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We get it—you're busy—and we're right there with you! Maintaining a social media presence is hard enough for companies and teams, let alone a single individual. If you are a real estate agent who finds it hard to keep up with the changing paces of the internet and social media, you're not alone. Even the savviest of the bunch might find it difficult to write...

Are you looking to create a sleek, fancy bathing space just begging for a selfie photo-thon? Below are 5 items to bling out your bathroom. Saucy soaker Finally, a tub fit for a queen – or a retired 90s pop star. This Swarovski-encrusted tub, also known as the “Crystal Bateau”, is priced at £150,000, for it takes over 200 man hours to place the crystals on...

Contributed by LawnStarter.com In 2016, a visit to a haunted house is on the Halloween agenda for about one-fifth of Americans, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. Kids and adults alike will be shelling out millions of dollars to snake their way through haunted attractions with names like House of Torment and 13th Gate. “From locations in creepy...

Zillow has unveiled its annual ranking of the Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating, and—unlike swarms of trick-or-treaters dashing door to door—the top 5 haunts on this year’s list have hardly moved since last year. The most spooktacular shift? Philadelphia, last year’s No. 13, scaring San Francisco down from No. 1 to No. 3. Who said 13 was unlucky? The ranking,...

By Susan Finch Digitized manufacturing is emerging as a leader in home design trends. It's becoming easier to customize homes with a variety of textures and colors thanks to sustainable materials like glass and new manufacturing technologies. In fact, 3-D manufacturing, or the third industrial revolution, is changing how homes are being built. As the path to sustainable...

Labor Day’s almost here! With the holiday approaching, tell us: Which dream feature would you want in your backyard this weekend? A: Outdoor Fireplace
B: Lazy River
C: Treehouse
D: Outdoor Movie Theater To submit your pick: Follow RISMedia on Facebook.
Comment on our contest post with your answer to the question above. OR Follow RISMedia...

If you are a real estate agent who has a blog and are not using Pinterest as part of your social media marketing strategy then you are missing the boat! If you ask most real estate bloggers who have adapted Pinterest as one of their social networks, more than likely you'll hear rave reviews of just how good the traffic can be. One of the unique things about Pinterest...

I've seen lots of elaborate listing videos in my days, but never has one stumped me quite as much as the latest video put out by “real estate brokerage” Huge Property Corp (mind the quotes, here). In this elaborate music video, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen poses as buyer while producer/composer Danny L Harle acts as a real estate agent. Together they cruise a sterile-looking...

Staging is a sizable expense for home sellers, who spend hundreds—even thousands— appointing their homes to web- and show-ready state. The National Association of REALTORS® reports the median spend on staging is $675, and according to StagedHomes.com, professional staging services average $3,000 to $5,000. Add remodeling expenditures to the tally, and the cost...

Creating and implementing a consistent social media strategy is vital for REALTORS® looking to cultivate online leads while maintaining current relationships. Social media has re-shaped the way business is conducted, both nationally and globally, across all industries. For real estate agents wanting to reach every type of buyer possible, social media is a resource...