On a budget? 10 lead sources with no upfront costs
These companies help you keep a steady flow of leads coming at you without upfront costs
by Jimmy Burgess Jan 13
This is the year when 'agents have to go deep': BHGRE's Barry Jenkins
Jenkins, Better Homes and Gardens Native American Group chief marketing officer, sat down with Inman ahead of his appearance at Inman Connect New York later this month
by Marian McPherson Jan 12
Year of the off-market deal? DropOffer sees potential in 2023
Proptech DropOffer predicts the number of selling alternatives on the market will result in an increase in non-MLS deals in 2023
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 9
Patriots owner Robert Kraft inks record Palm Beach penthouse sale
The $23.75M sale marks the most expensive condo ever sold in Palm Beach, surpassing previous records in the high teens, according to appraisal firm Miller Samuel and property records
Here are the 30 most expensive home sales of 2022
The luxury real estate sector faced its ups and downs as the market entered a period of significant transition, but that didn't prevent luxury clients from making some stellar deals
by Lillian Dickerson Dec 30
BoxBrownie's new photography app to give agents a happy new year
'We are using a combination of Apple’s photo algorithms and our own. For every shot, the camera takes 45 to 70 photos which are condensed into 5 to 7 photos on the device,' the company said
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 27
Supra revamps website to 'reflect the brand's growing digital services'
The new website intends to 'make it easier than ever for customers to find what they need and experience the benefits our solutions offer,' the company said in a statement.
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 22
'Lego Movie' honcho inks $91M sale, rounding out biggest deals of 2022
Jonathan Burton, a video game designer, film producer and director behind more than 2 dozen Lego movies and games, sold the Malibu mansion at the wire to score 1 of the top deals of 2022
by Taylor Anderson Dec 22
10 tried-and-true closing techniques: How to seal the deal in 2023
These are the top closing techniques well-versed agents worth memorizing to handle potential objections from buyers and sellers
by Carl Medford Dec 22
How to find the right real estate coach (and know it's a fit)
Understanding your business needs will enable you to choose the right type of coaching. Then, you can dive in deeper to find a coach who's the right fit
by Missy Yost Dec 21
12 useful gift ideas your clients will actually want
It’s not too late to reach out to your clients this holiday season. Designer Antoinette Fargo offers 12 gift ideas for now — or to take you all the way through 2023
by Antoinette Fargo Dec 20
10 last-minute gift ideas for real estate agents this holiday season
It can be tough to find the right gift for the real estate agent in your life, and sometimes agents themselves aren't sure what they want. One of these might spark some interest
by Daniel Houston Dec 16
Two wolves fighting
The Sitzer/Burnett trial has been delayed until after a higher court rules on an appeal from HomeServices of America
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 16
The PLS to Supreme Court: Deny NAR petition in pocket listing suit
In a new brief, the former pocket listing service argues NAR limited competition to its Realtor-affiliated MLSs 'by conspiring to destroy the livelihood of any dissenting real estate agent'
by Andrea V. Brambila Dec 12
Florida first state to sue MV Realty over 40-year homeowner contracts
Following the launch of an investigation by regulators in North Carolina last month, Florida's attorney general's office says MV Realty's business practices 'shock the conscience'
Ready for explosive growth? Adopt these 7 daily habits
Success really can be achieved by consistently practicing these seven daily activities. If you work this plan, you will see results
by Jimmy Burgess Dec 1
71% of consumers expect personalized service. Here's how to deliver
Real estate marketing needs to be as personalized as possible for agents to best prepare for the market ahead, and its eventual rebound
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 30
These tech tools will upgrade your open house, from check-in to closing
A house may not sell that day to someone who came to see it, but no owner is going to scoff at the idea of more people seeing the house they need to sell
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 30
saw, sharp, cut
The company won the 2022 Pitch Battle sponsored by the National Association of Realtors, claiming a $15,000 prize from Second Century Ventures, NAR's for-profit investment subsidiary
