8 ways for agents to be the lighthouse in 2023
Consumers are overwhelmed with noise and nonsense surrounding real estate transactions. Help shed light against the negative naysayers by focusing on providing sensational customer service experiences instead
by Darryl Davis Jan 6
Supra revamps website to 'reflect the brand's growing digital services'
The new website intends to 'make it easier than ever for customers to find what they need and experience the benefits our solutions offer,' the company said in a statement.
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 22
10 tried-and-true closing techniques: How to seal the deal in 2023
These are the top closing techniques well-versed agents worth memorizing to handle potential objections from buyers and sellers
by Carl Medford Dec 22
10 last-minute gift ideas for real estate agents this holiday season
It can be tough to find the right gift for the real estate agent in your life, and sometimes agents themselves aren't sure what they want. One of these might spark some interest
by Daniel Houston Dec 16
Two wolves fighting
The Sitzer/Burnett trial has been delayed until after a higher court rules on an appeal from HomeServices of America
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 16
The PLS to Supreme Court: Deny NAR petition in pocket listing suit
In a new brief, the former pocket listing service argues NAR limited competition to its Realtor-affiliated MLSs 'by conspiring to destroy the livelihood of any dissenting real estate agent'
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 12
Market domination: Adopt these 7 daily habits for explosive growth
Can success really be achieved by consistently doing seven daily activities? It absolutely can. Execute on this plan, and you will get results
by Jimmy Burgess Dec 1
71% of consumers expect personalized service. Here's how to deliver
Real estate marketing needs to be as personalized as possible for agents to best prepare for the market ahead, and its eventual rebound
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 30
NAR shuts down bid to end no-commingling rule, Zillow reveals
Zillow Senior Director of Broker Operations Matt Hendricks said the portal petitioned NAR to stop allowing MLSs to ban brokers from displaying MLS listings with non-MLS listings online
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 23
The Real Brokerage picks up 90 agents with Redline acquisition
Publicly traded real estate company The Real Brokerage has expanded its footprint in Canada with the acquisition of the 90-agent Redline Real Estate Group
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 7
Homesellers are slashing prices. Here's how to spot deals right away
Homebuyers searching for price cuts on search portals are sure to get lucky if they check on this specific day of the week and check back again after 3 weeks, according to a new analysis by Zillow
by Daniel Houston Nov 7
Homebuyers and sellers have a ton of misconceptions, new poll shows
Homebuyers and sellers are struggling to keep up with the rapidly shifting market, according to a Zillow survey of real estate agents, which found many believe home prices will fall steeply in 2023
by Ben Verde Nov 7
The 7-day home sale is a rarity again as market slowdown continues
The median home for sale is spending 45% longer on the market than it was at this time last year, according to Zillow's research team
by Daniel Houston Oct 31
smart phone, phone, tech tools, tech
Opinion
These underrated apps and tools can make you look seemingly flawless as you juggle the many aspects of your business with ease
by Jimmy Burgess Oct 28
Pacaso unveils sales certification program loaded with incentives
Called the Second Home Specialist Certification, the curriculum will expand agents' knowledge of the unique nature of selling high-end homes in destination markets
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 27
Chasing leads isn't enough. The agent's message has to work too
'Everyone wants to buy; no one wants to be sold.' Agents have to get the message right if they want their hard work generating leads to pay off, consultant Jon Cheplak said at Inman Connect
by Daniel Houston Oct 19
Flyhomes: What it is and how agents can use its power buyer platform
What is Sailbridge? Learn about the power buyer from Flyhomes, how its fees work and how a client can use it to make a cash offer
by Daniel Houston Oct 17
How to help buyers prepare for new construction realities of today
Helping a buyer prepare for the purchase and development of a new construction home is a nuanced task. Here's what you should know
by Santiago Arana Oct 11
'Don't wait until the plane crashes': Lawyers offer grim antitrust update
Chris Osborn, Mitch Skinner and Claude Szyfer offered an update on multiple industry antitrust lawsuits at the Council of Multiple Listing Services' annual conference
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 30
Deals will hinge on negotiations this fall. Here's how buyers' agents win
