Overlooked inventory: 6 ways to find that diamond in the rough
Inventory can be found anywhere — real estate agents just have to get creative and put a little legwork into unearthing it
by Lillian Dickerson May 27
The New Normal: What if buyers no longer needed hand-holding?
Heated demand and short inventory are shaping our post-pandemic world, but thanks to increased technology and changed expectations, the end result might just be better
by Cara Ameer Jun 7
Kukun offers buyers more power with newly released iHomeReport
Kukun's new tool is another weapon in the data bandolier of buyers trying to compete in heated markets or make offers sight unseen
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 15
Inman Review: Ribbon puts a bow on a unique package of fintech and proptech
Opinion
Ribbon helps buyers buy before they sell, rescues bad deals and gives first-time buyers a way to win deals in what might be the industry's first hybrid fintech-proptech application
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 23
Buyers relocating? How to guide them in a cross-country move
In a highly competitive market such as real estate, every agent needs that competitive edge. Here's how to make helping relocating buyers yours
by Victoria Kennedy Jun 15
What agents and their buyers need to know about escalation clauses
An escalation clause can help buyers gain a crucial edge in today's seller's market, but these offer addendums need to be handled with care
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 18
Give them leverage! 6 ways to help agents do more
Opinion
It’s a win-win when agents are able to have the freedom to be more focused, more fulfilled and more successful in the long term
by Adam Hergenrother Jun 24
Ohio's largest MLS ditches 'Coming Soon' status
MLS Now says the status caused 'unintended consequences' and has been the most common complaint among agents in the past year
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 24
4 signs your client relationship is in trouble
Concerned your relationship with your client is on shaky ground? Here are a few telltale signs that your customers might be taking their business to another agent (and how to fix those issues)
by Rachael Hite Jun 30
Avoid canceled contracts: 3 tips for setting buyers up right
Opinion
The last thing you want is that dreaded post-contract cancellation call from your buyers. Here’s how new real estate agents can avoid it
by Carl Medford Jul 1
Price cuts, while rare in this market, often lead to greater profit: Zillow
The number of sellers who choose to cut their listing price has dropped by a third over the last year, but a Zillow report found that if the price is dropped at the right time, sellers can net $15K over ask
Vast majority of real estate listings lack good visuals: Study
Most US listings don't include a virtual tour or floor plan and don't use best practices in professional photography, according to a new study released Thursday
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The National Association of Realtors countered that the Consumer Federation of America's assertions are 'wrong and misleading' and 'commissions are very much negotiable'
How to explain the value of a buyer's agent to clients
Opinion
Don't neglect to explain how valuable local knowledge can be, along with the importance of representation and being a fiduciary
by Jay Thompson Jul 14
Housing inventory shortage could ease later this year: report
Tech firm and brokerage HouseCanary found a shrinking gap between the number of new listings and the number of listings going under contract — a potential sign of an improving inventory landscape
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 15
How to leverage technology and win bidding wars
At Connect Now on Tuesday, Mark Choey, founder and CEO of HighNote, spoke to two California-based agents about how technology is helping them close deals
by Libertina Brandt Jul 20
Zillow, NAR formed 'group boycott' to enforce commission rule: REX
REX alleges that the National Association of Realtors and Zillow use NAR's segregation rule to hinder competitors who don't comply with NAR's commission rule
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 21
13 tips for crafting a better buyer offer
Learn the upsides (and downsides) of contract strategies, and find out how to guard against the most common errors
by Christy Murdock Jul 26
Dueling NAR and REX op-eds hint that DOJ will target commissions
National Association of Realtors: 'The Administration has publicly signaled a lack of understanding about the MLS system and the associated commission structure'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 22
5 secret ingredients to creating buyer loyalty
Put these ingredients in place for every buyer lead you receive, and you’ll succeed with more ease and fewer headaches — while building that ever-elusive loyalty
by Darryl Davis Jul 26
'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
22 ways you may be violating the Realtor Code of Ethics
Agents misrepresent themselves and aspects of their transaction, sometimes without even knowing it, according to broker and ethics hearing officer Barbara Betts
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 27
Start here: 9 skills agents need to nail from the start
Opinion
Connect with people you care about, and give them such excellent service that they will happily refer you to their friends and acquaintances
