Forty-one. That’s the amount of times listing data may be entered through the course of one real estate transaction, estimates Upstream™ CEO Alex Lange. That’s 41 instances in which data may become incomplete or incorrect, posing a challenge difficult to surmount as technology advances. The result for brokerages has been a classic (and chronic) case of “too...

By Marlena Stoddard Downsizing your home can provide you and your loved ones with some amazing benefits over the years. In addition to lower energy bills, keeping a smaller home clean and tidy takes just a fraction of the time. If you are planning on moving to a smaller place in the near future, then read ahead for some tips that will make the transition as smooth...

For decades, Charles Park has explored the elements that make great fashion: colors, textures, lines, light, shadow, materials. Now, Park is exploring a new medium: custom home design. Check out his foray into real estate with this massive dream estate located at 1231 Lago Vista Drive in Beverly Hills. Park spared no expense in shaping his first home, and every...

Buying a piece of land can be a very satisfying feeling. After all, we are not so very far removed from the days of the Wild West land races when families would compete in a race to put down their stake to claim land. But today, the process of buying land has become far more complicated. If you are buying rural country property, the complications increase again....

                    If Potterheads were to consider investing in some Harry Potter real estate, they’d probably aim for the Hogwarts castle. Yet, while the castle is indeed stunning, Potterheads must also remember their muggle condition. And for muggles, 4 Privet Drive, in Little Whingeing, Surrey is probably as...

In real estate, every decision a company makes could potentially transform into its competitive differentiator. For some, traditional business methods may suffice; for others, as shared in RISMedia’s “The Evolution of the Real Estate Model: What’s Working and Why” panel held last week at the 2016 CEO Exchange in New York City, abandoning conventions in lieu...

By Meghan Belnap It's not unusual to go into a garage and wonder how it became a toxic waste dump. Let's face it, the most convenient thing to do is cram anything and everything in there when there's no room for it in the house. Let's get that garage straight. Organization will make it less cluttered and more presentable. Secondly, you avoid potential accidents when...

By Kara Masterson Buyers are so hyper-focused on the home that they often cast aside surroundings. "Surroundings" do not equal trees, fences or landscape. The home's surroundings are the houses around the home and the residents occupying them. Surroundings also include the neighborhood, the passersby and the city. Surroundings are the home's location and it bears...

Owning your own home is an important and some would say essential part of the American dream. However, once you've invested the time and hard work to save up enough to be able to finally afford your dream home, you might find that you are faced with a lot of difficult choices about the real estate where you could potentially spend the rest of your life. One of the...

By Anita Alvarez It’s almost time. Sigh. Summer is drawing to a close, like it or not. Before the leaves fall and the wind turns chilly, it’s a good idea to do some seasonal maintenance on your home. Here are some things to add to your fall “honey-do” list. Have your furnace inspected. It’s smart to have your heating system serviced before you actually...