Compass attempts to recruit owner of large Beverly Hills brokerage
According to a Real Deal report on Monday, a Beverly Hills-based Compass recruiter attempted to recruit Normand & Associates President Michael Nourmand as an agent
by Marian McPherson Jun 8
The future of second-homeownership is bright
Pacaso co-founder Austin Allison and The Agency CEO Mauricio Umansky talk about the future of second-homeownership as Americans prepare for a new normal
by Marian McPherson Jun 16
Inman Handbook on team structures today
Learn about a variety of team models, and find out which one — or which combination — might be right for you
by Christy Murdock Jun 21
Howard Hanna buys stake in one of Indiana's biggest brokerages
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has expanded its footprint in Indiana by forming a partnership with a well-known regional player
by Daniel Houston Jul 1
Pair of top South Carolina indie brokerages join Keller Williams
Chucktown Homes and Bowen and Associates have joined KW, according to an announcement on Wednesday. The move will be complete before the end of July
by Marian McPherson Jul 7
How to select the right partners for franchising
Expanding into new markets through franchise partners is an exciting opportunity for any business — but it also takes a lot of planning. Here are a few things to consider
by Mauricio Umansky Jul 8
Leading indie brokerage in Massachusetts joins Compass
The Randall Family of Companies, which includes four residential and commercial real estate brokerages, has moved to Compass. The company has 35 offices throughout New England
by Marian McPherson Jul 20
California's Red Oak Realty goes green
The company is now buying carbon offsets and will help clients do the same, and it has achieved official green certification for its facilities
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 18
4 can't-miss sessions at the WomanUP! conference
The California Association of Realtors' annual WomanUP! conference kicks off this week. Here are four sessions to add to your calendar
by Marian McPherson Aug 31
'Never say never': How to become a successful female broker-owner
Real estate leader Lori Namazi shares how women can establish and expand a robust real estate brand
by Marian McPherson Sep 1
3 rules for keeping your brokerage's branding in check
Opinion
When it comes to a brokerage’s branding, the buck stops with the broker. Here's how to ensure your brokerage always puts its best foot forward
by Erica Ramus Sep 17
80% of real estate brokerages operate from one office: NAR
The National Association of Realtors' 2021 Profile of Real Estate Firms revealed how brokers are pivoting with enhanced consumer and agent benefits
by Marian McPherson Sep 17
4 ingenious ways to take advantage of a market slowdown
Three broker-owners share how real estate agents can make the best of a seasonal slowdown with upgraded marketing, better training and much more
by Marian McPherson Sep 21
A competitor is recruiting me: Should I jump ship to another brokerage?
Opinion
Brokers have 2 solid options to consider when agents give notice of their intention to leave
by Anthony Askowitz Sep 22
Berkshire Hathaway franchise network adds Tennessee brokerage
Tennessee's Lakeside Real Estate Group will do business under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, the franchise network announced
by Daniel Houston Sep 27
JPAR taps Realogy regional VP as president, operations chief
Laura O'Connor has been named president and chief operating officer at JPAR; she previously served as a regional vice president at Realogy
by Daniel Houston Oct 25
To master recruiting, Kris Lindahl says educate — and collect data
Indie broker and team leader Kris Lindahl talks about his brokerage's scholarship program at Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 27
How indie brokers can compete with the giants using technology
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, a pair of successful brokers advised indies to focus on tech integration and to not let their solutions get too complicated
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 28
Splurge on your staff: Indie brokers share the importance of support
Independent broker-owners Jena Turner and Serena Lowden share the best way to budget and how investing in staff leads to a gold mine
by Marian McPherson Oct 28
The 1 thing that keeps team leaders from becoming broker-owners
Broker-owners Barb Betts and Serina Lowden explained during an Inman Connect Las Vegas session on Thursday how they overcame doubt to start their independent journey
by Marian McPherson Oct 28
