6 keys to building the team of your dreams in 2024
Team leaders Megan Romine, Ryan Butler and Elias Astuto discussed how enforcing standards, sharing responsibilities and staying engaged are key to creating a long-lasting business
by Marian McPherson Jan 24
Ready to share your wisdom with the industry? The Triple-I survey is open
The Inman Intel Index goes beyond sentiment and trends by tapping into the real estate industry's most engaged community. Add your voice to the industry's most ambitious monthly survey today
by Chris LeBarton Jan 22
9 must-do moves to dodge the agent exodus
If you want to be a top-performing agent in 2024 — one who stays for the long haul — prioritize skill development to best adapt to the changing market, coach Darryl Davis writes
by Darryl Davis Jan 16
24 how-tos to help you start 2024 off with a bang
To formulate this list of how-tos to start the year off right, Inman's Service Editor Dani Vanderboegh rounded up the top advice and most-read contributors of 2023.
by Dani Vanderboegh Jan 3
More agents than ever earn business from networking and SOI
From cold calling and radio shows to painting classes, agent efforts to grow sphere of influence aren't one-size-fits-all
by Chris LeBarton Dec 29
Azibo, Fello, Cloze among Inman's best-reviewed proptech of 2023
Opinion
AI fueled the biggest trends in proptech this year, but so did efforts to put the consumer first, tech critic Craig Rowe writes. Check out the dozens of products that received his highest praise in 2023
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 28
Top 20 things Realtors really want for Christmas in 2023
Opinion
Forget Cross pens and Starbucks gift cards. According to mega-team leader Carl Medford, here's what's really on the wishlist of every real estate pro right now
by Carl Medford Dec 18
Perfectionism is stopping your social media success: Katie Lance
In her Inman Connect session, the Get Social Smart Academy CEO explains the power of thoughtful planning, daily engagement and authenticity when creating a social media strategy
by Marian McPherson Nov 1
5 AI tools agents swear by in today's market
The future is here and AI is the vehicle. Take advantage of the opportunities it provides for smart growth in every area of your real estate business
by Jimmy Burgess Aug 31
Future so bright: Make tomorrow's business your best ever in 5 steps
The winners in today’s market will take steps to increase sales now, while setting the stage for more future business. Here's where to start
by Jimmy Burgess Aug 18
Zillow's Spencer Rascoff launches AI personal assistant heyLibby
The latest product of Rascoff's 75 & Sunny Labs, heyLibby takes care of engaging and tracking leads for business owners. The free platform takes less than 5 minutes to set up, company said
by Marian McPherson Aug 17
Gary Keller cites commission probe in pep talk touting agent happiness
'I'm happy. Screw 'em,' the Keller Williams co-founder told agents Tuesday at his Mega Agent Camp event, referring to antitrust suits involving commissions in which the brokerage is named
by Marian McPherson Aug 16
AI can supercharge agents' brands. 3 marketing experts share pro tips
Marketing dynamos from Anywhere, The Agency and Collabra Technology shared how companies can wield artificial intelligence and market data to help agents stand out in a competitive market
by Marian McPherson Aug 10
Real estate is having its Blockbuster vs. Netflix moment
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, real estate strategist Mike DelPrete explained the 'unfair advantage' of the low-fee business models and how agents are the ultimate solution
by Marian McPherson Aug 8
3 luxury agents share their climbs into higher price points
'Belong to the private clubs, golf at the best golf clubs,' Jean Merkelbach, of Engel & Völkers said at Inman Luxury Connect. 'Be where they are so they recognize you'
by Taylor Anderson Aug 7
Did the US dodge a recession? As outlook softens, analysts reassess
A rising tide of economists are backing away from early forecasts that the US is very likely to enter a recession later this year or by the first quarter of 2024. But some still see dark clouds ahead
by Taylor Anderson Aug 4
Fed sending US into a 'category 5 hurricane,' Barry Sternlicht says
Starwood Capital Group Chairman and billionaire real estate investor Barry Sternlicht claims Fed inaction has all but ensured a recession is on the way. 'Nobody wants to sell anything today'
by Taylor Anderson Jul 28
Compass unveils new data-powered agent Performance Tracker
Compass Head of Coaching Courtney Smith said the brokerage's new data-powered Performance Tracker tool will enable agents and team leaders to track gross commission income, sales volume and other data
by Marian McPherson Jul 24
AppFolio exec: AI is about 'activity elimination,' not axing human jobs
Rather than being replaced by artificial intelligence, the agent of the future will have fewer rote tasks to perform, Cat Allday, AppFolio's vice president of AI and product operations, tells Intel
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 12
Real estate agents tallied double-digit sales volume gains in 2022
Despite inventory hitting a 23-year low, the average Realtor ended last year on a solid note, according to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Member Profile survey, released Tuesday
by Marian McPherson Jul 12
Tiffany Pantozzi on the pleasures and peril of working while pregnant
Ahead of Inman Connect Las Vegas, Align Real Estate founder Tiffany Pantozzi told Inman she concealed her pregnancy last year out of fear clients would discount her ability to juggle the work
by Taylor Anderson Jul 10
