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