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What happened when I Connected: Already counting down the days until ICSF!

We recently caught up with Julie Tambussi, director of marketing and business development at Savvy + Co. Real Estate in Charlotte, North Carolina, to ask her to share some of her experiences at Inman Connect New York. We asked Tambussi to describe what it was like to be an Inman Ambassador and to get her advice on how […]

Pending home sales up by 0.5 percent in December

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator that tracks home sales in which a contract is signed but the sale has not yet closed, increased 0.5 percent in the month of December to 110.1 from an upwardly revised 109.6 in November. NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun says the uptick […]

Special report: the keys to a strong company culture

Overview Real estate firms large and small are presented with the unique challenge of creating a sense of unity and pride among their agents who aren’t even employees, but independent contractors with a lot more freedom. Enter the idea of company culture, the focus of Inman’s latest Essential Guide, exploring what real estate professionals value […]

Keller Williams claims to be U.S. sales volume leader, surpassing Re/Max

Long the largest real estate franchise by number of agents globally, Keller Williams on Wednesday claimed it has become the leader by sales volume in the United States, too, tallying $72.5 billion in deals during a record-breaking fourth quarter. If that’s true, that means Keller Williams has overtaken Re/Max for sales volume in dollars–long seen […]

What makes millennials move?

In 2017, the household mobility rate dropped to an all-time low of 10.9 percent (34.9 million) since the U.S. Census Bureau began keeping track of it 50 years ago. A recent Trulia report reveals this trend follows all generations — even millennials, the free-wheeling group of 18- to 35-year-olds, are moving at a much lower […]

How to start a real estate team as a first-year agent

Want to start a real estate team but have little-to-no experience as an agent? Believe it or not, it’s possible to get a successful team running your first year in the business. The success of Pat Hiban’s recent podcast guest David Serpa is proof of that. With only 10 months in real estate, Serpa started […]

7 reasons Trump’s tax plan is good for real estate investors

Although the Trump tax plan, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” was promoted as a tax cut for the middle class, the major benefits go to corporations, entrepreneurs and real estate investors. And most noteworthy are these top seven positive changes for real estate investors. 1. 20% pass-through deduction This new 20 percent […] uses AI to tag room features for easy searching

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. is software that automatically identifies property images and tags their contents. Platforms: Browser Ideal for: Multiple listing services (MLSs); portals; large brokerages with listing pages; any agency looking to boost SEO rankings. Top selling points […]

What happened when I Connected: Making the future more magical

We recently caught up with first-time Inman Connect New York attendee and Hamilton, Ontario, native Tony Iacoviello, the self-proclaimed “Geeky Agent,” to hear about his experiences of being in the room at Hacker Connect and to find out what he found most valuable during the week. What was your favorite session, and why? I could […]

5 rules for playing nice with other real estate agents

For many years, I was on a self-centered journey where I thought all paths led back to me. I honestly believed during that time that the “sandbox” I played in was either all mine, or at least, a territory governed by my rules. There is a common ugly behavior I see often in real estate. I […]

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