10 secret Instagram and Facebook features most agents miss
Stuck for content ideas? Need to better promote your listings? Want more reach? Here are the top hidden features you should know about in 2021
by Katie Lance Apr 17
MailMatic wants to be in your 2021 marketing plans
Opinion
Still effective, especially when combined with integrated digital campaigns, direct mail remains an ideal opportunity for agents looking to build local awareness
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 16
9 listing presentation mistakes you can't afford to make
Be sure to avoid these common mistakes, and you are well on the way to controlling the market and the ultimate success of your career
by Thomas Mallette Apr 15
3 reasons Instagram isn’t working for you (and what to do)
If the social media platform is no longer performing for you, it's likely you’ve fallen into one of these common traps
by Stefanie Lugo Apr 14
12 videos every agent should make
These 12 video templates, together with the two search rank term tools, will help you reach your target clients and build trust by answering their questions before they ask
by Jimmy Burgess Apr 9
Dive into every Back to Basics story from this month
This month, we’re focused on making you more money. Here are the top stories from our Back to Basics series published thus far. We'll keep this list updated all month long.
by Inman Apr 7
10 easy ways to grow your database through social media
Social media is the new database, and you should treat your followers as you would your client address book. Here's how to get started
by Faisal Susiwala Apr 5
20 tools to help you create killer video content
As any agent will tell you, video creation should have a special place in your marketing plan. Although it might seem intimidating at first, you'll quickly learn there are easy and cheap ways to level up your video game. Here are all the tools you'll need — from basic to pro
by Jimmy Burgess Apr 4
The Real Word: Could independent contractor status die?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the status of real estate agents as independent contractors, how to generate more listings and who's crushing it on TikTok
by Byron Lazine Mar 26
Zentap addresses all your Facebook needs in one place
Opinion
Consistency in social media marketing is a big challenge for busy agents. Zentap can help those who aren't good at it look like they are
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 26
A 'not haunted' house is trending on Twitter
Signs reading 'haunted' on one side and 'not haunted' on another originated in ghost-obsessed New Orleans around 2014
Marketing through video? Here's how to 10X your reach
To aid in your expanding marketing efforts, here are 5 simple types of videos you can easily make and creative ideas for pushing them out into the world
by Kendall E. Bonner Mar 23
Low inventory? 11 ways to generate more listings ASAP
Your ability to generate real estate listings will be key in 2021 being your best year in the business — take action now with one of these strategies
by Jimmy Burgess Mar 21
Joining Clubhouse? Get the lowdown on this buzzy app
By now, you've probably already heard of Clubhouse, the invite-only audio app that's taking the social media world by storm. As a real estate agent, here are the basics you need to know — plus a few tips to get started
by Katie Lance Mar 20
Nothing to post? 21 social media content ideas to inspire your plan
Social media platforms are oversaturated with all sorts of posts, so creating content that's fresh, creative and engaging can help cut through the noise, grow your following and nurture trust with your clients. Here are a few ideas
by Jimmy Burgess Mar 14
6 tips for working with the largest pool of homebuyers
It’s critical to understand where, how and why millennials are searching for homes right now
by Ben Mizes Mar 13
NAR: 'We haven't seen a deluge' of hate speech cases
Trade group's professional standards committee will vote on case interpretations in May to help evaluate complaints
3 cost-effective ways to use Facebook ads to get more clients
If you’re looking to get started with real estate Facebook ads, start with these battlefield-tested strategies that will boost your business
by Alex Craig Mar 8
Roomvu makes effective web video marketing fast and affordable
Opinion
Developed by a former high-producing Vancouver agent, the application centers on social video but can tackle much more
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 5
Black Lives Matter pressured RE/MAX Platinum to fire me: Agent
Michigan Realtor Rick Beaudin alleges in a lawsuit filed against the brokerage that an 'unknown BLM representative' pressured RE/MAX of Michigan to fire the agent. The complaint lists 'Black Lives Matter Unknown Associate' as a defendant
Want to crush it on TikTok, Instagram or YouTube? 7 tips for video creation
Opinion
Tools such as Instagram Reels, TikTok and YouTube Shorts are becoming invaluable to real estate agents — especially because they're free. With a few of these best practices, you can ramp up your views and grow your well-deserved audience through short-form videos
by Bernice Ross Feb 24
Building a brand? 5 tips for maximizing your online footprint
Agents Sue Pinky Benson and Liz Vaynerchuk-Novello offer their best tips for becoming as visible as possible online
3 tried-and-true ways to ensure your business doesn't freeze this winter
Whether you’re quarantined with your family, working from home or stuck in the cold, here's how you can keep your business hot and buzzing through the winter months
by Mayleene DeFreece Feb 16