'There was no negotiation over the last couple of years,' Max Stokes of Compass says. But that's beginning to change — gradually. With a few tips, buyers can prevail at the negotiating table
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 28
Judge 'baffled' why Anywhere won't give up NAR commission rule docs
Judge M. Page Kelley pushed back against the real estate holding company formerly known as Realogy, noting that NAR's broker commission rule is 'virtually identical' to that of MLS PIN
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 26
Here are the 5 things agents must master during a market shift
Top Keller Williams and eXp Realty team leaders Jim Roche and Terrence Murphy share how leaders can guide agents to success during a slowdown, at the Inman Connect Now virtual event
by Marian McPherson Sep 22
New agent advice that sticks and won't leave you stuck
There is a great deal of advice floating around for new agents who are trying to establish themselves and start their careers. Ted Clair shares with Tom Toole what his focus is right now as a newbie in a shifting market
by Tom Toole Sep 7
Stop chasing social media trends: 7 marketing mistakes agents make
Has your marketing presence taken a tumble? It may be time to review your current plan and make sure that you are not making these common errors
by Luke Babich Sep 6
Wrigley gum heir unloads Aspen mansion for $30M, reports say
The roughly 7,500-square-foot property last sold for $8.4M in 2004. The 4-bedroom home features a gym, a game room, a bar, an outdoor deck and a hot tub with mountain views
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 31
MLS-listed homes sell for more, a new study claims. But there's 1 twist
Critics raise issues over conclusion that listing homes on the MLS is what caused higher sales prices and faster transactions, especially if NAR rules mean MLSs have a thumb on the scale
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 31
WATCH: How will buyer's agents make money if the DOJ wins?
The ongoing lawsuits and investigation into US industry practices could alter how buyer's agents make money on the typical home sale, panelists said earlier this month at Inman Connect
by Daniel Houston Aug 25
Gary Keller nudges agents to keep slowdown in perspective
The founder of Keller Williams reminds agents that it's still a seller's market and stresses lead generation amid the ongoing slowdown
by Daniel Houston Aug 23
When will buyers quit canceling contracts? Not yet, apparently
More buyers have been backing out of deals than at any time since the early weeks of the pandemic. And in July, that share ticked up again, according to a new report from Redfin
by Daniel Houston Aug 16
Loan applications for home purchases continue 6-week slip
Purchase loan activity has dropped in 5 of the last 6 weeks as some buyers remain wary, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association
by Daniel Houston Aug 11
Homeward sheds 20% of workforce amid 'sudden and sizable' downturn
Founder and CEO Tim Heyl told employees in a letter Wednesday that the slowing market had made a sizable dent in the company's 'buy with cash' product, according to a spokesperson
by Daniel Houston Aug 10
Walkthrough woes: 7 things that cause pre-closing stress
By the time buyers attend the final walkthrough, they may be stressed out and nitpicking. Here are the items that may set them off, along with ways to offset their frustrations
by Cara Ameer Aug 8
MarketBuy's open offer listing model officially makes US debut
MarketBuy's Will Farmer leads its official expansion into the states as its North American head of growth. He will attend Inman Connect, eager to pitch what the company can do for listings
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 28
Commission study paid for by HomeServices comes under fire
The study argues that decoupling commissions would harm first-time, low-income, and minority buyers, but critics like the Consumer Federation of America say it's based on a faulty premise
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 27
Cheat Sheet: 9 essential real estate reads you need right now
Opinion
Short on time for reading? Check out this cheat sheet for the best real estate reads for your business and get inspired in a flash
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 26
How to nurture pessimistic buyers to the closing table
Opinion
Even if they're discouraged, you can help your potential homebuyers manage their expectations and reboot their home search
by Santiago Arana Jul 26
Are things feeling off? How to reset expectations with a client mid-relationship
Opinion
Find out how to have those important conversations and provide timely information to successfully reset client expectations
by Stan Ponte Jul 25
5 neighborhoods at once? Zillow rolls out new app feature
Homebuyers can now use the app to narrow their searches to specific neighborhoods, ZIP codes, cities, counties or entire states. It also notifies users of new properties meeting their criteria
by Daniel Houston Jul 21
Avoid buyer's remorse: 10 ways to keep your clients happy before and after the deal
