By Emma Sturgis Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to build wealth and earn a high income. When investing in real estate, there are a number of ways in which you can acquire property. And among the most lucrative real estate investment opportunities is house flipping. Related: How to Afford Investing in House Flipping as a Career But before you set...

One of the hottest, and most important, topics of discussion among real estate professionals is agent safety. In an occupation where you’re often alone with sellers or potential buyers who may be complete strangers, there are many potential hazards. The broad topic of agent safety has been frequently written about recently; so in light of that, let’s explore...

Are you selling your house? You'll need to pay taxes on the property, but with some additional knowledge, you might be able to avoid a huge tax bill in the future. The goal of selling your home, beyond ensuring that you can move quickly as possible, is to ensure you get the most money you can. However, because of this, the IRS will have dollar signs in their eyes...

By Kara Masterson One of the biggest things that you can do to sell your home is make it stand out, and that can be done by upgrading your home. Here are a few home improvement projects that will give your house a facelift before you put it on the market: Update Your Cabinets It can be expensive to replace your cabinets, so instead, give them a makeover. Regardless...

By Anita Ginsburg You probably recognize the typical low, blowing sounds your HVAC system makes. However, sometimes, it can make irregular sounds. When it makes a sound you haven't heard before or that doesn't seem quite right, you may choose to ignore it, perhaps thinking it will eventually go away. But this could be a big mistake. There are at least five kinds...

What does it take to succeed in today’s market? Darryl Davis, CEO of Darryl Davis Seminars, is all about connecting with customers and not forgetting to smile. As a real estate speaker, coach, and award-winning author, he focuses on helping real estate professionals succeed in improving their bottom line and creating connections with clients. To listen or view...

What does it mean to be a leader? Today's real estate executives, brokerage owners and team leaders must be able to provide strong leadership as a value proposition. In the latest RISMedia webinar—"Lessons in Leadership With Dermot Buffini"—sponsored by Buffini & Company and moderated by RISMedia's Founder, President and CEO John Featherston—our audience...

When you first list your home, you may be expecting a quick sale, especially in a hot market like the one we’re currently in. Other factors like a popular neighborhood or investments in home improvements, may lead you to believe that your property will sell in no time, but that isn’t always the case. Although you shouldn’t panic if your home doesn’t sell...

On Sun., Aug. 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, with the first death reported in Prairieville due to injuries sustained from a fallen tree. Now weakened to a tropical storm as it heads to Mississippi [at press time], the natural disaster has left a little more than 1 million homes without power after dumping a dangerous mix...

Months short of its extended deadline, the eviction moratorium has ended, struck down by the Supreme Court—voted by six justices in an unsigned opinion on Aug. 26. President Biden’s renewed moratorium, active in only the areas of the U.S. most impacted by COVID-19, was meant to continue providing a stay against evictions until early October; however,...