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 28
Florida home of Kitty Litter and Tidy Cat founder lists for $15M
Long River Ranch spans 1,025 acres in Arcadia. Edward Lowe and his wife, Darlene Lowe, kept part-time residence there while maintaining a residence in their home state of Michigan
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 22
Ivana Trump's 17-room Manhattan townhouse lists for $26.5M
The former wife of the 45th president purchased the 5-bedroom, 5-and-a-half-bathroom compound in 1992 for $2.5M after her divorce from Donald Trump was finalized
by Ben Verde Nov 16
Proptechs iGuide, HouseLens enter into software collaboration
Digital marketing and a compelling online presence will be more important than ever, especially on mobile devices, according to a new National Association of Realtors' report
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 14
Lone Wolf launches Leads+, lands deal with The Keyes Company
The seller-centric addition to Lone Wolf's broad suite of business software intends to unearth and secure listing leads for its users, coming at a time when they need it most
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 11
A misty forest
North Carolina regulators are investigating alleged predatory and deceptive practices by Florida-based MV Realty, which operates in 33 states and has more than 500 licensed agents
The Real Brokerage picks up 90 agents with Redline acquisition
Publicly traded real estate company The Real Brokerage has expanded its footprint in Canada with the acquisition of the 90-agent Redline Real Estate Group
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 7
Stingy buyers? Angry sellers? Nurturing clients through a shift
This month: After several consecutive years of a strong sellers’ market, an agent must help her clients accept a major market shift. What tools can her broker provide to enlighten these sellers who may have missed the 'peak,' but can still have an incredibly profitable sale?
by Anthony Askowitz Oct 31
Are you missing a quarter of potential clients with your marketing?
Who do you picture when you’re writing your property descriptions or choosing photographs? Make sure that you’re talking to all types of potential buyers, including those with disabilities
by Christy Murdock Oct 29
7 underutilized tech tools that'll make you look like a top producer
These underrated apps and tools can make you look seemingly flawless as you juggle the many aspects of your business with ease
by Jimmy Burgess Oct 28
Pacaso unveils sales certification program loaded with incentives
Called the Second Home Specialist Certification, the curriculum will expand agents' knowledge of the unique nature of selling high-end homes in destination markets
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 27
Chasing leads isn't enough. The agent's message has to work too
'Everyone wants to buy; no one wants to be sold.' Agents have to get the message right if they want their hard work generating leads to pay off, consultant Jon Cheplak said at Inman Connect
by Daniel Houston Oct 19
Listing Lessons: How I marketed a multimillion-dollar ranch and generated massive media coverage
Find out how Jackson Hole, Wyoming agent Latham Jenkins engaged his marketing expertise, media outreach and professional network to sell this one-of-a-kind ranch
by Latham Jenkins Oct 13
Nester unites nerds and contractors, lifts curtain on housing costs
The startup company's model is yet another great example of how real estate market and consumer services data can coalesce to improve how buyers and sellers respond to the market
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 3
BidMyListing secures $15M in additional funding, $20M to date
The company provides a conduit for real estate agents to bid money upfront for the opportunity to list properties. Funds provided will go toward general growth initiatives, a statement says
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 3
Judge 'baffled' why Anywhere won't give up NAR commission rule docs
Judge M. Page Kelley pushed back against the real estate holding company formerly known as Realogy, noting that NAR's broker commission rule is 'virtually identical' to that of MLS PIN
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 26
Zillow launches ShowingTime+ in bid to win over real estate agents
The new brand will house all existing products and services from ShowingTime, Bridge Interactive, dotloop and Zillow's Rich Media Experience team, executives confirmed to Inman
Here are the 5 things agents must master during a market shift
