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In RISMedia's latest webinar, moderator Verl Workman, CEO and founder of Workman Success Systems, sat down with a fleet of top industry professionals to chat about working with first-time homebuyers, from how to attract first-timers, to guiding them through the homebuying process and helping them overcome setbacks in a transaction. The webinar, held Wednesday, February...

Are you confused about building permits when buying or selling real estate? When you're a first-time buyer, you may wonder why so many homeowners try to sell a property without all of the necessary building permits. There are many reasons why a homeowner may pass on selling a home without the necessary paperwork required by state or town planning laws. It's all very...

RISMedia and Quicken Loans have teamed up again this year to get a fresh take on your views, familiarity and expectations of mortgage lenders. How involved do you expect to be in your client’s mortgage process? How much does their technology play a role? And most important, what can a lender do to be of greater value to you? Take our short survey and we will report...

By Carl Carter, Jr. As a real estate professional, you're likely working alone and entering empty homes with people you may have never met before on a regular basis. In such a role, safety should be a top priority. Related: Tips and Tricks for REALTOR® Safety Month Here are four safety tips every real estate professional should consider employing: Carry an alarm...

By Kara Masterson Many homes are bought and sold every year—and a good chunk of them are newly constructed. However, an even larger number of existing homes are sold every year. In 2017, about 5.51 million existing houses were sold. Related: History and Housing: 4 Benefits of Living in an Historic Neighborhood Not all of these homes are just a few years old,...

By Brentnie Daggett We’re in the throes of the cold winter months in much of the country, which means many of us are spending a great deal of time thinking about our heating systems. In the U.S., roughly 40 percent of homes are heated via electric heat, rather than gas or oil. Related: Winter Maintenance for Your Rental Property Some electric systems encompass...

Achieving homeownership status is still a goal for the majority of Americans, but for the younger generation struggling with student loan debt, the goal may feel lofty. For women—who still earn just 81 percent of what their male counterparts do, according to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau—this goal can feel even more unattainable. However, a recent SmartAsset...

Whatever industry or position you're currently working in, you're ready to move on. You're determined to make a career change and you've set your sights on real estate. What's next? Research the industry well and figure out what type of agent you want to be. Starting out, it may be easier to work with rentals and buyer clients, making your way up to listings. If...

By Dixie Somers When you're getting into the real estate game, it's important to keep your potential buyers in mind at all times. You want to make certain that they have everything they need. By paying attention to these details, you can expect your property to go fast: Accessible Amenities 
It's important to research potential properties to make sure that...

By Kara Masterson Your childhood home is a place where you've likely created many cherished memories; however, it isn't uncommon for a person to have mixed feelings about inheriting that property later in life. While the home may have sentimental value, it could still cost a lot of money to maintain. What can you do with the property after taking ownership of it? Rent...