Since the Flintstones era, humans have gravitated towards fire. There’s something innate about lounging around a blaze with family or friends, barbecuing up whatever meaty goodness you scored at Costco. It’s understandable why homeowners today desire some sort of fire element in their backyards. It’s practically instinct. With countless design options available,...

Deciding to sell your house is a big step for most people, especially if you have never done it before. You may need to move for a job, or you may need to upgrade because you are starting a family. Whatever your reasons, you need to find a real estate agent to help you through the process. Picking your first real estate agent is almost as big of a decision as your...

Safety in the field is one of the most important aspects of the business that all real estate agents should be conscious of. Given that September is REALTOR® Safety Month, take a few minutes to read this infographic from HouseHunt.com and learn how you can be even safer when showing homes, hosting an open house or meeting new and prospective clients for the first...

With the market rebounding, many new buyers are entering the fold. For some, the appeal of a massive home with all of the latest bells and whistles has lost its luster, and they are looking for something smaller. They are going micro. In the 2011 comedy “Wanderlust,” a New York City couple played by Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston purchase a pint-sized studio apartment...

Preparing a home for the market can seem like a full-time job — without the paycheck. While upgrades can increase your home’s value and speed up its sale, it’s easy to spend more on home improvement than you will recoup when you sell. Fortunately, it’s not usually necessary to invest in major projects like a full kitchen remodel to make your house attractive...

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but when it comes to real estate, they may be worth a lot more. “Because so many buyers do the 20 second ‘yes or no’ to homes as if they’re looking for their next mate on a dating website, sellers need to recognize that how they present their home is of utmost importance,” says Rhonda Duffy, a top listing agent...

Power Brokers and other industry powerhouses gathered at The Yale Club in New York City last week for RISMedia's 2014 CEO Exchange, an event tackling some of the hottest topics and trends affecting the real estate industry today. From winning marketing tactics, and recruiting and retention tips, to a very special one-on-one session with real estate veteran and RE/MAX...

Are you an agent or broker looking to redesign or update your real estate website? If so, you might want to give it some serious thought. How can you attract prospective leads and other clients without driving them away? These five bad ideas from Point2 will most likely have your clients running for the hills and maybe even straight into the arms of your competitor. When...

Even when a move goes off without a hitch, it can still be one of life’s most stressful events. The last thing you want is to be caught off guard by a case of identity theft just as you’re settling into your new home. Unfortunately, moving can put a big target on your back for identity thieves. “Transporting documents and electronic devices that contain sensitive...

September kicks off the National Association of REALTORS'® "REALTOR® Safety Month," generating awareness among real estate professionals of the potentially dangerous situations facing them in the field. According to government data, there were over 25 million instances of property theft, identify theft or traffic fatalities in 2012 alone. “Statistics like this...