Top Keller Williams and eXp Realty team leaders Jim Roche and Terrence Murphy share how leaders can guide agents to success during a slowdown, at the Inman Connect Now virtual event
by Marian McPherson Sep 22
70+ strategies to generate listings in today's market
No matter what the market conditions, a well-balanced real estate business requires listings. Here's how to find them
by Christy Murdock Sep 12
Broker Spotlight, Chris and Kara Resop, Managing Partners of The Agency Naples
This week our spotlight shines on Chris and Kara Resop, managing partners at The Agency Naples. They share their story of building a life, career, and thriving brokerage in sunny Naples Florida
by Dani Vanderboegh Sep 8
Back by popular demand, Zillow relaunches 'hide home' tool
Zillow has released a new tool to declutter the consumer search experience, a 'hide home' feature that shrouds already eliminated options
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 7
Wrigley gum heir unloads Aspen mansion for $30M, reports say
The roughly 7,500-square-foot property last sold for $8.4M in 2004. The 4-bedroom home features a gym, a game room, a bar, an outdoor deck and a hot tub with mountain views
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 31
MLS-listed homes sell for more, a new study claims. But there's 1 twist
Critics raise issues over conclusion that listing homes on the MLS is what caused higher sales prices and faster transactions, especially if NAR rules mean MLSs have a thumb on the scale
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 31
What is 'Barbiecore'? Design trend pretty in pink as 'Barbie' flick nears
The design trend of the moment includes — you guessed it — lots of pink, frills, vintage finds, florals, curvy furnishings and beds evocative of clouds. Barbie wouldn't have it any other way
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 26
Colorado MLS first to rescind controversial listing display rule
After nearly 2 decades, REcolorado has eliminated NAR's optional no-commingling rule, which is the subject of an antitrust lawsuit
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 25
WATCH: How will buyer's agents make money if the DOJ wins?
The ongoing lawsuits and investigation into US industry practices could alter how buyer's agents make money on the typical home sale, panelists said earlier this month at Inman Connect
by Daniel Houston Aug 25
Gary Keller nudges agents to keep slowdown in perspective
The founder of Keller Williams reminds agents that it's still a seller's market and stresses lead generation amid the ongoing slowdown
by Daniel Houston Aug 23
Win your next open house with these smart lead capture apps
Now that things are stabilizing, at least in terms of competition, agents will need to do more to market their in-person open house, and ensure those who show up are made part of their CRM
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 23
Larry Ellison lists North Palm Beach oceanfront home for $145M
The move comes a little over 1 year after purchasing the property for $80M, and about 2 months after buying a separate $173M estate in nearby Manalapan from tech entrepreneur Jim Clark
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 17
$8,733 per square foot? A Laguna Beach spec home breaks a record
Tim Smith of the Smith Group at Coldwell Banker Realty closed the record-breaking deal after receiving multiple offers on the 5,000-square-foot Orange County, California, property
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 17
Walkthrough woes: 7 things that cause pre-closing stress
By the time buyers attend the final walkthrough, they may be stressed out and nitpicking. Here are the items that may set them off, along with ways to offset their frustrations
by Cara Ameer Aug 8
Homebuyers sue REX after losing $140K in wire fraud scam
The complaint alleges negligence and breach of fiduciary duty after an unknown third party impersonated the brokerage's title company and sent the buyers fraudulent wiring instructions
MarketBuy's open offer listing model officially makes US debut
MarketBuy's Will Farmer leads its official expansion into the states as its North American head of growth. He will attend Inman Connect, eager to pitch what the company can do for listings
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 28
Commission study paid for by HomeServices comes under fire
The study argues that decoupling commissions would harm first-time, low-income, and minority buyers, but critics like the Consumer Federation of America say it's based on a faulty premise
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 27
Get noticed! How to bring the sexy back to your listing
