By Anica Oaks If you're thinking about putting your home on the market, then you're probably excited to contact a real estate agent to discuss details. While that professional is going to be an important component of this process, here are some other things that you may need to take care of before you speak with a seller's agent: Contact a Financial Advisor Well...

By Kara Masterson Your fence has many uses as a part of your home, ranging from privacy and security to decoration and a boundary marker. As a vital component of your home, and one that's constantly on display for the outside world, you should want your fence to look it’s best. Related: 7 Exterior Home Improvements That Increase Resale Value Maybe it’s been a...

Gloria Vanderbilt’s New York City apartment is as eclectic as she was. The late artist, author, actress, fashion designer and socialite was an heir to the Vanderbilt family and mother of popular CNN anchor, Anderson Cooper. Although she passed away in 2019 at the age of 95, the colorful life she led is apparent in every room of her home. The Beekman Place dwelling...

Not all broker-agent relationships are fruitful. When aligning with a brokerage, an agent’s measure of success should have less to do with commission splits and more to do with the overall value proposition. In a recent RISMedia webinar, “How to Create a Mutually Beneficial Relationship With Your Broker,” sponsored by Curbio, audience members learned how to...

Some 17 years after its inception, Facebook is still the most popular social networking site in the world. For agents and brokers, it’s the most important site to be active on, ahead of Twitter and even photo-centric Instagram. However, with the majority of real estate agents in the U.S. using the site, the question becomes: how do I stand out from the crowd? The...

Following the wake of Hurricane Ida, many homeowners are now reconsidering their action plans should a hurricane strike in their area. Residents along the Gulf Coast aren’t the only ones who are solely at risk of hurricane devastation, as Ida reminded us. Related: Tips From Industry Professionals on Surviving Real Estate During Hurricane Season
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Against the pressures of an increasingly automated, technology-driven and disconnected industry, Josh Anderson has found success through prioritizing people—both those in his company and the clients he serves. The kind of energy and attitude needed to keep an agent on the team for a decade or stay personally in touch with 8,000 clients might be hard to replicate,...

With changing weather patterns and extreme conditions becoming more common across the globe, it only makes sense to take an extra measure of precaution when it comes to protecting your home against relentless precipitation. Before you find yourself underwater, here are some ways to be better prepared for the rain. Review Your Home Insurance It's important that you...

For brokerages everywhere, agent teams are a driving force behind a successful real estate business. However, it’s not always an easy task attracting, developing and retaining these teams. With the right tools and strategies, you can create an ideal environment for top producing agents and overall business success. In the latest RISMedia webinar—“How to Attract...

By Kara Masterson If you are thinking about selling your home, you may only see headaches ahead. You may face a long list of improvements you'll need to make before your house can even go on the market. Related: 6 Essential Tips for Selling a House As-Is Before you take out a home equity loan to give your home an overhaul or bring in the contractors, consider these...