Help your buyers decide whether or not to waive the appraisal contingency
When it comes to appraisals there are plenty of opinions to go around. Understanding the pros and cons of contract contingencies is essential for you and your client
by Bill Gassett Sep 22
How to use a multiple-offer mindset in every bidding scenario
When creating an offer, keeping a multiple-offer mindset is essential. You should always assume the sellers are reviewing multiple offers so you can make sure your client comes out on top
by Tom Toole Sep 9
New agent advice that sticks and won't leave you stuck
There is a great deal of advice floating around for new agents who are trying to establish themselves and start their careers. Ted Clair shares with Tom Toole what his focus is right now as a newbie in a shifting market
by Tom Toole Sep 7
Don't fall asleep at the wheel: Compliance and the 'designated broker' role
Opinion
When you wear the hat of the designated broker, the stakes are very high. It's about staying on the right side of best practices so that you can keep your brokerage and your agents on the right side, as well
by Summer Goralik Sep 1
The MAGIC formula for dealing with a bad agent on the other side
Sometimes, we only need a little edge when dealing with an incompetent agent or miserable curmudgeon. Just a flick of your MAGIC wand is all it takes
by Brian McKenna Aug 25
You messed up, now what? Here's how to take accountability the right way
Opinion
The way you handle mistakes can make or break your career. Errors will happen, but it is up to you to claim it and not blame it
by Darryl Davis Aug 12
The transaction of the future comes down to what the consumer wants
Technology executives Josh Jensen, Shawna Hernandez and Adam Hopson, who focus on automating different parts of the real estate transaction, took to the stage at Inman Connect
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 5
Million Dollar Listers on balancing cameras, clients and colleagues
Opinion
MDL stars Tyler Whitman, James Harris and David Parnes spill how they keep the drama of reality TV and the complexity of luxury customer service balanced in their real lives
Tongue-tied when explaining your commission? You need this list
Opinion
Every dollar counts, especially in a tight economy. If you are not explaining the full depth of your services, sellers may want to cut your commission short
Cheat Sheet: 9 essential real estate reads you need right now
Opinion
Short on time for reading? Check out this cheat sheet for the best real estate reads for your business and get inspired in a flash
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 26
Relying on optimism to get you through? 5 critical steps to take instead
Opinion
In an overheated seller’s market, it does not take a rocket scientist to sell a home. However, as the market turns, the need for real skill emerges
by Carl Medford Jul 18
Going on vacation?  Use this checklist before you disconnect
Opinion
You have your flip flops and have packed the SPF, but did you remember to check on your business? Here are the most important things you need to know before you roll out on vacation
by Rachael Hite Jul 15
Watch your step: 5 closing pitfalls and how to avoid them
Opinion
There are many moving parts throughout the homebuying process, and they all need to be completed successfully before your client has their keys in hand
by James Harris AND David Parnes Jul 8
You are your brand: How I went from MMA fighter to award-winning Realtor
Opinion
Do you have what it takes to win in the rough-and-tumble world of real estate? Learn how this current team leader and former MMA champ built his brand and took his business from nothing to No. 1 in just a few years
by Paul Domenech Jul 7
Forget what you know about retirees. Here's what they're looking for now
Opinion
Don't be discouraged if your newly retired homebuyer clients are taking their time. These clients know what they want and are willing to wait for the perfect home
by Luke Babich Jul 7
Frustrated with inventory? 5 tips for getting creative
Opinion
Many agents are frustrated with low inventory on both sides of the transaction. Try these strategies to create inventory for your clients and find a pathway to under contract
by Julie Busby Jul 6
The heat is on! 8 mistakes agents make when competing
Opinion
When the competition heats up, it's easy to get caught in the frenzy and make costly mistakes. Here's how to stay on track and keep your reputation intact
by Cara Ameer Jul 5
Buyers are still competing. Here's how to best help them
Opinion
Everyone understands a buyer can get cold feet or buyer’s remorse in a changing market, so demonstrating commitment is paramount
by Mark Choey Jul 1
The rise of new technology helps indies compete
Opinion
Think indie shops can't compete with big-box brokerages? Think again! New technology gives small brokerages big recruiting energy when pitching to new agents
by Ian Hoover Jun 21
5 tips for starting a coaching program at your brokerage
Opinion
Coaching encompasses a constant evolution of learning and implementation to help agents build their businesses. As many teams shift from professional development into coaching, these strategies can help
by Christian Barnes Jun 16
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
How to execute on giving your team what they need to grow
Opinion
Can your team thrive with their current support system? Strong leaders know that agents need tech and tools that work to achieve measurable growth
by Mauricio Umansky Jun 13
6 steps to increase diversity in both your office and business plan
Opinion
Studies show that businesses that embrace diversity are more successful than their competitors. Team leaders should reevaluate their workplace and business plan for growth for today's modern consumer
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
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
‘Call, text, email and hope to still get drinks’: How agents connect in 2022
A plethora of communication options for agents exist, but real estate agents told Inman email is still the best option for managing transactions and covering your tail if trouble comes calling
by Marian McPherson Jun 10
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
Here are the craziest ways you've kept a transaction together: Pulse
This week, we asked: What's the wackiest thing you've had to do to get a deal done? You answered with some doozies
by Inman Jun 8
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
Payload Keybox secures seed funding in pursuit of $1B in transactions
Payload's functionality focuses on quickly and safely sending earnest money, broker invoices and any other form of transaction within the context of conducting real estate business
by Craig C. Rowe Apr 27
5 simple scripts to reconnect with your sphere 
Opinion
Staying in touch with your sphere of influence is the foundation of building and maintaining your business. Here are a few authentic scripts for effective follow-up
by Darryl Davis Apr 25
Transparency and speed: 3 leaders share the future of transaction tech
SkySlope VP of Product Buck Avey, Openn Managing Director Peter Gibbons and ShowingTime President Michael Lane share how transaction management is key to ushering in a more equitable buying and selling experience
by Marian McPherson Apr 21
Can buying a home be as easy as pie? KW tapped Domino's engineer to see
KW President Marc King, Douglas Elliman CEO Scott Durkin and Rocket Mortgage EVP Christian Wallace discuss the barriers to creating a fully digital transaction at Inman Connect
by Marian McPherson Apr 20
Inman Connect Now Series
Tim Heyl shares his insights on what's ahead and how to prepare at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 16
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
Zillow's Susan Daimler on the tech giant's mysterious 'super app'
Ahead of Inman Connect New York, Zillow's president dished about the company's goal to build a housing super app, its interest in power buyers and why housing should be 'delightful'
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 14
Bright MLS ditches Remine Pro, prompting plea to agents
Citing low adoption, the nation's second-largest multiple listing service will no longer offer Remine Pro at no additional cost to its subscribers beginning April 1
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 25
6 creative ways to reboot a chilly lead
Instead of focusing on the results themselves, focus on the activities that drive results. Use these methods to re-engage after an initial conversation and land the listing
by Tom Toole Feb 24
Salvage a failing real estate deal with these 3 tips
The most common culprits for hindering an agreement are often avoidable missteps. Be prepared to guide your clients
by Santiago Arana Feb 8
Getting started as a real estate agent: 102 tips from top Realtors
Inman reached out to more than a hundred of the country's top-performing Realtors and asked them what they would say to a real estate agent just starting out in 2023. These are their answers