by Bernice Ross Jul 29
When sellers use hidden cameras, sometimes their agent is the target
For reasons ranging from safety during showings to snooping on their own agents, homesellers dish on why they do or don't use hidden cameras
by Daniel Houston Aug 3
Rent-to-own real estate startup Landis partners with NAR
The company, which in July announced it had raised $165M with help from Will Smith’s Dreamers VC and a branch of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, will tap NAR to connect with buyers
by Libertina Brandt Aug 13
5 high-end home design features trending today
Find out what’s hot in luxury homes from Mauricio Umansky, founder and CEO of The Agency in Los Angeles
by Mauricio Umansky Aug 18
How to bring sellers back to reality as the market cools
After a year of booming home price growth and bidding wars, the market is slowing down. 2 leading brokers share how to help sellers deal with the shift
by Marian McPherson Aug 24
Largest MLS in nation signs off on slew of big changes to listings
California Regional MLS, which boasts more than 108,000 subscribers, has instituted changes on how listing agents and brokers appear on online listing pages
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Real estate brokerage giant says 'many listing search websites misdirect consumers by obfuscating display of a property’s listing firm'
Ribbon raises $150M round, vows to expand into half of US by 2023
Currently, the homeownership startup operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas and Florida
by Libertina Brandt Sep 15
DOJ quietly resumed NAR probe days after settlement withdrawal
In a 418-page petition filed Monday, NAR contends the antitrust regulator swiftly reopened its investigation into Clear Cooperation Policy and buyer broker commissions in July
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 15
12 steps for thriving through a market shift
What can real estate agents do to grow their businesses? Here is Jimmy Burgess' 12-step plan for thriving through a market transition
by Jimmy Burgess Sep 16
Instashowing spends investment on buyer tour, offer submission tools
The software that rolled out on the heels of Zillow's ShowingTime deal added features for buyer tours and submitting offers, and it launched single sign-on for MLS accounts
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 21
NAR to consider listing attribution, DOJ-inspired policies at big event
Lockbox access for non-Realtors and public displays of buyer broker commissions may be added to the list of proposals to be voted on at Realtors Conference and Expo in November
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 24
REX: 'Outmoded' real estate rules 'struck a vein' with DOJ
Brokerage backed by Chris Christie and Jeb Bush says agent steering by commission should 'shock the conscience' of anyone interested in equity in housing
Why REX pays buyer agents and uses MLSs — sometimes
REX's general counsel Michael Toth says the discount brokerage pays buyer agents in at least 40% of its list-side transactions
REX CEO calls on NAR to repeal 'anti-consumer' rules at conference
In an open letter, Ryan alleges the National Association of Realtors' rules prevent hundreds of thousands of Americans from attaining homeownership. He called on NAR to repeal the rules at its Realtors Conference and Expo in San Diego in November
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 30
Showingly proves itself a comprehensive tool for showing property: Tech review
Companies seeking to organize and track consumer interest in their listings could realize benefits in using this app, as could MLSs seeking an alternative software in this category to offer members
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 1
Why listing feedback is a terrible idea
Opinion
It’s a bad move for your clients, the buyer’s agent and your career. Here's why
by Jay Thompson Oct 6
Is HomeSmart's tech worth the switch? A look at its client-first app: Tech Review
Opinion
The team at HomeSmart makes it a priority to stay on top of what the HomeSnaps and Zillows of the world are up to, as should any savvy proptech team trying to know what consumers are looking for
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 12
6 reasons NAR's commission rules work
Opinion
Anthony Lamacchia doesn’t see the agent commission 'reckoning' as better for consumers as many are painting it. NAR is doing its job for consumers and Realtors. Here’s why
A piece of chocolate cake being removed from the whole
The trade group will weigh whether to require multiple listing services to allow agents and brokers to display buyer agent compensation, but it won't consider change to lockbox policy
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 15
DOJ to NAR: Increased competition could save consumers billions
In court filings, regulator says rules 'restrict how real estate agents can market properties, dictate how real estate commissions are set, and impede commission negotiations'
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 19
NAR president to DOJ: Step up and honor the agreement
Opinion
In response to the Department of Justice hitting back against a petition from the National Association of Realtors, NAR president Charlie Oppler urged the DOJ to honor their agreement, calling for fair markets, fair housing and a fair chance for small businesses
