Well, there certainly has been a lot of Flintstones real estate this year! The iconic Hillsborough, Calif. landmark at 45 Berryessa Way, affectionately known as the “Flintstone House,” (more photos below) is listed for the first time in 19 years for $4.2 million. Designed in 1976 by Bay Area architect William Nicholson, the single family home received its nickname...

When it comes to growing in today’s recovering yet challenged real estate market, brokers are pulling out all the stops in order to set their firms up for continued growth as we head toward the future. While recruiting, retention, organic expansion, roll-ins and mergers and acquisitions still top the list of successful avenues of growth, brokers are continuing...

For today’s real estate pros, business comes from a wide variety of places, off- and online. For those not maximizing leads from the Web, a lot of prospective clients – and money – could be left smack dab in the middle of the table. For Galand Haas, operating principal of Keller Williams Realty Eugene and Springfield, in Oregon, and Lane Hornung, CEO and founder...

There is an insurance that can help keep appliances working like new. With this kind of insurance, if an appliance breaks down, there is a certain amount of coverage given. Even with the insurance, however, keeping appliances up to date will make any neighbor jealous. Waiting until the insurance can cover those upgrades helps with a small budget and allows even the...

Though REALTOR® Safety Month is coming to a close, safety is an issue that should remain top of mind year-round, and be everyone's number one priority, regardless of bottom lines and the allure of new prospects. Real estate agents should never forget the importance of staying safe and real estate brokerages should never stop reminding their staff that there is nothing...

The dialogue concerning REALTOR® safety—ongoing and unabated in the year since the death of Arkansas agent Beverly Carter —has brought to light the many risks real estate practitioners face in the field. But the conversation, says Charles Oppler, 2015 Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS®, appears long overdue. “We took everything we did...

Experiencing the one-of-a-kind, luxury lifestyle only found in Manhattan, attendees of this year’s Ultimate Power Broker Open House Experience – the closing to RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange – got a taste of the reality TV spotlight while touring a multimillion-dollar Flatiron listing. Attended by nearly 150 of the nation’s top brokers, the Open House,...

RISMedia’s 2015 CEO Exchange kicked off on Wednesday, September 16 at The Yale Club in New York, N.Y., with a behind-the-scenes look into how Power Brokers are embracing change in order to meet the needs of an ever-evolving industry and consumer. Moderated by John Featherston, president & CEO of RISMedia, “Here Today, Ready for Tomorrow: Blueprints for Sustainable...

Real estate professionals take a broad array of precautions to stay safe, from taking martial arts classes to setting up complex safety policies within their company. However, what they may accidentally overlook, according to Garry Marsoubian, is online safety. Marsoubian is the director of Data Center Services at MRIS, where he oversees the security initiatives...

Contributed by Pem Guerry With compliance requirements differing from industry to industry, it can be difficult (and tiring) to keep up with an influx of regulations, especially regarding digital documents. But don’t be discouraged—documents using e-signatures are every bit as legal as those using traditional wet ink signatures. As with any paper document, however,...