Ylopo: Dynamic PPC 2.0 is the industry's best response to big-portal leads
The digital marketing platform has been beta testing a new consumer home search experience for months to accompany its innovative Dynamic PPC ad strategies
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 21
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
Constellation Real Estate Group acquires digital marketer Paradym
CREG continues to grow in the marketing space by absorbing long-time industry player, which first offered CD-ROM tech in the early 1990s
by Craig C. Rowe 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
Growth-oriented Keap hits most of the CRM high notes
Opinion
Previously Infusionsoft, this CRM is focused on small businesses in multiple industries but has some unique ways to appeal to real estate agents
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 16
Forget retreats! Here’s how to advance your team virtually
If you’re organizing an end-of-the-year planning session for your team, be sure to include these crucial aspects
by Adam Hergenrother Oct 15
3 building blocks for business resilience today
Instead of focusing on building, a lot of agents and teams have shifted gears. Now, they're rebuilding, adapting and tweaking their processes instead. Here are a few things to remember when crafting a strategy for moving forward
by Kathleen Black Oct 8
How to lead through the ups and downs
Business, just like life, is full of ups and downs. It's your job as a leader to challenge your team members to dig deeper during the good times and push through when the going gets tough. Here's how
The 7 secrets to retaining your truly talented people
Retaining truly talented team members is a competency all leaders need to master to grow and thrive in our ever-competitive environment
by Chris Pollinger Oct 1
3 ways to take a whole-person approach to nurturing talent
Once you find truly talented team members, you must continue to nurture them by understanding what motivates them, creating growth plans and coaching them to live their best lives. Here's how
Compensation plans: 5 questions to ask before talking fees
Opinion
Asking about fees is valid, but there are better questions that can be posed in more valuable ways to evaluate a potential brokerage before discussing fees
by Nick Malouff Sep 30
Rebranded and funded, powerful lead app Auctm grows by $5M
Five-star rated, lead-empowerment app SquadVoice has rebranded from the top down upon Series A funding. The company is called SqaudStack, and the product is now Auctm
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 28
How to recruit top talent amid sky-high unemployment
For agents and teams looking to build their bench and expand their businesses, today's employment landscape provides a previously unimaginable opportunity to hire top talent. Here are a few ways to make the most of it
by Carl Medford Sep 26
High-rated brokerage communications app WhoHub officially launches
App allows agents, admins, and brokers to interact over deals, vendors, events, and 'coming soon' listings
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 25
What your team should be doing to end the year strong
Q4 is no time to relax and wind down. By following these tips, your team will build the habits they need to achieve their goals and end the year on a high note
by James Harris AND David Parnes Sep 24
No agent left behind: How teams can help newbies compete
Help new team members compete by creating a rhythm to their day, doubling down on their skills with sales training, leaving no team member behind and focusing on what drives them
by Adam Hergenrother Sep 24
Royal LePage, kvCORE deploy custom software across Canada
Canada's largest real estate brand sought a customized solution to streamline its technology offering for 18,000+ professionals
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 23
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
Want a bench of talent? Here's how to recruit top teammates
These days, there are a lot of great companies looking for top-notch talent, which means you have to get competitive with the value you provide candidates
by Adam Hergenrother Sep 17
Be a better leader: 10 tips for starting 2021 on a positive note
Opinion
Going into next year, we need to be taking steps to be better leaders with a more positive message and an attitude of growth and servitude
by Ryan Rodenbeck Sep 17
@properties adds a fourth $100M team to its ranks
Longstanding Chicago indie brokerage Sergio & Banks is joining @properties just ahead of its 25th anniversary
by Marian McPherson Sep 16
Brokermint builds on growth with in-depth accounting updates
Popular back-office software solution Brokermint has added tools for more in-depth company accounting, forecasting and payment processing
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 16
Brokers share how they've thrived through the pandemic
Broker-owners Tiffany Curry and Jorge Guerra moderated a conversation between some of the nation's top leaders on how they've used digital tools to pivot
by Marian McPherson Sep 15
9 low-cost, high-return ways to become an industry thought leader
Establishing yourself as a thought leader doesn't have to involve spending big bucks on a PR firm. Bootstrap your way to the top with these highly effective strategies
by Adam Hergenrother Sep 10