A bad buying experience launched this RE/MAX agent's career
Not having the best agent experience when he bought his first home 'lit the fire underneath' Jared Housier and inspired him to make the process better for other buyers
by Lillian Dickerson Feb 15
How to make 2021 your best social media year ever
Be more intentional with your social media strategy. Here's where to start and how to keep it consistent all year long while growing your reach
by Katie Lance Feb 14
NAR: Sanctions for hate speech 'not a slap on the hand'
Members found in violation could receive up to $15,000 fine and termination of membership for up to three years -- but circumstances matter
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 11
'Sliding into the DMs': Why Instagram is the new way to recruit
'Instagram is a website and a newsletter wrapped in one,' Compass agent Ryan Garson, who found his newest agent through an Instagram partnership, tells Inman
5 tips for taking traditional door-knocking digital
You don't have to abandon your traditional real estate door-knocking values — you simply have to pivot them. Here's how you can put a modern-day twist on something you've been doing for years
by Stacey Soleil Feb 9
Ticktock! 8 time-wasters agents should avoid
Opinion
Here’s a look at some of the biggest time-sucks real estate agents are up against in today’s world in hopes that you don't fall into these traps
by Jay Thompson Feb 3
5 simple (but effective) tips for stepping up your game
Developing confidence in your abilities and high-level knowledge of your marketplace will turn you into the sort of professional most clients seek out. Here are a few habits to adopt
by Anthony West Feb 3
Pulse: How our readers feed their hunger for knowledge
This week, our readers share the many ways they stay up to date and informed. From podcasts to books, here's how you broaden your mental horizons as agents today
by Inman Feb 2
New area, new business: 5 tips to hit the ground running
Building a real estate business from the ground up can be exciting, but it's also quite the undertaking. Knowing the proper steps to take can make all the difference, so here's a quick list to get you started
by David Parnes AND James Harris Jan 28
Pulse: How do you feed your hunger for knowledge?
This week, we're reaching out to ask you how you nourish your inner agent. Tell us about the resources you often turn to — podcasts, books, videos, social media and more — to expand your horizons
by Inman Jan 27
Agents, 'don't be vanilla' when it comes to social media
Social media strategist Katie Lance shares her 5 tips for planning, creating and sharing engaging content that grows your business and audience
by Marian McPherson Jan 26
Virtual life stressing you out? 3 healthy habits to adopt
Digital tools keep us connected and productive, but overexposure can often have the opposite effect. Here are a few healthy habits you can adopt to boost your mood and keep your mental health in check
by Rachael Hite Jan 25
Revamping your social media? 5 absolute necessities for 2021
If you're in the throes of revamping your social media strategy and are wondering what to focus on, look no further. Here, social media expert Katie Lance gives her top social media tips for 2021
by Katie Lance Jan 23
Phixer Mobile brings professional editing to DIY photography
Opinion
Photo editing service provider Phixer developed an agent-focused photography app that connects agents' photo libraries with its team of professional editors
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 22
Interracial couple suing Michigan agents for alleged discrimination
One of the accused agents, Rick Beaudin of KW Realty Livingston, says he's never met the couple, never received an offer from them and 'discrimination has no place in real estate'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 20
'Zillow Gone Wild': Instagram account featuring kooky homes gains popularity
Samir Mezrahi has gained a 560K following seeking out the most unusual homes on Zillow
How to get the most out of Clubhouse
Opinion
People are spending hours a day on Clubhouse. Why? What are they getting from it? Is Clubhouse a useful tool for building businesses or brands? Let’s dig into the invite-only platform so that you can get the most out of your time spent
by Jay Thompson Jan 20
Retarget like a boss: How to boost your sales with advanced audience segmentation
Here’s a look at the latest trends in advanced audience segmentation and how to jumpstart your 2021 sales using Facebook Ads
by Victoria Kennedy Jan 19
7 must-read real estate and sales books from 2020
Opinion
Every year, Inman contributor Brandon Doyle delves through newly published real estate and sales books so that you don’t have to. Here are his top finds
by Brandon Doyle Jan 16
Need print and social media marketing fast? Enter CoVault
Opinion
An agent from Victoria, British Columbia, has built a new listing and social media marketing solution for the busy agents everywhere
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 15
Moderators claim Nextdoor has failed to address QAnon concerns
The neighborhood-based social network has grappled with the proliferation of conspiracy theories and falsehoods surrounding the 2020 US presidential election, moderators claim
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 14
3 tips for maximizing your team's virtual open house efforts
Start by strategizing promotional campaigns for your listings, work as a team to host progressive virtual open houses, and extend your livestreams by reposting on social media so that viewers can watch over and over again
