10 common staging mistakes that could hurt your listing
Staging can make your life — and your sellers' and buyers' experiences — infinitely more rewarding, if you approach it right
by Nicole Solari | May 30
Why I recommend Credit Karma to my clients
Opinion
By understanding what Credit Karma does and how it works, you'll put yourself in a better position as an agent to help potential buyers improve their credit score
by Bill Gassett | May 29
Smart home tech for agents: How does Ecobee fare against Nest?
Opinion
Although lacking brand awareness, Ecobee is a smart thermostat that readily competes with Nest. Here's what it does and how it works, plus a few perks to consider
by Brandon Doyle | May 29
The Real Word: Will virtual buying stick around post-lockdown?
Plus, the outdoor home features that capture homebuyers' attention and why they matter, now more than ever
by Byron Lazine | May 29
All Inman content related to running your business in this unprecedented time
Here's how to keep your business moving as the situation shifts
by Inman | May 29
Need to reset? Here are 4 tips for starting fresh after lockdown
Now that shelter-in-place measures are easing up, it's time to rethink the unhealthy habits we picked up while in quarantine. Here are four things to implement for an effective work routine and life after lockdown
by Ryan Rodenbeck | May 28
What will stay, and what will go post-lockdown?
Opinion
During quarantine, most real estate professionals had to learn new skills and adopt some major changes. But when it's all behind us, what tools, habits and concepts are we going to keep forever, and which ones are we going to forget?
by Brian Walker | May 28
Pulse: What are you learning this conference season?
With highly anticipated events going digital this year, we're asking our readers to share some strategies and lessons they've been learning virtually during conference season
by Inman | May 28
7 reasons real estate agents should work with investors
Opinion
Typically, agents are at a loss as to how they should work with investors or if they should even do so at all. But by using the right rules of engagement, agents can boost their income and grow their business. Here are a few perks of working with investors
by Gary Wilson | May 28
How can your team thrive through uncertainty? Focus on this equation
Opinion
Many people have a tendency to go straight into survival mode when crisis hits, but Kathleen Black is here to help you thrive, rather than survive, in uncertainty
by Kathleen Black | May 28
How to grow your Instagram audience as a team
Mauricio Umansky shares how his team grew The Agency’s Instagram account to be one of the most-followed residential real estate accounts in the world
by Mauricio Umansky | May 28
Your profiles matter! Take time to perfect them
Opinion
Now is the time to give your web presence a second look. Follow these steps to create a profile potential buyers will gravitate toward
by Jay Thompson | May 27
How to move from rejection to creating superstar habits
Jia Jiang, author of a bestselling book on overcoming fear of rejection, shares his new research about fostering motivation and building productive habits that stick. Here's how agents can create consistent prospecting habits that result in increased sales
by Bernice Ross | May 27
Pulse: The early career lessons that are helping readers now
This week, our readers share the values, principles and ideas they learned when they were first starting out and finding their footing in the industry
by Inman | May 27
5 steps for generating referrals without asking
Stacey Brown Randall’s unique no-ask approach to generating referrals helps agents more than triple their annual referrals
by Pat Hiban | May 27
Lesson Learned: Operate from the client’s perspective
Now more than ever, NYC real estate broker Tania Isacoff Friedland keeps the focus on client needs to provide the best possible service
by Christy Murdock Edgar | May 25
Home staging can be done virtually — here's how
Opinion
Just because in-person interactions are limited doesn't mean that agents can't help clients take advantage of services like staging. This is how homeowners can complete the process virtually, step by step
by Jennie Norris | May 25
How to handle client objections during the pandemic
Opinion
The types of objections we're hearing now are going to be with us for a while and may just become our new normal, so we need to be able to ease clients' fears
by Missy Yost | May 24
Stop! 7 things you shouldn't do on listing appointments
Opinion
Selling yourself is a little bit like dating. You have to make a great first impression. So, here are a few things to keep in mind if you want to impress your clients from the get-go and make them feel like you're the perfect fit for their needs
by Ron Wynn | May 23
Thinking of reopening your brokerage? Ask yourself these questions first
Opinion
As COVID-19 restrictions loosen up, business owners are faced with a few ethical dilemmas. As a broker-owner, when should you allow real estate transactions to take place? Here are a few soul-searching questions to ask yourself
by Erica Ramus | May 22
How to protect yourself as a first-time landlord
Opinion
Real estate investing is a competitive and risky game. Although you can't control when a global health crisis strikes, as an aspiring investor, you can protect yourself by adopting these necessary strategies and techniques
by Anna Johansson | May 22
The Real Word: Investing in real estate during a pandemic
Opinion
Also this week: SoftBank's record loss and a few basic ways to do listing videos right
by Byron Lazine | May 22
Why your mental health matters, especially during COVID-19
Opinion
With the coronavirus pandemic turning the world onto its head, it's no surprise that a lot of people are experiencing irritability, depression, anxiety and stress. That's why it's important to pay attention to your feelings and your window of tolerance now
by Nicole Lopez | May 21
How I upped my tech game and created my own 'Zoom room'
Opinion
In today's COVID-19 reality, videoconferencing has become the best alternative to in-person communication. And although virtual meetings are inherently a different experience, there are a few things you can do to look your best and appear as professional as possible
by Teresa Boardman | May 21
How to help clients keep kids safe during the summer of COVID-19
Opinion
With summer inching closer and the season's activities being canceled, kids are experiencing a lot more unstructured time, and parents today are more distracted than ever. Here are some child safety tips agents can send to their SOI
by Troy Palmquist | May 21
How to diversify your team's income
Opinion
Creating multiple revenue streams can not only help agents weather today's financially stressful climate, but also grow their personal net worth. Here are four rules to diversifying your team's income
by Kevin Kauffman | May 21
How to host a property tour on social media as a team
Conducting live tours on social media as a team can be a great way to reach a wide audience and have some fun along the way. Here's how one LA-based agency hosts weekly progressive Instagram open houses, plus a few helpful tips
by James Harris AND David Parnes | May 21
Think we're headed into a buyer's market? Guess again
Four agents in Chicago, St. Louis and Dallas share how they're helping homebuyers navigate a seller's market marred by economic fear and the coronavirus
by Marian McPherson | May 20
Pulse: What early career lessons are helping you now?
