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Positive outlook clouded by the threat of impeachment

The Brexit deal, the trade negotiations with China and a new president of the European Central Bank are all good news. But the threat of impeachment is a wildcard.

Agents need to ‘lean in’ to technology, but they’re not going extinct

OJO Labs founder and CEO John Berkowitz believes real estate agents will continue to play an important role in the industry for a very long time but also urged them Friday to "lean in" to technology because it's coming whether they like it or not.

Home prices could ‘trade like corporate shares’ thanks to iBuying, tech disruptors

Disruption is radically changing the homebuying process, according to Utah MLS leader Brad Bjelke. Other leaders around the country now have to decide how they're going to respond.

Inman 2019 Golden I Club winners announced

On Thursday, Inman honored the inaugural class of inductees into the Inman Golden I Club. The class was announced with fanfare live at Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills.

Here’s what you might have missed at Inman Luxury Connect

Pocket listings, disruption, auctions and more were among the many things debated this week by some of the most successful real estate figures in the U.S.

Compass CEO: No plans for IPO in next 18 months

Robert Reffkin told The Real Deal that Compass doesn't plan to go public in the next 18 months, and a Compass spokesperson said WeWork's failed IPO won't impact the company's plans.

‘Blue-lining’ could be the new redlining, Fed branch warns

Nineteen papers published by the San Francisco Federal Reserve issued many warnings about the threat that climate change poses to the real estate market — as well as potential countermeasures.

Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse is now on Airbnb for $60 a night

In honor of the iconic doll's 60th anniversary, the company is giving one person and three guests a chance to stay in the real-life Dreamhouse. Some of Barbie's "most accomplished and entrepreneurial pals" will also stop by the villa during the stay.

T3 Sixty ‘Danger’ report emerges as latest hitch in NAR lawsuit

NAR commissioned the report for the trade group's Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee. Among the top 10 dangers noted were "commissions spiral downward."

How to turn real estate rookies into sales superstars

As a real estate team grows, the broker’s responsibilities and work requirements grow along with it. Finding the right person for the job, teaching the right skills and leading by example all matter to a new agent’s future success.

How to make sure your agents follow up on internet leads

Agents often think of internet leads as inferior and let them fall by the wayside. Here's how you can stop that from happening.

The Real Word: The beef over Compass’ tech company status

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, the CEO of SoftBank, a funder of Opendoor and Compass, said he's "embarrassed" by his tech investments' results, which spurred quite the debate among Byron and colleagues.

Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?

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.

Rent-to-own startup ZeroDown valued at $150M

ZeroDown, a San Francisco-based, rent-to-buy startup, has clinched a $150 million valuation. For $10,000, the company will buy a home on behalf of a renter.

CRMLS strikes a deal with BoxMLS to offer open platform

California Regional Multiple Listing Service announced Thursday it struck a deal with real estate startup BoxMLS to grant its more than 98,000 agents access to modern MLS search tools, branded MLS-compliant virtual office websites and branded mobile apps.

Here’s how to get your listings in the news

Real estate publicity expert Audie Chamberlain advised agents to focus on their sold properties and identify a compelling story they can tell.

Succeeding in luxury means consistently investing in yourself

When Branden Williams started out in real estate, he had no money, a single suit and no experience. Today, Branden and his wife, Rayni, work in the highly exclusive Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills. At Inman Luxury Connect Thursday, the power couple explained that one of the keys to their suc.. read more »

Young new-money buyers find agents on blogs and Yelp

Younger buyers who have made fortunes in technology have brought a complete "180 on the infrastructure of what our business is made up," Compass agent and "Listing Impossible" star Aaron Kirman argued during Luxury Connect.