10 business principles I learned from getting healthy
Opinion
When Carl Medford set off on a weight loss journey, he soon realized that the same principles of commitment, coaching and overcoming failure could be applied to business. Here's everything he learned
by Carl Medford Sep 8
Are you keeping tabs on your team's energy? Here's why you should
If you're striving to make a positive impact on your team as a leader, you have to take note of their energy — as well as your own. By focusing on breath work, staying centered and noticing subtle shifts, you can be a better, more thoughtful leader
Want to connect better with clients? Customize your communication
Using emotional intelligence to understand different personality styles is vital to creating and maintaining relationships
by Kathleen Black Sep 3
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
Lead, plan, communicate — the 3 basics of coaching through uncertainty
This time of uncertainty proved to be a true test for good leadership. As a leader, you should be stepping in and coaching your team to better adapt to this new landscape. Here's how
by James Harris AND David Parnes Aug 27
How to build an onboarding process that’ll grow with your team
A strong onboarding program will help agents feel truly welcome and recognize that you put your agents’ needs at the top of your priority list
by Ryan Rodenbeck Aug 27
How to survive and thrive in uncertain economic times
With a little creative thinking, honest conversation and self reflection, we can overcome what’s ahead and look to a future with an unshakable financial model
by Kathleen Black Aug 27
What real estate agents can learn from doctors
Opinion
Are you being treated like the professional you are? Here’s what medical professionals know that many real estate professionals do not
by Troy Palmquist Aug 27
Pulse: The toughest decisions our readers made this year
Last week, we asked you to share some of the tough calls you had to make this year in light of the challenges brought on by COVID-19. Here's what you had to say
by Inman Aug 25
Is your team Q4 ready? Here’s how to prepare for winter
Opinion
The third quarter is winding down, but the market is still hot. If you’re willing to dig deep, hold the line and keep your foot on the gas, you can ensure your business will have a strong fourth quarter
by Adam Hergenrother Aug 20
3 communication tips for forging stronger relationships
Good communication can make your team stronger and your clients more committed to seeking your expertise and services — which is why you have to get it right. Here's how to sharpen your communication skills
by Mauricio Umansky Aug 20
Starting a coaching program? How to pick the right coach
Coaching can help your team sharpen their skills, maintain drive and find focus, among other benefits. But how do you go about picking the right coach for the job? Here are a few tips
by Georg Chmiel Aug 17
Coaches aren’t just for agents: How all team members benefit from coaching
Opinion
Can you imagine Luke Skywalker without Yoda, Harry Potter without Dumbledore, or the Karate Kid without Mr. Miyagi? Everyone can benefit from coaching
by Adam Hergenrother Aug 13
How to keep your agents tuned into your training
Right now, team members are wanting and demanding opportunities, and it's up to you to prepare them for success and ensure a high likelihood of return for the business. Here's how to do that with training
by Kathleen Black Aug 13
'The teamwork is hard to detect': An outsider's take on teams
Although some agents sing the praises of being in a team environment, Teresa Boardman isn't impressed. Here's why she would rather work with an experienced solo agent versus a team
by Teresa Boardman Aug 13
3 principles to remember when coaching your team
There are many ways to coach a team to success, even in this fast-paced environment that constantly demands new skills. But really good coaching boils down to these three factors
by James Harris AND David Parnes Aug 13
How Bubba Mills coaches his top-selling clients
Bubba Mills, the CEO and owner of Corcoran Coaching, talks to Inman about why it's more difficult to double production once an agent hits 100 sales in a year
by Patrick Kearns Aug 12
How to mentor the future leaders in your business
Opinion
By being present and helping along the way, you have the opportunity to show your future leaders that a broad view and understanding of the business will aid them in the future to succeed in whatever they endeavor
by Santiago Arana Aug 7
5 business coaching myths agents need to get over
Opinion
The truth is: Coaches guide you on your growth journey, no matter where you are starting from
3 essential coaching techniques every leader should know
If you're in the position of leadership, coaching your agents is an essential part of the job. It's also what will help propel them to success. Know how to do it well by sticking to these techniques
by Mauricio Umansky Aug 6
4 lessons one real estate pro learned from Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders is a unique organization doing much-needed work around the world. But the lessons of leadership apply to every business in every industry. Here's what one real estate professional learned from MSF about building a relationship-based business
by Bao Le Aug 6
5 things leaders should be doing for their teams right now