Opinion
This week, we're asking you, our readers, to share a key career principle you learned when you were starting out and how it's helpful in today's world
by Inman | May 20
Here's how to help jump-start your local economy
Opinion
The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on many businesses nationwide. As a real estate agent, here are a few ideas for using your wealth of knowledge and expertise to help local business owners weather the storm
by Bernice Ross | May 20
How to cope with fear, uncertainty and doubt 
A little FUD is healthy, it’s when it becomes all-consuming that you have a problem
by Jay Thompson | May 20
Here's a simple approach to making listing videos
Opinion
Getting started with video can be daunting. Your next listing can shine on camera, all you need is a smartphone, a few apps and a couple hours, from start to finish
by Craig C. Rowe | May 19
Agent/broker perspective: Is now the right time to acquire a competitor?
Opinion
In today's shaky economy, when things are still up in the air, should real estate companies plan for expansion through acquisitions?
by Anthony Askowitz | May 19
How to identify and avoid internet scams during COVID-19
COVID-19 brought about a set of new obstacles to industry professionals, including an increased risk of cybercrime. So what can real estate agents do to avoid falling victim to internet scammers?
by Justin Stutz | May 19
Pulse: The positive things you will remember post-pandemic
Opinion
Last week, we asked you to share the good things you'll likely remember after the worst is behind us. Here's what you had to say
by Inman | May 19
5 critical steps to maximize your listing's sales potential
Opinion
This year brought significant changes in the way homes are bought and sold. To accommodate this new reality, sellers need to be prepared — and agents need to provide the necessary coaching. Here are five important steps
by Carl Medford | May 18
Tales from the field: What I learned from Coldwell Banker's leadership
An assistant manager at Coldwell Banker shares how her office adapted to the coronavirus throughout March and the important leadership lessons she's learned since then
by Alison Wisnom | May 18
Lesson Learned: Choose the right team
They say you are known by the company you keep. Find out how this Arizona broker leverages partnerships to do more, whatever the market brings her way
by Christy Murdock Edgar | May 18
How to get your house-hunting clients to sign a buyer-broker agreement
A signed buyer representation agreement solidifies the partnership between you and your client, while protecting them during the buying process
by John Giffen | May 17
How to stand out during (and long after) this pandemic
Here’s how agents are seizing the opportunity provided by change to grow and thrive
3 ways to give back right now
Opinion
From in-kind and financial contributions to your community to moral and career support to your team, now's the time that should be defined by giving. Here's how to lend a helping hand
by Santiago Arana | May 15
How to adapt your marketing to be sensitive
Opinion
On any given day, consumers receive a barrage of marketing messages. So, how can you make sure that you stand out while staying authentic, helpful and empathetic to today's problems? One Lake Tahoe agent shares her success story
by Amie Quirarte | May 15
The Real Word: Are agents losing out to banker greed?
More this week: Should Airbnb owners sell or wait for travel to pick back up?
by Byron Lazine | May 15
3 tips for taking care of business virtually as a team
Be fully prepared to support your clients virtually, guide them through each step comfortably and answer all questions before signing on the dotted line
by Mauricio Umansky | May 14
How to tailor your messaging to the people who matter most
When it comes to your team, providing clear direction on how to communicate and who to reach out to is crucial to driving business forward now. Here's how to strengthen interactions with these four main contact groups
by Kathleen Black | May 14
What's important now? 5 takeaways from COVID-19
Opinion
As we move through the COVID-19 pandemic, certain realities, values and lessons have come to light. With the world changing the way it has, how do you answer the question, 'What's important now?'
by Kevin Woody | May 14
How to lead your team through recovery
As the embers of the fires of crisis continue to glow, the best leaders are already in the process of rebuilding to be bigger and better to weather the storms of tomorrow
by Chris Pollinger | May 14
Keeping It Real: Preparing for a post-COVID-19 market
Opinion
Fear might be trying to grab the wheel, but if you let service and optimism drive, you’ll get there
by Peter Lorimer | May 14
Stop, take a breath, and keep fear of change at bay
Opinion
When it comes to industry shifts, announcements and nonpandemic headlines, don't overreact and jump to conclusions. Instead, focus on understanding what today’s and tomorrow’s consumers demand
by Jay Thompson | May 13
Pulse: What positive things will you remember post-pandemic?
Today, we're opting to see the glass half-full. What positivity can you draw from this that you'll likely remember long after the worst is behind us?
by Inman | May 13
What can agents do to seize more market share now?
Opinion
As stay-at-home orders are slowly being lifted, what action steps will you take to increase your market share? Prepare for ‘go time’ by implementing these eight strategies now
by Bernice Ross | May 13
How can agents collaborate in the time of coronavirus?
Opinion
A group of agents took their support group to Zoom during coronavirus to provide an opportunity to connect with one another in an uncertain time
by Amie Quirarte | May 13
Dear Marketing Mastermind: What can I do right now to boost my business?
