3 secrets for perfecting your personal brand
Agents need to embrace personal branding and control their online presence now more than ever
by Mauricio Umansky Oct 13
The 20 biggest luxury beach sales of 2021 (so far)
From mansions in Palm Beach, Florida, and Malibu, California, to an estate on Hawaii's Big Island, here are the most expensive beach home sales to take place in 2021
Pulse: Tell us about your longest luxury deal
This week, we want to know: What's the longest time one of your luxury listings lingered on the market? What caused the listing to get stale, and how did you fix the situation?
by Inman Oct 12
How to expand your luxury real estate network
Any luxury agent will tell you that the strength of your career is as good as the vastness of your network. So, if you're starting to build your contacts, here are a few tips to help you hit the ground running
by Santiago Arana Oct 12
Luxury is about level of service: 5 tips for beginners
Mastering the luxury market can be rewarding — but it’s also a lot of work. If you want to take the plunge into the world of the high-end, here are a few skillsets to hone
by Natalie Hamrick Oct 12
How the luxury housing market became invincible in 2021
Luxury real estate agents reported having record years, and high-end properties have grown to become a larger and larger share of the overall market this year
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 11
Inman Top 5: The biggest stories of the week Oct. 1-5, 2021
Catch up quickly on the most significant stories of the week, as determined by Inman readers. Here's this week's Inman Top 5
by Inman Oct 8
A mansion so nice, she sold it twice: Cindy Ambuehl on a $25M deal
Luxury agent Cindy Ambuehl told Inman how she closed the sale of a $25 million mansion overlooking the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles
by Daniel Houston Oct 8
Compass Florida snatches 2 top Palm Beach agents
Established Palm Beach agents Chris Deitz and Margit Brandt have joined Compass, attracted by the brokerage's network and use of technology
by Libertina Brandt Oct 7
Palm Beach lot that held Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion sells for $26M
Developer Todd Michael Glaser bought the waterfront property for $18.5 million in March and demolished Epstein's mansion before flipping the lot to a venture capitalist
High-performing luxury agent Mia Trudeau leaves Hilton & Hyland
Trudeau spent about 14 years at Hilton & Hyland where Beverly Hills Estates founders Rayni and Branden Williams also worked for over a decade
Al Capone's one-time Miami mansion sells for $15.5M
Developer Todd Michael Glaser and partner Nelson Gonzalez made nearly $5M in profit on the property in just a few months
Breaking into high-end real estate? 3 tips for aspiring luxury agents
Establishing yourself as an expert, marketing yourself effectively and utilizing your network to make new connections will give you an edge over your competitors
by David Parnes AND James Harris Oct 6
Manhattan housing market posts biggest 3rd quarter in 3 decades
Luxury apartment sales surged approximately 226% year over year and almost 33% from the previous quarter, according to Douglas Elliman. The brokerage netted 453 luxury sales
Want to excel at luxury? 8 client types every agent should be prepared for
When it comes to marketing luxury listings, review this list to see which descriptions best fit your client, and act accordingly. Find out what matters most to them, and focus on providing them exactly what they want
by Bernice Ross Oct 6
This is why celebrities drop $$$$ on rent when they could easily just buy
Luxury real estate adviser and attorney Edward Mermelstein talks celebrity prenups, why actors frequently shell out big for rentals and what luxury lawyers tell their biggest clients
Pulse: What is luxury in 2021? 'Beautiful spaces that makes sense'
What’s the most critical evolution luxury real estate has experienced? What’s most vital to luxury clients today? Here's what readers (OK, reader) said
by Inman Oct 5
HGTV's 'Property Brothers' Drew and Jonathan Scott to join Properly
The Canadian home resale startup raised $100M in funding in September 2020
America's hottest neighborhoods: Oregon's Old Bend district
With plenty of cash and high incomes, young professionals from bustling metros have made a big imprint on the sleepy ski town of Bend, Oregon
by Daniel Houston Oct 4
Bask in the lap of luxury real estate this October with Inman
Join Inman this month for insights on how top producers broke into luxury, the biggest sales of the year and the hottest new trends
Engel & Völkers opens new shops in Tennessee and Wyoming
The new offices will build on the brand's existing presence in those states, in Nashville and Jackson Hole