As a team leader, you have a responsibility to guide your team from panic to assurance — especially in challenging situations. That's why they look up to you. Here are a few strategies to help you be the supportive leader they're looking for
by Kathleen Black Aug 6
6 steps for avoiding destructive conflict on your team
Opinion
Effective leaders understand that conflicts will arise, and they can effectively channel that energy into positive solutions that foster a healthy team. Learn how to use conflict to propel your team forward
by Carl Medford Aug 3
Lesson Learned: Teamwork makes the dream work
Find out how the brokers at Charleston’s Maison Real Estate put their collaborative approach to work for buyers and sellers
Want better team results? 8 tips for being a better coach
Once you've made that shift from an individual contributor to leader and committed to your leadership journey — you can no longer focus only on your results
Losing leads? Can't afford to? Try ConnectNow
Opinion
Apps that focus on only one aspect of the sales funnel are rare. ConnectNow is a value-add web and mobile app for capturing leads quickly and connecting to any CRM or source you use
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 31
Why 3 agents decided to start a team during the pandemic
In February, when the Missouri-based Hartman Real Estate Team made the decision to come together, they had no idea they would launch their team while sheltering at home
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 30
How to focus on your team by fostering positivity
Given everything that 2020 brought on, it's understandable if your team members are feeling a little down and unmotivated. So, here are a few tips to help perk up your team and nudge them to achieve their goals for the year
by Kathleen Black Jul 30
The challenges of selling a resort town during COVID-19
Team leader Marny Schlopy of Team Schlopy at Coldwell Banker in Park City, Utah, shares how her team and niche market have been impacted by the pandemic
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 30
10 team leaders divulge their top profitability strategies
10 team leaders, 10 short videos, 10 strategies. Tune in to learn what's working for top teams
by Pat Hiban Jul 29
From 'American Idol' to real estate: One team leader’s journey
After a decade-long music career, Jason Castro is now all-in on real estate. He spoke with Inman about his year-old team, shutting down during the pandemic and how they are now handling a hot Dallas market
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 29
Want to cultivate a top-producing team? Follow these 5 steps
Building a top-producing team takes work. It's not just about having talented team members on board — it's about cultivating those talents, setting team and personal goals, pushing for innovation, and a few other steps
Pandemic or not, nimbleness is key to success for this Houston team
Despite daily uncertainties of an ever-changing national landscape, Katie Day of MOVEMETOTX with Coldwell Banker says her team consistently displays an ability to quickly adapt
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 27
This team had its best month ever in the middle of a pandemic
While some real estate groups took time to rest and reset during the pandemic, the Detroit-based Packer Group kicked business into high gear
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 23
10 tips for team profitability (even in a recession)
Fear ruins creativity, but celebration and encouragement causes it to grow
by Kathleen Black Jul 23
3 must-dos when launching a new listing as a team 
Although no two properties are the same, this simple three-step process guarantees a smooth and successful launch for every listing
by David Parnes AND James Harris Jul 23
4 things all great team leaders do
Leading a team isn’t easy. It's not like being a solo operator — it takes a separate skill set. Great team leaders have a knack for selecting the right person for the right role, among other abilities. Here are a few
by Chris Pollinger Jul 23
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
FaceTime showings and drive-thru closings: How 1 team handles crisis
Elite Nebraska Real Estate owner Troy Benes has been leading a 30-agent team amid the virus and an unexpected rise in clients that came as his area began opening up
The Joyce Rey Team is 'very optimistic about summer demand'
Joyce Rey and Stephen Apelian of the Joyce Rey Team in Los Angeles have been using 3D and video tours during the pandemic and anticipate a strong summer market ahead
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 20
Want to boost repeat and referral business? Tap into the power of moments
Opinion
Incorporating a ‘power of moments’ plan is the solution to gaining repeat and referral business. When our team is asked to do something, we have several answers, and they all begin with the letter Y and end with the letter S
by Jeannette Spinelli Jul 18
One of Douglas Elliman's top teams jumps to Compass
Chad Carroll starred in the only season of Bravo's 'Million Dollar Listing Miami'
by Patrick Kearns Jul 17
Looking for virtual team building activities? Here’s 4 ways to connect
Here are a few things we’re doing to keep our real estate teams cohesive, connected and collaborative while working virtually this summer
by Mauricio Umansky Jul 16
