The top 200 Inman posts of 2016

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It was a banner 2016 at Inman — we published hundreds of stories about dozens of topics relevant to real estate agents.

Here are the 200 most popular stories we ran this year.

200. Why Zillow has proved to be a starship — not a shooting star

199. 5 superhero actions to sweep your real estate clients off their feet

198. Facebook’s ‘Marketplace’ lets real estate agents post property listings

197. How realtor.com plans to lure homesellers

196. Judge rules antitrust claims against Realtor associations ‘plausible’

195. Why good pricing is priceless

194. 4 essentials on your closing checklist that prevent an FSBO nightmare

193. Agents and brokers freed from threat of listing alert-related patent lawsuits

192. 5 rookie mistakes made by first-time homebuyers

191. Gary Keller’s vision speech slide deck

190. Why the Move-Zillow lawsuit is bigger than legal blood sport

189. Industry experts forecast economy and housing market under Trump

188. Judge punishes Zillow exec for evidence destruction

187. Where do real estate agents draw the line with listing clients?

186. Want to scale your real estate business? Stop making phone calls

185. Where do real estate agents spend their advertising dollars?

184. Zillow busts first-time buyer myths with new research

183. 21 ways to generate more real estate leads than you can handle in 2016

182. What happened when one agent forgot to pay the MLS

181. What this 21-year-old real estate agent has learned

180. Rumors, innuendo and hearsay — what’s the truth about Compass?

179. Agents and brokers at risk of lawsuits over website accessibility

178. How to conquer the world — KW expansion team leader-style

177. How will the 2016 election affect the housing market?

176. The No. 1 thing you are doing that is killing your email marketing

175. Kickstarter helps launch Toor, the ‘smartest lockbox ever’

174. How Zillow Group’s latest buy could ‘muddy the waters’ for Upstream

173. 5 fall home improvements for less than $500

172. Meet Motto Mortgage, Re/Max’s mortgage brokerage franchise

171. Zillow and realtor.com to set off marketing revolution

170. 25 holiday marketing ideas for real estate agents

169. What’s the future of the real estate commission model?

168. 5 simple tips for home showing safety

167. How white privilege makes my life easier

166. Zillow invests in real estate team success with massive Premier Agent update

165. Can a text message be considered a real estate contract?

164. Things no one tells you about real estate: It’s nothing like HGTV

163. Zillow launches new for-sale listing video feature

162. Scam steals closing money by hacking agent, escrow email

161. Real, a virtual brokerage, rolls out agent recruitment program

160. Why every new-build buyer needs a savvy agent

159. 5 real estate marketing trends to watch out for in 2017

158. Opendoor raises $210 million in massive funding round

157. No more secret luxury cash buyers

156. Zillow Group acquires Bridge Interactive

155. How to handle unrealistic seller pricing on a home for sale

154. ‘Welcome to your virtual agent’: Meet the real estate Amazon Echo app

153. Why most real estate agents fail (and 8 tips for success)

152. 5 secrets of a successful direct mail marketing campaign

151. Why (not) to worry about ‘Brexit’

150. 19 female real estate tech entrepreneurs to watch

149. How to solve the ‘aging agent’ problem in real estate

148. Zillow estimating ‘Best Time to List’ properties

147. What Trump’s immigrant ‘sanctuary city’ defunding means for real estate

146. Zillow exec Curt Beardsley penned ‘Attack ListHub’ memo before leaving Move Inc

145. Most sellers get commission discounts: Redfin

144. Special Report: Do Realtor associations offer more than just a bill?

143. Will new commission models die in the next downturn?

142. Special Report: Is social media worth the time investment?

141. Compass gets $1 billion-plus valuation in latest funding round

140. Shatter your crystal ball — here’s a better market predictor

139. Survey says: You can’t have success without these 4 things

138. Why are so many brokers exiting the business?

137. What’s next? 2016 industry outlook report

136. Why I’m jumping on Snapchat in 2016 — and why you should, too

135. 3 claims Realtors should think through carefully

134. 12 staging mistakes sellers should avoid

133. 7 useful apps for real estate agents

132. 7 real estate trends you’ll see in 2016

131. Re/Max and Quicken Loans in court battle over MSAs gone wrong

130. How to revise your strategy on a home that’s not selling

129. Zillow Group: What millennial buyers want in their agents

128. 7 habits of successful real estate agents

127. Trump nominates Ben Carson for HUD secretary

126. Podcast: A 2017 housing crash? (Don’t say we didn’t warn you)

125. Opendoor’s money-back offer cures homebuyers’ remorse

124. Opendoor’s new ‘Trade-In’ lets you buy and sell a home instantly

123. Can real estate technology ever replace a Realtor?

122. ‘Jab, jab, jab, right hook’: Watch Gary Vaynerchuk at ICSF 2016

121. Ben Caballero exceeds $1B in personal transaction volume

120. Zillow Group: Why millennials are the future of real estate

119. HomeDisclosure digs up home death data

118. NAR mandates brokers obtain and grant licenses to MLS content

117. Credit scores are a joke

116. Keller Williams partners with Hurdlr on ProfitDash

115. Zillow’s ‘featured listings’ aren’t what they used to be

114. Real estate agent arrested after hookup in recently sold home

113. California Realtors file $136M lawsuit against tech firm

112. How long can aging agents dance on the bar?

111. Market Leader buys Diverse Solutions from Zillow Group

110. The insider’s guide to local SEO for real estate professionals

109. What the Wells Fargo scandal means for mortgage borrowers

108. A day in the life of a successful agent: Hour by hour

107. Keller Williams enhances agent-powered tech tool

106. Should buyers make offers on multiple homes at once?

105. Why Re/Max shelled out $100M for regional franchise rights this year

