So you want to micro-invest in real estate? Here's what you need to know
Real estate investing is becoming more accessible as micro-investing and crowdfunding offer options for investors without hefty sums of cash to build a diversified portfolio
Bitcoin house in San Francisco to auction 75-year NFT leases
San Francisco-based startup co-living space 20Mission will launch the first-ever auction of spaces as non-fungible tokens starting on May 5th, the company announced on Thursday
Private Palm Beach island to sell for $90M in off-market deal
Weeks after demolishing Jeffrey Epstein's former mansion, developer Todd Michael Glaser is now buying the nearby Tarpon Island
Will the Hamptons market cool off in 2021? Don’t count on it
Last year saw the rich 'snatching up properties' in the Hamptons, according to local luxury agent Noel Roberts. While the scene is certainly calmer this year, it's no less competitive
Build lifelong relationships! How to cultivate client loyalty
Providing clients with incredible customer service, hearing their feedback and having their best interest at heart will ensure an enduring relationship that can turn into new business should they choose to refer you to friends and family
by James Harris AND David Parnes Apr 22
Is this the most beautiful McDonald's in America?
A Long Island home housing a local McDonald's restaurant was so beautiful that authorities declared it a historic landmark
Douglas Elliman expands Texas footprint with Frederik Eklund
The famed Eklund Gomes Team is part of Douglas Elliman's Texas expansion and will operate out of both new offices in Dallas and Austin
by Marian McPherson Apr 21
Luxury home sales soar 42% year over year
Homes with a median sales price of $925,000 outperformed all other property classes, according to data analyzed by Redfin
Luxury high-rise amenity trends taking 2021 by storm
New development has never been so exciting. Life from the top (of a luxury condominium) will look very different in the post-COVID world. Here are the above-and-beyond amenities that will make high-rise living irresistible in 2021
by Tamara Bakir Apr 16
Browse second-home opportunities on updated Pacaso app
Pacaso's mobile app allows users to browse available homes, share them with aspiring co-owners and friends, and be alerted to new properties or changes to those they're following. The company's intent is to democratize second homeownership
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 15
Madonna drops $19.3M on The Weeknd's amenity-filled mansion
Abel Tesfaye, the Toronto-born musician known as The Weeknd, first put his 12,500-square-foot Hidden Hills home on the market last summer
New bill could make NYC co-ops explain why they reject buyers
New York State Senator Brian Kavanagh is sponsoring a bill that would require co-op boards to reveal why they turned down a potential buyer
Actor Rob Lowe buys not 1, not 2, but 3 Montecito mansions for $47M
The 1980s heartthrob and his wife Sheryl Berkoff sold their primary family home in 2019
Celebrity buyers and NDAs: How secret real estate deals work
Edward Mermelstein, a real estate attorney and founder of luxury consulting company One & Only Holdings, talks celebs, NDAs and what it takes to work with high-net-worth buyers
How this agent is helping migrating buyers find their dream homes
With buyers moving across the country to new locales, agents have to be prepared to work much harder amid low inventory woes. This is especially true in Florida, which is seeing an influx of new residents. Here's how this agent is making a difference
by Sandra Cuba Apr 9
These dollhouses cost more than a typical home in Indiana
Los Angeles-based designer Chris Toledo builds intricate dollhouses that can sell for as much as $200,000
SNL's Pete Davidson exits mom's basement, moves into $1.2M condo
The 27-year-old 'Saturday Night Live' star has moved out of his mom's basement and into a nearby condo on Staten Island that he bought in December through an LLC
The Agency names new Northern California regional manager
The Agency has tapped former Compass Vice President and Managing Director Jeff Samuels to become its new regional manager of Northern California
Ashley Tisdale sells Los Feliz house for $5.78M
TJ Paradise of Sotheby's International Realty was the agent behind the sale of the former Disney Channel star's home
'Be Harry and Meghan's neighbor': Montecito's royal marketing spin
While some agents are milking Montecito's connection to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, others are treading carefully with a buyer pool unfazed by celebrity and looking for privacy
Woolworth Building penthouse returns to market at major discount
Once listed for $110M, the top floor of the New York building is struggling to find a buyer
In-N-Out Burger heiress wants $16.8M for swanky LA mansion
Burger heiress and current In-N-Out owner Lynsi Snyder first tried to sell the estate in 2017
