Time is money! A guide to hosting productive real estate meetings
Effective meeting leadership means having a purpose, sticking to your agenda and never wasting anyone's time
by Chris Pollinger Jul 1
5 tough facts you need to know before you start a team
Opinion
Starting their own team is a natural leadership step for many high-performing agents. Here are some of the hard realities potential team leaders need to understand before they begin
How this multifamily investor keeps his team on the same page
There are two keys to effective decision-making — assembling the right team and establishing a vision for that team. Here's how one investment firm works aligns everyone with company goals
by Michael Zaransky Jul 1
Show your thanks: 8 simple ideas for celebrating your agents
Setting aside time to honor and celebrate your agents' successes will make them feel valued and appreciated. Here are some small gestures that can go a long way in boosting morale
3 biggest mistakes you're making with your website content
Creating content is a great way to draw visitors and potential clients to your website. But what if your content-creation strategy isn't working? Chances are, you're making one of these mistakes
by Kate Hulbert Jul 12
Freshly licensed? 10 tips for getting the most out of your career
Money, satisfaction, enjoyment — here’s how to have a more gratifying career
by Christy Murdock Jul 7
PLAN: A 1-year marketing calendar for brand new agents
As a newbie with little experience, whipping up a robust marketing plan can feel like an impossible task. Here is a month-by-month breakdown to get you through your first year in real estate
by Christy Murdock Jul 10
The Real Word: How is the end of remote work impacting markets?
Opinion
This week on The Real Word, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss how an end to remote work is impacting real estate markets. Plus, iBuying activity and Instagram’s new focus
by Byron Lazine Jul 9
Lone Wolf revamps its electronic signature solution, Authentisign
It's mobile responsive and 60% faster from document generation to execution, and the new version of Lone Wolf's Authentisign will roll out in phases across the United States this year
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 13
When things go south: 6 tips for fixing virtual meeting problems
Technology problems in virtual meetings are part of the landscape. From arriving early to troubleshoot problems to switching to audio-only mode, here are a few nifty tips that'll help you keep interruptions at bay
by Bernice Ross Jul 14
How to build lifelong relationships in real estate
From generating leads to preserving those connections, there's a lot you need to master as an agent. But never fear, dear rookie. Here, Inman contributor Jimmy Burgess will arm you with tips, tricks and time-tested strategies to build those lifetime relationships
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 15
The comprehensive handwritten note how-to you need now
You know you should be writing notes to clients and colleagues but aren't sure what to say? Never suffer from writer's block again with these tips and templates to help you write the right note for every occasion
by Christy Murdock Jul 16
How to create a solid daily routine that'll set you up right
Opinion
Establishing a new routine is not easy, but it can make all the difference in your life. Choose your struggle, make small changes, and get ready for big results
by Adam Hergenrother Jul 19
‘The burnout is real’: Team leaders share how they’re fighting back
Team leaders at Sotheby's and Keller Williams discussed steps their teams are taking to finish the summer strong at Inman Connect on Tuesday
by Daniel Houston Jul 20
Social media calendar and post guide for real estate agents
Take the guessswork out of social media and put together a plan you can commit to. With scheduling, timing and more, you're sure to see results
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 25
Tech-leaning condo management firm Daisy officially launches in New York City
Expanding to thousands of members throughout New York City, the company states its product's mission is to help building management provide an enhanced living experience for residents
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 27
Auctm updates empower brokers and team leaders to coach, decide and plan
From rich charts to simple lists of effective lead sources, Auctm quickly diagnoses a brokerage's performance shortcomings and offers alerts and recommendations on how they should be fixed
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 30
3 brokers share 7 tips for guiding new real estate agents
Three real estate brokers share how they help new agents navigate bidding wars, manage finances, and keep their sanity while building their business
by Marian McPherson Jul 30
How to beat rejection before it beats you
Dealing with rejection is never easy, but staying positive and learning from the past will benefit you in the long run. Here's how to bounce back when you've been shot down
by Santiago Arana Aug 3
What's next? 3 ways to develop your leadership skills
After learning all the technical skills needed for the job, leadership and hard work are essential to success in this industry. These tips will help new (and seasoned) agents become natural leaders
by Mauricio Umansky Aug 5
Inman Review: Hate writing listing descriptions? Agently's AI can help
Opinion
There are plenty of dismal writing efforts that somehow make it into the marketplace (sorry, it's true). So, if you're willing to admit you're part of the problem, Agently can help you look like a better writer to your sellers
