It’s by no means been a extra fascinating or exacting time to be an indie broker. In November, Inman celebrates the indie by narrowing in on what progress ways are working finest and what tech is rising that provides the most effective aggressive benefit.
Pulse is a recurring column the place we ask for readers’ takes on various subjects in a weekly survey and report again with our findings.
It’s a well-worn cliché that small companies compete with the large guys by bringing one thing distinctive, hyperlocal and extra custom-made to the desk. That’s maybe one of many greatest strengths of an indie brokerage. Nonetheless, whether or not they have the long-term endurance — nicely, that’s all the time put beneath a query mark.
This week, we need to ask our readers concerning the destiny of the indie brokerage. How do you suppose they’re faring at the moment, within the midst of this yr’s challenges? Do you suppose they’re thriving — or higher but, outdoing franchises that profit from big-box backing? Or do you suppose they’re on life assist, simply hanging on by a thread?
We’ll compile an inventory of the highest responses and publish them on Inman subsequent Tuesday.