What this spring means for real estate: Buyers beware
Industry professionals painted a picture of a competitive market that only stands to get more intense as the weather gets nicer and more buyers come out this spring
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 19
How to build a deeper referral base: Prioritize local, engaging content
MoveMeToTX Team Leader Katie Day shared with attendees at Connect Now strategies for engaging with past clients to keep referrals flowing
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 16
Kenneth Jenny, respected real estate industry vet, dies at 66
A 35-plus-year vet of the real estate industry, Ken Jenny was a trusted adviser to many and unafraid to speak his mind about industry issues
Century 21 at 50: What’s in store for the brokerage’s golden year
As Century 21 approaches its 50th anniversary this year, the company faces unique challenges when it comes to technology and brand relevance
Bigger is better: Square footage is the No. 1 amenity for luxury buyers
A new report on global luxury from Coldwell Banker found that amid the pandemic, high-end buyers put a greater emphasis on more square footage over any other amenity, driving an increase in homes over 5,000 square feet
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 24
5 reasons to give your transaction coordinators a raise
From getting the most out of your transaction software to being the master of the office calendar, a transaction coordinator's value to an ever-more digital office environment is more valuable than ever before
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 20
What’s next for real estate? Industry veterans weigh in
To kick off Connect Now, Brad Inman invited Coldwell Banker agents Steve and Heather Ostrom to discuss the 'mega trends' of today and find out why they've stuck with their brokerage
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 18
What matters most? Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman on agent priorities
Coldwell Banker surveyed 1,200 agents — half unaffiliated with CB — to better understand what matters to today's agent. It's not what you likely think it is
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 15
5 things to watch as Coldwell Banker navigates 2021
Growth, diversity and differentiation will be among the issues to keep an eye on as one of real estate's most venerable brands navigates uncharted waters
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 9
Coldwell Banker fends off agent cold call suit, but another springs up
The plaintiff alleges that 'repeated, unwanted calls' from the real estate franchisor violated his privacy and took time away from other activities
How to get ahead: Know your strengths, and don’t take vacation
High-earning luxury brokers Rayni Williams and Dawn McKenna shared the keys to their success during Inman Connect Thursday, with Williams telling attendees, 'If you don't work 24/7, you're just not going to be great'
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 28
Coldwell Banker CEO: Adopt tech tools that will delight clients
In a conversation at Inman Connect, Coldwell Banker CEO M. Ryan Gorman said that savvy agents should look for new technology that increases efficiency while delighting clients
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 27
Realogy Franchise Group's first female CEO on the need for empathy
Having navigated through the last several months of the pandemic, both as Realogy's president and CEO, and previously as executive vice president of Coldwell Banker Realty, Sue Yannaccone has learned a lot about leading through turbulent times
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 26
Inman Handbook on choosing a new brokerage
Choosing a new real estate brokerage is harder than ever as new models emerge, technology has risen to prominence and outside industrialists are pushing for mindshare
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 25
As DC readies for new president, agents predict a strong spring
The dawn of a new administration is already bringing hopeful energy to a city that's seen a lot of turmoil in recent months
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 19
Agents see income, satisfaction rise despite pandemic: Inman survey
Inman's Agent Appreciation survey shows more respondents are now making six figures than when a similar survey went out last year. Satisfaction with compensation is also up
by Jim Dalrymple II Jan 19
A comprehensive list of 2021 real estate events — virtual and in-person
With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out across the country, many companies and associations are planning in-person events for the coming year
Coldwell Banker partners with JamesEdition on luxury listings
The partnership will allow for the syndication of all Coldwell Banker Global Luxury listings priced at $1M or more to JamesEdition.com, as well as placement on Bloomberg's Property marketplace, among other things
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 11
Tobias Barrios is bringing art and real estate together to draw out the energy and love in his listings
Tobias Barrios studied art for years as a child in Venezuela, but now as a Coldwell Banker agent in Miami, he's seamlessly incorporating it into his real estate career
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 11
Will Realogy's hot streak extend into 2021? 5 things to watch
The company rode the hot market to a record-setting quarter. Here are the challenges that stand in the way of that success continuing into the new year
by Patrick Kearns Dec 29
Trying out real estate part time in 2021? Here’s what you should know
In these uncertain times, dipping your toe in the water with a part-time real estate gig may be the way to go before committing to a job that doesn't offer a regular paycheck
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 24
Realogy's RealSure platform is live in 5 new markets
Beginning this week, the joint home sale guarantee platform is live in Orlando, Sarasota, Fort Meyers, Sacramento and Chicago
by Patrick Kearns Dec 18
Crye-Leike Cloud to help train, power 3,200+ agents
Crye-Leike will now offer its 130 offices a range of marketing tools and training programs to navigate through in-house and external resources
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 14
