It looks like housing will continue to excel into the new year, due to the rise in job creation and declining mortgage rates. Another boon for housing is the rise in single family construction. Although levels still remain way below “normal” building conditions, increased construction ties directly back to an increase in available jobs, furthering the cycle...

You asked – we answered! Following an overwhelming response from attendees of RISMedia’s Power Broker Webinar Series, we kicked off 2015 by hosting an exclusive conversation to discuss what every agent wants to know: How can I become a million-dollar producer? Nearly 1,000 agents from across the country tuned in to the January 14 call, which featured Julie Timms,...

The outside of Chuck Norris’s former Santa Ana, Calif. Estate looks like something out of the TV show Kung Fu. It has a dojo-like exterior, sitting upon two wooded acres with its own private lake, dock and over 100 Koi fish. Though Norris was never in Kung Fu, we still wouldn’t want to fall victim to a swift Norris roundhouse kick to the face, so alas, it all...

Forget a virtual tour – how about a hologram to market a listing? That’s just what real estate developer Extell did to market One Riverside Park, a 35-story, 219-unit condominium located in the company’s Riverside South residential complex in Manhattan. In perhaps the most technologically-advanced sales tactic ever, Extell tapped holography pioneer Musion to...

When you show your home’s best features by staging it effectively, you help increase your final selling price without breaking the bank. In fact, on average, sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every $1 they put into staging a home. As the infographic below shows, the following five golden rules of home staging will help you show off its best assets: This...

Despite current regulations prohibiting the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, for real estate photography, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted an exemption this week to one real estate agent in Tucson, Ariz. According to the FAA, Douglas Trudeau, associate broker with Tierra Antigua Realty, has been authorized to operate his Phantom...

As 2015 rolls forward, there are several indicators that the housing market may have a break-out year. Let's review the top three. The job market is stronger
With the recession behind us, more and more companies are adding new employees to the payroll. The unemployment rate has dropped 5.8 percent and 321,000 jobs were opened up in November. All of this work...

Famous actor, producer, scientologist and lord of eccentricity Tom Cruise recently listed his 298-acre Colorado compound for $59 million dollars. Located in Telluride, Colorado, the 10,000 square foot home—which Cruise helped to design in 1994—has four bedrooms, a gym, a recreation room and a library which may or may not be full of scientology paraphernalia. Outside...

The swankiest of swanky pads hit the market recently, setting a new record high for the most expensive U.S. listing, according to the listing company. At an astounding $195 million, this palatial private gated compound—set in Beverly Hills, of course—features 25 acres with views of the iconic Los Angeles canyons and dazzling city lights. What's a fancy estate...

Do you dream of a light, airy living space? Do you want to feel like you're living inside of a cloud? Below are 5 tips for a lighter living space, now. Paint it white. Well this is an obvious one. From walls to wood paneling and hardwood floors, two coats of white paint will turn your living space into a year-round winter wonderland. Done and done! Minimize. Do...