by James Harris AND David Parnes Jan 14
It's not NAR's responsibility to discipline Capitol-storming Realtors
Opinion
Punishing those involved in the Capitol riots falls on the courts, the state departments of licensing and individual brokers, should they choose to
by Jay Thompson Jan 12
How to become a local real estate celebrity in 2021
To become an authority in your region, you need to become a master of engagement using video — here's how
by Victoria Kennedy Jan 9
Stagnant productivity? 6 tips for recharging your brokerage's batteries
Falling into a routine can often result in an unmotivated, stagnant workplace — which is why it's important to break those patterns. As a broker, here's how you can create a progressive and productive environment
by Faisal Susiwala 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
What the heck is Clubhouse? Here's the haps on this invite-only app
The iPhone-based app's invite-only and celebrity-endorsed status gives it an air of mystique, which is why people are begging for a way in. Here's what you need to know before giving it a whirl
by Jay Thompson Jan 6
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
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
LeadJolt plugs into the power of Facebook lead gen
Opinion
The ISA-based advertising and marketing company creates and helps agents monitor lead generation campaigns on Facebook. Its month-to-month contracts make it stand out among its hardline competitors
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 31
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
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
The Real Word: Did Brad Inman's 2020 predictions come true?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Brad Inman's predictions from last year, how home design could change and top social media trends for 2021
by Byron Lazine Dec 24
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
Top 9 social media trends to watch in 2021
Opinion
Squeeze the most out of your content, and maximize your social media presence with these tips
by Katie Lance Dec 20
6 surefire tips for stepping up your marketing in 2021 
Doing business during the pandemic has been challenging, to say the least
by Stacey Ross Cohen Dec 19
Here's the real estate tech worth knowing in 2021
Opinion
In 'Best Use of New Tech Brainstorm: An Inman Workshop' at Connect Now, moderators Jeff Lobb and Kenny Truong led a discussion that balanced the best of today's tech tools with some unique, off-market creative solutions
by Craig C. Rowe 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
The Inman Handbook on digital advertising with Adwerx
Is 2021 the year you make digital advertising a part of your success? Here's everything and more you need to know about Adwerx, one of the industry's longest-standing platforms for web and streaming media display advertising
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 14
How to connect on a real level in a virtual world
Despite the absence of face-to-face meetings, the pandemic opened many virtual doors for relationship-building. Here's how experiential marketing, forced intentionality and tech have changed the way agents form bonds and engage with clients
by Sam Trimble Dec 13
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
Looking for marketing help? 3 questions to ask before you make a hire
Opinion
Your marketing is the storefront for your entire brand, so don’t cut corners, and don’t expect to go on autopilot
by Rachael Hite Dec 8
The actor-turned-real estate agent making his way in the Hamptons
Kyle Barisich had planned on embarking on a career in real estate someday, but he had no idea how quickly that day would come after theaters were shut down due to the pandemic
Can misgendering someone violate the NAR Code of Ethics? It depends
National Association of Realtors members discussed whether supporting certain political candidates, using the wrong pronouns or opposing same-sex marriage could be hate speech
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
6 ways to add a personal touch to daily client communications
We're all doing business from behind our screens this year, but that doesn't mean we should give up the relationship element of a real estate transaction. Here's how to add a human touch to your communication
by Angelica Olmsted Nov 30
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
22 common agent practices that violate the Realtor Code of Ethics
Broker and ethics hearing officer Barbara Betts detailed the ways agents misrepresent themselves and the transaction, sometimes inadvertently
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 24
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 steps for creating an effective social media policy for 2021
By keeping the framework current, you’ll ensure that your social media efforts have an informative and engaging foundation from which to grow
by Katie Lance Nov 21
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
21 things to do before ringing in 2021
Opinion
Here, we offer this year’s list in hopes of giving a bit of perspective as we head into a new year and a new chapter in our lives
by Rachael Hite Nov 14
NAR passes ethics changes to crack down on social media harassment
The trade organization said on Friday that the changes will 'raise the bar on the professionalism and private speech of America’s 1.4 million Realtors'
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 13
Top 5 video trends to know in 2021
'You get a lot of street cred if you're meeting up with people and you have hundreds of videos online,' Triplemint agent Tyler Whitman said during Connect Now Thursday