Pacaso launches second-home co-ownership in Park City, Utah
Citing data from Optimal Blue, Pacaso reports that median second home prices in Summit County, where Park City is located, have gone up 20.5% year over year
by Craig C. Rowe 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
Record-breaking cryptocurrency penthouse returns to market
After 4 short months, the 5,067-square-foot lower penthouse unit of Arte by Antonio Citterio in Miami is returning to market. Once again, cryptocurrency bids are accepted
'Conjuring' homeowners asked for ghosts' permission to do renovations
The owners of the country's most famous haunted house, a 285-year-old Rhode Island estate made famous by the 2013 horror flick 'The Conjuring,' is on the market for $1.2M
by Marian McPherson Sep 24
MoMa penthouse with $36M asking price sells to anonymous buyer
The penthouse unit of 53 West 53, also known as the glass skyscraper above New York's Museum of Modern Art, has a new owner
The next class of luxury homesellers is younger than you might think
In 2020, nearly half of homesellers were baby boomers or part of the silent generation, but through the next year, a whopping 80% of luxury sellers will be millennials and Gen Xers
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 23
'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
How this new agent sold her first $15.5M home at the height of COVID
It takes unwavering confidence, social-media savviness and superior relationship-building skills to navigate (and successfully complete) one of the highest recorded sales in the state — especially as a new agent. Here's how Siena Dorsey of The Agency did it
by Siena Dorsey Sep 21
Got your first celebrity client? 6 tips for making an impression
Helping celebrity clients find their dream homes can be tricky. What's the right approach? How can you impress? Who's the VIP in the entourage? Here are a few tips for real estate agents to make an impression and ensure repeat business
by Jason D. Greene Sep 21
3 assets high-net-worth buyers are looking for in (all) their properties
Having space and wellness areas, home entertainment capabilities and interconnectivity are the most fashionable luxuries
by Mauricio Umansky Sep 21
What real estate agents need to know about stair lifts 
Here's what you need to know to suggest stair lifts as an alternative means of traveling safely between a home's floors
by Gerard Splendore Sep 17
Elon Musk takes final 'Earthly possession' off the market
Since vowing to unload all 'Earthly possessions,' Elon Musk has sold nearly $100M worth of real estate since 2020. But he can't seem to part ways with this Bay Area gem
Pacaso backlash draws on amid latest funding round
The luxury home co-ownership startup's influx of cash and investor backing can't buy away the company's troubles with vocal protesters in Northern California
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 17
Pacaso expands to Miami and Fort Lauderdale
'Pacaso is going to change the game in South Florida,' said Compass agent Josh Dotoli, who is leading the brand's expansion in the region
These are the 30 top real estate agents in Hollywood right now
'The Hollywood Reporter' on Wednesday named Aaron Kirman, Fredrik Eklund and Jade Mills among the top 30 luxury agents working in Los Angeles right now
SEE: First pictures of SERHANT's new state-of-the-art Soho office
Boasting studios for podcasting and video production, Ryan Serhant's flagship brick-and-mortar office in Manhattan aims to reimagine the modern brokerage
Pacaso raises $125M with Softbank-led Series C round
The company's model allows multiple parties to co-own luxury second-homes in locations such as Lake Tahoe, Aspen, Napa and Malibu. It operates in 25 markets to date
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 14
Private Palm Beach paradise gets $35M price hike
The Tarpon Island price hike is in line with the 30% increase that Palm Beach property values have experienced between 2020 and 2021
Real Estate Webmasters wins Gold award for design of CarlyCarey.com
Real Estate Webmasters, a Vancouver Island-based real estate web design and technology company, has taken home the top award for global real estate websites at the 2021 Muse Creative Design competition
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 13
San Francisco 'treehouse in the sky' sells for $2M above asking price
The home initially hit the market for $3.5M, but the offers poured in, and a bidding war ensued — with 15 offers in total. It eventually sold for $5.6M
Coldwell Banker launches partnership with Supreme Auctions
Coldwell Banker has partnered with Supreme Auctions to help agents sell luxury properties and learn the ins and outs of the auction space with a free course
by Marian McPherson Sep 10
Inman Review: VSH Media rolls out mobile-based virtual staging