Opinion
Forget long-term solutions and wait-and-see options. Here's what agents and brokers can do right now to feel better about their businesses
by Christy Murdock Edgar | May 12
Pulse: The most beneficial training readers received in the past month
Last week, we asked you to share an educational tool that you’ve benefited from over the past few months — whether it's an online training course, certification or a webinar. Here's what you had to say
by Inman | May 12
What does the luxury home auction market look like now? Laura Brady weighs in
As the CEO of an international luxury real estate auction firm, Laura Brady has her finger on the pulse of the industry. In this podcast, she shares how the market is shifting and adjusting today — plus the ins and outs of the auction process
by Byron Lazine | May 11
How active listening can make you a great leader
Opinion
Great leadership isn't just about knowing what to do and how to do it. There's also another important factor in the mix — practicing active listening
by George Mantor | May 11
5 ways to grow a close-knit community today
Opinion
How can you thrive in today's world? By building community. This means showing up time and time again to help, educate and offer value to the connections you cultivate and the people you bring together
by Mike McGowan | May 11
8 tips for virtually prepping a home for sale
Today, a lot of buyers are making decisions from afar, and sellers need to step up their game when it comes to prepping their homes for sale. How can agents help virtually?
by Cara Ameer | May 10
Tales from the field: Becoming a community leader
Opinion
A luxury real estate agent shares how her company's emergency relief Facebook page helped people connect and band together in a time of need
by Amie Quirarte | May 9
Web app Quigler offers a new level of deal transparency
Opinion
Quigler uses state law and NAR Code of Ethics deal practices to manage real estate transactions and buyer and seller communications. But is it a guarantee of regulatory perfection?
by Craig C. Rowe | May 8
3 showing ideas for today (open houses need not apply)
LA-based The Agency is using these three initiatives to show homes in today's environment — and they're all a major departure from ordinary showing
by James Harris AND David Parnes | May 7
Are your business cards bad? 8 design mistakes to avoid
Opinion
Sticking to the basics and communicating a simple, straightforward message can never be wrong
by Alison Wisnom | May 7
Clothes the deal: How to dress to impress in this new normal
Whether you're preparing for a Zoom meeting or a transition back to the office when stay-at-home orders lift, knowing how to dress the part might be the key to closing the deal
by Troy Palmquist | May 7
How to lead your team with confidence through change
Opinion
Whenever there's a bump in the road, teams members look up to their leaders for assurance. Provide support by being the calm voice of reason, taking initiative and aligning your plans with your desired outcome
by Kathleen Black | May 7
The Real Word: What agents should (and shouldn't) be doing right now
Plus, a discussion about Opendoor's return to contact-free selling and an MTV 'Cribs'-style listing video worth praising
by Byron Lazine | May 7
Why your customer service matters most now
Opinion
In today's world, what is the best strategy for moving forward? The answer might be less about adopting new tech, and more about focusing on individualized service and a stellar client experience
by Teresa Boardman | May 7
What buyers are up against in today's world
Opinion
Entering the homebuying space has certainly opened my eyes, maybe my experiences can help you be a better agent
by Jay Thompson | May 6
5 steps to organizing your database
Shelter-in-place orders are slowly beginning to lift across the country, which means more in-person business with clients in the near future. That’s why it’s a good idea to organize your database now. Here's how
by Leslie DeLuca | May 6
Pulse: What’s the most beneficial training you’ve received in the past month?
This week, we want to know: What are you glad you learned in the past month or so? Whether it's in-house team training, a skill honed or a new certification, what's helping you move your business along?
by Inman | May 6
What's next? C.A.R.'s VP addresses agent concerns
Agents are hungry to know what's going to happen to their businesses and the industry as a whole. Leslie Appleton-Young, the vice president of the California Association of Realtors, shares a real-world, data-driven snapshot into today's realities
by Bernice Ross | May 6
W+R Studios announces new virtual product Cloud CMA Live
A new version of the popular CMA creation tool integrates with video conference platforms for coronavirus-compliant listing presentations. There's also live markup and built-in objection handling
by Craig C. Rowe | May 5
Lesson Learned: Don’t be an undercover agent
Find out how D.C.-area real estate agent Kaye Placeres makes herself top-of-mind with buyers and sellers — then stays there long after the closing
Pulse: How our readers are preparing for reopening
Last week, we asked you to tell us how you're preparing for when the country reopens, now that COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted. Here's what you shared
by Inman | May 5
Want to propel your brokerage forward? Follow these 6 steps
Opinion
At this point, brokerages should be planning to re-enter the market when COVID-19 restrictions lift. Here's how one brokerage is rolling up its sleeves and building momentum
by Teresa Mack | May 5
How these agents are getting listing videos right
Every house has a different story to tell. How do you make sure you're representing it well through video? Here are a few examples of different video styles and what makes them stand out
by Troy Palmquist | May 4
Returning to the office? Here's how to transition the brokerage smoothly
As businesses across the country brace themselves to return back to the workplace, it's important to prepare properly. This list of must-do's from office-planning experts can help
9 tips for navigating your business in a changing economy
How do agents effectively operate their businesses moving into this summer and fall? The answer is simple: Know your value
by John Giffen | May 3
Stop already! 12 things agents shouldn’t be doing right now
Opinion
This unique moment is a time to rise up and be better, so start by doing better
by Nicole Solari | May 2
The Real Word: Realogy's crumbling $400M deal
Plus, a few ways homebuyers might benefit from this health care crisis and what it means for real estate agents
by Byron Lazine | May 1
Real estate as a sport: 4 lessons we can learn from athletes
Just like in sports, working in real estate requires constant practice and collaboration, especially in times of hardship. So, here's a thing or two agents can learn from professional athletes
by Geoff Bray | May 1
4 tech tools agents need now
Opinion
Missed this fun, fast Inman Town Hall session about what tech is hot and effective now? Here's a quick recap of the tools
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 30
Keller Williams launches industrywide, 4-week education course
BOLD Pivot is a re-engineered, digitized version of the company's BOLD coaching course, which is offered through its KW MAPS Coaching platform
by Patrick Kearns | Apr 30
5 ways your team can set itself up for post-pandemic success
Consider this time at home the perfect opportunity to audit your business and set positive plans in motion for the future
by Mauricio Umansky | Apr 30
Want to ramp up new business? Leverage these digital platforms
As traditional, face-to-face methods of generating new business aren't an option, now is the time to leverage digital marketing instead, using both simple organic strategies and paid traffic
by Elisha Israel | Apr 30
How can you serve your clients now? Focus on safety, not sales
The ability to handle most things virtually is the perk of living in today's world. Here's how you can serve and connect with clients while protecting their safety amid COVID-19
by Aaron Stelle | Apr 30
Should we adjust our ad spend? Team advertising strategies to consider now
Teams that choose to adapt to the unique needs of a crisis market will find many opportunities to stay top-of-mind with prospects while nurturing leads. Here are a few ad spend strategies to consider
by Kathleen Black | Apr 30
Preparing for post-pandemic business? Here are 8 tips to help
Although the coronavirus might be a top stressor right now, it doesn't have to take a toll on your productivity. Here are a few things you can do now to hit the ground running post-quarantine
by Sharron St. John | Apr 29
Pulse: How are you preparing for reopening?
