By Lizzie Weakly  Whether you're new to home maintenance or have been doing it for years, there are some basics every homeowner should know. From keeping your roof, gutters and lawn in top shape to painting your walls or maintaining your home's plumbing, here’s a comprehensive guide that will help teach you how to do these tasks, and do them right! Plumbing

By Anica Oaks
Passive income is on the rise as more people leave traditional jobs to become independent employees. Whether you own several properties or manage them for another owner, you should become familiar with key strategies that help things work smoothly. Here are some tips to keep in mind. Get Organized
Set up computer apps including one...

By Brooke Chaplin  The real estate market is booming, and that means that more agents are trying to put their names out there than ever before. While door hangers and direct mail flyers might’ve worked in the past, you now have to work a little harder to attract new clients to keep up with fierce competition. Fortunately, you’ve got technology on your side,...

By Bill Gassett  When buying or selling a home, having a fair and accurate current market value is essential. As a homebuyer, you don't want to overpay for a property, and as a seller, you don't want to overprice. When making a home purchase, it is essential to know what you are getting into. You want to ensure the home is the right fit for your needs and budget....

By Kara Masterson Lacking a paved driveway can create all sorts of problems for home and property owners. From having to navigate pools of standing water and mud on the way to your vehicle, to a lack of curb appeal that could be negatively impacting the market value of your home, there are plenty of problems that can be eliminated by paving your driveway. Increase...

By Anica Oaks Home tours are one of the most important parts of the homebuying process. For many buyers, the anticipation of finally touring homes they've seen online leads to so much excitement during the tour, they forget to look for important details. Unfortunately, this can lead to expensive problems down the road, especially if you overlook problems that an...

By Paige Tepping During RISMedia's recent webinar—"Avoiding the Squeeze: How to Stay Profitable Amidst Shrinking Margins"—panelists DeLisa Rose, broker/owner of eXp Realty; Paul Wells, broker/owner of RE/MAX of Barrington; and Stefan Peterson, chief data officer at zavvie, shared their tried-and-true tips for making agents more competitive...

By Megan Belnap  If you're like most people, you crank up your air conditioner when it starts getting hotter outside. Cooling off with an AC unit is usually the preferred option when temperatures soar. However, while they are an excellent way to keep your home comfortable during the warmer months, they require regular maintenance to work effectively. By following...

By Paige Brown In the latest RISMedia webinar—“How to Increase Listings in a Low-Inventory Market”—panelists Ron Howard, associate broker and team leader of RE/MAX Advantage Realty and senior coach at Workman Success Systems; Denise Klein, team owner and success coach at eXp Realty - The Klein Team NV and senior coach at Workman Success Systems;...

By Anica Oaks When you fall in love with a house to buy, don't rush to sign the purchase agreement. First, take time to get a professional inspection. This will help you to find out about any problems you might have to negotiate with the seller or take care of after the purchase. Foundation
A home cannot survive without a stable foundation. The structural...