Will city-dwelling homeowners relocate after the pandemic?
Will the pandemic accelerate urbanization or lead to a reversal of the trend? With the country taking its first tentative steps out of quarantine, experts on both sides can point to facts backing up their theory
by Luke Babich | Jun 23
Under Armour founder unloads Federalist-style DC home for $17.2M
Kevin Plank, the sportswear company's founder, sold the Georgetown pied-a-terre after lowering the price from $29.5M
by Veronika Bondarenko | Jun 19
Why isn't luxury real estate more inclusive?
Black people often get left out of high-end real estate for a host of interconnected reasons: income disparities, home value disparities and outright discrimination
by Veronika Bondarenko | Jun 19
Condo board balks at DOJ decision to sell seized penthouse at discount
The Manhattan building's board believes the Justice Department's decision to sell the penthouse for $18M — a 70% discount — will impact values throughout the building
by Veronika Bondarenko | Jun 18
Ariana Grande buys $13.7M mansion above LA's Sunset Strip
The purchase comes not long after the pop star revealed that she was dating a real estate agent
by Veronika Bondarenko | Jun 16
Lesson Learned: Focus on quality over quantity
Iconic Atlanta broker Lisa Robinson of Engel & Völkers has built her reputation on the depth of her professional relationships
by Christy Murdock Edgar | Jun 15
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello buy Barry Bonds' former estate
Located in Beverly Hills, the main home boasts 17,100 square feet and is designed in the style of an Italianate villa
by Veronika Bondarenko | Jun 12
Entertainment mogul David Geffen buys LA luxury estate for $68M
The home, which Geffen bought from Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee President Casey Wasserman, has a long Hollywood history
by Veronika Bondarenko | Jun 11
Lesson Learned: Trust your instincts
As a luxury collection specialist at Engel & Völkers, Leah Robinson-Christian uses her experience, expertise, and strong people skills to offer a higher level of client service while growing her business
Brown Harris Stevens' agent platform 'couldn't have come at a better time'
The long-standing, NYC-based urban luxury independent has developed an agent productivity solution called MAIA. It rests on a Salesforce backbone
by Craig C. Rowe | Jun 5
These are the 2 things luxury buyers want right now
At Inman Connect Now, top luxury agents discussed how the pandemic has changed the wish lists and priorities of luxury buyers
by Veronika Bondarenko | Jun 3
How collaborating on listings benefits agents and sellers
When agents join forces to list a property, clients get the benefit of multiple agents — their knowledge, Rolodex, market experience and more. Here are a few more reasons to open yourself up to the possibility of collaborating with another agent
by Santiago Arana | Jun 3
Top agent Jordan Cohen on how coronavirus is changing the luxury market
'In a market like this, the best homes will sell but the ones that need an extensive remodeling have to be priced accordingly,' says RE/MAX luxury agent Jordan Cohen
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 29
This Maryland house has an entire village in the basement
It may look like just another mansion in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, but the basement hides a mini Main Street
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 28
Kerbox Media wants to see all agents in the video spotlight
Founded by a former Southern California agent, the creative services company focuses on all things real estate video, from market updates to Zoom-call coaching
by Craig C. Rowe | May 27
How Kofi Nartey transitioned from Hollywood actor to real estate mogul
Veteran real estate agent Kofi Nartey shares his 17-year journey from acting to becoming the broker-owner of his own luxury brokerage
by Marian McPherson | May 27
Lesson Learned: Operate from the client’s perspective
Now more than ever, NYC real estate broker Tania Isacoff Friedland keeps the focus on client needs to provide the best possible service
by Christy Murdock Edgar | May 25
Real estate is looking very different in the Hamptons this summer — here’s why
Top New York real estate agent Jamie Safier is seeing incredible growth in demand in the Hamptons as well as changes in what renters are looking for
by Christy Murdock Edgar | May 25
Luxury snapshot: Agents in high-end markets are staying busy
The market hasn't fully recovered yet, but agents in luxury markets around the US told Inman that deals are still happening and activity appears to be on the rise
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 22
Real estate at 10,000 feet? For luxury agents, helicopters allow work to continue
'When you're feeling cooped up, there's nothing better than feeling free,' Compass broker Seth O'Byrne told Inman
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 22
Sylvester Stallone's La Quinta mansion returns to the market
The Rocky actor bought it in 2010 for $4.5M and has been trying to sell it for years
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 21
Is this 'The Last Dance' for Michael Jordan's Chicago mansion?
The basketball great's $14.8M home has been on the market for eight years. Will "The Last Dance" give the listing a much-needed boost?
