The future of real estate: A consumer model

The big takeaway from Inman Disconnect is that there are two fundamental ways of looking at the real estate future: bright or dark. This group of influential real estate professionals resolved that the future was promising because consumers were taking…

IBuyers riding a wave of change as they disrupt real estate

The iBuyers are going to improve their algorithms. They’re going to push their prices closer to market rates. And they’re going to get better and better as they eat up more of the real estate industry.

The biggest news from Inman Disconnect 2019

Leaders gathered this week for the annual invitation-only conference, where they charted the course of the future of real estate.

Disconnect: Industry leaders set to define real estate’s future

Real estate leaders rolling up their sleeves for three days to come up with an ambitious forecast for where the industry will be in five years. That is the plan at Inman Disconnect in the Desert, April 8-10 in Palm Springs.

Parker Principle 11: How to make giving back a part of your business

Although it was once popular to put your face on a bus bench, times have changed — and while this form of advertising still prevails in certain markets, most busy professionals care little about cheesy headshots and bus bench ads.

Parker Principle 7: Breaking down barriers between real estate and tech

To me, Inman Disconnect started with a significant barrier: No one seemed to notice the irony that Inman Disconnect, aimed at being open-minded and agile, literally took place in a walled garden.

Parker Principle 11: How to selflessly give back to the world

Perhaps it’s because real estate agents and brokers know so many people, perhaps it’s because they know their community so well, or maybe it’s just that they take their role in a service-oriented profession seriously — for whatever reason, “giving back to the world through service” seems to be ingrained in the lives of many real estate agents.

Parker Principle 11: How to selflessly give back to the world

Perhaps it’s because real estate agents and brokers know so many people, perhaps it’s because they know their community so well, or maybe it’s just that they take their role in a service-oriented profession seriously — for whatever reason, “giving back to the world through service” seems to be ingrained in the lives of many real estate agents.

Embodying Parker Principle 4: Enforcing ethical standards to increase professionalism

I went for a walk in the desert and found some perspective. No, there was no peyote involved. Still, it was a pretty awesome trip. What was the Inman Disconnect experience like? Well, here is my take as a humble real estate agent among a grouping of industry CEOs, executives, broker/owners and innovators.

How much transparency do you need in your real estate business?

At Inman Disconnect, I attended the session on radical transparency. It was a fascinating discussion that explored a wide variety of issues related to what is the right amount of transparency that best serves the interests of all parties involved …