Stop letting strangers into your listings! A call to end open houses
Opinion
The attack on Keller Williams agent Lenora Farrington is yet another poignant reminder of why we as an industry need to stop holding open houses immediately
by Jay Thompson | Jun 24
Agent attacked at open house faces long recovery
'I don't even know how she's alive,' says friend and roommate Kathryn Bishop
by Veronika Bondarenko | Jun 23
How to balance work and family during this unusual summer
Summer isn't canceled — learn how to connect with family while working from home this year
by Rachael Hite | Jun 22
Our house isn’t someone’s deal — stop texting and calling
Opinion
People's homes are more than just pieces of real estate — they're sanctuaries, especially now. That's why agents need to ease up on sleazy and pushy marketing tactics during this difficult time and be more thoughtful instead
by Teresa Boardman | Jun 18
Making sense of the headlines: How long will interest rates stay low?
Opinion
It's been a couple of months since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, so this week, Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner revisits the topic of mortgage rates and shares his forecast for the rest of the year and 2021
by Matthew Gardner | Jun 2
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
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
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 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
Read all of Inman's coronavirus coverage here
Inman has published more than 725 stories on the coronavirus. Here's our comprehensive list of coverage
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 20
'Obviously, we're thrilled': Real estate reopens in Pennsylvania
Although Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 2412, which would have reclassified real estate as essential in Pennsylvania, he has reopened statewide real estate with restrictions
by Lillian Dickerson | May 20
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
Kentucky man jailed for shooting at agent during showing
An agent was showing a home with a young girl in Caneyville, Kentucky, when a man shot at her with a .22-caliber gun
by Veronika Bondarenko | 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
VIP Realtors rolls out multiviewer virtual visits on all listings
Notable independent brokerage Crye-Leike will be introducing the same Nodalview-powered concept to its southeastern US offices as the pandemic continues to hamper in-person showings
by Craig C. Rowe | May 6
Should you RSVP to open house app Block Party?
Opinion
There's potential in this free app's value to open house marketing, but its developer needs to delve deeper into its competition and find out more about how agents leverage open house contacts
by Craig C. Rowe | May 1
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
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
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
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
6 areas to focus on when leading through rocky times
It's easy to lead when things are going well. The real challenge is navigating your agents, staff and community through tough times. As a leader, these are the areas you need to focus on
by Todd Conklin | Apr 13
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
Almost everyone thinks the pandemic will cost them deals
A recent Inman survey showed that the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been mixed so far. But nearly everyone in real estate thinks they'll eventually suffer
by Jim Dalrymple II | Apr 3
6 real estate-related coronavirus misconceptions that need to stop
In this time when things are always changing, it's easy to fall for the host of misconceptions that live online. Here, we're setting the record straight on a few half-truths and confusing information
by Kayla Matthews | Apr 3
Is real estate 'essential'? That's open to debate
Opinion
A job — any job that pays the bills — is essential to our financial health. But should the real estate business be considered 'life-sustaining'? And is the risk worth the reward?
by Erica Ramus | Mar 31
Rently self-guided tours coming to 75 more rental communities
An award-winning national property manager responds to reduction in face-to-face showings by rolling out Rently's patented touring technology
by Craig C. Rowe | Mar 23
Miss being where everybody knows your name? Take this 'Cheers' quiz
Coronavirus is isolating us all, but once upon a time there was a magical place called Cheers. Take this quiz to determine how well you remember the late 1980s and early 1990s
by Inman | Mar 20
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices confirms coronavirus at conference
After initially denying rumors, BHHS confirmed an attendee at the conference in Nashville later developed symptoms. BHHS is now advising attendees to talk to doctors immediately
by Jim Dalrymple II | Mar 17