Illinois Realtors raises $1M war chest to fight Chicago tax hike
Chicago voters are set to decide whether to quadruple the tax buyers pay on residential and commercial properties in the city. Illinois Realtors plans to lead the fight
by Taylor Anderson Jan 31
In mortgage and finance, high rates are 'a little bit of a blessing'
Wednesday's panel at ICNY 2024 says a high interest rate environment will continue driving innovation in the mortgage and finance sector
by Taylor Anderson Jan 24
For a better buying experience, agents should look to Warby Parker
Consumers today are accustomed to connecting with products they buy before ever stepping outside of the house
by Taylor Anderson Jan 23
Brokerage firm MV Realty has been barred from North Carolina
MV Realty was under scrutiny for deceiving homeowners in financial distress into signing exclusive listing agreements that lasted 40 years in exchange for cash
by Taylor Anderson Jan 18
Here’s how to build a group your team wants to stick with
'You're in it for the career, not for the year,' Kymber Lovett-Menkiti says as she leads this Inman Connect panel discussion about creating a thriving culture
by Taylor Anderson Nov 1
Agents: Kenny Parcell's resignation is the 'beginning' of fixing NAR
Agents and industry leaders said National Association of Realtors President Kenny Parcell's resignation is the first step in making the organization safer for female employees and members
Agents and loan officers need to end the animosity, panel says
'There needs to be a little more respect' between real estate agents and loan officers, panelists Padi Goodspeed, Kathy Helbig-Strick and Katie Sweeney discussed at Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Taylor Anderson Aug 9
Thad Wong plans to grab more market share during downturn
'The part that I can't control is the market, but I can control my market share,' Christie’s International Real Estate CEO Thad Wong said at Inman Connect Las Vegas on Tuesday
by Taylor Anderson Aug 8
5 commandments of crowdfunding for beginning real estate investors
Crowdfunding disperses risk among a huge pool of real estate investors, and offers the possibility of unusually high returns, Clever Real Estate executive and Inman contributor Luke Babich writes
by Luke Babich Aug 8
3 luxury agents share their climbs into higher price points
'Belong to the private clubs, golf at the best golf clubs,' Jean Merkelbach, of Engel & Völkers said at Inman Luxury Connect. 'Be where they are so they recognize you'
by Taylor Anderson Aug 7
How luxury agents earn long-term business? By shooting straight
In a down market, clients might not like what agents have to say. But they need to hear it anyway, Frances Katzen of Douglas Elliman and Rachel King of SERHANT. agreed at Inman Luxury Connect
by Taylor Anderson Aug 7
Stop sexual harassment lip service. You've shown us who you R
Opinion
If, as an industry leader, you only care about female agents' production, and not their safety, think about what that makes you. We already know who you are
by Andi Blackwell Aug 4
Chill out: 7 ways to keep agents (and listings) safe from the heat
Extreme weather has become a fact of life. Find out how to ensure your agents, and the properties they represent, stay safe this summer
by Christy Murdock Jul 20
Suit accuses NAR and its president of sexual, racial discrimination
The suit claims NAR fired a Black employee after she broke off a relationship with then-president-elect Kenny Parcell. NAR said it rejects the claims
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 28
Judge denies bail for Utah Realtor suspected of murdering husband
Judge says agent Kouri Richins presents a 'substantial danger' to the public after she was charged with lacing her husband's drink with fentanyl after an argument over $2M mansion purchase
by Taylor Anderson Jun 13
Door-knocking is personal. Stop trolling your colleagues
Opinion
With hundreds of comments on our coverage of Ralph Yarl's shooting, what does it say about door-knocking, and where do we go from here?
by Rachael Hite Jun 9
Why stop there? Here are 13 more safety fields NAR could add
Opinion
While NAR plans to add new checkboxes for agent safety, they're leaving out some of the most common (and messy) hazards that agents face
by Teresa Boardman May 24
Can NAR keep real estate agents safe and sound? The Download
Each week on The Download, take a deeper look at the top-read stories of the week so you can meet Monday head-on. This week: NAR's new Realtor safety proposal
by Christy Murdock May 19
REACH turns 10: Inside the NAR tech accelerator's success rate
Since the accelerator launched a decade ago, 80 companies have graduated from the program, an Intel analysis shows. More than 75% are still in business and about 20% have been acquired
Agent encounter with prowler amid digital home showing goes viral
Billings, Montana, real estate agent Alyssa Webb was taking a cellphone video of the vacant home during a tour with clients when she turned a corner and came face to face with the vagrant
by Ben Verde Apr 28
Have a plan, bring a buddy: How agents door-knock today
Opinion
You told us it works and that you need to be safe while doing it. Here is what our readers (and the data) have to say about door-knocking for listings and new business
by Rachael Hite Apr 26
Downplaying door-knocking danger: The Download
Today’s Download focuses on agent safety, including the wisdom and practicality of door-knocking in today's society
by Christy Murdock Apr 24
The dark side of ChatGPT, deepfakes and real estate
The key to using AI for real estate is being educated on the dangers of cybercrime and the cyber threats it creates while also protecting clients
by Tracey Hawkins Apr 6