Who should attend home inspections?

Property inspections are like the final stitch in a bespoke suit. If done properly, it keeps the sum of its parts intact. If done poorly, it begins to unravel, and the whole thing falls apart. And the tailor is always there for the final fitting.

The best way to show your value to sellers in the first 2 weeks

Here’s the No. 1 tool you have in your arsenal to demonstrate how hard you are working for your clients and win them over for life.

3 ways to make giving back part of your business

From large corporations to individual agents, giving back is becoming more mainstream. If you’ve made the decision to make charitable work part of your business, it’s time to think through execution. Here are a few ideas we’ve seen work well in the industry.

3 tips for crushing the ‘Monopoly for Millennials’ mentality

Inman’s recent hot-button post “‘Monopoly for Millennials’ hits shelves, sans real estate” got regular Inman contributor Troy Palmquist thinking. How can we as agents better serve millennials and get them into homes? Here’s what he’s come up with.

3 things you can learn from commercial agents

By implementing these fool-proof commercial real estate tactics, you’ll set the stage for lasting and lucrative client relationships for years to come.

A Realtor’s guide to helping during a disaster

In light of the recent fires that are devastating California, we urge agents to establish a plan if they are going to take on any type of volunteer effort. Here’s what Ventura-based agent Ariel Palmieri did after fires destroyed much of her community l…

6 listing descriptions you’ll want to imitate

Here are a handful of listing descriptions, each with varying price points and locales, that are prime examples of great property writing. Learn from the best.

Why indie brokers have the edge amid merger frenzy

With big-box brokerages gobbling up indies to gain market share, how are agents working for smaller firms — and their clients — affected?

8 tips to help you conquer your inbox every single day

Do you feel like technology, specifically your email inbox, is inundating you with so much information you can hardly keep your head above water? Check out these tips for taking back control and making your inboxes work for you instead of the other way…

What I’ve learned from being part of a Realtor’s association

“Realtor” is a term and a title that involves a great deal more than merely selling homes. I’ve been a very active, dues-paying member of the real estate industry for many years, but it wasn’t until I attended a recent C.A.R. event that I became even more enamored with my field.