This week, we’re asking you, our readers: What are you doing now to prepare for when stay-at-home orders lift — whether that's next week or months from now?
by Inman | Apr 29
How to determine prices in a post-COVID-19 market
To accurately measure how your market is shifting, here are some strategies on pricing properties in a post-COVID-19 market, plus a few scripts to help you discuss changing prices with your clients
by Bernice Ross | Apr 29
Why being busy isn't the answer
In spending so much time at home, some people might be feeling the pressure to be productive and to do more. However, a constant state of busyness is not the only route to success and even more importantly, to fulfillment in life. Here's why
by Jay Thompson | Apr 29
How to shift your social media content during COVID-19
Opinion
What you share on social media now will affect how you are positioned once we get through this health crisis
by Italina Kirknis | Apr 29
What will homebuyers want post COVID-19? Here are a few trends to expect
The post-COVID-19 era will likely bring a slew of changes to the kinds of properties, features, amenities and locations homebuyers will look for. Here are a few trends to expect
by Cara Ameer | Apr 28
Pulse: What's first for readers' businesses post-isolation
Last week, we asked you, our readers, to share the first step you'll take for your business once isolation is over. Here's what you had to say
by Inman | Apr 28
3 ways COVID-19 may benefit homebuyers in 2020
Even chaotic times can bring some positive lessons to learn from. Here's how COVID-19 might change the real estate industry and how homebuyers can benefit from the situation
by Andrew Fortune | Apr 27
Moving during a pandemic? Here's one agent's personal story
Opinion
As a real estate agent, True Cross frequently helps clients deal with moving issues. This time, however, she was making the move, in the middle of the coronavirus crisis in LA. Here's her story, plus a few tips she learned to help ease the stress of a future move
by True Cross | Apr 27
10 video tour mistakes that can get you into trouble
When operating in crisis mode, it's easy for agents to forget the basics, gloss over certain policies and unintentionally make misleading statements. Here are some video tour mistakes to avoid if you want to stay out of legal trouble
by Lee Davenport | Apr 27
How to advise clients on upping their curb appeal
Sometimes, clients need a little nudge to truly understand the value of a home's curb appeal. It might take a little persuasion, but here's how to encourage your clients to give their homes a face-lift
by Nicole Solari | Apr 26
How real estate agents need to pivot for a downturn
Agents who can identify market trends after every period of disruption and adapt to them efficiently are the ones who endure. Here are a few changes we can expect
by Sissy Lappin | Apr 25
The Real Word: What can we glean from France's real estate activity?
More this week: landlords' 'sex-for-rent' requests and the best type of marketing you can do during a pandemic
by Byron Lazine | Apr 24
How to become the go-to team in your area
Find an area that you want to dominate, thoroughly learn it, and give back
by David Parnes AND James Harris | Apr 23
3 tips for avoiding surprises during the homebuying process
During these unprecedented times, it's important for agents to do everything they can to protect themselves and their buyers from unwanted surprises. Here are a few things you can do
by Troy Palmquist | Apr 23
6 ways teams can adapt to a socially distanced real estate world
How can agents navigate the new landscape of a socially distanced workplace? Here's what one team leader is doing to pave the way for his agents' success
by Ryan Rodenbeck | Apr 23
3 ways to earn prospective clients' trust amid uncertainty
Prospective clients need someone they can trust, especially in today's climate, which doesn't inspire much confidence. Here's how you can prove that you're the agent to hire
by Imran Tariq | Apr 23
What one indie broker isn't doing in quarantine
Opinion
Being quarantined at home equals more time to accomplish long-delayed tasks. So, the pressure to plan the future is on. Here, one indie broker shares why she is refraining from doing that
by Teresa Boardman | Apr 23
Pulse: What's first for your business post-isolation?
