What would a bot brokerage agent’s day look like?

The brokerage model is being disrupted by technology that makes it easier for real estate agents to run their own show more efficiently. But could bots — backed by AI, automation and big data — help the big property brands deliver new value to agents?

NAR seeks to reassure members that Upstream isn’t trying to replace MLSs

The trade group sent the email on Wednesday in response to purported concerns by NAR members over comments made during a panel the day prior at Inman Connect San Francisco…

Why lead conversion startups are attracting millions of dollars

What’s in the future for leads, and why are lead conversion startups getting millions in funding? Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco hashed that out Friday morning.

What’s trending in real estate?

A trio of industry leaders discussed the latest trends in the real estate industry on Thursday, on the main stage at Inman Connect in San Francisco.

What’s in a name? Probably ‘home’ if it’s a real estate software product

More than any other word, “home” is the most common real estate-related term used in naming software products for the industry.

Inman Connect San Francisco Live Coverage: Friday

Join us throughout the day as we share what’s happening behind the scenes, on stage, and in the hallways at Inman Connect San Francisco.

What baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z have in common

Baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials and Gen Zers all have a lot to learn from each other, panelists from each generation agreed at Inman Connect San Francisco on Thursday.

Agents as wealth managers? How to step up your game

Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco suggested agents become wealth managers at a session called “How To Become a Fiduciary for Your Clients.”

Lead cultivation tool HelloAlex acquires Botplan for undisclosed sum

Automated lead qualification company HelloAlex announced this week the acquisition of Botplan, a chat tool for engaging online leads.

The 3 things every broker needs to do to retain talent

Brokers work hard to attract new talent — they tout first-class technology suites, swanky marketing tools and strong support systems. But as session moderator and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate CEO Sherry Chris noted, recruiting is the “easy” part of the job.