A look inside the most expensive home for sale in Texas
The Hines Villa in Houston has 11.5 bathrooms, sits at 17,405 square feet and is on the market for $34.5 million
8 trending amenities that luxury buyers want in 2021
The home has become the center of the universe for many of us during the pandemic. In 2021, buyers are seeking unique amenities that make living and working from home exciting and comfortable. Here are a few
by James Harris AND David Parnes Mar 25
Lesson Learned: It ain’t over ‘til it’s over
Find out how South Florida’s Chad Carroll has grown his brand through patience and perseverance
Compass brings on No. 1 Vail agent, Tye Stockton
Stockton and his 5-person team have moved over to Compass from LIV Sotheby's International Realty, the brokerage announced on Thursday
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 19
Demand to rent a floating mansion in Miami is off the charts
The 75-foot-long floating mansion was once featured in a DJ Khaled video
Podcaster Joe Rogan sells LA mansion, moves to Texas
The former 'Fear Factor' host and popular podcaster sold the French Estate-style home for $250,000 above asking price
GoFundMe to pay off Harry and Meghan's home scrubbed from internet
California resident Anastasia Hanson started the campaign to 'help' the couple pay off their $14.65 million Montecito home after watching their interview with Oprah Winfrey
Matterport and rooomy advance relationship with immersive virtual staging
The partnership aims to provide consumers with as immersive and realistic a home tour as possible before seeing it in person
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 15
Can't stay away: Tomer Fridman returns to Compass
After spending a little over one month at Hilton & Hyland, the broker and his 11-person team have made a reversal and returned to Compass
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 15
Tom Cruise lists his adventure-primed Telluride estate for $39.5M
The secluded estate sits on 320 acres of land and is surrounded by a forest of aspens
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 12
Everyone is moving to Florida! Or maybe they aren't
Despite narratives about buyers flocking to Florida, data from Atlas Van Lines and Florida's 2020 Demographic Estimating Conference suggest the migration patterns are negligible
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 12
Silicon Valley's priciest listing, 'Green Gables,' asks $135M
The sweeping compound, which includes 7 residences across 74 acres of land, has become the tech hub's most expensive listing
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 12
How to wow your clients with a standout experience
Whether it's through scheduling regular check-ins or developing custom marketing opportunities, proving to your clients that you’re there to help them navigate the process while creating exciting moments is what will set you apart from your competitors
by David Parnes AND James Harris Mar 11
Palm Beach estate sells for $94M
The estate was previously owned by the billionaire Ziff family and took at least 2 price drops over the course of 6 years to sell. It was one of the priciest real estate listings in the US
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 10
Why agent Aaron Seawood left the music industry for real estate
Triplemint team leader Aaron Seawood shares the twists, turns and risks that led him from the music industry to real estate, and why he left Compass for a new brokerage in the middle of the pandemic
by Marian McPherson Mar 9
A Hong Kong home is asking a whopping $2M in annual rent
Wharf Holdings Ltd. is leasing out a property in its ultra-exclusive The Peak neighborhood for HK$1.35 million, or approximately $174,000 a month
The Agency launches new outposts on both coasts, plus Canada
The Agency is opening new offices in California, Connecticut and Ontario, as part of the company's strategic growth plan
How to scoop up more market share in feeder markets
Now that you've solidified your position as a go-to local agent, what's next? A natural career progression might include expanding into neighboring areas and feeder markets. Here's how to do it successfully
by Mauricio Umansky Mar 4
Jeffrey Epstein's New York mansion under contract to sell for $50M
Along with a Palm Beach mansion, the 40-room townhouse is part of a victims' compensation agreement
Kim Kardashian to keep Hidden Hills mansion post-divorce
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West purchased the 15,000-square-foot home for $20M in 2014
Fashion editor André Leon Talley fights eviction from mansion
The former Vogue editor-at-large thanked his supporters on Wednesday via Instagram while steeped in a fight to remain in his colonial mansion in Westchester
Brooklyn townhouse from 'Moonstruck' lists for $12.85M
The 1829 Federal-style Brooklyn Heights home underwent an extensive renovation and is now listed with The Talbott Team at Corcoran
