As a broker, it's vital to your success to stay abreast of modern real estate transaction systems and technology trends, so that you may better serve your team and their clients. RISMedia's most recent webinar, "Brokers: Modernize Your Transaction Process With DocuSign Rooms for Real Estate," focused on just that, by highlighting agreement and transaction automation...

By Wendy Dessler Are you in the process of renovating your home? Often, major upgrades can get quite expensive if you aren't paying attention, so if you're on a tight budget, consider focusing on saving money while renovating. Related: NAR Report: These Are the Top Home Improvements For example, if you plan to upgrade your kitchen, it may be better to purchase...

Homeowners and REALTORS® alike want new roofs and kitchens. According to the 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, released by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the two projects rank as the most popular home improvement projects among both demographics. The report, which examines homeowners' reasons for completing the projects ranked, also provides the costs...

As with any career, your own personal safety and the safety of your clients should always be top of mind. And although REALTOR® Safety Month may have just ended, security in your role as an agent should be a year-round goal. Related: Helping REALTORS® Maximize Safety, Minimize Risk There are new tech products that can assist you in your pursuit of...

By Maria Patterson

A 20-plus year veteran of the residential real estate industry, Mike Miedler has spent virtually his entire career with the iconic real estate brand CENTURY 21. Then this past January, when Nick Bailey left the firm, Miedler stepped into the leadership position as president and CEO, charged with carrying forward the bold rebranding...

By Neil Walter Many investors today wonder if they should wait for the market to fall before investing in real estate—but is this the best investment strategy?  Related: 4 Top Modern Methods of Investing in Real Estate In my opinion, waiting for the market to correct before buying is not the most strategic approach to real estate investing. Why? Because timing...

By Meghan Belnap Condo living is wonderful for many reasons. Most places have a variety of amenities and luxury features like swimming pools and marble countertops. Some people find they love living in a condo while others miss the privacy of a single-family home. One of the best ways to find out if this lifestyle works for you is to rent for a year and immerse yourself...

By Barbara Butler Play is the universal language of childhood and every kid is drawn to it, regardless of ability. For children who have mobility challenges, finding a welcoming space to enjoy play is not always as easy as we'd like. One solution is to create a playful, accessible oasis in your own backyard.  Through my involvement with the Magical Bridge Foundation,...

During his journey from law enforcement professional to region vice president to CEO of RE/MAX, Adam Contos developed a unique perspective for leading and evolving an iconic global real estate firm. During RISMedia's recent Real Estate CEO Exchange at the New York Marriott Marquis, RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston sat down for a one-on-one conversation...

The average homebuyer spends countless hours online looking at listings, views more than four homes, attends approximately two open houses and typically makes two offers on a home. However, according to a recent Zillow analysis, one of the most important things they overlook when shopping around is trying to find the best mortgage rate. Related: 6 Questions to Ask...