Real estate agent in hot water over costly missing apostrophe
Agent Anthony Zadravic is faced with hundreds of thousands of dollars in court costs after he neglected to place a crucial apostrophe in a Facebook post bashing his former workplace
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 11
How the pandemic made social media even more important
The pandemic has increased the amount of time people spend on mobile devices and driven more consumers to find businesses online
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 6
Real estate icon Barbara Corcoran goes viral on TikTok
Over the weekend, Barbara Corcoran posted a video on TikTok that gives users a snippet of her success story. It now has millions of views.
by Libertina Brandt Oct 5
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
For agents, is Clubhouse ‘alive and well’ or ‘yesterday’s special’?
Clubhouse used to be one of the hottest networking apps out there. But now that the hype has died down, Inman asked agents if it was still a platform worth their time
by Libertina Brandt Sep 28
TikTok for real estate: An Inman Handbook
For interested real estate agents looking to expand their marketing reach, it's not too late to find success using the app — all it takes is a bit of dedication, creativity and willingness to try new things
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 24
LeadSpark gives you fully serviced Facebook lead campaigns: Tech review
There's definitely value in outsourcing your advertising creative, budget and traffic, but make sure the result aligns with everything else you're doing to find new business
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 23
Redfin CEO, Zillow pour cold water on TikToker's iBuyer theory
A recent viral video suggested iBuyers could jack up the prices of homes. But one expert called the theory 'fairly conspiratorial,' and iBuyers themselves said they still have a tiny share of the market
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 23
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
12 steps for thriving through a market shift
What can real estate agents do to grow their businesses? Here is Jimmy Burgess' 12-step plan for thriving through a market transition
by Jimmy Burgess Sep 16
Clients expect a tech-savvy agent: EXp chief marketing officer
EXp Chief Marketing Officer Courtney Chakarun explains how the cloud-based brokerage navigated a visual rebrand, international expansion and more during the pandemic
by Daniel Houston Sep 16
10 tips that can save your business' online reputation
Opinion
What can you do to protect your real estate business? Here are 10 tips for protecting your online reputation on social media
by Jay Thompson Sep 15
From Instagram to HGTV: 'Cheap Old Houses' stars on finding fame
Episodes of the new show 'Cheap Old Houses', which follows the creators of the hit Instagram account around the country, have been dropping on HGTV every Monday
Instagram and Facebook made easy: 30+ tips every agent needs
Here are the tools you need to make social media nearly effortless from social media guru Katie Lance
by Katie Lance Sep 4
Realogy Expansion Brands CMO: Don't fall for this marketing trap
Realogy's Jennifer Marchetti on what it's like juggling two brands, what she does as a CMO all day and how her job is similar to that of a fortuneteller
Hit replay! 3 social media marketing videos from Inman Connect events
Here's how to further your social media reach, maximize your profiles and generate leads on Instagram — on a dime
by Inman Sep 2
10 tried-and-true prospecting strategies that won't fail you
Prospecting can be an intimidating task for a lot of agents. However, there's really no right or wrong way to prospect, and each of us has to choose what works best for our personalities and styles. Here are a few ideas to help you get started
by Danny Brown Sep 2
Ryan Serhant on building a personal brand: 'No one is just an agent'
The master of marketing shares five simple tips for building a personal brand that will further your business and bring in leads
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
5 simple ways agents can improve their online presence
At Connect Now, social media strategist Chelsea Peitz broke down how agents can utilize the '5 S' strategy to amp up their digital presence
by Libertina Brandt Aug 24
21 creative video concepts to reach more buyers and sellers
