By Brooke Chaplan Most real estate professionals agree that a home's kitchen and bathroom are two of the biggest selling points for homebuyers. However, even if you're not planning to sell your home in the near future, you should want your bathroom to be as cozy and accommodating as possible since most people spend considerable time in that room each day. Related:...

From dance to hotel management to real estate, Scott Durkin's journey has been anything but boring. Beginning with an interview with future mentor Barbara Corcoran (during which she sat in his lap) and leading all the way to his current role as president and COO of the nation's No. 2 independent real estate firm, Durkin's resume now includes navigating the COVID-19...

By Meghan Belnap When it's time to have your home appraised, you want to be sure that it looks its absolute best. That's because a good appearance is more likely to result in a higher appraisal value, which means more money for you in the loan or other financial product that you're seeking. Related: 5 Quick Exterior Fixes Since the exterior of your home is the first...

With COVID cases spiking across the U.S., more and more people are returning home to work remotely. It’s more critical than ever to practice social distancing, but with so much more time spent at home, the relationships we have with our neighbors has taken on a renewed importance. Improvenet took notice and conducted a study to see how folks are getting along with...

  Lee Goldstein
Broker/Owner
InTrust Realty, Inc.
Raleigh, N.C. Starting off his real estate career as an appraiser, Lee Goldstein, broker/owner of InTrust Realty, Inc., has just wrapped up his 15th year in the industry. With a rich work history, owning a chain of video stores in New York and delis and restaurants in North Carolina, Goldstein...

For the professionals from Constellation1 who connected on RISMedia's most recent webinar, the key to implementing new technology at the brokerage level is filling in the gaps that are present in your technology and being realistic about the implementation timeframe.  During RISMedia's webinar—"The Path of Least Resistance: Effectively Implementing New Technology"—panelists...

By Anita Ginsburg It's never convenient to have your water heater stop working, but it is even worse during the winter. To ensure your water heater is fit to last the entire season, here are some tips for routine maintenance that you can perform. Related: Preparing Your Home to Stand Against the Cold, Snow and Ice of Winter
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Vanessa Bergmark's entrepreneurial drive took root in childhood as she watched her father own and operate a pet crematorium in New York City. Cut to 2010 when she purchased Red Oak Realty from its four original male owners, and has since turned it into the largest independent real estate firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Listen to or view Episode 3: ‘Steering...

By Brentnie Daggett During times of economic turmoil and widespread unemployment, you are not alone if you find yourself concerned about keeping up with your mortgage payments. According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey earlier this year, a quarter of all Americans either missed a rent or mortgage payment, or had little to no confidence that they would be able to make...

What do you do when a crisis strikes? Especially when you’re running one of the largest real estate franchise networks in the world? Listen to or view Episode 2: ‘Controlling the Controllables’: Leading Through and Beyond Crisis In this week’s episode, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Chris Stuart walks us through the tough decisions he made during...