3 keys to growing a sustainable brokerage

CHICAGO — When you’re building a brokerage, you know the key to your success is sustainable growth. Zach Schabot of Bamboo Realty is all too familiar with this process. The second-generation real estate professional broke down common misconceptions, p…

How to systematically follow up with buyers to convert leads

Much like going to the bars in your 20s to find love, converting real estate leads is largely a numbers game — but most top agents have at least one thing in common: persistence. Leading a panel at Inman Connect On the Road Chicago, Executive Vice Pre…

Parc at Midtown showcases private park in new renderings

This week, Surge Homes released new renderings of the private outdoor park adjacent to its distinctive townhome development in Midtown, just southwest of downtown Houston. Located at 2401 Crawford St., Parc at Midtown is scheduled for completion in ear…

Realtor.com gives facelift to mobile app

Nearby listings, property details, grocery stores and schools are all a tap or two away with the latest version of realtor.com’s mobile search app. The app has been redesigned to offer a simpler user interface, and it also throws a few new features int…

Koki Adasi: ‘Know the right questions to ask’

Koki Adasi is a top-performing real estate agent in the Washington D.C. area. A local boy who played basketball for Mount St. Mary’s University, Adasi runs his own Long & Foster office, Koki & Associates, Inc …

Downtown Brooklyn welcomes new high-rise above City Point

City Point, a 1.8 million-square foot retail, residential and office space at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street, features three residential towers, one of which launched leasing of its 50 units last week …

Community spotlight: Bay Harbor Islands

In my last piece, I wrote about Bay Harbor Islands’ history and how it got to be where and what it is today. Now, I want to take the time to dive into specifics about the islands, calling attention to the best features that the islands have to offer …

Sales of new homes jump! … Right?

In this week’s screeching headlines: “Sales of New Homes Reach Eight-Year High, Point to Stronger Economy.” April did have a big month, maybe even a trend-changer, but this is an election year — a crazy one — and everything needs a second look …

Curbside marketing: Why your app isn’t as good as my yard sign

In most markets today, well-priced homes are commonly getting multiple offers within the first few days of being on the market. What has gone largely unnoticed is how the yard sign, a core component of curbside marketing, is helping agents because IDX …

Which major metros gut homeowners’ wallets the most?

Although the ideal mortgage payment from a bank’s perspective is no greater than 28 percent of your gross monthly income, the median cost of homeownership eats up a much larger budget slice for residents in the 75 most populous U.S. metros. Those in Ne…