In advance of the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. this week, a firestorm erupted this past Wednesday when MLSListings President and CEO Jim Harrison railed against NAR leadership and many of its strategies in an op-ed published via an industry news organization. The harsh criticism drew an immediate rebuke from NAR leadership...

In the age of breaches and fraud—and in an industry becoming more and more reliant on technology—agents and brokers are contending with ever-evolving issues related to security. Disconcertingly, many either do not have a brokerage cybersecurity policy, or are not aware that one exists—a unique vulnerability, according to findings from the new RISMedia Research...

By Brian Wallace Real estate is the largest asset class in the world, with residential real estate alone valued at $162 trillion. The median price of a new home in the U.S. reached $323,000 in January 2018, according to 2017 U.S. Census data, and the value of housing stocks continue to rise. If you're looking to invest, or are considering getting into house-flipping,...

By Hannah Whittenly When you're ready to buy a home, it’s important to take every factor into consideration. Changes in the market from year to year can have a major impact on how you purchase a home. Keep these things in mind while looking for a new home: Millennials Are Taking Over Even though millennials aren’t the biggest category of homeowners right now,...

From the Echo to the Kindle, Amazon has a history of unveiling tech devices that, at first, induce emotions of suspicion or outright confusion, but later become household staples. The company's domestic robot project may be yet another example of this. Related: Zenplace Introduces Robot-Guided Tours Codenamed "Vesta," Amazon's latest undertaking has...

Not every U.S. town or city is real estate-career friendly. For industry professionals, location can be the difference between plentiful sales and business opportunities and a more challenging market that is difficult to maneuver. So, where's a real estate agent's dream work location? According to a new report by WalletHub, which compared over 170 U.S. cities using...

"If you dominate with lead conversion, you don't have to worry where your business is going to come from," begins Verl Workman during the most recent RISMedia webinar. Entitled "Leads: How to Make an Impression and Win," the session was moderated by Workman, a real estate coach and founder of Workman Success Systems, and sponsored by Buyside. Related: Social Skills:...

By Meghan Belnap Do you have a home to sell? Are you ready to get the selling process over with quickly? There is no better time than now! Here are four top tips for getting your house ready to list for a ton of interest and potential bids: Give Your Yard Attention Cleaning up your yard and making it look welcoming will do two things for sellers: First, a beautiful...

With the help of Carolyn Sullivan Brodsky, the Todd David Miller Homes team—part of Fairfield, Conn.'s The Higgins Group—grossed approximately $52 million last year. Brodsky joined The Higgins Group last year as a sales associate. Since then, she's employed her secret to success: being with clients from start to finish and every step of the way, using white-glove...

Attending community events and associating one’s brand with local charities has long been a strategy for real estate professionals to market themselves; however, those who take the extra step in making volunteering a part of who they are and start a nonprofit of their own are few and far between. But that’s just what Dan Spransy did. Nearly two years ago,...