It’s time to get back to what we do best: Getting those listings noticed
by Troy Palmquist Jul 26
Are things feeling off? How to reset expectations with a client mid-relationship
Find out how to have those important conversations and provide timely information to successfully reset client expectations
by Stan Ponte Jul 25
New search engine helps buyers span digital divide in rural areas
Broadband service remains a challenge for large swaths of America. Rural internet service is a key part of the Biden administration's $1.2T infrastructure bill, in which it was allotted $65B
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 18
How to ease seller fears of a cooling market
If sellers are getting anxious, here's how to help them feel better about their odds of a timely sale during a market shift
by Rachael Hite Jul 15
Are sellers aiming too high? Price cuts abound throughout the US
More sellers dropped their asking prices in June almost everywhere in the US. In some places, more than half of homes for sale saw a cut
by Daniel Houston Jul 14
What to do when a customer calls about a home that is sold
For too many agents, a call after the listing is sold is ignored. Instead, make it an opportunity and a springboard for adding value
by Tom Toole Jul 11
Matterport continues its expansion by acquiring VHT Studios
Company says purchase will help it ‘expand further into the real estate industry,’ as it specializes in providing brokers and agents with high-quality photography and other marketing services
by Taylor Anderson Jul 8
New York's priciest listing, once asking $169M, returns to market
The Alexander Team takes over after SERHANT. listed the 8,255-square-foot penthouse last year. Now, the Alexander Team is in search of a 'true collector' to determine the value of the home
by Taylor Anderson Jul 8
More than 700 agent steering calls suggest price-fixing, lawyers charge
In new court filings in the Moehrl case, lawyers singled out hundreds of phone calls — far more than previously reported — in which agents steered business away from discount brokerage REX
4 commission charts that explain both sides of the Moehrl conflict
The homeseller plaintiffs hope to show the need for change in how agents are paid, while NAR and major real estate franchisors aim to show the status quo is working just fine
It's baaack! Homebuyer commission suit against NAR rises from ashes
On Wednesday, 8 homebuyers filed an amended complaint, once thought to be dead, against NAR, Realogy, Keller Williams and others alleging NAR rules have inflated agent commissions
Los Angeles, Manhattan sweep biggest city deals of 2022 (so far)
From Beverly Hills to Billionaire's Row, home sales in LA and NYC towered above normally hot Miami and San Francisco, according to an analysis of the top 10 city deals since October 2021
Honey, pull over! How this agent gets 33,000 listing video views for $200
Of course, you'll feature that listing on the MLS, but how do you take your marketing to the next level with YouTube? Learn how to create targeted ads to get your latest listing more exposure
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 7
'Rocky Mountain High': 10 top ranch and mountain deals of 2022 (so far)
Aspen, Colorado, a winter playground for the rich and famous, produced 4 out of the 10 biggest mountain and ranch transactions since October, according to a new analysis by Inman
'Longstanding conspiracy': Why the bombshell commission suit matters
Millions of homesellers across the country may be able to seek billions in damages for commissions they paid to buyer agents between 2015 and 2020. Here's why it matters
Palm Beach, Malibu clinch biggest luxury beach sales of 2022 (so far)
Palm Beach, Malibu and the Hamptons drew luxury homebuyers seeking more tranquil post-pandemic lifestyles, according to an analysis of the top 10 beach transactions since October 2021
'Radical' and 'doomed': The case against the 'bombshell' Moehrl suit
The real estate establishment's latest salvo against the so-called 'bombshell' buyers' agent case is a sprawling, 3,000-page argument against granting class-action status in the Moehrl federal suit
Tim Heyl lays out the 3 key issues Power Buyers should focus on today
Power buyers became synonymous with cash offers during the first 2 years of the COVID housing market. Homeward's CEO shares what's next for the sector ahead of Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Taylor Anderson Jul 1
Shut the front door! This 1 design choice can net sellers $6,500 more
Homebuyers love bold neutrals on front doors, while they eschew unorthodox shades like pink and cement grey, according to survey results released Thursday by Zillow