When the quarantine is behind us, what's the first step you'll take to nurture your business?
by Inman | Apr 22
How to sell real estate in a coronavirus hot spot
In certain situations, it becomes necessary to list or show properties. When that happens, agents need to be prepared, especially if they're in a 'hot spot.' Here are a few things to keep in mind
by David Michonski | Apr 22
How to turn failure and rejection into tools for success
Your success will come from your growth and your experiences — the good, bad and, especially, the difficult
by Santiago Arana | Apr 22
27 tech terms every agent should know
The industry is becoming ever-more technology driven, digital and at arm's length. These common terms can help you understand what technology vendors are trying to sell you
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 22
Finding the positive aspects of a pandemic 
Opinion
There is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here, a chance to make good from an ugly and painful situation
by Jay Thompson | Apr 21
Wondering how to stay focused on both life and work? Here's a plan
The changes brought on by COVID-19 have turned most people's days upside down. But by establishing structure, creating a checklist and placing a divide between work and life, you can find calm in chaos
by Barb Zuckerwise | Apr 21
Pulse: How you're keeping clients' spirits up
When the going gets tough, it's all about going that extra step to show your clients you truly care
by Inman | Apr 21
Tales from the field: Selling a penthouse during a pandemic
What's it like selling a penthouse during a pandemic? One agent shares the process — from penning a soft-launch email to receiving five offers in one day of showings and finally closing the deal
by Manuel L. Davis | Apr 21
How to help clients through empathy during COVID-19
As Realtors, adhering to a "lofty ideal of moral conduct" is of critical importance, especially during times like this. Here are a few things you can do to make good on that promise
by David Michonski | Apr 20
How to support your business — and your community — today
If you're pivoting your business to connect with others and serve now — you're already building a stronger base for future business. Here are a few more ways to strengthen your strategies and plant seeds of kindness in your community
by Missy Yost | Apr 20
3 steps to reduce client retreat during times of uncertainty
Opinion
You have an immense amount of control over how to respond to market disruption, and investing your time and effort into cultivating your book-of-business may give you the highest return on investment
by Andrew Flachner | Apr 20
Don't be a stealth agent! Even during the COVID-19 crisis
Opinion
Make it a priority in your daily schedule to connect with current and past clients as well as everyone in your sphere of influence
by John Giffen | Apr 19
17 strategies for working with homebuyers, sellers and past clients
Despite the distruption it brought, there are still many ways you can make the best of the coronavirus situation. Here are some tips for working with buyers, sellers, past clients and on your own business during this pandemic
by Beth Medved Waller | Apr 18
The deal is digital: A guide to handling it online from lead to close
The fax machine is finally put to rest. With the onset of e-closing platforms and RON, the real estate sales cycle is 100% online, mobile and in the cloud. Here's a quick list of vendors for each phase of the deal
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 17
The Real Word: Why luxury auctions are surging and what it means
Plus, a look at April's rent payment trends and Zillow's new virtual open house link option
by Byron Lazine | Apr 17
3 ways to up your Instagram game during quarantine
A thoughtful and targeted social media strategy during this period of social distancing will allow for maximum engagement and impact
by Mauricio Umansky | Apr 16
10 steps for cutting your brokerage's budget now
Opinion
Adjust to the situation, be conservative in your planning, and prepare for a slow recovery
by Erica Ramus | Apr 16
10 common moving questions during COVID-19 (and how to answer them)
Moving is a stressful process, especially during a global pandemic. Here are answers to common questions your clients might have about moving safely
by Jenna Weinerman | Apr 16
Want to foster communication and learning? Start a brokerage book club
Missing your team? Get everybody on the same page — and make quarantine more productive — with a brokerage-wide book club
by Troy Palmquist | Apr 16
How to prospect in a shelter-in-place world
When staying at home and working virtually, how do you prospect and keep moving forward? Here are three initiatives you can adopt for your team
by David Parnes AND James Harris | Apr 16
7 body language do's and don'ts for effective virtual meetings
Online meetings are the new norm, which is why now's the perfect time to hone your virtual communication skills. Here are the best body language practices to help you get your point across effectively
by Debbie Biery | Apr 16
3 signs a team member is thinking of leaving
In times of uncertainty, agents might be contemplating their future and the changes they can make. Here are three signs to help make sure you’re not caught off guard the next time an agent decides to leave your team
by Kevin Kauffman | Apr 16
How to use YouTube to boost your lead generation
Find out how Jackson Wilkey unlocked the code for generating thousands of leads from YouTube
by Bernice Ross | Apr 15
Pulse: How are you keeping clients' spirits up?
As clients are anxious and trying to figure out their next move, how are you fostering positivity for them?
by Inman | Apr 15
Overwhelmed? Here are 5 ways to cope with coronavirus stress
High levels of stress can negatively affect your body in many different ways. However, there are ways to combat these issues, stay healthy and maintain productivity. Here's how
by Santiago Arana | Apr 15
Why the COVID-19 crisis isn't like 2008
Opinion
Will this year's recession be as bad as — or worse than — the Great Recession? To understand the answer, we have to look at some key differences
by Brian Mullins | Apr 15
Agent/broker perspective: Is it 'essential' to keep the office open?
Opinion
If you're deemed an essential business, is it still the right call to remain open?
by Anthony Askowitz | Apr 14
7 coronavirus-related client concerns and how to respond to them
In midst of ever-changing events, buyer and seller concerns are mounting. Instead of letting them succumb to their fears, here's what you can do to ease them
by Cara Ameer | Apr 14
Pulse: The simple truths readers have rediscovered
Sometimes, the simplest, most basic actions are often the ones that matter most
by Inman | Apr 14
How to improve remote leasing efforts with video
How can leasing agents adapt to today's challenges and show apartments in remote situations? Answer: It's all about video
by Aaron Galvin | Apr 14
Dear Marketing Mastermind: Are there rules for what to say to clients?
