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By Eric Brandt What's worse than being hit by severe weather? Being ill-prepared for it. And, truth be told, most of us are frighteningly underprepared. According to a recent Esurance report, only 25 percent of Americans proactively prepare for damaging weather events. Given the record-breaking natural disasters in 2017, bracing for storms may be more critical this...

Between September 5-6, some of the most successful real estate leaders from across the nation gathered at the Harvard Club of New York City for RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange. The purpose of the day-and-a-half-long event? To share ideas and strategies to better meet the needs of today’s informed consumer. During the evening on the first day of the event,...

Posted on Sep 11 2018 - 2:43pm by Housecall
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By Jeff Fung You're exhausted. It seems like house-hunting will never end and each home you view isn't how you envisioned it. There aren't enough bedrooms, or the home just isn't your style. It's tough to dole out the big bucks for a place that you just aren't 100-percent in love with. Related: New Construction: How Building a Home Can Save You Money However, there's...

Continue feeding hummingbirds in September as they start their migration back to warmer climates. They do not migrate in flocks nor fly very high—mainly so they can see food sources along the way. Ruby-throated hummingbirds fly to Florida, Louisiana or Texas by mid-September before flying across the Gulf to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and south. However, a significant...

Posted on Sep 5 2018 - 8:55am by Housecall
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By Michelle West As with any serious issues that arise on your property, major problems with your air conditioning unit should always be referred to a professional. HVAC professionals are, after all, the only ones who are qualified to troubleshoot and fix whatever is wrong with your AC unit. Related: 5 Ways to Save On Your Summer Air Conditioning Cost However, there...

By Eliot Ward Perhaps you recently accepted a job offer in a new city, or you just needed a change of scenery and decided now was the time to make that change. Uprooting your life isn't an easy feat—yet, it's exciting and new. You'll get to explore a whole new place and all that that new place has to offer! There'll be new activities, new restaurants, new neighbors,...

Labor Day is right around the corner, and this weekend is the perfect time to ramp up your referral outreach. Since the majority of U.S. residents will be off from work on Monday, this is the perfect opportunity to reach out. Related: Building Stronger Client Relationships How can you get those referrals to start rolling in? Here are a few ideas: Host a barbecue....

RISMedia’s 2018 Real Estate CEO Exchange is days away, and there is plenty to be excited about. Held at the Harvard Club of New York City September 5-6, the event will gather more than 225 industry leaders from across the nation for exclusive learning and networking opportunities, with an agenda that includes insights from: Paul Boomsma, President and Chief...

Amenities are one of the first things renters inquire about when looking to move to a new apartment. Naturally, as the owner of a property, you'd want to provide the amenities that most folks are looking for. According to a new Apartment List study, however, most of the largest U.S. metros have either too many amenities, not enough amenities or the wrong amenities. In...

By Jose Villarreal As is the case with most household appliances, modern technological advancements can result in massive improvements. This means you'll need to stay up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs in order to ensure maximum performance and return on investment in the future. Related: Cost vs. Value: The Home Improvement Projects With the Highest ROI in 2018 Here...