by Marian McPherson Jun 23
BidMyListing aims to win listing leads with direct payments to sellers
Fresh off a $5M seed round in April, the Altman Brothers-endorsed startup is banking on the idea that the industry will see its bidding process as a more direct marketing expense
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 23
What other agents are highlighting (and hiding) in listing photos
Using fancy computer techniques, researchers analyzed more than 14,000 photos of homes for sale. From bedrooms to decks, here are the most popular features
by Daniel Houston Jun 22
5 tips for starting a coaching program at your brokerage
Coaching encompasses a constant evolution of learning and implementation to help agents build their businesses. As many teams shift from professional development into coaching, these strategies can help
by Christian Barnes Jun 16
How to lead with strategic thinking
Leading your team to success can be filled with many hurdles. Practicing strategic thinking in your leadership will show your team a clear path to their goals
by Rainy Hake Austin Jun 15
Moliving's nomadic hotel concept to pop up 1st site in NY's Hudson Valley
Out to 'democratize the hotel industry,' new modular home manufacturer aims to turn landowners into sustainable hoteliers in weeks, not years
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 14
6 steps to increase diversity in both your office and business plan
Studies show that businesses that embrace diversity are more successful than their competitors. Team leaders should reevaluate their workplace and business plan for growth for today's modern consumer
Compensation frustration: Here are 9 alternatives to your non-compete
The truth hurts. Your non-compete may be holding your team back from retaining talent
by Donald "Dek" Bake Jun 13
‘Call, text, email and hope to still get drinks’: How agents connect in 2022
A plethora of communication options for agents exist, but real estate agents told Inman email is still the best option for managing transactions and covering your tail if trouble comes calling
by Marian McPherson Jun 10
Move acquires real estate agent marketplace UpNest
Move has acquired real estate agent marketplace UpNest for an undisclosed amount. UpNest will be used to bolster Realtor.com's buyer and seller services, the company said
by Marian McPherson Jun 8
Smart Home Tech: Your smart switch buying guide
If you're looking to add updated smart home elements to your home or your latest listing, smart switches may be a great place to start
by Brandon Doyle Jun 7
Before you take the plunge: What to know before becoming a part-time agent
Ready to begin your real estate career by going part-time? Part-time agent Joel Lock offers his tried-and-true advice for agents taking the dual-career plunge
by Joel Lock Jun 6
A $100M island sold in 4 months: The moves behind this agent's deal
After Great Island failed to sell, Douglas Elliman agent Jennifer Leahy succeeded where other agents failed by leaning on her network, building community ties and thinking outside the box
Delta Media's new product makes a 'Pitch' to the maturing CMA sector
Another major proptech player recognizes that agents need every advantage they can muster when competing for listings in a market unfit for producing them
by Craig C. Rowe May 24
Stop, look, listen: Focus on what sellers are NOT saying at listing presentations
Clients tell you so much, not only with what they say but how they decorate, how they interact with each other and what they don’t say. If you’re not actively listening and asking questions from the beginning, it will come back to bite you later in the process.
by Christine Carr May 24
Rockstar Energy Drink founder sets Utah record, $39.6M home purchase
Paul Benson of Engel & Völkers represented both Weiner and the seller — development company Iluminus Group — which was founded by David and Joe Ostrander, in the spec home deal
by Lillian Dickerson May 19
Team of rivals: Zillow and Redfin partner to syndicate 3D Home tours
Listing agents using Zillow 3D Home tours no longer have to manually add their tours to Redfin. This is the second partnership between the 2 real estate search portal rivals since 2019
by Marian McPherson May 18
Oh, shift! What agents need their clients to understand fast
It can be easy to get caught up in the momentum of the market and forget the person who is operating on your behalf is working tirelessly to do so
by Cara Ameer May 13
Can you answer these 10 common questions about your new listing?
Only a small percentage of agents can answer these ten questions about their listings. Are you one of the select few who can? 
