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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.
Announcing the 2018 Inman Innovator Award winners
The annual Inman Innovator Awards honor the creative companies, organizations and individuals pushing the boundaries of the real estate industry.