Shaker launches as all-in-one tech platform for teams
The collaborative CRM and transaction management platform from High Alpha will be available exclusively for real estate teams
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 17
Coldwell Banker CEO: Family moves fueling 'brisk' sales nationwide
M. Ryan Gorman said family moves are helping keep the housing market strong despite broader economic challenges during the coronavirus pandemic
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 16
Focus on what you’re best at to take your business to the next level
Santiago Arana and Dawn McKenna have come a long way since starting in real estate. They shared their pro tips for taking things to the next level with attendees at Connect Now
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 12
5 high-ROI upgrades homebuyers will love
Before your clients spring for a home makeover, it pays to know which ones result in the highest return on investment. So, here are a few projects worth investing time and money in
by Megan Eskey Nov 12
The state of luxury real estate around the world
Inman touched base with luxury agents in Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong and beyond to learn more about what business is like in these unusual times
Coldwell Banker CEO: The hot market will continue into 2021
M. Ryan Gorman told Inman that as the pandemic drags on, Americans will keep moving to homes that better fit their needs
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 5
Realogy posts biggest Q3 ever, as housing market roars
Transaction volume surged 28% annually at the biggest US real estate holding company
by Patrick Kearns Oct 29
A year of relocation: Where luxury buyers moved in 2020
A new report from Coldwell Banker sheds light on where the wealthy moved this year, why they relocated and what they're looking for in a home
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 27
The DC agent balancing his time between work and family
This week, Chris Perry, a Realtor at Coldwell Banker in the Washington, DC metro area, hustles to make his active contract goals while preserving time for family
MTV or real estate? How 3 agents use music videos to market homes
These agents have taken their video marketing to the next level by producing full-on music videos and commissioning musicians to create original works to help sell specific properties
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 29
Inman Handbook: Branding your way to success
Branding includes logos, photos and plenty of other visuals. But at its core, it's really about story and identity, experts told Inman
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 25
5 tips for consistent branding
Wendy Walker of Wendy Walker Fine Properties at Coldwell Banker spoke with Inman about valuable branding information and the tips of the trade she's learned over the years
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 21
Coldwell Banker unveils new global luxury rebranding
The rebranding is part of the company's ongoing efforts to modernize its logos and imagery
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 16
Coldwell Banker CEO on fair housing: 'We have a lot of work to do'
Ahead of Coldwell Banker's Gen Blue 2020 conference, CEO Ryan Gorman explained his continued passion for fair housing and how to improve housing equality
by Marian McPherson Sep 16
How these female broker-owners are thriving during economic crisis
Staying connected and encouraging others are just some of the key strategies that have helped Tina Hernandez, broker-owner of Coldwell Banker Omni Group, and Julie Dudum Del Santo, broker-owner of Dudum Real Estate Group, prosper during the economic downturn
Coldwell Banker's CMO on building a marketing play amid uncertainty
'Any good marketer and brand advocate knows that when the downturn comes, you don't stop advertising,' Coldwell Banker Chief Marketing Officer David Marine told Inman
Coldwell Banker CEO: Consumers have 'freedom' in housing market
The freedom to expand search areas is giving buyers a variety of options — even in a tight inventory market, Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman said on CNBC
by Patrick Kearns Aug 26
Coldwell Banker rolls out slew of tools to all affiliated agents
Tech platform Desk and marketing program Exclusive Look will now be available to the more than 94,000 real estate professionals working under the Coldwell Banker brand
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 25
NY State will hear from agents in discrimination probe next month
All but Ryan Gorman originally ignored the State Senate's earlier request to speak on the 'Newsday' report into housing discrimination
by Patrick Kearns Aug 25
Coldwell Banker, California developer reckon with racist past
The author of 'The Color of Law' proposes that the real estate businesses who created a whites-only neighborhood in San Mateo, California, set up a fund to integrate it
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 19
Coldwell Banker welcomes first 3 brokerages to diversity program
Coldwell Banker has welcomed 3 women franchisees to its Inclusive Ownership Program, which aims at improving the diversity of real estate entrepreneurs
by Marian McPherson Aug 6
Coldwell Banker debuts new pandemic-inspired ad
The ad, dubbed 'All We have Is Home,' is filled with crowdsourced video and focuses on the idea of home during the coronavirus pandemic
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 3
Realogy saw transactions plummet as pandemic raged in Q2
Transaction sides in the franchise and brokerage business both fell more than 20% year over year, but June offered positive signs
by Patrick Kearns Jul 30
Lawsuit alleges Realogy's NRT is offering big agent signing bonuses after all
Complaint alleges NRT's Targeted Agent Recruitment Program uses 'significant sign-on bonuses as incentives' to attract top producers
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 30
The challenges of selling a resort town during COVID-19
Team leader Marny Schlopy of Team Schlopy at Coldwell Banker in Park City, Utah, shares how her team and niche market have been impacted by the pandemic
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 30
From 'American Idol' to real estate: One team leader’s journey
