Will these pandemic trends continue into 2021?
Opinion
2020 took some existing residential real estate trends and threw gasoline on them. This year, will we go back to the status quo or enter a new normal? Take a look at these trends, and decide
by Kris Lindahl Jan 12
'Do I sound too salesy?' 3 steps for selling in difficult times
Opinion
If you bear these ideas in mind and apply them when you can, you won't need to worry about sounding pushy or making people feel like they're just another customer
by Justin Tucker Jan 12
5 digital marketing topics that'll shape 2021
After hundreds of conversations with agents across the country, one real estate pro breaks down the main digital marketing topics that dominated the narrative — and consequently, business
by Aaron Lacey Jan 11
NestEgg cracks the code for small landlords and the agents who help them
Opinion
An exceptionally well-orchestrated rental business app for small landlords, you'll be hard-pressed to find a stone this software doesn't uncover
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 8
Knock makes Jacksonville its 15th Home Swap market
Jacksonville, Florida, marks Knock's 15th Home Swap market on its quest for 21 before the end of the year. Home Swap allows homesellers to make non-contingent offers on potential new homes
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 7
Asteroom shoots to become Matterport for the mid-tier market
Asteroom has been rolling out a series of affordable updates to address growing demand for ways listing agents can compete for online market share
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 7
Elm Street's Elevate gets new lead-gen capabilities after VoicePad acquisition
VoicePad's automated appointment setting and phone follow-up solution will be integrated with Elm Street's Elevate, an omnichannel marketing and sales support product for agents, teams, and brokerages
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 6
Pulse: What are you looking forward to in 2021?
There's so much optimism around this new year and the good things it'll (hopefully) bring. That's why, this week, we're asking you to share the things you're most excited for in 2021
by Inman Jan 6
Stalling on your 2021 business plan? 3 crucial components to think about
It's never too late to start, tweak or revisit your business plan. In fact, the beginning of a new year is a good time to think about your goals for 2021. When writing them down, consider these tips
by James Harris AND David Parnes Jan 5
5 ways agents can take advantage of the off-season
Most agents dread the off-season, but savvy agents see it as an opportunity. Use the winter months to make a plan, build relationships and research trends that will ultimately make you useful to your clients in the long run
by Ben Mizes Jan 5
Ascend Lead Sites is ready to elevate agents in 2021
Opinion
Rebranded from Zephyr Leads, Ascend Lead Sites focuses on offering IDX-powered websites for lead generation that rests on a fully featured CRM, content management system and a menu of digital advertising integrations
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 4
3 ways team leaders can help agents stay connected this winter
Work from home is here to say for the foreseeable future, and as a team leader, it’s up to you to remove any communication barriers and encourage your team to find the momentum to move forward. Here are a few tips
by Mauricio Umansky Jan 4
10 video influencers to keep on your radar in 2021
Here, we’re giving a nod to some of the industry’s best video creatives — those who know how to use the medium to make an impact and steer online conversation, all while staying true to their unique brands, styles and niches
by Megan Eskey Jan 3
Broker-built Stacks announces 2021 updates
Stacks app will go live with a number of new features and updates, including a significant price reduction and white labeling opportunities targeted at brokerages, teams, and coaching organizations
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 31
4 sales scripts every agent needs in 2021
As a team leader, introducing a handful of invaluable scripts to your agents goes a long way in helping them ramp up business in the new year. Here are a few worth knowing and practicing
by Kathleen Black Dec 30
KW Command launches into 2021 with new features
Opinion
Command's SmartPlan suite offers agents companywide access to colleagues' best ideas. Campaigns and Designs will power online marketing and branding
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 30
Pulse: What were your biggest challenges in 2020?
To say that 2020 was tumultuous is an understatement. So, before jumping into the new year, we’re asking our readers to share the major obstacles they worked to get past and rise above
by Inman Dec 30
Are you a top performer? 13 questions to ask yourself
What’s the difference between a top performer and everyone else? Even more importantly, how can you know where you stand? Here are a few questions that’ll help you figure out how you’re doing — and what you need to improve in 2021
by Bernice Ross Dec 30
Pulse: Readers share their New Year’s resolutions for 2021
2021 is all about starting a new chapter. So, this week, our readers share what they hope to achieve in the new year. From big, ambitious goals to the little things, here’s everything they had to say
by Inman Dec 29
So you want to be a high achiever? Adopt these 5 key habits
Being a top-notch agent is more than just about helping people buy and sell homes. It’s about honing the right mix of professional skills — and developing a mindset primed for success. Here’s how you can put in the work
by Faisal Susiwala Dec 29
5 nifty apps and software to help you achieve more in 2021
As an agent, you spend a lot of your time out in the field — which is why you need to have the right set of tech tools in your arsenal at all times. Here are a few invaluable apps that will make your work life easier and more efficient
by Santiago Arana Dec 29
Be prepared! 11 reasons agents might leave your brokerage in 2021
Every year, new agents join the office, and others leave. Your job as broker or manager is to look for red flags and identify which issues, life events or frustrations can affect your agents and staff members right now. Here are a few to watch out for
by Erica Ramus Dec 29
Inman Handbook on getting started with BoomTown
BoomTown is one of the more popular sales and marketing software solutions in real estate. It's rich array of marketing technology and CRM tools can be a lot to take on for some brokerages. Find out what its major offerings entail, and why it's not just for the big national players
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 28
9 new real estate technology products that lit up 2020
Opinion
A number of new real estate software products emerged in 2020 — some from new companies and others from established players. Here are nine of them that stood out
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 28
How to blog your way through more website traffic
Don’t overlook the importance of blog posts for bringing in new viewers — and potential business. With a little effort and consistency, you can give your website a considerable bump in SEO, social media engagement and traffic
by Eric Eltzholtz Dec 28
10 superior agent bios — and how to reverse engineer yours
Struggling with writer’s block? Take a look at these stellar agent bios, and use their best features to guide your writing process
How to decide if you’re ready to open your own brokerage
The brokerage business is very different from operating a team. At the end of the day, it takes more than just a license to start and run a successful brokerage. Before you jump in, here’s what you need to prepare for
A simple way to recharge your team in 2021
To up your agents’ productivity, you have to give them the tools they need to achieve their goals — and that starts by understanding what those goals actually are. Here’s how you can gain valuable insight into their objectives and help them succeed
by Ryan Rodenbeck Dec 23
Dear Marketing Mastermind: What tech is must-have for 2021?
