‘It’s the repetition that gets results’: Agents share their farming pro tips

Meetups and mailers are still the backbone of real estate farming, but agents at Inman Connect on Thursday said email is an increasingly powerful tool. We’ve got a full slate of digital and in-real-life events coming up for the best community in real estate. Join us in person in October at Inman Connect Las Vegas and Luxury Connect, … Read more

Why teams should focus on the customer experience over growth

Teams of agents play a crucial role in real estate, but some are focusing on the wrong metrics, experts said at Inman Connect. Today’s the day: Join us for Inman Connect today to dig into key topics like tomorrow’s forecasts, the key to unlocking new inventory, the “new normal,” and much more. Register now to watch the rest of … Read more

How to help clients ‘hack’ their way into investing

House hacking is a great strategy to introduce to clients who are interested in purchasing an investment property but may not have enough money to own a stand-alone rental property. Here’s what to know. Low mortgage rates and high buyer demand has made both experienced and first-time investors hungry to jump into the real estate … Read more

Construction startup Katerra files for bankruptcy

The company blamed its financial position on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, difficulty securing funding for new construction and “unsuccessful attempts to secure additional capital and business.” Katerra filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday as it moves to shut down most of its U.S. operations and shift its focus to international business. The once-promising Silicon … Read more

What really matters when valuing a property?

Ever toss and turn at night wondering to yourself: Are “intrinsic” or “extrinsic” elements going to help or hurt my properties? I decided to take a closer look and try to figure out how these elements matter. Real estate represents one of the world’s biggest and most important industries, one that satisfies a basic and … Read more

Spruce raises $60M in new Series C funding round

Title and closing startup Spruce announced today that it has raised $60 million in new funding, bringing its total haul across multiple fundraising rounds to $110 million. The latest cash infusion is part of a Series C funding round and came from venture capital firms including Zigg Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Scale Venture Partners. … Read more

Inman Handbook on building teams in a new world

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. The past year has been dominated by isolation. Thanks to … Read more

The New Normal: What if agent pay was more than just commissions?

This is the third installment in “The New Normal,” a multistory Inman series exploring what’s returning to normal after the pandemic fades and what will never be the same. Don’t miss part 1, What if the brokerage of the future isn’t a brokerage at all? and part 2, What if real estate agents never go back to the … Read more

The New Normal: What if the brokerage of the future isn’t a brokerage at all?

This is the first installment in “The New Normal,” a multistory Inman series exploring what’s returning to normal in the real estate industry after the pandemic fades and what will never be the same. Check back tomorrow for the second installment.  Early last month, The Lahey Group jumped from RE/MAX to eXp Realty. The Washington, … Read more

The Inman Handbook on real estate’s biggest rivalries

In 1878, a dispute about a hog sparked a legend. The dispute began when Randolph McCoy claimed that Floyd Hatfield had stolen the hog. A trial ensued, but testimony from a witness with ties to both families helped clear Hatfield. Then, two years later, two McCoy’s killed that witness. The hog-stealing incident came amid an … Read more

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