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By Brentnie Daggett It's hard to believe, but autumn is finally here, which means it's time once again to think about seasonal maintenance for your home or rental property. With temperatures cooling down, now is the perfect time to visit those tasks that were on the back burner during the busy summer months. Fall is the ideal season to check for inexpensive maintenance...

Today is National Voter Registration Day and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) President Elizabeth Mendenhall wants to remind America's 1.3 million REALTORS® to ensure they are registered to vote this November. "An astounding 74 percent of REALTORS® cast a vote in the 2016 national election. While that number certainly outpaces that of the general population,...

Posted on Sep 24 2018 - 12:44pm by Zoe Eisenberg
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Many of us move for work, family or school—but how about moving for fun? According to WalletHub, the average American spends nearly $3,000 on entertainment each year. With that in mind, WalletHub recently released a report on 2018's Most Fun Cities in America. While the No. 1 city may not surprise you (helloooo, Vegas!), some of the other list-toppers may. For...

Image: CT Lottery What would you do if you won tens of thousands of dollars in the lottery? That's exactly what 31 real estate agents were able to ask themselves last month, as the winners of CT Lottery's Mega Millions. The group of REALTORS® are all a part of a "Lottery Club" at Al Filippone Associates of William Raveis Real Estate in Fairfield, Conn. They got...

Editor's Note: The Disruptor Roundup analyzes companies implementing unconventional models. Customer relationship management systems—or CRMs—gained popularity in the late 1990s, largely due to the work of companies like IBM. Since then, agents have come to rely on the software to maintain relationships with clients; however, new products such as Curaytor, which...

By Donna Moores YouTube is the perfect platform for real estate video marketing—a powerful tool in this business. Many trends are emerging in real estate right now. From short-term rentals, private and alternative investments, fractional investing, micro units and millennial buyers, among others, these are the new markers of the evolution in real estate. A realtor.com®...

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...