by Lillian Dickerson | May 18
How the coronavirus pandemic is reshuffling the luxury real estate market
Buyers are looking for homes in different places, and with different characteristics, than they did before COVID-19 brought chaos to the US
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 15
Pandemic unlikely to kill demand from foreign luxury buyers
The pandemic's chaos has upended many parts of the economy, but luxury agents believe international buyers will still gravitate toward the relative safety of the U.S. market
by Jim Dalrymple II | May 15
See inside a $100M Bel Air megamansion with 21 bathrooms
Known as UNICA, the 41,000-square-foot megamansion is designed to offer resort living at home
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 15
Keeping It Real: Preparing for a post-COVID-19 market
Opinion
Fear might be trying to grab the wheel, but if you let service and optimism drive, you’ll get there
by Peter Lorimer | May 14
Actor Rob Lowe's one-time Montecito home lists for $22.5M
The spacious California property is designed to look like a classic English manor
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 13
What does the luxury home auction market look like now? Laura Brady weighs in
As the CEO of an international luxury real estate auction firm, Laura Brady has her finger on the pulse of the industry. In this podcast, she shares how the market is shifting and adjusting today — plus the ins and outs of the auction process
by Byron Lazine | May 11
Sotheby's launches first-ever global luxury real estate portal in Mexico
Sotheby's International Realty partnered with business publication Expansión to showcase international listings to more than 15 million readers
by Marian McPherson | May 11
Ariana Grande's luxury agent boyfriend appears in music video
Dalton Gomez, 26, is a member of Aaron Kirman's team of luxury agents
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 8
Ed McMahon’s former Beverly Hills mansion lists for $6.8M
McMahon was once at risk of losing the house to foreclosure, which caught the attention of President Donald Trump
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 8
Palm Beach luxury real estate market shows signs of turning around
"I think there are stirrings of optimism — I think that's a good way to put it," broker John Hackett said
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 8
Michael Bloomberg pays $45M for Colorado estate
The deal closed six weeks after the billionaire businessman dropped out of the presidential race
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 8
As states reopen, some luxury agents are returning to open houses
'The threat of contracting it is still there but I do think that, in order to serve the client, I have the responsibility of coming up with a way to do this,' Atlanta Realtor Kim Wilkin said
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 7
After vowing to sell his 'physical possessions,' Elon Musk lists two homes
After tweeting that he plans to sell 'almost all physical possessions,' the tech entrepreneur listed two of his luxury homes on Zillow
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 4
New York mansion linked to shah of Iran slashed to a 5th of its original price
12,000-square-foot townhouse first hit the market in 2014 for $50M. It was cut to $28M in 2017, and now, it's been relisted for $11.45M — or a fifth of the original price
by Veronika Bondarenko | May 1
As the pandemic persists, demand for remote luxury living soars
An estate in a remote part of southeastern Florida has hit the market for $25M — but it's only the most recent socially distant home to draw attention from the upper class
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 30
Goodbye sports cars, hello restraint: Luxury marketing flips the script
'The over-the-top marketing, the partying and the champagne is not cool right now,' said Donna Olshan, a luxury Realtor and the founder of Olshan Realty in New York
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 30
Kylie Jenner buys Beverly Hills spec mansion for $37M
The property was spearheaded by developer Gala Asher and originally listed for $55M
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 28
LA agents clamoring to help Harry and Meghan house hunt
'It's almost a free-for-all,' Million Dollar Listing's Josh Altman told TMZ
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 27
Meg Ryan's one-time home hits market for $19.9M
The home was built in 1889 and is a gem of classic San Francisco architecture
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 23
Bill and Melinda Gates buy oceanfront mansion for $43M
The property, which sold in March, sits at 5,800 square feet
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 22
Brooklyn home shatters borough sales record following $20M deal
The record-setting property is a 7,433-square-foot Brooklyn Heights penthouse with a massive terrace overlooking the Manhattan skyline
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 15
NBA star Kevin Durant's former Bay Area home lists for $6M
The Brooklyn Nets player, who was stricken by coronavirus in March but has since recovered, used to rent this seven-bedroom home
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 14
Amid pandemic, auctions surge among luxury owners eager to sell
'Real estate agents need to be more aware of the auction as an opportunity,' says Ben Brady, regional director at Harcourts North America
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 13
Man fleeing coronavirus pays nearly $2M to rent Hamptons mansion
It was unclear when the man made the move or if it was before Governor Andrew Cuomo issued orders on March 20 for 'non essential' New York state workers to stay at home
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 10
Compass agent accuses ex-assistant of stealing secrets to launch career
Compass agent Cindy Ambuehl claims ex-assistant Christina Collins used private client, listing and lead information to launch her own career in luxury real estate
by Veronika Bondarenko | Apr 9
New York developer with COVID-19 hopes for major post-pandemic upswing
'Once we get to the bottom of this pandemic, there is going to be such a pent-up demand to transact,' Sharif El-Gamal tells The Real Deal
by Veronika Bondarenko | Mar 31
Brooklyn luxury sales drop by 50 percent: Compass
Only 3 contracts to buy high-end homes were signed last week
by Veronika Bondarenko | Mar 30
This Massachusetts mansion is the oldest home for sale in the US
The Col. John Barstow house is 380 years old and 17 miles north of Plymouth Rock
by Veronika Bondarenko | Mar 30
3 ways to get buzz for your luxury listing as the market changes
Now’s the time to get creative and adjust to the current environment. Don’t be afraid to partner up and embrace new technology to better serve your market
by Troy Palmquist | Mar 26
This luxury agent is sheltering in place with girlfriend Ariana Grande
Aaron Kirman real estate agent Dalton Gomez reportedly began dating the pop star several months ago
by Veronika Bondarenko | Mar 25
Even during spread of coronavirus, New York luxury sales soar
Buyers signed 21 contracts for apartments worth more than $4M last week
by Veronika Bondarenko | Mar 16
A lighthearted listing campaign during tough times
Fredrik Eklund and Ben Bacal teamed up to create their 'Star Wars'-themed 'May the Sale Be With You' marketing campaign for a family-friendly $32M luxury listing in Beverly Hills
by Lillian Dickerson | Mar 16
A house made to survive a nuclear war listed for $30M
To access the nuclear shelter, residents need to take a dive in the home's pool
by Veronika Bondarenko | Mar 16