Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

Redy launches cash-for-listing model in 5 markets
Homeowners use Redy’s interface to publish information about their home with the hope real estate agents will pay them in exchange for the listing business.

AppFolio ships updates to improve resident experience
Heavily supported by AI, the end-to-end multifamily housing operating system rests on Realm-X, designed to flatten and integrate daily activities for institutional apartment owners.

Anatomy of a client consultation: A head-to-toe approach
While negotiating skills are top of mind for agents as commission confusion sets in, consultant Rachael Hite offers a step-by-step strategy that should ensure optimal service all summer long.

Mark your calendars: DOJ set to weigh in on multiple antitrust cases
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, July 30-Aug. 1, 2024, the noise and misinformation will be banished, all your big questions will be answered, and new business opportunities will be revealed. Join us. Mark your calendars: The U.S. Department of Justice will be weighing in on three real estate industry-related lawsuits on June 20 and 21. The legal […]

7 women share their top a-ha moments from WomanUP! 2024
Since 2017, WomanUP! has been helping women in real estate come together to learn, share expertise and lift each other up. This year was no exception. Here are attendees' top takeaways.

Harness a modern pricing engine to maximize efficiency and ROI
CEO Dawar Alimi writes that choosing a modern and advanced pricing engine can unlock new opportunities for growth, profitability and success in an increasingly competitive landscape.

Lesson Learned: Preparation and empathy create superior outcomes
Find out how Connecticut broker Elizabeth Altobelli draws on her youthful experience as a gymnast and a talent for befriending her clients to make the impossible possible — while building lifelong relationships along the way. 

The landlord’s guide to maximizing rental appeal
Strategic staging, smart improvements and simple touches go a long way in creating an inviting atmosphere that attracts tenants, RentRedi's Ryan Barone writes.

The easiest, least expensive way to become a real estate investor
Thanks to new technology and startup platforms with the right education, trainer Bernice Ross writes, even novices with small budgets can jump into the investing game with ease.

‘Survivor,’ beer and space factories on tap at Inman Connect Las Vegas
Encounter unlikely connections and powerful insights at Inman Connect Las Vegas and Luxury Connect, taking place July 30 through Aug. 1.

StackWrap promises to untangle your brokerage tech stack
StackWrap empowers real estate brokerages to build a single sign-on experience for multiple software products.

Confident in NAR settlement, Payload releases direct-to-buyer billing
Payload's new tools give agents flexible ways to securely charge and claim funds from consumers that will emphasize flexible methods of payment, transparency, and brokerage-level oversight and reporting.

How much longer can developer Michael Shvo push up prices?
The luxury developer has gambled by purchasing exclusive properties across the U.S. and further developing them into elite and expensive residences. Sales thus far don't clearly show that the gamble will pay off.

Report documents culture of harassment at Guaranteed Rate
A "Chicago Tribune" investigation included accounts from former employees who described incidents of sexual harassment, misogyny and bullying.

Artificial intelligence is the all-in-1 tool real estate desperately needs
Using artificial intelligence, the latest technology represents an opportunity for the real estate industry to rebrand itself at a time when solutions are sorely needed, writes Inman founder Brad Inman.

Inman unveils 2024 class of ‘Best of Finance’ award winners
The awards recognize over 150 individuals and their companies for their innovation and impact in the mortgage and financial services spaces.

Agents don’t expect a higher split. Brokers feel pressed to provide one
Most real estate professionals expect commission splits at their brokerage to remain unchanged for a while longer. As for the rest, many have conflicting opinions on what kind of change is coming.

Andy Florance talks, the fallacy of ‘pure buyer agency’
CoStar Group founder and CEO Andy Florance shares the next chapter of's $1 billion marketing push and the fallacy of "pure buyer agency" as portals recalibrate their strategies amid a coming commission crunch.

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