7 ways to create meaningful relationships with your sphere
Real estate agents Jena Turner and Katie Clancy share how to leverage business systems to grow your sphere and deliver excellent service every time
by Marian McPherson Nov 17
@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
Spencer Rascoff: The transaction facilitator category needs a rebrand
Rascoff: iBuying will survive without Zillow, but companies that 'take the friction out of transactions' need a new name for their services
by Matt Carter Nov 16
WATCH: LA luxury agents on when to walk away
In this complete Luxury Connect session, Aaron Kirman of Compass and Tami Pardee of Pardee Properties offered a master class on navigating clients back to reality
by Inman Nov 15
WATCH: Ryan Serhant on an impending luxury slump
Jade Mills, Ryan Serhant, Gary Gold and Mauricio Umansky tell a Luxury Connect crowd how to prepare themselves and clients for a possible downturn
by Inman Nov 12
All gas, no brakes: Knock speeds into Detroit en route to 75 markets
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, Knock revealed a new slogan, 'In agents we trust'
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 4
WATCH: Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in conversation with Brad Inman
In this complete interview from Connect, the Compass CEO discusses his company's approach to technology and why brokers need to make decisions with the next decade in mind
by Inman Nov 4
WATCH: Brad Inman urges agents to embrace the future
Founder Brad Inman shares what agents can do to stay relevant in the wake of venture capitalists and tech giants
by Inman Nov 3
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
5 key takeaways for real estate investors from Inman Connect
From the first steps to take in order to find success to how to meet changes in the housing market head-on, speakers at Inman Connect Las Vegas shared their biggest secrets
How NAR and multiple listing services fail brokers
Greg Robertson and Victor Lund don't hold back on why obtaining MLS data should be easier and why the National Association of Realtors' policy should be enforced
The top things we learned about luxury at ICLV 2021
From where the market is headed to how to succeed with authenticity in marketing and branding, Luxury Connect in Las Vegas packed a punch. Inman unpacks the big event
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 29
4 simple ways to create a positive culture at your real estate brokerage
'I believe that you can't oversee from afar,' Creig Northrop told an in-person audience at Inman Connect Las Vegas on Thursday
After losing his mom in shooting, Chris Singleton stresses empathy
The motivational speaker told an audience of agents that his personal experience of loss — his mother was killed in the 2015 Charleston church shooting — shaped his views on empathy and understanding
by Daniel Houston Oct 28
The line between real estate teams and brokerages is blurring
Team leaders Tommy Choi and Renee Funk discussed at Inman Connect Las Vegas the stellar successes teams are seeing in the real estate industry today, and why that's going to continue
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
Venture capital 'won’t stop flowing' into real estate: Fifth Wall
Brad Greiwe, co-founder of Fifth Wall Ventures, said that the investor opportunity in the real estate industry is 'too massive to ignore'
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 28
Move CEO David Doctorow pushes back on anti-portal rhetoric
The top executive at realtor.com's parent company said agents remain essential customers for listing portals, even as companies offer services to buyers and sellers
by Daniel Houston Oct 28
Side CEO: 'Legacy players extract way more value than they create'
In an interview at Inman Connect Las Vegas, Side CEO Guy Gal claimed that the industry doesn't want consumers to know how many deals are handled by part-time agents
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 28
Why Greg Schwartz left 'the portal war' for the mortgage industry
Tomo co-founder and CEO Greg Schwartz shares what's wrong with the mortgage industry and how tech can revolutionize the consumer experience
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
'We're transforming the industry': Side CTO Ed Wu
Two top technology execs, Ed Wu of Side and Chris Cox of Keller Williams, discussed their respective approaches to the ubiquitous conundrum of how to best serve agents with 'self-contained' tech
by Craig C. Rowe 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
3 keys to a successful 2022: Video, consumer education and diversity
Focusing on video content, educating the community and increasing industry diversity are all integral to success in the new year, speakers at Inman Connect Las Vegas said Thursday
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
Don't punt on real estate investing: San Francisco 49ers placekicker
Ex-NFL placekicker Doug Brien, now of Mynd, and Gary Beasley of Roofstock told Inman Connect Las Vegas guests they should feel confident investing in single-family rentals
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 28
Reaching disadvantaged buyers requires rethinking the incentives
Cyril Berdugo of Landis Technologies and Charles Myslinsky of OJO Labs discussed how tech companies can reach disadvantaged homebuyers and make money in the process
by Daniel Houston Oct 28
The transaction of the future is all cash and requires less paperwork
Clelia Peters asked speakers during an Inman Connect panel a series of rapid-fire questions about how agents and real estate tech companies would handle real estate transactions in the future
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 27
