Inman Select

  • Meet the color of the future: Neo Mint

    May 22, 2018
    Move over, Millennial Pink — Neo Mint is the emerging "it" color, according to London-based trend forecasting and analytics company WGSN. "2020 will be the year that a super-futuristic vision becomes reality," said WGSN colour director Jane Boddy in a blog post.
  • Experian reveals the 5 states with the lowest foreclosure rates

    May 21, 2018
    Although issues with low inventory and fast-growing home prices still abound, the market has greatly improved since the housing bubble in 2006, and the latest foreclosure rates prove it. In 2017, residential home foreclosures fell 27 percent to 676,525 — the lowest level since 2005.
  • Real estate agents see electric scooter boom as mixed blessing

    May 21, 2018
    But Realtors in San Francisco and Los Angeles seem to be in two minds about whether they are in favor of the new wheeled sensations. If there's any consensus, it's that the scooters are a mixed blessing — and a fun idea that could help sell an area to buyers, especially millennials.
  • Mark Spain expands state by state on his terms

    May 21, 2018
    One of the benefits Mark Spain, former Keller Williams top team leader, finds in running his own company is he can expand at will. He doesn't have to have diplomatic talks with other Keller Williams offices to see if they will accommodate his team.
  • Did NAR consider tech partners other than zipLogix?

    May 21, 2018
    The National Association of Realtors has never given transaction management firms other that zipLogix — a firm the trade group partially owns — a chance to compete for its business through price or any other means, according to three of the most popular such firms in the industry.
  • Connect the speakers: Zero-cost marketing tactics with big ROI

    May 21, 2018
    Katie Lance suggests that attendees of Inman Connect San Francisco this summer focus on implementing just one or two ideas that can grow into habits -- and why she’ll be offering up her own tactics to adopt in a session covering zero-cost marketing strategies that yield leads and referrals.
  • Former Trulia exec joins venture capital firm to spur real estate tech

    May 21, 2018
    Former Trulia president Paul Levine will join the venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures as a partner, where he will look for companies building on Trulia and Zillow's innovation in the real estate industry by improving the real estate transaction, he said Friday.
  • Harbor CEO says blockchain will let you easily split real estate ownership

    May 21, 2018
    Harbor is one of the more complicated blockchain startups out there, but it has the potential to upend the investment side of the real estate industry.
  • NAR made $20 million from DocuSign IPO

    May 21, 2018
    The venture arm of the trade group, Second Century Ventures, made a total of $43.8 million from selling shares in DocuSign, returning $20 million to NAR and keeping $23.8 million for recapitalization.
  • NAR board approves $30 annual dues increase for 2019

    May 21, 2018
    The trade group plans to use the additional funds to boost its annual spending for political advocacy, a transaction management platform for members and other initiatives by $35.5 million and shore up its reserves.
  • The week in financial markets: two moves

    May 21, 2018
    Given only one soft landing on record, odds favor a different end: with the best of intentions the Fed will hike onward until we discover that a recession began four months ago.
  • How to stand out from the competition

    May 21, 2018
    You’re in a competitive situation every day of your life. That’s the life you chose when you opted for a real estate career. So competing against others 24/7 begs the question: What makes you different? Or, in business terms: What is your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)?
  • Leverage emerging global markets for real estate business and brand growth

    May 21, 2018
    As technology weaves a more connected global web, U.S. real estate brokerages and agents have new opportunities to grow their businesses by participating in emerging overseas markets. In addition to amping their overseas dealflow, brokerages and agents get the chance to grow their brands by engaging in these developing regions. Effective connections and targeted knowledge […]
  • Lesson learned: Why you truly have to get to know your clients

    May 21, 2018
    With a focus on Battery Park City, Barbara Ireland creates a client-focused process that keeps people coming back — and telling their friends and family. How do you bring the personal touch to a huge metropolitan market like Manhattan? We asked Ireland for her advice.
  • How to give listing feedback tactfully — even when it’s negative

    May 21, 2018
    We’ve all had those showings where the timing (or the seller) just wasn’t quite right. You know, the ones where you walk in with hopeful buyers and walk out less then 10 minutes later with an air of disappointment surrounding you.