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ICNY 2020: What to see and do when you’re in New York
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 0:07:13
If you love exploring big cities, New York City is, as the Schuyler Sisters sing in the Broadway mega-hit "Hamilton," the greatest city in the world. Here are some suggestions for some extracurricular activities, outside of Inman Connect New York. read more»

What really affects brokerage profitability? An insider’s look with Wendy Forsythe
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 0:01:56
Profitability is a top concern facing brokerages in the next two years, according to NAR’s 2019 Profile of Real Estate Firms. Understandably so: Today’s broker is beset by a host of external factors putting downward pressure on their revenue, with very little opportunity to increase their company dollar and bottom line. read more»

The all-in-one solution vs. best-in-class: A head-to-head comparison
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 0:01:50
In a recent interview, Agent Image Co-founder and Managing Partner Jon Krabbe shared his insights on how agents today can build their digital presence. We also spoke about the need for today’s agent to shape a tech stack that meets their goals. read more»

Going global? Watch out for these 3 pitfalls
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 0:01:13
For those familiar with highly regulated real estate markets like Canada and the U.S., it might come as a surprise that REALTOR® associations, Multiple Listing Services (MLS’s) and a competitive technology landscape are not the norm on the international front. read more»

3 tips to create email marketing your clients will actually read
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 0:01:08
Email is a staple of office productivity and one of the easiest ways for real estate agents to engage their spheres of influence. But it’s just as easy to alienate clients and teams with marketing emails that miss the mark and fail to deliver value in exchange for your readers’ time. read more»

What we learned in 2019 and what it means for you in 2020
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 0:01:07
The real estate technology landscape once mirrored the view east from central Colorado. Brokers had a clear, flat view of their options. Its definitive horizon made navigation simple, and the opportunities were easy to see. One day, the industry awoke with their view cast west. What was comfortable and familiar had suddenly become uncertain and hard to navigate. read more»

How to foster innovative, happy, independent agents
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 2:45:51
The brokerage of the future presents as hyperlocal with a focus on service and culture. Indie brokerages are excelling at aligning the success of the firm and its agents. Cutting the red tape and having the right local leadership can make all the difference. read more»

Billionaire Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman is taking ICNY stage
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:31:17
Stephen Schwarzman knows of what he speaks. Don’t miss out on his priceless insights on success and wealth-building. All live, all at ICNY. read more»

Bobby Darin’s one-time Beverly Hills home listed for $8.5M
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:59:11
Its home recording studio has been used over the years by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Carlos Santana and Ozzy Osborne. read more»

Amazon HQ2 housing boom continues to rock northern Virginia
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 8:53:37
The average home sale price in Arlington and Fairfax counties rose by 4 percent between 2018 and 2019 — from $590,000 to $615,000. read more»

Tru Realty CEO reveals the secret to picking tech vendors as an indie
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 8:43:24
Sarah Richardson chats with Inman about staying competitive, choosing from a wide array of tech vendors and the importance of building a strong agent culture. read more»

New text and email ‘gift card’ scam targets agents directly
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 6:24:01
The latest real estate scam involves fraudsters impersonating popular real estate agents online and then asking their colleagues to purchase gift cards. read more»

The Real Word: NAR’s new fair housing action plan
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 2:33:14
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week: NAR’s approval of a new fair housing action plan, unnecessary services agents can stop spending money on and a cannabis-themed open house. read more»

The industry needs to demand more of fair housing education for agents
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 2:13:45
NAR needs to be the driver of better fair housing education, demanding local associations educate their members in a meaningful fashion. read more»

CES 2020: What’s new, fun and practical for real estate
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 1:22:03
The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show has ended, and yet again, connected-home and smart-home technologies were a big draw. read more»

Money matters — but only up to a point
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 1:00:59
Agents tend to be satisfied with their income, a new survey from Inman suggests. But many also believe that after a certain point, money can't buy happiness. read more»

Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 1:00:26
The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week. read more»

Watch: The biggest, most-buzzed-about panels from Inman Connect — so far
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 0:14:55
This Inman Connect flashback is an in-depth series of discussions with CEOs and industry visionaries about technology, the future and each other. read more»