by Charlie Oppler Oct 22
Instashowing launches offer management tool InstaOffers
InstaOffers helps reduce the confusion of multiple offer submission channels that stems from the industry having no single standard for accepting and considering offers
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 25
Luxury platform Pacaso lifts off in Colorado's iconic ski towns
Buyer agents who sell a Pacaso home share now received a bonus of 500 restricted stock options in addition to a 3% commission
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 1
Be a better buyer's agent: 6 steps for an exceptional client experience
Opinion
Buyers need a facilitator who will help them purchase the home they want to buy and protect them throughout the purchase process
by Carl Medford Nov 2
What to expect at NAR's Realtors Conference & Expo this week
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and former NFL quarterback Drew Brees to speak at Realtors Conference & Expo in San Diego, plus much, much more
Zillow, Realogy push for NAR listing agent attribution
Some MLSs are 'strongly opposed' to requiring the display of listing agents in addition to listing brokerages
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 10
Clients may peek online, but 9 in 10 still turn to an agent: survey
A recent survey of thousands of buyers and sellers found they overwhelmingly work with agents, even as their attitudes have shifted
by Daniel Houston Nov 11
RE/MAX urges NAR to reject listing attribution proposal entirely
Real estate franchisor says giving the listing brokerage equal billing would cause consumer confusion
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 11
3 agents per home: Is Daytona Beach the canary in the coal mine?
In September, approximately 2,200 agents licensed in the Florida beachside community of 70,000 were vying for just 674 listings. Is this the fate in store for the rest of the country?
by Daniel Houston Nov 18
Listing agents dropped from NAR's controversial attribution proposal
A requirement to display listing firm contact information 'at least as prominently as any other contact information' was stricken from the proposal, which passed on Saturday
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 15
NAR buyer broker commission policy moves ahead after close vote
After vigorous debate at the trade group's multiple listing service committee, the proposal heads to the National Association of Realtors' board of directors on Monday
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 15
Claiming your services are 'free' is misleading — at best
Opinion
If proclaiming your services as free is the best way for you to get business, you might be in the wrong business
by Jay Thompson Nov 16
How to make home sales less painful for your clients
Referrals come from clients who've had a good experience with you. And what's the secret sauce to a seamless homebuying or selling process? Having detailed, organized systems in place that guide your customers through it all, step by step
by Victoria Kennedy Nov 18
Power Buyers: What to know about real estate’s buzziest new buyer tools
The innovation wave has hit the buy-side, with Power Buyers emerging as this year's buzziest business model. Here's everything you need to know to power up your clients' purchasing prowess
by Marian McPherson Nov 29
'Highly uniform' commissions designed to thwart competition: study
The Consumer Federation of America pushes for an end to the sharing of commissions between listing and buyer brokers to spur price competition
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
DOJ, home prices and equality: Brad Inman talks real estate's future
Inman reporters Marian McPherson, Andrea Brambila and Jim Dalrymple discuss coverage of the biggest stories in real estate — and how those stories might chart the industry's path
by Daniel Houston Dec 14
From hate speech to antitrust: The year in MLSs and associations
2021 came with Realtor misbehavior, rising legal and regulatory scrutiny and MLSs becoming tech investors after Zillow's acquisition of ShowingTime
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 17
5 big challenges for CoStar in 2022
The commercial real estate juggernaut has set its sights on residential sales and faces a bumpy road against incumbents Zillow, Redfin and realtor.com
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 30
Pay raises aren't keeping up with rise in home prices, mortgage rates
Homebuyers used to be able to count on falling mortgage rates and rising wages to offset red-hot home prices; that's no longer the case
by Daniel Houston Dec 29
Realogy calls on NAR to eliminate commission-sharing requirement
Realogy is publicly calling on the National Association of Realtors to kill a requirement that listing brokers offer commissions to buyer brokers in order to submit listings to MLSs
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On Thursday, Realogy Brokerage Group CEO M. Ryan Gorman shared the company's stance on the National Association of Realtors' Participation Rule, saying, 'There’s no reason why an offer of compensation needs to be a mandatory requirement for a home to be listed in the MLS .' Mostly, real estate agents disagreed
by Marian McPherson Jan 7
Demand for houses is way up. Are first-time buyers driving it there?
