Posted on Oct 8 2015 - 1:57pm by Nick Caruso
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Halloween is the best holiday ever! (This is a fact right?) (#SorryNotSorry, Christmas.) And who doesn't love a little fall-inspired fun? Now, buyers and sellers can create the home of their dreams nightmares with the Build Your Own Haunted House site by realtor.com®! In just a few clicks, users can customize their own spooky spectacle complete with zombies, bats,...

Posted on Oct 8 2015 - 10:00am by Nick Caruso
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Real estate is once again on the big screen - brokers, agents and "Glengarry Glen Ross" fans, rejoice! Now in select cities and opening tomorrow nationwide, "99 Homes," starring Michael Shannon, Laura Dern and Andrew Garfield, puts a spotlight on some of the more nerve-wracking aspects of the biz, In this thriller, directed by Ramin Bahrani, Garfield plays Dennis...

Contributed by Anita Alvarez Shorter days, cooler temperatures, Halloween – these are all signs that winter’s right around the corner. While the weather is still suitable for working outside, put on your work boots and gloves, head outside and give your property a once-over. Then, work your way inside the home to check its winter-readiness. Here are 21 signs that...

Does your home look like a storage locker or a pack rat’s dream? If so, it’s time to purge, declutter and refresh. It may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some quick, effective ways to declutter your home without feeling overwhelmed: 1. Set time aside. If you don’t plan for decluttering, you’ll probably keep putting it off. So, make yourself...

Well, there certainly has been a lot of Flintstones real estate this year! The iconic Hillsborough, Calif. landmark at 45 Berryessa Way, affectionately known as the “Flintstone House,” (more photos below) is listed for the first time in 19 years for $4.2 million. Designed in 1976 by Bay Area architect William Nicholson, the single family home received its nickname...

Posted on Sep 30 2015 - 10:33am by Paige Tepping
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When it comes to growing in today’s recovering yet challenged real estate market, brokers are pulling out all the stops in order to set their firms up for continued growth as we head toward the future. While recruiting, retention, organic expansion, roll-ins and mergers and acquisitions still top the list of successful avenues of growth, brokers are continuing...

Posted on Sep 29 2015 - 3:57pm by Nick Caruso
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For today’s real estate pros, business comes from a wide variety of places, off- and online. For those not maximizing leads from the Web, a lot of prospective clients – and money – could be left smack dab in the middle of the table. For Galand Haas, operating principal of Keller Williams Realty Eugene and Springfield, in Oregon, and Lane Hornung, CEO and founder...

There is an insurance that can help keep appliances working like new. With this kind of insurance, if an appliance breaks down, there is a certain amount of coverage given. Even with the insurance, however, keeping appliances up to date will make any neighbor jealous. Waiting until the insurance can cover those upgrades helps with a small budget and allows even the...

Though REALTOR® Safety Month is coming to a close, safety is an issue that should remain top of mind year-round, and be everyone's number one priority, regardless of bottom lines and the allure of new prospects. Real estate agents should never forget the importance of staying safe and real estate brokerages should never stop reminding their staff that there is nothing...

Posted on Sep 26 2015 - 9:00am by Suzanne De Vita
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The dialogue concerning REALTOR® safety—ongoing and unabated in the year since the death of Arkansas agent Beverly Carter —has brought to light the many risks real estate practitioners face in the field. But the conversation, says Charles Oppler, 2015 Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS®, appears long overdue. “We took everything we did...