Avoid these 6 end-of-the-year hiring mistakes
Opinion
Be selective, take your time and if you make a mistake, don’t be too proud to fix it
by Erica Ramus Oct 15
Drop some knowledge: 5 must-do's for sellers in today's market
Any sellers looking to sell their home should be following a comprehensive checklist. Although many such lists are readily available online, it's time for a new list: Coronavirus has changed everything
by Carl Medford Sep 21
With virtual learning, rents in college towns are falling fast
Two million more college-age Americans are living with their parents or grandparents instead of renting, according to new data from Zillow released Thursday
These 10 housing markets are poised for serious trouble
A new study by GoBankingRates looks at the top US cities most likely to see a poor housing market in the near future
FHA homeowners have the most to lose during economic upheaval
Three chief economists share how FHA homeowners have been disproportionately impacted by 2020's coronavirus-induced unemployment boom and what it means for next year's market
by Marian McPherson Sep 4
How to lead your team through the rest of 2020
Being adaptable to change is what sets you apart from other teams. Here are some concrete steps for leading your team through the rest of the year
Are you prepared for a market shift? Master these 3 skills
The market might be sizzling right now, but there’s a cooler backside to any hot market. Those who anticipate the shift and effectively prepare are those who will succeed once the new realities emerge
by Carl Medford Aug 31
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
Doing virtual tours? 10 things you should (and shouldn’t) do
Opinion
If you are dedicated to becoming the best listing agent you can be, you owe it to your clients to grow your marketing efforts using this valuable link
by Andrew Fortune Aug 22
DelPrete: iBuyer market share plummets, slow recovery ahead
IBuyers are buying homes again but with a more cautious approach. Once they prove they can survive the pandemic, they’ll still have to overcome the challenge of profitability
by Mike DelPrete Aug 18
July unemployment report shows a long road to recovery
Despite improvements in unemployment and payroll, the July unemployment report shows the US is still far from its pre-pandemic economic strength
by Marian McPherson Aug 7
Making sense of the headlines: What you should know about the Case-Shiller Index
Opinion
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dives deeper into the lesser known components of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index and what they can tell us about the health of the market
by Matthew Gardner Aug 4
Making sense of the headlines: Will home prices rise in 2020?
Opinion
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner takes a look at home sales and gives his outlook on home prices for the remainder of 2020
by Matthew Gardner Jul 28
9 realities your clients will face when buying as-is properties
Opinion
A ‘Money Pit’ is funny when it stars Tom Hanks and Shelly Long, but when it’s your clients, make sure your buyers aren’t actors in a real-time remake — and you’ll be a big star
by Nicole Solari Jul 26
US home sale profits rise to new post-recession high
The typical home sale profit of $75,971 in the second quarter of 2020 reflected a 36.3% return on investment, a new high in raw profits since the housing market started its recovery from the Great Recession in 2012
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 22
Making sense of the headlines: What consumer confidence looks like today
Opinion
Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dives into Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and what consumer confidence looks like right now
by Matthew Gardner Jul 21
How to let your mission and vision be your North Star in uncertain times
Opinion
Use your mission and vision to focus and fuel your team during crisis and change, and you will be unstoppable on the other side
Making sense of the headlines: What’s holding millennials back from homeownership?
Opinion
Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner looks at the factors that influence millennials' ability and will to buy a home
by Matthew Gardner Jul 7
10 scripts and strategies for today's prospecting agent
With COVID-19 cases on the rise yet again, agents might be turning to their phones to prospect and relying on those calls as a main source of business. To get the most out of each call, use these scripts and tactics
by Bernice Ross Jul 7
DelPrete: US inventory levels down 20-40%
Opinion
With the recovery of new listings coming to market slowing and buyer demand remaining strong, the supply and demand imbalance doesn’t appear to be changing soon
by Mike DelPrete Jul 1
Making sense of the headlines: A look at housing affordability
Opinion
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner explains why the issue stems from inadequate supply — in combination with rising, demographically driven demand — pushing prices to record highs and rising faster than incomes
by Matthew Gardner Jun 30
Keeping It Real: Never, never give into fear
Opinion
The antidote to fear is gratitude. The antidote to fear is service
by Peter Lorimer Jun 25
Is the US housing market recovering? There's no simple answer
Rather than looking at a wholistic picture of the rollercoaster of recovery, think of it as 10,000 different rollercoasters moving independently of one another. Not all markets will recover the same
by Mike DelPrete Jun 24
4 tips for helping your business thrive through tough times
Entrepreneurs and industry leaders give their take on what real estate agents should be doing now to thrive through these tough times
by Pat Hiban Jun 24
Making sense of the headlines: What is high-frequency data?
