Pulse: What’s the biggest rookie mistake you’ve seen?

This June, Inman’s editorial theme is Teams — we’re going to go deep on what it takes to grow your team amid this intense seller’s market. And if you’re not already a subscriber to our Teams Beat email newsletter, sent every Thursday, sign up now. Pulse is a recurring column where we ask for readers’ takes … Read more

Stand out to win! How to make your buyer’s offer jump off the page

The perfect storm of the COVID-19 pandemic, historically low interest rates and millennials hitting the prime age to purchase a home has taken the multiple-offer frenzy nationally. What does it really take to win when there are 10, 20, 30 or more competing offers? Last week, at Inman Connect, speakers outlined what agents need to … Read more

Feeling introverted? 7 tips for dealing with people again

Jay Thompson is a former brokerage owner who spent over six years working for Zillow Group. He retired in August 2018 but can’t seem to leave the real estate industry behind. His weekly Inman column publishes every Wednesday.  We all know that magical someone who can walk into a room of complete strangers, strike up a conversation, … Read more

‘You have to manufacture your own inventory’: RE/MAX CEO

Month after month, agents name low inventory as the biggest challenge they have to face in the current climate. When almost every house hitting the market immediately gets multiple offers, it can feel like you have tons of interested clients and very little to show them. RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos, who recently spoke at Inman … Read more

‘Open House’ host Sara Gore joins SERHANT

Sara Gore will continue hosting NBC’s “Open House” and “New York Live” while working as an agent for the company’s Signature Division. Longtime real estate TV host Sara Gore is the latest agent to join Ryan Serhant’s new brokerage. The host of the Emmy Award-winning NBC show “Open House” since 2007, Gore has spent over … Read more

Pulse: Readers share the MVPs on their teams

This June, Inman’s editorial theme is Teams — we’re going to go deep on what it takes to grow your team amid this intense seller’s market. And if you’re not already a subscriber to our Teams Beat email newsletter, sent every Thursday, sign up now. Pulse is a recurring column where we ask for readers’ takes … Read more

How to utilize tech to curb multifamily operating costs

After enjoying more than a decade of prosperity, the COVID-19 health crisis prompted multifamily practitioners to adopt new strategies for budgeting, planning and reducing operating costs. According to the National Apartment Association’s 2020 Survey of Operating Income & Expenses, many operators said they planned to build in decreased rents and income, freezes on capital expenditures … Read more

Returns, resignations, recruiting: Emerging issues teams face

This June, Inman’s editorial theme is Teams — we’re going to go deep on what it takes to grow your team amid this intense seller’s market. And if you’re not already a subscriber to our Teams Beat email newsletter, sent every Thursday, sign up now. June 15 marked the day California went back to business … Read more

Get buyers homes! 7 tips for sniffing out off-market properties

Finding unlisted properties takes more time and effort than simply looking for homes on the MLS. But in today’s heated seller’s market, these tactics can help you stand out from the pack and help your buyers find their dream homes. This heated seller’s market means higher sales prices (and commission), but it also means some … Read more

How an Oregon agent helped her client win a 20-offer bidding war

Bidding wars have become a common occurrence in markets across the country, fueled by low supply and high demand.  Redfin reported that 70.4 percent of home offers written by their agents faced bidding wars in May. That’s seven out of 10 buyers.  So how can agents better position their buyers to win? Broker Sarah Renard, … Read more

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