Opinion
It's a tough market, but best practices on your part and a confident buyer client are your best allies in facing everyday challenges
by Shelley Zavitz Jul 21
3 ways to keep the door open to homeownership for discouraged buyers
If your potential buyers are ready to give up, don't let them throw in the towel yet. Try these three strategies to help open up new opportunities in a challenging market
by Laura Adams Jul 14
15 closing gift ideas on Amazon Prime Day for real estate agents
Amazon's annual sale event returns Tuesday and Wednesday. Here are some of the Amazon Prime Day items real estate agents can scoop up at a discount for terrific buyer closing gifts
by Daniel Houston Jul 11
Everything you need to know about the bombshell commission lawsuits
A slew of lawsuits may radically change how agents get paid and real estate generally. Here's Inman's deep dive into what's going on and what it all means
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 9
More than 700 agent steering calls suggest price-fixing, lawyers charge
In new court filings in the Moehrl case, lawyers singled out hundreds of phone calls — far more than previously reported — in which agents steered business away from discount brokerage REX
Is your 2022 business plan holding up? Time for a reboot
Opinion
Many agents are taking a beat to rethink their business plans they wrote at the beginning of 2022. Is your plan ready to shift with the market?
by B. J. Sonderman Jul 8
4 commission charts that explain both sides of the Moehrl conflict
The homeseller plaintiffs hope to show the need for change in how agents are paid, while NAR and major real estate franchisors aim to show the status quo is working just fine
It's baaack! Homebuyer commission suit against NAR rises from ashes
On Wednesday, 8 homebuyers filed an amended complaint, once thought to be dead, against NAR, Realogy, Keller Williams and others alleging NAR rules have inflated agent commissions
3 trends poised to disrupt the real estate landscape
Opinion
From blockchain to proptech, and everything in between, there's always something new on the real estate horizon. Here are the trends that are currently changing the game
What happens to buyers' agents if the bombshell lawsuit explodes?
Multiple lawsuits are challenging the way agents get paid. Inman asked experts what that means, and how the future of real estate might evolve as a result of changes to the commission structure
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 7
You are your brand: How I went from MMA fighter to award-winning Realtor
Opinion
Do you have what it takes to win in the rough-and-tumble world of real estate? Learn how this current team leader and former MMA champ built his brand and took his business from nothing to No. 1 in just a few years
by Paul Domenech Jul 7
Forget what you know about retirees. Here's what they're looking for now
Opinion
Don't be discouraged if your newly retired homebuyer clients are taking their time. These clients know what they want and are willing to wait for the perfect home
by Luke Babich Jul 7
'Longstanding conspiracy': Why the bombshell commission suit matters
Millions of homesellers across the country may be able to seek billions in damages for commissions they paid to buyer agents between 2015 and 2020. Here's why it matters
7 proven strategies to create referrals when your pipeline is frozen
Opinion
Does your pipeline feel frozen despite the summer heat? These 7 proven referral source strategies are certain to put some heat back into prospecting efforts
by Oliver Graf Jul 5
The heat is on! 8 mistakes agents make when competing
Opinion
When the competition heats up, it's easy to get caught in the frenzy and make costly mistakes. Here's how to stay on track and keep your reputation intact
by Cara Ameer Jul 5
'Radical' and 'doomed': The case against the 'bombshell' Moehrl suit
The real estate establishment's latest salvo against the so-called 'bombshell' buyers' agent case is a sprawling, 3,000-page argument against granting class-action status in the Moehrl federal suit
Tim Heyl lays out the 3 key issues Power Buyers should focus on today
Power buyers became synonymous with cash offers during the first 2 years of the COVID housing market. Homeward's CEO shares what's next for the sector ahead of Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Taylor Anderson Jul 1
Buyers are still competing. Here's how to best help them
Opinion
Everyone understands a buyer can get cold feet or buyer’s remorse in a changing market, so demonstrating commitment is paramount
by Mark Choey Jul 1
3 CEOs share their tips on tackling affordability: 'It's a time to fight'
Homeward CEO Tim Heyl, Divvy CEO Adena Hefets and Flyhomes CEO Tushar Garg dished on how the market shift has impacted Power Buyers at Inman Connect Now on Thursday
by Marian McPherson Jun 23
How to help women and minorities in real estate rise 
Opinion
Leaders have to intentionally create space and structure for minorities on their team to have an equitable experience. This responsibility has the opportunity to create a lasting impact for your brokerage
