The empowered agent: 10 things you need to know

“When an entire industry changes — when it sets up a new set of rules to play by, a new set of values — it’s not usually the majority of players that ask for that change. Usually it’s one person.” This one person is who CEO of Coldwell Banker Charlie…

Why CEO won’t sacrifice Redfin’s ‘soul’ post-IPO

What’s it like to be the CEO of a company celebrating its successful IPO? Redfin’s Glenn Kelman would tell you it feels exactly the same, and that his desire to stay focused on improving a business model that remains flawed hasn’t changed a bit. 

Suit up for change: Discover, grow, collaborate

“Connect is truly about connecting,” Brad Inman said on stage at ICSF this year. “It’s not about connecting to Facebook — it’s about connecting with one another.” …

5 unexpected team leader takeaways from ICSF

As a real estate team leader, I feel as though I am usually expected to be the end-all, be-all source of information, knowledge, inspiration and a multitude of other things for my team members …

5 unexpected team leader takeaways from ICSF

As a real estate team leader, I feel as though I am usually expected to be the end-all, be-all source of information, knowledge, inspiration and a multitude of other things for my team members …

Nextdoor: Know your neighborhood

Watch Nextdoor founder and CEO Nirav Tolia explain how his platform elevates real estate agents’ visibility and the keys to leveraging the private social network’s recently announced new real estate section and ad product for agents …

Katie Lance’s 5 best tech tips in 300 seconds

Stop being “vanilla.” That’s what social media consultant Katie Lance advised during her 300-second presentation at Inman Connect. Have an opinion and a point of view that separates you from the crowd and see your world change because of it …

Double your business with smart online lead conversion

Reeling in leads is no mean feat, but there are certain things you can do to improve conversion rates, such as calling leads within 30 seconds, sending video messages and following up relentlessly. Watch Realtor Rachel Adams, broker-owner Jesse Zagorsk…

How to build a real estate brand from scratch in 9 months

It takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how would you do it? West + Main Homes is a brand-new brokerage in the Denver metro area — broker-owner Stacie Pe…

Short on listings or short on value? Reframing low inventory

SAN FRANCISCO — We are in the midst of the worst home listings shortage in 20 years, but if you’re an agent struggling to claim what’s available, it might be time to better leverage your market knowledge and re-evaluate your value proposition …