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
The 4 biggest real estate trends to bet on in 2022
Clelia Peters and Homeward CEO Tim Heyl shared with the Inman Connect audience the industry trends every real estate professional should be following
Robert Reffkin wants Compass to be the Amazon of real estate
The Compass CEO shared insight into his company's approach to technology and why brokers need to make decisions with the next decade in mind
by Marian McPherson Oct 27
RE/MAX, KW chiefs: Prepare now for a changing market
Agents need to decide if they want to be a 'tech-enabled fiduciary' or an 'Uber driver who opens doors,' according to Keller Williams President Marc King
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 27
'Show people who you are, not what you do' on Instagram and TikTok
Social media mavens Shannon Milligan and Giselle Ugarte shared proven best practices for marketing with micro-video on TikTok and Instagram
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 27
Brad Inman challenges agents to embrace the future: 'This is your time'
Inman founder Brad Inman shares how venture capitalists and tech giants have changed the industry and what agents can do to stay relevant in the future
by Marian McPherson Oct 27
Female agents: Stop waiting for permission to become a leader
A powerhouse group of female real estate leaders took the Inman Connect Las Vegas stage on Wednesday to share their stories and encourage other women in the industry to be empowered and step into their own as leaders
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 27
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
Keller Offers exec: iBuying is a golden opportunity for agents
RJ Jones, head of Keller Offers, told Inman Connect Las Vegas that the increase in iBuyers and alternative transaction models are driving professionalism and give the industry a lot to look forward to
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 26
To bring agents back to the office, start small and be flexible
'We realized that relationships matter and that face-to-face contact is irreplaceable,' said Vanguard Properties' Nina Dosanjh when discussing the return to office at Inman Connect.
Brokers: 'Leverage everything you can' to get agents leads
From inside sales agents and online leads to repeat and referral business, brokers need to pull out all the stops to help agents generate leads
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 26
'We can’t be generalists': How broker-owners compete for agents
Technology is essential for any broker-owner — but so is achieving buy-in from agents; two experts discuss the topic at Inman Connect
by Daniel Houston Oct 26
'Most agents are time-poor': Why tech needs to cut through the crap
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, 4 proptech executives discussed how technology can be used to empower agents to save time, flatten work processes and better serve clients
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 26
What do 'one-stop shop' brokerages offer agents?
As more real estate brokerages provide mortgage, title and closing services, it's not only consumers who are faced with a choice, but also agents
by Matt Carter Oct 26
Why now is the time to prepare for a market cool down
Inman Connect speakers offer tips on how to prepare for the unexpected at a time when everybody is still focusing on rising home prices
You're an agent who wants to be an investor: 4 ways to get in the game
Some of the most successful agents practice what they preach by investing in real estate. Inman Connect Las Vegas speakers shared 4 key tips for how agents can get started
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 26
5 smart ideas for agents who want to stay nimble in uncertain times
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, Amie Quirarte of Tahoe Luxury Properties and Kymber Menkiti of Keller Williams offered tips for agents who want to stay ahead of the curve
by Daniel Houston Oct 26
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
Luxury leaders agree: digital marketing rests on authenticity
Whether it's over Zoom or through email, digital marketing and outreach is now the starting point of every interaction, and it has to be strategic enough to pull the prospect deeper into an eventual personal interaction
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 25
Referral networks key to serving affluent clients in faraway markets
Affluent millennials and Gen Xers looking to buy second and third homes in distant markets are an opportunity for global luxury brokerages
by Matt Carter Oct 25
Wealth, taxes and politics: The Las Vegas housing market's wild ride
Home values in the gambler's paradise recently eclipsed records from the 2006 housing bubble. As Inman Connect Las Vegas kicks into gear, agents describe a remarkable run
by Daniel Houston Oct 25
The insider's guide to Inman Connect Las Vegas
Inman’s Global Head of Community, Laura Monroe, gives the lowdown on everything you need to know to have the best Inman Connect Las Vegas experience
by Laura Monroe Oct 20
How to get the most out of your conference: 10 tips for Inman Connect Las Vegas
Seasoned conference-goer and Homeward Partner Lead Julie Youngblood offers advice for maximizing your Inman Connect Las Vegas experience
by Julie Youngblood Oct 18
Allison Chiaramonte on selling a $29M Park Avenue penthouse
The biggest challenge in a recent Manhattan sale that Chiaramonte brokered was not the high price point, but rather finding a buyer willing to renovate a co-op
by Libertina Brandt Oct 15
Here are the finalists for the 2021 Inman Golden I Club