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 27
'Profit is in the details': How to make your CRM pay off
Although CRMs are incredibly useful to productivity and profitability, few agents use these workhorse platforms to their max potential. Find out how to choose the right CRM, the features you’ll need and how to manage your workflow here
by Bernice Ross Aug 24
Lone Wolf buys Propertybase in 5th acquisition this year
Propertybase's flexible suite of front- and back-office features is expected to broadly enhance Lone Wolf's technology appeal to brokers and teams
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 25
Are you ready to commit? 8 steps for making solid decisions
How do you know if you'll commit to a new tool, program or resource? Too many agents give up before seeing their goals through, so before you pull the trigger, use these steps to determine if you should move forward
by Jeff Glover Aug 25
Are your agents on track? 4 steps for keeping them on goal
With the market starting to cool, now's a good time to check in with your agents. Are they on track with their goals? Here's how to make the most of agent check-ins and successfully plan for the upcoming year
by Erica Ramus Aug 25
3 ways to spice up your video content with this trending strategy
Edutainment, a marriage of education and entertainment, is playful but informative and can go a long way in capturing — and keeping — your audience's attention. If you're ready to dream up some "edutaining" video content, here are a few ideas to get you started
by Katie Lance Aug 28
Looking for a mentor? 5 questions to guide you
Picking a mentor to help guide you throughout your career — especially as you're starting out in real estate — can make a world of a difference. If you're looking around for the right person, here are a few things to consider
by Santiago Arana Aug 31
4 can't-miss sessions at the WomanUP! conference
The California Association of Realtors' annual WomanUP! conference kicks off this week. Here are four sessions to add to your calendar
by Marian McPherson Aug 31
How to crush it on Instagram and Facebook in 2022
Want to find out how to boost your presence on two of the most powerful social media platforms? Social media guru Katie Lance shares her top tools and tips for Facebook and Instagram
by Katie Lance Sep 4
5 top agents share how they're preparing for fall success
Using rent-to-own platforms, helping buyers secure a home, doubling down on your niche market — 5 agents share how to make this fall your best yet
by Marian McPherson Sep 8
Lone Wolf's Recruit helps brokers sniff out the best agents
Opinion
The recruiting management solution will help brokerages maximize their recruiting effort ROI and find more agents who are likely to succeed
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 17
4 ingenious ways to take advantage of a market slowdown
Three broker-owners share how real estate agents can make the best of a seasonal slowdown with upgraded marketing, better training and much more
by Marian McPherson Sep 21
9 shortcuts to becoming a neighborhood expert clients want to work with
How does one go about learning their market? Whether you are brand new to the business or have been around since time immemorial, here are a few tips to help you stay ahead of a rapidly changing market — and your clients
by Jay Thompson Sep 21
Deciding on your marketing spend? Put your focus here
For a lot of brokerages, marketing is inextricably linked to overall performance. Here's how one company set up its marketing support services to meet the needs of its agents while increasing productivity and retention
by Kim Luckie Oct 21
3 tips for breaking into the luxury real estate market
Confidence is key if you're in the business of buying and selling real estate, and it's especially crucial if you're trying to break into the high-end market. That said, there are other factors that will help you get your foot in the door. Here are a few
by Santiago Arana Oct 1
Showingly proves itself a comprehensive tool for showing property: Tech review
Companies seeking to organize and track consumer interest in their listings could realize benefits in using this app, as could MLSs seeking an alternative software in this category to offer members
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 1
Is your online presence on point? Here's how to find out
Here’s what real estate agents need to do to expand their online presence and get the most from digital marketing efforts
by Jimmy Burgess Oct 1
Want to be a million-dollar producer? 3 mindset shifts you need to make
When giving advice about making it in real estate, agents often talk about lead generation, follow-up, working your sphere and other strategies. What they don't talk about is mindset — an equally important aspect. Here's how mindset can catapult you to success
by Smita Singh Oct 5
Rolling out new tech? 3 critical steps for better adoption
Technology that you’re paying for but not using is just money down the drain. Follow these steps, and you’ll get great adoption, increased agent loyalty and engagement — and the best return on your tech investment
by Kevin Van Eck Oct 7
5 habits of agents who effectively prospect the affluent (Part 1)
In this weekly series, David Friedman shares the five keystone habits for effectively prospecting the affluent, distilled from over a decade of advising global leaders in luxury. This week, learn how to shift from the reactive 'hope marketing' to proactive, referral-boosting strategies
by David Friedman Oct 8
