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By Michelle West As with any serious issues that arise on your property, major problems with your air conditioning unit should always be referred to a professional. HVAC professionals are, after all, the only ones who are qualified to troubleshoot and fix whatever is wrong with your AC unit. Related: 5 Ways to Save On Your Summer Air Conditioning Cost However, there...

By Eliot Ward Perhaps you recently accepted a job offer in a new city, or you just needed a change of scenery and decided now was the time to make that change. Uprooting your life isn't an easy feat—yet, it's exciting and new. You'll get to explore a whole new place and all that that new place has to offer! There'll be new activities, new restaurants, new neighbors,...

Labor Day is right around the corner, and this weekend is the perfect time to ramp up your referral outreach. Since the majority of U.S. residents will be off from work on Monday, this is the perfect opportunity to reach out. Related: Building Stronger Client Relationships How can you get those referrals to start rolling in? Here are a few ideas: Host a barbecue....

RISMedia’s 2018 Real Estate CEO Exchange is days away, and there is plenty to be excited about. Held at the Harvard Club of New York City September 5-6, the event will gather more than 225 industry leaders from across the nation for exclusive learning and networking opportunities, with an agenda that includes insights from: Paul Boomsma, President and Chief...

Amenities are one of the first things renters inquire about when looking to move to a new apartment. Naturally, as the owner of a property, you'd want to provide the amenities that most folks are looking for. According to a new Apartment List study, however, most of the largest U.S. metros have either too many amenities, not enough amenities or the wrong amenities. In...

By Jose Villarreal As is the case with most household appliances, modern technological advancements can result in massive improvements. This means you'll need to stay up-to-date on the latest breakthroughs in order to ensure maximum performance and return on investment in the future. Related: Cost vs. Value: The Home Improvement Projects With the Highest ROI in 2018 Here...

By Frederick Peters, CEO of Warburg Realty What do real estate agents really earn? Every year the National Association of REALTORS® releases data on the median income of its members. For 2017, the median income for real estate agents countrywide was just under $40,000, while the median income for experienced brokers was over $100,000. Of course, there are many variables...

As a real estate professional, it's crucial to build relationships with clients and prospects. This was the topic covered in RISMedia's recent webinar, "Connections Into Cash: Activate Your Database to Drive Referrals," sponsored by American Home Shield®. Related: From Contact List to Follow-Up Machine: Database Tips The webinar dove into the database tactics...

Homeownership is one of the best investments for long-term wealth—but, it is an investment. According to a new report by Thumbtack, a local professional services site, and Zillow, the average "extras"—insurance, maintenance, taxes and utilities—run $9,394 a year. The expense fluctuates with location. Portland, Ore., has the highest maintenance price tag, at...

With the economic engine and homeownership inarguably intertwined, changes at the federal level have ramifications for real estate—and for brokers, both business- and consumer-focused issues are in the spotlight today. At RISMedia’s 2018 Real Estate CEO Exchange, held in New York City this September, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Director of Real...