The Golden I Club recognizes excellence in luxury real estate, and this year's finalists are an especially impressive group. Winners will be honored at Luxury Connect, Oct. 25-26, 2021
by Inman Oct 12
3 moments that made Orchard's Court Cunningham
From building a wooden desk to going into work with his dad, Orchard founder Court Cunningham shares the moments that led him to success. Read about the 3 moments that sharpened his leadership skills ahead of his appearance at Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Libertina Brandt Sep 30
How to manage expectations and move sellers to realism
Join us for Luxury Connect, Oct. 25-26, in Las Vegas to find out secrets on how to navigate tricky conversations, price homes right, and manage client expectations with Tami Pardee and Aaron Kirman
by Inman Sep 29
Facebook’s community manager Kara Cronin on building a meaningful network
How to build community, show up authentically in your work and create a life you love
by Inman Sep 28
How agents can leverage Canva for better marketing campaigns
At Connect Now on Tuesday, Marki Lemons-Ryhal, a renowned real estate educator, broke down how agents can leverage the design website, Canva, for free
by Libertina Brandt Sep 22
'Pick one thing': To grow your brand, agents say to take baby steps
Top real-estate agents gave their insight into building a personal brand at a recent Inman Connect Now session
by Daniel Houston Sep 21
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
How a top Houston Realtor stalks social media for perfect closing gifts
At Connect Now on Tuesday, Dee Dee Guggenheim Howes, a top Houston Realtor, revealed how she stays ahead of the competition by monitoring her clients' social media
by Libertina Brandt Sep 21
Tomo's CEO on the mortgage industry: 'It's like going to the DMV'
During a conversation with Brad Inman at Connect Now, Greg Schwartz said 'mortgage is the catastrophe of the real estate transaction,' and shared how Tomo is changing that
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 21
A new wave of luxury buyers: Business models and trends to watch
How to leverage changes in the luxury market into advantages and opportunities
by Inman Sep 13
Inman announces the Inman Connect Las Vegas Ambassador Team
Today, Inman proudly announces the Inman Connect Las Vegas #ICLV Brand Ambassador Team
by Laura Monroe Sep 3
Hit replay! 3 social media marketing videos from Inman Connect events
Here's how to further your social media reach, maximize your profiles and generate leads on Instagram — on a dime
by Inman Sep 2
How to jump-start your 2022 growth plan now
Set yourself up for success, no matter what
by Inman Aug 29
Prices go up Sept. 1 for Inman Connect Las Vegas and New York
Overcome your biggest challenges and prepare for what's to come with actionable strategies and tactics
by Inman Aug 27
5 simple ways agents can improve their online presence
At Connect Now, social media strategist Chelsea Peitz broke down how agents can utilize the '5 S' strategy to amp up their digital presence
by Libertina Brandt Aug 24
How a people-centric mindset helped 2 teams top their markets
Top teams in Florida and California got there by picking the right agents and helping them grow, their leaders said at Connect Now
by Daniel Houston Aug 24
Real CEO breaks down the brokerage's 4 pillars of tech
Tamir Poleg, CEO and co-founder of virtual brokerage Real, discussed the influence technology has on the company at Connect Now on Tuesday.
by Libertina Brandt Aug 24
How to bring sellers back to reality as the market cools
After a year of booming home price growth and bidding wars, the market is slowing down. 2 leading brokers share how to help sellers deal with the shift
by Marian McPherson Aug 24
WATCH: Top real estate pros keep it real about market shifts
Today’s the day! Join us virtually for Connect Now to learn creative tips and tactics to keep you ahead in this and every market
by Inman Aug 24
Last call! Inman Connect New York presale is selling out
It’s where real estate pros will plan how to get ahead in 2022
by Inman Aug 19
Learn how top producers are growing through the market shifts
Strategize, network and workshop for new takeaways to help your business thrive
by Inman Aug 18
UPDATE: 100 more presale tickets released for Inman Connect New York
This is your last chance to be a part of the conversations that’ll frame the future of our industry for the best price
by Inman Aug 17
Nominations close this Friday for the prestigious Inman Golden I Club
The highest honor in luxury real estate, the Golden I Club is accepting nominations only until Friday, Aug. 20. Winners will be celebrated at Luxury Connect, Oct. 25-26, 2021
by Inman Aug 16
Inman Innovator Awards 2021: Nominations close this Friday
Nominations close this Friday, Aug. 20, for the 2021 Inman Innovator Awards. The winners will be honored at Inman Connect Las Vegas in October
by Inman Aug 16
New Insights into Luxury Connect: Who’s speaking and about what?
Updated agenda, new speakers and a fresh new take on how to succeed in today’s luxury market — explore the Luxury Connect agenda and speakers now!
by Inman Aug 4
Update: Announcing the agenda for Luxury Connect
Join us at Luxury Connect in Las Vegas Oct. 25-26th
by Inman Jul 29
Agents can take charge of their social media using these tools, tips
During a recent Connect Now workshop, a top social media expert said one of the biggest mistakes agents make is being hands-off with their social media pages
by Daniel Houston Jul 20
How to leverage technology and win bidding wars
At Connect Now on Tuesday, Mark Choey, founder and CEO of HighNote, spoke to two California-based agents about how technology is helping them close deals
by Libertina Brandt Jul 20
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