By Anita Ginsburg Spring brings warm weather, sunshine and an abundance of flowers, but it also brings about a few unique plumbing problems. While spring showers help your flowers and other plants to grow, rain can also cause plumbing issues. As the weather warms up, be on the lookout for these four springtime plumbing problems. Catching them early can save you a...

By Jordan Grice UC Berkeley Law Journal Says Commissioned Article Is Not an Official University Study in RISMedia Exclusive Real Estate Investigative Report The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is challenging a commissioned study that compares it and its members to a “cartel.” “The study in question is based on false premises and not grounded...

It's no secret that real estate agents and brokers are some of the most engaging professionals out there. To be able to do the job that they do and work the schedule that many of them work, you need to have a positive mindset and be able to make connections with people from all walks of life. To be successful in that regard, you need to be willing to be honest and...

Pablo Marvel, chief marketing officer for Brown Harris Stevens, has modernized the brand image and the firm's entire marketing strategy. In 2020, he used virtual tour guides and contactless show sheets to help agents show properties despite COVID-19 restrictions.  Marvel also designed and managed the buildout of MAIA, an internal platform that digitized all company...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Today marks the date of Saint Patrick's death—the most celebrated of all the patron saints of Ireland. In the U.S., it also marks the day on which parades are held nationwide and many green-colored beers will be drunk. To acknowledge the holiday, leading online resource Apartment Guide has released a report on the "Most Irish Cities in...

What: It takes more than an attractive commission structure to capture agent interest these days. With brokerage competition at an all-time high, it's never been more important to double down on culture in your brokerage's and team's recruiting and retention strategies. During this RISMedia webinar, "How Your Company Culture Can Help You Attract and Keep Clients,"...

By Anita Ginsburg Your roof is what protects your family from the elements and other dangers outside your home. However, your roof is susceptible to damage, especially from different critters. Here are some of the animals and other pests that can quickly ruin your roof: Birds It can be nice to hear birds singing out in your yard, but you don't want to hear them singing...

RISMedia and NAR Teaming Up Again to Co-Present All-Day, Virtual Event More than 75 of the industry's leaders, coaches and trainers are collaborating with RISMedia and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), who are joining up again to co-present "Spring Into Action 2021." The action-packed, full-day, virtual educational event will better equip real...

Matt Damon and his family are moving into their posh six-bedroom Brooklyn penthouse full-time and, as a result, have decided to sell their Los Angeles mansion. The home, located in the seaside community of the Pacific Palisades was purchased by Damon and his wife, Luciana, in 2012 for $15 million. It's currently on the market for $21 million. This marks the first...

By Anica Oaks Having a massive apartment is always lovely. However, most of us can't afford a large apartment with many luxury features. If you're stuck with a smaller apartment, here are four things that you can do to save yourself some space and feel less cluttered throughout the day: Hang What You Can It's crazy to think that most people live in homes that don't...