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Every facet of the business world has been radically changed by the way data is collected, analyzed and transmitted. So much so, that past models of how major industries were run have now become largely obsolete. Data analysis is considered the “gold standard” by which companies look at the future. To some people, this approach seems cold or overly “corporate.”...

“I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too; I’d say in a given week, I probably only do about 15 minutes of real, actual, work.” Let’s be honest. Many of us can relate to Peter Gibbons description of his job in the 1999 classic “Office Space.” From vexing printers to coveted staplers,...

The homeownership experiences of our Facebook friends can impact our home-buying and -selling decisions. So according to jointly-conducted research from Facebook, Harvard University and New York University, which indicates our Facebook friends influence our perceptions of homeownership. Facebook users with friends who own homes in areas where prices have appreciated...

By Whitney Bennett It’s no secret that the Internet is a hotbed of real estate. Between Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and the countless other real estate websites, it’s also extremely competitive. Before you write off utilizing a website for increasing your sales, consider this: 80 percent of potential buyers research on the internet before purchasing. With the right...

We’ve having a busy summer here at RISMedia as we (among other things) finalize plans for this September’s Real Estate CEO Exchange. This event is a fan favorite as it brings together a select group of the country’s Power Brokers and industry leaders for frank discussion about the critical issues affecting our industry and their impact on broker profitability....

As rents rise across the country, many are wondering if they're getting the biggest bang for their buck, not only when it comes to how pricey their space is, but how much space they're getting for the price. RentCafe recently utilized Yardi Matrix search tools to explore how much apartment you can snag for $1,500 in the 30 most populous U.S. cities. The results might...

Queensland, Australia real estate agent Zac McHardy used Facebook Live to show buyers through this Geebung property. Drumming up interest in an open house may be about as fun as watching paint dry, but getting people through the front door is a (huge) step in the right direction when it comes to getting your latest listing sold. And with the tools and technology available...

With cash to spare, millionaires can afford to move anywhere, at any time. Most, however, aren’t racking up frequent mover miles—in fact, they move less than the general population, reveals a recent study by the American Sociological Association. The study uncovered a millionaire internal (within the U.S.) migration rate of 2.4 percent per year, below the 2.9...

By Sandy Garner, Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate Many marketers have tried to pigeonhole the millennial generation into a series of descriptors, making generalizations about 80 million people that may or may not be true. One thing most agree on is that this generation is passionate. Passionate about causes, lifestyle choices and living the way they want. This...

By Chris Stoddart Online listings are the first step of almost every real estate sale these days so it is crucial that yours be in great shape. Attracting buyers with property listings can be a challenge for many real estate agents, but if you keep the right things in mind it is easy to use them effectively. Don’t Be Afraid To Stand Out One of the biggest mistakes...