After rocky rollout, agents receive small business loan money

The Paycheck Protection Program has allocated nearly $660 billion for small businesses. Despite glitchy application systems and unresponsive lenders, a number of agents now say they’ve received funding through the program.

6 time management tips for brokers and team leaders

We reached out to team leaders and brokers for some of their game-changing ideas you might not have considered. Whether you’re managing a brokerage or an admin — or are building your business with an eye on doing so eventually — you’ll benefit from their insights and expertise.

WATCH: How to squeeze the most out of the video you shoot

Kyle Whissel, team leader of Whistle Realty Group, says one minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. At Inman Connect Las Vegas, he shared his top tips for making the most out of video content.

How to get more bang for your marketing buck

Effective marketing has one goal: putting you face-to-face with a buyer or seller who is ready to transact. Here are the top tips for creating online relationships without breaking your marketing budget straight from the experts at Inman Connect Las Ve…

‘9 is the ideal number of hashtags’ and 7 other tips for growing your audience online

Agents who want to take social media seriously should remember they only have a split second to engage with their audience.

As sales cool, Realtors predict a flat 2019

Realtors, real estate observers and Inman readers are all reading the tea leaves and predicting a 2019 dominated by a flattening market and little growth.

How to become the ‘digital mayor’ of your neighborhood

Meet three agents who are killin’ it in everything from local content marketing to social media influencing and everything in between. Learn how they leverage video, Instagram, landing pages and more to rake in the business without old-school brand pro…

Competition over SoCal market share heats up, eXp lands talent

After a number of acquisitive brokerages have been circling San Diego in recent months, some key activity exploded this week. Broker-owner Kyle Whissel, whose independent firm Whissel Realty is the most productive brokerage in San Diego County according to Real Trends; and Dan Beer, leader of Keller Williams’ no. 1 team in Southern California by gross commission income, have both joined virtual brokerage eXp Realty …

Kyle Whissel: ‘We went from 82 deals to 242 deals in a year when I learned the importance of culture’

“In the beginning, I hired any and everyone just to fill up the office but soon learned that was a big mistake,” says Whissel. “We are a very young and tech-savvy office — our average agent is 30 years old. It’s not that 70-year-old people can’t do we…