When things go south: 6 tips for fixing virtual meeting problems
Technology problems in virtual meetings are part of the landscape. From arriving early to troubleshoot problems to switching to audio-only mode, here are a few nifty tips that'll help you keep interruptions at bay
by Bernice Ross Jul 14
How to build lifelong relationships in real estate
From generating leads to preserving those connections, there's a lot you need to master as an agent. But never fear, dear rookie. Here, Inman contributor Jimmy Burgess will arm you with tips, tricks and time-tested strategies to build those lifetime relationships
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 15
How to create a solid daily routine that'll set you up right
Opinion
Establishing a new routine is not easy, but it can make all the difference in your life. Choose your struggle, make small changes, and get ready for big results
by Adam Hergenrother Jul 19
Social media calendar and post guide for real estate agents
Take the guessswork out of social media and put together a plan you can commit to. With scheduling, timing and more, you're sure to see results
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 25
3 brokers share 7 tips for guiding new real estate agents
Three real estate brokers share how they help new agents navigate bidding wars, manage finances, and keep their sanity while building their business
by Marian McPherson Jul 30
'Profit is in the details': How to make your CRM pay off
Although CRMs are incredibly useful to productivity and profitability, few agents use these workhorse platforms to their max potential. Find out how to choose the right CRM, the features you’ll need and how to manage your workflow here
by Bernice Ross Aug 24
Are you ready to commit? 8 steps for making solid decisions
How do you know if you'll commit to a new tool, program or resource? Too many agents give up before seeing their goals through, so before you pull the trigger, use these steps to determine if you should move forward
by Jeff Glover Aug 25
Are your agents on track? 4 steps for keeping them on goal
With the market starting to cool, now's a good time to check in with your agents. Are they on track with their goals? Here's how to make the most of agent check-ins and successfully plan for the upcoming year
by Erica Ramus Aug 25
4 can't-miss sessions at the WomanUP! conference
The California Association of Realtors' annual WomanUP! conference kicks off this week. Here are four sessions to add to your calendar
by Marian McPherson Aug 31
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
6 signs you bet on the wrong brokerage
Even if you aren’t planning on changing companies today, it’s important to evaluate your current brokerage and what it offers, and determine how well that lines up with your own goals. Here's what to look for
by Kimberly Artessa Oct 19
$170M top producer breaks down the secret to his success
The key to success in real estate starts with honing your sales skills, according to Andrew Undem. As the leader of a team on track to close $170M this year, he's sharing the key factors to a superior sales experience for both clients and agents
by Jimmy Burgess Oct 21
7 real estate lessons from '7 habits of highly effective people'
Stephen R. Covey's book, '7 Habits of Highly Effective People,' has been an empowering read for anyone looking to truly grow themselves personally and professionally. Here's how you can harness its power and apply it to your real estate career
by Jimmy Burgess Nov 11
How this $1M top producer takes charge of his day
If you don’t own your time, you’ll never be able to operate at your highest potential. How do the most successful real estate pros approach their day? Here's what this million-dollar top producer does, hour by hour
by Jimmy Burgess Nov 12
Create future closings: How to keep tabs on your VIPs
Provide yourself a clear path to success by focusing on anticipated listings and clients, along with your most active referral partners. Start filling up your whiteboard today, add value to the names on your board, and watch your business flourish
by Jimmy Burgess Nov 18
How to move the ‘big rocks’ to next-level your business
Opinion
Eat that frog, the one thing, the 80-20 principle — many wise business people have written volumes on the subject of getting after it. Mega team leader Carl Medford gives his personal strategy on how to knock out the most impactful business activities first
by Carl Medford Dec 22
Feeling stuck? 3 steps for breaking your limiting beliefs in 2022
As we enter 2022, ask yourself if your beliefs limit your ability to progress your career and reach your goals. If your answer is "yes," then here are a few things you can do to ensure you aren’t holding yourself back from your best year yet
by Santiago Arana Dec 21
7 big real estate myths you need to know the truth about
There are so many misconceptions agents believe about this industry. But that's exactly what's stopping them from growing. So here are the untrue things you've probably heard about real estate — and why you should ignore them
by Jimmy Burgess Dec 26
Want to increase your productivity in 2022? Take a break!
