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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...

When real estate professionals are in the field, safety should be one of their utmost concerns. With REALTOR® Safety Month just around the corner, and the looming anniversary of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter's death, agents should take a few moments to reconsider how they can remain safe while meeting with clients and traveling to various neighborhoods...

By Tyler Zey Long gone are the days when you could be a real estate agent and not worry about the Internet.  There are very few transactions these days where the buyer and seller don't start their research process online. That means if you aren't investing in a strong website presence as a REALTOR®, your buyers will find someone else online. Yet, the fact remains...

In the latest RISMedia survey, we asked our readers whether they’re still using the good ol’ fashioned open house as part of their marketing plan. After an overwhelming response, the tribe has spoken: 56 percent said they were pointless, while 44 percent remained in favor. But this was just the tip of the surprising responses collected and presented in the infographic...

The real estate implications of the legalization of marijuana are many, and members of the industry who service markets where the drug has been decriminalized have already begun familiarizing themselves with state legislation related to housing transactions. But as marijuana goes mainstream, a related development may have equal effect on the industry: cannabis construction. As...

Contributed by Zillow Any American child is likely at least generally familiar with the standard, decades-old map of the lower 48 states posted in classrooms and libraries nationwide. The twin protuberances of Maine and Florida in the Northeast and Southeast, Texas’ anchor position in the central South and California’s dominance of two-thirds of the Pacific coastline...

If you find yourself handling the buying or selling of a hoarder’s home, you might feel like you’ve landed in an episode of the reality TV show “Hoarders: Family Secrets.” Chances are, you’ll encounter many of the same issues that pop up on the program. To cope with those issues, here are 10 tips from the experts: 1. Recognize that hoarding is a disorder. Hoarding...