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Game On: Inventory Issues Can’t Stop Power Brokers—See Who Made the Top 500 in RISMedia’s 30th Annual Report
For the Power Brokers ranked in RISMedia’s 30th Anniversary edition of the Power Broker Survey, 2017 was a boom year. Combined, Power Brokers garnered a massive $1,314,358,548,496 in sales volume—a more than $100 billion increase from 2016—and...

By Kara Masterson It was great to have your own place, but it's finally time to move out and look for something beyond your starter home. You've probably saved a little cash and are ready to finally be in a place you're proud to call home. The following four tips can help you move out stress-free: Reduce Debt Before Your Move Buying something beyond a starter home...

How are you leveraging your database? In the latest RISMedia webinar, "Your Database: Maximizing Its Potential for Profit," moderated by Cleve Gaddis, coach with Workman Success Systems, and sponsored by Elm Street Technology, the focus was capitalizing on your database to generate maximum ROI. Related: From Contact List to Follow-Up Machine: Database Tips Featured...

By Bill Gassett Social media marketing offers real estate agents a powerful tool for their business. Most REALTORS® have at least considered creating a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn account, and many more already have accounts where they try to draw in potential clients. But there's a learning curve to using social media, especially when it comes to bolstering a...

Single women continue to outpace single men as homebuyers in the U.S. housing market. Last year, single men only made up 8 percent of homebuyers, while single women made up a whopping 18 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Related: Where Are Women Buying Homes? The profile also reveals that...

As owner and principal broker of VR Gateway Business Brokers of St. Louis, Jeff Kalil currently serves as a licensed real estate professional, a member of the St. Louis Chapter of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and a Military Relocation Professional specialist. However, Kalil tells us that his main focus is helping business owners sell their companies...

By Scott Bay Owning a rental property can be a lucrative business. There's a lot of potential for landlords to generate passive income by renting out homes. Real estate isn’t all passive, though. Property owners should be checking in on their rental properties on a regular basis to ensure tenants are taking care of the home and that everything is in good...

Ever wonder where homeowners with the highest income levels are congregating? The experts at PropertyShark.com recently set out to find out just that. The site searched for the top 100 zip codes with high-income homeowners, and then compared these findings to the top 100 zip codes with the most expensive homes. Their findings may surprise you. It seems that being...

By Alethea M. Selling your home can often be stressful as you live life in limbo. Once the house is listed, you want to receive a good offer as quickly as possible. Here are tips for staging and upgrading your home for a faster sale in 2018: Start With the Basics Buyers are going to be turned off if they see a leaking roof or furnace on its last leg. It's not going...

By Zach Parker If you have a real estate website, you know how difficult it can be to compete in today’s digital real estate space. The Zillows and Trulias of the world have grown at a feverish pace, and it can feel overwhelming to come up with a strategy to stay relevant and visible. Don’t think for one second that all hope is lost. Here are strategies you can...