Using Chime CRM? Here are 3 next-level tips for maximizing conversion
They say that the most effective CRM is the one you actually use, but lead capture is just the first step. Here's how to use Chime CRM to focus on optimizing your entire process from appointment to agreement, agreement to contract, contract to settlement and settlement to repeat client
by Robert Lucido Oct 13
RE/MAX debuts revamped, mobile-first agent education platform
The new RE/MAX University platform has a mobile-friendly layout, recommendation algorithm and virtual coaching bot that helps users navigate the app
by Marian McPherson Oct 13
6 signs you bet on the wrong brokerage
Even if you aren’t planning on changing companies today, it’s important to evaluate your current brokerage and what it offers, and determine how well that lines up with your own goals. Here's what to look for
by Kimberly Artessa Oct 19
$170M top producer breaks down the secret to his success
The key to success in real estate starts with honing your sales skills, according to Andrew Undem. As the leader of a team on track to close $170M this year, he's sharing the key factors to a superior sales experience for both clients and agents
by Jimmy Burgess Oct 21
Get it done! 5 steps for mastering the art of execution
How do you translate your team's vision and mission statement into practice? Here are the steps to get you there
by Chris Pollinger Oct 20
6 personal habits that'll lead to explosive business growth
Here's how to apply Tony Robbins' personal development plan to your real estate career
by Jimmy Burgess Nov 4
7 real estate lessons from '7 habits of highly effective people'
Stephen R. Covey's book, '7 Habits of Highly Effective People,' has been an empowering read for anyone looking to truly grow themselves personally and professionally. Here's how you can harness its power and apply it to your real estate career
by Jimmy Burgess Nov 11
How this $1M top producer takes charge of his day
If you don’t own your time, you’ll never be able to operate at your highest potential. How do the most successful real estate pros approach their day? Here's what this million-dollar top producer does, hour by hour
by Jimmy Burgess Nov 12
Create future closings: How to keep tabs on your VIPs
Provide yourself a clear path to success by focusing on anticipated listings and clients, along with your most active referral partners. Start filling up your whiteboard today, add value to the names on your board, and watch your business flourish
by Jimmy Burgess Nov 18
5 sales podcasts every agent should listen to
Real estate agents spend a lot of their time traveling (and the holidays are upon us). How do wise agents make the most of their time? Here are a few podcasts that'll up your sales game. Listen next time you're stuck in transit
by Santiago Arana Nov 26
Baird & Warner's Balance looks to even out agent workloads: Tech Review
Opinion
Whether its for agents or consumers (agents often are the customers), major real estate players are finding ways to reduce industry fragmentation by becoming the entire source of the transaction. Baird & Warner is simply applying the model to its agents as customers
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 23
3 proven tactics for overcoming the inventory shortage
Just by getting on the phone, you can generate new leads and build your own listing inventory. The business is that simple. The people who have the most conversations and go on the most appointments sell the most houses
by Tom Toole Nov 30
Press reset! How to regenerate your real estate business
Find out how spending some time reaching into the past can help create a more successful future for your business
by Troy Palmquist Nov 29
4 emails every agent should send (and how to do it)
How can you make sure people actually open your email marketing? Send these four types of emails leads and past clients actually want to read, and you'll become the local expert they look forward to hearing from
by Dale Archdekin Dec 7
California Regional MLS launches venture fund, invests in Perchwell
CRMLS CEO Art Carter says the fund will serve agents' and brokers' need for 'high-quality technology that enables them to do their jobs without worrying about how their data gets used'
Let it go: 22 bad habits agents need to ditch before 2022
Opinion
Forget New Year's resolutions! As another heavy year races to a close, instead of piling more on your to-do list, let's lighten your load. Here are 22 things to let go of before 2022
by Rachael Hite Dec 14
How to move the ‘big rocks’ to next-level your business
Opinion
Eat that frog, the one thing, the 80-20 principle — many wise business people have written volumes on the subject of getting after it. Mega team leader Carl Medford gives his personal strategy on how to knock out the most impactful business activities first
by Carl Medford Dec 22
TopHap continues to better how the industry can use data
The blending of public and private data is now a part of every great proptech solution on the market. It can be molded to fit into any number of business use cases — so many, in fact, that using it to merely find names of possible buyers seems pedestrian
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 20
Feeling stuck? 3 steps for breaking your limiting beliefs in 2022
As we enter 2022, ask yourself if your beliefs limit your ability to progress your career and reach your goals. If your answer is "yes," then here are a few things you can do to ensure you aren’t holding yourself back from your best year yet
by Santiago Arana Dec 21
Want to increase your productivity in 2022? Take a break!