Global population of ultra-wealthy increased 2.4% in pandemic year
The annual Wealth Report, which will be jointly released by Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank in March, also projects prices could increase up to 7% in key luxury markets in 2021
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 26
Knock partners with The Agency for Home Swap's expansion
Los Angeles represents Knock's largest market for its 'buy-now-sell-later' alternative mortgage model. It's expected to especially help buyers in the under $2M market be more competitive
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 25
4 tips to help you win new construction listings
New construction listings are a specialized area of the industry that can take an agent’s career to the next level. Here are a few tried-and-true practices to help you tap into this market
by James Harris AND David Parnes Feb 25
Douglas Elliman launches agent influencer-assisted ad campaign
The brokerage is launching a new ad campaign starting on Wednesday with the help of its celebrity agents like Fredrik Eklund, The Altman Brothers and Tracy Tutor
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 24
Bigger is better: Square footage is the No. 1 amenity for luxury buyers
A new report on global luxury from Coldwell Banker found that amid the pandemic, high-end buyers put a greater emphasis on more square footage over any other amenity, driving an increase in homes over 5,000 square feet
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 24
Mike Wallace's historic carriage house hits market for $4M
Built in the 1880s, the historic Snedens Landing house has been a gathering spots for celebrities like Ava Gardner, Laurence Olivier and Kirk Douglas
How to help homebuyers compete in 2021 
Guide clients through any feelings of discouragement, and help them navigate an informed, prepared search
by Santiago Arana Feb 23
7 tips for building a global business from your couch
You don't have to spend the year traipsing around the globe or networking in person to cultivate a robust database of luxury clients. Here are a few ways to create and grow your global business from the comfort of your home
by Tamara Bakir Feb 19
7 ways to deliver value your luxury clients won't forget
Not every agent will be willing to take the extra steps and do the legwork, but when it comes to luxury clients, this makes all the difference. Here's how you can deliver exceptional value to high-end clientele
by Cara Ameer Feb 18
Build a company culture that leads to retention and growth
The first step toward creating a company culture that drives the success of your brand is to determine your founding principles
by Mauricio Umansky Feb 18
Manhattan luxury market roars back to life with best week in 5 years
A total of 38 contracts for homes above $4 million were signed in Manhattan last week, a number not seen since 2016
Bye, Amazon! Here's the package system luxury renters are pining for
Position Imaging's AI-powered Smart Package Room system is vying to become the hottest new amenity in the luxury residential development space
by Marian McPherson Feb 16
Meet the star dancers now selling new developments
Corcoran Sunshine's Crista Villella and Danika Dorsey discuss how their professional dance careers have helped them become better, more creative sales agents
What agents should know about over-55 communities
As an agent, if you are advising buyers about these specialized communities, you have to make sure they understand that they're not only purchasing a home but also a lifestyle. Here's what you need to know
by Gerard Splendore Feb 15
Inman Handbook on digital home showings
With the evolution of real estate upon us, the Inman Handbook on digital showings is here to help you make sense of this still-evolving, but here-to-stay, property marketing strategy
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 15
Lesson Learned: Take care of clients (and each other)
For mother-daughter duo Ida and Minette Schwartz, a focus on relationships informs every aspect of the real estate business
Need more leads? 5 invaluable door-knocking tips
Door-knocking can be an impactful and memorable approach to establishing your name in new areas. So, if you're trying to cultivate your newly minted brand, here are a few tips to help you drum up new business
by James Harris AND David Parnes Feb 11
4 tips to build a marketing strategy that sets your brokerage apart
Establishing a successful marketing strategy is all about having a clear vision and a plan that can be executed effectively while differentiating your brand from the competition
by Rainy Hake Austin Feb 11
Faster, easier, more personal: How tech is shaping luxury real estate
Opinion
These three tech trends allow luxury agents to give their clients a better experience, which is why they will change the face of real estate in 2021 and beyond
by Mauricio Umansky Feb 11
$1M home searches hit record high in January: Redfin
