9 basics every agent needs to master from the start

A major reason that most agents fail is they don’t master the fundamentals — and then build on them throughout their career. Similarly, veterans have dips in their businesses because they lose focus on the basics. If you’re new to the industry or find yourself plateauing after years of practice, refocus on the basics. Start here.

Playing the long game in luxury sales

“When listing a luxury mountain home for sale, statistics show that it’s going to take at least a year to three years to sell,” notes Summit Sotheby’s International Realty agent Mary Ciminelli, an expert on the ins and outs of mountain property sales in Park City, Utah.

Luxury Agent Spotlight: Adrian Burke

Real estate is often a second career, but few agents have a background like Adrian Burke. As a Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Burke brings an extreme level of professionalism and service to his real estate business in Miami with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

How to be a high-tech landlord

Not long ago, being a landlord could be an organizational nightmare. Renting out even one property came with a host of paperwork and recordkeeping tasks that had to be filled out by hand, filed, and stored in hard-copy in your office. Further, listing …

How transactions can reinvent the client experience

Who cares about the real estate client experience? Brokers do. They’ve got CRM tools coming out the wazoo. Agents do. They answer phone calls on family vacations. Administrators do. They work overtime to keep everyone up-to-date. Buyers do. They need their offers submitted fast, no surprises. Sellers do. They want the best price (!) and a smooth deal. But for all this caring, why is the client experience still so difficult?

How data gave me the edge with my luxury listings

As a luxury real estate agent that’s been in the industry for more than 25 years, I’ve grown my business to achieve more than $4 billion in career sales and built a large circle of clientele. So much of this success is the result of years spent developing and keeping strong relationships with my clients. The challenge at any price point, but particularly with more affluent clientele, is to remain a source of industry knowledge.

New to real estate? Make these 8 things your first-year’s mission

What does a new agent need to do regularly to succeed, grow and be profitable in their business and beyond? Here’s a list of the major things that new agents must do to prosper and succeed in their first year.

WATCH: Building the broker-vendor relationship

In this sponsored panel, Climb Real Estate’s Chris Lim, realtor.com’s Suzanne Mueller, Contactually’s Zvi Band and Rental Beast’s Ishay Grinberg will give tips on how to make the most of your relationships with vendors onstage at Inman Connect New York. 

WATCH: Executing a winning in-house tech strategy

Get an inside look from Porchlight’s Amy Bayer, Realty Austin’s Jonathan Boatwright and M Squared Real Estate’s Dominic Morrocco at what it takes to build a winning tech stack for your brokerage that can set you apart from your competitors.

WATCH: Top team problem-solving

Got team problems? These panelists will solve ’em. Listen in as top-producing team leads give advice to Inman Connect New York audience members.