Make extra cash last year? 5 ways to wisely invest it
Opinion
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
Beyond design: 3 ways to fully leverage your brokerage brand 
Think branding is just logos and pretty pictures? It goes deeper than that — and if it doesn’t, it should. Focus on these areas to ensure your brand is a true reflection of your real estate business
4 tips for using Pinterest to grow your real estate business
For real estate agents, Pinterest can be a great way to attract leads and build connections. If you're new on the platform (or unsure how to use it to your advantage), here are a few strategies to consider
by Nicole Mickle Apr 29
Cut through the noise! Video marketing strategies that work in 2021
Find out what some of today’s most innovative agents and brokers are doing to set their video content apart from the competition
Stressed out? How to cope with today's low-inventory market
Almost everyone today is struggling with this low-inventory, high-demand market. So, if you want to stand out from the competition and win more listings, here are some powerful ways to do it
by Bernice Ross Apr 28
Want to level up your marketing? Here's how tech can help
By making the best use of the tools available in today’s tech-laden world, you can free up time to focus on what really matters — building genuine, lasting relationships with clients and helping them find the property of their dreams
by Derek Dowell Apr 28
Beyond Pricing rebrands as Beyond to reflect growth
The startup says it now offers more than a dynamic pricing tool designed to maximize rental revenue for Airbnb hosts and property managers
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 22
Feeling overwhelmed? 4 skills new agents should master first
Navigating the many processes and moving parts of this industry can seem overwhelming — especially to newly minted agents. But you can't be all things to all people. Here are the main things you need to focus on
by Faisal Susiwala Apr 22
Sotheby's launches new global ad campaign
The campaign is dubbed 'Nothing Compares' and will roll out in 75 countries
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 21
Keep in touch! 7 effective ways to maintain past-client relationships
Getting your name out there consistently (and frequently) is the key to building name recognition and retaining clients. Make sure your past clients don't forget you and choose to use you again next time they need an agent
by Jay Thompson Apr 21
Don’t miss out! 4 simple ways to generate leads on your website
Be sure to utilize these simple strategies to capture more leads from your website with minimal effort and cost
by Kate Hulbert Apr 21
How to build a brand that elevates your business
Building a brand is often synonymous with building a business. Your brand communicates what do and what you stand for, and it helps build trust with potential clients. Here are a few tips for building a brand that'll ultimately boost your business
by Mauricio Umansky Apr 20
How to safely handle an open house
Holding an open house has always been a bit risky and has become even more so during the pandemic. To safely continue the practice, agents should keep these factors in mind
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 19
Lesson Learned: Do what works for you
Find out how Georgia Coast Homes’ Karin Carr learned to tap into her own power instead of following the pack
10 secret Instagram and Facebook features most agents miss
Stuck for content ideas? Need to better promote your listings? Want more reach? Here are the top hidden features you should know about in 2021
by Katie Lance Apr 17
Lone Wolf Technologies launches Cloud CMA for brokers
Lone Wolf Technologies announced the rollout of a new broker-focused version of the popular listing and market analysis software Cloud CMA
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 15
9 listing presentation mistakes you can't afford to make
Be sure to avoid these common mistakes, and you are well on the way to controlling the market and the ultimate success of your career
by Thomas Mallette Apr 15
Put branding first! How to build a business that attracts growth
Invest in building a brand that people recognize, see as innovative and want to work for and with
by Kris Lindahl Apr 15
3 reasons Instagram isn’t working for you (and what to do)
If the social media platform is no longer performing for you, it's likely you’ve fallen into one of these common traps
by Stefanie Lugo Apr 14
Stop being a secret agent! 8 real estate conversation-starters
Opinion
If you’re not out there interacting with the public on a face-to-face basis, chances are you’ve become a secret agent — and that has to change. Here is a variety of fun and engaging ways to get strangers to ask you about your job and real estate
by Bernice Ross Apr 14
So you want to be an agent? Here are 7 truths about the job
Being a real estate agent is much more like operating your own business than working any other regular job. There's a huge learning curve, and it can often feel overwhelming. That's why, if you're a newbie, you have to be prepared. Here's what to expect
by Mayleene DeFreece Apr 12
12 videos every agent should make
These 12 video templates, together with the two search rank term tools, will help you reach your target clients and build trust by answering their questions before they ask
by Jimmy Burgess Apr 9
10 marketing tactics to ensure your brand resonates in 2021
The marketing landscape shifted dramatically in 2020, and the way we engage with the public has forever changed. Here are a few tactics to keep in mind as you navigate this new landscape
MoxiWorks enters into nationwide agreement with Century 21 Canada, launches HUB21
Agents throughout Century 21 Canada's 400 offices will have access to MoxiWorks solutions through a portal called HUB21
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 8
Dive into every Back to Basics story from this month
This month, we’re focused on making you more money. Here are the top stories from our Back to Basics series published thus far. We'll keep this list updated all month long.