What your team's accountability plan should look like
A good CRM will provide you with enough true information to hold agents accountable as well as compare how your team members work
by Kathleen Black Jul 16
5 ways to support struggling team members
While some agents might be closing deals at the same rate as last year, others might be struggling to stay afloat. As a broker or team leader, here's what you can do to help
by Erica Ramus Jul 16
Industry insights from an all-woman leadership team
Opinion
The leading ladies of Kris Lindahl Real Estate in Minnesota share their thoughts on where real estate is headed and how the industry measures up as a place for women to thrive
by Kris Lindahl Jul 16
The key to talent retention? Growing your intrapreneurs
Instead of having a revolving door of agents, fill your business with intrapreneurs who are committed to and invested in your vision. Here's how to ensure your top producers never want to leave
by Holly Priestner Jul 16
Why team leaders must master the basics of business before expanding
The key to doing team expansion right is to spend the time and resources to establish a foundation of administrative services, operations and lead generation that can scale
by Adam Hergenrother Jul 16
10 reasons real estate teams fail
Whether you're starting a team or an agent partnership, avoid these 10 mistakes. Pivot now so you're as productive and as profitable as possible
by Bernice Ross Jul 15
New York-based Douglas Elliman team joins Compass
Kirk Rundhaug and Paige Neuhauser, as well as the remaining 3 members of their New York-based team, have moved to Compass from Douglas Elliman
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 14
How Rob Ellerman built a team for all types of producers
The Kansas City, Missouri-based team leader spoke with Inman about how he runs his team and what he looks for when hiring a new team member
by Patrick Kearns Jul 14
5 signs it’s time to leave your team
Although it's never easy to leave a team, sometimes it's the right move. Let these 5 points be signs you should look reality in the face and take that important next step for your career
by Andrew Fortune Jul 14
Pulse: How your team’s business compares to last summer
This week, we were hoping to read about the changes and shifts you've noticed in the summer of 2020 compared to last year. Instead, we heard this
by Inman Jul 14
6 tactical steps to drive profitability in your business
Real estate provides the opportunity to grow wildly profitable businesses. Follow these tips to put yours on the path to success
by Chris Suarez Jul 11
Uncle-nephew team on what luxury buyers want amid pandemic in New York
'The profile of the buyer right now is somebody who's upgrading,' says Darren Sukenik of the Sukenik Glazer Team in Manhattan
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
7 tips for enhancing your team's customer experience in our new normal
The best team leaders seek to find safe solutions to grow stronger and more productive by focusing on these seven vital elements to evolve and thrive
by Kathleen Black Jul 9
How to bring colleagues closer (on and off the clock) while social distancing
Directors at The Agency share how they bring their team together for fun, support and socialization — virtually and IRL
by David Parnes AND James Harris Jul 9
Thinking about teaming up? Here are 3 principles for a solid partnership
Partnerships can leverage your strengths, grow your income and deliver the best parts of the real estate business to you — if you do it right. Here's how
by Kevin Woody Jul 9
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
Pulse: The right formula for a strong team in 2020
From effective communication, strong leadership and a clearly defined vision, readers chime in on what makes for a strong, productive and effective team in 2020
by Inman Jul 7
Team leader Erin Krueger on pivoting during the pandemic
Krueger recently chatted with Inman about how her team has adapted over the course of the pandemic and how those strategic changes have them poised for future success
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 6
5 tips for team leaders to boost productivity permanently
If you don’t have a guide to your priorities, you’re never going to be able to grow the company, and that’s essential for every team leader
by Ryan Rodenbeck Jul 6
3 ways to keep your team engaged this summer
Encouraging more time outdoors, from group team-building activities to educational work outings, will keep your team engaged and have a positive impact on the group dynamic
by Mauricio Umansky Jul 2
Meeting new clients for the first time virtually? Nail these 3 basics
Although it was a challenge at first, now we're realizing the enormous benefits of running business in the digital space. That's why teams have to work on having the basics of virtual meetings down pat
by Kathleen Black Jul 2
Want to keep your top talent? Do these 4 things regularly
For team leaders, constantly having to replace top talent can be draining, both emotionally and financially. So, make sure you're following these four key points when striving to keep your team members productive and happy
by Kevin Kauffman Jul 2
We're all about Teams this July on Inman
Tune in for team-related opinion, insights and advice all month long on Inman
by Inman Jul 1
Pulse: What's the right formula for a strong team in 2020?
