Beyond the headlines: How will pandemic-driven demand impact sales?
Opinion
Looking for a little clarity on the news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dives into January's housing data releases and predicts how the market will fare
by Matthew Gardner Jan 26
7 realities your buyers and sellers should prepare for in 2021
The real estate market boomed last year, as people sought more space, amenities and new jobs that required relocation. But what will 2021 look like? Here's what will likely change — or stay the same — this year
by Cara Ameer Jan 19
Stay above the fray: 3 ways to raise the bar in real estate
Opinion
To help consumers, you must first be a good neighbor
by Rachael Hite Jan 13
A look at 2020: A year of reckoning for housing policy and equality
From eviction bans to redlining, zoning reform and the NAR Code of Ethics update, 2020 has been a year of reckoning on real estate's checkered past
by Marian McPherson Dec 31
It’s been an insane year — but we can still be thankful
Opinion
This trying year is almost over, and 2021 is around the corner. As tragic and horrific as the year has been, some good can come out of it. Let’s take a look back at 2020 and how we can still give thanks
by Jay Thompson Dec 30
Everything that happened in 2020, the wildest year of our lives
This year had it all: A presidential election, a stock market crash and rebound, and the busiest summer and fall in memory — all amid an unprecedented global pandemic
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 21
Beyond the headlines: What's in store for 2021?
Opinion
Looking for a little clarity on the news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner gives his 2021 forecast
by Matthew Gardner Dec 8
IBuyer market share set to drop by half in 2020: DelPrete
Opinion
The iBuyer market share and transaction volumes isn’t a failure of the model, but rather a result of it
by Mike DelPrete Nov 19
3 brokers share how giving has enriched their lives and business
Brokers Nicole Lopez Cummins and Eric and Janet Baucom share how they've given back over the past year and encourage other agents to do the same
by Marian McPherson Nov 12
Beyond the headlines: Jobs beat forecasts, still long way to go
Opinion
Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner examines jobs numbers. Although they beat forecasts, at October's pace, it would still take about another 16 months for employment to return to pre-pandemic levels
by Matthew Gardner Nov 10
Making a brokerage switch? Ask these 8 critical questions first
Opinion
When making this major decision, it’s crucial to choose a brokerage that fits your needs today and can grow with you into the future
by Missy Yost Oct 20
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
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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