What’s the payoff for real estate coaching?

In an industry where brokerages often leave agents to fend for themselves, many agents say they hire coaches to provide personal accountability and moral support. But the survey shows others view the real estate world’s “personal trainers” as hucksters …

Real estate market recap, April 27-May 1

Here’s what happened this week in the real estate market …

Top 5 posts of the week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week …

The week in industry hires and promotions: April 27-May 1

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here’s our weekly rundown, in chronological order …

The networking secret that top guns Dolly Lenz and Mauricio Umansky know

Beverly Hills mega luxury broker Mauricio Umansky delivered an impressive talk at Inman Connect New York in January. But he had another trick up his sleeve: He used the event to network like mad and build scads of new relationships. …

The keys to this week’s economy-stall conundrum

The big news of the week: The U.S. economy stalled in the first quarter, GDP rising 0.2 percent. And long-term rates, which go down on weak economic news, instead went up …

Introducing #toplistingvids, a weekly contest to showcase real estate’s best listing videos

With screens and high-definition video technology proliferating like weeds in our daily lives, listing videos are becoming a real estate standard — and some, from the racy to the sublime, brush the frontiers of marketing …

Rule provides for state oversight of appraisal management companies

Six federal regulatory agencies on Thursday issued a final rule that establishes minimum requirements for states that elect to register and supervise appraisal management companies (AMCs), or entities that provide appraisal management services to lende…

IPads are 5 years old: Here’s how I learned to use mine for real estate

It is hard to believe that iPads have been around for five years. I was one of those reckless people who preordered my iPad before I even saw one, and I waited an extra month to get it because I ordered one with a data plan …

Purchase transactions heating up this spring

Purchase mortgage loan activity is gaining momentum as the housing market enters the peak spring buying season, according to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report. According to the mortgage industry software provider, mortgage purchases represented 46 percent of lenders’ overall volume in March, compared with 53 percent in refinancing volume …