17+ must-reads for brand new real estate agents

Reading books, or at least listening to the audio version, is crucial for real estate agents who are trying to improve their careers. In fact, the average CEO reads four to five books a month, while, according to the Huffington Post, 28 percent of Americans have not read a book in the past year.  …

The agent’s guide to a total brand and marketing makeover

Many real estate agents want or need a fresh look, but feel that it is not achievable with their budget or creative skill set. This is not the case; there are a plethora of tools and companies who have taken the work out of achieving great design, and …

Why every agent should start as a buyer’s agent

When Realty One Group’s Jeff Sibbach started out, he was a buyer’s agent. The Arizona-based Sibbach Team leader thinks this has taught him to be a better agent overall, advising on both buying and selling, as well as agent coaching …

Agent technology advice just for tech-phobic agents

Jim Walberg never dreamed he would be in real estate long enough to help the millennial children of his clients find houses. But it’s happening regularly for the high profile agent, who works with his wife, Ann Marie Nugent, at The Bay Area Team, which…

Seth Godin: Go — make something happen

The keynote speaker at Inman Connect New York this year was hotly anticipated, and marketing guru Seth Godin did not disappoint. From dips to purple cows, he took the audience through what he called “ENT” words, as an homage to the late guerilla market…

3 ways to stay ahead of ‘what’s next’ from #ICNY

Being at #ICNY last week reminded me a little bit of my high school days — one day in particular. It was an unusually hot spring day in early May 2000 when I strode into my high school government class. My teacher, Mr. Mason, had drawn two doors on t…

My top 5 favorite quotes from Inman Connect New York and why they matter

Before I started attending Inman Connect, I was a bit skeptical when I heard people gush about how every conference was better than the last. Last week marked my third at Inman Connect New York, and I have to admit: it’s true. …

33 zingers, pithy observations and tidbits of advice from ICNY

Inman Connect celebrated its 20th anniversary last week, with a record-breaking crowd of more than 3,500 attendees. Although the innovation, content and networking are the main attractions, some of the very best tips and memorable moments come in the f…

5 lessons I learned at ICNY this year

I try to make it a point to learn one new thing every day — a skill, a fact, a life lesson. And after this week at Inman Connect New York, my brain is overflowing. Here are the most important things I learned, from my Friday afternoon perspective …

Seth Godin: Go — make something happen

NEW YORK — “Do we start by agreeing that golf is the worst spectator sport?” That was Godin’s opening to a keynote address that earned the marketing guru a standing ovation at Inman Connect New York on Wednesday morning …