by Inman Apr 7
WATCH: Back to Basics 101 — Get back to blogging
Realtor, trainer and consultant with Doorbell Real Estate in Tennessee, Laura Fangman shares her top tip for reaching potential clients
by Inman Apr 7
Work smarter! 10 creative ways to reuse and repurpose your evergreen content
Recycling content reduces the effort required; allows you to expand your reach across multiple platforms; and gives consumers, prospects, and search engines what they're looking for
by Jay Thompson Apr 6
8 ways to rank higher on Google — and improve your website traffic
Getting your website to rank on Google is like putting together pieces of a puzzle. All of your efforts across various channels come together to build your website’s authority. Here are few tips to help drum up more traffic for your business
by Kate Hulbert Apr 6
20 tools to help you create killer video content
As any agent will tell you, video creation should have a special place in your marketing plan. Although it might seem intimidating at first, you'll quickly learn there are easy and cheap ways to level up your video game. Here are all the tools you'll need — from basic to pro
by Jimmy Burgess Apr 4
The Real Word: When will the market cool down?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss when the market is expected to cool down, a neighbor’s listing that revealed a roaming cat and how landlords are dealing with the eviction ban
by Byron Lazine Apr 2
How to create a timeless business plan
Whether you're a newly minted agent or an experienced pro, business planning can be a challenging task. But there's a simple-to-follow approach that'll help you create a timeless plan for your business — and it starts by answering these key questions
by Bernice Ross Apr 2
Make more money! Go 'Back to Basics' with Inman this April
For the entire month, we'll be laser-focused on what's working in the industry and how to set your business up for more profit
by Inman Apr 1
Why hiring a PR team is the best marketing decision you can make
Opinion
Here's how a strong public relations strategy can elevate your brand and what you should keep in mind when hiring a PR team
by Mauricio Umansky Mar 31
How to build trust with prospective clients
Opinion
Take the time to demonstrate your trustworthiness, constantly work on your listening skills, do the right thing, and remember it's not about you, and you'll find your clients — and yourself — well-rewarded
by Jay Thompson Mar 31
Looking for listings? How to build a real estate farm step-by-step
With inventory at all-time lows, the need to generate listings has never been more pressing. Whether you’ve never built a farm before or it's been a while since you have, these steps will help you create and grow a thriving geographic real estate farm
by Jimmy Burgess Mar 28
Marketing through video? Here's how to 10X your reach
To aid in your expanding marketing efforts, here are 5 simple types of videos you can easily make and creative ideas for pushing them out into the world
by Kendall E. Bonner Mar 23
How strategic partnerships can help your brokerage stand out
Whether it's providing a value-add for agents, boosting awareness of your brand in a new market or generating more sales, strategic partnerships can give you the edge over others in the industry in so many ways. Here are a few
by Mauricio Umansky Mar 22
Joining Clubhouse? Get the lowdown on this buzzy app
By now, you've probably already heard of Clubhouse, the invite-only audio app that's taking the social media world by storm. As a real estate agent, here are the basics you need to know — plus a few tips to get started
by Katie Lance Mar 20
How indies can thrive in today's market
Opinion
There are challenges, but the rewards of charting your own course are even greater
by Mark Choey AND Chris Lim Mar 16
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
Nothing to post? 21 social media content ideas to inspire your plan
Social media platforms are oversaturated with all sorts of posts, so creating content that's fresh, creative and engaging can help cut through the noise, grow your following and nurture trust with your clients. Here are a few ideas
by Jimmy Burgess Mar 14
6 tips for working with the largest pool of homebuyers
It’s critical to understand where, how and why millennials are searching for homes right now
by Ben Mizes Mar 13
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
11 objection-handling scripts agents need today
When it comes to working with buyers, objections are buying signs. Your role is to uncover their concerns, address them and move your clients forward in making the purchase. Here are a few important scripts to keep handy
