Glenn Kelman calls millennials 'the roommate generation'
In an appearance on 'Barron's Live,' Redfin's CEO explained how rising mortgage rates have trapped homeowners and homebuyers into a housing purgatory, tough for anyone to make a move
by Marian McPherson Jan 12
Home prices will soon post year-over-year declines: Report
Home prices grew by 8.6% compared to a year before but fell by 0.2% month over month. By Q2, prices are expected to be lower than they were a year before, CoreLogic says
by Taylor Anderson Jan 3
hundred dollar bills lined up
All-items inflation rose 7.7% in October — down from September's 8.2%. Although its welcome news, housing economists say it'll take until 2023 for homebuyers to see the savings
by Marian McPherson Nov 10
Share of first-time buyers plummets to lowest level since 1981: NAR
Rising home prices, mortgage rates and inflation cut the share of first-time buyers to 26% — the lowest level since the National Association of Realtors began surveying buyers and sellers in 1981
by Marian McPherson Nov 3
Stingy buyers? Angry sellers? Nurturing clients through a shift
Opinion
This month: After several consecutive years of a strong sellers’ market, an agent must help her clients accept a major market shift. What tools can her broker provide to enlighten these sellers who may have missed the 'peak,' but can still have an incredibly profitable sale?
by Anthony Askowitz Oct 31
Splitero expands equity-sharing service into Colorado, Washington
The expansion comes as 85% of homeowners with a mortgage have a rate far below the current 7% yet high equity in their home. Splitero said expansion plans will continue in other states in 2023
by Taylor Anderson Oct 25
Now is the time to have answers to the toughest questions, trainers say
Agents who can handle clients' concerns in a shifting market will continue generating business in tough times, Keller Williams and Reali trainers said at Inman Connect on Wednesday
by Taylor Anderson Oct 19
Top producers share how agents can dominate their markets this fall
During an Inman Connect panel, industry experts recommended that agents be ready to provide more context to buyers and sellers and be proactive about building relationships
by Taylor Anderson Oct 19
Vishal Garg opens up about the rise and fall of Better.com
'To be absolutely blunt, I'd never managed more than 10 people in my life.' Better CEO talks to Insider after months out of the spotlight while the company struggled through market downturn
by Taylor Anderson Oct 4
Sundae rolls out set price buying tool for investors
Online property marketplace, geared toward buyers selling properties as-is, launches Purchase Direct, which lets investors see the set price of a home and move straight to making an offer
by Taylor Anderson Sep 29
With rent high and sales slow, more owners are becoming landlords
The slowdown in home sales, paired with the meteoric rise in rent, has more homeowners looking to become landlords rather than sell their homes in this market
by Taylor Anderson Sep 27
Berkshire Hathaway-owned lender settles redlining case with DOJ
This case is the first-ever redlining settlement against a mortgage company and the second-largest such settlement in DOJ history
by Taylor Anderson Jul 27
How to ease seller fears of a cooling market
If sellers are getting anxious, here's how to help them feel better about their odds of a timely sale during a market shift
by Rachael Hite Jul 15
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
Interest rate hikes keep Miami the least affordable city in the nation
Buyers would have to spend 86% of their income to afford the $600,000 median home price, according to new research released Monday from RealtyHop
by Taylor Anderson Jul 12
Better hires new head of sales and VP of marketing
The company continues its quest to go public despite turmoil in the market. New executives are a mix of recent hires and internal promotions
by Taylor Anderson Jul 7
Don't leave money on the table: 3 tips for listing agents in a cooling market
Opinion
Lady luck has nothing to do with that stellar price that smart agents snag for their sellers. Here are just a few strategies to help your sellers come out on top in this cooling market
by Julie Busby Jul 7
Frustrated with inventory? 5 tips for getting creative
Opinion
Many agents are frustrated with low inventory on both sides of the transaction. Try these strategies to create inventory for your clients and find a pathway to under contract
by Julie Busby Jul 6
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
Shut the front door! This 1 design choice can net sellers $6,500 more
Homebuyers love bold neutrals on front doors, while they eschew unorthodox shades like pink and cement grey, according to survey results released Thursday by Zillow
by Marian McPherson Jun 23
Customers are telling us what they want. We need to listen
Opinion
Today's consumers are not shy about voicing what they want, and savvy agents know how important it is to listen
by Kris Lindahl Jun 14
Keller Williams partners with homeselling program 72SOLD
The program aims to list and sell homes within 72 hours. With the partnership, KW agents across the globe will receive 72SOLD training for a referral fee
by Marian McPherson Jun 13
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
'Sellers are starting to freak out:' Redfin CEO sees market slowdown
During his latest CNBC appearance, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said rising mortgage rates, softening home price growth and changing buyer attitudes are all signs of an impending shift
by Marian McPherson May 27
Stop, look, listen: Focus on what sellers are NOT saying at listing presentations
Opinion
Clients tell you so much, not only with what they say but how they decorate, how they interact with each other and what they don’t say. If you’re not actively listening and asking questions from the beginning, it will come back to bite you later in the process.
