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?

Former KW agents answer Gary Keller’s profit sharing challenge

Following a challenge by Keller Williams founder Gary Keller to former agents to return profit sharing, two eXp Realty agents vow to donate future profits.

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 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.

New York lawsuit calls dual agency deals into question

A New York homebuyer has filed suit against Houlihan Lawrence, accusing the firm of “predatory behavior” through a legal practice known as dual agency.

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?

Announcing the 2018 Inman Innovator Award winners

The annual Inman Innovator Awards honor the creative companies, organizations and individuals pushing the boundaries of the real estate industry.