This week, we're kicking off our new teams theme month by asking you, our readers, what you think makes for a strong and effective team this year
by Inman Jul 1
Inside Real Estate acquires dashCMA
The software will now have access to 600+ MLSs just a year after inception, and founder Karen Abram says she’s ‘beyond excited to join the Inside Real Estate family’
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 30
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
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
Want a 95% retention rate? Here’s how this 180-agent team does it
Higher retention means a more cohesive culture and more highly trained and seasoned agents serving your clients
by Adam Hergenrother Jun 25
5 tips for building a strong team that'll last
Opinion
To ensure you hire the right people and keep them, heed these tips
3 ways to make this summer a productive one
Summer might look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean teams shouldn't ready themselves for high volumes of business. Here's how to stay productive this season, while making sure to carve out some time for rest and relaxation
by Mauricio Umansky Jun 25
12 action items for finishing the year strong post-lockdown
Although we're about to ease into a summer of uncertainty, agents still have an opportunity to take advantage of the months ahead and rev up their business — and they can start by tackling these 12 strategies
by Jeff Glover Jun 25
Pulse: The team building ideas motivating readers this summer
Last week, we asked what team building activities readers participated in that boosted motivation and renewed excitement for work. Here’s what you had to say
by Inman Jun 23
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
A simple way to double your agents' production this summer
Thriving in a shifting market is all about making adjustments. Here's how one Utah-based real estate group doubled production by adopting gamification — yes, in the midst of this pandemic
by Brandon Doyle Jun 21
Want a highly effective team? Adopt these 3 habits
Prosperity comes from developing personal effectiveness and nurturing healthy relationships with team members
by David Parnes AND James Harris Jun 18
4 things we learned from our most beneficial team training
Pandemic or not, there are always going to be opportunities in the marketplace, so it's important to know how to find and identify them. Here's what one team learned during a training course on winning in today's market
by Kevin Kauffman Jun 18
How to keep your team motivated while working from home this summer
It’s important, now more than ever, that you optimize your business and life, and stay focused on what you can control during these trying times
by Kathleen Black Jun 18
How to blend your brokerage when adding established agents
Opinion
Make sure all agents know that you’re committed to supporting them, and encourage thoughtful collaboration
by Mike Jones Jun 16
Want to grow your team? Shrink it first
Letting a team member go is one of the hardest decisions a leader has to make, but it's also a critical step for your business. Consider these 3 mind blocks that may be stopping you from making the right call
by Andi Cummings Jun 11
'Team structures are winning' and other pandemic-era observations
Opinion
When a crisis ends, you remember two kinds of people: the ones who stepped up, and the ones who disappeared
by Kris Lindahl Jun 11
What team leaders can do to promote wellness and self-care
Many real estate agents have been working harder than ever through this challenging time, so here are some ways leaders can take care of their agents
by Mauricio Umansky Jun 11
How to make your business more efficient with a CRM
Use this time to do the foundational administrative work that agents can never get around to — like implementing a customer relationship management system
by Kathleen Black Jun 11
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
Lesson Learned: Trust your instincts
As a luxury collection specialist at Engel & Völkers, Leah Robinson-Christian uses her experience, expertise, and strong people skills to offer a higher level of client service while growing her business
A superior virtual tour will answer these 10 questions
Answering these questions live will give your prospective buyers the best virtual tour experience
by Nicole Solari Jun 8
4 tips to boosting team productivity in the new world
Opinion
As we enter a time of recovery, our eyes go toward rebuilding. Team leaders can start with improving team productivity using these tips
by Chris Pollinger Jun 4
4 onboarding tips for managing a successful team
A part of running a successful real estate team is onboarding new agents. Putting together an effective onboarding program can increase productivity and establish great habits and work ethic from the get-go. Here are 4 tips
by David Parnes AND James Harris Jun 4
How collaborating on listings benefits agents and sellers