Here’s a handy list of video ideas that every agent can — and should — easily make to reach out to more potential buyers and sellers and keep in touch with past clients
by Jimmy Burgess Aug 20
Facebook wants to turn your video meetings into virtual reality
Today, Facebook launched Horizon Workrooms, a virtual reality service that allows people to hold virtual work meetings as avatars 
by Libertina Brandt Aug 19
Inman Review: Holofy Spaces is leading the vertical video tour revolution
Opinion
Based in London and rooted in retail, this video tour app gives users a simple, cool way to explore homes and also reduces the anxiety many agents have about creating listing videos
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 13
6 tips for expanding your network with social media
From sharing personal stories to engaging with your audience and creating valuable content, utilizing these tools will ensure your sphere of influence continues to grow
by James Harris AND David Parnes Aug 12
How to use Instagram to motivate sellers to list with you
This ever-growing app is a powerful tool for building connections that result in leads contacting you. Here are a few creative ways Instagram can help you reach potential sellers
by Bernice Ross Aug 11
From slideshows to high-end films: 7 listing video tools that win buyers' attention
Every Facebook ad, email campaign and landing page you create is a chapter in your listing's story, and video is likely going to be the one buyers flip to first. Here are the tools you need
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 7
Here's the tech real estate agents wish their brokerages offered
Cyber security and lead generation topped the list of tech tools agents wished their brokerages offered, according to a new National Association of Realtors study
'It's a two-way conversation:' 8 tips for social media naysayers
If you question what value social media really adds to your business, don't. Point blank, it gives real estate agents way more reach than they could get offline. It's not for everyone, but here are some tips to make getting started easier
by Jenny Usaj Jul 30
SEO made simple: 2 main things agents should focus on
Optimizing your website for SEO can be a daunting task for a lot of agents — but it's key to driving potential leads to your business. Here are 2 simple ways you can improve your site's visibility
by Kate Hulbert Jul 29
5 nifty (and thrifty) social media marketing ideas
If you know where to look, you'll find that the digital space is chock-full of free resources and tools you can use to up your social media marketing game. Here are a few.
by Katie Lance Jul 29
The 10+ greatest real estate and sales books of all time (IMHO)
Opinion
Here are a plethora must-read books from authors who are willing to help in your ongoing quest for real estate knowledge
by Jay Thompson Jul 28
Overwhelmed by social media? Here's a step-by-step guide for growth
When you’re ready to grow your business, social media will be one of your most important tools, and building a content calendar will help you automate your efforts
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 25
Zero contacts? 6 ways to get clients as a newbie
Making connections is a crucial part of being a real estate agent. But if you're new to the scene, with no contacts at all, where do you even start? Here are a few tips for finding those potential clients
by Mauricio Umansky Jul 22
Clubhouse ditches invite-only system, opens platform to all
The audio-only social app was once the buzziest thing in tech and real estate. Is going wide enough to save it?
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 21
Agents can take charge of their social media using these tools, tips
During a recent Connect Now workshop, a top social media expert said one of the biggest mistakes agents make is being hands-off with their social media pages
by Daniel Houston Jul 20
Inman Review: Produce local videos with Explore My Town
Opinion
Opening an account with Explore My Town means gaining access to a wide array of tools and resources, from a very sleek, simple script-creation tool and shot list to high-end editing and marketing services
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 16
Still not making video? 4 excuses holding you back
Although personal videos are easy and cheap to create, a lot of agents still shy away from them. Here are a few excuses you might be using to avoid the camera and what you can do to overcome them
by Kris Lindahl Jul 15
Privacy rules are changing marketing. Are you prepared?
