By Deborah Kearns In this second article of a three-part series, learn all about how real estate agents can utilize predictive analytics to make positive changes and predictions in their business. You’re always looking for ways to show your value and stay ahead of the market. One way to do that is by using predictive analytics. As we explained in a previous...

Call it a household name. A new analysis from Zillow finds a home owned by a person named Alison or Stuart is likely to be worth roughly two-thirds more than the typical home in the U.S.—for both of them, that equates to over $332,000. The link varies based on location, with some names suited more to one region than others given sociocultural influences. Ali and...

By Isaac Christiansen While daily life can be challenging with a disability, innovations over the last few decades have made a new level of independence possible for
the disabled. Services and products now make it possible for such individuals to attend school, run daily errands, and live in private homes in ever increasing numbers. Being able to live independently...

Before selling his Miami beach pad, rapper Lil Wayne was living that Tracy Jordan life: via GIPHY Thanks to his very own shark shallows, every week was shark week. Wayne's shark-infested lagoon surrounds a glass elevator leading up to the two-story master suite. Take a second to imagine that: riding up an elevator surrounded by glass...and sharks! Talk about...

By Krystal Rogers-Nelson Wait! Before you spend thousands on landscaping—or on water-guzzling plants—try planting a DIY drought-tolerant garden. With the right plants, your landscape will be cost-effective, low maintenance, and beautiful. Here is a list of ten plants that won’t break the water bank but will still let you enjoy lush greenery and flowers without...

  A stunning expanse nestled in coveted Vail Valley, Colo., is now for sale. Battle Mountain Ranch—the "Land of Endless Possibilities"—spans a sprawling 4,676 acres of unspoiled wilderness squarely between Beaver Creek and Vail Village, 30 minutes in either direction from the resort areas' acclaimed dining, recreation and shopping. The secluded scenery,...

By Sage Singleton Summer is the season to be outdoors. It’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, neighborhood socials, and late-night evenings on the patio. You don’t need to travel to a luxurious and exotic location to enjoy spending time outdoors. Make your own backyard a summer paradise with these eight simple suggestions. Inspect and update wooden decks To...

Successful real estate teams strive to operate at their most profitable, with purposeful practices in place to keep the bottom line at the top of the priority list. Two real estate team leaders, Jim Knowlton and Zac Pasmanick, recently shared their profit-turning takes on operating a thriving business in RISMedia's ACE webinar, "Operational Excellence: Does Your Back...

In this first article of a three-part series, learn all about predictive analytics and how it works for real estate. In future stories, we’ll examine how brokerage owners and agents use predictive analytics in their businesses. By Deborah Kearns Real estate brokerage owners and agents would likely agree they want to better target their marketing dollars and...

By Jonathan Deesing Clean floors and fresh java are hardly the coolest things you can get from using smart devices like robotic vacuums and automatic coffee makers in your home. Whether you’re already benefitting from smart devices or not, here are some unexpected ways you can harness this smart tech to spice up your home. 1. Handy Diet Helper Door sensors aren’t...