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
It's not OK to be Realtor by day and a 'keyboard bigot' by night: NAR
Realtors must proactively tackle inequality in real estate, trade group leaders said Wednesday. 'Talk is cheap, and actions speak better than words,' CEO Bob Goldberg said
Compass offers agents new solution for digital ad campaigns
The brokerage founded primarily on offering agents new technological advantages adds digital advertising to its suite of Marketing Center solutions
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 4
Is a Confederate flag hate speech? NAR won't say — for now
The trade group will create 'case interpretations' to help members and enforcement volunteers apply controversial policy changes if they're approved
Enforcers won't be 'sniffing around every facet of your personal life': NAR unpacks hate speech policy
First-ever virtual Realtors Conference & Expo kicked off with a discussion on Monday about controversial proposed changes to the National Association of Realtors' Code of Ethics
Show off your listing! 6 tips for creating engaging IGTV videos
Virtually touring a home is an essential part of the business now, so IGTV is a worthy place to focus video efforts. Here are a few tips to help you gain traction
by Mauricio Umansky Oct 29
How to map out your 2021 social media plan
Here's how to start putting the building blocks in place for a solid year of engagement
by Katie Lance Oct 25
Realable puts a unique spin on virtual tours
Opinion
A former agent built this unique take on how to present listings to clients using Zillow, realtor.com and Matterport. It's part screen-share, part video tour
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 23
NAR's proposed ethics changes miss the mark
Opinion
If the intent of the Code of Ethics is to hold real estate professionals to a higher standard, the proposed addition fails to achieve that. Here's why — plus what could be done
by Teresa Boardman Oct 22
5 smart things top agents are doing that you should implement now
OJO Labs CEO John Berkowitz and Chief Product Officer Charles Myslinsky revealed 5 bright ideas worth taking note of during an Inman Connect Now session on Tuesday
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 21
11 do's and don'ts to building a rock-solid personal brand
BrandFace leaders Michael Carr and Tonya Eberhart share the steps to creating a brand that engages consumers, sparks growth and crushes the competition
by Marian McPherson Oct 20
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
Keep up! 3 tips to navigate the post-pandemic sales boom
Is the COVID-induced hubbub of activity keeping you on your toes? These 3 tips will help you keep your post-pandemic momentum going and stay on track with your clients’ evolving needs
by Santiago Arana Oct 19
Inman Handbook on building a luxury brand
Whether you’re starting from scratch or differentiating your current brand, here are the keys to speaking the language of luxe
NAR proposes ethics changes to crackdown on social media harassment
The National Association of Realtors says it's gotten 'an unprecedented number of complaints about Realtors posting discriminatory speech and conduct online'
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 14
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
Part Instagram, part Pinterest, property search gets social with Rila
Opinion
This new app, inspired by social media, is perfect for real estate listings and agent lead generation. Fun and engaging, the app's success will fall largely on consumer adoption
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 9
Digital marketer Ylopo and CRM Chime spark strategic partnership
Ylopo partners with CRM providers to help users nurture and convert campaign leads. The company's co-founder called Chime one of its many 'best-in-class' partners
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 7
Nest Seekers International adds No. 1 real estate YouTuber to its ranks
YouTuber and producer Erik Conover has joined Nest Seekers after building one of the top luxury real estate and lifestyle channels with 1.5M followers
by Marian McPherson Oct 6
The Real Word: Zillow to hire agents — now what?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow’s latest announcement, Netflix’s new social media docudrama and America’s largest artificial surf park
by Byron Lazine Oct 2
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
6 tips for creating explosive social media engagement with hashtags
Social media experts Zena Cherian and Chris Rodgers share what real estate agents need to know about using hashtags to drive engagement and growth
by Marian McPherson Sep 28
The 7 do's and don'ts of becoming a marketing powerhouse
Broker-owners DJ and Lindsey DellaSalla share the top marketing mistakes they've made over the past 14 years and how real estate newbies can avoid them
by Marian McPherson Sep 28
How 'The Social Dilemma' relates to your business
Opinion
A new docudrama on Netflix highlights the dangers of social media and the many ways these platforms are designed to gather data and manipulate its users. But what does it have to do with your business? Here are a few takeaways
by Rachael Hite Sep 28
OpenFrame brings new twists to its virtual home tour app
Opinion
The iOS app comes with a 360-degree camera and tripod, as well as some sharp value-add features that make it stand out among the growing selection of virtual tour tools
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 25
The Real Word: Should agents disclose referral fees?
