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Want to hit the ground running in 2021? Follow these 8 steps

To make the most of their time, agents need to hit the restart button now — before jumping into the new year. Cross out these actionable items, and you'll kick off 2021 right.

Real Grader helps keep agents’ online reputation on track

Multifaceted technology service Real Grader helps agents market and manage their digital footprint with tools for social media, contact sharing and profile monitoring.

How smart tech can help reimagine homeowners’ home offices

Home office as becoming a must-have in today's environment. So, this week, John Clancy digs into the trend, discussing the upgrades and new technology homeowners should invest in for a more seamless at-home working experience.

The best deals for the best in the industry

Inman Connect is home to the most collaborative, innovative, and successful community in real estate. Secure your all access pass to reinforce your relationships and increase your success.

The Real Word: Verify your sources always

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll discuss why agents need to verify their sources, how to update a home and holiday emails.

Why I’m grateful for the lessons and hardship of 2020

It has been a year of unprecedented anxiety and hardship — the phrase “dumpster fire” keeps getting tossed around — but I can’t help feeling grateful for so much of what has happened this year and the resilience it has produced in all of us and in our industry.

NYC carpenters union cracks down on members suspected of mob ties

The New York City District Council of Carpenters will expand its authority to bring charges against union members suspected of engaging in organized crime.

Read: Inman’s complete interview with CoStar CEO Andy Florance

Brad Inman sat down with Florance to talk about CoStar's business model, plans for Homesnap and a possible CoreLogic deal. By popular demand, we've transcribed the interview.

‘We’re in a perfect storm’: Luxury real estate in Arizona is heating up

With bidding wars, appraisal waivers and an influx of out-of-state buyers, demand for high-end real estate is raising the specter of an unbridled luxury market.

Title fraud cases surge 31% in Q3

In addition to title fraud, a new report by FundingShield also noted a 90 percent increase in state licensing issues between the second and third quarters of 2020.

New-home sales soar 41% in October

Inventory continues to be an issue, with an estimated 3.3-months of supply at the current sales rate at the end of the month, down from a 3.6-months supply at the end of September.

Mortgage purchases spike as rates hit a new all-time low

Mortgage rates fell to 2.92 percent this week, down from 2.99 percent the week previous, according to new Mortgage Bankers Association data released Wednesday.

Sotheby’s CEO Philip White sees ‘very positive’ market trends

White described a robust market that has exceeded even his own expectations this year, and added that he believes homes will continue selling well in 2021.

There’s no ‘I’ in team — and that’s the problem! Here’s a better way to get business

Here's an alternative system for an individual agent to practice multilevel partnering, a win-win for the lead agent and the junior agents looking to receive a steady stream of leads.

Outdoor kitchens, dining spaces take center stage during holidays

Agents in California, Montana, Arkansas and Louisiana share how buyers are embracing outdoor entertainment spaces for socially distanced holiday gatherings.

When is the right time to graduate from team to solo agent?

How do you determine if it's the right time to move on from your team and do your own thing? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you explore your options. 

3 ways video marketing has pivoted this year (and how to work it!)

Our businesses might look different now — and the marketing aspect of it is no exception. Here are three key factors that can help agents adapt to this changed digital format.

Pulse: What is the state of the indie broker going into 2021?

This week, we want to hear your thoughts on the fate of indie brokerages. Are they thriving and outdoing their competition? Or are they just barely hanging on?