Think wine cellars are only for the rich and famous? Well, think again! Whether you’re mad for Merlot or just plain crazy for Chardonnay, you can never have too many bottles on hand. Here, we’ll discuss exactly what you need to know before adding your very own wine cellar to the floor plan. First up: location. In much the same way that location plays an integral...

Real estate is a 24/7 job that requires agents to be on-the-go and on their toes. Thanks to time-crunched showing schedules, marketing to-dos, listing presentations, and more, some might say that agents are rock stars. But in some cases…they’re actually metal stars. Meet Mercedes Lander, a real estate sales representative with RE/MAX Centre City Realty in London,...

Open houses are hit or miss for most agents. Some even forgo them altogether. Why? Hosting the traditional open house may be a lost art, but never a lost cause. With some imagination (and a little bit of luck), open houses can actually be quite successful. But how do you entice people to stroll through that door? I’ve rounded up some clever ideas that’ll have...

Safe pet remodeling may not be something you think about before the start of a new remodeling project, but if your dog gets out or your cat runs away–it can add a whole lot of stress to the job. “You’d be surprised at how a curious animal can squeeze through the tiniest gap in the floor or the wall,” explains Tanya Roberts, Behavior Manager at The Oregon Humane...

Can you imagine this listing? TURTLE LAKE, WISCONSIN: Charming summer home with three bedrooms, one bathroom, fishing/boating dock, screened porch, and pink and yellow striped aluminum siding. Convenient, close-to-town location. Must-see. Pink and yellow striped siding? Had this homeowner never heard of curb appeal? Staging? Resale value? He most certainly had, but...

What has been rumored for weeks has now been picked up by most of the mainstream financial media this afternoon. It is now widely reported that Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) is in discussions to acquire rival Trulia Inc (NYSE: TRLA). As of 3 p.m. EST Thursday, the combined market cap of the two firms is more than $7.85 billion after both stocks rose sharply  - Trulia rising...

Today’s post is the second in a three-part series on green living, designed to appeal to everyone on the spectrum of our planet’s well-wishers: preservationists, conservationists, and activists. This blog will focus on being a conservationist, those who have green wish lists that fall somewhere in the middle – they want to save on bills where they can, and can...

If you are a real estate agent (and also, alive) hopefully you’re using some sort of technology that can help you stay organized and in touch while on the go. Smartphones are always safe bets – they’re easy to use and combine email, phone and web all in one small, simple device. However, if you’ve mastered your phone and are hungry for more, it may be time...

As a broker, you more than likely hear your colleagues and peers raving about specific industry events and conferences on a pretty consistent basis. But with so many events to choose from throughout the course of the year, how do you know which will truly be worth your while? Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top five reasons why you should attend RISMedia’s...

Everyone wants to work in a fun environment. In addition to tighter-knit teams with a smaller turnover rate, upbeat offices also tend to be more productive, with happier employees and more positive interactions overall. Below are five ways you can stimulate a winning office culture. Add some work perks. While you may not be able to bring the whole company to Aruba...