Virtual home staging and image enhancement marketing continue to become powerful tools for listing agents. VSH Media's mobile app offers agents an good, affordable option but charges more for faster turnaround
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 10
Corcoran Global Living expands NorCal reach with new partnership
Corcoran Group affiliate Corcoran Global Living announced a new merger with luxury brokerage Highland Partners, bringing its Bay Area office count to 22
by Marian McPherson Sep 9
The Agency opens its 23rd franchise in Hawaii
Local agents Yvienne and Gerrit Peterson will lead the new office
Top NYC agent Richard Steinberg heads to Compass
The industry veteran was attracted to Compass' tech-forward approach. He brings with him 3 team members from Douglas Elliman
Bowling alleys? Glam rooms? 6 luxury amenities buyers want now
From state-of-the-art gyms to custom salons and high-end sports courts, today’s luxury buyers are seeking more than just the finest fixtures and finishes — they want a resort-style destination to escape to
by James Harris AND David Parnes Sep 9
Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss buy family-owned NYC penthouse
The penthouse of the storied Puck building in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood comes with 5,100 square feet of outdoor space
Kocomo brings co-ownership model to luxury international homes
Startup Kocomo has raised $56M to further its mission of democratizing owning a luxury second home in popular vacation destinations like the Caribbean and Mexico
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
200-year-old blacksmith shop-turned-home hits the market
The property dates to 1800 and sits on 2.2 acres of wooded land in Chester, New York
Want a pay raise? 6 tips for increasing your average sales price
Increasing your average sales price is simply a small shift in focus followed by a strategic plan to position yourself as the luxury expert. Here are six steps that will help you do just that
by Jimmy Burgess Aug 27
Keller Williams on how COVID changed luxury
Thanks to the pandemic, luxury consumers are increasingly living in vacation-oriented communities, moving west and gravitating to water, according to Brady Sandahl at Keller Williams Mega Camp
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 26
Million Dollar Listing LA's Josh Flagg hops over to Douglas Elliman
The move comes just as the new season of 'Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' is set to premiere on Sept. 2
The Agency launches 22nd franchise in Boston
Local broker Eric Rollo will head the new outpost, serving Greater Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard
14 years and $148M in price cuts later, the Hearst Estate finally sells
Once listed for $195M, the historic property was rescued out of bankruptcy by a holdings company for $47 million
The Weeknd drops $70M on gigantic LA mansion
The former owners of the Bel Air property originally had no interest in selling the home but were later convinced by Rayni and Branden Williams of the Beverly Hills Estates
MTV 'Cribs,' once king of real estate TV, returns to the air
'Cribs' was huge during its first run 2 decades ago, but in the time since social media and other content creators have radically changed the world
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 20
MoxiPresent launches new tools and better brand control
The browser-based solution from MoxiWorks has embraced the power of the listing presentation by enabling individual agents to promote open houses, design and scroll through neighborhood tours, and quickly create listing print collateral
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 19
Oh, Canada! The Agency opens new franchise office in Vancouver
Led by managing partners Kit Matkaluk and Hugh Cooper, the new enterprise is the company's twentieth franchise in North America and seventh in Canada
California's Red Oak Realty goes green
The company is now buying carbon offsets and will help clients do the same, and it has achieved official green certification for its facilities
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 18
5 high-end home design features trending today
Find out what’s hot in luxury homes from Mauricio Umansky, founder and CEO of The Agency in Los Angeles
by Mauricio Umansky Aug 18
Investors say car condos are 'better than owning an apartment'
With a rise in vehicle ownership and a decline in available street parking, Manhattan investors are betting big on car condos as New Yorkers prepare to return to in-person work
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 17
New Jersey luxury RE/MAX franchise acquires indie competitor
The newly combined company will have five offices in the Jersey Shore region, and it will focus on the luxury end of the market
