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It's officially autumn! In preparation for the fall selling season, we reached out to three of the top real estate professionals in New York City to get their take on the best ways to get your home ready to be viewed by potential buyers. Related: Fall Maintenance Tasks for Your Property "In a competitive market, it's essential that a seller focus on the little details...

Like everyone else, you're probably living your life in search of happiness. Makes sense—that's all anybody wants, right? Related: These Are the Cities Millennials Are Moving to Right Now But did you know that simply moving can point you in the right direction? While we make no promises that you'll find complete bliss in one of these spots, WalletHub says these...

By Jeffrey Fagan The desire to be settled into a new home in time for the start of a new school year is one of the primary driving forces behind the annual real estate buying and selling cycle. In Orlando, for example, where school began in mid-August, our transaction numbers traditionally peak in July. Related: Q&A: Educating Buyers on the Real Estate Impact...

By Richard Kearsey The real estate industry is one of the most competitive in the services sector. Trying to carve out a name and brand for yourself in such an industry can, at times, feel like a herculean task. Related: When Branding Gets Targeted, Results Start to Multiply What will aid and guide you in this venture? Experience—the experience of those who have...

By Brooke Chaplan Have you ever turned on one of the household appliances that hasn't been used in a while and watched dust fly out of it? That's a clear sign it's time to bring out the dusters and blow some clean air through your home to eliminate dust buildup and tiny debris particles like pet dander. Related: How to Clean Your Home Quickly and Efficiently Before...

By Meghan Belnap If you've noticed unusual signs of damage around your property, pests may be to blame. Rodents, insects and other types of pests can wreak havoc on properties and cause unforeseen damage that ends up resulting in costly repairs. Related: Why Should You Hire an Inspector When Buying a Home? Here are four signs that are indicative of pests causing...

By Anica Oaks A home purchase is often the biggest investment a person will make in their life. When the time comes to sell your house, you want to get the best price possible. If you explore one of the many real estate sites online, you'll notice that many homeowners make a point of updating their homes before selling. Related: How Home Automation Is Taking Over...

School is back in session! For many teachers who don't teach summer school, that means a long-awaited payday is just around the corner. But is it enough? New Zillow data shows that teachers may be struggling to pay their rent or mortgage. In fact, the average rent is unaffordable for entry-level teachers in 49 of the U.S.' 50 largest metros, with median market rents...

Commentary by Suzanne De Vita It's a common problem: Brokerages heavily invest in technology, often to have it seldom utilized, or inadvertently result in "tool fatigue." (It's real!) Agents are frustrated. Brokers, stumped. If the goal is to keep up with technology, why the abysmal adoption rates? According to findings from the National Association of REALTORS®,...

By Meghan Belnap Homeowners investing in a custom-built home have the unique opportunity to pick and choose how their homes are built and what materials they'll be made of. When building a new home, homeowners must invest in durable customized roofs that are made of high-quality construction materials and utilize the most advanced building techniques. Related: 4...