Mother of all commission suits filed in Illinois, this time by homebuyers
'Batton 2,' exponentially larger in scope than Sitzer | Burnett and the Moehrl commission suits, was filed last week in Illinois and takes aim at many of the defendants in another suit called Gibson
Implement a listing-centered strategy with this 2-pronged plan
A group of prominent real estate voices laid out several actionable steps for building through a slow market at Inman Connect
by Daniel Houston Nov 1
Young homebuyers could lead the recovery. So what do they want?
First-time buyers are less likely than homeowners to be holding out for lower mortgage rates. But they hold a host of other priorities and concerns, according to an Intel analysis of buyer behavior
by Daniel Houston Oct 25
Buyers continue downward spiral, but new listings may be steadying
Homebuyers are backing away from the market as mortgage rates continue to climb. But new listings aren't declining as quickly, Redfin reports
by Daniel Houston Oct 19
Inman Intel Index: Real estate leaders brace for dizzying change
The inaugural Triple-I survey went out to the Inman community last month, and the results are here. Dig into 126 pages of deep, exclusive findings, only for Intel subscribers
by Daniel Houston Oct 18
Full court press: What to know as the Sitzer | Burnett trial unfolds
The allegations, the high-profile witnesses slated to testify and all the evidence the jury will and won't see — it's all here as the long-awaited Sitzer | Burnett commission trial unfolds this week
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 16
Why US consumers are souring — and what that means for housing
Maegan Sherlock, senior research analyst for John Burns, spoke with Intel about the results of the firm's latest household sentiment survey: 'I was hoping to see a new magic mortgage rate'
by Daniel Houston Oct 11
Hollywood's top 35 luxury real estate agents, revealed
It takes a highly qualified real estate agent to perform at the level that many celebrities demand. Here are the top ones serving Hollywood today, according to 'The Hollywood Reporter'
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 29
Tom Ford nabs Jackie O's former Hamptons summer home at $52M
The deal is just the latest of Ford's big-ticket transactions, following a couple multimillion-dollar home purchases in Palm Beach over the last several months
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 15
5 ways to encourage buyers in the current market
If you come from a place of doing good for your buyer clients and being highly aware of the market context, the results will unfold
by Mauricio Umansky Aug 11
When handling buyer objections, preparation is key, brokers say
Buyers with doubts need to know they're being heard. A well-oiled process for responding to their objections can help, Bianca D'Alessio and Aaron West said Thursday at Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Daniel Houston Aug 11
The commission suits are headed to trial. What happens after that?
At Inman CEO Connect, Russ Cofano, James Dwiggins and Greg Robertson debated the changes that agents and brokers may see as a result of homeseller lawsuits and government interference
Stand out: Master social media and be 'super f*ing authentic'
At Inman Connect, star brokers Josh Peters and Nile Lundgren shared the power of authenticity and dedicating yourself to a niche during a challenging real estate market
by Marian McPherson Aug 8
The ultimate guide to Inman Connect Las Vegas 2023
So you've decided to join us at Inman Connect Las Vegas. Bravo! Here's a day-by-day breakdown of the conference along with some tidbits to get the most out of your week in Sin City
by Marian McPherson Aug 8
To win this summer, homebuyers in California are turning every stone
With some of the highest home prices in the nation, California buyers and sellers are having an abnormally difficult time managing higher mortgage rates, agents in the Golden State told Inman
by Marian McPherson Aug 4
Carrie McCormick: Every home has a story. As agents, we need to tell it
Ahead of her stage appearance at Luxury Connect, @properties' McCormick — Chicago's No 1 luxury broker — shares what buyers truly care about, the key to storytelling and other advice
by Marian McPherson Jul 24
Cash is still king as Florida agents navigate 'wonkiest market' in years
As the summer housing market in Florida heats up, homebuyers and sellers are discovering a tale of 2 markets that offers opportunities for luxury buyers — and next to nothing for everyone else
by Marian McPherson Jul 14
Home search startup Dash rolls out new construction info for agents
Dash, which aims to improve how real estate agents access information about new construction projects, has released a beta test of its software in Miami, the company announced last week
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 11
Tiffany Pantozzi on the pleasures and peril of working while pregnant
Ahead of Inman Connect Las Vegas, Align Real Estate founder Tiffany Pantozzi told Inman she concealed her pregnancy last year out of fear clients would discount her ability to juggle the work
by Taylor Anderson Jul 10
Kendall Bonner: The industry isn't ready for reality of commission suit
Bonner, an eXp team leader, has been vocal about the need for agents and brokers to consider how they'll serve buyers in a post-lawsuit landscape. She expanded on her concerns with Intel
by Daniel Houston Jul 5
Summer Cooldown: New homes will offer a lifeline for some agents
Three leading economists share what's ahead for the summer, from the continued struggle with mortgage rates to a resurgence in bidding wars and the gift of new-home sales that keeps giving
by Marian McPherson Jul 5
Connection is key: Elevate client relationships with these tips
Tune in for an educational class featuring Julia Lashay Israel to learn the importance of buyer consultations and how to build trust and rapport as a foundation for smooth transactions
by Claire Buzzanca Jun 13
Meade High School, Kelly Moss and the rise of fake real estate listings
Two fake Zillow listings went viral at the end of May — one was a high school senior prank and the other resulted in buyers losing thousands. Here's how to save clients from online scammers
by Marian McPherson Jun 12
New scheduling, market reporting tools boost ShowingTime+
While Zillow remains centered on consumer search and lead generation, offspring ShowingTime+ is becoming the 'super app' the industry giant promised, according to the company
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 8
Are you more honest than a used car salesman?
