Why ‘Uberization’ and tech will never trump quality agents

One of the biggest myths I’ve found in the real estate tech world is that of the imminent “Uberization of real estate.” Simply put, this theory claims that technology will disrupt the real estate industry by directly matching buyers and sellers (like Uber does with drivers and riders), thus eliminating the need for the real estate agent.

How to set a budget for your real estate business

Running a business successfully takes skill, hard work and planning. You can chase all the leads in the world, but if you can’t manage your finances, you won’t succeed.

7 examples of Oscar-worthy real estate in the top movies of 2017

This year’s Oscar picks broke barriers, made history and told life-changing stories. And of course, here at Inman, we couldn’t help but notice the fine settings many of these stories were told in. Whether they be homes, palaces or even boats, here’s a look at this year’s Oscar-worthy real estate …

ICNY 18: Take a page from the highest-performing real estate teams in the country

NEW YORK — “Success leaves clues,” said Sharran Srivatsaa (president of brokerage, western region, Douglas Ellliman Real Estate) on stage at Inman Connect New York …

Has everyone lost their minds? Pursuing civility in a crazy world

NEW YORK — Did you know that 63 percent of Americans are stressed about the future of this country? For the first time this concern beat out work and financial stress in the annual nationwide American Psychological Association survey …

ICNY 18 day 2 recap: All of our Tuesday coverage

NEW YORK — Tuesday’s lineup of programming at Inman Connect New York featured an exciting mix of exclusive news announcements, technology insights, agent advice, and critical conversations with industry leadership …

7 tips from a family real estate team with mad referral game

Starting a family real estate team probably wasn’t what Kenny Blumstein had in mind when he told his wife Meris to get a job. But a family business is what they ended up with many years later.  …

ICNY 18: 5 tips for prospecting a whole new way

NEW YORK — With the many avenues made available to real estate agents for lead generation — and all the buyer and seller wooing that has to be done even after money has been shelled out for online leads and portal placement — one has to stop and ask if the ROI is worth it …

14 listings from 2017 we’re still thinking about

As we ring in the new year, we can’t help but look back at the real estate that turned our heads, had us poring over listing photos and kept us chatting at the proverbial water cooler in 2017. Here are a few of our favorites …

The biggest real estate news stories of 2017

Look back with us on some of the top moments that shaped 2017 as we head into the New Year …