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 16
Cindy Crawford sells Beverly Hills home to WhatsApp co-founder
Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber originally listed the home for $16M in 2020
A monument to spite, Boston’s ‘Skinny House’ hits market at $1.2M
For the right buyer, the almost impossibly narrow building offers a piece of Boston history and a surprising 1,165 square feet of space
by Daniel Houston Aug 13
A houseboat that can't sail is for sale in Michigan
The property's original owners built the unusual home in 1936 to keep a wife's seafaring husband on dry land
3 simple tactics for getting your luxury waterfront listing sold
Selling a luxury house that overlooks the water can be lucrative, if you know how to do it right. Here are a few tried-and-true tips to help you promote the benefits of living in a waterfront residence
by Larry Alton Aug 12
Spec home sells for record-breaking $30M in celebrity-packed Calabasas
The mansion from real estate developer Michael Palumbo clocks in as the most expensive sale in the San Fernando Valley to date
Engel & Völkers brings simplicity to luxury in new marketing campaign
Titled 'Live Your Luxury,' the campaign showcases the 'simple, yet personal luxuries' that come with owning a home by highlighting everyday moments that serve as little treasures
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 11
Real-life Barbie penthouse in Los Angeles lists for $10M
While the condo originally belonged to the Mattel founders, current owner and interior designer Nicole Sassaman was the one who made it look 'Barbie-like'
Engel & Völkers majority stake acquired by global private equity firm Permira
Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, but the Völkers family, as well as CEO Sven Odia and CFO Thilo von Trotha, will maintain nearly 40% of the company's shares
From slideshows to high-end films: 7 listing video tools that win buyers' attention
Every Facebook ad, email campaign and landing page you create is a chapter in your listing's story, and video is likely going to be the one buyers flip to first. Here are the tools you need
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 7
Goodbye off-season: How COVID has changed luxury rental hotspots
Popular summer destinations used to come with an off-season, large numbers of fall and winter renters are quickly changing the markets as remote work remains the norm
3 reasons choosing a niche is the best thing I did for my career
When you try to be 'everything,' you make it almost impossible for prospective clients to see your value. And if they don't see your value, they will seek out an agent who can present clear value
by Nicole Espinosa Aug 5
$27.5M home is the priciest listing on Manhattan's Upper West Side
David and Dana Luttway bought the townhouse in 2015 and undertook five-year gut renovation
Pamela Anderson leaves Malibu for Canada, sells mansion for $11.8M
The 'Baywatch' actress owned the house since 2000 when she bought the property for $1.8 million
Penthouse of celebrity-packed 'Jenga Building' sells for $50M
The musician Frank Ocean and actor Keegan-Michael Key are among the Lower Manhattan building's well-known residents
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
Emilio and Gloria Estefan sell Miami mansion for $35M
The Estefans bought the house in 1993 for $1.84 million and listed it twice before
Lesson Learned: Always be open to your clients' suggestions
Find out how this Miami luxury team keeps learning through active listening
by Christy Murdock Aug 2
Is over-the-top luxury real estate marketing coming back in style?
'People had that initial 'I want, I want, I want,' and then they got very clear on what they wanted,' Institute for Luxury Home Marketing President Diane Hartley told Inman
Aaron Kirman Group expands operations into Orange County
Former NFL cornerback-turned luxury agent Morgan Trent will serve in the role of managing director for the new market
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 30
11 shipping containers were used to build this eco-friendly home
RE/MAX agent Louise James told Inman the recycled, eco-friendly home, which hit the market for $2M, will only grow in popularity as efforts to conserve energy gain steam
Casper co-founder pays $500K over asking for Brooklyn townhouse
Mattress company co-founder Luke Sherwin and his wife, celebrated chef Clare De Boer, paid $5.25M in cash for the home in Brooklyn's family-friendly Park Slope neighborhood
WATCH: The slick marketing video behind 'catastrophic failure' spec home sale
The marketing video behind 1155 Angelo Drive exudes a calm, modern coolness. But at the time the video was made, developers behind the property were already likely aware of significant waterproofing issues present throughout the home