How indie brokers balance flexibility with fear of change
Stacie Staub and Elmer Morales talk about hiring slow and firing fast and the importance of sticking with a business model
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 28
Compass snaps up 3 Warburg agents on heels of Coldwell acquisition
Three top-producing Warburg Realty agents said their reasons for leaving preceded the brokerage's recent acquisition by Coldwell Banker
by Daniel Houston Nov 1
Tech takeaways from Inman Connect: Mortgage's evolution, betting on iBuyers and more
Technology themes at Connect were dominated by a new wave of mortgage providers changing the way buyers enter homebuying, brokers' mixed agreement on how to deliver technology to agents and how iBuying is opening new ways to advise clients
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 2
West + Main acquires Oregon-based Fred Real Estate Group
The acquisition will grow Colorado-based West + Main Homes by more than 130 agents and is set to be finalized by the end of 2021
The biggest threats to indies in 2022: Pulse
What are the biggest threats to indies in 2022? That's what we asked our readers last week, and here's what they had to say
by Inman Nov 2
How one indie broker lured more than 20 agents from Compass
Last year, Dudum Real Estate Group made headlines when it hired nearly two dozen agents from Compass. Its broker-owner Julie Del Santo discusses how it came together
by Daniel Houston Nov 18
A pencil with eraser
After broker feedback, indie brokerage network says its updated stance is 'neutral'
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 12
@properties CEO on the ups and downs of being an indie brokerage
'Cards get stacked against indies,' said Thad Wong, @properties co-founder and co-CEO, during Connect Now when discussing the challenges of being an independent brokerage
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 16
Fast-growing Houston indie Abby Realty is the latest to join eXp
'I love the idea of being connected to top agents and top team leaders all over the country,' said Abby Realty founder Frank Gray, on move to eXp. 'They're welcoming us to the family, and showing us it's a helping culture'
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 19
5 harsh realities indies will face in 2022 (and how to combat them)
Opinion
The best thing you can do is believe in your strengths as an indie broker and get rid of the perception that you cannot compete with franchise brokers
by Erica Ramus Nov 22
Baird & Warner's Balance looks to even out agent workloads: Tech Review
Opinion
Whether its for agents or consumers (agents often are the customers), major real estate players are finding ways to reduce industry fragmentation by becoming the entire source of the transaction. Baird & Warner is simply applying the model to its agents as customers
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 23
5 ways indies can recruit competitively in 2022
Ready to grow your business? Find out how your independent brokerage can compete against the industry’s heavy-hitters with these strategies
by Christy Murdock Dec 7
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Boutique is very much a feeling rather than a size, defined by things like high-touch service, impeccable marketing and a superior product. Here's what to look for if you want to hang your license with a boutique brand
by Rainy Hake Austin Dec 17
11 things you won't learn in a real estate licensing course
Here's the skinny on the critical info new agents need that they’ll never tell you in licensing class
by Teresa Boardman Jan 17
Side expands into DC and Oregon
Side prides itself on letting top agents function with business autonomy atop a technology-forward support structure
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 18
Offerpad's market cap slips below $1B amid slide on Wall Street
Stocks slid for major iBuyers and tech companies on Wednesday, continuing a difficult start to the year on Wall Street for Offerpad
by Taylor Anderson Jan 19
The Address founder opens indie brokerage amid Corcoran Global Living sale
Ventura, California-based broker and founder of The Address, Troy Palmquist, is moving on to focus on the launch of Doora Properties, he announced after the sale of The Address to Corcoran Global Living last week
by Ben Verde Jan 20
From Realtors with love: 89 tips for new real estate agents in 2022
Inman reached out to more than 200 of the country's top agents by transaction sides and sales volume and asked 1 simple question: What's your advice for agents launching careers in 2022?