When agents join forces to list a property, clients get the benefit of multiple agents — their knowledge, Rolodex, market experience and more. Here are a few more reasons to open yourself up to the possibility of collaborating with another agent
by Santiago Arana Jun 3
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
kvCORE users to get video email through exclusive BombBomb integration
Agents and teams using Inside Real Estate's most popular product, kvCORE, will have access to video email come June through BombBomb. All users will have free basic access or the ability to upgrade to a premium account
by Craig C. Rowe May 29
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 can your team thrive through uncertainty? Focus on this equation
Opinion
Many people have a tendency to go straight into survival mode when crisis hits, but Kathleen Black is here to help you thrive, rather than survive, in uncertainty
by Kathleen Black May 28
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
Lesson Learned: Choose the right team
They say you are known by the company you keep. Find out how this Arizona broker leverages partnerships to do more, whatever the market brings her way
How to stand out during (and long after) this pandemic
Here’s how agents are seizing the opportunity provided by change to grow and thrive
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
3 tips for taking care of business virtually as a team
Be fully prepared to support your clients virtually, guide them through each step comfortably and answer all questions before signing on the dotted line
by Mauricio Umansky May 14
How to tailor your messaging to the people who matter most
When it comes to your team, providing clear direction on how to communicate and who to reach out to is crucial to driving business forward now. Here's how to strengthen interactions with these four main contact groups
by Kathleen Black 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
Lead quality, website management stand out on Propertybase Go
The Boston Logic-owned real estate operating system is working on an improved transaction management system while its lead scoring, listings and web content tools excel
by Craig C. Rowe May 13
Pulse: The most beneficial training readers received in the past month
Last week, we asked you to share an educational tool that you’ve benefited from over the past few months — whether it's an online training course, certification or a webinar. Here's what you had to say
by Inman May 12
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
Stop already! 12 things agents shouldn’t be doing right now
Opinion
This unique moment is a time to rise up and be better, so start by doing better
by Nicole Solari May 2
Real estate as a sport: 4 lessons we can learn from athletes
Just like in sports, working in real estate requires constant practice and collaboration, especially in times of hardship. So, here's a thing or two agents can learn from professional athletes
by Geoff Bray May 1
5 ways your team can set itself up for post-pandemic success
Consider this time at home the perfect opportunity to audit your business and set positive plans in motion for the future
by Mauricio Umansky Apr 30
How to become the go-to team in your area
Find an area that you want to dominate, thoroughly learn it, and give back
by David Parnes AND James Harris Apr 23
6 ways teams can adapt to a socially distanced real estate world
How can agents navigate the new landscape of a socially distanced workplace? Here's what one team leader is doing to pave the way for his agents' success
by Ryan Rodenbeck Apr 23
A few tips from top real estate teams on showing houses amid the virus
Debra Beagle and Tommy Choi provide insight and tips at Thursday's Inman Town Hall
by Patrick Kearns Apr 16
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
How to prospect in a shelter-in-place world
When staying at home and working virtually, how do you prospect and keep moving forward? Here are three initiatives you can adopt for your team
by David Parnes AND James Harris Apr 16
3 signs a team member is thinking of leaving
In times of uncertainty, agents might be contemplating their future and the changes they can make. Here are three signs to help make sure you’re not caught off guard the next time an agent decides to leave your team
by Kevin Kauffman Apr 16
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
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
How to create a Matterport virtual video sizzle reel in 5 steps
Use these tips to capture attention for your listing and show your clients and prospects that you're adapting to today's environment
by Jeff Katz Apr 13
Corral multiple iBuyer offers with new web app OfferBarn
Opinion
The president of a 200-agent boutique brokerage in Atlanta developed a solution for helping agents educate clients on the rise of iBuyers
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 10