by Bernice Ross Mar 10
HomeKeepr, now a MooveGuru product, announces service integration
Moving assistance solution MooveGuru now has the mobile app outreach and marketing power of HomeKeepr, acquired in 7-figure, stock-for-stock transaction. HomeKeepr will remain operating as a MooveGuru company
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 9
Awareness, growth and leadership: What's in store for EXIT Realty in 2021
Current and former EXIT Realty leaders Tami Bonnell, Bob McKinnon and Jeff Lobb share the challenges and opportunities the brokerage faces in the year ahead
by Marian McPherson Mar 9
3 cost-effective ways to use Facebook ads to get more clients
If you’re looking to get started with real estate Facebook ads, start with these battlefield-tested strategies that will boost your business
by Alex Craig Mar 8
Trying to find your niche? 5 tips for working with seniors
Connecting with seniors and their loved ones — and taking the time to understand their challenges fully — is essential to successful outcomes, according to the industry’s best SRES professionals
The Real Word: What does Zillow's earnings mean for solo agents?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow’s shareholder letter, Compass acquisitions and direct mail strategies that work
by Byron Lazine Mar 5
Be your market's authority! 6 tips for getting more PR buzz
Although grounded in experience, knowledge and skill, a reputation as an authority can only come through objective, outside validation. Here are a few basic ways agents can position themselves as authority figures in their markets
by Justin Tucker Mar 3
About Time Tours offers industry mobile app for scheduling showings
The iOS and Android app is ready to go, seeking MLS and brokerage partnerships to streamline in-person property tours
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 1
Direct mail marketing isn't dead! Here's how to do it right
Statistics show that this old-school marketing strategy is coming back in a big way. Find out why — and how to implement it — from 2 of the industry’s biggest names
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
Want to crush it on TikTok, Instagram or YouTube? 7 tips for video creation
Opinion
Tools such as Instagram Reels, TikTok and YouTube Shorts are becoming invaluable to real estate agents — especially because they're free. With a few of these best practices, you can ramp up your views and grow your well-deserved audience through short-form videos
by Bernice Ross Feb 24
10 ways to turn old leads into new business
Panelists at Inman Connect Now talk about creating 'wow moments' for clients, from sending warm fresh-baked cookies to doggie poop bags
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 18
Building a brand? 5 tips for maximizing your online footprint
Agents Sue Pinky Benson and Liz Vaynerchuk-Novello offer their best tips for becoming as visible as possible online
ActivePipe's SmartSend advances the role of email in lead nurture
Email list maintenance is crucial to any agent's lead nurture and branding efforts, yet it's too often looked upon as a passive marketing activity. Recent updates from ActivePipe are making easy work of it
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 18
Building a brand? Here are the top 5 do's and don'ts
Opinion
Does everyone in your market know who you are? If the answer is no, then you have serious work to do to get your name out there. Here are few things you should (and shouldn't) do when building your real estate brand
by Kris Lindahl Feb 18
Here's a first look at Zillow 3D Home Tours' newest features
With 200M unique monthly visitors and a consistent IDX stream, Zillow's updated app is ripe to normalize the immersive home tour experience
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 17
3 tried-and-true ways to ensure your business doesn't freeze this winter
Whether you’re quarantined with your family, working from home or stuck in the cold, here's how you can keep your business hot and buzzing through the winter months
by Mayleene DeFreece Feb 16
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
How to make 2021 your best social media year ever
Be more intentional with your social media strategy. Here's where to start and how to keep it consistent all year long while growing your reach
by Katie Lance Feb 14
Need a better bio? 7 stellar examples you'll want to mimic
Plucked from a handful of superior, attention-grabbing agent 'about us' pages, these tips and strategies will help you whip up a stellar bio that gets read and noticed
Interest in Instashowing soars: Is it the next ShowingTime?
