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By the experts at Home Advisor With every new iPhone release, we discover new ways we can’t live without our devices. The iPhone 8 is water proof, rust proof, and has the most durable glass yet. It has enhanced stereo speakers, wireless charging, a stellar camera, and more. However, it comes at a hefty price: $699-$949. You may see that price tag and think, there...

From L to R: Zillow Group Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson; Latter & Blum, Inc. President Rick Haase; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona/California/Nevada Properties Broker/Owner & CEO Mark Stark; HomeSmart COO Ashley Bowers; Compass Chief Revenue Officer Rob Lehman "There are a lot of different models in this room. At the end of the...

By Liz Dominguez If you're constantly running out of the office for showings or listing appointments, you need to have a reliable mobile device you can depend on. From managing your calendar to setting up clients on your database, your real estate world revolves around technology systems. Apple recently announced its latest smartphone model, iPhone 8. It offers plenty...

By Hannah Whittenly The dream of purchasing a beach house is potentially one that you've had since you were a teenager or young adult. However, setting aside the money for this venture is an entirely different project. Instead of continuing to watch your dream shrink, consider some strategies for making a beach house a reality. Look for Less Desirable Locations In...

By Liz Dominguez While saying goodbye to summer means less trips and less planning, it also means an opportunity to get more visitors through your door for an open house. The biggest mistakes you can make is having an open house that is not memorable, or having one that is remembered for the wrong reasons. These events are your chance to make a strong positive impression...

By Liz Dominguez Every brokerage wants to be on top, which begs the question: How do you create a competitive advantage in the real estate industry? RISMedia's recent webinar, "Creating Your Firm's Competitive Advantage," sponsored by DocuSign and moderated by Verl Workman, CEO and founder of Workman Success Systems, included panelists Casey Reagan, chief technology...

By Dixie Somers Homeowner associations were created to provide a governing body for residential developments to make decisions regarding upkeep, appearance and finances. These agencies are usually composed of residents of the community. Periodic meetings are held to ensure that members of the communities are informed of issues related to them. You can make sure you...

As the challenges facing the real estate industry continue to increase in volume as we move toward the future, being backed by a strong National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is paramount to setting both the industry—and its practitioners—on a clear path to success. "Our biggest challenge is that we're perceived as being in an ivory tower," said NAR CEO Bob...

Mitigating risk isn't the sexiest part of owning a real estate company, but it may indeed be the most critical. One well-supported lawsuit and there goes everything you worked so hard to build. Even less-than-viable litigation will waste time and resources that could be so much better spent elsewhere. National Association of REALTORS® General Counsel Katie Johnson That's...

By Liz Dominguez There should never be a shortage of safety precautions, especially in the real estate industry. September is REALTOR® Safety Month—here are some tips to keep both you and your clients safe. Protect yourself. It's important to remember that while clients must be treated as such, they are also essentially strangers the first time you meet them. Keep...