Find out which tech tools are paying big dividends for real estate pros with help from Jeff Lobb of SparkTank Media and Kenny Truong of eXp Realty
Agent/broker perspective: How should agents handle inexperienced deal partners?
An agent is tired of working with other inexperienced agents who lack basic professionalism. What should her broker say?
by Anthony Askowitz Dec 22
How to grow your inner entrepreneur in 2021
If you want to up your business' success and make a splash next year, you have to tap into your inner entrepreneur. Here are a few ways to get into the right mindset
by Mark Choey Dec 21
2 innovative team leaders share their secrets to success
Leaders Jonathan Spears and George Laughton shared the systems and tools that fuel their über-successful real estate teams during an Inman Connect workshop on Thursday
by Marian McPherson Dec 18
11 tech products we loved in 2020
Opinion
From digital closings to a powerful way to analyze your CRM database, here are 11 products that stood out in a year of remarkable evolutions in real estate tech
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 18
3 top-notch marketing courses to elevate your digital game
With these 3 courses available online and on demand, you can take your digital marketing game to the next level in 2021 — without giving up valuable time and resources
by Victoria Kennedy Dec 15
Pulse: Readers share the accomplishments they're proud of this year
It's been quite a chaotic year, and now that we're approaching the end of it, it's time to look back and acknowledge the major wins you accomplished
by Inman Dec 15
Sick of video calls? 3 strategies for fighting Zoom fatigue
Don’t let computer screen exhaustion ruin your productivity! Here are a few tips to help combat Zoom fatigue as we continue to navigate day-to-day business virtually
by Santiago Arana Dec 15
Crye-Leike Cloud to help train, power 3,200+ agents
Crye-Leike will now offer its 130 offices a range of marketing tools and training programs to navigate through in-house and external resources
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 14
7 lessons from 2020 that changed how we do business
Opinion
It has been one of the most unexpected and unpredictable years in modern history. What has the real estate industry learned from the events of 2020?
by Stacey Ross Cohen Dec 12
Digital closing tech JetClosing opens Austin office, its 5th nationwide
Operating in seven states and having raised $35 million to date, JetClosing is now running in the innovation hub of the southwest
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 11
Take control! 5 ways to generate your own leads
As a real estate agent, you're operating your own business, which means you have to be in charge of generating your own leads. Here are a few tried-and-true strategies
by Faisal Susiwala Dec 10
Pulse: What's one accomplishment you're proud of this year?
This week, we want to hear about your triumphs in 2020. What's a major win that you can't wait to share? How did you achieve it?
by Inman Dec 9
10 strategies for being more profitable in 2021
Want to be more profitable in this upcoming year? Here's how to work smarter, reduce expenses and find ways to make the best possible use of your time
by Bernice Ross Dec 9
Inman Handbook on unlocking the power of Homesnap
Find out how Homesnap's functionality is designed to benefit agents and their clients, and get the scoop on the company's many updates this year
ProperSign is another step toward fully digital transactions
Opinion
Built by the one-time CTO of a title due diligence firm, ProperSign will help real estate take another step toward 100% digital deal-making
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 4
BoomTown and Sisu announce formal, customer-driven integration
In another deep technical integration among big-name industry players, users of performance coaching software Sisu can link BoomTown communications to their goals and dashboards
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 3
5 things to factor into your team's 2021 business plan
Now that we're nearing the end of the year, it's time to tweak, edit and rewrite your business plan to ensure your team hits the ground running in 2021. Here are a few things to think about
by Kathleen Black Dec 3
3 tips for wrapping up 2020 on a positive note with your team
As we enter into a new year, it's important to review your team's strengths and weaknesses, and adapt accordingly. Here's how to prepare your agents to close out 2020 with energy and positivity
by James Harris AND David Parnes Dec 3
Stop the toxicity! 9 tips for avoiding bad behavior online
Opinion
When it comes to the few out there who are always angry, bitter and divisive — flush the toilet, and block them. No one has time or energy for toxic people
by Jay Thompson Dec 2
Mobile lead management and productivity app Quitchet makes solid upgrades
Opinion
First reviewed in 2018, the app launched with some bugs and UX challenges. It's since been updated, and now, it's ready for the open market
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 30
Want to hit the ground running in 2021? Follow these 8 steps
To make the most of their time, agents need to hit the restart button now — before jumping into the new year. Cross out these actionable items, and you'll kick off 2021 right
by Mayleene DeFreece Nov 28
Real Grader helps keep agents' online reputation on track
Opinion
Multifaceted technology service helps agents market and manage their digital footprint with tools for social media, contact sharing and profile monitoring
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 27
How smart tech can help reimagine homeowners' home offices
Home office as becoming a must-have in today's environment. So, this week, John Clancy digs into the trend, discussing the upgrades and new technology homeowners should invest in for a more seamless at-home working experience
by Brandon Doyle Nov 27
7 tips for better tech adoption within your indie brokerage
Communicate frequently during the ramp-up and training periods, and allow your agents to take ownership of the technology
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 24
How one indie brokerage grew its sales by thinking like a doctor
Mike Regan wants agents to get the same kind of prestige and respect as doctors and lawyers — and he's structured his brokerage to make that happen
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 23
Pulse: How our readers cultivate a magnetic indie culture
This week, our readers chime in with their thoughts on what makes for a winning company culture — and how to go about cultivating an environment that encourages productivity and fosters happiness
by Inman Nov 23
Let go of conventional sales wisdom! 9 principles to live by
Making 50 cold calls a day, knocking on doors and cutting your commission are just a few of the most common pieces of advice real estate agents get. But does conventional wisdom work?
