'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
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
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
How to create a solid daily routine that'll set you up right
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
The smart agent’s guide to building relationships now
Here, Inman contributor Jimmy Burgess will show you how to launch your marketing efforts inexpensively and build those lifetime relationships using the most convenient, time-saving tools. Plus, he’ll arm you with a solid strategy that generated him $11 million in listings — in three months
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 15
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
new agent marketing timeline
As a newbie with little experience, whipping up a robust marketing plan can feel like an impossible task. Here is a month-by-month breakdown to get you through your first year in real estate
by Christy Murdock Jul 10
How to lead meetings that aren't a waste of time
Effective meeting leadership means having a purpose, sticking to your agenda, being courteous of everyone’s time and assigning clear accountability for action items
by Chris Pollinger Jul 1
How this multifamily investor keeps his team on the same page
There are two keys to effective decision-making — assembling the right team and establishing a vision for that team. Here's how one investment firm works aligns everyone with company goals
by Michael Zaransky Jul 1
Are you poised for growth? 7 things top producers should do now
Set yourself up to thrive no matter what the market does in the future. Here are a few fundamentals to focus on today — to create new highs for your business
by Jimmy Burgess Jun 27
So you want to write a book? 5 steps to plan it right
Whether you use it as a lead-generation tool or a way to share your vision with a broader audience, writing a book has its perks. Follow these steps, and you will be well on your way to becoming an author this year
by Holly Hudson May 27
3 steps for reevaluating your business goals
Self-evaluation is always important. With limited hours in each day, real estate agents need to figure out how to maximize what they do best. Here are a few things to consider when updating your goals for the year
by Amy Galvin May 24
3 ways agents can add leverage in their lives and business
Leverage allows for higher quality work and more time for new projects, which in turn helps you build a better client experience, get more referrals and have a life outside of your business. Here's how you can use it
by Kathleen Black May 20
Want to be better at prospecting? 10 traits and strategies to adopt
As real estate agents, we are sales professionals. We find customers, we talk to customers, we serve customers. If we are trying to skip any of those steps, we are not doing our jobs. Here are the attitudes and behaviors of top sales professionals
by Todd Conklin May 14
Spread too thin? 3 ways team leaders can balance their workload
Although there are times when leaders have to double down and work long hours, that doesn't have to be the norm. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you are not spreading yourself too thin as a leader
by Adam Hergenrother May 13
Make the most of your time! 5 secrets of the uber-productive
What are the habits of highly productive real estate professionals — those who always outperform everyone else? Here are a few basic hacks the uber-productive understand and use in their day-to-day life
by Chris Pollinger May 13
Want to reach peak performance? 5 habits to get you there
There are so many ways for agents to be productive in this business. Here, Brittney Pino, top producer and broker-owner, shares her tried-and-true tips for achieving and maintaining your highest potential
by Ryan Rodenbeck May 6
A top ERA broker shares his basics for recruiting and training
ERA Sunrise Realty broker David Moody shares why grit, perseverance and committing to 'doing things the right way' are the keys to creating a solid agent lineup
by Marian McPherson Apr 29
11 tech tools that'll save you time — and drum up more business
Opinion
Automating your processes will allow you to focus more on building relationships — which is the key to taking your business to the next level. Here's a list of real estate tech that'll make your life easier
by Jimmy Burgess Apr 25
4 fundamental skills agents need to brush up on right now
Are you practicing clear communication? Mastering the art of negotiation? No matter how many years you spend in the business, there are a few essential skills every agent should revisit and polish from time to time
by Santiago Arana Apr 20
Pulse: Readers share how they're staying organized this year
There's no better time than spring to tend to the messy parts of your business and shake off the dust. This week, our readers share how they keep their work organized and decluttered
by Inman Apr 13
So you want to be an agent? Here are 7 truths about the job
Being a real estate agent is much more like operating your own business than working any other regular job. There's a huge learning curve, and it can often feel overwhelming. That's why, if you're a newbie, you have to be prepared. Here's what to expect
by Mayleene DeFreece Apr 12
Buyer uncertainty stressing you out? 5 ways to stay sane in a hectic market
The extreme lack of inventory has agents in total panic mode. On top of their day-to-day roles, agents now more than ever also have to be friends, counselors and confidants. Here's how to manage the stress of it all
by Erica Ramus Apr 12
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
Pulse: How are you staying organized with an influx of business?