Opinion
This week, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss the importance of disclosing referral fees, markets in trouble and ways to use TikTok for business
by Byron Lazine Sep 25
From mindset to marketing: How to reach and convert leads
From marketing tips to advice on exercising your mindset muscle, last week's Connect Now was chock-full of useful information all agents need to hear. Here's a list of the most important takeaways
by Bernice Ross Sep 23
30% of agents plan to decrease ad spend on Zillow, realtor.com
Curaytor co-founders say agents are starting to realize they 'do not need a middleman' and can go directly to consumers
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 22
Pulse: What's working for readers on social media
This week, our readers share their social media strategies — what platforms they find themselves gravitating toward and what types of content increase their business conversions
by Inman Sep 22
Struggling with video? 4 tips for improving your hustle
Video allows you to communicate and build 'know, like and trust' relationships unlike any other marketing tool
by Kendall E. Bonner Sep 22
Get more out of Instagram! 12 tips every agent should follow
You should definitely integrate Instagram into your social media strategy, if you haven't already. Here’s how to maximize the platform
by Katie Lance Sep 19
Switcher Studio brings easy, broadcast-level video production to the iPhone
Opinion
IPhone video content app enables multiple devices to broadcast on a single stream and add rich graphics on the fly. Sorry Android users — this one is iPhone-exclusive
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 18
Pulse: What's working for you on social media?
This week, we're asking our readers to share how they're engaging with their audience on social media. What type of content are you sharing? What's resonating with your followers and friends?
by Inman Sep 16
How to stop posting listings and start winning at social media
Marki Lemons-Ryhal and Katie Lance both said Tuesday that agents should post original content on social media and resist the urge to just share listings
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 15
RE/MAX broker: Embrace new ways or become 'extinct'
Agents and brokers need to embrace digital connections and a high-touch approach, leaders agreed at Inman Connect Now
by Patrick Kearns Sep 15
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
Growing your brand through YouTube? 3 tips to start off strong
An engaging YouTube channel can play a big role in building your brand and elevating you as a recognized thought leader in the industry. If you’re new to the platform, here are three basics to help you hit the ground running
by Santiago Arana Sep 10
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
Pulse: Our readers share their favorite marketing campaigns
This week, our readers share marketing efforts that really resonated with them. A mix of others’ achievements as well as their own, these campaigns hit the mark for our readers
by Inman Sep 8
Adwerx now allows you to stream your next listing on Hulu
The forefather of web advertising for real estate continues to evolve with enterprise solutions, including a quick, affordable way to run ads on popular streaming media services
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 7
Block Party launches a real estate competitor to Linktree
Opinion
Now much more than open house oversight solution, the app includes a real estate-centric competitor to Linktree called Onlyl.ink, with ways to promote featured listings
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 3
Pulse: Our readers share their favorite social media influencers
Last week, we asked you, our readers, to share your favorite social media influencers. Here are the people you look to for information, inspiration and advice on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
by Inman Sep 1
Agents, stop sitting on your assets!
Though most agents have the similar goal of generating more leads, some still don't have a complete and functional database to market to. Here's why you should be organizing your list — and the most cost-effective marketing method to use
by Larry Hales Aug 31
Pulse: Who are your favorite social media influencers, and why?
This week, we're asking you to share your favorite social media influencers. Who are the people you look to for advice on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and even TikTok? And more importantly, why? 
by Inman Aug 26
The Real Word: Key takeaways from Brad Inman's keynote speech
Opinion
This week, Byron and Nicole discuss the Inman founder's Connect Now speech as well as new behaviors emerging as buyers search for homes and how to use Instagram's new TikTok-like feature
by Byron Lazine Aug 14
Do agents still need websites? Hell yes
Opinion
Some agents argue that there's no need to put the time and effort into building and maintaining a website when there's strong social media game. Wrong!
by Jay Thompson 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
Will Instagram's new video feature Reel in fleeing TikTok users?