by Bernice Ross May 13
Find hidden listings in your market with a CMA-a-day campaign
Stop trying to sell homeowners on selling their homes. Instead, offer value with this simple, proven technique for listing lead gen
by Tom Toole May 12
Want a piece of Facebook history? Even if you don't, it's yours for $5.3M
The Silicon Valley home where a young Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Sean Parker gave birth to the social media network — now known as Meta — has listed for $5.3M
by Lillian Dickerson May 11
Use seller leasebacks to give your clients more options
Providing creative solutions to buyers and sellers, such as leasebacks, is a tangible way to add value for clients and create opportunities
by Julie Busby May 11
Working with sellers in a market shift: 7 dos and don'ts
Whether you've noticed or not, the market has already started to shift. Those who embrace the new reality and effectively coach their clients will come out ahead
by Carl Medford May 10
Debt-ridden Bel Air mega-mansion fails to nab $50M target at auction
As of the auction's closing bid on Monday, celebrity botox doctor Alex Khadavi's Bel Air mansion had gone for $46.76M, below the $50M reserve price set by bankruptcy courts
by Lillian Dickerson May 10
Full-service homegenius to boost CMA IQ of LeadingRE brands
Computer vision, a standout feature of Geniusprice, is a technology enabling comparisons of properties' interior features by reading image metadata and finding specific items and finishes
by Craig C. Rowe May 9
Judge halts commission-sharing case alleging inflated buyer costs
Unlike 2 federal cases that claim seller costs are inflated by commission sharing, New Jersey homebuyer's lawsuit argued that buyers are the ones unfairly impacted
No, really, he's a keeper: Florida real estate listing includes ex-husband
Investors Gone Wild Realty broker Crystal Ball is advertising her 'wonderfully rehabbed ex-husband up for grabs as tenant' at the home she's listing at 3819 Quail St. in Panama City, Florida
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 29
A reverse arrow on a street
Three-judge panel concludes trade group must face allegations that the Clear Cooperation Policy was part of a group boycott to prevent The PLS from competing with multiple listing services
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 27
M. Ryan Gorman: Honestly, building tech for real estate is a 'nightmare'
M. Ryan Gorman, Coldwell Banker Real Estate CEO, and Brian Donnellan, CEO of Bright MLS, told an Inman Connect New York audience why the industry hasn't reached the 'latte vision' yet
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 22
Gary Keller singled out as 'head of conspiracy' as federal commission lawsuit accelerates
As oral arguments began Monday in the Sitzer federal commission case, plaintiffs questioned the role of buyer agents, what a world without NAR's commission policy would look like, and why they believe Keller is leading an antitrust conspiracy
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 19
Busted! 10 myths buyers and sellers believe about the current market
In today's wild market, there are plenty of bad ideas on both sides of the buyer/seller equation. Here's how to correct those misconceptions so that everyone can get what they want
by Cara Ameer 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
The essential real estate prospecting conversation-starters every listing agent needs
Remember, when you're cold-calling, you're serving — not selling. Here are 3 concepts and 6 dialogues that can help you communicate more effectively
by Darryl Davis Apr 8
Quiz: Guess how all those pandemic-era remodeling projects panned out
A new National Association of Realtors study details remodeling projects that brought the most joy and best returns on investment. Can you guess what they are? Take Inman's quiz to find out
by Taylor Anderson Apr 6
Millennials ditching starter homes will lead summer inventory boost
Realtor.com's latest housing report revealed 64% of homesellers plan to list their homes by October. Millennials are primed to lead the charge as they ditch starter homes for bigger abodes
by Marian McPherson Apr 6
Real estate hiring beats national job gains again in March
Brokerages and other real estate companies added 6,300 new jobs in March, a rate of payroll growth that exceeded that of the U.S. at large
by Daniel Houston Apr 1
Revive releases app to help sellers, agents manage pre-sale renovations
The app, called Revive Home, allows all parties involved in the renovations to communicate via direct chat, insert renovation updates and store critical documents
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 31
A comprehensive guide to finding inventory in today's market
Here, Inman has created an extensive resource for ways to find inventory — from old-school methods to more creative approaches — when it seems like there's nothing left on the shelves
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 30
As homebuyers pine for options, startups scramble to fill the void
A new class of tech company is responding to the home inventory shortage by taking sellers to the edge of the MLS — and sometimes beyond — with off-market appeals and more
by Daniel Houston Mar 29
Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen buys another Malibu pad for $44.5M
Months after buying a separate, record-shattering home down the street for $177M, Marc Andreessen and his wife Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen have purchased a second Escondido Beach home
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 24
The big mistakes new agents make, according to an LA agent to the stars
Ahead of Inman Connect New York, The Agency Principal Santiago Arana talks about the mistakes new agents make and how he made his way into the luxury real estate niche
by Ben Verde Mar 22
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
Zillow-owned StreetEasy is turning into a 'de facto MLS,' agents balk
StreetEasy announced on Monday that it would ban listings — not agents — who don't follow the platform's 24-hour listing policy. Agents are saying the change isn't enough
by Marian McPherson Mar 21
Spring Open House
The weeks leading up to the spring homebuying season have coincided with an uptick in open house activity unseen since before the pandemic, real estate agents told Inman
by Daniel Houston Mar 16
Will Washington be the second US state to limit love letters?
