In 1957, Howard Hanna Jr. opened his first real estate office in Pittsburgh, Pa. Today, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services encompasses 12,800+ sales associates and employees operating out of more than 370 offices in eight states. At the helm, is real estate luminary Helen Hanna Casey, who—along with her siblings and an expanding group of nieces and nephews—has...

By Brentnie Daggett Frozen or burst pipes during the cold weather months can be one of the most costly maintenance issues you'll face as a property owner. A burst pipe suddenly flooding your kitchen can quickly become an out-of-hand emergency that could cost you thousands of dollars in damage. A quick and accurate response is key to resolving the issue and mitigating...

Winning the listing is the name of the game, but when there's a shortage of inventory, real estate professionals have their work cut out for them. During RISMedia's recent webinar—"Winning the Listing Without Discounting Your Fee"—panelists Julie Winter-Paez, broker/owner and team leader of the JWP Group at RE/MAX Property Pros; Christy Buck, broker/owner of...

By Anita Ginsburg During a buyer's market is when most experts will recommend you buy real estate. A buyer's market is when there are more properties for sale than prospective buyers, and sellers are more willing to go with a low bid. Related: Realtor.com® Report: Top Housing Markets of 2021 However, that doesn't mean you can't buy a new home in a seller's market,...

By Meghan Belnap When you buy a new home, you might be surprised to find how quickly all of the various fees associated with the home purchase add up. One of the biggest fees you'll face is paying for a new homeowner's insurance policy so that you can be approved for a mortgage. The good news, though, is that there are ways to find competitive rates to help you free...

By Brooke Chaplan Every property owner is a potential investor, especially if the asset you own is a nice mountain home. The market for properties located in the mountains has been getting considerable attention from prospective buyers who used to be mainly interested in coastal homes. Related: What to Look for in a Single-Family Investment Property
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If the industry has learned anything during 2020, it’s that technology and the online space have a much bigger role to play in real estate than ever imagined. With remote work trends becoming more popular, many brick-and-mortar brokerages are turning to work-from-home or hybrid models. And technology has infiltrated the industry at a transactional level as well,...

Anthony Lamacchia started young. According to the Boston-based broker, he’s been talking business every day since he was five years old. Lamacchia’s dad, a self-described cowboy businessman, and his grandfather, a conservative accountant, instilled in him the know-how and drive to build a substantial business of his own—a dream he committed to by age 13. To...

  2021 is right around the corner! Are you ready to hit the ground running? Join RISMedia and the National Association of REALTORS® on January 7, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET for Real Estate's Rocking in the New Year. The full-day virtual event will feature straight-to-the-point sessions that'll better equip real estate professionals to increase business...

Denver Brokers Named 2020 National Homeownership Award Winners Born into an entrepreneurial family, Scott Nordby learned early on the importance of honesty, integrity, dedication and loyalty, both in his role as a successful REALTOR® and in life overall. These are also the principles around which Nordby and his wife, Lora, operate their firm, Berkshire Hathaway...