You’ve heard the analogy used a million times, but is it accurate? Broker Troy Palmquist examines the very real differences between real estate agents and car salespeople
by Troy Palmquist May 15
Help first-time buyers (and their pets) find a fur-ever home
Increases in pet ownership mean that more and more of your buyers are focusing on providing the right type of home environment for their fur-babies
by April Murphy May 12
Let's stay together: Why buyer love letters deserve a second chance
It's time to question unfounded legal warnings and negative scenarios that don't make sense so that we can put this tool to use for buyers, the CEO of Darryl Davis Seminars writes
by Darryl Davis May 8
Too busy to show homes? Maybe Showami can help: Tech Review
Brokerages may have standard practices for outsourcing showings, but they're typically manual and unstructured
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 21
3 ways NAR's latest staging data can help sell your listing
Although home staging can be a valuable tool in your marketing arsenal, it can’t do everything. Here’s the latest from NAR’s 2023 staging survey
by Christy Murdock Apr 11
How to lead your agents through the class-action commission storm
Brokers can help agents prepare for rough times ahead and any challenges that come their way
by Molly McKinley Apr 4
Home staging dips in popularity as fewer agents make the effort: NAR
The National Association of Realtors' 2023 Profile of Home Staging reveals a quarter of all staging efforts yield additional profits of up to $18,935 for a median-priced home
by Marian McPherson Apr 3
Collaborate, communicate, calculate: 7 ways to keep buyers in the deal
The more a buyer is educated about the ins and outs of a transaction, the more comfortable they'll be with bumps in the road
by Cara Ameer Mar 29
Rockefeller descendants offload historic Philly estate for $24M
Dating to the late 1700s, the estate known as Kirkwood Farm features 5 historic farmhouses, 2 barns and a springhouse. This marks the 1st time it has been on the market in over 90 years
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 23
SFARMLS launches listing management app for 4,000+ agents
The San Francisco Association of Realtors partnered with technology company Zenlist to execute its vision, a company that specializes in connecting real estate agents and their clients
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 21
Tech-enabled, hybrid brokerage Prevu opens in Florida
The digital homebuying solution that heavily leverages detailed online search and buyer due diligence now operates in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 2
Real estate took a drubbing in Q4, but some companies still surprised
Brokerages, tech companies and mortgage providers all saw massive losses as the market soured at the end of 2022. But some leaders did have a few tricks up their sleeves
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 2
Pacaso firms up co-ownership union with HomeServices of America
Pacaso’s model gives luxury agents something new to offer clients, as well as opens their representation services to buyers who were once shut out of the traditional second-home market
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 15
Zavvie debuts power buyer program
The white-labeling program, zavvie Power Buyer, was announced exclusively to Inman and will include 2 models: contingency-free (cash offer) financing and a buy-before-you-sell bridge loan
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 15
No more blame game! 5 steps for handling confrontation in real estate
Most real estate conflicts can be solved fairly quickly if all parties are honest about their own involvement. But you'll never get anywhere if you play the blame game
by Ryan Zomorodi Feb 8
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices unveils updated branding
Company refreshes brand identity for main franchise and luxury brands ahead of its 10-year anniversary. The new look will roll out through a phased approach starting this week
by Taylor Anderson Feb 1
What happened with power buying in 2022? Let's look at the numbers
The market went south, but consumers' appetite for power buying didn't, according to a new report from real estate marketplace zavvie
by Taylor Anderson Feb 1
Compass' Phillip Salem shares their path from fashion to real estate
Ahead of a 1st Inman Connect New York appearance, Salem shares their journey from budding fashion mogul to real estate dynamo and the power of authenticity amid a changing market
by Marian McPherson Jan 21
10 no-upfront-cost lead sources for real estate agents
These companies help you keep a steady flow of leads coming at you without upfront costs
by Jimmy Burgess Jan 13
This is the year when 'agents have to go deep': BHGRE's Barry Jenkins
Jenkins, Better Homes and Gardens Native American Group chief marketing officer, sat down with Inman ahead of his appearance at Inman Connect New York later this month
by Marian McPherson Jan 12
Year of the off-market deal? DropOffer sees potential in 2023
Proptech DropOffer predicts the number of selling alternatives on the market will result in an increase in non-MLS deals in 2023
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 9
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 that'll seal the deal
These are the top closing techniques well-versed agents should memorize 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