PLG Estates: Should I stage my property?

In this weekly video series, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates talks about staging properties for sale …

How to get ready for a showing in 10 minutes or less

Inevitably, showings will pop up at the worst times when you’re selling your house. So here are some simple tips to help you ready for a showing in 10 minutes or less …

Special Report: Is social media worth the time investment?

Real estate agents are all over social media, and they’re experiencing varying degrees of success. Some are killing it on Instagram while others struggle to make sense of Snapchat. Inman surveyed readers to better understand how real estate agents and their brokerages are using social media, the pitfalls and the perks. Here’s what we found …

Think this, not that: simple mindset changes to convert more leads

In our daily endeavor towards success, it is often overlooked how our mindset can have a profound impact, even with the simplest changes. What used to be considered inherent qualities like intelligence, personality and creativity can actually be cultiv…

5 things every agent should know about insuring historic homes

Whether you are helping your client to purchase or sell a historic home, there seems to be a lot of insurance misconceptions in the real estate industry regarding what is covered. We wanted to help set the record straight so that you can arm yourself w…

Using advanced data to improve your bottom line

CHICAGO — Discussing advanced real estate analytics over gut feelings and old-school approaches can bring about a fervor similar to religion. There are many in the middle, but believers and skeptics always seem to speak loudest. Avi Gupta, CEO of real…

So your tech failed you — figure it out

I can’t call myself a digital native because that term is reserved for people who are the same age as my adult children. I’ll just say that I have had internet access in my home since the 1980s, and I fully appreciate the difference between a 300 baud dial-up modem and a 1,400 baud dial-up modem because that is all we had back then. Technical problems and issues are as old as the technology, and often, I have had to be my own tech support …

Podcast: Greg Harrelson on the true meaning of extraordinary

If we already know we can, then to me, that’s ordinary, not extraordinary. Every single one of us can assess ourselves and our capabilities. When we know that we can do things, we usually go ahead and take on a challenge — knowing full well that we are capable of overcoming that challenge. That’s ordinary …

Podcast: A step-by-step guide to becoming a mega agent

If you’re wondering how to become a mega agent, look no further. Today, we’re talking about the real estate treasure map and how it can lead you to consistent success. Commit to the powerful spokes you need to make your business wheel turn, a relentles…

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…