Compensation errors, wrong hires and other costly mistakes team leaders make

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. Regardless of whether you’re a fledgling team leader or an … Read more

Flips falter: Share of fixer-upper home sales drops as margins dip

Flipped properties fell to 2.7% of all sales in the first quarter of 2021, the lowest share seen in decades, according to a new report. The booming housing market has generally made things easy for sellers — unless those sellers were investors coming off a renovation. Single-family homes and condos sold by house-flippers accounted for … Read more

‘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

Will people buy homes sight unseen in a post-pandemic market?

At Inman Connect, realtors Cara Ameer and Gary Gold weighed in on whether they think virtual tours will continue to be enough for homebuyers. 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, and stay … Read more

Rocket Innovation Studio goes straight to the source for tech talent

The partnership between Rocket and University of Windsor will introduce coders to Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Homes. Hiring can be tough right now, particularly if you’re looking for coders. So Rocket Innovation Studio — which serves the tech needs of sister companies including Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Homes — is connecting with computer science students … Read more

4 ways to create a winning customer experience

Zillow’s Vice Racquel Russell offers four tips on having the best approach to customers while also setting sights on long-term growth. 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, and stay in … Read more

Mortgage rates continue to ease despite inflation worries

Markets concur with the view that inflation increases are temporary, according to a Freddie Mac economist. Mortgage rates continue to ease despite worries that the Federal Reserve will eventually have to take measures to fight inflation, with rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages continuing to inch further below 3 percent. Sam Khater | Photo credit: Freddie … Read more

Amid inventory crisis, median age of US housing stock is getting older

In a pair of new studies released Wednesday, NAR and Harvard University are calling on the government to help ease the housing crisis. The housing crisis is expected to persist long after the pandemic ends if the government doesn’t interject soon, a pair of new studies reveal. Two studies released on Wednesday by the National … Read more

Keller Williams among 9 Florida franchises to partner with Knock

Nationwide, Knock is now partnered with 215 real estate brokerage firms with 90,000 agents in approximately 4,100 ZIP codes in Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. End-to-end trade-up service Knock is adding nine markets in Florida, including Naples and Fort Myers, bringing the reach of the company’s … Read more

Crypto in real estate: How new tech may affect contracts, transactions

Shortly after facilitating a transaction with cryptocurrency, Propy CEO Natalia Karayaneva discussed the technology’s future at Inman Connect. The chief executive of a company that facilitates real estate transactions with blockchain networks believes brokers will need to become more familiar with the technology to reach a new type of customer. These tools will be especially … Read more

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