Realogy's Sherry Chris to brokers: Now's the time to invest in yourself
Sherry Chris shared how brokerages can diversify revenue streams and navigate agent preferences in an increasingly virtual world during an Inman Connect Now session Tuesday
by Taylor Anderson Jan 25
Got a little extra cash? 7 ways broker-owners can show their agents appreciation 
These strategies provide positive reinforcement while keeping the budget front and center
by Erica Ramus Jan 26
Salary, healthcare and 401K matching: How this employee-owned brokerage thrives
The Colorado company may be the only residential real estate brokerage to go through the process of becoming employee-owned. Here's how it works
by Taylor Anderson Jan 27
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
Broker Spotlight: Anne and Dave Jones, Windermere Abode
Meet Tacoma, Washington, brokers (and husband-and-wife duo) Anne and Dave Jones. Find out why we’re celebrating these incredible leaders who are always fighting for equity in real estate
by Dani Vanderboegh Feb 3
Battling the commission squeeze: 5 tips to make your indie brokerage more profitable
It's easy to get lost in the day-to-day of doing business. Brokerages need to keep an eye on the bottom line to stay competitive and profitable
by Ian Hoover Feb 8
3 secrets to one-on-one communication with staff and agents
One-on-ones give you the opportunity to create positive change and move your organization forward. Here's how to make them more effective
by Chris Pollinger Feb 9
Zinnia launches to help teams bloom into brokerages
Zinnia offers a wide range of operational structures for aspiring real estate brokerages, from brand development and technology implementation, to sales coaching and proprietary education and motivational events
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 14
6 tips for recruiting teams to your real estate brokerage
Embrace these 6 tips for recruiting teams to your brokerage and impact more people than you ever dreamed
by Sarah Layton Feb 16
Need more support? 4 tips for making your first key hire
Opinion
Starting with one key hire in the form of a real estate assistant will give you incredible leverage and should lead to significant growth, if you hire the right person
by Adam Hergenrother Feb 17
7 things real estate agents want in their work life
The conversation around positive work environments is long overdue. Find out what agents want most in a brokerage
by Rachael Hite Feb 24
Give 'em what they want: 5 tech tools to make your agents’ lives easier 
When it comes down to providing best-in-class, time-saving tools, it’s vital to keep the real estate agent at the heart of the conversation, says The Agency's President Rainy Hake Austin
by Rainy Hake Austin Feb 18
Jeff Hyland, iconic co-founder of Hilton and Hyland, dead at 75
Hyland represented some of the most recognizable properties in the US and along the way helped redefine what it means to be a real estate agent
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 17
'The finest in our business': Agents and friends remember Jeff Hyland
Peers, colleagues and friends in southern California shared their memories of Hilton & Hyland co-founder Jeff Hyland and described the lasting impact he had on the real estate industry
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 18
Should you open a real estate school?
Opinion
Offering education opportunities can grow your brokerage and spark a new generation of professionals
by Nicholas Acosta Feb 22
Broker Spotlight: John Gafford, Simply Vegas
In the spotlight this week: After a stint on 'The Apprentice,' John Gafford of Simply Vegas took the challenge of getting his license and applying his entrepreneurial bent to real estate
by Troy Palmquist Feb 24
Thinking of starting a brokerage? 3 things to do before you make a hire  
Opinion
Before you hire your first admin or lay the groundwork for your first buyer's agent, there are nuts and bolts items you need to handle. Here's where to start
by Erica Ramus Mar 3
Indie brokerages, here's what you're up against this year
Opinion
Although there are always external factors that threaten the success of an indie brokerage, some of the worst problems are self-inflicted
by Troy Palmquist Mar 10
Looking for real estate staffers? Good luck
A shortage of workers, the number of people who prefer to work remotely and the anticipated rate of pay are making it difficult to find talent. Here are some tips for how to hire the right person
by Bernice Ross Mar 2
winning
Opinion
Running a real estate business requires you to excercise many of the same mental muscles that runners do when they train
by Jimmy Burgess Mar 6
The retirement plan agents ignore (and how brokers can help)
Opinion
Because of their superior understanding and experience with market trends, this is one retirement investment which offers agents the opportunity to benefit from their own expertise, with minimal risk