Opinion
Here's what you can do right now to meet the demands of the present and future in your real estate business
by Christy Murdock Edgar | Apr 14
The one thing newbies need to focus on right now
What will a post-COVID-19 workplace bring? What can you focus on today to prepare for these changes? Here are a few pointers
by George Mantor | Apr 13
Want to accelerate your business recovery? Specialize now
Opinion
Prepare now for the market to bounce back. Don’t turn off the marketing funnel, but rather, double down on hyperlocal marketing efforts
by Anthony Hitt | Apr 13
How to create a Matterport virtual video sizzle reel in 5 steps
Use these tips to capture attention for your listing and show your clients and prospects that you're adapting to today's environment
by Jeff Katz | Apr 13
How can you prepare for a post-COVID-19 market?
When the quarantines lift and the crisis subsides, what potential market shifts will we see? Here's how you can best position yourself to serve some of the likely outcomes
by Christy Murdock Edgar | Apr 12
What coronavirus can teach agents about leadership
Today, agents are going beyond their traditional job descriptions. They've become trusted voices at home, work and in their communities
by Matt Muscat | Apr 11
Tales from the field: How technology helped us save the deal amid COVID-19
These days, technology is proving to be more of a must-have than a nice-to-have. As this story shows, digital solutions are now a necessity for the future of real estate transactions
by Lindsey Hood | Apr 11
Keeping It Real: Why hope is the best medicine
In times like this, the best thing you can do is be of service to others. Reach out, stay positive, and spread kindness
by Peter Lorimer | Apr 10
16 soft prospecting ideas for your team
It’s more critical than ever to stay at the forefront of your clients’ minds as a community pillar
by Nicole Lopez | Apr 9
How can agents weather this storm? 3 pros offer advice
Chime Technologies hosted a virtual panel discussion to offer agents advice on how to navigate the market while sheltering in place and prepare for what the industry will hold after the pandemic ends
by Mike McGowan | Apr 9
9 valuable real estate lessons you can learn from Monopoly
The classic board game is becoming a stay-at-home entertainment staple. Here are all the valuable lessons you can explore by playing
by Troy Palmquist | Apr 9
4 basics to remember in the era of virtual business
Here are a few things to keep in mind when migrating your team's business to the virtual world
by Mauricio Umansky | Apr 9
An indie broker's take on life and work during coronavirus
Opinion
The global pandemic has hit some harder than others. Here, Teresa Boardman weighs in on how her life — and the lives of those around her — changed during this uncertain time
by Teresa Boardman | Apr 9
Stop fighting reality! 6 ways to pivot your business
Instead of getting stuck on the grim aspects of our current situation, zero in on what you can control
by Adam Hergenrother | Apr 9
3 tips for leading your team through crisis from afar
The value you bring is what sets you apart, and the altruistic efforts you make now will be remembered later
by Pat Hiban | Apr 8
How to build your pipeline through social media advertising
With the right strategy in place, social media is a powerful marketing tool for your business. Here's how to build a social media marketing funnel to continually develop meaningful connections and find leads
by Kelly O'Brien | Apr 8
Pulse: What is one simple truth you have rediscovered?
As we look at the basics this month, we're wondering if there's a certain principle you have found to be true, especially now
by Inman | Apr 8
What can you do when leads plummet? Here's a plan
When lead sources dwindle, it's time to get creative and adapt the basics of lead conversion to the digital space
by Bernice Ross | Apr 8
How to keep your Zoom calls free of lurkers
Don’t be afraid to use video conferencing tools, but understand how they work, how they can be abused, and how to minimize the nonsense and maximize the good
by Jay Thompson | Apr 8
5 ways to engage your community on Instagram
People are flocking to social media for comfort and escapism. Here's how you can tweak your messaging to connect with your community and spread positivity today
by Andrew Jevin | Apr 7
4 tips for generating new leads while staying home
Here are some ways to be proactive and stimulate interest in your business
by Loni Vogler AND Sonya Feigen | Apr 7
Pulse: How you've pivoted your business in this unique time
A lot of businesses are moving and settling into the digital space — a no-brainer for agents wanting to carry on with business
by Inman | Apr 7
How to be the expert your clients need right now
With a sea of agents conducting business online, how can you stand out from the crowd? Rise above fear, build community and be the leader your clients need. Here's how
by Victoria Kennedy | Apr 7
6 realities your buyers and sellers should prepare for
It's important to remember that everyone has to live somewhere. Our homes have never been more important to us than right now
by Cara Ameer | Apr 6
How to cope with grief, isolation and loss of control
For many, losing important daily rituals and a basic sense of control is a difficult reality to swallow. Some even grieve normalcy. Here's what you can do to manage those feelings
by Portia Ryan | Apr 6
5 rules for content creation during coronavirus
Now more than ever, it’s important to talk to your sphere, fans and followers across all of your platforms. Here’s how to create content that matters
How to adapt your 2020 business plan in light of coronavirus
Changing a business plan four months into the year requires an in-depth discussion on how to adapt your prospecting, budgeting and overall strategy to tackle the new reality we find ourselves in at present
by John Giffen | Apr 5
7 steps for recession-proofing your business
With uncertainty in the air, what can you do right now to help prepare your business for what’s ahead? Here's where to start
Is real estate essential to life? Yes, but not right now
Opinion
Although real estate is an indispensable part of the American economy and people's lives, are the services provided by agents essential to survival? This might be a matter of want versus need
by Nick Solis | Apr 3
Agent Icon makes social media imagery a no-brainer
Opinion
The on-demand marketing content provider debuted at Startup Alley two years ago and at ICNY20, revealed its newest feature, a slick, text-based social media content delivery service.