Opinion
A showing management solution for brokerages and multiple listing services, Instashowing does a terrific job of not overcomplicating the process of arranging a showing
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 12
The Real Word: What does Zillow's ShowingTime acquisition mean for agents?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow’s acquisition of ShowingTime, Grant Cardone’s partnership with eXp Realty and how The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance relates to real estate
by Byron Lazine Feb 12
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
Creating YouTube content? 7 ideas for generating infinite topics
When it comes to marketing your business, video can prove to be an indispensable tool. If you're ready to up your video game and create hyperlocal, engaging content, here are a few strategies to keep in mind
by Bernice Ross Feb 10
5 tips for taking traditional door-knocking digital
You don't have to abandon your traditional real estate door-knocking values — you simply have to pivot them. Here's how you can put a modern-day twist on something you've been doing for years
by Stacey Soleil 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
5 mistakes you're probably making in your listing descriptions
Your ho-hum property descriptions may be undermining your MLS marketing. Avoid these five common mistakes to make your next description pop
Inman Handbook on digital lead generation
Paid or organic? Email marketing or direct mail? The Inman Handbook on lead generation is here to help you understand the nuance in lead types, qualification and marketing tactics
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 8
How to create top-of-mind awareness with e-newsletters
It’s one of the biggest ways people are staying in touch during COVID-enforced shutdowns, but how can you make sure your email blasts are gaining traction?
5 secrets to building a team brand your clients will trust
Building a well-established brand is what keeps leads flowing and customer retention high. Here are the five people-focused factors to work on so you can build trust and loyalty
by Kathleen Black Feb 4
Upgrade your business: 8 areas every agent should invest in
At its core, real estate is a sales job, but staying relevant requires many skills, like marketing, creativity, technological innovation and more. To step up your game and elevate your business, here's where you need to invest time and money
by Marco Del Zotto Feb 3
12 ways to generate listings in a low-inventory market
Here are a few ways real estate agents can proactively persuade potential homesellers to put their properties on the market now
by Bernice Ross Feb 3
What a butt gym can teach agents about marketing
At Inman Connect, Jeff Lobb and Kenny Truong discuss creating a niche and becoming a community's Yelp
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 28
Agents, 'don't be vanilla' when it comes to social media
Social media strategist Katie Lance shares her 5 tips for planning, creating and sharing engaging content that grows your business and audience
by Marian McPherson Jan 26
Agent Image debuts a new solution for digital listing presentations
The Inman Connect audience was offered a unique look at what website developers Agent Image believe is the future of listing presentations and online open houses.
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 26
'2021 is going to be an insane year': Mike DelPrete's 5 megatrends
Mike DelPrete's 5 megatrends of real estate tech include the ongoing growth of new business models, a battle for adjacent services and one that might surprise you
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 26
Recovering from COVID-19? 10 tips for returning to work
Take the time to thank your body daily for working hard to fight off the virus, and adopt these workflow strategies to improve your productivity and post-COVID sluggishness
by Stacey Soleil Jan 24
How to get the most out of Clubhouse
Opinion
People are spending hours a day on Clubhouse. Why? What are they getting from it? Is Clubhouse a useful tool for building businesses or brands? Let’s dig into the invite-only platform so that you can get the most out of your time spent
by Jay Thompson Jan 20
Retarget like a boss: How to boost your sales with advanced audience segmentation
Here’s a look at the latest trends in advanced audience segmentation and how to jumpstart your 2021 sales using Facebook Ads
by Victoria Kennedy Jan 19
7 must-read real estate and sales books from 2020
Opinion
Every year, Inman contributor Brandon Doyle delves through newly published real estate and sales books so that you don’t have to. Here are his top finds
by Brandon Doyle Jan 16