Understatement of the century: Lady Gaga has made it. She has sold a bajillion albums, toured the world, conquered the music industry, and recorded a duet album with Tony Bennett. She’s even the godmother to one of Elton John’s kids! She has accomplished more than most of us put together, tripled, and then squared. Her fanciest feat of all? Just dancing her way...

Want to get lucky in real estate? Forget selling houses. Join this Missouri real estate company and enter to win the lotto! The St. Louis-based Coldwell Banker-Premier Group has had three agents win the lottery in the past 18 months. In May 2013, real estate professional Jamie Aldridge started the winning streak when she scored a milli playing Powerball. Following...

Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and others, social networking has become an integral part of our everyday lives. But for real estate professionals, connecting with others via social networks is only part of the equation when it comes to running a profitable real estate firm. In fact, taking the time to network face to face with colleagues...

With wearable innovations already on the market (e.g., Samsung Gear, Pebble, Google Glass) and the recently announced Apple Watch hitting shelves next year, wearable tech may become an integral part of our lives much sooner than anticipated. Vogue China recently gave smartwatches its stamp of approval – meaning somewhere in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld is feverishly redesigning...

[This blog is Part 2 of 2 in a series about technology tips that will attract and please your home buyers. To view Part 1 of this series, click here.] The plethora of technology options available to us can make it hard to think “outside the box” and create unique ways to stand out from the crowd using these services. My hope is that this post will not only give...

With unparalleled 360 degree views of Manhattan, three stories of living space, and 16 rooms totaling an impressive 10,100 square feet, this one-of-a-kind “townhouse in the sky” made for one memorable finale to RISMedia’s 2014 Real Estate CEO Exchange. Perched atop one of the most prime Lincoln Center condominium buildings, the stunning penthouse offers a glimpse...

With Halloween less than two weeks away, we’re celebrating the most terrifying time of year with more Reader Rewards! Whether you’re a homeowner spooking up your space or an agent adding seasonal touches to a listing, share with us a photo of your home’s fall or Halloween décor. Post your photos as a comment on our pinned contest post on Facebook, and you...

With all that goes into constructing a new house, building a dream home is not for the faint of heart. Undoubtedly, one of your biggest considerations will be whether to build on a developed or undeveloped plot. There are advantages to both: because the home is new, it will likely boast modern features and energy efficiency, and be built to code and secured with the...

RE/MAX Executive Realty agent Bill Gassett is clearly doing something right. With 27 years in the business, and over 31,000 followers on Google+ and approaching 19,000 on Twitter, it's safe to say that Gassett is hitting it out of the park when it comes to social media. For many agents, mastering social media and social networking is a difficult task when faced with...

[This blog is Part 1 of 2 in a series about technology tips that will attract and please your home buyers. Stay tuned next week for the rest of contributor Andrew Fortune's top REALTOR® tech tips!] Technology changes the way we do business every day. Most of the real estate technology tips that I find online are directed towards helping REALTORS® with their listings,...