WATCH: Pete Flint and Brad Inman on our digital future
If you missed last week's Connect Now, you missed Trulia founder and VC Pete Flint in conversation with Brad Inman. Watch it now
by Inman Mar 22
Inman Connect Now challenge: Do you take care of your referral relationships?
Future-proofing your business from technology means spending more time on relationships. Here's how
by Laura Monroe Mar 19
10 questions to answer before you build a team
Panelists at Inman Connect Now discuss how to tell if you're ready and how to make sure your team doesn't fail
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 16
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
Tomorrow at Connect Now: 3 must-attend virtual masterminds
Be sure to make time for these can’t-miss sessions at tomorrow's Connect Now
by Laura Monroe Mar 12
February's Inman Connect Now was one for your notebooks
Our Inman Community was buzzing about the Zillow-ShowingTime acquisition. Going into the day, I knew the chat stream would be busy when Errol Samuelson came onstage to discuss the big news. It was. But that wasn't all. Here are some notes I wanted to share 
by Laura Monroe Feb 25
WATCH: Brad Inman's conversation with 2 top agents at Connect Now
Coldwell Banker agents Steve and Heather Ostrom joined Brad to discuss the 'mega trends' of today. Watch the full video here from last week's Connect Now
by Inman Feb 23
What makes for a solid team? The right people and a strong culture
Finding the right people and building a culture based on shared values can help a team thrive, speakers at Connect Now said on Thursday
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 18
10 ways to turn old leads into new business
Panelists at Inman Connect Now talk about creating 'wow moments' for clients, from sending warm fresh-baked cookies to doggie poop bags
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 18
Building a brand? 5 tips for maximizing your online footprint
Agents Sue Pinky Benson and Liz Vaynerchuk-Novello offer their best tips for becoming as visible as possible online
These are the questions that could make or break Compass' IPO
Panelists at Inman Connect Now argued that Compass is going to have to think hard about recruiting, commissions and other issues as it prepares to go public
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 18
How agents can leverage AI to create a 'robust' client experience
During Connect Now, The Agency President Rainy Hake Austin and Triplemint CEO David Walker explain how agents can use tech to create rock-solid businesses and repeat clients
by Marian McPherson Feb 18
Zillow exec on ShowingTime buy: 'This is not about bypassing agents'
Zillow's Errol Samuelson and ShowingTime's Michael Lane addressed concerns over the acquisition at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Feb 18
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
Get answers from Zillow and ShowingTime 
Samuelson and Lane take the stage at Connect Now this Thursday to answer all the questions swirling on social media about Zillow’s latest acquisition. Join us
by Inman Feb 17
WATCH: How to get ahead in real estate (really!)
High-earning luxury brokers Rayni Williams and Dawn McKenna shared the keys to success at Connect. Here, watch the entire video as a special Select subscriber benefit
by Inman Feb 5
WATCH: Are 'hybrid brokers' the future of real estate?
Former Zillow exec Greg Schwartz predicts industry with 'hybrid brokers' offering additional tech-enabled services to clients. Here, watch the entire video from last month's Connect as a special Select subscriber benefit
by Inman Feb 5
Our top takeaways from January's Inman Connect
Inman Ambassadors reveal their biggest 'a-ha' moments from our 3-day virtual event
by Laura Monroe Feb 4
What a butt gym can teach agents about marketing
At Inman Connect, Jeff Lobb and Kenny Truong discuss creating a niche and becoming a community's Yelp
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 28
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
Greg Schwartz predicts an industry with 'hybrid brokers'
During Inman Connect, the former Zillow Group exec discussed his new startup and why he sees a future where most brokers will merge tech-enabled services with traditional, human-touch assistance
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 28
4 ways to embrace real estate's pandemic-induced digitalization
Opendoor Chief Product Officer Tom Willerer shared what the customer should expect after a year spent almost entirely online at Inman Connect
Move CEO: 'Even after 25 years of digital real estate, it's still too hard'
David Doctorow, CEO of realtor.com operator Move Inc., says company won't become a broker, lender or iBuyer 'in any foreseeable time period'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 28
The climate change problem is 'right here.' How will it shape real estate?
