By Ryan Tyson A world of difference lies between a good selling agent and a bad selling agent. Unfortunately, for first-time home sellers, determining the difference can be difficult. You might have to interview several real estate agents before you find someone who works for you, so be sure you're asking the right questions before you start. No References You should...

With the many different projects reported annually in Remodeling Magazine’s Cost  vs. Value Report, not much has changed from last year...and that's not a bad thing. The 29 projects found on this year’s report paid back an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value. Looking at the 24 most tracked projects (projects consistently tracked for the last...

In the following interview, Thomas and Danielle Devor, owners, Devor Real Estate Associates – A.Z. & Associates Real Estate in Glendale, Ariz., discuss cultivating referrals in a new market, generating online leads, and growing smart. I understand you're an up-and-coming force in Arizona; however, you're originally from California. When and why did you move...

If you tuned into the Golden Globes on NBC this past week, you may have noticed more than fabulous dresses and Meryl Streep's Lifetime Achievement speech. Century 21 used the posh party to unleash the first of four new ad spots. Titled “Not An App,” the 30-second ad opens with “It's not an app. It's not a website. It's a team of actual humans.” The ad shows...

No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and her also-rocker beau Gavin Rossdale are now selling their Beverly Hills, Calif. estate after permanently moving to Splitsville, USA in 2015. After attempting to sell via private listing, the home is now officially on the open market for a whopping $35 million. (The couple is set to make bank, having purchased the home from J-Lo for...

We know that millennials aren't entering the housing market at the rate their parents did. Between student loan debts and rising home prices, some have understandably cold feet. So cold that homeownership rates for those under 35 dropped from 40 percent in 2006 to 32 percent in 2015. Despite this, some millennials are still battling the sky-high rental market by becoming...

While many of us were all too pleased to say buh-bye to 2016, one positive thing the year gifted us was the lowest foreclosure rate in 10 years. According to recently released data from ATTOM Data Solutions, 2016 foreclosure filings were reported on 933,045 U.S. properties, down 14 percent from 2015 to the lowest level since 2006. For an even bigger boon, the Year-End...

With the summer months approaching, chances are you're already bracing yourself for higher energy usage, and along with it, larger energy bills. It's a price you're willing to pay to stay comfortable during those warm summer months, right? The reality is, you're not the only one. During peak summer months, air conditioning accounts for about half of the nation's energy...

Whether you’re in the process of downsizing or simply looking to open up your home a bit (without saying goodbye to your belongings for good), self-storage units offer a practical solution to the issue surrounding the lack of space homeowners are faced with on a day-to-day basis. While factors such as security, cleanliness, temperature control, customer service...

Social media is no longer an offshoot of a real estate marketing strategy. It's a full-fledged, proven business-builder, carving paths to fresh crops of leads online with every share. Finding time to make the effort? That's a whole 'nother story. According to a new survey by RISMedia, the majority of real estate professionals (57 percent) say social media is a "time...