by Rainy Hake Austin Jun 21
5 tips for starting a coaching program at your brokerage
Opinion
Coaching encompasses a constant evolution of learning and implementation to help agents build their businesses. As many teams shift from professional development into coaching, these strategies can help
by Christian Barnes Jun 16
How to convert leads so you’re eligible for exclusive lead networks
Many agents are searching for leads to bump themselves out of a summer sales slump. Not just any agent can qualify for exclusive leads where conversion metrics matter, but here are a few tips to give yourself a leg up
by Chris Heller Jun 14
Buyers of new homes spend double on 1st-year improvements: Analysis
Hidden costs loom large for buyers in the first year of homeownership, and, surprisingly, that can be even more true with a new build, according to the National Association of Homebuilders
by Daniel Houston Jun 13
How to execute on giving your team what they need to grow
Opinion
Can your team thrive with their current support system? Strong leaders know that agents need tech and tools that work to achieve measurable growth
by Mauricio Umansky Jun 13
6 steps to increase diversity in both your office and business plan
Opinion
Studies show that businesses that embrace diversity are more successful than their competitors. Team leaders should reevaluate their workplace and business plan for growth for today's modern consumer
Compensation frustration: Here are 9 alternatives to your non-compete
Opinion
The truth hurts. Your non-compete may be holding your team back from retaining talent
by Donald "Dek" Bake Jun 13
7 core strategies for building a thriving business
Opinion
The process of growing a thriving real estate business is systematic when the proper strategies are matched with consistent execution. Identify the ideal strategies for you, go all in executing those strategies, and the success you’ve been searching for is inevitable
by Jimmy Burgess Jun 12
5 low or no cost ideas for thrifty 1st year real estate agents
Ouch! With inflation at an all time high, 2022 first-year agents may be feeling the burn more than their previous class. Read this to help create some room in your budget
by Darryl Davis Jun 11
‘Call, text, email and hope to still get drinks’: How agents connect in 2022
A plethora of communication options for agents exist, but real estate agents told Inman email is still the best option for managing transactions and covering your tail if trouble comes calling
by Marian McPherson Jun 10
5 gentle prospecting ideas for your team 
Soft skills can help maintain "good vibes" and stave away dated sales scripts that deter clients. These gentle prospecting tips can help you and your team sell homes with heart over hustle
by Darryl Davis Jun 9
4 strategies to get your buyers back in the game
Opinion
In a competitive marketplace, more than ever, buyers turn to experts in the field for creative, confidence-inducing solutions. Find ways to be the broker people think of when looking for answers
by Julie Busby Jun 9
Move acquires real estate agent marketplace UpNest
Move has acquired real estate agent marketplace UpNest for an undisclosed amount. UpNest will be used to bolster Realtor.com's buyer and seller services, the company said
by Marian McPherson Jun 8
5 must-have qualities and skills for showing a home
Do you have what it takes to impress buyers while showing homes? These are the five qualities your clients are looking for
by Santiago Arana Jun 7
Want to get buyers moving? Learn their personality types
Opinion
Keeping in mind the personality type of your clients can help you become perceptive and tailor your approach, so that you're able to provide the best homebuying experience possible
by Christine Carr Jun 3
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
by Nobu Hata May 27
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes, we can change how commissions are paid
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
5 essential conversation-starters for every buyer's agent
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Now Series
Tim Heyl shares his insights on what's ahead and how to prepare at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 16
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
19 tips for writing an airtight real estate contract
Ensure both you and your client are protected with practically perfect contract writing using these 19 tips
by Cara Ameer Feb 7
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
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
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
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
lightbulbs on blue background
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
Getting started as a real estate agent: 102 tips from top Realtors
Inman reached out to more than a hundred of the country's top-performing Realtors and asked them what they would say to a real estate agent just starting out in 2023. These are their answers