman Connect

I've lost track of how many Inman Connect events that I have now been to. I'm looking forward to seeing the people who have become my tribe. To hugs in the hallways and long conversations. To early mornings and late nights. To learning and pushing my...
By Stacie Staub | Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Tears, grit and inspiration: How 3 women overcame adversity in real estate

Tears, grit and inspiration: How 3 women overcame adversity in real estate

How do you react when you experience a significant business challenge, a major illness or the loss of a loved one? Do you let it stop you, or do you rise from the ashes and keep going? As part of the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) Women...
By Bernice Ross | Monday, June 12, 2017
Adapt or die: Agent market share shifting to ‘experts’ in 2018 Sponsor Post

Adapt or die: Agent market share shifting to ‘experts’ in 2018

We all know the enormous value traditional real estate agents bring to a transaction. They will never be replaced by bots or discount services, but consumers can easily be romanced by what appear to be lower-cost alternatives ......
By Catherine Zupan | Monday, June 12, 2017
Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Caroline Feeney | Saturday, June 10, 2017
5 potential risks you face with rental properties

5 potential risks you face with rental properties

When you invest in a rental property, you always hope that it’ll be profitable. Not only should property values increase over time, but you should be able to earn a nice monthly return on your investment. It doesn't always happen that way, though ....
By Anna Johansson | Friday, June 9, 2017
Remember, there is luxury real estate outside the U.S.

Remember, there is luxury real estate outside the U.S.

As the world continues to shrink, we must increase our global knowledge so we can be the best resource possible ......
By Laurent Demeure | Thursday, June 8, 2017
Does the public still want real estate agents?

Does the public still want real estate agents?

Although the internet is where the majority of buyers find homes, there has been a 10 percent increase in consumers who use agents over the last 20 years. I think the biggest danger in real estate would be a future where agents all became employees a...
By Greg Fox | Thursday, June 8, 2017