Many years ago when I started my career in real estate, I was taught to work my "sphere of influence" to guarantee success. That advice nearly cost me my business, as it never produced the results that I needed. I decided to focus my lead generation efforts online and within a few months I was doing better than ever. If the traditional method of using your "sphere...

Bathroom remodeling is an extensive process involving many parts. If you miss a piece, there’s a good chance your project is going to head south, requiring you to spend more money than you’d intended on parts and repairs. It’s important to consult with a bathroom remodeling contractor before you begin your project to make sure you’re covering all the bases...

Even though it’s the middle of the winter season, before you know it, spring will be here. Historically in most real estate markets, the spring is when it really begins to heat up. The spring real estate market generally yields the highest prices for those selling their home. This is only possible though if the proper preparations are taken before spring is upon...

This blog was contributed by Myles Kleeman, eComfort.com. If you're like most people, a home represents the most important purchase you will make in your life. It is not only your largest investment, it's also shelter. It is the place where you build your life. The significance of a home cannot be overstated, but it can be overlooked. Prospective homebuyers love to...

As kick-off draws near, RISMedia wants to know: If you were to advertise during the Super Bowl, which celebrity would you select to represent your real estate business?

Submit your responses to our contest post on Facebook and you could win $100! Entries will be accepted from Monday, January 19, 2015 through Friday, January 30, 2015. Participants...

Editor's Note: This post was originally published on January 19, 2015. Housecall continues to share this piece due to ongoing requests and reader interest. When you go searching for a real estate agent, you are likely to hear a number of sales pitches speaking of the necessity and desirability of an open house. Many agents will speak of their enthusiasm for open houses...

It looks like housing will continue to excel into the new year, due to the rise in job creation and declining mortgage rates. Another boon for housing is the rise in single family construction. Although levels still remain way below “normal” building conditions, increased construction ties directly back to an increase in available jobs, furthering the cycle...

You asked – we answered! Following an overwhelming response from attendees of RISMedia’s Power Broker Webinar Series, we kicked off 2015 by hosting an exclusive conversation to discuss what every agent wants to know: How can I become a million-dollar producer? Nearly 1,000 agents from across the country tuned in to the January 14 call, which featured Julie Timms,...

The outside of Chuck Norris’s former Santa Ana, Calif. Estate looks like something out of the TV show Kung Fu. It has a dojo-like exterior, sitting upon two wooded acres with its own private lake, dock and over 100 Koi fish. Though Norris was never in Kung Fu, we still wouldn’t want to fall victim to a swift Norris roundhouse kick to the face, so alas, it all...

Forget a virtual tour – how about a hologram to market a listing? That’s just what real estate developer Extell did to market One Riverside Park, a 35-story, 219-unit condominium located in the company’s Riverside South residential complex in Manhattan. In perhaps the most technologically-advanced sales tactic ever, Extell tapped holography pioneer Musion to...