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 3
4 critical actions indie brokers must take now
As the real estate industry finds its footing, what should an independent broker do to ensure minimal business disruption? The answer: Start by focusing on your agents
by David Paciello | Apr 3
The Real Word: How fear and uncertainty is changing the mortgage industry
And this week, mortgage lender Brian Faye joins in the conversation
by Byron Lazine | Apr 3
How to craft a plan to get you through this uncertainty
There’s no magic path to surviving and succeeding in this market. With the right mindset, though, you can write your plan to forge ahead with confidence
by Sam DeBord | Apr 2
5 steps to securing your real estate future
Thriving in your business seems like a far-off, daunting feat in today's trying times. However, there are a few measures you can take to ensure you pave way for success when things get better
by Danny Batsalkin | Apr 2
How to take your listing presentation virtual
In this new era of real estate, agents have to step up to the plate and leverage the right technology and tools to seal the deal. Here's how to keep it professional while working remotely
by Troy Palmquist | Apr 2
6 lessons all agents can learn from relocation experts
Selling homes during the social distancing era is no easy feat. Take a page from those who have mastered the art of selling from a distance
by Dan McCarthy | Apr 2
How to keep your team's productivity levels up while working virtually
Working from home is very quickly becoming the norm in today's world. To make sure you're keeping productivity levels up, here are a few things you'll need to double down on when managing a team virtually
by Chris Pollinger | Apr 2
Keeping it real: Let's focus on building community
When things get tough, it's important to not capitalize on a tragedy. Instead, become a good citizen, and lend a helping hand to your community. Here's how
by Peter Lorimer | Apr 2
10 things agents must do to financially survive the coronavirus pandemic
Financial experts Tom Wheelwright, Joy Liu and Erin Lowry share what real estate agents must do to keep their households and businesses afloat
by Marian McPherson | Apr 2
6 hidden Zoom features that'll boost your video skills
It seems like everyone is turning to Zoom while social distancing. From creating fresh backgrounds to freshening up your face, these next-level features will enhance your experience
by Craig C. Rowe | Apr 1
How to stay in touch and generate leads in a changing market
Despite today's uncertainty, real estate agents still need to find ways to drum up new business. With these practices and helpful cold-calling scripts, agents can generate new leads while staying top-of-mind with previous clients
by Bernice Ross | Apr 1
Pulse: How have you pivoted your business plan in this unique time?
This week, we’re asking you, our readers, to share a few ways you tweaked your business plan in response to today’s unprecedented challenges. How have you adapted?
by Inman | Apr 1
Start Back to Basics Month by getting comfortable on camera
Being camera-worthy is more about knowledge, confidence and good communication skills than it is about appearance
by Nicole Solari | Apr 1
Take it 'Back to Basics' with Inman this April
For the entire month, we'll be laser-focused on the key skills and how they're being transformed in this unique real estate environment
by Inman | Apr 1
Let’s officially cancel April Fools’ Day
Opinion
Nothing about this situation is funny, and now is not the time. Instead, just go about your business like any other day on April 1
by Jay Thompson | Mar 31
Pulse: 21 reader wins we're celebrating
Because in today's world, it's important to focus on the positives
by Inman | Mar 31
How can women today be effective leaders?
Opinion
As Women's History Month draws to a close, the NDILC came up with a list of 10 principles companies and individuals can implement to help women become more effective leaders, in today's challenging environment and into the future
by Desiree Patno | Mar 31
How to keep busy and not panic about what's ahead
Cooped up at home? Here are a few things every agent should be doing to stay safe, boost productivity and make the best of their time at home
by J. Philip Faranda | Mar 30
9 ways to minimize the pandemic's impact on business
When this situation turns the corner, there will be plenty of business to go around. Here are the actions you need to take now to ensure your business is healthy when things rebound
by Jeff Glover | Mar 30
How to keep your social media healthy when you're quarantined
Here's how real estate agents can keep their social media streams healthy, mindful and relevant even while stuck working from home
by Katie Lance | Mar 30
Feeling listless? 16 at-home workouts to get you moving
Make an active lifestyle part of your new normal with a variety of offers from gyms, trainers and digital platforms
by Christy Murdock Edgar | Mar 27
3 critical behaviors team leaders need to adopt today
As a leader, it's important to make sure your team is cared for — now more than ever. Here are a few qualities and skills you need to hone to support your team's survival and growth during tough times
by Mauricio Umansky | Mar 26
Where's the silver lining? Here are 6 positive outcomes
Opinion
We're unsure how long the coronavirus crisis will last, but there's one thing for certain: Even in today's gloomy situation, there are a few silver linings you can look for
by Joshua Jarvis | Mar 26
8 strategies for working around coronavirus roadblocks
Columnist Bernice Ross reached out to the Inman Coast to Coast Facebook group this week to find out how agents are pivoting to cope with today's COVID-19 market. Here are some workarounds for the issues agents are facing in the field
by Bernice Ross | Mar 26
3 ways to get buzz for your luxury listing as the market changes
Now’s the time to get creative and adjust to the current environment. Don’t be afraid to partner up and embrace new technology to better serve your market
by Troy Palmquist | Mar 26
Normal is gone: How to mentally prepare for the unknown future
Opinion
If we've learned anything from past downturns, it's that there is no normal — new or old. In today's stressful time, we just have to learn to play the hand we're dealt. Here's how one indie broker broaches life and work during a global pandemic
by Teresa Boardman | Mar 25
Pulse: Tell us about a win you had this week
Today, let's take a moment to focus on the positives. If you've experienced a win this week, share that victory with us
by Inman | Mar 25
How to spot misinformation and prevent it from spreading
A slew of coronavirus myths, rumors and false medical advice has been making the rounds on the internet. By putting fact-checking practices to good use, you can snuff out misinformation when it makes its way to your screen and ensure you never share it
by Jay Thompson | Mar 25
Practicing real estate from a distance? 5 virtual meeting platforms you need to know
Opinion
Online buyer meetings, continuing education and digital listing presentations will become more popular than ever, even after coronavirus wanes. Here are some of the more popular virtual meeting options worth checking out
by Craig C. Rowe | Mar 25
7 essential tips for communicating with your sphere during crisis
Don't make the major mistake of not communicating with your clients and prospects during this time of uncertainty. It could define the rest of your career. Here's how to do it right
Pulse: How to spread positivity during dire times
The answer? Harness the power of technology to promote growth and learning
by Inman | Mar 24
Agent/broker perspective: What are safe solutions for selling homes during an outbreak?