Opinion
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner explains how he’s using data from Apple, the TSA, OpenTable and more to keep tabs on economic recovery
by Matthew Gardner Jun 23
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
Making sense of the headlines: Will forbearance turn into foreclosure for homeowners?
Opinion
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner gives his take on how homeowners will fare once the forbearance period is over
by Matthew Gardner Jun 16
Manhattan real estate sales fall 84%
Only 160 contracts were signed in the New York borough in May — an 84% drop compared to 992 last year, according to a new UrbanDigs study
10 common staging mistakes that could hurt your listing
Staging can make your life — and your sellers' and buyers' experiences — infinitely more rewarding, if you approach it right
by Nicole Solari May 30
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
DelPrete: How the pandemic has impacted international markets
Opinion
Evidence suggests that once restrictions are lifted in the hardest-hit markets, new listings rebound quickly
by Mike DelPrete May 21
Read all of Inman's coronavirus coverage here
Inman has published more than 785 stories on the coronavirus. Here's our comprehensive list of coverage
by Jim Dalrymple II May 20
Making sense of the headlines: How will COVID-19 impact real estate long term?
Opinion
From owner-occupied to high-rises to rentals of all kinds, Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner gives his take on probable outcomes for residential asset classes
by Matthew Gardner May 19
Smart money habits to adopt during the pandemic and beyond
Realtor Leigh Brown offered agents advice on saving, budgeting and setting themselves up for success during a NAR Virtual Realtors Legislative Meeting Thursday
by Andrea V. Brambila May 15
NAR: This is not Great Depression
National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts inflation will be delayed for five or six years — and then the price of everything will rise
by Andrea V. Brambila May 14
How to lead your team through recovery
As the embers of the fires of crisis continue to glow, the best leaders are already in the process of rebuilding to be bigger and better to weather the storms of tomorrow
by Chris Pollinger May 14
Keeping It Real: Preparing for a post-COVID-19 market
Opinion
Fear might be trying to grab the wheel, but if you let service and optimism drive, you’ll get there
by Peter Lorimer May 14
Why traditional brokerages will persevere post-pandemic
Opinion
With COVID-19 in our midst, it has never been more crucial for brokerage leadership to take a progressive position to lead their agents through the pandemic and into the future
by Chris Trapani May 8
3 showing ideas for today (open houses need not apply)
LA-based The Agency is using these three initiatives to show homes in today's environment — and they're all a major departure from ordinary showing
by James Harris AND David Parnes May 7
Zillow economist says housing market bottom is 'pretty much now'
The pandemic drove real estate sales down, but a checkmark-type recovery may already be beginning
by Jim Dalrymple II May 5
Making sense of the headlines: Is mortgage forbearance a good idea?
Opinion
Will the mortgage forbearance help or hurt the US housing market? Homeowners who are thinking of using the program should read the fine print
by Matthew Gardner May 5
9 tips for navigating your business in a changing economy
How do agents effectively operate their businesses moving into this summer and fall? The answer is simple: Know your value
by John Giffen May 3
Open or wait? Inman contributors sound off
Opinion
There's a large spectrum of opinions from agents across the country
by Inman Apr 29
By the numbers: How hard has COVID-19 hit real estate?
It has already had a massive impact on our personal and professional lives. Now find out how COVID-19 is poised to continue transforming the real estate industry
Making sense of the headlines: Could we see another housing meltdown?
