Billion-dollar brokers reveal their secrets to success
At Inman Connect on Tuesday, Brad Inman spoke to Jonathan Spears and duo Dolly and Jenny Lenz about the factors that led to the success of recent deals
by Libertina Brandt Jul 20
'It’s the repetition that gets results': Agents share their farming pro tips
Meetups and mailers are still the backbone of real estate farming, but agents at Inman Connect on Thursday said email is an increasingly powerful tool
by Daniel Houston Jun 17
4 ways to create a winning customer experience
At Inman Connect, Zillow's Racquel Russell offered 4 tips on how agents can make customers feel special while also setting sights on long-term growth
Crypto in real estate: How new tech may affect contracts, transactions
Shortly after facilitating a transaction with cryptocurrency, Propy CEO Natalia Karayaneva discussed the technology's future at Inman Connect
by Daniel Houston Jun 17
RE/MAX CEO on why agents need a data-driven approach to sales
RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos told Inman Connect attendees on Thursday, 'You can't help people if you have fragmented or incorrect data'
Inman Connect panelists debate the merits of the post-pandemic office
At an Inman Connect session on Wednesday, real estate professionals debated what the future working environment will look like for their agents
by Daniel Houston Jun 17
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
Ryan Schneider shares the blueprint for Realogy's digital future
From virtual title closing services and staging to iBuying, Ryan Schneider is banking on Realogy's ability to lead the real estate industry into the digital age
by Marian McPherson Jun 16
Summer market will be hot, but not scorching, economists say at Inman Connect
Daryl Fairweather of Redfin and Jeff Tucker of Zillow said during a panel that the market would continue to be strong through the end of 2021
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 16
Kris Lindahl and Terrence Murphy Sr. on scaling expansion teams
At Inman Connect, Lindahl and Murphy noted that team leaders need to know who they are, and stick to their team's roadmap in order to find success in scaling
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 16
New tools to unlock trapped home equity could boost home sales
During an Inman Connect session Tuesday, founders of Point and EasyKnock said they're out to revolutionize the concept of homeownership
by Matt Carter Jun 15
Why teams should focus on the customer experience over growth
Teams of agents play a crucial role in real estate, but some are focusing on the wrong metrics, experts said at Inman Connect
by Daniel Houston Jun 15
Keller Williams’ president on tech, the future of real estate and that IPO
Keller Williams President Marc King knows the real estate industry is experiencing disruption, but he believes consumers will continue turning to agents as trusted fiduciaries
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 15
Compass CEO not ready to kiss brick-and-mortar locations goodbye
At Inman Connect on Tuesday, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin shared what post-IPO life is like, his plans to expand Compass' tech offerings and why the office isn't going away
by Marian McPherson Jun 15
Brad Inman calls for bold leadership on pocket listings, NIMBYism
During a speech kicking off Inman Connect, Inman said that the industry has evolved quickly during difficult times, but needs bold leadership to overcome challenges that are holding up supply
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 15
WATCH: Hot market forecast: What to expect this summer
Top economists from Zillow and Redfin talk to Katie Kossev at next week's Inman Connect. Catch a sneak peek right here
by Inman Jun 11
Opendoor CEO Eric Wu: Most online buyers still rely on agents
At Inman Connect on Wednesday, Wu told Brad Inman that while users are increasingly comfortable selling their homes directly online, most buyers still lean on agents
by Daniel Houston Jun 11
Connecting with Veronica Figueroa: Our new normal demands world-class service
Ahead of Inman Connect, the eXp Realty team leader says agents have the chance to offer service that keeps clients coming back
Connecting with Stephanie Anton at The Corcoran Group
Ahead of her speaking engagement at Inman Connect next week, the senior vice president of Corcoran affiliates told Inman the new normal is all about change
Inman Connect events ticket sale extended through June 1
Come for the content, stay for the fun!
by Inman Jun 1
Last call for Inman Connect Las Vegas early-bird pricing
It’s where the best and brightest will be this fall
by Inman May 27
5 people to watch at realtor.com as the company plots its next move
The News Corp. subsidiary is laser-focused on growing traffic and improving the consumer experience as it maintains its industry ties
by Andrea V. Brambila May 20
Instagram-savvy agents share how to spin gold on the platform
Real estate Instagram pros who spoke at Inman Connect Now on Tuesday stressed that agents should be authentic on the platform, and not worry too much about creating a ton of industry-specific content
by Lillian Dickerson May 18
How to create smart marketing that works during a crisis
Valerie Garcia, senior producer at branding agency 1000watt, shared her tips for creating a marketing plan that connects with consumers and guides them through market crises
by Marian McPherson May 18
'We're turning every consumer into an iBuyer': Ribbon CEO
The founders of two cash-offer companies — Ribbon's Shaival Shah and Homeward's Tim Heyl — discussed how they are working to 'empower' agents at Connect Now
by Matt Carter May 18
May Motivation: Your real estate business is now up for renewal
As listings are selling fast, we know that change is coming. We’re ready — are you? Join us for Connect Now May 18, Inman Connect June 15-17, and Inman Connect Las Vegas Oct. 26-29
by Laura Monroe May 7
10 tactics for working with low inventory
At Inman Connect Now, San Francisco Bay Area agents offered advice for managing buyer and seller expectations, maximizing sale prices and getting more listings
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 21
How to navigate multiple offers: It comes down to money
From thoroughly vetting buyer finances to learning all about 'option money,' speakers at Connect Now shared how agents can help their sellers accept the best offer
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 20
4 tips for getting the most out of Clubhouse
The audio-only discussion app remains popular among real estate professionals. But those who want the most out of it should follow a few key practices
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 20
This is how you kill it in a sellers' market
Top agents Glennda Baker and Erica Solomon shared tips on thriving when inventory is at historic lows at Tuesday's Connect Now event
Top brokers reveal how they're coping with tight inventory
At Connect Now, brokers from around the country shared advice on keeping buyers motivated and sellers focused, surfacing new listings and accomplishing your goals without compromising your values
by Matt Carter Apr 20
The 3 biggest alternative financing methods disrupting real estate
In a Connect Now session Tuesday, Clelia Peters shared what agents need to know about the major players in transaction facilitation, mortgage alternatives and home equity access
by Kelsey Ramírez Apr 20
Spencer Rascoff: iBuyers not to blame for supply shortage
The former Zillow CEO touched on iBuying, real estate companies going public and 'global asset inflation' during a discussion at Connect Now
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 20
What the experts miss about the inventory crisis
At the April 20th Connect Now, Spencer Rascoff talks to Brad Inman about why iBuyers aren’t to blame for the inventory crisis. Watch a preview, grab your ticket, and join us
by Rachel Mastandrea Apr 19
Brand building: How to turn real estate insight into influence
Industry insight is the deep wisdom you collect along your career journey. How can you turn that insight into influence? Find out here
by Laura Monroe Apr 14
Keep your finger on the pulse! Top ways to gain real estate knowledge
Wow, does anyone else feel like the 'pulse of the market' is more like a rapid heartbeat at the moment? 
by Laura Monroe Mar 29
WATCH: Debating the future of teams at Connect Now
If you missed last week's Connect Now, you missed an intense, informative debate about how real estate teams drive growth. Watch it now
by Inman Mar 24
WATCH: Century 21 CEO Mike Miedler speaks at Connect Now
If you missed last week's Connect Now, you missed Century 21 CEO Mike Miedler in a revealing conversation with Inman's Clelia Peters. Watch it now
by Inman Mar 23
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
by Christy Murdock Dec 22
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