At Inman Connect, host Katie Kossev of The Kossev Group was joined by ClimateCheck's Skylar Olsen to explore how climate change will impact real estate decisions
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 28
RE/MAX executive reveals 2 things all agents should be doing right now
Appearing on Inman Connect's morning show, RE/MAX Chief Customer Officer Nick Bailey gave advice to agents on how to overcome the lack of housing inventory
by Patrick Kearns Jan 28
8 ways real estate agents can combat commission compression
Keller Williams trainer Dana Cadena and Compass Texas sales manager Bryan Pacholski share how agents can garner the commissions they deserve
by Marian McPherson Jan 27
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
3 top indie brokers share why they decided to go solo
Indie brokers Kofi Nartey, Terrance Murphy and Sarah Richardson shared what led them to branch out on their own and the keys to building a brand that lasts
by Marian McPherson Jan 27
The real estate industry needs to mind the 'loyalty gap': BHHS CEO
More than 90% of consumers say they love their Realtor, but only 13% actually work with them again. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Chris Stuart wants to close that gap
by Patrick Kearns Jan 27
The biggest factors impacting housing supply and demand in 2021
During Inman Connect, Zelman & Associates CEO Ivy Zelman looks at the factors that will continue to influence which properties and markets are most successful this year
10 tips for crafting offers that will stand out in a hot market
At Inman Connect, panelists advised buyer's agents on how to make sure their clients shine with the strongest possible offers
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 26
3 strategies to find listings in inventory-starved markets
Real estate experts Jeff Lobb and Stacie Staub share tips on how to find inventory in today's tight markets at Inman Connect
by Patrick Kearns Jan 26
Agents, 'don't be vanilla' when it comes to social media
Social media strategist Katie Lance shares her 5 tips for planning, creating and sharing engaging content that grows your business and audience
by Marian McPherson Jan 26
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
'2021 is going to be an insane year': Mike DelPrete's 5 megatrends
Mike DelPrete's 5 megatrends of real estate tech include the ongoing growth of new business models, a battle for adjacent services and one that might surprise you
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 26
'Bring your big damn purse': How women can build wealth through real estate
Women have a lot of catching up to do in the investment space, speakers at Inman Connect said during a panel on Tuesday
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 26
It's not too late: 5 ways to 'futurecast' your business plans for 2021
During an Inman Connect session Tuesday, brokers Christian Ross and Craig Wilburn offered tips on how to be ready for anything 2021 throws your way
CoStar CEO: 'The residential agent is Zillow’s competitor'
CoStar CEO Andy Florance revealed in great detail his ambitious plans to build a residential real estate platform during an Inman Connect session Tuesday
by Patrick Kearns Jan 26
Brad Inman: Now is the time for a new 'housing dynamism'
Inman Publisher Brad Inman praised real estate professionals for their ability to adjust to working during the pandemic during his opening talk at Inman Connect on Tuesday
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 26
Here's what Brad Inman will say today to kick off 3 days of Connect
The Inman founder starts the three-day virtual event today with a talk titled 'A New Chapter in Digital Real Estate.' Join live at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT to watch. This is the big show — don't miss it
by Inman Jan 26
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
Showing app Entro has potential — but should address agent safety
Opinion
With some decent features and a user interface worth seeing, Entro could succeed if not for leaving agent safety and lead quality totally out of the equation
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 24
Dear Marketing Mastermind: What tech is must-have for 2021?