No individual or team can run hot all the time. Carefully managing your energy will help you to retain your creativity, productivity and motivation. Here's why you need to incorporate breaks into your daily routine
by Bernice Ross Dec 30
A simple real estate sales formula to guide you in 2022
There are hundreds of formulas for stable, long-term success out there — but according to top producer Jimmy Burgess, only one has really stood the test of time. It boils down to these three key ingredients
by Jimmy Burgess Jan 2
Retaining talent in 2022: 5 tips for keeping your team happy
This year will be all about the employee — more specifically, the year of honoring the choices of the individual. Here are the top 5 workplace trends leaders should be aware of
Top 12 must-read real estate books of 2021
Improving your skills? Starting a book club? Here are the top real estate reads that'll help you get better at everything — from sharpening your communication chops to upping your Facebook advertising game
by Brandon Doyle Jan 12
6 principles of 'Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion' for agents
The ability to understand the psychological influences buyers and sellers are facing helps you serve them better. Here are the lessons you can learn from Robert Cialdini's must-read book on influence and persuasion — and how to apply them to real estate
by Jimmy Burgess Jan 12
25 inspiring quotes for real estate agents
Need a little boost in motivation? From Michael Jordan to Confucius, here are some wise words from the world's most successful individuals to give you that dose of inspiration (or simply just entertainment)
by Jay Thompson Jan 21
On the fence about a CRM? 10 pros and cons
Using your CRM is all about getting seconds back in your schedule. Your database will free up more of your time and allow you to work smarter. Here's how it can help you set more appointments and sell more houses
by Tom Toole Jan 25
From Realtors with love: 89 tips for new real estate agents in 2022
Inman reached out to more than 200 of the country's top agents by transaction sides and sales volume and asked 1 simple question: What's your advice for agents launching careers in 2022?
7 Jim Rohn nuggets of wisdom every real estate agent needs
Daily disciplines, seizing opportunities and embracing change are among Rohn's most effective messages. Use them to change your business
by Jimmy Burgess Feb 11
7 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever
What are the skills you need to develop now that will lead to your dream business in the future? The more you improve yourself, the more your business will improve
by Jimmy Burgess Feb 18
Inman Connect Now Series
Learn how you can best serve your clients in today's market at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 15
Do more, stress less: A pain-free approach to productivity
It’s the little things that matter most when it comes to making your workday more fun and productive
by Christy Murdock Apr 6
Get off the burnout rollercoaster! How to reduce stress in real estate
Opinion
No need to fear and loathe the stress in your life. Coach Darryl Davis offers ways to reenergize and empower yourself to achieve more with less stress
by Darryl Davis May 9
At a glance: A financial guide for for your first year in real estate
This month-over-month financial plan will help walk you through where you should be and help you avoid any cash-flow pitfalls in your first year. Bookmark this handy list — and refer to it often
by Dani Vanderboegh Jun 14
Before you take the plunge: What to know before becoming a part-time agent
Ready to begin your real estate career by going part-time? Part-time agent Joel Lock offers his tried-and-true advice for agents taking the dual-career plunge
by Joel Lock Jun 6
The photo is the future: Agents will never have to enter listing data again
New smart photo technology is poised to help reduce data entry tasks and improve accuracy for agents, all with the ease of snapping a picture
by Joe Jesuele Jun 9
How to lead with strategic thinking
Opinion
Leading your team to success can be filled with many hurdles. Practicing strategic thinking in your leadership will show your team a clear path to their goals
by Rainy Hake Austin Jun 15
5 low or no cost ideas for thrifty 1st year real estate agents
Ouch! With inflation at an all time high, 2022 first-year agents may be feeling the burn more than their previous class. Read this to help create some room in your budget
by Darryl Davis Jun 11
7 core strategies for building a thriving business
Opinion
The process of growing a thriving real estate business is systematic when the proper strategies are matched with consistent execution. Identify the ideal strategies for you, go all in executing those strategies, and the success you’ve been searching for is inevitable
by Jimmy Burgess Jun 12
Compensation frustration: Here are 9 alternatives to your non-compete
Opinion
The truth hurts. Your non-compete may be holding your team back from retaining talent
by Donald "Dek" Bake Jun 13