by Anthony Askowitz Mar 8
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
You can't afford to wait! 6 tips for instant lead gratification
Opinion
Here's how to make sure you respond to inquiries before your competition does
by Carl Medford Mar 9
Bring back balance! 6 tips for managing the never-ending workday
Opinion
There are a variety of ways we create imbalance: too much work, too much control, or too much ego are frequent contributors. Here's a rundown of ways to bring balance back to your workload
by Kevin Woody Mar 9
Broker Spotlight: Barbara Betts, The RECollective
In the spotlight this week: Meet Long Beach, California-based indie broker-owner Barbara Betts. This week, we salute her! Find out how she got to where she is today, what she predicts for the future and the thing she wishes all new agents knew
by Dani Vanderboegh Mar 10
Broker Spotlight: Raj Qsar, The Boutique Real Estate Group
In the spotlight this week: Meet Raj Qsar, the cabernet-drinking, country music-loving CEO and owner of Orange County, California’s The Boutique Real Estate Group. Find out how he creates once-in-a-lifetime marketing experiences that surprise, delight and win referrals
by Troy Palmquist Mar 17
Disruptive leadership: 5 must-have qualities for leaders in 2022
Opinion
Whether you’re a founder building from the ground up or a leader who’s stepping into some big shoes, your vision — and your ability to communicate it — are still essential to your own reputation and to those you’re leading. Find out what it takes to be a leader now and in the days ahead
by Christy Murdock Mar 11
Take the lead! 5 key qualities you'll need in real estate
Opinion
Like any other professional skill, leadership is a competency that can be refined and developed throughout your career. Grab your guiding compass of core values, communicate with your teammates clearly and move forward with the mindset you need for a triumphant voyage
by Rainy Hake Austin Mar 15
9 things agents should expect from their leadership
Opinion
Although we talk a lot about what individual agents should do, let's explore the less-often broached topic of what agents can (and should!) expect from their leaders. Here's what agents should look for (and see) in their team leaders and brokers
by Cara Ameer Mar 21
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
Bad bosses? 5 rotten apple red flags and what to do next
Opinion
Agents are supposed to be able to look up to their brokers and leadership team for professional guidance. However, what do you do when the ones in charge are the problems?
by Christy Murdock Mar 21
Challenges, pitfalls and sage advice: Starting your own brokerage
Opinion
Despite their prominent role in the industry, many women struggle to step into leadership positions as brokers and brokerage owners. Based on extensive research and anecdotal evidence, here are some of the challenges women face and how to overcome them
by Bernice Ross Mar 23
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
In case you were still in doubt, here's proof women make great leaders
Opinion
It may go without saying that women are as capable and worthy as their male counterparts, but let’s say it anyway. Women bring a host of exceptional qualities to the table, though they sometimes go unacknowledged
by Christy Murdock Mar 23
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
A 'she-cession' update 1 year later: Where are these women now?
Inman recently reconnected with women in real estate we spoke with one year ago to see where things stand for them today in terms of work-life balance, in the wake of one of the most upending periods in their lifetimes
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 23
Broker Spotlight: Bo Palazola, Day Palazola Group
In the spotlight this week: Meet record-setting Breckenridge, Colorado, broker Bo Palazola who hit the ground running as a broker and has never looked back. As owner of Day Palazola Group, he's bringing a global perspective to his luxury client services
by Christy Murdock Mar 24
Men, we need to learn when to shut up
Opinion
You may have the best intentions in the world and consider yourself an advocate for women (I do). But now's the time to shut up and listen — don't learn this lesson the hard way
by Jay Thompson Mar 28
Leaders, let 'em know: 5 tips for giving better feedback
Opinion
Communication is key to performance improvement. Here are steps you can take to propel your team members forward in their work in a positive and powerful way
by Rainy Hake Austin Mar 29
‘The Old Boys Network’: Relic or reality?
Opinion
Just saying the phrase makes some roll their eyes, some foam at the mouth, and others shift into denial mode. What is the “Old Boys Network” and how can women beat the old boys at their own game?
by Christy Murdock Mar 28
Broker Spotlight: Ryan Serhant, SERHANT.