Find out which tech tools are paying big dividends for real estate pros with help from Jeff Lobb of SparkTank Media and Kenny Truong of eXp Realty
Here's the real estate tech worth knowing in 2021
Opinion
In 'Best Use of New Tech Brainstorm: An Inman Workshop' at Connect Now, moderators Jeff Lobb and Kenny Truong led a discussion that balanced the best of today's tech tools with some unique, off-market creative solutions
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 18
'Never get too comfortable': 5 tips for surviving a market reshuffle
With the right tools, pivoting amid change is possible, Amie Quirarte of Tahoe Luxury Properties and Nina Dosanjh of Vanguard Properties told a virtual Connect Now audience
Will 2021 be the death of the office? These professionals say 'no way'
Panelists at Connect Now on Thursday argued that while office space should be reevaluated and evolve as needed on an annual basis, it should not go away for good
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 17
How indie brokerages can thrive in 2021
To thrive in the new year, indies must be ready to quickly shift to their clients' new needs and get ready to network with agents across the country and the globe
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 17
After CoStar acquisition, Homesnap vows loyalty to Broker Public Portal
Homesnap CEO John Mazur and HomeLight CEO Drew Uher both explained why they're not directly competing with Zillow during an Inman Connect Now session Thursday
by Patrick Kearns Dec 17
What's standing in the way of a national MLS? A lack of teamwork
Thad Wong, the CEO of @properties, revealed the big roadblock to a national broker-agnostic search platform during an Inman Connect Now session Thursday
by Patrick Kearns Dec 17
Future-proof your business in 2021
During an Inman Connect Now session Thursday, panelists offered six strategies to help make sure your business thrives no matter what 2021 throws your way
Brad Inman's 9 pieces of advice for 2021 and beyond
Inman founder Brad Inman kicked off December's Connect Now conference with some sage advice about how agents can continue to thrive through uncertain times
by Marian McPherson Dec 17
Close the deal by guiding clients and listening to their needs
During a workshop at Connect Now on Thursday, real estate experts explained how to best guide a client to close and get rid of obstacles that might get in the way
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 12
EasyKnock founder: 'Agents have to differentiate themselves'
EasyKnock CEO Jarred Kessler argued during Inman Connect Now Thursday that agents need to show that they're on the cutting edge
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 12
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
'Our differences are not divisions': Brad Inman's lessons from the road
The real estate industry displayed 'humility, grace and guts' in what's been a difficult year for many, Inman said during his opening address at Connect Now on Thursday
by Patrick Kearns Nov 12
Get your networking on! 4 tips for connecting in the age of COVID-19
Networking isn't about meeting someone on LinkedIn, having a good discussion, and promising to follow up at a later date and time. It goes far beyond that, especially today. Here are a few timely tips
by Anna Johansson Nov 5
In 2021, use your marketing budget on personal touches
Avoid the glitz and glamour next year, and get back to tried-and-true personal touches when it comes to connecting with clients
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 20
11 do's and don'ts to building a rock-solid personal brand
BrandFace leaders Michael Carr and Tonya Eberhart share the steps to creating a brand that engages consumers, sparks growth and crushes the competition
by Marian McPherson Oct 20
4 can't-miss real estate events happening virtually this fall
Even though events are held virtually now, they still offer tremendous value — and a chance to connect with some of the best real estate experts in the world. Here are a few noteworthy digital happenings
by Victoria Kennedy Oct 2
Marketplace for land-focused agents could result in $500M in commissions
The deal with RealX will provide the Land Broker Co-op's 16,000 agents with a platform where they can connect directly to companies interested in leasing property rights
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 15
How to stop posting listings and start winning at social media
Marki Lemons-Ryhal and Katie Lance both said Tuesday that agents should post original content on social media and resist the urge to just share listings
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 15
Brokers share how they've thrived through the pandemic
Broker-owners Tiffany Curry and Jorge Guerra moderated a conversation between some of the nation's top leaders on how they've used digital tools to pivot
by Marian McPherson Sep 15
4 tips for upping your video marketing efforts
Agents Sue Pinky Benson and Brad McCallum on Tuesday shared how they turned video into a pivotal part of their business
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 15
Knock offers tips for timing the purchase and sale of a home
Stephen Freudenberg, director of national real estate at Knock, shared his thoughts during an Inman Connect Now session on Tuesday
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 15
RE/MAX broker: Embrace new ways or become 'extinct'
Agents and brokers need to embrace digital connections and a high-touch approach, leaders agreed at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Sep 15
The pandemic impact: Buyers want more space, less density
Redfin's chief economist and AirDNA's CEO discuss the trends they're seeing in the housing market at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Sep 15
Realogy chief: Entire homebuying experience won't go digital
Ryan Schneider said this week that digital real estate experiences are becoming more common, but in general, people still want to physically experience properties before buying
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 15
Brad Inman: You should be proud to be a real estate agent
During his opening address at Inman Connect Now, Inman advised agents to embrace change, look for opportunity and hold their heads high
by Patrick Kearns Sep 15
Hot markets, new opportunities: What agents across the country have to say about the industry
Dozens of agents from across the U.S. and Canada shared insights Tuesday during Inman Connect Now. Overall, they described active markets that have also changed during the tumultuous months of the coronavirus pandemic
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 4
How agents in the West are future-proofing their business
Agents are adapting to the new normal with Matterport tours, buyer prequalification requirements and by taking full advantage of the tools already available to them
Which Canadian markets are the hottest right now?
