The Real Word: Who is an independent contractor?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll talk more about independent contractor status. 

Why Inman Connect is the best place to find your best you

Billy Ekofo shares why Inman Connect San Francisco and other Connect events have become “hallowed ground” for him on his path of rediscovery.

5 business pitfalls that’ll have you bleeding money

If you want more money in your bank account, there’s no better time than the present to eliminate costly business traps that hinder your success. Here are five common ones that drain your time, money and energy.

Dear Marketing Mastermind: How do you know your marketing is working?

This month’s column is all about finding out how your marketing efforts are being perceived by your audience and getting the most traction.

Are you well-positioned for the rise of pocket listings?

A pocket listing is a strategic advertising move made by the listing agent of a property. This move is designed to provide sellers with the best probability of obtaining a high price for their property.

The Real Word: Are you an independent contractor?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll ask whether real estate agents believe they are independent contractors and what that means exactly.

Zillow’s war chest is ready for acquisitions: What’s next?

Remember the days of the under-the-radar, hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars deals such as the Zillow-Trulia marriage and News Corp buying realtor.com? We are in a similar environment now, but this time, there is no question that deals are in the works an…

The 5 most important things I’ve learned during my decade in real estate

Launching a housing startup in 2008, in the shadow of the housing crisis, wasn’t for the faint of heart. Just ask Rob Chrane of Down Payment Resource and Greg Robertson of Cloud CMA.

What happens if real estate is forced to pay minimum wage?

Independent contractor (IC) status in real estate has been under attack for over two decades. What steps would you have to take if minimum wage requirements came to your state or if your state no longer allowed real estate agents to act as ICs?

Don’t believe your own hype: How to avoid founder/CEO pitfalls

Every founder who was able to achieve success will admit to the humbling lessons they had to learn to take their company from an idea to an icon, including Pete Flint, founder and former CEO of Trulia and a managing partner at NFX. Here’s what he’s learned.