by Faisal Susiwala Nov 23
5 questions to jumpstart your strategic planning for 2021
Take time to look at the big picture of your business to be better prepared for next year
by Erica Ramus Nov 23
3 seller objections, excuses and concerns to overcome this fall
Sometimes, interactions with sellers go smoothly, but that's not always the case — especially now. As an agent, you should anticipate these common seller concerns and respond to them appropriately
by Kathleen Black Nov 19
How the right role model can help lead you to success
The trick to choosing a good role model is to really identify what you want and the lifestyle you want to lead and find the people who are doing just that
by Adam Hergenrother Nov 19
7 ways indie brokers can cultivate a powerful support system
As an indie broker, you might be juggling a variety of roles and responsibilities — which is not only tedious, but also very lonely. This is why it helps to have a strong support system. Here's how to build it
by Bernice Ross Nov 18
Dear Marketing Mastermind: What should my 2021 marketing plan include?
Looking for ways to improve your content marketing strategy? Learn how from this virtual workshop featuring Valerie Garcia and Peter Lorimer
Pulse: How do you cultivate a magnetic indie culture?
This week, we're asking you to share your take on what makes for a positive company culture. How do you build an environment that fosters engagement, productivity and, above all, happiness?
by Inman Nov 18
Don't chase your next transaction — run your business with intention
The business of real estate is fast-paced and in the moment. As an agent, you're always chasing the next transaction. But here's how operating with intention can positively impact both work and life
by Marion Weiler Nov 18
From SoulCycle to the office: 10 brand-building lessons
When it comes to drive, resilience and brand power, there's a lot agents can learn from the fitness world. Here, two SoulCycle master instructors share their top tips for tapping into the athlete mindset
by Tamara Bakir Nov 17
Make it count! Here's how to build your legacy
In a year marked by worldwide tragedy, we've been forced to reexamine what is truly important and wrestle with how we can reorient our lives to truly make a difference going forward and leave our mark on the world
by Carl Medford Nov 16
Here's how to tap into an athlete's mindset — and win today
Beating out competition, breaking limitations and making the impossible happen are things athletes train for. Here's how to tap into their mindset to make great strides in business and life
by Tamara Bakir Nov 13
CoreLogic launches consumer search with OneHome
Opinion
Data and analytics company's new invite-only, lifestyle-driven home search portal is mostly good, with consumer resources and tools for agents to collaborate
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 13
Want to unlock your team's potential? Start with performance coaching
Now that teams have rebuilt and pivoted in this new normal, it's time to focus on boosting results and tapping into every member's unused potential. Here's how to do that with performance coaching
by Chris Pollinger Nov 12
Winter blues are coming! Fight them off with a solid routine
Choose your struggle, make small changes and get ready for big results
by Adam Hergenrother Nov 12
Want more passive income? Invest in your database now
Opinion
A simple shift in thinking can transform your database from a list of leads into a concrete, passive income machine that will rival a real estate investment portfolio
by Carl Medford Nov 10
You’re driving me nuts! 6 client types agents should be ready for
Opinion
We come into contact with so many different personalities. Knowing how to effectively communicate with them is the first step in closing the deal
by John Giffen Nov 8
Up your social media look with Feed Appeal
Opinion
The new social media content company has its design roots in Silicon Valley, but it's aiming to make the real estate industry look better online
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 6
3 strategies to grow your business in a time of crisis
Opinion
It’s absolutely vital for agents to use this time to create and represent a powerful pivot in their businesses. Here are three strategies to help you do just that
by Kathleen Black Nov 5
ReferMe IQ uses old business to earn you new business
Opinion
Although developed for a range of service-based business, ReferMe IQ has a unique appeal to real estate — and comes ready to go with automated email campaigns
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 30
Quickly pay agents and accept deposits with Bank Shot
The pandemic has pushed every aspect of the transaction deep into the digital age, and this broker-developed app continues to help everyone get their money faster
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 29
Stop! Before you hire, hone your business strategy
Often, teams are created in a rush — which is why a lot of them crumble instantly. Instead of hiring help as quick fix, here's why you should take a step back and create a structure for your business
by Kathleen Black Oct 29
Start the workday right! Stand up, and modify your morning
