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.

How can you expand your business through mergers and acquisitions?

One of the quickest ways for real estate brokerages to grow toward market dominance is through mergers and acquisitions, but how do the titans of the industry eye their next purchase?

Compass CEO reveals how much his company pays to acquire brokerages

Compass CEO and founder Robert Reffkin, in a wide-ranging conversation with Inman founder Brad Inman at the Inman Connect San Francisco conference on Thursday, revealed how much Compass pays to acquire brokerages.

Inman Connect San Francisco Live Coverage: Thursday

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.

Former Keller Williams agents clap back at Gary Keller at ICSF panel

Following a showdown in which Gary Keller scorched technology-forward real estate companies, shotmakers from eXp Realty and Trelora fired back.

Keeping it real: How to grab and convert potential clients with minimal effort

Peter Lorimer tackles the ever-important question: What is one of the most effective ways to market and tailor a campaign?

How to get agents to use the leads you’re paying for

Say you’re a real estate brokerage that invests in marketing and technology to bring in leads for your agents. How do you actually get your agents to use those leads? Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco tackled that very question.

How to build an inclusive and diverse real estate brokerage

Building an inclusive brokerage is not just the right thing to do, but it’s the right thing from a business standpoint, according to Inman Connect panelists

5 ways real estate agents can stay relevant while tech invades

Many real estate agents fear technology will drive them out of business. Although technology has changed how most agents operate, it hasn’t rendered them obsolete. Here are five ways to resist tech-induced obsoletion and retain clientele in this changi…