Starting a brokerage in the middle of a pandemic might seem counterintuitive, but for Ryan Serhant it was a natural progression. Find out how he differentiates his brokerage, SERHANT., and what he sees happening next
by Christy Murdock Mar 31
Broker Spotlight: Anthony Domathoti, EXIT Realty Premium
With a commitment to the power of legislative advocacy, diversity and inclusion, Anthony Domathoti is making his mark as an industry leader. Find out how this award-winning broker and president of Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is creating change
by Christy Murdock 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
Are you a manager or a leader? Here’s how to tell
Opinion
Great leaders must be like the honey badger. They are widely known for their persistent nature, tenacity and ability to evolve with their environment, all qualities of a great leader
by B. J. Sonderman Apr 4
Investors can now buy a stake in this publicly traded NYC office building
A nondescript office building in Harlem is the latest asset investors can purchase — one share at a time through public markets
by Taylor Anderson Apr 5
Don't fall victim to Russian hackers: 14 tips
Opinion
More and more Russian hackers are looking to unleash cyberattacks across the world. Keep yourself and your clients safe
by Robert Siciliano Apr 11
What 'The Office' can teach us about unnecessary workplace drama
Opinion
There’s enough division and polarization in society; we don’t need it at the office as well. Here’s how to keep the peace and keep everyone on the same page with some insights from the folks at Dunder Mifflin
by Christy Murdock Apr 13
Professional etiquette today? Real estate pros sound off
Manners have changed in recent years, accelerated by COVID and pandemic shutdowns. We asked you: What are the rules of behavior that have gone by the wayside, and what are the new rules that may not have been formalized yet?
by Christy Murdock Apr 13
Broker Spotlight: Lindsay Reishman, The Reishman Group and Pareto
What does it take to build not one but two game-changing brokerages? Find out from D.C.-area independent broker Lindsay Reishman, founding partner of The Reishman Group and Pareto
by Christy Murdock Apr 14
Agent retention woes? 4 tips to help reduce attrition
Opinion
The real estate industry has an abysmal agent retention rate. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Marcus Larrea, co-founder of Palm Paradise Real Estate, gives his winning formula for keeping agents happy and engaged, with your culture intact
by Marcus Larrea Apr 18
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
Who's winning — your family or your clients?
Opinion
Maybe you’ve been working too much, or you’ve just been incommunicado. Here’s how to renew your relationships with those who matter most to you
by Christy Murdock Apr 25
Brokerages that fail to evolve may get cut out of loop, top leaders warn
Realogy Expansion Brands CEO Sherry Chris and Compass US Region President Neda Navab said the brokerage of the future is one that prioritizes innovation and embracing change
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 19
7 secrets to sustainable team growth
Opinion
Solid, sustainable growth is part of any successful business plan. These seven tips provide essential fundamentals for smart and lasting growth
by Chris Pollinger Apr 21
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
Broker Spotlight: Alyssa Brody, Development Marketing Team
Alyssa Brody and her brokerage, DMT, employ innovative processes centered on real-time data to create advanced algorithms that elevate the consumer journey, optimize engagement and increase sales conversion
by Christy Murdock Apr 28
5 can't-miss takeaways for brokers from ICNY
Opinion
This summer’s hot item is helping your brokerage make it through this scorching market with energy to burn. To help, here are five of last week's most compelling insights for brokers from ICNY
by Rachael Hite Apr 28
United Real Estate Group merger pushes agent count to nearly 20K
The Texas-based company is joining forces with Platinum Realty, which operates in five states across the Midwest
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 27
Broker Spotlight: Anthony Marguleas, Amalfi Estates
Opinion
This week, the spotlight shines on Anthony Marguleas. Find out how this survivor and philanthropist makes every moment, and every transaction, count in his real estate career
by Dani Vanderboegh May 12
Married vs. single agents: Balancing familial status in the office
Opinion
In this month's scenario: A newly divorced agent is having trouble adjusting to her new 'single' status in her real estate office. How can her broker help with this difficult transition and adjust any legitimate inequities?
by Anthony Askowitz May 17
7 steps to give new real estate agents a leg up
Opinion
Don't shut down a new agent's enthusiasm. Instead, nurture their spark of greatness so that they can maximize the potential of their new real estate business
by Darryl Davis Today 1:32 A.M.
3 digital training courses leaders should take 
Opinion
Taking the time to take a course on leadership can provide the background needed to lead your team in the best way possible
by Santiago Arana Today 1:36 A.M.
9 resources that’ll make you look smarter about the economy
Opinion
Want to get a better grip on the big picture elements that affect your business and personal finances? Here are 9 ways to easily stay informed every day
by Christy Murdock May 21
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 Today 1:16 A.M.