Your daily standup meeting is one of the most important things you can start your workday with. Here's why you should place that meeting permanently in your calendar — and why you should focus on single-tasking
by Julie Nelson Oct 27
Building video content? Here’s a simple 4-step formula
As people are now shopping for properties online, agents should try to increase their brand awareness through content marketing videos. Here are a few ways to get them right
by Lisa Suazo Oct 25
New company Dippidi handles all aspects of ad campaigns
From budgets to creative headline writing, 13-month-old real estate marketing agency wants to take the burden of online advertising off the shoulders of teams and brokerages
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 20
Growth-oriented Keap hits most of the CRM high notes
Opinion
Previously Infusionsoft, this CRM is focused on small businesses in multiple industries but has some unique ways to appeal to real estate agents
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 16
Preclose updates signal the elevation of transaction coordination
Updates to Preclose include streamlined communications, intake workflows, and an evolving consumer experience
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 15
Thinking about getting into real estate? 10 reasons to go for it
From learning opportunities to schedule flexibility, being a real estate agent has its perks. So, if you're considering a career in this industry, here are a few reasons to give yourself the green light
by Mauricio Umansky Oct 15
Snapdocs closes on $60M to further defragment real estate closings
From notary marketplace to raising more than $85 million in under a year, the software company is putting its stamp on digital escrow
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 12
Let's stop perpetuating hustle culture in real estate
Hustle culture, though often talked about in real estate, might not be a great habit for long-term success — personally or professionally. Here's why agents should consider a more sustainable, well-rounded approach
by Amy Galvin Oct 12
3 building blocks for business resilience today
Instead of focusing on building, a lot of agents and teams have shifted gears. Now, they're rebuilding, adapting and tweaking their processes instead. Here are a few things to remember when crafting a strategy for moving forward
by Kathleen Black Oct 8
Why agents need continued education — especially today
For agents, education goes hand in hand with having a positive work environment and company culture. The more resources they have at their disposal, the more likely they are to thrive. Here's why
by Jill Butler Oct 6
Manage leads, listings and loans with Townify
Opinion
The agent operating system combines a practical set of features and emphasizes loan-officer integration to keep agents on track of leads and listings
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 2
3 marketing tools to enhance your digital efforts
Working from home? Here are a handful of real estate marketing tools that can save you time, streamline your business and increase your conversions in this ever-changing industry
by Kathleen Black Oct 1
Compensation plans: 5 questions to ask before talking fees
Opinion
Asking about fees is valid, but there are better questions that can be posed in more valuable ways to evaluate a potential brokerage before discussing fees
by Nick Malouff Sep 30
3 traits agents need to hone to make it in this business
Find out how to hone the skills that’ll get you to the top from veteran Realtor and team leader Jeff Quintin
by Pat Hiban Sep 30
Rebranded and funded, powerful lead app Auctm grows by $5M
Five-star rated, lead-empowerment app SquadVoice has rebranded from the top down upon Series A funding. The company is called SqaudStack, and the product is now Auctm
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 28
How to recruit top talent amid sky-high unemployment
For agents and teams looking to build their bench and expand their businesses, today's employment landscape provides a previously unimaginable opportunity to hire top talent. Here are a few ways to make the most of it
by Carl Medford Sep 26
High-rated brokerage communications app WhoHub officially launches
App allows agents, admins, and brokers to interact over deals, vendors, events, and 'coming soon' listings
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 25
Brokermint builds on growth with in-depth accounting updates
Popular back-office software solution Brokermint has added tools for more in-depth company accounting, forecasting and payment processing
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 16
Brokers share how they've thrived through the pandemic
Broker-owners Tiffany Curry and Jorge Guerra moderated a conversation between some of the nation's top leaders on how they've used digital tools to pivot
by Marian McPherson Sep 15
Afraid of hearing 'no'? Here's how to overcome fear of rejection
It might not come as a surprise that a lot of agents still experience an intense fear of rejection, which might stop them from prospecting and attracting new business. But why is that? And how can they learn failure resilience?
