Realtors share fatherly advice and honor their dads on Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day, and Inman is celebrating fathers this weekend with stories from agents and brokers about how their fathers shaped their lives and careers

Giddyap! Texas brokerage JP & Associates Realty is franchising

The brokerage, started by JP Piccinini in 2011, now has 18 offices in Texas and 1,200 agents. In 2017, it did close to 8,000 transactions and had a sales volume of around $2 billion, ranking no. 88 in Real Trends top 500 brokerages.

How is Zillow deciding which Premier Agents get Instant Offers leads?

Becky Garcia, an Arizona-based agent with The Garcia Group, and George Laughton, of the Laughton Team, became early adapters of Zillow’s Instant Offers program. Here’s how shrewd business sense and steely focus helped them reap the benefits.

Homeowners closer to appraisers on home value perceptions: study

Quicken Loans released its monthly Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) Tuesday, which found that, on average, appraised values were 0.34 percent less than what homeowners estimated in May.

Purplebricks to launch in Las Vegas and Phoenix

Flat-fee brokerage Purplebricks is set to launch in Las Vegas and Phoenix, expanding on its U.S. presence in California and New York.

Why is everyone talking about pocket listings?

Pocket listings seem to be on a lot of minds these days. Government regulators were reportedly looking into this practice of “secret listings,” and Redfin CEO, Glenn Kelman, recently criticized pocket listings at a government workshop on competition in the real estate industry.

4 plants that can rid your real estate listings of toxins

Poor-quality air can make us feel tired and inhibit our ability to concentrate or remember tasks, and as any hardworking real estate pro knows, losing concentration or suffering from fatigue can result in wasted time and loss of productivity.

Delight agents and grow your brokerage brand with Adwerx’s new automated listing ads product

Automation. The real estate industry buzzes with this word, but few if any products are truly automated.

What my old-fashioned dad taught me about the ‘typical’ iBuyer

You can imagine my surprise, when as I was telling my conservative, Luddite dad about Opendoor’s model and how the company makes an offer on a property before it’s listed, he stopped me cold and said, “So, I wouldn’t have to do showings? I’d be interested in that.”

The Real Word: The plight of the flat-fee brokerage

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll tackle the discrimination flat-fee brokerages, such as Trelora, incur and much more.