As the current pandemic continues to rage across much of the country, and the world, many in the workforce who are being forced to work from home are looking to this temporary arrangement as more of a permanent shift in how they do business. Naturally, home offices have become necessary and many are looking to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their properties as...

By Anita Ginsburg When planning to buy a home, you'll probably work with a real estate agent to prepare your property to sell and to do online views and walk-throughs of new homes. A knowledgeable REALTOR® can answer questions and help you find listings of interest that fit your needs and budget. Your agent can also point out strengths and weaknesses of various...

By Reese Stewart Florida is the boating and fishing capital of the U.S. It's also home to white sandy beaches, palm trees swaying in the wind and golf courses by the dozen. In 2019, the state's economist estimated that more than 900 new residents each day took advantage of the beautiful weather and affordable lifestyle. That was before COVID-19 drastically changed...

By Daniel Ramsey Nowadays, REALTORS® are making it clear to their clients that they're practicing effective social distancing. REALTORS® are also rapidly adopting new strategies in order to maintain effective business in today's market. To earn the trust of those who are looking to buy and sell, virtual solutions for real estate are more important today than ever...

In these polarizing times, there's one thing that we can all agree on: Americans love their coffee! Coast to coast, there are more than 100,000 coffee-related businesses and establishments. Some cities, such as Portland and Seattle, have become synonymous with great coffee, but are they actually the best cities in the country to have a cup of joe? Apartment Guide...

For Elizabeth Callaway, a new homes specialist for Advantage Pro Realty, being a REALTOR® in her small hometown of El Dorado, Ark., over the past five years has been a blessing and a wonderful challenge. Callaway has known most of the folks she sees and helps every day since her childhood. Then there are transplants from larger cities who depend on Callaway to help...

For two real estate coaching veterans, the key to forming a productive team environment lies in understanding their numbers, as well as the successful cultivation and incubation of leads. During RISMedia's recent webinar—"Creating the Ultimate Team Environment Inside Any Brokerage"—panelists Verl Workman, CEO and founder of Workman Success Systems, and Cleve...

Would you be willing to spend $415,000 to rent a home in the Hamptons for one month? Probably not, but if you're mega-star Rihanna, that figure likely sounds like chump change. The singer and businesswoman is renting a summer cottage in Southampton, N.Y., to the tune of nearly half a million dollars, and she'll only be utilizing the home from mid-July to mid-August. Rihanna's...

By Meghan Belnap Real estate can be an incredibly rewarding industry to be in, but it doesn't come without its challenges. However, when you're consistent and strategic in your efforts, the rewards can be amazing. When you're first getting started, you'll have to develop systems that work for you. Related: How to Leverage Your Leads for Referrals in Real Estate

By Anita Ginsburg A site investigation is part of the planning stage of any urban development project. It involves a geotechnical engineer looking at the soil composition of the area and the strength of the soil and rock there, as well as some other characteristics that could affect construction or building safety. Related: 4 Things Homebuyers Should Know About...