The share of first-time homebuyers was up last year, but far below the runup to the housing crash of 2008, according to NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. What's happening?
by Daniel Houston Jan 10
M. Ryan Gorman: Of course Realogy believes in buyer's agents
Opinion
After agents responded to Realogy's stance on mandatory commission sharing, Realogy Brokerage Group President and CEO M. Ryan Gorman sets the record straight. 'It’s important to me to get this right,' he writes
by M. Ryan Gorman Jan 10
COVID hit the US 2 years ago today. Housing hasn't been the same since
Agents remain optimistic 2 years into the pandemic as the market waits to see who breaks first: buyers or sellers. Buyers, meanwhile, continue to pay record prices. Will the surge continue?
by Taylor Anderson Jan 20
New RE/MAX ad campaign highlights importance of agents in tough times
In honor of agents' tenacity during the pandemic, RE/MAX launched on Tuesday a new ad campaign that highlights all the hard work it takes to make consumers' dreams come true
by Marian McPherson Jan 18
Ask Doss now offers brokerage, home loans and FSBO solutions
Ask Doss is an app for agent advice and home search, and now the company is offering a slew of new professional services to the industry, including a brokerage
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 19
Salary-based, tech-forward Prevu launches in Seattle
The company believes its rebate program will be attractive to homebuyers in particularly hot markets, such as Seattle, where home prices have increased 68.4% since 2016
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 19
9 ways to help buyers compete in an all-cash world
There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to helping buyers compete in an all-cash world, but these tactics and strategies will help
by Cara Ameer Jan 19
More agents are fighting for fewer homes: Here's how to rise to the top
The real estate industry is becoming more competitive, with NAR enrolling a record number of agents in 2021 and inventory dipping below 1M. Four brokers share how to survive choppy waters
by Marian McPherson Jan 24
Celebrity-backed rent-to-own startup Landis expands to Florida
Company's services are now available in 5 Sunshine State markets: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville — growing Landis' footprint to 51 cities in 12 states
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 25
From Realtors with love: 89 tips for new real estate agents in 2022
Inman reached out to more than 200 of the country's top agents by transaction sides and sales volume and asked 1 simple question: What's your advice for agents launching careers in 2022?
