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As children, we were probably all obsessed with a certain cartoon, book or even a video game. We yearned to have our world be taken over by our favorite fictional universe, if only just our bedroom. This type of dream haunts you throughout your life if it goes unfulfilled—kind of like never getting to throw that princess tea party themed birthday you always wanted. You...

Every house has a story—too often, regrettably, lost in its listing description. Not so for Rhode Island real estate agent Phyllis Nathanson, who was inspired by her listing’s story to develop a description that’s drawing not only interest from buyers, but also the attention of the internet. It’s an honest, witty take on the typical description—a compelling...

Times are changin’ at Facebook, and once again, the social network has amended its algorithm, this time to position posts from family and friends at the top of your news feed—a change that could reduce your exposure to the pages you follow. There are three simple steps you can take to ensure you stay up-to-date on the latest from your favorite pages. To stay connected...

Tips for moving with pets is a topic often pursued for those seeking real estate information. But let's be serious: not all pets are created equal. Especially if you own a CAT. I've got two: Oz, an all black 5-year-old who's loyal to us, but moody around strangers, and Alvin, a 2-year-old white snuggle monster who has special needs. While I love these two misters...

By Dustin Brohm There is a huge amount of attention being paid to Snapchat in real estate right now, and rightfully so. While the buzz can be overwhelming, there are tons of important reasons why REALTORS® should jump on Snapchat. I’m going to discuss one of those reasons here: the one that is literally making me money right now. After being active on Snapchat...

Using the right CRM, lead and transaction management programs is critical to managing your business and staying on track and organized. Industry professionals have many software platforms to choose from or may use their own approach to keeping track of contacts and contracts. RISMedia would like to take a pulse on this topic and report back to you on: What CRM, Lead...

If donning a panda suit to help sell your latest listing has never crossed your mind, you’re probably not alone (but you may want to rethink your strategy. Maybe?). For Jessica Arnett—co-owner of Villa Real Estate in The Woodlands, Texas—the decision to dress up as a panda and be photographed for a series of listing photos has created widespread panda-monium...

In celebration of the upcoming release of "Independence Day: Resurgence," Homes.com put together a guide on how to protect your home from a potential alien invasion which includes handy tips such as where to purchase UFO insurance, as well as booby trap ideas to keep the extra-terrestrials at bay. To go alongside it, they have also created a seriously addictive, retro...

Want to blow your pops' mind this daddy's day? Give him nothing. Nothing, Ariz., that is. Century 21 Real Estate recently launched a clever Father's Day campaign allowing children of all ages to sign their dad up to receive a free, printable certificate of a 24-hour license on Father’s Day for a parcel of land in Nothing, Ariz. Kiddos can then download, print or...

By Matt Banner As time goes on, the realm of social media is constantly changing. Real estate agents use visually heavy platforms like Instagram consistently, so it’s always beneficial to stay on top of any changes coming down the pipeline. Today we’ll look at five crucial tips that will help you elevate your presence on social media. We’ll follow that with...