Luckily, there are a handful of tech solutions to solve any disagreements in procedure
by Anthony Askowitz | Mar 24
Homesnap's latest update is the prospecting tool agents need right now
Homesnap Pro brings a handful of budget-friendly, useful features to our fingertips, especially now that we're practicing social distancing
by Rachael Hite | Mar 23
7 ways you can take control and refocus your business
Just because the industry (and the world) is going through a major shift doesn't mean you can't quickly learn to adapt to the changing situation. As a Realtor, there's a lot you can do to bolster your business as you ride out the chaos
by Kendall Caputo | Mar 23
How to safeguard your business in this challenging time
Doubling up on cleanliness, catering to your clients' interests, staying abreast of your local real estate market news and other measures you can take to prepare your business for any disruption
by John Giffen | Mar 22
Why marketing to interest rates is the wrong strategy
Opinion
In today's volatile market, what is the right way to go about marketing and advertising? Here are a few effective approaches to marketing your business while putting your clients' interests first
by Leslie Ebersole | Mar 20
How to stay ahead of coronavirus market fluctuations
From where we stand now, the future of the real estate market looks challenging. If you're grappling with the rapid change, here are a few things you can do to prepare for future market shifts
by Steve Cook | Mar 20
Here are 3 things you should do right now for your mindset
Give thanks, be grateful, exercise and vigilantly protect your real estate business
by Danny Batsalkin | Mar 20
10 simple ways to engage kids struggling with social distancing
As schools begin shutting down, parents are wondering how to balance working at home with children. Here are some ideas you can implement to alleviate cabin fever
by Marian McPherson | Mar 19
Keeping It Real: Hit the pause button, and make informed decisions
When things are in a state of flux, take a moment to pause and breathe. If you're in doubt or pondering a big decision, it's OK to wait until you have more information
by Peter Lorimer | Mar 19
10 things every broker should be doing to weather the storm
Things are in a state of flux, and leaders need to step up their game and steer their brokerages in the right direction. Here are a few things every broker should consider when leading through a crisis
by Erica Ramus | Mar 19
How to tighten your team's belt right now
The coronavirus has already significantly affected the economy, and chances are, it'll have an impact on your team, too. Here are a few things you can do to get your financial commitments in shape, adapt your team and soften the blow
by Kevin Kauffman | Mar 19
How to lead your team through turbulent times
Even though nobody knows what lies ahead, a great leader should be capable of reacting effectively when faced with uncertainty. Here's what excellent crisis leadership looks like in a time like this
by Chris Pollinger | Mar 19
How to adapt your real estate team to this new reality
Here's a peek into how Seattle-based Team Diva pivoted its practices in the midst of today's crisis — from changes to marketing, listing processes and everything in between. With this comprehensive list, you can establish new guidelines for your team, too
by Chavi Hohm | Mar 19
Need a virtual tour solution now? Here are our top picks
Opinion
Self-containment and social distancing have made in-person home tours challenging. These top tech picks and tips can help you wait out the unexpected pandemic
by Craig C. Rowe | Mar 18
Pulse: How are you keeping morale up?
When faced with uncertainty, how do you bring positivity to the workplace? Share your thoughts with us
by Inman | Mar 18
Agents: It's time to stop holding open houses
Opinion
In response to the recent coronavirus outbreak, brokerages have to do what they can to exercise safety. So, here's why our firm suspended open houses — and why yours should, too
by J. Philip Faranda | Mar 18
10 strategies for combating the stress of uncertainty
While you can’t anticipate what the pandemic will do in the future, you can control how you respond to it. Follow these 10 strategies that’ll help ease your anxiety and reduce your stress
by Bernice Ross | Mar 18
Got cabin fever? Here are 104 ideas to keep you sane
From the business building to the silly, there's something for everyone on this list
by Jay Thompson | Mar 18
Picture perfect! 60 images of Inman readers' home offices
Inman's Facebook Coast to Coast community opened up their doors with intimate pictures of their home offices. Welcome to the new normal!
by Brad Inman | Mar 17
How to create a business continuity plan for your brokerage
COVID-19 disruptions expose an uncomfortable truth — many brokers are not prepared for changes to business as usual. What can you do to build resilience into your brokerage? 
by Troy Palmquist | Mar 17
7 impactful ways to build your business while staying home
Think of this slow time as a do-over rather than a disruption, and maximize it to set yourself up for future success
by Lee Davenport | Mar 17
7 things the industry should be doing amid coronavirus
Opinion
What can the real estate industry do to minimize the ripple effect of the pandemic? Here are some thoughts on best practices from a broker in a coronavirus hotbed
by J. Philip Faranda | Mar 16
Lesson Learned: Work your network (and relationships)
Find out how Rhode Island real estate agent Caswell Cooke Jr. learned, 'If it is to be, it’s up to me'
by Christy Murdock Edgar | Mar 16
Dear Marketing Mastermind: How can I get the most out of my content?
You’re creating content, but how can you ensure that people respond? Find out how to optimize your blog posts, videos and social media to ensure that you are getting eyes on your platforms
by Christy Murdock Edgar | Mar 10