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Whether for commendable growth or inventive thinking, many of RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers garnered headlines for more than one reason this year. Here, we highlight a selection of stories, with claims to fame that include increased marketshare, an IPO, and a pivotal rebrand. Brian Bair (Trailblazer)
CEO & Co-Founder, Offerpad In May 2018,...

By Brentnie Daggett Year after year, many homeowners find themselves surprised when their first heating bill arrives. The frugal-minded tend to turn to extra blankets and multiple layers in lieu of paying expensive heating bills, but at the end of the day, you should be comfortable in your own home. With a little knowledge and a few behavior tweaks, you can heat...

Whether advocating for a cause, challenging “what’s always been done” or inspiring the masses, RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers are linked by a shared thread: positivity. Our 2019 class contains the stories of more than 230 Newsmakers, or individuals in the industry making news in positive ways, from their backyard or on a bigger stage. RISMedia’s...

There's been a shift in housing activity. Those coastal, tech hubs that sparked buyer interest in recent years are fleeing, making way for a new trend. Inland regions are making a comeback, attracting a young workforce that's looking for affordability and plenty of opportunity. Which cities are bound for a boost in real estate activity? According to Trulia's recent...

Darker, cooler colors are still in! Earlier this year, PPG—a global supplier of paints and coatings—selected Night Watch, a dark green hue, as its 2019 Color of the Year. And they're sticking by that verdict as the new year rapidly approaches. Related: 2018 Color of the Year The color choice, which fetches images of a thick forest, is reflective of the increasing...

Most of us would say "Bah humbug!" to the prospect of purchasing this time of year—but for those who are willing, the gift is a Santa sack of savings. According to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions, buyers who closed on December 26 saved $2,500, or 1.3 percent below full market value—by many measures, enough to finance get-togethers and gift-giving over the...

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you're considering selling your home, now is the perfect time to reassess your strategy for getting your property sold. With the colder temperatures and many people heading on vacation, it may seem like an inopportune moment to list your house, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Although it's true that there are...

By Wendy Dessler Depending on where you are in life, you might benefit more from living in the city as opposed to living in the suburbs, and vice versa. If you're a young professional looking to be around the action, then you'll likely want to live in the heart of the city. If you happen to be a young professional looking the start a family, living in the suburbs...

As an agent practicing real estate in 2018, you know just how important technology is in meeting today's high standards for a superior client experience. And while it may seem like the onslaught of tools and services are overwhelmingly significant, none are as essential as something many agents take for granted: their mobile phone. Today's phones do nearly everything...

By Rachel Cooper As our aging population is growing, senior technology is evolving to make day-to-day life easier. Here are seven innovative products that help the families of seniors feel safe and can improve their loved ones' quality of life: Medical alert systems The most popular technology for seniors is a wearable call button that dispatches emergency help when...