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“Don’t study the great realty companies. Study the great companies.” From the brands that color the industry to firms outside of real estate, each year, acclaimed business leaders offer their perspectives at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange. Whether it’s Paul Charron, chairman of the board of The Campbell’s Soup Company—whose above advice was given...

By Judith Pascal The world's population is growing rapidly, and the governing bodies of larger cities are finding it increasingly difficult to manage public operations. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), exchanging data in a common network has become much more manageable. Technology is playing a major role in developing smart cities, which will not only make...

The final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, being hosted in Russia, is right around the corner. Soccer fans from around the globe—or football, depending on where you're from—are on the edge of their seats, waiting to see who will rank at the top. Although we're nearing the ultimate event, Americans have 2026 to look forward to, when the world's largest soccer...

From the benefits and challenges of innovation and tech, to the economic landscape and policy in Washington, the industry is in uncharted waters. Is your brokerage built for lasting success? Addressing more than 225 brokers and executives during RISMedia’s 2018 Real Estate CEO Exchange, “Ready, Set, Now: The New Real Estate Reality,” held at the Harvard Club...

Midland takes the cake again! The Western Texas city with a population just shy of 135,000 was revealed as the nation's hottest housing market for the third month in a row, according to new data from realtor.com®'s Market Hotness Index. Surprisingly, only five California markets appeared on the monthly list, in contrast to three months ago, when more than half...

Nominations are open for RISMedia’s 2019 Class of Newsmakers! Set to be released in the December 2018 issue of Real Estate magazine, the forthcoming list of Newsmakers will include hundreds of influential real estate professionals, as well as individuals outside the industry who have had a major impact on real estate. The Real Estate Newsmakers showcase is designed...

The rise of social media in the 21st century has completely changed our lives. It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet; such a necessary evil. And of course, social media comes with a plethora of mistakes to go with it. Please, avoid these slip-ups! Trash talk other agents or brokerages.
If agents think the best marketing play is pointing their fingers...

Fashion trends come and go, and, unfortunately, the same can be said of interior design. How you decorate your kitchen today can look outdated 10 years down the road. So, when looking for projects that'll provide a lasting return on investment, look to tech. Innit, the first connected food platform, put a list together of the five best ways to future-proof your...

By Brentnie Daggett Without the cold of winter or the wet of spring and fall, the summer months might seem like the time when property maintenance tasks are at a minimum; however, in some cases, summertime brings with it more chores for property managers and tenants themselves. In larger complexes, landlords will need to ensure that all outdoor community features...

By Rob Stephens Being in the vacation rental business since 2000, I've interacted with thousands of property owners and managers. Many of our larger customers started by managing their own rental property. After finding success there, these owners often begin their expansion by helping a family member manage their property, or by purchasing a second or third property....