This week, we're curious to know: What habits help you keep your business organized? What's on your need-to-organize list this year, and how are you keeping your database and finances in tip-top shape?
by Inman Apr 7
Forget time-blocking! Focus on these 5 time-management tactics
Opinion
Here’s a better approach to time management that’ll help you stick to your priorities and knock out those dollar-producing activities
Clear out the clutter! 3 ways to spring-clean your business
Every spring, we dive into the same tradition — clearing out the old and organizing the new. If you're ready to dust the cobwebs off your business and reorganize your work life for the better, here are a few tips to get you started
by Santiago Arana Apr 5
Time-blocking 101: A simple guide for new agents
For new agents, time-blocking helps provide a clear understanding of how you are currently spending your days and allows you to maximize every hour. Here's how to get started
by Santiago Arana Apr 5
Focus! 4 simple tips for kicking distractions to the curb
By being too busy and constantly inundated with phone calls, notifications and emails, we have evolved into a culture that covets the grind. It really does not have to be this way. If you follow these tips and prioritize the task at hand, your focus will lead to success
Want more sales? 10 lessons in the art of persuasion
There's no doubt that the art of persuasion has a critical place in real estate sales. Here's what agents can learn from bestselling author Daniel Pink's MasterClass on sales and persuasion
by Amie Quirarte Apr 3
How to create a timeless business plan
Whether you're a newly minted agent or an experienced pro, business planning can be a challenging task. But there's a simple-to-follow approach that'll help you create a timeless plan for your business — and it starts by answering these key questions
by Bernice Ross Apr 2
The 4 most common communication errors team leaders make
As a team leader, you're expected to be a great communicator — but of course, that's easier said than done. Here are the top communication errors you might be guilty of without even knowing it (and how to fix those problems)
by Kathleen Black Mar 25
Not enough of you to go around? 6 time management tips for busy agents
Opinion
Imagine cutting your to-do list in half and being 2X-5X more effective? It's possible when approached with intention and clarity
by Adam Hergenrother Mar 25
Commission, appraisals, inventory: 11 challenges agents face today
Opinion
Last year forced real estate agents to adapt in an ever-evolving landscape. Here are the top challenges agents face daily
by Kuba Jewgieniew Mar 24
5 key motivational styles team leaders should know
Is your team feeling a little burned out? By discovering what motivates your agents, you will be able to create personalized systems and processes that increase their success — and happiness
by Kathleen Black Mar 11
3 excuses agents make that sabotage their success
Without even realizing it, agents often get in their own way and self-sabotage their success by making excuses. As a result, they miss out on important opportunities to grow. Do any of these common excuses sound familiar?
by Kathleen Black Mar 4
Want a more productive team? Here's the secret
When done right, this secret technique can help team members keep distractions at bay and focus on the task at hand. As a leader, here's what you need to know to keep their schedules in tip-top shape
by Kathleen Black Feb 11
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
5 qualities of standout high-performance team leaders
For performance-based teams, growth, efficiency and profitability are not just goals — they're absolute necessities. Wondering what it takes to lead a team like that? Here are a few must-have qualities
by Chris Pollinger Jan 28
Take care of you! 5 ways to practice next-level self-care
Self-care doesn’t have to be about bubble baths and mani-pedis — it's about prioritizing your needs and wellbeing. Here are a few ways to be healthier, happier and more productive
by Troy Palmquist Jan 28
Want a more balanced life? Adopt these 7 coaching principles
From shaving expenses to creating time for practicing extreme self-care, these are the main fundamentals you'll want to adopt for a more stress-free and efficient work and personal life this year
by Bernice Ross Jan 27
Live your best life! How you can make the most of 2021
Opinion
Looking for ways to make this your best year yet? If you want to make the most of each day, feel more balanced and foster positivity, start with these tips
by Troy Palmquist Jan 17