An effort to ban possibly discriminatory homebuyer love letters fell short in the Washington State Legislature, but could come back next year
by Daniel Houston Mar 10
What love letters? Homebuyer notes slow to resume since ban lift
The first legal 'love letters' have started to trickle in after Oregon's ban was halted last week. But so far, buyers are taking it slow
by Daniel Houston Mar 8
To call or not to call: What if FSBOs are on the Do Not Call list? 
Real estate professionals can — and should — help FSBOs and expireds make the most informed decisions about their real estate best interests
by Darryl Davis Mar 8
Judge orders Oregon to pause its homebuyer love-letter ban
A U.S. district judge agreed these letters can lead to discrimination, but said the state law goes too far in restricting free speech
by Daniel Houston Mar 4
Prices surged in February amid ‘extreme shortage of homes’
The median home-sale price rose to an all-time high of $363,975 in February, and Russia’s war on Ukraine is partially to blame, a new Redfin report says
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
Prospects on the fence? Here's how to get them to make a move
Overcome the client's uncertainty and lead them toward the best decision for their circumstances. Here's how to reach out to on-the-fence prospects, earn their trust and snag the client for life
by Tom Toole Mar 4
NAR asks court to scrap broker's suit over listing agent omission
Trade group calls out broker Grady Hillis of Arizona for 'repetitive and confusing allegations' in nearly 1,300-page amended complaint, which seeks $1.18B in punitive damages
$110M Silicon Valley estate could obliterate area price record
If the newly constructed Woodside estate sells for its list price, or anything close to that amount, the sale would decimate the current home price record for the area, which is $43.5M
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 25
America's most expensive home — The One — heads to auction Monday
The 105,000-square-foot mega-mansion is set for auction after a decade of struggles to complete and sell the property, including a failed attempt to turn the property into a crypto currency
by Taylor Anderson Feb 25
15 ways to make your property descriptions more inclusive
Describing a space in a way that appeals to all buyers isn’t ‘politically correct,’ it’s the law (and it’s just good business)
by Christy Murdock Feb 23
How real estate agents can work with RedfinNow
Redfin's iBuyer, RedfinNow, forgoes incentives for agents but offers a dedicated customer service team and local title options. Here’s how to get started
by Daniel Houston Feb 22
2 homes sell for $1M over asking: The moves behind the transactions
Bennett Hirsch and Nick Sandler, top-performing agents with The Agency, reveal what went into sales at 2420 Glendower Avenue in Los Feliz and 4091 Deervale Drive in Sherman Oaks
by Lillian Dickerson 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
Don’t take hot market for granted, California economist warns agents
Jordan Levine, the chief economist for the California Association of Realtors, delivers mixed forecast despite good economic outlook during an Inman Connect Now session Thursday
by Taylor Anderson Feb 17
18 ways to market your listing (and thrill sellers)
Show your sellers you mean business when it comes to getting their listing the exposure needed for a successful sale using these ideas from Million Dollar Listing LA stars
by James Harris AND David Parnes Feb 16
How real estate agents can work with Opendoor
Some agents use the iBuying leader as a tool to help clients find the best path for their needs. Here’s how to get started
by Taylor Anderson Feb 14
Zavvie to offer concierge pre-sale services through Revive
'Buyers are willing to pay more for a ready-to-live-in home,' says Michael Alladawi, co-founder of Revive
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 11
Want privacy as a luxury buyer? In info age, don’t count on it, agents say
Publicity around celebrities buying and selling homes has long been a given. That doesn't mean they like it. Agents told Inman that protecting clients' privacy has become a full-time job
by Taylor Anderson Feb 11
Readers call out the shadiest buyer boosting behavior in their markets: Pulse
In this wild market, some agents will do anything for a deal. We asked you to share the shadiest behavior you've seen on the part of buyers (and their agents)
by Inman Feb 9
19 tips for writing an airtight real estate contract
Ensure both you and your client are protected with practically perfect contract writing using these 19 tips
by Cara Ameer Feb 7