by John Giffen Sep 13
Looking for a simple solution to social media? Try PropertySimple
Opinion
The social media management company started in Chile, then followed its first customer to Arizona. Making paid ads and organic lead generation easy, PropertySimple is now ready for users across the country
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 11
Feeling the burnout? 4 ways to avoid WFH stress
Real estate professionals have been at it for six months now, balancing the stress of working from home with a host of other distractions. To avoid being pulled into a state of exhaustion and burnout, here are four tips to keep in mind
by Kathleen Black Sep 10
Insta360's ONE R camera line to power Matterport tours
In an ongoing effort to open up its technology, Matterport's Capture app will now work with 3D camera maker Insta360's new ONE R line of devices
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 9
10 ways to rewire your mindset and start thriving today
The WomanUP! Conference, which took place last week, was jampacked with insights and inspiration for agents. Here are 10 important takeaways agents should consider when making a survive-to-thrive mindset shift
by Bernice Ross Sep 9
With app launch, MoveEasy becomes agents' branded platform
Continuing to grow throughout the pandemic, online moving concierge company offers fully white-labeled relocation platform for real estate industry
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 3
Want to connect better with clients? Customize your communication
Using emotional intelligence to understand different personality styles is vital to creating and maintaining relationships
by Kathleen Black Sep 3
How Keller Williams rewrote its playbook amid a pandemic
Keller Williams Coaching Vice President Monica Reynolds shares the story behind BOLD Pivot and how brokers can launch a successful training program of their own
by Marian McPherson Aug 28
Are you learning from the market turn? Adjust your focus now
The coronavirus pandemic pressed the reset button on our personal and business lives. So, for agents looking to make good use of this time to grow their businesses, here are a few ways to do that by zeroing in on education
by Kuba Jewgieniew Aug 27
What real estate agents can learn from doctors
Opinion
Are you being treated like the professional you are? Here’s what medical professionals know that many real estate professionals do not
by Troy Palmquist Aug 27
Need to cut costs? Create your own leads — for free
Looking to reduce expenses? Consider cutting your lead spend. If you’re willing to invest some extra time, you can generate your own leads for free and liberate yourself from paying for today's costly leads
by Pat Hiban Aug 26
Want to be a top producer? Steal these 6 moves from their playbook
Opinion
Becoming a top producer comes down to proactively prospecting about 7 hours a week, constantly learning, being emotionally resilient and moving from great to memorable client experiences
by Bernice Ross Aug 26
Back to school? 5 tips for a better work-school blend
Opinion
This isn’t business as usual. Stop holding yourself to outdated standards — find your blend, and keep pushing yourself at what you love to do
by Rachael Hite Aug 25
A guide to your mid-year business plan reboot
We're halfway through the year — when was the last time you checked how you're tracking against your 2020 business plan? Now is the time to evaluate and adapt
by David Medley Aug 24
Not good at arranging throw pillows? Good thing there's Stagerie
Opinion
A web app developed by a Des Moines agent gives those who aren't good at staging — or those who don't like having that conversation with their clients — a way to offer advice without coming across as pushy
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 21
12 ways to prioritize wellness in stressful times
The founder of Women's Choice Award told real estate agents to 'get over the guilt' and prioritize wellness to succeed
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 20
Is your team Q4 ready? Here’s how to prepare for winter
Opinion
The third quarter is winding down, but the market is still hot. If you’re willing to dig deep, hold the line and keep your foot on the gas, you can ensure your business will have a strong fourth quarter
by Adam Hergenrother Aug 20
PureAgent CRM reduces automation dependency, ups ante on live tours
Opinion
Small in size but big on sales help, Onjax's PureAgent CRM has launched after a 3-year renovation of tools and tech, and for the most part, it was worth the wait
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 14
ActivePipe rolls out custom content campaigns
The Australian email marketing company's newest offering lets agents send emails according to categorized personas for more accurate targeting
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 12
How Bubba Mills coaches his top-selling clients
Bubba Mills, the CEO and owner of Corcoran Coaching, talks to Inman about why it's more difficult to double production once an agent hits 100 sales in a year
by Patrick Kearns Aug 12
Are we witnessing the end of professional real estate photography?
Opinion
With full-service, overnight editors, apps, creative middlemen and the rise of smartphone camera capabilities, have professional photographers lost their hold on your listings?
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 11
Do you have grit? 4 characteristics that make for great agents
A lot of new agents have a tough time showing their value to their clients. The truth is, that value has little to do with experience. Rather, it's about possessing these four traits
by Nick Waldner Aug 7
5 business coaching myths agents need to get over
Opinion
The truth is: Coaches guide you on your growth journey, no matter where you are starting from
Doors open, doors close: 6 strategies that generate (and kill) business
What habits or practices make you more successful — or diminish your chances of getting to the closing table — in today’s market?
by Troy Palmquist Aug 6
5 things leaders should be doing for their teams right now
As a team leader, you have a responsibility to guide your team from panic to assurance — especially in challenging situations. That's why they look up to you. Here are a few strategies to help you be the supportive leader they're looking for
by Kathleen Black Aug 6
Naberly stamps its place in CRM conversation with sharp revamp
Opinion
With a host of inspired feature decisions, an elegant user interface, video email and Slack-like activity drivers, Naberly is now a name in the proptech space you should know
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 5
Pulse: What are you leaning on to get through 2020?
In looking back, what do you think is responsible for keeping your business going this year? Is it your team leader, colleagues, digital platforms, communication tools or something else?