by Christine Carr May 24
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
As hate crimes rose, 70% of Asian buyers moved to safer areas in 2020
Discrimination, mortgage readiness and affordability continue to be significant hurdles for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, according to new report released Wednesday
by Marian McPherson May 12
Tell us what real estate investment news you want Inman to cover
Inman’s Property Portfolio was created for small-time investors and property managers. What are you most interested in learning more about?
by Taylor Anderson May 10
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 much has the industry changed for LGBTQ agents? Not much
The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance's latest member survey reveals the continued challenge discrimination poses, despite the increase in diversity and inclusion initiatives
by Marian McPherson Apr 26
Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff says CoStar is 'rooting for chaos'
The CEO-turned-proptech investor warns a government probe into cooperative compensation between agents could be a 'black swan' event that benefits CoStar
by Taylor Anderson Apr 19
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
Quiz: Guess how all those pandemic-era remodeling projects panned out
A new National Association of Realtors study details remodeling projects that brought the most joy and best returns on investment. Can you guess what they are? Take Inman's quiz to find out
by Taylor Anderson Apr 6
Millennials ditching starter homes will lead summer inventory boost
Realtor.com's latest housing report revealed 64% of homesellers plan to list their homes by October. Millennials are primed to lead the charge as they ditch starter homes for bigger abodes
by Marian McPherson Apr 6
How real estate will look in 2030: The view from Disconnect
Top real estate leaders met for 3 days this week in Palm Springs, California, at Inman Disconnect to arrive at predictions for the future of real estate. Here's what came out of those conversations
by Taylor Anderson Mar 31
One third of millennial homeowners looking to sell within a year: Survey
A Coldwell Banker survey found that 35% of millennial homeowners and 44% of Gen Z homeowners plan to sell within a year and expect their agents to be social media savvy
by Ben Verde Mar 29
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
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
To call or not to call: What if FSBOs are on the Do Not Call list? 
Opinion
Real estate professionals can — and should — help FSBOs and expireds make the most informed decisions about their real estate best interests
by Darryl Davis Mar 8
Prices surged in February amid ‘extreme shortage of homes’
The median home-sale price rose to an all-time high of $363,975 in February, and Russia’s war on Ukraine is partially to blame, a new Redfin report says
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
Nikki Field on Manhattan's luxury market and disruption abroad
Nikki Field, founder of The Field Team in Manhattan, spoke to Inman about women in leadership, working alongside her daughter and how a team member went missing in Moscow
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
Home lending activity drops at fastest pace in 3 years
Loan activity dropped 11%, the fastest rate of decline since 2019, according to Attom Data Solutions. Refinance, purchase, home-equity mortgages were down in the fourth quarter of 2021
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
Offerpad expands California reach with Sacramento entry
The iBuyer’s newest market comes just two weeks after its first launch in the Golden State, where it is avoiding costlier coastal cities
by Taylor Anderson Mar 3
Porch's 2021 losses top $109M as company keeps eye on expansion
Despite overall losses, the home services marketplace's revenue more than doubled in 2021. The company says it may be profitable this year
by Taylor Anderson Mar 1
Families aren't only buyers feeling heat from Wall Street investors
Smaller real estate investors are also feeling the impact of a new wave of institutional investors into markets across the country, economists and investors told Inman in the wake of new data
by Taylor Anderson Feb 22
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
Better admits it has a culture problem, points to CEO Vishal Garg
In a new SEC filing, the mortgage lender points to actions by CEO Vishal Garg as reasons that areas of company culture ‘require improvement.’ Steep losses are expected in Q4
by Taylor Anderson 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
3 top execs depart Better after SPAC merger delay and layoffs
Better employees reportedly 'leaving the company in droves' following the return of CEO Vishal Garg
by Taylor Anderson Feb 8
Nearly half of financed US homes now worth double their loan amount
Rising home values have been a boon for owners, with nearly half of mortgaged properties now considered "equity rich" by Attom Data Solutions
by Daniel Houston 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