Opinion
There will certainly be negative impacts on the housing market from COVID-19, but I anticipate that total existing home sales will drop this year by somewhere between 10-15%
by Matthew Gardner Apr 28
US market data suggests a checkmark-shaped real estate recovery
Opinion
The current evidence supports more of checkmark-shaped recovery rather than a V- or U-shape — beginning with an immediate drop that lasts 3-4 weeks, followed by a gradual recovery
by Mike DelPrete Apr 21
Finding the positive aspects of a pandemic 
Opinion
There is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here, a chance to make good from an ugly and painful situation
by Jay Thompson Apr 21
3 steps to reduce client retreat during times of uncertainty
Opinion
You have an immense amount of control over how to respond to market disruption, and investing your time and effort into cultivating your book-of-business may give you the highest return on investment
by Andrew Flachner Apr 20
'I don't want to evict anyone': 3 investors on how COVID-19 has impacted them
Small-time real estate investors in Atlanta, Denver and Knoxville share how they're balancing their financial security while caring for tenants
by Marian McPherson Apr 20
Don't be a stealth agent! Even during the COVID-19 crisis
Opinion
Make it a priority in your daily schedule to connect with current and past clients as well as everyone in your sphere of influence
by John Giffen Apr 19
Could coronavirus mortgage payment relief spell trouble for the industry?
Opinion
A provision of the CARES Act allows for mortgage payment relief to help struggling families, but it could have an unintended negative effect on the real estate industry
by Shane Spink Apr 17
3 ways to up your Instagram game during quarantine
A thoughtful and targeted social media strategy during this period of social distancing will allow for maximum engagement and impact
by Mauricio Umansky Apr 16
10 steps for cutting your brokerage's budget now
Opinion
Adjust to the situation, be conservative in your planning, and prepare for a slow recovery
by Erica Ramus Apr 16
Several US markets see uptick in new listing volume
It’ll take several more weeks to fully determine if this is the bottom and possibly several months for new listing volumes to return to normal levels
by Mike DelPrete Apr 15
How to use YouTube to boost your lead generation
Find out how Jackson Wilkey unlocked the code for generating thousands of leads from YouTube
by Bernice Ross Apr 15
Real estate firms nab $8B in small business stimulus loans
The real estate industry has so far secured 3.22% of the money being doled out as part of the pandemic-prompted Paycheck Protection Program
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 14
‘Strong recovery’ on horizon, V curve possible, says real estate exec
Patrick Stone, of WFG National Title Insurance Company, said Tuesday that home sales will likely be down in 2020, but overall, he's optimistic about an economic recovery from the current pandemic
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 14
Dear Marketing Mastermind: Are there rules for what to say to clients?
Opinion
Here's what you can do right now to meet the demands of the present and future in your real estate business
Making sense of the headlines: What will happen with interest rates?
Opinion
No one can truly answer this question until we know how mortgage lenders and homeowners who have chosen forbearance will fare
by Matthew Gardner Apr 13
6 areas to focus on when leading through rocky times
It's easy to lead when things are going well. The real challenge is navigating your agents, staff and community through tough times. As a leader, these are the areas you need to focus on
by Todd Conklin Apr 13
The one thing newbies need to focus on right now
What will a post-COVID-19 workplace bring? What can you focus on today to prepare for these changes? Here are a few pointers
by George Mantor Apr 13
Want to accelerate your business recovery? Specialize now
Opinion
Prepare now for the market to bounce back. Don’t turn off the marketing funnel, but rather, double down on hyperlocal marketing efforts
by Anthony Hitt Apr 13
The Real Word: The 10 cities best prepared for a downturn
Opinion
Plus, NAR provides telemedicine services for Realtors and the brokerage that's getting creative with virtual tour scavenger hunts
by Byron Lazine Apr 10
How 3 brokers are making sure their new agents thrive through the pandemic
Brokers in Atlanta, Detroit and New Orleans share the business tactics and personal advice they're providing to real estate newbies
by Marian McPherson Apr 10
Broker confidence in New York City plummets to record low
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has left brokers more pessimistic than ever about the present, though they are more upbeat about the future
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 9
3 tips for leading your team through crisis from afar
The value you bring is what sets you apart, and the altruistic efforts you make now will be remembered later
by Pat Hiban Apr 8
New listing volumes plunge 50-75% across the globe
Opinion
One of the top leading indicators of transaction volume decline, new listings, has dropped an average of 63% in the markets earliest hit by COVID-19
by Mike DelPrete Apr 7
Making sense of the headlines: Is the jumbo mortgage market collapsing?
