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What would a bot brokerage agent’s day look like?

The brokerage model is being disrupted by technology that makes it easier for real estate agents to run their own show more efficiently. But could bots — backed by AI, automation and big data — help the big property brands deliver new value to agents?

NAR seeks to reassure members that Upstream isn’t trying to replace MLSs

The trade group sent the email on Wednesday in response to purported concerns by NAR members over comments made during a panel the day prior at Inman Connect San Francisco...

Why lead conversion startups are attracting millions of dollars

What's in the future for leads, and why are lead conversion startups getting millions in funding? Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco hashed that out Friday morning.

Kara Swisher: Facebook has ‘created a monster’ that it struggles to control

Tech platforms are largely unprepared for their enormous responsibility, which will affect every industry, including real estate, Kara Swisher said at ICSF.

Former KW agents answer Gary Keller’s profit sharing challenge

Following a challenge by Keller Williams founder Gary Keller to former agents to return profit sharing, two eXp Realty agents vow to donate future profits.

What’s trending in real estate?

A trio of industry leaders discussed the latest trends in the real estate industry on Thursday, on the main stage at Inman Connect in San Francisco.

What’s in a name? Probably ‘home’ if it’s a real estate software product

More than any other word, "home" is the most common real estate-related term used in naming software products for the industry.

Inman Connect San Francisco Live Coverage: Friday

Join us throughout the day as we share what's happening behind the scenes, on stage, and in the hallways at Inman Connect San Francisco.

What baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z have in common

Baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials and Gen Zers all have a lot to learn from each other, panelists from each generation agreed at Inman Connect San Francisco on Thursday.

Agents as wealth managers? How to step up your game

Panelists at Inman Connect San Francisco suggested agents become wealth managers at a session called "How To Become a Fiduciary for Your Clients."

All the news from Inman Connect San Francisco 2018

If you're not in attendance this year, follow along on our livestream, liveblog and by reading our articles here on Inman. 

Lead cultivation tool HelloAlex acquires Botplan for undisclosed sum

Automated lead qualification company HelloAlex announced this week the acquisition of Botplan, a chat tool for engaging online leads.

Updated app reads listing information as your car stops in front of a home

The Houston Association of Realtors has officially launched voice commands in its free HAR.com mobile listing app. Dubbed "Car Mode," the new feature aims to allow agents and consumers to "instantly access property sale and rental listing information on their smartphone, safely and hands-free."

The 3 things every broker needs to do to retain talent

Brokers work hard to attract new talent — they tout first-class technology suites, swanky marketing tools and strong support systems. But as session moderator and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate CEO Sherry Chris noted, recruiting is the "easy" part of the job.

New York lawsuit calls dual agency deals into question

A New York homebuyer has filed suit against Houlihan Lawrence, accusing the firm of "predatory behavior" through a legal practice known as dual agency.

How can you expand your business through mergers and acquisitions?

One of the quickest ways for real estate brokerages to grow toward market dominance is through mergers and acquisitions, but how do the titans of the industry eye their next purchase?

Compass CEO reveals how much his company pays to acquire brokerages

Compass CEO and founder Robert Reffkin, in a wide-ranging conversation with Inman founder Brad Inman at the Inman Connect San Francisco conference on Thursday, revealed how much Compass pays to acquire brokerages.

Re/Max will auction off this tiny home to raise money for sick kids

To celebrate the 35-year anniversary of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Re/Max is auctioning off a tiny home designed by architectural students.

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