Why buyers really aren’t liars
They may think they know what they want, but it takes a savvy agent to help buyers hone in on their deepest desires
by Bernice Ross Feb 3
5 ways to make your brokerage stand out in a crowded marketplace
Attracting buyers, sellers and new agents is about more than service. It's about capturing mindshare to stay front and center in the local market
by Mark Choey Feb 3
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The discount brokerage is now a member of 6 multiple listing services, but says it's still avoiding 'traditional' agent fees by offering a low commission when it submits listings
19 tips for writing an airtight real estate contract
Filling out a contract, or making a needed change, requires precision and expertise. Here are 19 ways to ensure you're dotting all the i's and crossing all the t's
by Cara Ameer Feb 7
When will it be a buyer's market? Hold that thought, experts warn
Even with rising rates, record high prices and an increase in new home construction, the seller’s market isn’t set to end soon, economists and housing experts told Inman
by Taylor Anderson Feb 2
Check your ego: NYC agent tips on winning co-op board approval
Inman spoke with seasoned New York City agents to get their takes on making the board approval process an easy one
by Ben Verde Feb 4
Last year's stimulus could still be fueling this year's home purchases
Nearly 1 in 4 people planning to buy a home in the next 12 months set aside stimulus money for the transaction, a Redfin survey shows
by Daniel Houston Feb 4
10 things agents should stay focused on in 2022 
It’s time to shake things up and do things a little differently. Lean into these best practices and smart strategies for a successful year
by Darryl Davis Feb 21
7 Jim Rohn nuggets of wisdom every real estate agent needs
Daily disciplines, seizing opportunities and embracing change are among Rohn's most effective messages. Use them to change your business
by Jimmy Burgess Feb 11
Want privacy as a luxury buyer? In info age, don’t count on it, agents say
Publicity around celebrities buying and selling homes has long been a given. That doesn't mean they like it. Agents told Inman that protecting clients' privacy has become a full-time job
by Taylor Anderson Feb 11
How real estate agents can work with Opendoor
Some agents use the iBuying leader as a tool to help clients find the best path for their needs. Here’s how to get started
by Taylor Anderson Feb 14
How real estate agents can tap the lucrative Airbnb investing market
Airbnb property investing is quickly becoming the go-to arena for those wanting to dip their toes into a profitable market. Here's how to get in on working with these buyers
by Victoria Kennedy Feb 15
1 in 10 households were priced out of newly built homes in last year alone
Only 31% of U.S. households can afford to buy a newly built home, down from 40% a year ago
by Daniel Houston Feb 14
Readers call out the shadiest buyer boosting behavior in their markets: Pulse
In this wild market, some agents will do anything for a deal. We asked you to share the shadiest behavior you've seen on the part of buyers (and their agents)
by Inman Feb 9
Get creative or go condo: 4 ways to score a win for luxury homebuyers 
Sotheby's International Realty outlined what's ahead for luxury consumers in its latest annual outlook, and how a shift in perspective can help buyers get ahead
by Marian McPherson Feb 18
Don’t take hot market for granted, California economist warns agents
Jordan Levine, the chief economist for the California Association of Realtors, delivers mixed forecast despite good economic outlook during an Inman Connect Now session Thursday
by Taylor Anderson Feb 17
How real estate agents can work with RedfinNow
Redfin's iBuyer, RedfinNow, forgoes incentives for agents but offers a dedicated customer service team and local title options. Here’s how to get started
by Daniel Houston Feb 22
Teaching first-time homebuyer seminars can boost your business. Here's how
When cultivated properly, first-time homebuyers can be a major long-term win for real estate agents and their businesses
by Arielle Hays Mar 7
High demand and low inventory is weeding out unqualified buyers
More than 9 in 10 homebuilders reported their homebuyer prospects were either more qualified to buy a new home or about as qualified as the ones from last spring, according to a new survey
by Daniel Houston Mar 8
What love letters? Homebuyer notes slow to resume since ban lift
The first legal 'love letters' have started to trickle in after Oregon's ban was halted last week. But so far, buyers are taking it slow
by Daniel Houston Mar 8
Will Washington be the second US state to limit love letters?
