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The dialogue concerning REALTOR® safety—ongoing and unabated in the year since the death of Arkansas agent Beverly Carter —has brought to light the many risks real estate practitioners face in the field. But the conversation, says Charles Oppler, 2015 Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS®, appears long overdue. “We took everything we did...

RISMedia’s 2015 CEO Exchange kicked off on Wednesday, September 16 at The Yale Club in New York, N.Y., with a behind-the-scenes look into how Power Brokers are embracing change in order to meet the needs of an ever-evolving industry and consumer. Moderated by John Featherston, president & CEO of RISMedia, “Here Today, Ready for Tomorrow: Blueprints for Sustainable...

Real estate professionals take a broad array of precautions to stay safe, from taking martial arts classes to setting up complex safety policies within their company. However, what they may accidentally overlook, according to Garry Marsoubian, is online safety. Marsoubian is the director of Data Center Services at MRIS, where he oversees the security initiatives...

Contributed by Pem Guerry With compliance requirements differing from industry to industry, it can be difficult (and tiring) to keep up with an influx of regulations, especially regarding digital documents. But don’t be discouraged—documents using e-signatures are every bit as legal as those using traditional wet ink signatures. As with any paper document, however,...

A survey conducted exclusively among millennials as part of the Responsive Home project – a venture between BUILDER magazine and Pardee Homes to design, build and sell the ideal home for 21st century buyers – identifies the driving factors behind new age home buying habits and de-bunks millennial home buying myths. The results found that a modified, but familiar...

As we close out a summer marked by rising home prices and limited supply, we’re conditioned to expect the inevitable end-of-season slowdown. But the change of season doesn’t mean activity drops off completely – in fact, fall’s arrival presents opportunities for homebuyers, in part due to a “back-to-school mentality,” according to a survey by ERA Real Estate. If...

Selling your home can seem a daunting task. When you close that deal, you want to make sure that your home goes to the best buyer for the best price. It may seem cheaper to sell your home yourself, and many do; however, there are a lot of details to work through. “Selling your home through a REALTOR® can help you make sure you get the best value overall,” says...

Apartmentlist.com recently delivered an ambitious study on millennials and their intentions about buying homes. The site's inaugural Apartment List Renter Confidence Survey drew on data from nearly 6,000 millennial renters (age 18 to 34) at a time when homeownership for Americans under 35 years old is at its lowest point in the history of Census recorded data dating...

Contributed by Tori Toth The word “excellent” means to possess outstanding quality and isn’t that what we want to promote to buyers - that your home is the best there is on the market? Too often though, I find a seller’s perception of excellence becomes unknowingly compromised by certain circumstances and rationalizations that have seeped into the way they...

Cleve Gaddis, Gaddis Partners, RE/MAX Center According to Cleve Gaddis, most real estate agents are doing it all wrong. To count yourself among the top producers of the industry, you must upend the traditional view of the annual calendar and approach your business with the same level of gusto each month of the year. In RISMedia’s latest webinar, “Goodbye Peaks...