104. What will happen to mortgage rates in 2017? 7 expert opinions

103. Is Amitree’s Folio the best Gmail extension for real estate pros yet?

102. 9 biggest mistakes real estate agents make with online lead generation

101. Introducing the Inman Person of the Year

100. Good news: Realtors can now access the Closing Disclosure, says CFPB

99. Donald Trump called real estate brokers ‘bloodsuckers,’ yet he is one

98. 21 interesting people in real estate: Inman’s 2016 list

97. The boiler-room strategy for real estate success

96. 4 technologies changing real estate in 2016

95. 7 reasons listing agents should/shouldn’t attend home inspections

94. Realtor.com overhauls listing ad offering

93. 10 things real estate agents should know about the Fed rate hike

92. 2016 real estate events

91. How Facebook videos are helping one new agent win listings

90. HUD discussing serious concerns with Facebook over ad targeting

89. Should you use your broker’s real estate technology?

88. New FAA regulations loosen drone rules for real estate agents

87. Exclusive buyer’s agents warn: Never see homes with the listing agent

86. The internet is going haywire — what real estate sites are affected?

85. What Opendoor’s Uber-like funding round means for real estate

84. 3 homebuying trends that will stick around in 2016

83. Realtor, sex offender of serial murder case got 5-star reviews

82. 3 tax deductions all real estate agents should utilize immediately

81. NAR taps Phil Dunphy for ‘Modern Family’ Realtor placement

80. Sotheby’s International Realty beats Zillow and realtor.com to 3D

79. Zillow execs to defend against claims of ‘massive’ evidence destruction

78. How to generate leads at Starbucks

77. The ultimate real estate tax deductions checklist

76. Why homesellers shouldn’t accept buyer ‘love letters’

75. Zillow’s 6 predictions for the 2017 housing market under Trump

74. Are buyer’s agent bonuses unethical?

73. Keller Williams announces Zillow, DroneBase partnerships

72. 6 things that’ll help sell a home faster

71. Where NAR spends its money: Employee compensation

70. 4 reasons real estate agents will never find themselves out of a job

69. 5 reasons homeowners should list their homes today

68. Zillow rolls out Facebook ads for real estate agents

67. Real estate independent contractor lawsuits, explained

66. Brad Inman’s crystal ball: Real estate predictions for 2017

65. NAR bans Zillow Group from its 2016 events

64. Zillow and Move settle trade secrets lawsuit for $130M

63. 5 movies every real estate agent should watch

62. Is it illegal to discuss real estate commissions on social media?

61. 10 headshot hints to make you look twice

60. Zillow Group just released the Premier Broker lead platform

59. 10 ways homebuyers can improve credit scores

58. Opendoor is a bigger deal than Zillow — here’s why

57. How I sold a house for more money because it had bugs

56. 5 home staging mistakes to avoid when selling your next place

55. Will 2017 be a buyer’s or a seller’s market?

54. Should you serve alcohol at an open house?

53. 7 things that sabotage your Facebook lead generation

52. Real estate forecast: The market today through 2018

51. 2016 Inman Innovator Awards

50. The 5 biggest mistakes that sellers make

49. Real estate independent contractor lawsuit settled in California

48. Agent productivity propels Keller Williams sales growth to all-time high

47. How Tampa Realtors’ Duncan Duo earned $5.6 million

46. Redfin slashes (or eliminates) ‘partner agent’ rebates

45. SoloPro says it ‘blows up’ real estate agent commissions

44. FSBO and discount-broker sales at record lows

43. 6 massive pricing mistakes homesellers need to evade

42. Realtor association sues its own MLS, accusing unfair business practices

41. No excuses for stupid behavior in real estate — watch the video

40. New down payment option could boost homeownership

39. 4 core places you should be spending your lead generation budget

38. How to deal with buyer clients making lowball offers

37. AOL blocks Keller Williams email addresses

36. 7 things you must do after getting your real estate license

35. Pokémon Go is everywhere — is there a real estate angle?

34. Faira charged with operating as an unlicensed brokerage by regulators

33. What the fall of a broker’s empire means for everyone else

32. Dual agency case heads to California’s highest court

31. 11 reasons for-sale-by-owner is a terrible idea

30. San Diego Realtor associations sue to dissolve their own MLS

29. Special Report: How to make the most of open houses

28. The difference between a real estate agent and a Realtor, explained

27. Is the housing market going to crash again?

26. 6 things homebuyers should never say during a tour

25. The guy who co-built Uber is coming for real estate

24. Zillow recording phone calls between agents and leads

23. Gary Keller sings from the KW mountaintop

22. The days of bedroom, bath and price are dead

21. 10 key design trends that buyers want in 2016

20. The death of competitive market analyses as we know them

19. 5 quotes worth pinning to your office wall

18. Agent teams banned from using ‘real estate’ in names by another state

17. 10 reasons you should never buy or sell without an agent

16. The 25 best real estate coaches

15. The 6 texts you should send every online lead

14. Zillow on hook for $2B in damages, Move and NAR allege

13. ‘My friend is a Realtor’: 7 killer comebacks

12. California Supreme Court rules on dual agency case

11. Homeowners can now sell on MLS with no listing fee

10. What’s hot and what’s not in 2017 kitchen trends

9. 7 totally unforgettable seller closing gift ideas

8. 7 items you must fix before putting your home on the market

7. Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff sold home for much less than Zestimate

6. 8 experts predict the 2017 housing market

5. Special Report: Real estate team success

4. ‘Beware,’ warns Gary Keller, foreshadowing shift in housing market

3. What does President Trump mean for the housing market?

2. Special Report: How to fix new-agent onboarding

1. 6 economists forecast the 2016 housing market

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