by Inman Jul 29
Trends, strategies and apps that'll shape business in 2020
What are the most important trends to watch? How can agents make sure they thrive in this new normal? What are some noteworthy apps to consider? These distinguished female real estate leaders share their best tips
by Bernice Ross Jul 29
10 team leaders divulge their top profitability strategies
10 team leaders, 10 short videos, 10 strategies. Tune in to learn what's working for top teams
by Pat Hiban Jul 29
Zumper offers new online leasing suite for free
Smaller landlords and multifamily investors will now have a free suite for online leasing, payment collection and virtual tours
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 28
Want to cultivate a top-producing team? Follow these 5 steps
Building a top-producing team takes work. It's not just about having talented team members on board — it's about cultivating those talents, setting team and personal goals, pushing for innovation, and a few other steps
Endpoint offers the industry a great start to mobile e-closings
Opinion
The result of a chinwag between First American and Boston Consulting Group's Digital Ventures, the app keeps every party in check with the closing process in a hybrid tech-team solution. It offers terrific promise for the future of e-closings
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 24
Amid acquisition dustup, CoreLogic releases visual marketing services portal HomeVisit
Tested by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors & State-Wide MLS, the new portal will allow agents to streamline ordering of multiple marketing services
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 23
LoneWolf adds Adwerx to its den of Marketplace partners
Adwerx has served up more than 15B online ad impressions to date, and the new offering will bring targeted ad programs for real estate brokers and agents into LoneWolf's Transactions, the national transaction management member benefit in the US
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 23
10 tips for team profitability (even in a recession)
Fear ruins creativity, but celebration and encouragement causes it to grow
by Kathleen Black Jul 23
Stuck in a rut? 3 simple, smart ways to self-motivate
When you're feeling low on energy, it's easy to lose sight of what you're working toward. So, here are some smart ways to cultivate a productive environment and pick yourself back up
by Santiago Arana Jul 23
Kick it up a notch — 5 tips for conducting business virtually
Yes, a lot of professionals are still working from home. Although it's impossible to ignore the inherent difficulties associated with the current state of things, agents need to rise above them and improve these 5 practices
by Jeremy Kamm Jul 23
Why I live my life by working between vacations
Opinion
By building in trips and mini-vacations frequently throughout the year, it forces you to be laser-focused on only what is most important, and it creates a sense of urgency to get stuff done
by Adam Hergenrother Jul 21
LionDesk seeks to go 'beyond the CRM' with launch of ad portal
CEO David Anderson said he's continuing to work to move his company 'beyond the CRM' by releasing software features that help agents manage the entire lead and sales cycle. Here's the latest
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 20
Florida title search company enters remote closing field with ProperSign
PropLogix of Sarasota reacted to COVID-19-era requirements by developing its own solution to socially distant deal-making
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 16
What your team's accountability plan should look like
A good CRM will provide you with enough true information to hold agents accountable as well as compare how your team members work
by Kathleen Black Jul 16
Pulse: What must-have tech is part of your new normal?
This week, we're asking our readers to talk about the invaluable digital tools that have made work and life easier throughout the pandemic
by Inman Jul 15
5 years, 5 lessons: What I've learned in real estate thus far
Although planning for the future is crucial for the growth of your business, it's equally important to take some time to pause and reflect on the lessons learned. Here's what one agent gleaned from his near five years of experience in real estate
by Dylon Baker Jul 9
Lone Wolf announces new integrated cloud solutions for every stakeholder
The popular technology provider is packaging its businesswide solutions according to industry stakeholder to better communicate product offerings and help agents, teams and brokers connect systems
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 8
5 tips for team leaders to boost productivity permanently
If you don’t have a guide to your priorities, you’re never going to be able to grow the company, and that’s essential for every team leader
by Ryan Rodenbeck Jul 6
Fast (and well-timed), video-tour app Replay Listings hits all the marks
Opinion
Co-founded by a former agent and currently available to New York City agents, the web and mobile video listing portal has its sights set on major market expansion, and it might have the chops to pull it off
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 3
Want to keep your top talent? Do these 4 things regularly
For team leaders, constantly having to replace top talent can be draining, both emotionally and financially. So, make sure you're following these four key points when striving to keep your team members productive and happy
by Kevin Kauffman Jul 2
Get it done! 4 tips for keeping your day on track
As we begin to enter the next phase, now is a great opportunity for agents to implement good work habits to maximize their productivity and return to business with greater focus than ever
by Santiago Arana Jun 30
Inside Real Estate acquires dashCMA
The software will now have access to 600+ MLSs just a year after inception, and founder Karen Abram says she’s ‘beyond excited to join the Inside Real Estate family’
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 30
Pulse: The books that should be on every agent's summer reading list
Just in case you're in the throes of planning what your summer will look like this year, here are a few books to consider adding to the season's reading list
by Inman Jun 30
Beta tested for 3 years, this CRM is set for early 2021 launch
Developed by a high school dropout and aerial photography pioneer, CRM will focus on agent websites, property marketing and customer relationship management
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 29
Feeling stuck? 8 strategies for overcoming productivity hurdles today
As a real estate agent navigating business from home through the pandemic, you've likely been interrupted by at least one of these roadblocks. Here are a few common everyday hurdles and strategies to overcome them
by Stacey Soleil Jun 29
Want to generate leads? Focus on ramping up organic traffic
Investing in personalized content is an effective approach to drive traffic and convert leads at a successful rate. Here's how agents can harness the power of content marketing and saved jump searches to gain a competitive edge
by Brandon Doyle Jun 29
Zip Your Flyer announces eVIDEOS, dynamic content for social media marketing
The Seattle-based, family-owned company helps agents market listings to other agents, and it is now producing animated social media posts for multiple networks
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 26
Not like all the rest? 5 lesser known CRMs that should be on your radar
Opinion
Rich in innovation, the CRM segment of tech is popular, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution. These products might not be top-of-mind, but they are worth checking out
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 26
Bring your design in-house with RelayThat's easy-to-use tools
Opinion
Another option for agents and marketing staff looking to bring their design in-house, this web-based marketing resource provides creative cues, just enough brand control and plenty of value
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 26
Want a 95% retention rate? Here’s how this 180-agent team does it
Higher retention means a more cohesive culture and more highly trained and seasoned agents serving your clients
by Adam Hergenrother Jun 25
3 ways to make this summer a productive one
Summer might look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean teams shouldn't ready themselves for high volumes of business. Here's how to stay productive this season, while making sure to carve out some time for rest and relaxation
by Mauricio Umansky Jun 25
12 action items for finishing the year strong post-lockdown
Although we're about to ease into a summer of uncertainty, agents still have an opportunity to take advantage of the months ahead and rev up their business — and they can start by tackling these 12 strategies
by Jeff Glover Jun 25
Pulse: What book should be on every agent's summer reading list?
