Short-term rental firms hone in on safety rules after alleged rape
Vrbo and Tripadvisor are reviewing how hosts transfer keys after a Bloomberg investigation into violent crimes at Airbnb listings
Privacy rules are changing marketing. Are you prepared?
The privacy revolution is here, impacting every single way you do marketing on the internet. You must change too. You're not going to be able to grow your business using yesterday’s playbook — so burn it
by Chris Smith Jul 13
'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
Black agent and client handcuffed during home showing in Michigan
'Am I just automatically the criminal?' Realtor Eric Brown asked following the incident. 'Because that's pretty much how we were treated in that situation'
'Our office completely burned down': Agents flee as homes go up in flames
The Dixie Fire has burned nearly half a million acres in Northern California, and it won't be under control for weeks
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 9
Home inspector fatally shot during tour amid family real estate dispute
The shooting, which left Michael Alderson dead and 3 others injured, occurred during a property viewing after siblings fought over whether to sell their deceased father's home
Male agents aren't as worried about safety as women. Here's why they're wrong
'The guys who got up and left when they heard the topic are the ones who most need to be there,' real estate safety expert Tracey Hawkins told Inman
Tahoe agents brace for wildfire and possible destruction
The massive Caldor Fire was bearing down on upscale communities around Lake Tahoe Monday, sending agents and their clients fleeing
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 30
Keller Williams distributes grants, supplies to agents impacted by Ida
The KW Cares program mobilized in the wake of Hurricane Ida last week and should end up providing assistance to 2,000 people suffering impacts from the storm
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 1
Real estate agents wake up to Ida's path of destruction on East Coast
The remnants of Hurricane Ida ripped through parts of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, causing millions in damages to homes and disrupting closings and showings
by Libertina Brandt Sep 2
It’s Realtor Safety Month. Why is no one talking about the pandemic?
For agents, staying safe on the job includes protecting yourself against COVID-19, but discussion of pandemic protocols has been largely absent from Realtor Safety Month
by Teresa Boardman Sep 23
Real estate agent fatally shot by 84-year-old client
Long and Foster agent Soren Arn-Oelschlegel of Virginia was fatally shot on Friday by a former client. Portsmouth police are still investigating the case
by Marian McPherson Oct 11
He didn't like the home he bought sight unseen. So he shot the Realtor
New details have emerged about the 84-year-old homebuyer who fatally shot his Long & Foster real estate agent after growing unhappy with the sight unseen home he'd purchased
by Marian McPherson Oct 12
Virginia set to mourn agent killed over sight-unseen home purchase
Long & Foster agent Soren Arn-Oelschlegel posted a final Facebook message congratulating the out-of-town client he'd helped purchase a quaint home days before his grisly murder
by Marian McPherson Oct 14
Real estate heir Robert Durst gets life in prison for friend's murder
Durst, whose case was made famous in the HBO miniseries 'The Jinx,' will spend the rest of his life behind bars for murdering Susan Berman in 2000
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 14
As Omicron COVID variant spreads, real estate agents grin and bear it
Disease experts are racing to address the Omicron variant, but in real estate, few expect the new threat to be a game changer — even as it threatens to extend the holding pattern on life decisions
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 30
More booster shots, testing and other measures coming in response to Omicron variant
President Biden laid out a COVID-19 response plan Thursday that will push more people to get vaccinated and attempt to keep businesses open
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 2
The holiday gift guide real estate agents actually want you to shop
Struggling to come up with gift ideas for the real estate agent in your life? Inman has you covered
by Daniel Houston Dec 9
Douglas Elliman tells some workers to stay home amid Omicron wave
Agents can still report to the office, but Douglas Elliman has told New York administrative staff to work from home while new variant surges
by Daniel Houston Dec 22
How are you feeling? Tell us in Inman’s Agent Appreciation survey
Let us know how your 2021 went, and how you think the coming year might shape up
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 4
Agents say they're optimistic about 2022 — but COVID questions linger
Published earlier this week, Inman's latest Agent Appreciation survey also revealed that most real estate agents see inventory shortages as one of 2022's biggest challenges
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 7
Space heater safety tips for your tenants following Bronx fire
As winter continues, here's what landlords, property managers and building residents need to know about operating space heaters in light of a fire in New York City that killed 17 residents
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 11
Door-knocking is fun if you do it right. Here's how to crush it
While many agents find it intimidating, this old-school lead gen strategy holds tremendous potential
'I’m screwed:' This broker’s real-life hacking horror story
We all need to figure out a way to live online — in the cloud — but we also need a way to survive if our systems go down. Let this real-life hacking horror story inform the way you protect yourself and your business
by Erica Ramus Mar 24
That's not OK: The harassment women real estate agents face online
Be your authentic self online, they said. That's easier said than done for many women in real estate who face judgment, harassment (and worse) just for posting
by Rachael Hite Mar 28
The gender problem: Getting past discriminatory practices
Gender impacts money, professional progress and safety. Here are the challenges we must overcome and ideas on how to even the playing field
by Dani Vanderboegh Apr 1
No commission is worth your well-being. Tips and tech for agent safety
Buyers are moving quickly today, relocating across the country and into smaller, more rural communities. Don't underestimate the intent of desperate people to say they're one of them
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 1
Inventing Anna, The Dropout, WeCrashed: What TV's scam craze tells us about bad business
Crimes of the heart and crimes of the wallet often go hand in hand. Here’s what you can learn from the recent spate of scam-based documentaries
by Christy Murdock Apr 11
Don't fall victim to Russian hackers: 14 tips
More and more Russian hackers are looking to unleash cyberattacks across the world. Keep yourself and your clients safe
by Robert Siciliano Apr 11
4 selling strategies that need to shift with the market
Although the tried-and-true has its benefits, there's nothing wrong with shaking things up and charting your own course in today's market. Question what you think you know about working with buyers and sellers today
by Rachael Hite May 13