Sixty-one percent of brokers surveyed enlist outside coaching for agents and almost the same amount (60 percent) believe that hiring these coaches yields a tangible ROI, according to RISMedia's 2015 Outside Coaching Survey. Not only does outside coaching help offer fresh perspectives for agents and brokers, but oftentimes, coaching can be a powerful vehicle toward...

Don’t fret, Cooper – the real estate industry still thinks you’re a winner! RISMedia took a trip to Tinseltown in this month’s Reader Rewards contest, asking our readers which Academy Award nominee they’d like to (hypothetically) help buy or sell a home. Out of the 10 leading actors and actresses up for the gold statuette, the Oscar for Best Real Estate...

We all have different opinions on what makes a truly great leader. According to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a great leader should be many things, from optimistic to well prepared. He should know. In addition to making major positive changes to the city of New York and being widely renowned as one of the most effective chief executives in modern American...

Let’s face it. In real estate, whoever gets the most listings wins. This fact was driven home in the latest installment in RISMedia’s popular monthly Agent Webinar Series, where two top-producing real estate pros – Wayne Turner of Turner Real Estate Group in Mandeville, La., and Mike Parker of The Mike Parker Team/HUFF Realty in Florence, Ky. – stunned attendees...

Having and maintaining a presence on Twitter for your real estate business is a great start, but putting the time in to tweet daily is only half the battle. If you’re using Twitter to help boost your marketing strategy, you’re already leaps and bounds ahead of many of your colleagues in the industry. However, learning how to really take the plunge can launch you...

You know the story: The sluggish tortoise, weary of the swift hare’s taunts, challenges him to a race. Certain he’ll win, the hare stops off for a roadside siesta. We all know what happens next. It’s not uncommon for buyers to want to rush closing – they’re steps away from owning a new home! – but as Aesop illustrates, there’s no such thing as a sure...

This blog was contributed by Tom Woods In November of last year, we brought to you the concept of re-purposing end of life shipping containers and converting them into residential housing. In this blog post we are following this up by taking a more detailed look at the advantages and disadvantages of using shipping containers to build residential homes. Why Should...

In today’s real estate market, curb appeal is about more than neighborhood drive-bys and official home showings. That’s because, if there’s one thing you can bet about today’s potential homebuyer, it’s that he or she is searching online. Thanks to a bevvy of easy-access real estate websites, it’s simpler than ever for anyone with a computer and an Internet...

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To help you find love this Saturday, Zillow recently looked at cities with more than 250,000 residents and identified those with the highest percentage of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who could afford a night on the town in its Valentine’s Day Index.  Specifically, Zillow ranked the top 10 cities according to: The percentage of singles The...

In our January Reader Rewards contest, we asked our readers which celebrity they’d like to cast in a Super Bowl ad for their real estate business. We had an overwhelming response and an abundance of great answers making the decision a very difficult one. We’re proud to announce that Mary Lawler from Realty Executives Advantage has won the Grand Prize for her submission...