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Relationship-building gold: 5 moves for the win
Sat, 28 May 2022 9:00:17
Real estate is a competitive industry. Almost any agent can get the job done, but truly successful agents will go above and beyond to make sure their clients feel understood and genuinely cared for. read more»

‘Our presence was widely noticed, our energy was contagious, and we had a ton of fun!’
Sat, 28 May 2022 8:00:07
Attending Inman Connect is part of the 2022 roadmap for many top brokerages. Inman Connect Las Vegas is coming up in August and tickets are moving quickly. Learn more about attending and group packages! read more»

Sellers are reducing asking prices. But don’t expect house prices to drop, economist says
Fri, 27 May 2022 19:51:10
Affordability challenges mean some sellers are reducing asking prices, but demand for homes continues to outpace supply, says First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming. read more»

‘Sellers are starting to freak out:’ Redfin CEO sees market slowdown
Fri, 27 May 2022 16:28:35
During his latest CNBC appearance, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said rising mortgage rates, softening home price growth and changing buyer attitudes are all signs of an impending shift. read more»

Epstein islands drop asking price by $15M; allow for separate sale
Fri, 27 May 2022 16:09:33
A pair of Carribean islands once owned by late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein that initially asked $125 million as a pair are now asking $55 million each. read more»

Luxury home auctions are having a moment. Here’s how to get in on it
Fri, 27 May 2022 15:19:19
Luxury homes that eventually go to auction sometimes come across as the black sheep of listings and require a nuanced approach. Here are luxury agent Aaron Kirman's top tips for success. read more»

Man jumps to his death during apartment viewing in Manhattan
Fri, 27 May 2022 15:08:55
The man jumped from the 32nd floor of 100 United Nations Plaza, just steps from the United Nations building in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, during a tour with an agent. read more»

Shifts, layoffs, debuts — here’s Inman’s Top 5 stories of the week
Fri, 27 May 2022 15:03:06
Looking for a quick catch-up on the buzziest stories of the past seven days? Here's Inman Top 5, the most essential stories of the week, according to Inman readers. read more»

List prices are finally starting to fall
Fri, 27 May 2022 14:21:39
Nearly 1 in 5 homesellers dropped their listing price during the four-week period ending May 22, a high watermark unmatched since October 2019, according to a new report from Redfin. read more»

Time to get creative: 3 strategies for finding buyers homes
Fri, 27 May 2022 8:53:24
Buying a home is hard, but it's not impossible. As a knowledgeable expert with a fiduciary duty to your clients, it's your role to help buyers weigh and evaluate their options. read more»

Celebrate your agents! Enhance recognition by looking beyond the transaction
Fri, 27 May 2022 8:20:24
Rather than focusing on output, as measured by transactions completed, focus on what your agents have put into their businesses and the communities they serve. Celebrate your agents for their contributions to local charities and organizations. read more»

6 tips for giving out-of-town buyers next-level service
Fri, 27 May 2022 8:11:10
If you're helping buyers look for homes from a distance, with only a short trip to make their final decision in person, here's how to create systems and processes to make working with out-of-town buyers more effective, efficient and rewarding. read more»

Inspectify wants to normalize consistency in home inspections: Tech Review
Fri, 27 May 2022 8:00:30
In the same way LegalZoom took away the intimidation of speaking with an attorney, Inspectify's fast ordering and clear, categorized reporting takes the pain out of finding out your buyer's house needs work after closing. read more»

BridgeMLS members able to pilot proptech in partnership with Openn
Thu, 26 May 2022 22:24:44
A mobile, transparency-in-transaction software company, Openn, has started a pilot program to test its platform with agents in the Golden State. read more»

NYC sting embroils more than 120 companies in fair housing lawsuit
Thu, 26 May 2022 20:52:07
The lawsuit accuses brokerages and property owners of telling renters at risk of homelessness that their vouchers would not be accepted. read more»


The Big Bend Group leaves Coldwell Banker for Keller Williams
Thu, 26 May 2022 18:01:45
The Big Bend Group, led by founder Bruce Foster, officially moved to Keller Williams last week. read more»

How masterminds helped this office close 13,400 transaction sides
Thu, 26 May 2022 16:25:07
Vince Leisey, founder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate, believes masterminding is the No. 1 thing agents should commit to for success in their businesses. He shares with Jimmy Burgess his highly effective mastermind format. read more»

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