After a decade-long music career, Jason Castro is now all-in on real estate. He spoke with Inman about his year-old team, shutting down during the pandemic and how they are now handling a hot Dallas market
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 29
Pandemic or not, nimbleness is key to success for this Houston team
Despite daily uncertainties of an ever-changing national landscape, Katie Day of MOVEMETOTX with Coldwell Banker says her team consistently displays an ability to quickly adapt
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 27
This team had its best month ever in the middle of a pandemic
While some real estate groups took time to rest and reset during the pandemic, the Detroit-based Packer Group kicked business into high gear
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 23
Century 21 brings on top-ranked Keller Williams agent and his team
Kyle Seyboth closed 497 transactions and $127.7 million in sales in 2019, according to Real Trends. He and his 12-member team are jumping to Century 21 Real Estate
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 16
Realogy's iBuyer platform RealSure returns to market with new offerings
The platform has extended the length of its guaranteed sale and allows homeowners to stay in their homes for longer if they sell through RealSure
by Patrick Kearns Jul 15
One agent's journey from race car driver to real estate
Miami-based Coldwell Banker agent Bruno Junqueira shares how the lessons he learned in Formula One fuel his drive to succeed in real estate
by Marian McPherson Jul 6
Realogy unveils first-ever benefits program for AARP members
The benefits program will allow AARP members to receive $300 to $5,500 when buying or selling a home with one of Realogy's residential real estate brands
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 30
Summer outlook: Real estate leaders upbeat about the coming months
Leaders of both large and small firms envision an active summer selling season. Low inventory and a potential return of the coronavirus, however, remain points of concern
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 24
Illinois 'Pie House' is ready for curious buyers
The suburban property, which has 1 wall that measures just 3 feet wide, is currently on the market for $269.9K
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 22
Coldwell Banker CEO on why now is the perfect time to list your home
During a virtual town hall, Ryan Gorman also explained why he doesn't believe the market will see a massive spike in foreclosures
by Patrick Kearns Jun 19
KW, Compass agents win big as Real Trends adjusts ranking system
Kyle Seyboth of Keller Williams and Alexa Lambert of Compass snagged top individual agent awards from the Real Trends + Tom Ferry The Thousand rankings Friday after Real Trends added new categories and altered its methodology
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 19
Who says you can't go home again? 2.7M adults have moved back home since March
Among 18- to 25-year-olds, a 12% decline in individuals living on their own translates into a $726M slash in rent revenue, according to Zillow. That's 1.4% of the US rental market
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 19
Massive Coldwell Banker network scoops up another brokerage
Two Coldwell Banker brokerages are joining forces. The Florida-based Coldwell Banker Premier Properties has been acquired by the Schmidt Family of Companies
by Patrick Kearns Jun 18
Compass and APR veteran Rick Turley is joining Engel & Völkers
The real estate leader will manage the brand's San Francisco and Marin County markets
by Patrick Kearns Jun 11
Coldwell Banker CEO on the future of offices: 'less rent, more happy hours'
The company has been re-examining the best use and layout of its more than 700 offices to maximize effectiveness and allocate savings
by Patrick Kearns Jun 4
Coldwell Banker CEO: Real estate has undergone a 'tremendous transition'
Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman told CNBC it's not just millennials who are open to buying homes virtually
by Patrick Kearns May 25
Former Connecticut home of director Barry Levinson lists for $19M
The 38-acre property in rural Connecticut was home to the 'Rain Man' director for about 17 years
by Lillian Dickerson May 19
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
Pandemic unlikely to kill demand from foreign luxury buyers
The pandemic's chaos has upended many parts of the economy, but luxury agents believe international buyers will still gravitate toward the relative safety of the U.S. market
by Jim Dalrymple II May 15
Massachusetts market snapshot: Inventory is tight
For agents in Massachusetts, the biggest struggle amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has been the lack of available inventory
by Lillian Dickerson May 11
Realtors are line of defense against banker greed
Opinion
The private sector and government leaders must be on guard as trillions of public dollars wash through the economic system and a broken economy can become a feasting ground for unsavory opportunists
by Brad Inman May 11
Pennsylvania market snapshot: Agents ready for reopening
Gov. Tom Wolf declared real estate a nonessential business at the start of the pandemic, making it a challenge for agents to stay productive. Now that restrictions may start to lift, agents are eager to get back to work
How Jeff Wagner went from building stores to building relationships
Massachusetts-based Coldwell Banker real estate agent Jeff Wagner shares his transition to real estate and how he connects with homebuyers on a personal level
by Marian McPherson Apr 27
Market snapshot: Florida and the coronavirus pandemic
Agents across the state have felt a market impact since the virus took hold, but how and to what extent depends a bit on the region
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 20
French real estate leader offers Americans advice on what to expect when US lockdowns end
With a May 11 target date to end the lockdown, Laurent Demeure, founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker France and Monaco, is seeing real estate activity pick up
by Patrick Kearns Apr 17
Ryan Gorman: Home prices not likely to see significant drop
Inventory is low and the real estate market is healthier than it was during the last recession. That should keep home prices relatively stable, the Coldwell Banker chief said
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 16