Inman Connect Archive

What Will You Need to Cut in the Next Downturn?

In 2006, as the collapse of the housing market set in, real estate franchisor Realogy was carrying $2.7 billion in debt. The darkest days of the meltdown were still to come — and the company knew it. Painful cuts...
January 29, 2015

Rupert Murdoch’s One-Liner Heard ‘Round the Industry

Even billionaire media magnates sitting on the largest media empire the world has ever known have a sense of humor. News Corp founder and executive chairman Rupert Murdoch took the stage at Real Estate Connect in New York on...
January 29, 2015

Barbara Corcoran: When You Fail, Get Over It

Who doesn’t love Barbara Corcoran? The venerable real estate mogul who built The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest brokerage, brought the sharp tongue she’s become known for as a “shark” investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to Real Estate Connect...
January 28, 2015

When Your Life Hangs in the Balance, You Learn to Reprioritize

“I’m not supposed to be here right now,” Imran Poladi told the audience at Real Estate Connect’s Agent Reboot seminar on Tuesday. He didn’t just mean that he shouldn’t have been at the conference in New York. He meant...
January 27, 2015

Walk a Mile in Your Clients’ Shoes

There are two ways to express empathy for someone: “I feel for you” and “I feel you.” Think about the difference between those statements. “I feel for you” tells the person that you understand their situation from your own perspective....
January 27, 2015

‘Potentially Historic’ Blizzard Won’t Stop Real Estate Connect Conference in NYC

A massive snowstorm that the National Weather Service is calling “potentially historic” threatens to dump 20 to 30 inches of snow on New York City from Monday night into Tuesday — just as the Real Estate Connect conference kicks...
January 26, 2015

4 Simple Tips for Success in Today’s Real Estate Market

If you want to know what approaches to marketing, technology, and business strategy work in real estate today, simply look to the people who are doing well. Four real estate professionals who have at least $20 million in sales...

The Syndication Scrum

A panel of experts did battle over some key issues regarding real estate data syndication Thursday morning at Inman’s Real Estate event in San Francisco. The debate was focused more on how to approach syndication rather than whether to...
August 2, 2012

Web Metrics That Count

You’ve got a business site, blog, Facebook page, Twitter account, and LinkedIn profile — all of which are accurate, up-to-date, and full of interesting content. You’re good to go on the Web, right? Maybe not. Unless you’re rigorously tracking...
August 2, 2012

The ‘Big Idea’ and Stray Observations From Inman’s Real Estate Connect

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine I’m back in Chicago after a weather-filled week spent in New York for Inman’s Real Estate Connect event, and I’ve had the long weekend to digest the tips, trends, and techniques discussed...