For the real estate professionals who connected on RISMedia's most recent webinar, it's clear that homebuyers will search out the services that best meet their needs. In some cases, this may lead some consumers to iBuying. This shouldn't be viewed as a negative, rather an opportunity to bring an additional value proposition in-house. During RISMedia's webinar—"How...

By Marion Weiler Dealing with decreasing margins and an increasing risk of losing top talent, brokerages of all sizes are looking for ways to counteract these dynamics. But way too often, the focus wanders looking at tangible solutions and monetary fixes. What's frequently overlooked is that a strong company culture across all levels of the organization and teams...

Lucy Edwards has worked in the video and photo industry for real estate professionals for over 20 years. Inspiration for her career hit during a routine visit to the Catskills to visit her parents. She and her husband came across an old Victorian house they wanted to renovate into a Bed & Breakfast. While the project didn't pan out, Edwards credits her successful...

In celebration of Valentine's Day, we're taking a look at a recent LendingTree survey that analyzes which demographics move for love and the states that they end up moving to, as well as the circumstances in which they made their decision. The online lending marketplace surveyed some 1,550 U.S. consumers and found that 41% of respondents have moved for love. The...

By Anica Oaks Making the choice to purchase a new home is a major decision for anyone. Once you’ve settled on the idea that you do want to buy a home, there are many more options you’ll have to face; one of the most important is the ideal size of a home to best fit your family and lifestyle. Here are some tips so that you can choose the right size home to meet...

Are you considering either building a modular home or buying one that's already constructed? You are not alone. Many folks are turning to modular homes as another housing choice. Cost-efficient and headache-free, a modular home can be a great option for homeowners who dream of owning their very own custom home but don't want to go through the pains of managing architects...

Long Doan decided at age 13 that he was lucky. After fleeing Vietnam in the early '80s, Doan found himself in a Malaysian refugee camp nicknamed Hell Island, with a 50/50 chance of survival. During one emotional night at the camp, Doan found his "why" and decided that he would view himself as lucky in life from that point forward. Fast forward to 2009, when Doan...

Earlier this month, RISMedia announced the 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers and, for the fourth consecutive year, its 2021 Newsmakers Hall of Fame—a select group within RISMedia’s annual Newsmaker honorees, which celebrates icons in the industry for their long-standing and/or exemplary service. Join us in celebrating the 2021 Hall of Fame Newsmakers:

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By Lizzie Weakley To earn some extra money, you may  consider renting out your home. You cannot rush into this process, however, because there are many guidelines that you must review first. Here are some steps to follow if you're serious about renting out your home legally and sensibly: Check the Reliability of Your Tenants It's easy to end up with a tenant who...

Real estate is an industry that attracts—and welcomes—people from every walk of life. No matter where you are in your life, or your particular career trajectory, real estate maintains a certain draw for many people in the U.S. This is certainly true for former MLB player and Yankees World Series Champion Jim Bruske. Bruske began his real estate career in 2013,...