An effort to ban possibly discriminatory homebuyer love letters fell short in the Washington State Legislature, but could come back next year
by Daniel Houston Mar 10
Inman Connect Now Series
Industry pros at Inman Connect Now share the secrets they've learned so you can benefit
by Jodie Cordell Mar 11
As gas prices soar, real estate agents reconsider cost of doing business
Dramatic gasoline prices are prompting agents from California to Texas to reconsider everything from what homes to show, and how often, to everyday errands and other costs of business
by Taylor Anderson Mar 11
Forget conventional wisdom! The new rules for buyers
Opinion
You may think you know how to talk to buyer leads but today's market offers different challenges. Avoid these three things in your first contact with a buyer
by Jeff Glover Mar 15
Spring Open House
The weeks leading up to the spring homebuying season have coincided with an uptick in open house activity unseen since before the pandemic, real estate agents told Inman
by Daniel Houston Mar 16
Inman Connect Now Series
Learn how you can best serve your clients in today's market at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 15
Inman Connect Now Series
Tim Heyl shares his insights on what's ahead and how to prepare at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 16
COVID caused a 'Great Reshuffling.' Soaring costs are behind a new wave
With priced-out buyers seeking to relocate this spring, real estate agents stressed the importance of referral networks as the latest migration wave comes on the heels of an overheated market
by Taylor Anderson Mar 17
Inman Connect New York
Are you ready to grow your real estate business? Connect with the smartest real estate pros and learn their secrets at ICNY
by Jodie Cordell Mar 22
Hiring an assistant? Read this first
Opinion
You've probably been told that if you don't hire an assistant, you'll end up being the assistant. The truth is more complex, so making an effective first hire involves more thought and strategy than you may expect
by Teresa Boardman Mar 25
As homebuyers pine for options, startups scramble to fill the void
A new class of tech company is responding to the home inventory shortage by taking sellers to the edge of the MLS — and sometimes beyond — with off-market appeals and more
by Daniel Houston Mar 29
Gentle persuasion: Help your buyers change the narrative on low inventory
Opinion
The low inventory problem isn't always with the market. Sometimes it's with buyer expectations and the way you manage them (or don't) as their real estate agent
by Cara Ameer Apr 4
Real estate hiring beats national job gains again in March
Brokerages and other real estate companies added 6,300 new jobs in March, a rate of payroll growth that exceeded that of the U.S. at large
by Daniel Houston Apr 1
Should your clients bid over asking price? A look at pros and cons
Opinion
In a hot seller's market, how should agents help their clients with pricing, bidding strategies and closing successfully? Here's how to set appropriate buyer expectations from the start
by Jenny Usaj Apr 8
Flip the script: 5 conversation-starters every buyer's agent needs
Opinion
Communicating in a way that's natural, easy and from-the-heart, rather than from a cut-and-dried script, allows you to make a personal connection with the client
by Darryl Davis Apr 8
How to win a bidding war against a buyer who's paying all cash
Opinion
There are smart ways to overcome a cash offer for that apartment, condo or co-op your buyer really wants. Here's how to go about making your buyer's offer more competitive
Homie to expand Power Buyer program amid surge in demand
The expanded program and a new buy-before-you-sell offer will be unveiled in Colorado and Utah in the next 2 weeks, followed by Arizona, Nevada and Idaho, executives told Inman exclusively
by Taylor Anderson Apr 14
Creativity sells: How to help buyers see a world of possibilities
Opinion
Buyer sentiment is at an all-time low, but there are still options out there for buyers who are a little more open-minded. Help them expand their view and find the right home, even in a challenging market
by Christy Murdock Apr 20
Busted! 10 myths buyers and sellers believe about the current market
Opinion
In today's wild market, there are plenty of bad ideas on both sides of the buyer/seller equation. Here's how to correct those misconceptions so that everyone can get what they want
by Cara Ameer Apr 18
Gary Keller singled out as 'head of conspiracy' as federal commission lawsuit accelerates
As oral arguments began Monday in the Sitzer federal commission case, plaintiffs questioned the role of buyer agents, what a world without NAR's commission policy would look like, and why they believe Keller is leading an antitrust conspiracy
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 19
Federal commission suit now a class action; NAR, Realogy vow to appeal