Facebook's newest social media tool Instagram Reels was announced 24 hours before President Trump announced a ban that will take effect in 45 days on TikTok
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 7
Pulse: The social media tools our readers can't live without
Digital marketing is becoming increasingly important — if not absolutely essential — in this new normal. So, this week, our readers share the social media tools they can't live without today
by Inman Jul 28
Local video app Yaza adds new features as agents pile on
Opinion
Starting with one real estate agent user, the location-marking video app has ballooned to 2,000 in as many months.
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 27
Pulse: What social media tools can you not live without?
What have you been using to up your content game lately? This week, we're asking you to share the essential, go-to tools in your social media marketing toolbox
by Inman Jul 22
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
How to jump-start your real estate YouTube channel
Consistent, relevant content is key to making the most out of your videos
by Katie Lance Jul 19
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
11 rules of engagement to avoid social media trouble
Opinion
Now is not the time to pull back on social media. Exercise caution, and follow these guidelines to keep your business above potential frays
by Jay Thompson Jul 8
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
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
What should agents post? 5 social media guidelines for 2020
A lot of agents are questioning what’s appropriate to post on social media amid the pandemic and the current protests on racial injustice. Here are a few guidelines on what to post (and what not to)
by Katie Lance Jun 27
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
Elm Street Technology bolsters web services with IDX Broker acquisition
The acquisition-minded proptech Elm Street Technology has acquired IDX Broker in its first purchase in the year of COVID-19 to strengthen national MLS reach and web marketing offerings
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 24
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
Dear Marketing Mastermind: Should I talk to my sphere about difficult topics?
Automated marketing won’t be enough to preserve your reputation as social change and messaging comes to the forefront — so it’s time to get clear on your values and be authentic
NAGLREP leaders resign en masse amid governance controversy
Both the board of directors and dozens of chapter presidents said Wednesday they had no choice but to walk away from the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals. 'It looks like everybody gave up hope today,' one leader told Inman
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 10
Email marketer ActivePipe buys content creator HomePrezzo
ActivePipe will use acquisition of HomePrezzo to further power what its agents can deliver to prospective buyers, sellers and renters. Terms of the deal were not disclosed
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 9
Controversy roils NAGLREP over governance, alleged censorship
Critics say NAGLREP founder Jeff Berger appears to be misrepresenting how his group is governed and expelling members who ask questions. Berger says he's being bullied
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 8
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
This is not the time for 'marketing as usual'
Katie Lance, Kendall Bonner and Victoria Kennedy say agents shouldn't be afraid to talk about controversial topics
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
Lesson Learned: You are in the people business
As founder and CEO of Minnesota’s Realty Group, Long Doan has overcome overwhelming obstacles to realize the American dream — and share it with others
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
Need to reset? Here are 4 tips for starting fresh after lockdown
Now that shelter-in-place measures are easing up, it's time to rethink the unhealthy habits we picked up while in quarantine. Here are four things to implement for an effective work routine and life after lockdown
by Ryan Rodenbeck May 28
How to grow your Instagram audience as a team
Mauricio Umansky shares how his team grew The Agency’s Instagram account to be one of the most-followed residential real estate accounts in the world
by Mauricio Umansky May 28
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
How to host a property tour on social media as a team
Conducting live tours on social media as a team can be a great way to reach a wide audience and have some fun along the way. Here's how one LA-based agency hosts weekly progressive Instagram open houses, plus a few helpful tips
by James Harris AND David Parnes May 21
3 ways to give back right now
Opinion
From in-kind and financial contributions to your community to moral and career support to your team, now's the time that should be defined by giving. Here's how to lend a helping hand
by Santiago Arana May 15
What can agents do to seize more market share now?
Opinion
As stay-at-home orders are slowly being lifted, what action steps will you take to increase your market share? Prepare for ‘go time’ by implementing these eight strategies now
by Bernice Ross May 13
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
BoomTown rolls out new features and updates for agents
Customers of the popular software can now manage custom video ads from within the system, and new included drip campaigns help agents broach pandemic topics with buyers and sellers
by Craig C. Rowe May 11
5 ways to grow a close-knit community today
Opinion
How can you thrive in today's world? By building community. This means showing up time and time again to help, educate and offer value to the connections you cultivate and the people you bring together
by Mike McGowan May 11
Tales from the field: Becoming a community leader
Opinion
A luxury real estate agent shares how her company's emergency relief Facebook page helped people connect and band together in a time of need
by Amie Quirarte May 9