No individual or team can run hot all the time. Carefully managing your energy will help you to retain your creativity, productivity and motivation. Here's why you need to incorporate breaks into your daily routine
by Bernice Ross Dec 30
A simple real estate sales formula to guide you in 2022
There are hundreds of formulas for stable, long-term success out there — but according to top producer Jimmy Burgess, only one has really stood the test of time. It boils down to these three key ingredients
by Jimmy Burgess Jan 2
6 principles of 'Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion' for agents
The ability to understand the psychological influences buyers and sellers are facing helps you serve them better. Here are the lessons you can learn from Robert Cialdini's must-read book on influence and persuasion — and how to apply them to real estate
by Jimmy Burgess Jan 12
22 must-have real estate tech tools for agents in 2022
Opinion
Here are the top tools we use in our business, plus the top real estate tech tool of all time
by Jimmy Burgess Jan 14
22 reasons to be on a mega real estate team in 2022
Tired of going it alone? Here's why now is the right time to join a team
by Carl Medford Jan 27
Ready, set, go! Prepare your family for your real estate career
A career in real estate means everyone needs to be on board. Here's how to talk to your family from the start so that they know what to expect
by Darryl Davis Jan 31
How to future-proof your real estate business in 2022
The market is ever-changing, and it is imperative that you change with it. It's an ongoing process, one that never ends
by Michael Zaransky Feb 1
3 secrets to one-on-one communication with staff and agents
One-on-ones give you the opportunity to create positive change and move your organization forward. Here's how to make them more effective
by Chris Pollinger Feb 9
7 Jim Rohn nuggets of wisdom every real estate agent needs
Daily disciplines, seizing opportunities and embracing change are among Rohn's most effective messages. Use them to change your business
by Jimmy Burgess Feb 11
7 components of a successful 2022 business plan
Establishing a real estate business plan will make you unstoppable because you’ll know your goals and you’ll know how to achieve them. Clarity leads to solid follow-up and execution
by Tom Toole Feb 22
Gary Keller calls 2022 'uncharted territory' in Family Reunion speech
In a 2.5-hour opening address at Keller Williams' 2022 Family Reunion, Gary Keller said agents can navigate the 2022 housing market with good data and excellent service
by Marian McPherson Feb 20
Hiring new staff on your team? Make the first 100 days count
Opinion
The first 100 days are critical in setting your newly hired staff member up for success and ensuring a swift return on your team's investment
Inman Connect Now Series
Women share the secrets they've learned navigating the real estate world on Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 14
COVID caused a 'Great Reshuffling.' Soaring costs are behind a new wave
With priced-out buyers seeking to relocate this spring, real estate agents stressed the importance of referral networks as the latest migration wave comes on the heels of an overheated market
by Taylor Anderson Mar 17
Is your day running you? How to own your schedule
Opinion
When you lose control of your calendar, you lose control of your business. Here's how to take back the power
by Tom Toole Mar 22
Compass knocks Realogy from top of T3 Sixty rankings after 23 years
Real estate analytics firm T3 Sixty's latest Real Estate Almanac revealed how complicated the answer to 'Who's the biggest brand in the industry?' can be, with Compass, Realogy and Keller Williams ruling their respective business models
by Marian McPherson Mar 23
Give yourself grace: 9 truths women need to hear now
Opinion
Whether you’re just starting out or scaling up, you may need to take a somewhat different approach to creating leverage in your life and business than your male counterparts. Here are some ideas that are designed to help you get more done and the permission you may need to keep your eye on the things that matter most
by Christy Murdock Mar 25
Do more, stress less: A pain-free approach to productivity
It’s the little things that matter most when it comes to making your workday more fun and productive
by Christy Murdock Apr 6
Tune in: 5 podcasts your wallet will thank you for
Opinion
Fair warning: These podcasts are guaranteed to change how you see money. Keep a notebook handy for some of the thought-provoking and budget-changing advice on offer
by Rachael Hite May 18
At a glance: A financial guide for for your first year in real estate
This month-over-month financial plan will help walk you through where you should be and help you avoid any cash-flow pitfalls in your first year. Bookmark this handy list — and refer to it often
by Dani Vanderboegh Jun 14
The photo is the future: Agents will never have to enter listing data again
New smart photo technology is poised to help reduce data entry tasks and improve accuracy for agents, all with the ease of snapping a picture
by Joe Jesuele Jun 9
Why real estate offers the biggest opportunity to new tech companies
Opinion
The real estate industry is ripe for innovation. As agents continue to struggle to solve big and small problems, new tech is always welcome
by Georg Chmiel Jun 24
Recruiting at the heart of Chime's latest enterprise platform add-on
The innovative sales and marketing technology platform has rolled out a recruiting product as part of its recent evolution as large-scale enterprise player
by Craig C. Rowe Today 5:30 A.M.