Opinion
The privacy revolution is here, impacting every single way you do marketing on the internet. You must change too. You're not going to be able to grow your business using yesterday’s playbook — so burn it
by Chris Smith Jul 13
$10M in sales from Instagram: Steal from this agent's playbook
Whether you're brand new or you've been using it a while, if you adopt North Carolina agent Heidi Harris’ steps for yourself, you'll grow your followers — and your business
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 9
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
Young adults put pandemic savings toward down payments
Zillow survey finds that half of millennials and Gen Zers plan to use money saved on transportation, child care and dining out to buy a home
Nextdoor to go public via SPAC with $4.3B valuation
Nextdoor is set to go public through a special purpose acquisition company. The platform will raise $686M from the deal, which is projected to close in Q4 2021
by Marian McPherson Jul 6
10 scenarios that can get new agents ethics violations, lawsuits or worse
Here are 10 hypothetical situations to help illustrate how you can avoid some very real legal and ethical problems
Shaker updates with MLS connectivity and text automation
The software can be scaled from individual agents to brokerages, and centers heavily on collaboration between colleagues, agents and leads as the basis of relationships
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 29
7 marketing tools that'll help you strategize business growth with ease
Opinion
Quality marketing drives business growth, but creating it can be overwhelming for busy real estate agents, especially amid a summer selling season that never ended. Here are a few tools to help
by Jimmy Burgess Jun 13
Connecting with Veronica Figueroa: Our new normal demands world-class service
Ahead of Inman Connect, the eXp Realty team leader says agents have the chance to offer service that keeps clients coming back
4 leadership traits you need to build a thriving real estate team
You can have the best systems in the world, but if you’re not a good leader, no one will be motivated to do their best for you or your clients
Here’s how this agent generated $108K on TikTok in 2021 (so far)
Learn from Atlanta Realtor Glennda Baker how to find new followers, build new relationships and generate new leads that will ultimately convert to more sales
by Jimmy Burgess Jun 4
On Clubhouse? 3 vital tips for making it work for your business
Despite all its growth, Clubhouse is still a young app. If you manage to become the go-to destination for discussions about your location or relevant topic, you will likely remain on top for as long as the app is in active use
by Dave Platter Jun 3
Overlooked inventory: 6 ways to find that diamond in the rough
Inventory can be found anywhere — real estate agents just have to get creative and put a little legwork into unearthing it
by Lillian Dickerson May 27
6 video insights that'll shape your marketing game plan
Video is a powerful way to connect with your audience. Are you leveraging it to the max? If you're ready to level up your video marketing strategy in 2021, here, expert Adam Hamwey shares his best tips
by Rachael Hite May 24
Need to dust off your LinkedIn profile? 3 steps for making it pop
If you aren't on LinkedIn already or haven't updated your profile in a while, now's the time to dive in. Here are a few ways to level up your LinkedIn game — and boost your connections
by Katie Lance May 22
6 resources every real estate agent should have on hand right now
Staying up-to-date with the latest resources, tips and tricks will help grow your brand, business — and bottom line
by Rainy Hake Austin May 20
'I'm not paying a Realtor': Agent shares crazy requests on TikTok
Florida agent Carly Allison's TikTok videos have racked up hundreds of thousands of views, and are now generating leads too
by Jim Dalrymple II May 19
Instagram-savvy agents share how to spin gold on the platform
Real estate Instagram pros who spoke at Inman Connect Now on Tuesday stressed that agents should be authentic on the platform, and not worry too much about creating a ton of industry-specific content
by Lillian Dickerson May 18
Marketing content manager Aryeo raises $3.65M
The 2021 class member of NAR's REACH program started in real estate photography before graduating to the greater need of helping agents control their data and content
by Craig C. Rowe May 17
8 strategies to get more leads — and sell more real estate
With discipline, persistence and an action-oriented acceleration plan, you can turn your real estate business into a high-growth, high-profit enterprise. Here are a few tried-and-true strategies
by Don Wenner May 14
Think before you post! The line between funny and unprofessional isn't so fine
Opinion
The real estate business is insane right now. You’ve got frustrated buyers. You’re (rightfully) frustrated — and humor is a great escape. However, it's also rife with danger. Here's why you should think before you post
by Jay Thompson May 12
Make extra cash last year? 5 ways to wisely invest it
Opinion
Whether it’s employee training, branding, refreshing your website or focusing on a good cause, pouring extra funds into your business or team is one of the most beneficial ways to grow
by James Harris AND David Parnes May 6
4 tips for using Pinterest to grow your real estate business
For real estate agents, Pinterest can be a great way to attract leads and build connections. If you're new on the platform (or unsure how to use it to your advantage), here are a few strategies to consider
by Nicole Mickle Apr 29
Keep in touch! 7 effective ways to maintain past-client relationships
Getting your name out there consistently (and frequently) is the key to building name recognition and retaining clients. Make sure your past clients don't forget you and choose to use you again next time they need an agent
by Jay Thompson Apr 21
4 tips for getting the most out of Clubhouse
The audio-only discussion app remains popular among real estate professionals. But those who want the most out of it should follow a few key practices
by Jim Dalrymple II Apr 20
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
by Christy Murdock Dec 22
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
by Christy Murdock Nov 18
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