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In last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am
Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am

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Home price appreciation is growing at its slowest rate since August 2014, according to Redfin’s latest market report. U.S. home prices grew 4.7 percent in August, year-over-year and home sales fell 2.4 percent over the same time frame.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:03 pm
Agents frequently find themselves in situations where they have to be aware of their surroundings and vigilant about possible threats to their safety. Let us know your thoughts on workplace safety in the industry.
Author: Inman
Posted: September 24, 2018, 9:46 pm
Homeowners can breathe a small sigh of relief: property crime is on the decline, according to a report released by the FBI on Monday.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:03 pm
The founder of The Agency and Western World Insurance are embroiled in a lawsuit involving the son of an African president and a seaside mansion in Malibu.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 24, 2018, 6:08 pm
Opinions aside, the latest numbers allow us to compare Compass to its peers and really answer dual questions: Is Compass doing anything novel in the industry, and is it really a technology company?
Author: Mike DelPrete
Posted: September 24, 2018, 4:59 pm
The largest RE/MAX franchise in the country has a new leader with a long history at the company: RE/MAX Results just promoted Brenda Tushaus to chief executive officer.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: September 24, 2018, 3:59 pm
“The biggest challenge we face, I think, is helping clients understand our role as a wealth adviser," says Compass team lead and director Kofi Nartey.
Author: Inman
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:55 pm
Despite the massive growth of online home search portals, many more consumers find their agents through referrals from friends or family, according to NAR data.
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: September 24, 2018, 2:44 pm
Zillow is warning real estate agents to be on the lookout for a scammer trying to take money in exchange for leads, posing as the real estate tech giant.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:04 pm
In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, Nest Seekers broker Johnny Mansilla shares his thoughts on having an open mind and an open heart throughout the transaction.
Author: Christy Murdock Edgar
Posted: September 24, 2018, 9:19 am
While Compass, Keller Williams, Redfin and the rest are duking it out for the best tech, what can a single agent do to beat the competition on listing appointments? Spend about $50 a month on technology that'll win sellers over.
Author: Bernice Ross
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:02 am
Commissions are under pressure. Average commission rates for real estate agents fell nearly 1 percent in 2017 and this trend is appearing in the National Association of Realtors 2018 member profile.
Author: Inman Content Studio
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:01 am
The team model is one of the most powerful ways to do business in real estate, and for good reason. Real estate agents have to wear many hats (three guesses which my favorite is -- see my profile photo), and not every agent is good at every aspect of the business.
Author: Gabe Cordova
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:01 am
For new brokerages, some investments seem more exciting than others. Your new logo. Business cards. Your web site. But don’t forget about the back office software that will power your whole operation.
Author: Inman Content Studio
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:01 am
If you want to finish 2018 strong and make 2019 your best year ever, I’ve got five actions to help you crush Q4.
Author: Tom Ferry
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:01 am
If you're a technology company stakeholder trying to catch the eyes of Inman's tech-forward, deal-savvy audience, steer clear of these six mistakes when creating your pitch.
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: September 22, 2018, 8:38 am
Compass is expanding into the Rocky Mountain ski-town of Telluride, Colorado, with an award-winning Realtor who regularly ranks among the nation’s top-producing.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 21, 2018, 11:32 pm
DocuSign, the cloud-based electronic signature platform, is skyrocketing in value and even overtook real estate tech giant Zillow Group in valuation, according to public stock data from Yahoo. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is reaping the reward of the prudent investment.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 21, 2018, 9:08 pm