Days after oral arguments, a judge Friday granted class certification in 1 of 2 federal commission suits that could rock the real estate industry and impact how agents are compensated nationwide
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 25
Competence beats cash: 7 steps for writing winning offers
Opinion
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write an offer that does not need to be countered or corrected. These 7 elements will increase your buyer's chance of winning out, even over cash offers
by Carl Medford Apr 26
Venture fund for nation's biggest MLS will eye agent-friendly startups
With its venture capital firm — the first-ever created by a multiple listing service — CRMLS will focus only on early-stage companies improving the broker and agent experience
by Taylor Anderson Apr 27
Why first-time buyers should consider buying now
Opinion
The residential real estate market is on the cusp of substantial change. Bret Weinstein offers his take on opportunities when there's a massive shift in the market
by Bret Weinstein May 11
A reverse arrow on a street
Three-judge panel concludes trade group must face allegations that the Clear Cooperation Policy was part of a group boycott to prevent The PLS from competing with multiple listing services
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 27
Better shed nearly 60% of employees and posted $304M loss in 2021. But IPO still in cards, SEC filings show
New documents filed Monday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission shed new light on just how bad the past 18 months have been for the online mortgage lender
by Taylor Anderson Apr 28
How commissions are paid can be changed
Opinion
Rules can and should be changed starting with the way buyer’s agents are paid. Trying to preserve the system at all costs doesn’t make sense
by Teresa Boardman May 4
Judge halts commission-sharing case alleging inflated buyer costs
Unlike 2 federal cases that claim seller costs are inflated by commission sharing, New Jersey homebuyer's lawsuit argued that buyers are the ones unfairly impacted
Is now a good time to buy a home? Agents confront mortgage riddle
Buyers have watched mortgage rates shoot from 3% to 5% this year alone, and that common refrain — 'Is it really the best time to buy?' — is always top of mind for clients, agents told Inman
by Daniel Houston May 4
Use seller leasebacks to give your clients more options
Opinion
Providing creative solutions to buyers and sellers, such as leasebacks, is a tangible way to add value for clients and create opportunities
by Julie Busby May 11
Avoid buyer's remorse: Prepare your clients for the true cost of homeownership
Opinion
Buying a home is considered one of the most significant milestones of adult life, yet many homeowners are troubled by buyer’s remorse. Here's how to better prepare buyers for the costs of homeownership
by Luke Babich May 11
What happens if the DOJ kills cooperation and compensation on the MLS?
Opinion
Given how slowly change takes place in the real estate industry, any change in compensation may be years off. On the other hand, if the DOJ were to force the end of the shared compensation, the industry will have to scramble to shift to an entirely new environment
by Bernice Ross May 11
Oh, shift! What agents need their clients to understand fast
Opinion
It can be easy to get caught up in the momentum of the market and forget the person who is operating on your behalf is working tirelessly to do so
by Cara Ameer May 13
How is NAR spending your money? The Real Word
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss NAR spending and executive compensation plus ShowingTime's Offer Manager
by Byron Lazine May 13
Buyers got cold feet? 6 objection handlers to warm 'em up
Opinion
There is no question that rising interest rates have pushed us into a market shift. Here's how to have those all-important discussions with your buyer clients about timing, markets and budget
by Carl Medford May 17
Power Buyer Orchard now serving first-time homebuyers
After piloting cash-offer product in Texas and Colorado, company plans to offer Buy With Orchard in all of its markets in the months ahead
by Matt Carter May 17
Millennials want to buy. Here's how you get them to the closing table
Opinion
By taking the proper steps and doing the required research, you have the opportunity to help your millennial buyers overcome the many barriers that have continued to shut them out of homeownership
by Susan Moguel May 25
Love connection: Homebuyer match app expands into 2nd market
LandOnEarth, an app that matches homebuyers with listings based on their lifestyle preferences, aims to match buyers with their dream home faster
by Daniel Houston May 25
Time to get creative: 3 strategies for finding buyers homes
Opinion
Buying a home is hard, but it's not impossible. As a knowledgeable expert with a fiduciary duty to your clients, it's your role to help buyers weigh and evaluate their options
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