16 soft prospecting ideas for your team
It’s more critical than ever to stay at the forefront of your clients’ minds as a community pillar
by Nicole Lopez Apr 9
Stop fighting reality! 6 ways to pivot your business
Instead of getting stuck on the grim aspects of our current situation, zero in on what you can control
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
How to keep your Zoom calls free of lurkers
Don’t be afraid to use video conferencing tools, but understand how they work, how they can be abused, and how to minimize the nonsense and maximize the good
by Jay Thompson Apr 8
5 ways to engage your community on Instagram
People are flocking to social media for comfort and escapism. Here's how you can tweak your messaging to connect with your community and spread positivity today
by Andrew Jevin Apr 7
4 tips for generating new leads while staying home
Here are some ways to be proactive and stimulate interest in your business
by Loni Vogler AND Sonya Feigen Apr 7
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
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
3 essential steps for a united real estate team
A united team is a successful team. Here’s how The Agency agents get it done
by David Parnes AND James Harris Apr 2
How to keep your team's productivity levels up while working virtually
Working from home is very quickly becoming the norm in today's world. To make sure you're keeping productivity levels up, here are a few things you'll need to double down on when managing a team virtually
by Chris Pollinger Apr 2
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
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
Take it 'Back to Basics' with Inman this April
For the entire month, we'll be laser-focused on the key skills and how they're being transformed in this unique real estate environment
by Inman Apr 1
How to keep your social media healthy when you're quarantined
Here's how real estate agents can keep their social media streams healthy, mindful and relevant even while stuck working from home
by Katie Lance Mar 30
3 critical behaviors team leaders need to adopt today
As a leader, it's important to make sure your team is cared for — now more than ever. Here are a few qualities and skills you need to hone to support your team's survival and growth during tough times
by Mauricio Umansky Mar 26
Compass is still onboarding new teams despite slowdown, layoffs
Based in New Jersey, the 15-person Oldendorp Group, which is joining Compass from Keller Williams this week, will be virtually onboarded through Enboarder
by Patrick Kearns Mar 24
7 essential tips for communicating with your sphere during crisis
Don't make the major mistake of not communicating with your clients and prospects during this time of uncertainty. It could define the rest of your career. Here's how to do it right
How to lead your team when you don't have all the answers
In a time rife with misinformation, uncertainty and fear, it's hard to lead with confidence. As the world shifts and changes, there are a few things you can instill in your team so they can make better decisions
by Ryan Rodenbeck Mar 23
How to be the leader your team needs right now
Under today's pressures, leaders have to step up and guide the way. The leadership qualities that empower teams through the good times are the same ones that motivate them through the bad. Here's how to lead with T.R.U.S.T.
by Missy Yost Mar 23
Agent Sandra Debuire shares her journey from Paris to Miami
Luxury real estate agent and team leader Sandra Debuire shares how she achieved a lifelong goal of coming to the US and what she loves about Miami's spirit
by Marian McPherson Mar 23
New agent-developed app assigns and pays agents for side work
Led in part by a Portland, Oregon-based Keller Williams agent, BrokerHive assigns tasks and pays agents to support their colleagues, helping new agents learn and top producers to keep producing
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 20
IdealEstate aims for agent cooperation with nationwide recruiting, referral power
Opinion
Once a site for helping buyers curate home collections, the Salt Lake City-based proptech is now leveraging its 800K+ user base as a platform for recruiting
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 19
How to lead your team through turbulent times
Even though nobody knows what lies ahead, a great leader should be capable of reacting effectively when faced with uncertainty. Here's what excellent crisis leadership looks like in a time like this
by Chris Pollinger Mar 19
Pulse: How are you keeping morale up?
When faced with uncertainty, how do you bring positivity to the workplace? Share your thoughts with us
by Inman Mar 18
Bright young things: New real estate leaders share what they've learned
Exercise patience, good communication skills and accountability to ensure success
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 13
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