Many across the U.S. are in search of new jobs, or even perhaps new careers, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Should "real estate agent" be in the running if you're looking to branch out? A recent webinar sponsored by RISMedia and Colibri Group—"Is Now the Time to Become a Real Estate Agent?"—addressed all the questions you might have about what it takes to achieve...

Built in the midst of the Cold War, when many Americans were looking for places to shelter, this Las Vegas fortress of a home is a thing to behold. Constructed for Avon cosmetics executive Girard Henderson in 1978, the mansion spreads across a 15,000-square-foot bunker of steel reinforced concrete. Originally listed in 2014 for $1.7 million, in the wake of the coronavirus,...

By Anita Ginsburg Waterfront property has always been in high demand, and for good reason. The expansive views, fresh breezes and added privacy make these homes particularly appealing. With all that said, waterfront homes come with their own challenges, as well. Related: Should I Worry About Spring Flooding at My Rental Property? Here are several issues to be mindful...

By Meghan Belnap Real estate investing is a strategy which has seen more millionaires made than most other areas of investment. With that in mind, it's relatively easy to see the upside potential of getting into the industry. From flipping homes to obtaining passive income off of rentals, there's always a buck to be made in adding real estate to a growing investment...

As VP of Strategy and Innovation for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Glenn Shimkus identifies and evaluates emerging technologies that may impact the global real estate markets in order to educate the association's members and leaders about them. Since Shimkus took on the new role in early 2019, NAR has held its second iOi Summit, began publishing content...

When it comes to niche marketing, the options are endless. But for real estate professionals who want to cut through the noise and successfully reach prospective clients, what does it take to successfully cultivate a niche in today's competitive real estate landscape? Being consistent and sticking with what works. During RISMedia's recent webinar—"How to Find the...

One of the greatest hot heads in the history of baseball, Billy Martin, was in the major leagues for 27 years—11 years as a player and 16 as a manager. During that time, he gained a reputation for his on- and off-field antics, a frequent starter of bar fights and a womanizer, until his untimely death, in 1989, at the age of 61. Now you have the unique opportunity...

By Meghan Belnap An undeveloped piece of land is like a blank canvas onto which you can paint your dream home. Before you can begin building, though, you need to make some important determinations about the piece of land you intend to buy. This will help prevent surprises during the development process that could slow down progress. Related: Where to Invest the Most...

By Anita Ginsburg With summer officially underway, it's an ideal time to give outdoor entertainment spaces a facelift. Whether the goal is to spend quality time with immediate family or to invite a few friends over for drinks, outdoor entertaining is very popular. There is nothing more pleasant than being able to enjoy a fresh breeze on a hot day from the comfort...

By Brooke Chaplan Remodeling your kitchen may be a dream come true. You likely have a ton of ideas about new appliances, countertop colors, etc. However, one aspect that should get your attention during the design process is the sanitation of your cooking space. Related: Planning to DIY Your Kitchen Floor? Here’s What You Need
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