Watch out for your uncle’s drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming

While the political machinations are sometimes like a drunken family episode, the economic landscape is an entirely different story …

Connect the Speakers: Sherry Chris and a new approach to leadership

I distinctly recall Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) CEO Sherry Chris approaching me as I exited the stage from an Inman Connect session 17 years ago. She had that fresh, eager look I see so often in younger people at our events — their ey…

Live at Connect: The right and the left give us a roadmap to civility

The economy is booming and the housing market is red hot, but the background noise from Washington, D.C., is so shrill some days that you cannot think straight — and it can create uncertainty and make your clients crazy. How do we tone down the noise?…

Live at Connect: Hacker Connect on the future of real estate tech

Imagine a room full of creative, smart and clever real estate nerds. That is Hacker Connect, where 500 of the savviest real estate tech professionals will convene all day on Monday, January 22, in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Squa…

Live at Connect: Indie brokers gather to confront challenges

While independently owned brokerages are enjoying more opportunity now than ever before, they face new threats from upstarts like Compass and Redfin, and fast-growing Keller Williams. To confront these challenges, indie brokers are rallying at Inman Co…

The Compass haters are starting to look lost

The industry has wasted too many cycles on Compass FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). It must get busy competing …

Connect the Speakers: Ryan Schneider, Realogy’s new CEO

Former Capital One exec Ryan Schneider, who in October was named as Realogy’s next CEO to succeed Richard Smith at the end of the year, will share his insights on how technology and data can reshape your business for growth at Inman Connect New York …

My top 10 predictions for real estate in 2018

Two years ago as we approached the year 2016, I predicted Donald Trump would be elected President. My crystal ball hasn’t always been so prescient. Last year I guessed that in 2017 Zillow would expand overseas and NAR would pick a woman CEO (stupid me)…

How flashy upstart Bamboo Realty bamboozled the real estate industry

When I read about the scandal at Bamboo Realty, a real estate pop-up that crashed and burned, I thought of the Milli Vanilli lip syncing debacle 27 years ago …

The Inman Files: Thanks to California and you

The odes to California outnumber any other nostalgic tunes about a place as an ideal for all things that promise to somehow make us happy — from Tupac’s California Love to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Californication. Road trips invariably end in Califo…