Homes priced over $1M made up 10.8% of all saved searches on Redfin.com in January, up from 8.5% the previous year, and the highest point this figure has reached since 2017
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 10
California mansion sells at auction — likely at record-breaking price
Previously listed at $165M, the 28,000-square-foot estate known as Villa Firenze had lingered on the market for more than 2 years before its owner put it on the auction block
Engel & Völkers Americas had its best year ever in 2020
The global brokerage posted $32B in transaction volume last year, with the Americas market increasing production by 38.4%
Trump’s one-time Palm Beach property to sell for close to $140M
The 61,744-square-foot estate sold by Trump in 2008 was later divided into three separate lots, one of which now holds the second priciest single-family home ever sold in the US
Miami agent Jeff Miller shares the spark behind his 20-year career
ONE Sotheby's International Realty agent Jeff Miller shares how a summer job at 10 years old sparked a stellar real estate career
by Marian McPherson Feb 9
Need a boost? 6 motivational books that'll inspire you
Opinion
Fill your mind with uplifting material, and you’ll feel positive and motivated all year long. If you haven’t already read these books, add them to your 2021 reading list immediately
by Santiago Arana Feb 9
Hawai'i Life joins invite-only network Forbes Global Properties
The luxury brokerage now has an ownership stake and a seat on the board of directors of the exclusive real estate network
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
Ryan Serhant on the 'big money energy' agents need to succeed
The 'Million Dollar Listing New York' star's second book, 'Big Money Energy,' hit shelves on Tuesday
Sotheby's CMO Brad Nelson's 8 predictions for 2021 luxury market
Sotheby's International Realty CMO Brad Nelson shares the top insights from the brokerage's 2021 Luxury Outlook report and what challenges lie ahead
by Marian McPherson Feb 5
Super Bowl act The Weeknd still trying to sell LA mansion for $22M
The entertainer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, originally listed the property in June 2020 for $25M, but dropped the price by $3M in December
Tomer Fridman says goodbye to Compass, hello to Hilton & Hyland
The luxury broker known for his star-studded clients, including the Kardashians, has moved his 11-person team from Compass to Beverly Hills-based Hilton & Hyland
Corcoran agent Kane Manera found his 'guiding light' in real estate
Corcoran agent Kane Manera shared his journey from the soap operas to the top of New York City's luxury real estate market
by Marian McPherson Feb 1
Authenticity matters! Win high-net-worth clients by giving back
Real estate has been good to everyone last year, so now's the time to think about investing in communities that mean something to you. Here's how you can align yourself with a charitable cause and win clients
by Richard Horswell Jan 29
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
Celebrate your agents! 4 ways to create a culture of recognition
Recognizing agents for their hard work is a good tactic for creating a culture that's conducive to success. Here are a few ways to celebrate your agents' wins and accomplishments
by Rainy Hake Austin Jan 28
New area, new business: 5 tips to hit the ground running
Building a real estate business from the ground up can be exciting, but it's also quite the undertaking. Knowing the proper steps to take can make all the difference, so here's a quick list to get you started
by David Parnes AND James Harris Jan 28
Shaquille O'Neal to offload Florida mega-mansion listed for $16.5M
The 31,000-square-foot complex that O'Neal bought in 1993 was first listed for $28M in 2018
Trump's name becomes scarlet letter for Palm Beach residents
The Trump Plaza Palm Beach condominium board unanimously agreed to change the building's name on Tuesday, after a year of protests and upheaval
by Marian McPherson Jan 27
6 brain-food podcasts to feed your inner agent
Podcasts are an easy way of injecting inspiration into your everyday life. Here are a handful of podcasts that can serve as great pick-me-ups throughout your day — especially when motivation runs dry
by Santiago Arana Jan 26
Sandra Bullock sells Tybee Island estate below asking at $4.2M
After sitting on the market for nearly 2 years, Bullock accepted an offer for her estate that was about $2.33M below the original asking price
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 25
How broker Aram Afshar has mastered the art of transitioning
Quintessentially Estates LA president and broker Aram Afshar shares his winding path through real estate and how he led his team through 2020
by Marian McPherson Jan 21
Historic LA estate once owned by Cher sells for $88M
Last owned by disgraced developer Robert Shapiro, the 10-acre Owlwood Estate was first listed for $180 million in 2017