Inman Select

  • Sell the lifestyle by being part of your community

    Apr 22, 2019
    “The market in Telluride can be very tough,” says Teddy Errico, a leading agent with Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty. “The incubation period can be two to four years. It takes buyers some time to visit alternate locales before they figure out Telluride is perfect for them.”
  • Low-cost, high-impact marketing with video

    Apr 22, 2019
    “What do Christmas decorations have to do with real estate?” asked Chrissie Wright. “Connection and engagement,” she said, answering her own question. “And it has everything to do with letting our community get to know us and trust us.”
  • Future-proof your business using lead management strategies

    Apr 22, 2019
    The story of the market shift is simple: the seller’s market much of the nation has enjoyed for the last decade is re-balancing. Buyer leads have been repeatedly told, “Inventory is tight. You’ll have to act quickly to get the deal you want.”
  • Lesson Learned: Get out of your comfort zone, and lather, rinse, repeat

    Apr 22, 2019
    In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, it’s Northern Virginia broker Karen Wenner Cooper.
  • Prospector, networker, converter, marketer: What’s your strength?

    Apr 22, 2019
    Figuring out your personal strengths and letting the rest go will allow you to grow your business in ways you never knew were possible. Once you have identified the archetype that best fits you, use these guidelines to see which tools and strategies are most likely to contribute to your success.
  • Stop buying leads! Go with this proven prospecting method instead

    Apr 22, 2019
    Sick of spending thousands monthly on low-converting leads, veteran agent James Festini decided to cut them out of his business entirely. Here’s how he generates up to 25 qualified leads per week for free.
  • 3 rules every agent should follow

    Apr 22, 2019
    To thrive in the real estate industry, you will need to succeed in your ability to interact with people and build strong bonds — that means always being honest, owning up to your mistakes and always doing your best for your clients (and yourself). Put that at the top of your rulebook, and there'll be nowhere to go but up.
  • This brokerage management software wants to streamline your business

    Apr 22, 2019
    Zipi is a back-office administration software platform for brokers to manage deals and agent financials. The latest iteration of Zipi is even more heavily focused on brokerages and provides a highly versatile and granular user experience for brokers to oversee every aspect of their finances, agent goals and activities.
  • Zillow’s free 3D home tours launch nationwide

    Apr 22, 2019
    In a move to upend the world of real estate imagery, Zillow announced Monday it will let people across the U.S. and Canada use a free app to snap photos and create online 3D home tours.
  • You’re fired! 10 tips to prevent clients from giving you the ax

    Apr 21, 2019
    To help you avoid the nightmare of getting fired, we’ve compiled a list of 10 commonly overlooked situations that can frustrate clients and lead them to sever your relationship and how to handle them.
  • Atlanta’s privatized affordable housing startup PadSplit raises $4.6M

    Apr 20, 2019
    The Atlanta-based startup has raised $4.6 million with help from Core Innovation Capital and other socio-economic aware investment organizations.
  • Breaking: Zillow sues Compass over poached employees, intellectual property

    Apr 20, 2019
    Zillow on Friday filed two lawsuits against Compass, alleging the tech-enabled brokerage poached its employees as part of an effort to steal its intellectual property. The suits were filed in Washington state and in federal court, respectively, and argue that Compass lured away three Zillow employees who had signed contracts with non-disclosure and non-compete clauses.
  • Compass CEO reveals more ambitions to be real estate’s ‘one-stop shop’

    Apr 20, 2019
    Compass CEO Robert Reffkin believes the real estate industry is experiencing a "Netflix versus Blockbuster moment," and he wants his company to emerge as a one-stop shop that provides all services associated with moving.
  • Vacation rental company Vacasa buys Sterling Resorts

    Apr 19, 2019
    Vacation rental startup Vacasa announced that it has purchased vacation rental management company Sterling Resorts this week.
  • Housing starts declined in March

    Apr 19, 2019
    Housing starts fell 0.3 percent between February and March and dropped 14.2 percent year-over-year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Housing and Urban Development, released Friday.