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 28
David Hasselhoff's dermatologist is selling a mansion full of NFT art
Non-fungible tokens, which are units of data stored on blockchain, have recently become a trendy form of modern art. Now they're part of an $88M mansion listing
Brooklyn Nets owner, Alibaba founder secretly buys $157M condo
Joe Tsai, who cofounded the Chinese shopping behemoth Alibaba alongside Jack Ma, scored the United States' most expensive real estate sale of 2021
Surfside condo architect had been suspended for faulty designs in past
William Friedman, the architect who designed the Surfside condo building that partially collapsed in late June, had been suspended by Florida's board of architecture in 1967 for designing buildings that could not withstand 1965's Hurricane Betsy
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 26
The Agency launches in Calgary, adding to its Canadian offices
The new Canadian office will join a number of the brokerage's existing offices across the country, which include locations in Toronto, Victoria, Oakville, Kitchener and Cowichan
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 23
Canadian luxury market beginning to normalize: Engel & Völkers
Trends like multigenerational living, buying second homes and moving to more rural areas may remain popular in the Canadian luxury real estate market for the long haul, according to Engel & Völkers 2021 Mid-Year Canadian Luxury Real Estate Market Report
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 23
Demand for luxury Hamptons real estate eclipses its pandemic peak
Sales of single-family homes in the Hamptons have soared 39.4% year over year while the total dollar value of home sales increased 90.9% to $2.1B during the same period
What you need to know about luxury real estate in Alaska
'We have always beat to a different drum in that our market does not typically follow the lower 48,' RE/MAX broker Janelle Pfleiger told Inman
Condo prices jump more than 20% as sales rebound across the US
A new Redfin report found that the median price of a condo hit an all-time high of $304,000 in June
Lesson Learned: Overcome any objections with exemplary performance
Find out how Florida real estate agent Jonathan Spears surpassed $1B in career sales before the age of 30
by Christy Murdock Jul 20
3 essential summer must-dos for new luxury agents
With a sizzling-hot summer ahead, these tried-and-true strategies will help new luxury agents prepare for a successful selling season
by Santiago Arana Jul 20
Transitioning into summer, high-end properties are seeing a cool down
As the official start to summer approaches, agents say the market is less chaotic, and more high-end luxury properties seem to be available and lingering on the market
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 16
Space tourism means closing gifts could soon be out of this world
Richard Branson's successful trip to outer space means that space travel is becoming a reality for the public. How long before it becomes a common perk offered to luxury buyers?
What’s happening in today’s luxury real estate market?
A luxury real estate broker shares his take on the market, what he's seeing in his neck of the woods, plus how he's pivoting his focus to get more sellers
by Latham Jenkins Jul 16
Legendary Hamptons property auctioned off for debt repayment
Once listed for $140 million, the estate belonging to Chris Whittle, was auctioned off for $700K plus $6M in debt accrued by Whittle
Engel & Völkers lists Netflix-featured private island for $1.9M
The 3-acre island includes a 3-bed, 2.5-bath home, which has most recently been used as a profitable Airbnb
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 14
House from 'Meet the Parents' lists for $2.3M — including indoor pool
The home, which features prominently in several scenes from the 2000 film, sits on more than 2 acres on Long Island
by Daniel Houston Jul 12
A Hamptons spec home has it all — including a million-dollar television
Developed by Yale Fishman of Hamptons Luxury Estates, 63 Duck Pond Lane in Southampton was finished on July 1 and listed shortly thereafter
Connecticut home where Mark Twain spent last years hits market
The estate Samuel Langhorne Clemens purchased in 1908 is now listed for $4.2M
Suburban condo conundrum: Sales soar as buyers hunt for elusive deals
Amid a nationwide inventory shortage, suburban condominiums are a way for many first-time buyers to enter the market — if they can afford it
Price drops and slow sales: The new normal at NYC Trump properties
Trump-branded condos are a steal right now in New York City, selling well below market price, but does anyone want to live in them?
Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch lists for $27.5M
Zorro Ranch is one of several properties where Epstein was suspected of trafficking underaged women for sex
Historic Hearst Estate gets another price cut, now listing for $70M
A bankruptcy court has been chopping the price of the iconic estate ever since owner Attorney Leonard Ross filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in late 2019
A 29-year-old agent just surpassed $1B in career sales. Here's how
Jonathan Spears began his career in real estate as an assistant at a foreclosure firm and now leads one of Northwest Florida’s most successful teams
by Libertina Brandt Jun 30
Swanky NYC penthouse, site of star-studded Oscar parties, asks $7.9M
Former HBO chief Michael Fuchs spent years hosting A-list celebrities and political figures at his East Village penthouse
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 29
Saudi retail tycoon plans to list Manhattan penthouse for $170M
Fawaz Al Hokair's Manhattan condo at 432 Park Ave. could soon hit the market for nearly double what the real-estate mogul paid for it in 2016 — despite recent reports of building leaks, elevator malfunctions and the tower's tendency to sway dramatically in the wind
by Daniel Houston Jun 29
Yabba Dabba Doo! Flintstone House owner can keep statues, court rules
Former newspaper publisher Florence Fang had been fighting for the right to display statues of the 'modern stone-age family' in her front yard since 2018
Las Vegas home sells for $25M, shatters Sin City sales record
The buyer, loanDepot founder Anthony Hsieh, is leasing the property back to the developer for the next 30 months
All that glitters isn't gold: When luxury real estate fails
In the wake of a building collapse in Florida Thursday, all eyes are on shoddy construction and what happens next as developers rush construction jobs delayed during the pandemic
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 25
'Open House' host Sara Gore joins SERHANT
Sara Gore will continue hosting NBC's 'Open House' and 'New York Live' while working as an agent for the company's Signature Division
7-bedroom home sets record for priciest San Francisco sale
The mansion sold for more than $43M, a record price in San Francisco that exceeds the one it set 3 years earlier
by Daniel Houston Jun 17
10 pandemic-forced changes that made our team nimble
From live tours to videoconferencing, building on the changes that emerged during the pandemic will ensure comfort, safety and convenience in this new normal. Here's one team's experience
by James Harris AND David Parnes 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
Robert Redford lists 'Horse Whisperer' ranch for $4.9M
The 30-acre ranch is nicknamed after Redford's classic movie about a Montana man with a gift for understanding horses
'50 Shades of Grey' condo latest casualty of Trump Tower price cuts
What do '50 Shades of Grey' tycoon Christian Grey's glitzy sex lair, Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and Trump Tower all have in common? There's a lot to unpack here, folks
Elon Musk puts final home on market 1 year after vowing to unload all 'earthly possessions'
The SpaceX founder took to Twitter to announce plans to put his 'special place' just south of San Francisco on the market. It's unclear if Musk has hired an agent
Lesson Learned: Giving 100% every time pays off
Find out how Florida agent Dennis Bowers learned that every client is a potential game-changer with $70M in referrals (from one client) to back it up
by Christy Murdock Jun 14
Miami penthouse sale makes history as largest cryptocurrency deal ever
Developera Alex Sapir and Giovanni Fasciano are rocking the real estate boat by accepting payment for the uber-exclusive Arte by Antonio Citterio condos entirely in cryptocurrency
10 of the most luxurious log cabins on the market
Realtor.com has put together a list of houses priced above $2M
Pair of condos on Billionaires' Row in Manhattan sells for $157.5M
A mystery buyer bought two condos at 220 Central Park South, one for $82.5 million and another for $75 million, the Wall Street Journal reports
Compass attempts to recruit owner of large Beverly Hills brokerage
According to a Real Deal report on Monday, a Beverly Hills-based Compass recruiter attempted to recruit Normand & Associates President Michael Nourmand as an agent
by Marian McPherson Jun 8
Police arrest man for stalking, assaulting 2 Palm Beach agents
'This was the most vicious attack I have experienced,' celebrity Realtor Edis Talović said of the attack. 'Especially during Pride Month where we hope to feel accepted.'