'Even in this time of strangeness that we're going through, we're feeling pretty confident across Canada,' Sandra Kirkland, a broker form Ontario, said at Inman Connect Now
How are agents in the Southeast thriving? By mixing the old and new
During Inman Connect Now's Southeast Regional Breakout, agents shared how they're using the digital and analog worlds to thrive through the pandemic
by Marian McPherson Aug 4
Midwest real estate pros predict a strong start to 2021
Panelists at the Inman Connect Now Midwest Regional Breakout session discussed their strategies for navigating the pandemic, how they're planning for contingencies and where they see the market headed next year
Agents' mental health must take priority as pandemic drags on
As the pandemic shows no signs of abating and the fight for racial justice continues, real estate CEOs say leaders must pay attention to the health and well-being of their agents
Fleeing New Yorkers are fueling markets in the Northeast
New York City buyers are buying based on the home and agnostic to location, looking as far south as Baltimore according to panelists at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Aug 4
EXp Realty wants to go head-to-head with Zillow and Redfin
At Connect Now, CEO Glenn Sanford shared why the company is launching a consumer-facing platform and why he believes agents need to make tough decisions with certain vendors
by Patrick Kearns Aug 4
COVID-19 may have silver lining for agents, iBuyers: Spencer Rascoff
The former Zillow CEO argued during Inman Connect Now that crises such as the current coronavirus pandemic "have a terrific silver lining for innovators and entrepreneurs"
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 4
6 habits to adopt now if you want to build wealth
Husband-and-wife team Wendy and Jay Papasan believe periods of crises can be a chance to refocus your financial journey and adopt wealth-building habits. They shared their strategies at Inman Connect Now
A more diverse real estate industry 'starts from within'
Nate Bowling moderated a Connect Now panel exploring how diversity and community outreach can be better addressed in the real estate industry
Opendoor CEO: Despite COVID-19, iBuyers are 'full steam ahead'
'When consumers demand experiences, that’s when innovation happens,' Opendoor CEO Eric Wu said Tuesday during Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Aug 4
Brad Inman: 'It is hard to imagine heaven while living through hell'
Opinion
During his opening remarks Tuesday at Connect Now, Brad Inman called for a new approach on the current strife real estate agents face and how the industry can make a difference
by Brad Inman Jun 5
NAR CEO on racial injustice: 'This is not a new issue'
Bob Goldberg reminded attendees at Inman Connect Now that equality and fairness in housing is the trade group's mission
Real estate industry of the future will focus on 'lifestyle over location'
Philosopher and entrepreneur Matthew Ferrara shared how health, economic and racial issues will push the real estate industry to focus on consumers' quality of life
by Marian McPherson Jun 4
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
Homesnap's Mazur: It's time for agents to go all in
In multiple talk tracks at Tech Connect, leaders in sales, fintech and proptech all agreed on one thing: The COVID-19 pandemic has totally changed how people market, sell and buy real estate
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 4
How the coronavirus pandemic is changing home financing
Vishal Garg and Adena Hefets discussed how the pandemic is impacting financing for homebuyers during a panel titled 'Advances in Ways to Buy a Home' at Inman Connect Now
RE/MAX CEO: 'If we sit and we watch, we’re not taking action'
Adam Contos discussed managerial strategies for leaders in uncertain times, wearing his values on a T-shirt and volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity on the battlefield
by Patrick Kearns Jun 4
Mike DelPrete: Don't call it a comeback (just yet)
Real estate tech strategist Mike DelPrete explains pre- and post-shelter-in-place market trends and how real estate agents can prepare for the future
by Marian McPherson Jun 4
Tips for finding happiness while working in real estate
Coach and team leader Katie Clancy said agents can find happiness — even if they haven't quite done so yet
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 3
The 10 most quote-worthy things Will Guidara said at Connect Now
In recognition of the restaurateur's eloquence and positivity, we wanted to highlight some of the best quotes from his Connect Now discussion on hospitality
