It’s time for NAR to ditch the dues hikes, or face member revolt

The industry’s campaign to raise member dues is a troubling example of its arrogance. Members have complained about the dues increase, but the NAR insiders pounced on the resistors as disloyal and even resorted to name calling

Announcing the 2018 Inman Innovator Award Finalists

Every year, Inman honors the most innovative minds and companies in real estate — the visionaries, the forward-thinking, the stubborn, the tinkerers, the obsessed. We’ve found more than 100 nominees, grouped into seven categories.

Connect the ICSF Speakers: Sarita Dua’s 5 best CRM tips in 5 minutes

Any real estate agent who’s tried to stay top-of-mind over months (or even years) knows that it’s much more difficult than it appears. Sarita Dua is going to share some of her best CRM tips in a quick-hit session at Inman Connect San Francisco, taking place July 17 through 20 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Connect The ICSF Speakers: Matthew Gardner on explaining the housing market to clients

“Are we in a housing bubble?” You can get Matthew Gardner’s answer to that question — plus the four things that he thinks are good leading indications that the housing market is healthy or hurting — at a special session at Inman Connect San Francisco.

Connect the ICSF Speakers: Indie Broker Summit moderator Thad Wong

An independent broker is the ultimate entrepreneur. There’s no marketing structure or game plan to follow when you decide to strike out on your own. That’s a very exciting place to be career-wise, but it’s also pretty scary. Navigate it at the Indie Broker Summit.

Connect the ICSF Speakers: Tavi Truman on ‘A World Without Data Silos’

Ontology is a powerful new way of processing data. And if gene ontology has given us a mapped human genome, imagine what ontology can do when applied to real estate data. Tavi Truman will explain in a special session at Hacker Connect.

Inman selects Ambassadors for Connect San Francisco 2018

Ambassadors are vibrant members of the Inman community who volunteer at each event to make introductions, help new attendees find their way and bring the spirit of connection alive …

Hacker Connect NY 18: How to successfully roll out a new product

Do you want to learn how best to prepare for the unexpected, ensure that stakeholders are excited about your product and communicate your efforts to the outside world? Inman’s own chief product and marketing officer Matthew Shadbolt and The New York Times’ program manager Katherine McMahan took the stage at Inman Connect New York’s Hacker Connect to explain how to do exactly that …

Real estate pros want leaders to break out of the ivory tower

“They don’t engage with agents or brokers or anybody of any importance. They become the invisible ghost. They jet in and jet out.” …

The plan for Opendoor? Vertical integration and more

Opendoor’s future involves vertical integration, international expansion and maybe an IPO, CEO Eric Wu said in an interview earlier this month. Wu shared some insights into his fast-growing company in a Facebook Live interview with Inman moderated by RealScout CEO Andrew Flachner …