M. Ryan Gorman: Agents, be ready for an 'endurance race'
The Coldwell Banker CEO told the Inman Connect crowd that external lead sources like Zillow change, but organic lead growth puts agents in control
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 27
How to generate great leads in any market — no matter where you live
As the housing market continues to evolve, real estate agents at Inman Connect Las Vegas say they're keeping an eye out for ways to create connections between multiple regions
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 26
The 20 biggest luxury city sales of 2021 (so far)
Despite cities taking a back seat to vacation markets in 2021, major transactions made headlines across New York, Miami and Los Angeles
How the luxury housing market became invincible in 2021
Luxury real estate agents reported having record years, and high-end properties have grown to become a larger and larger share of the overall market this year
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 11
Inman Top 5: The biggest stories of the week Oct. 1-5, 2021
Catch up quickly on the most significant stories of the week, as determined by Inman readers. Here's this week's Inman Top 5
by Inman Oct 8
Zillow, Warburg and 4 takeaways from Coldwell Banker's Gen Blue
The pandemic, a big acquisition and the specter of Zillow were all significant parts of Coldwell Banker's latest gathering
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 7
4 tips to make staging more manageable
Staging is all about being broadly appealing — and tactful when it comes to homeowners' existing decor
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 6
How the pandemic made social media even more important
The pandemic has increased the amount of time people spend on mobile devices and driven more consumers to find businesses online
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 6
Commission rules, lockbox access chief among threats to industry
At Coldwell Banker's Gen Blue Experience event, Kalama Kim predicted that everything from a DOJ antitrust case to 'marginal agents' could soon upend the real estate industry
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 6
Ex Coldwell Banker employee claims pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit
In a suit filed against Realogy, Dominique Harkness, a former Coldwell Banker sales administrator, alleges she wasn't allowed to work from home because she was a new mom
Coldwell Banker will be focusing on sellers in 2022 — here’s why
David Marine, chief marketing officer of Coldwell Banker, recently told Inman his company's ongoing rebranding efforts have improved both consumer and agent sentiment, and buoyed the fortunes of local franchisees
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 6
Coldwell Banker acquires Warburg Realty
The company will now operate under the 'Coldwell Banker Warburg' banner
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 5
How to find listings in a highly competitive market
Becky Eakle argued during Coldwell Banker's Gen Blue Experience that the listing agent always wins. The key then is figuring out how to get more would-be sellers off the fence
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 5
Coldwell Banker CEO M. Ryan Gorman on inventory, rebranding and more
In the lead up to Coldwell Banker's Gen Blue Experience, M. Ryan Gorman said he sees the seller's market sticking around for the foreseeable future
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 5
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
Coldwell Banker launches partnership with Supreme Auctions
Coldwell Banker has partnered with Supreme Auctions to help agents sell luxury properties and learn the ins and outs of the auction space with a free course
by Marian McPherson Sep 10
Realogy calls for NAR rule change on listing broker attribution
Real estate brokerage giant says 'many listing search websites misdirect consumers by obfuscating display of a property’s listing firm'
3 moments that shifted M. Ryan Gorman's leadership approach
Coldwell Banker CEO M. Ryan Gorman shares how his childhood, a team intervention and a NAREB conference shifted his approach. Read about the 3 moments that sharpened Gorman's leadership skills ahead of his appearance at Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Marian McPherson Sep 9
NorCal Better Homes and Gardens, Coldwell Banker franchises merge
The new company, which is based in the heart of California wine country, will have more than 150 agents working out of 11 offices
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 10
Goodbye off-season: How COVID has changed luxury rental hotspots
Popular summer destinations used to come with an off-season, large numbers of fall and winter renters are quickly changing the markets as remote work remains the norm
Emilio and Gloria Estefan sell Miami mansion for $35M
The Estefans bought the house in 1993 for $1.84 million and listed it twice before
Coldwell Banker names new vice president of Global Luxury program
Michael Altneu, who boasts more than 15 years of experience in real estate, most recently at Realm, will report to Chief Marketing Officer David Marine
Miami building tragedy may change condo market forever, agents say
The seemingly unprompted disaster has left many wondering what other secrets buildings may be hiding beneath the surface that could later lead to calamity. And some real estate agents say the consequences of the disaster may change the condominium market forever
Top 1,000 teams' transaction volume ballooned 49.7% in 2020
RealTrends and Tom Ferry's The Thousand and America’s Best Real Estate Professionals debuted on Friday, with the top 1,000 teams increasing their average sales volume per top team to $173 million in 2020
by Marian McPherson Jun 11
Top Coldwell Banker team in Missouri jumps to eXp Realty
The team, which includes 22 agents, is the latest of many that have switched from a legacy brand to the upstart virtual brokerage
by Jim Dalrymple II May 20
A Coldwell Banker broker shares what it's like to be a seller right now
Kris Darwin, a Coldwell Banker sales manager in Louisiana, shares how an agent's sales pitch taught her an important lesson about relationships and empathy
by Marian McPherson Apr 30
Realogy opens Inclusive Ownership program to 5 more brands
After a successful rollout at Coldwell Banker, Realogy is expanding the diversity initiative to all of its franchise brands starting April 27
by Marian McPherson Apr 27
How to safely handle an open house
Holding an open house has always been a bit risky and has become even more so during the pandemic. To safely continue the practice, agents should keep these factors in mind
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 19
Working with international luxury buyers — now and post-COVID
In his new book 'Global Luxury Real Estate: The Secrets To Selling Properties to the Ultra Rich,' Coldwell Banker France & Monaco CEO Laurent Demeure discusses going global
5 Realogy leaders pushing the company forward in 2021
Realogy continues to innovate with new products while bringing in record revenue and recommitting to diversity. Here are the people to watch at the company in 2021
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 15
Salaried agent model is a 'game changer' says former Realogy leader
Charlie Young, who left Coldwell Banker last year, is joining the board of a flat-fee brokerage that pays its agents a base salary rather than a conventional commission
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 14
How to revive dying leads
Being persistent, using the tools that work for you and staying personable are just some of the key moves that agents told Inman help them to bring back leads that have gone cold
From Urban Compass to IPO: The history of Compass in 21 stories
As the real estate world waits to see how the brokerage's initial public offering will unfold this week, take a look back at Compass' decade-long road to success as covered by Inman
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 31
'She-cession' takes on new meaning for moms in the real estate industry
Time. Sleep. Relationships. These are just a few of the things that real estate professionals who are also mothers have had to sacrifice over the past year in order to hold it all together
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 26
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