By Liz Dominguez Brokerages are vying for the business of other agents, but by no means does that equal a level playing field. RISMedia's recent webinar, "Brokers: Increasing Relevancy—New Ways to Recruit and Retain," sponsored by Imprev and moderated by Terri Murphy, speaker, coach and author with Workman Success Systems, provides insights from industry professionals...

By Mikkie Mills Moving can be a daunting task for many people. There is a lot of packing involved and unpacking once you get to your new home; however, with proper planning, you may even find yourself enjoying the moving process...unless you get stuck. This guide serves to offer you simple ways to move into your new home. Get Prepared It is advisable to plan at least...

By Jameson Doris Most high schools don't teach students best practices in real estate. In turn, young buyers are often completely in the dark when it comes time for them to find their first home. Along with that comes far greater risks than someone who's shopping around for a second or third home. One risk that can have an impact on any potential homebuyer, however,...

By Liz Dominguez Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to check in on clients and boost your referrals. Without constant follow-ups, clients will likely forget about a real estate agent that helped them buy or sell a few years back. Here are some tips for staying top of mind so you receive a constant string of referral business: Throw a party. Everyone likes an...

Power Brokers and other industry leaders gathered at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago recently for RISMedia's 22nd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, an invitation-only event held during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. The event honored the brokers who ranked in RISMedia’s 2017 Power Broker Report, as well as recognized four leaders in real estate....

By Liz Dominguez RISMedia recently presented Frank Abagnale, author and film subject of "Catch Me If You Can," as the keynote speaker at the 22nd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, held in Chicago in conjunction with the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Abagnale is one of the world's most famous fraud-prevention specialists, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio...

The numbers look good for the housing industry right now—the economy continues to improve, interest rates remain favorable, and consumer confidence in homeownership is high. But challenges remain. Home inventory is low; student debt is high, and changing regulations could cause the momentum to stall. With these challenges in mind, we wanted to hear directly from...

By RISMedia The results are in on RISMedia's and DocuSign's recent broker survey on operations and technology. Brokers offered a lot of great insight on a variety of topics, from deciding on which technology to use, to agent adoption, to how they make their firm's technology decisions, and how they incorporate them into the business. Brokers also offered further insight...

By Elaine Thompson Economically speaking, the gap between states with renewable energy sector policy support and states without it is incredibly vast. States with no incentives or legislative support for renewable technologies see almost no investment in renewable technologies when compared with supported or incentivized states such as California, Massachusetts, and...

By Mikkie Mills When you're in the real estate market, you may have an idea of the type of property that you're looking for in a specific area. Although most people want plenty of square footage or a stunning bathroom, there are particular home features that are often considered to be must-haves. Here are a few essential home features to look for when shopping around: Laundry...