Special Report: The new agent’s technology playbook

Launching a real estate career is not for the faint of heart, but in 2017 it could be a career match made in heaven for the tech smart, according to Inman’s latest survey results. Combined with a strategic approach, the ever-improving suite of tools at real estate agents’ disposal has the potential to level the playing field between tech-savvy rookies and seasoned veterans slow to change …

One week later, California is still on fire

Real estate community gets to work giving clients the support they need — both practical and emotional — amid the destruction. …

Real estate brokerages house agents, clients displaced by wildfires

In times of disaster, real estate offices turn into second homes for agents and clients by providing them with a place to rest their head and make a plan …

Home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz destroyed in fire

The Santa Rosa home of the late Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz has been destroyed by one of the many wildfires hammering California’s North Bay area this week, which have so far claimed 31 lives and destroyed 3,500 homes and buildings …

Fires leave thousands homeless in wine country

Agents have been fielding calls from the suddenly homeless looking for solutions — whether it be buying a house where rentals are scarce or up and moving …

19 questions agents should ask brokerages when interviewing

If you’re a new agent interviewing at San Diego-based Realty National, make sure your first question isn’t, “What are your splits?” That drives broker-owner Randy Zimnoch crazy. Zimnoch is an agent, developer and investor who co-founded Realty National…

As Northern California wildfires rage, ‘real estate must go on’

Real estate agents in Santa Rosa are watching and waiting with quiet despair as their once-thriving, low-inventory market disappears before their very eyes …

Northern California firestorm shocks real estate community

At 1 this morning, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group’s Sarah Carlson was awoken by her teenage daughter as she became alarmed by fast-approaching fire …

The recovery timelines for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

For those hard-working agents in Texas and Florida who are still cleaning up and waiting for their markets to return to normal, some hurricane recovery timeline estimates have emerged …

Alaska agent recovering from Vegas shooting

Robert (Rob) McIntosh, an agent with Century 21 Gold Rush in North Pole, Alaska, had a date next weekend with his broker-owner, Mike VanSickle in the Bahamas for the Century 21 top agent retreat. Instead he will be in Las Vegas continuing his strong re…