Now LiveEasy, moving concierge is all-in on life after closing
Moving technology and concierge company MoveEasy has rebranded as LiveEasy to accommodate new tools, better connectivity and its introduction to the rental market
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 20
Coldwell Banker's Kate Rossi to lead new Anywhere agent program
Anywhere's Agent Engagement team will help Anywhere affiliated broker-owners and agents supercharge their businesses with personalized coaching and mentorship, the company says
by Marian McPherson Jun 16
New scheduling, market reporting tools boost ShowingTime+
While Zillow remains centered on consumer search and lead generation, offspring ShowingTime+ is becoming the 'super app' the industry giant promised, according to the company
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 8
Plunk's API plugged into Mosaik and Roomvu
In addition to Mosaik and Roomvu, Plunk is also providing actionable market data to DropOffer, Calque and SphereBuilder, according to a company announcement
by Craig C. Rowe May 30
Ignition! Brokerage Engine, Payload to speed secure payments
Brokerage Engine will leverage Payload’s flexible set of APIs to automate a range of crucial financial functions, according to an announcement exclusively sent to Inman
by Craig C. Rowe May 30
Mosaik is peak client experience, the ideal agent productivity solution: Tech Review
Opinion
Mosaik is the third product of late to put a true emphasis on the client experience, a trend finally being seen as critical because of a number of macro-consumer movement
by Craig C. Rowe May 26
Sisu claims transaction revolution is underway with portal 2.0 update
Sisu, a proptech that combines sales cycle and workflow automation with performance tracking technology, said Client Portal 2.0 aims to refine how agent teams interact with critical vendors
by Craig C. Rowe May 18
iGuide software update draws in architects with DWG format
While merely a technical value-add for many, there is great potential in opening up iGuide’s dynamic, data-driven capabilities to a wider audience, according to the company
by Craig C. Rowe May 11
With 'Leo' launch, Real Brokerage leverages GPT
The Real Brokerage is using GPT to assist agents and brokers in their use of reZEN, the company's deal software. The tool tagged 'Leo' will be leveraged as an ever-present concierge
by Craig C. Rowe May 4
Totally not tech-savvy? 11 tools for neophytes
Here are some tips on software products Inman recommends for the new agent or the seasoned professional who’s just now coming around to the modern marketplace
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 30
Housing drags down US economy for second-straight quarter in Q1
Consumer spending remained high while the broader economy slowed, growing just 1.1% in the first 3 months of 2023, according to data released Thursday by US Bureau of Economic Analysis
by Taylor Anderson Apr 27
21 apps to accelerate your brokerage tech stack
Inman assembled a list of technology companies for customizing a tech-stack, specific to those brokers who look for flexibility, best-of-breed options and quicker roll-out
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 20
13 essential apps for real estate agents in 2023
There’s more to your real estate future than worrying about clearing title and negotiating inspection credits. Before you get to those places, you need to be able to run a business — your business, and there are a lot of tools to help you do that
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 17
Restb.ai releases new option for automated property descriptions
Property Descriptions leverages 3 types of AI to create narratives using a number of tonal approaches, including, descriptive, playful, standard, professional and simple — in 50 languages
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 12
5 time-saving social media tools real estate agents need in 2023
If you're ready to improve your social media results and save time while doing it, check out these handy tools
by Laura Viñalet Mar 22
That's such a turnoff! 7 major marketing mistakes agents make
Your marketing should be strategic, purposeful and professional. Here are some major marketing turnoffs that you should avoid
by Laura Viñalet Mar 17
3 things Netflix, Airbnb and Google do (that most leaders don't)
Leadership makes the difference between a thriving business and a failing one. Great leaders care about people and prioritize their needs to ensure a happy and productive work environment
by Chris Pollinger Mar 16
How bad is it? The worst website mistakes (and how to avoid them)
Some website mistakes are worse than others, here's a list of the most common ones and how bad for business they really are. Plus, tips for how to correct them
by Jessi Healey Mar 15
Symba has the cheat codes for managing agent finances: Tech Review
Opinion
Its fintech-light layered over a deal tracker, spiced with back-office accounting. It’s a superb tool for anyone new or growing in the business and a solid accessory solution for those already comfortable managing their numbers
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 10
23 ways to turn one listing into many, many more
Here are 23 ways to both market the home and yourself so that you can turn your latest real estate listing into many future deals
by Jimmy Burgess Mar 3
Proptech has reached an inflection point. So, like, what happens now?
Opinion
Disruptive sales models, lead aggregators and search products have transformed proptech into a true marketplace while freeing venture capitalists up to become more than mere power brokers
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 1