12 safety ideas for your next open house

As a real estate agent, it has probably occurred to you that a predator could be a problem. He or she could be driving down the street of your open house and at the spur of the moment decide to pose as a potential buyer and screen you as potential prey…

Do real estate agents prefer PlayStation or Xbox?

Which gaming system is superior? Our readers weighed in …

Ask Inman staff questions on-site and read the stories that follow

We’re very excited to share the latest tool in our arsenal with readers — especially because it involves readers directly in our story coverage. You will notice as you browse the site that some stories and article pages contain question boxes where yo…

Infographic: Real estate billions — where the money goes

A RentCafe infographic looks at where money is spent in real estate …

5 steps to beating debt and getting mortgage-approved

With dozens of “free credit score” sites spamming away at potential first-time buyers, by the time they get serious about buying a home, most already know a lot about their credit histories and hopefully have taken steps to improve them. Debt, however,…

Infographic: 3 reasons your offer-gen strategy is broken

Here are three reasons your offer-gen strategy is broken and some suggestions on how to fix it. First, it’s a no-brainer that people are looking for homes online when 9 out of 10 buyers are using the Internet for their home search and 43 percent found …

5 steps to overcoming fear in real estate

In life, we experience two kinds of fear: real fear and psychological fear. Or, as we prefer to think of the latter, “ego-fear.” Eckhart Tolle calls it “the voice in the head.” Try to become aware of that voice. Listen and notice thoughts that make you…

Tips for mastering public speaking

Never turn down an opportunity to speak to the public. After all, you give presentations all the time, whether you’re trying to explain what you do for a living to your daughter’s kindergarten class or addressing a joint session of Congress. …

Go figure: worst months to sell, buyer concerns, rental and homeownership rates and more

Should I sell or should I wait? Then … … And now Popular is as popular does Where the rent gets paid Somebody’s watching you A home of my own Have data you’d like to see featured here? Let us know at contributors@inman.com …

3 ‘Ts’ of a good real estate video

When you buy a home, you get a lot more than square footage and dirt. You’re buying the neighbors, the neighborhood, the pools and schools …