This week, we're asking you to share some of your favorite real estate reads — something you find yourself picking up and thumbing through over and over, while learning a new skill every time
by Inman Jun 24
Pulse: The team building ideas motivating readers this summer
Last week, we asked what team building activities readers participated in that boosted motivation and renewed excitement for work. Here’s what you had to say
by Inman Jun 23
Cloze excels in empowering real estate relationships
Opinion
First reviewed 5 years ago, this powerful, mobile-first CRM continues to standout as an advanced way to focus on existing relationships as a source of new business
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 22
Habits, routines and rituals: 8 steps to being more productive
Having trouble developing successful and effective habits, routines and rituals that stick? Here are eight steps you can take toward that goal
by Teresa Mack Jun 22
6 tips for making sure prospects find you online
To the thousands of people searching the internet for information on neighborhoods, properties and agents, your online presence is your first impression and your best chance to impress. Here are some ideas to take it to the next level
by Brandon Doyle Jun 22
Want a highly effective team? Adopt these 3 habits
Prosperity comes from developing personal effectiveness and nurturing healthy relationships with team members
by David Parnes AND James Harris Jun 18
4 things we learned from our most beneficial team training
Pandemic or not, there are always going to be opportunities in the marketplace, so it's important to know how to find and identify them. Here's what one team learned during a training course on winning in today's market
by Kevin Kauffman Jun 18
How to energize your agents without breaking the bank
As long as I pay attention to the agents and see them — really see them — and their basic needs, I don’t have to spend money on higher splits or fancy lattes
by Erica Ramus Jun 18
Pulse: What team building ideas have motivated you this summer?
This week, we'd like to know what team building activities you've either hosted or participated in that boosted motivation and renewed your excitement for work
by Inman Jun 17
Pulse: How leaders have stepped up in the past few months
This week, our readers tell us the different ways their leaders have provided comfort, support and motivation during this time of uncertainty and hardship
by Inman Jun 16
Want to get the most out of your CRM? Do this
This methodology is not a one-size-fits-all segmentation outline. Part of building a database is making it personal for you. However, it's a good place to start
by Brandon Doyle Jun 15
Stop the distractions! 7 ways to be more productive on the daily
As the country reopens and we get busier, it's important that we set boundaries and stick to a daily routine. Here are several ways we can stay on task in a world full of distractions
by Missy Yost Jun 15
9 tips for making online leads 'stick' with you
It’s common for prospective clients to contact multiple agents when they need help. So, why would they pick you when there are so many other options to choose from? Here are nine tips to help you hold on to those precious online leads
by Andrew Fortune Jun 13
PlanetRE's consumer app is more MLS than search friendly
Opinion
Partnering with MLSListings, Inc. of Northern California, the software company's consumer search app misses the mark on several fronts but mainly in its core purpose: consumer home search
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 12
How to make your business more efficient with a CRM
Use this time to do the foundational administrative work that agents can never get around to — like implementing a customer relationship management system
by Kathleen Black Jun 11
How to find business when it's not coming to you
Now is the time to take charge and remind yourself that there are still opportunities in today's world. Be proactive, resilient and willing to seek out opportunities even when they're not exactly knocking on your door. Here's how
by Ron Wynn Jun 11
Don't let uninvited guests derail a productive Zoom meeting! Ramp up security
Zoom allows real estate professionals to maintain much of their business efforts, from farming to showings and closings, which is why, despite security concerns, Zoom still reigns supreme as videoconferencing tool of choice. Here are a few extras to consider for secure meetings
by Aaron Stelle Jun 10
Pulse: Have your leaders stepped up in the past few months?
This week, we're asking you: How did your leaders provide comfort, direction, support and even inspiration during this time of uncertainty and hardship?
