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When is the right time to retire in real estate?

How do you plan for a life after working if you have no idea how long you’ll live? Will it be 10 years? 20? More? Teresa Boardman talks through retirement.

Offerpad is expanding to Dallas and Tucson

As competition in the industry heats up, the tech-enabled, all-cash homebuying and re-selling startup Offerpad is not sitting idly by: the company is expanding into two new markets: Dallas, Texas, by November 1 and Tucson, Arizona, by December 3. 

7 dryer vent facts every homeowner should know

Here are seven simple facts about dryer vents that can save your buyers time and money, from certified master inspector Cord Werner.

4 common mistakes luxury agents make: Tom Ferry

Real estate coach extraordinaire Tom Ferry took the stage at Inman’s Luxury Connect on Wednesday in Beverly Hills where he outlined the four biggest mistakes an agent can make.

This $5.85M Miami mansion is bullet, fire and hurricane proof

It looks like a home ripped out a James Bond movie boasting a glimmering pool and an outdoor bar where you can order a Martini shaken, not stirred.

Watch election returns with NAR via Facebook Live on Nov. 6

The National Association of Realtors will be on hand on election day and the next to assess what the results mean for the real estate industry.

Here’s why an iBuyer company pretended to run for Senate

If you want to get buyers to notice your new home-resale startup, there's always the option of pretending to run for Senate.

Weinstein victim delivers powerful #MeToo address at Luxury Connect

Louisette Geiss was once a rising star in the entertainment industry. She’d performed at the Grand Ole Opry and made appearances on hit sitcoms when she reached both the apex and proverbial end of entertainment career in Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.

Hi diddly ho! 3 out of 4 Americans say they have good neighbors

A recent report found that three-quarters of Americans say that they have a good neighbor, but only 14 percent said friendship was a necessary quality.

Tenant screener RealPage pays $3M for imprecise criminal records tool

After the Federal Trade Commission accused tenant screening company RealPage of falsely linking some prospective renters to criminal records, the company has agreed to shell out $3 million in a penalty settlement.

Fannie Mae is ‘pessimistic’ about the housing market in 2019

In a report released Thursday, Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic Research Group painted a picture of a somewhat gloomy near-term future, saying that its expectations for the coming year "have become more pessimistic.”

Compass defends productivity claims, pushes back on criticism

Compass is defending its productivity claims from attacks by MoxiWorks, a "competitor" that CEO Robert Reffkin says is "trying to damage our reputation."

In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s exclusive activities

From a behind-the-scenes tour of the Petersen Auto Museum's vault, to creating a better work-life balance at Unplug Meditation in West Hollywood, Luxury Connect's attendees were able to enjoy a wealth of exclusive activities focused on learning beyond the industry, networking with other attendees and digesting the morning's sessions together.

Disaster victims can now find a safe haven in low-income housing

Housing units normally set aside for low-income residents can now be used to house persons displaced by Hurricanes Florence and Michael and other disasters without regard to their incomes.

Want to level up? Become a wealth manager, not just an agent

When catering to wealthy clients, one way to ensure repeat business is to become a wealth manager rather than simply a real estate agent.

WATCH: ‘I’ve never recruited an agent.’ Umansky, Reffkin and more at Luxury Connect

Featured in the morning sessions at Luxury Connect on Wednesday October 17th, Brad Inman moderated a discussion diving into the questions and concerns of the modern brokerage. Panelists included Mauricio Umansky (CEO, The Agency), Tami Pardee (Owner, Halton Pardee and Partners), Robert Reffkin (Founder and CEO, Compass), Vija Williams (Director of Growth, Ben Kinney Brokerages, Keller Williams) and Chris Lim (Founder and CEO, Climb Real Estate).

Meet the real estate agent who built a career out of his Instagram

Two schools of marketing thought converged Wednesday morning at Inman’s Luxury Connect event in the main ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Vacation home rental platform Vacasa snags $64M

Vacation home rental platform Vacasa has secured another round of funding to the tune of $64 million, the company announced Thursday.