Opinion
The jumbo market has not imploded, but economic uncertainty has led to fewer players in that space today
by Matthew Gardner Apr 6
5 rules for content creation during coronavirus
Now more than ever, it’s important to talk to your sphere, fans and followers across all of your platforms. Here’s how to create content that matters
How to adapt your 2020 business plan in light of coronavirus
Changing a business plan four months into the year requires an in-depth discussion on how to adapt your prospecting, budgeting and overall strategy to tackle the new reality we find ourselves in at present
by John Giffen Apr 5
7 steps for recession-proofing your business
With uncertainty in the air, what can you do right now to help prepare your business for what’s ahead? Here's where to start
10 things agents must do to financially survive the coronavirus pandemic
Financial experts Tom Wheelwright, Joy Liu and Erin Lowry share what real estate agents must do to keep their households and businesses afloat
by Marian McPherson Apr 2
Fear and uncertainty is mutual among renters and landlords: Poll
A vast number of renters have lost their jobs during the pandemic, leading to 'fear far worse than expected,' according to a new survey of more than 2,700 landlords and 7,300 renters
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 1
How to stay in touch and generate leads in a changing market
Despite today's uncertainty, real estate agents still need to find ways to drum up new business. With these practices and helpful cold-calling scripts, agents can generate new leads while staying top-of-mind with previous clients
by Bernice Ross Apr 1
4 hidden expenses you should revisit today
As an agent, it's critical that you take a deep dive into your finances and look at every little thing you're spending money on. This includes your single biggest expense — your broker split
by Julie Nelson Apr 1
Start Back to Basics Month by getting comfortable on camera
Being camera-worthy is more about knowledge, confidence and good communication skills than it is about appearance
by Nicole Solari Apr 1
36% of homeshoppers believe the recession has already begun: Poll
A new survey by realtor.com reflects the stark contrast in homebuyer sentiment since the beginning of March with the coronavirus outbreak. Still, many homebuyers are undeterred
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 31
Making sense of the headlines: How will the housing market fare?
Opinion
Looking for a little clarity on this week's economic and housing news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner gives his take on this week’s headlines
by Matthew Gardner Mar 30
Survival of the fittest: What will it take for businesses to outlast this pandemic?
Opinion
Only those who are fast, adapt gracefully, and have the strongest foundations and balance sheets will survive and thrive in the recovery
by Mike DelPrete Mar 23
How will iBuying fare in a world of social distancing?
Opinion
Today’s market environment will finally shine a light on how the iBuyer business model will react as consumer demand wanes, and there are certain recognizable advantages
by Mike DelPrete Mar 18
Compass makes changes to concierge, bridge loans amid industry slowdown
Compass is temporarily suspending its Bridge Loan Advance program, among other changes
by Patrick Kearns Mar 17
California governor stops evictions amid coronavirus outbreak
Gov. Gavin Newsom's order is meant to be a lifeline to people whose wages are shrinking as the coronavirus tanks the economy and forces people into isolation
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 17
Northwest MLS halts open houses amid coronavirus crisis
The Washington-based multiple listing service has disabled the open house feature in its tech platform, meaning agents won't be able to input, search or view open houses
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 17
Dear Marketing Mastermind: How can I get the most out of my content?
You’re creating content, but how can you ensure that people respond? Find out how to optimize your blog posts, videos and social media to ensure that you are getting eyes on your platforms