Manhattan condo board gives vaccine ultimatum to 2 workers
The high-end Christodora House building's board told the workers to get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or face termination, the New York Post reports
by Daniel Houston Jun 7
Lesson Learned: Listen before you speak 
Find out how Miami luxury broker Reid Heidenry learned that sometimes, it’s what you don’t say that counts
by Christy Murdock Jun 7
Condo prices take a tumble at Trump-branded properties
Falling prices at Trump-branded buildings outstripped those occurring at similar properties, according to an Associated Press report
by Daniel Houston Jun 4
Here’s how this agent generated $108K on TikTok in 2021 (so far)
Learn from Atlanta Realtor Glennda Baker how to find new followers, build new relationships and generate new leads that will ultimately convert to more sales
by Jimmy Burgess Jun 4
A Marilyn Monroe impersonator lives in the star's one-time home
27-year-old Jasmine Chiswell's uncanny resemblance to the late starlet has earned her more than 11 million TikTok followers
Connecting with Mauricio Umansky: The looming luxury shortage
'There is a tremendous shortage of inventory, and I think it's the only thing holding us back,' the founder of The Agency told Inman leading up to Inman Connect this month
Perfect your elevator pitch to win more business — here’s how
Not only will a polished elevator pitch allow you to quickly and effectively communicate your unique value proposition, but it can also expand and elevate your business
by Rainy Hake Austin May 31
Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan list Beverly Hills home for $6M
The former couple, who divorced in 2018, are selling the home for the same price they paid for it in 2015
Margot Robbie lists LA home for $3.48M
The 4-bedroom, 6-bathroom home includes notable features like a poolside cabana and a swing suspended from the living room ceiling
by Lillian Dickerson May 26
Chime taps Revaluate to empower lead quality with 'likely to move' scores
'Our industry continues to grapple with an overabundance of online leads,' Chime's Vice President of Sales Mike McGowan said
by Craig C. Rowe May 25
Connecting with Pacaso's CEO: The future of the second home market
Pacaso CEO Austin Allison explains how remote working, inventory shortages and co-ownership models are changing the fabric of second-home markets
by Marian McPherson May 25
Leonardo DiCaprio buys $7.1M house for his mom
The 'Titanic' star bought the Los Feliz mansion from 'Modern Family' actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, Justin Mikita
$300 light switches and $100K gold-leaf ceilings: Inside Marc Jacobs' outrageous $1M home renovation
Before selling their much-photographed West Village apartment this winter, designer Marc Jacobs and husband Charly Defrancesco poured  a lot of money into it — $1.15M, to be exact
Joan Collins sells NYC co-op with 16 closets for $2M
The iconic English actress reportedly kept it as a pied-à-terre to use while visiting New York
6 resources every real estate agent should have on hand right now
Staying up-to-date with the latest resources, tips and tricks will help grow your brand, business — and bottom line
by Rainy Hake Austin May 20
Infinity pool atop Brooklyn skyrise is highest in Western Hemisphere
Kohn Pedersen Fox designed the infinity pool atop the 68-story Brooklyn Point
The Agency recognized for COVID safety measures
The rating from the International WELL Building Institute confirms that a company has taken the proper health and safety steps to keep its clients and employees safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Ariana Grande married her real estate agent boyfriend
The pop star and Dalton Gomez, a Compass agent who has been dating her publicly since last spring, tied the knot this weekend at their Montecito home
Marketing content manager Aryeo raises $3.65M
The 2021 class member of NAR's REACH program started in real estate photography before graduating to the greater need of helping agents control their data and content
by Craig C. Rowe May 17
Nearly 75% of offers written by Redfin agents entered bidding wars in April
Low mortgage rates and a historic inventory shortage is leading to an ultra-competitive market in most American cities
Berkshire Hathaway Miami outpost to relaunch luxury magazine
Through a partnership with Havas House, Miami-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty is expanding and revamping its long-running 'Lifestyles of South Florida' magazine
Mohamed Hadid unloads 'clear and present danger' spec mansion
The father of supermodels Bella and Gigi Hadid was ordered to tear down the mansion he began building in 2019 along the side of a mountain in Bel Air
Live tour app HomeRover launches refresh after agent feedback
HomeRover has announced new features to its live tour app for agents and homebuyers. The refocused version includes a more business-tailored interface for agents and improved consumer-facing features and usability
by Craig C. Rowe May 11
Proposed capital gains tax increase could lead to a rush of luxury sales
Amid Biden's proposal to raise the long-term capital gains tax to 39.6%, luxury agents are reporting a slew of panicked questions from 'extremely motivated' sellers
The outdoor amenity that brings the sharpest rise in a home's sales price
While a treehouse is still most commonly associated with kids' games in the summer, it can make a home seem much more luxurious — and bump its sales price up by 2.2%
Aaron Kirman Group launches Asia-Pacific Division for luxury buyers
Luxford Investment Group founder Michael Chen has been named as the new executive director of the division, it was announced Thursday
Make extra cash last year? 5 ways to wisely invest it
Whether it’s employee training, branding, refreshing your website or focusing on a good cause, pouring extra funds into your business or team is one of the most beneficial ways to grow
by James Harris AND David Parnes May 6
Lakefront 'Stair House' in Idaho’s hottest neighborhood asks $695K, but there’s a catch
This unusual staircase-shaped home in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho — recently named one of the country's hottest housing markets — has a coveted location, but it's missing a few key comforts
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
by Christy Murdock Mar 22
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
by Christy Murdock Feb 15
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
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
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