by Inman Jun 10
Pulse: How you're prioritizing your 2020 goals now
Last week, we asked you how you're shifting and readjusting your goals for the year, in light of everything that's happened in 2020. Here's what you had to say
by Inman Jun 9
Your CRM is the lifeblood of your business — so nurture it
Clients want to work with people they trust — which is where the CRM comes in. A properly organized, categorized and cultivated database can help you not only manage, but also strengthen client relationships. Here's why
by Brandon Doyle Jun 8
Brown Harris Stevens' agent platform 'couldn't have come at a better time'
The long-standing, NYC-based urban luxury independent has developed an agent productivity solution called MAIA. It rests on a Salesforce backbone
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 5
Real Vision is the real deal for one-stop listing marketing
Opinion
The Toronto-based photography and 3D tour provider puts a very slick, all-inclusive spin on getting everything you need to visually market listings — at an affordable price
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 5
Homesnap's Mazur: It's time for agents to go all in
In multiple talk tracks at Tech Connect, leaders in sales, fintech and proptech all agreed on one thing: The COVID-19 pandemic has totally changed how people market, sell and buy real estate
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 4
4 tips to boosting team productivity in the new world
Opinion
As we enter a time of recovery, our eyes go toward rebuilding. Team leaders can start with improving team productivity using these tips
by Chris Pollinger Jun 4
Want to keep your online profiles on point? Here are 5 tips
What people see when they Google you matters, especially when it comes to old and outdated profiles. Controlling your online presence is tricky, but doable. Just have a little patience, and follow these five tips
by Andrew Fortune Jun 2
Inman explores the New Productivity this June
Find the tools, skills and insights needed to thrive this summer
by Inman Jun 1
Elegran's Alfred is light, smart proptech for NYC agents
Opinion
The small New York City brokerage has always been tech-focused, but growth and the need for more business efficiencies led to the development of Alfred, an in-house lead and marketing solution
by Craig C. Rowe May 29
All Inman content related to running your business in this unprecedented time
Here's how to keep your business moving as the situation shifts
by Inman May 29
Your profiles matter! Take time to perfect them
Opinion
Now is the time to give your web presence a second look. Follow these steps to create a profile potential buyers will gravitate toward
by Jay Thompson May 27
Newest version of Top Producer proves why so many agents still rely on it
The Move, Inc. CRM has been around for years, first reviewed in 2015. It's new version, X, has upped its user experience with speed, integrations and added coaching tools
by Craig C. Rowe May 19
Dear Marketing Mastermind: What can I do right now to boost my business?
Opinion
Forget long-term solutions and wait-and-see options. Here's what agents and brokers can do right now to feel better about their businesses
Lone Wolf's new Marketplace spreads tech wealth industrywide
The new online offering provides countless Lone Wolf customers and members of partnered associations a place to access multiple technology vendors, making it the Netflix of proptech
by Craig C. Rowe May 11
IXACT Contact’s full-service updates make building relationships a breeze
The CRM has been an industry staple for years. It's now faster to get up and running, and social-savvy agents can automate popular content sharing
by Craig C. Rowe May 4
Stop already! 12 things agents shouldn’t be doing right now
Opinion
This unique moment is a time to rise up and be better, so start by doing better
by Nicole Solari May 2
Should you RSVP to open house app Block Party?
Opinion
There's potential in this free app's value to open house marketing, but its developer needs to delve deeper into its competition and find out more about how agents leverage open house contacts
by Craig C. Rowe May 1
PureAgent CRM launches video marketing features after yearlong beta test
The upstate New York proptech has released a new version of its CRM — in the works for 3 years — with live tour and video messaging functionality
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 29
True or false? TruPlace has what agents need to market homes during a pandemic
Opinion
With a number of photography and virtual showing experiences, TruPlace is showing it can compete with the top of the market. It only needs to enter more markets to gain a strong hold in the industry
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 24
Terradatum announces Listing Home Run for automated video marketing
Market analytics company is using MLS listing data to help agents quickly roll out property videos and web content for only $29.95 per listing
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 22
27 tech terms every agent should know
The industry is becoming ever-more technology driven, digital and at arm's length. These common terms can help you understand what technology vendors are trying to sell you
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 22
How curbside closings are keeping the market moving
An Atlanta real estate law firm has been conducting mobile closings for 14 years. A global pandemic has given their model, as well as emerging closing technologies fresh, much-needed attention
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 21
The deal is digital: A guide to handling it online from lead to close
The fax machine is finally put to rest. With the onset of e-closing platforms and RON, the real estate sales cycle is 100% online, mobile and in the cloud. Here's a quick list of vendors for each phase of the deal
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 17
BoxBrownie releases native 360-degree tour platform
Award-winning image editing and marketing company has grown rapidly by editing others' work. Its new immersive tour product can be created with minimal imagery using affordable cameras and published in 24 hours
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 8
Agent Icon makes social media imagery a no-brainer
Opinion
The on-demand marketing content provider debuted at Startup Alley two years ago and at ICNY20, revealed its newest feature, a slick, text-based social media content delivery service.
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 3
3 essential steps for a united real estate team
A united team is a successful team. Here’s how The Agency agents get it done
by David Parnes AND James Harris Apr 2
6 hidden Zoom features that'll boost your video skills
It seems like everyone is turning to Zoom while social distancing. From creating fresh backgrounds to freshening up your face, these next-level features will enhance your experience
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 1
Transactly raises $3M to boost outsourced transaction coordination
With a total of $4.7M raised in 2 years, the company is aiming to win the market for outsourced transaction coordination. While its software can be used for free by agents and brokerages, the company charges for use of a designated transaction coordination
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 31
New agent-developed app assigns and pays agents for side work
Led in part by a Portland, Oregon-based Keller Williams agent, BrokerHive assigns tasks and pays agents to support their colleagues, helping new agents learn and top producers to keep producing
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 20
10 simple ways to engage kids struggling with social distancing
As schools begin shutting down, parents are wondering how to balance working at home with children. Here are some ideas you can implement to alleviate cabin fever
by Marian McPherson Mar 19
Got cabin fever? Here are 104 ideas to keep you sane
From the business building to the silly, there's something for everyone on this list
by Jay Thompson Mar 18