These are the 2 things luxury buyers want right now
At Inman Connect Now, top luxury agents discussed how the pandemic has changed the wish lists and priorities of luxury buyers
Brokers talk culture and the future at Connect Now
The discussion centered around what actions brokers should take in upcoming months to move forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and national upheaval
CEO of realtor.com operator Move: 'The game's not over'
David Doctorow says realtor.com can contribute to 'helping consumers think about making great homes and, when needed, sell homes' in partnership with the industry
Here's why Compass chose to buy Contactually over other CRMs
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin gave a peek behind one of the biggest tech decisions at Compass of the past few years during a discussion at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Jun 3
Trulia co-founder Pete Flint tells agents to 'lean into' transaction revolution
During Connect Now, Trulia co-founder and NFX Managing Partner Pete Flint explained what agents must do to stay relevant during the digital transaction revolution
by Marian McPherson Jun 3
'We're watching recovery happen as we speak': Economists
The long-term prognosis is more optimistic than many think, economists from Zillow and Windermere said during a panel at Inman Connect Now on Wednesday
Compass CEO: 'It’s OK to not be OK in this time'
Robert Reffkin, one of the few African American leaders in the real estate industry, discussed how agents and allies can help the Black community
by Patrick Kearns Jun 3
'You can see someone smile through a mask': Hospitality during COVID-19
During a talk at Inman Connect Now, Inman Editor at Large Clelia Peters and New York City restaurateur Will Guidara discussed how to show hospitality in a world with coronavirus
Indie brokers struggle with racial unrest and coronavirus pandemic
Brokers advised evaluating whether social media messages might come off as 'tone-deaf' but disagreed on whether to express political opinions publicly at Inman Connect Now
Agents say they're busy amid pandemic, but challenges linger
Buyers and sellers appear to be returning to the market in many parts of the U.S., but inventory issues continue to plague many areas as well
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 2
3 ways the real estate industry is using data to power innovation
RESO CEO Sam DeBord and CMLS CEO Denee Evans led a three-part conversation about data access, privacy and policy, and how it impacts real estate
by Marian McPherson Jun 2
Why Aaron Kirman walked away from $400M in inventory
A number of real estate leaders urged agents to use the COVID-19 pandemic to reevaluate their current brokerage situation at Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Jun 2
Top indie brokers share how they've navigated 2020's unrest
Independent brokerage owners Thad Wong, Vanessa Bergmark and Kofi Nartey share how three months of social distancing made them and their businesses better
by Marian McPherson Jun 2
'Normal is over,' and agents need to lean on technology
'Million Dollar Listing' star Ryan Serhant said Tuesday that during a period of crisis, agents should turn to everything from Instagram to phone calls
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 2
Ryan Serhant: 'We need to stand with the Black community'
The 'Million Dollar Listing' star said during Inman Connect Now that Americans need to proactively fight racism
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 2
Howard Hanna CEO: Full impact of unemployment not yet known
Speaking at Connect Now, Helen Hanna Casey also highlighted migration trends her company is tracking due to the COVID-19 pandemic
by Patrick Kearns Jun 2
No more silence: 3 women leaders call on industry to address injustice
Anne Jones, Windermere Abode owner and designated broker; Veronica Figueroa, eXp Realty Figueroa Team founder; and Tiffany Curry, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' first Black broker-owner, ask industry to face issues of racism
by Marian McPherson Jun 2
Zillow CEO Rich Barton: 'This crisis feels a lot different'
Barton discussed what he calls 'the great re-shuffling' Tuesday at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Jun 2
Brad Inman: 'This is our digital spring'
In his opening address at Inman Connect Now, Brad Inman acknowledged the turmoil of recent months and called on real estate professionals to exercise empathy and be present for others by using the new technological tools available to them