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  • Study uses Google Street View to accurately predict neighborhood demographics

    Dec 05, 2017
    A new study shows Google’s Street View feature, the ground-level panoramic photos of streets you can see on Google Maps, could change the way potential homebuyers research neighborhoods before making their big purchase -- as well as further inflame the national conversation around gentrification, affordability, and housing discrimination ...
  • Overcoming broker objections, sideswipes and undermining of the MLS

    Dec 05, 2017
    With each passing year, multiple listing services (MLSs) strive to identify and improve their weaknesses while steadily continuing successful business practices. So what exactly are their weaknesses? And what are the strengths that keep them progressing ...
  • Why you should build your brand around your ideal client

    Dec 05, 2017
    When you get braces, do you go to an orthodontist or a general dentist? When you need a hip replacement, do you go to an orthopedic surgeon or a general surgeon? You want someone who specializes in the service you need, right ...
  • How to market real estate like a Kardashian

    Dec 05, 2017
    Chances are, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of the Kardashian’s. Maybe you even "keep up with them" on the sly ...
  • The winners and losers of this year’s real estate recruiting season

    Dec 05, 2017
    It’s head-hunting season in the real estate brokerage world. Agents are agonizing over the being inundated with broker recruiting calls, but let’s face it: it’s the only time of year that they actually listen to us ...
  • 5 reasons to buy a home in the offseason

    Dec 05, 2017
    Spring and summer may be the prime time to purchase real estate, but if your clients are looking for a better deal, they might want to look into buying their future home during the offseason ...
  • Fundrise wants to turn distressed homes into accessible investments

    Dec 05, 2017
    Real estate crowdfunding startup Fundrise has purchased distressed homes to flip in LA and Washington, DC, using small investments from around the country ...
  • CRE developer partners with Hello Alfred to provide concierge services

    Dec 05, 2017
    App-driven personal concierge service Hello Alfred and prominent commercial real estate developer Related Companies have jointly announced a partnership that will deploy Hello Alfred in a select number of Related Companies' residential properties ...
  • Real estate daily market update: December 5, 2017

    Dec 05, 2017
    All the latest real estate market news ...
  • MLS vendor FBS acquires competitor Solid Earth

    Dec 05, 2017
    When multiple listing service (MLS) vendors FBS and Solid Earth announced a partnership earlier this year, it was as competitors looking to serve their mutual MLS clients. Nearly six months later, the two are rivals no more. FBS will acquire Solid Earth's assets and employ all five of its existing employees in a deal slated to close by the end of the year, FBS CEO Michael Wurzer told Inman via email ...
  • WomanUP!™ Inman Connect event is a pathway to a better business

    Dec 05, 2017
    Real estate has long been a field that provides a space for strong, independent women to build their businesses from scratch -- but there's still room for improvement, and that's why the California Association of Realtors (CAR) created the WomanUP! initiative: to elevate the entire industry ...
  • Connect/Reflect: You can’t afford not to go

    Dec 05, 2017
    Andrea Geller, broker associate at Hot Property The Chaz Walters Group at Coldwell Banker in Chicago, knows a thing or two about what it takes to make the most of your time at Connect. A passionate advocate of growing your business at the event, Andrea shares some practical advice on how to seize the opportunities of Connect, as well as her thoughts on which sessions you should definitely not miss ...
  • Connect/Reflect: Network! Network! Network!

    Dec 04, 2017
    No stranger to Inman Connect New York, Coldwell Banker Director of Media Engagement Lindsay Listanski shares how the personal and professional relationships fostered and grown at Inman Connect have changed not only her career, but also her life. We recently sat down with Lindsay to discuss her take on how to make the most of Connect, learn where she likes to focus and hear her tips for how to network most effectively at evening events ...
  • Large Sotheby’s International Realty firm carves out exec role for innovation

    Dec 04, 2017
    Sotheby's International Realty's largest global affiliate, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty, based in Stamford, Connecticut, said it was striving to give itself a "competitive edge" with agents, buyers and sellers by creating a new Chief Innovation Officer position this week ...
  • Why agents shouldn’t shun the new-home sector

    Dec 04, 2017
    Doug Dunlap has done a lot of things over his 30-year real estate career in the Puget Sound area in Washington State. He’s been a real estate broker and home builder. He’s co-founded and was managing broker of three real estate firms, and he co-founded two successful home building companies. And now he’s an author ...