For agents looking to leave Contactually, the best alternative CRM is …

A thread on Inman’s Coast to Coast Facebook group ignited volumes of debate about which CRM software is the best and what agents should do if they no longer want to work with Contactually. Here are the top contenders according to our readers.

Future-proof your business using lead management strategies

The story of the market shift is simple: the seller’s market much of the nation has enjoyed for the last decade is re-balancing. Buyer leads have been repeatedly told, “Inventory is tight. You’ll have to act quickly to get the deal you want.”

Curaytor nabs HubSpot designer for top job

The digital marketing firm’s newest director of product, design and services, Nate Lace, was hired away from rival HubSpot to guide its client experience and design efforts.

Inman announces the first round of sponsors for ICNY19

Tallahassee, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2018) – Inman Group® announced the first 23 companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect New York, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019.

Too many unused features on your CRM? Try Basesan

This platform was developed by the computer scientist-husband of an agent to strip down the CRM to its most important features. It’s the CRM for agents who don’t think they need a CRM.

BoomTown buys lead qualification company Real Contact

BoomTown, a sales and marketing platform for the real estate industry, has bought a company that, it says, attacks a real pain point for real estate agents — following up with leads promptly.

Inman Announces the First Round of Sponsors for ICSF18

Inman Group® announced 34 companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 – 20, 2018.

ICNY 18 Marketing: 5 best tools for measuring marketing results

River Pearce, director of industry relations at BoomTown, talks APIs, “martech” stack (allows you to create, disseminate and track marketing) and more …

2017 will go down as a big year for real estate M&A

We projected 2017 would be a “good, but not great year” for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the real estate space, and what unfolded was quite significant, including the biggest brokerage acquisition in decades, an ongoing fight for California market share and a busy stint for large regional independent firms …

Connect the Speakers: Rivers Pearce on making sense of the data

Rivers Pearce appears at Inman Connect New York (Jan. 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) presenting his marketing track talk “Five Best Tools for Measuring Marketing Results.” …