By Meghan Belnap If you've noticed unusual signs of damage around your property, pests may be to blame. Rodents, insects and other types of pests can wreak havoc on properties and cause unforeseen damage that ends up resulting in costly repairs. Related: Why Should You Hire an Inspector When Buying a Home? Here are four signs that are indicative of pests causing...

  Session Spotlight: The Future of Real Estate: Which Models Will Win?
At this year's Real Estate CEO Exchange—happening this month at the Marriott Marquis in NYC—Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, president, Real Estate Brokerage, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Kuba Jewgieniew, founder and chief executive officer, Realty ONE Group; and Rory...

By Anica Oaks A home purchase is often the biggest investment a person will make in their life. When the time comes to sell your house, you want to get the best price possible. If you explore one of the many real estate sites online, you'll notice that many homeowners make a point of updating their homes before selling. Related: How Home Automation Is Taking Over...

  Session Spotlight: Master Sales-Driven Leadership by Adding Real Value in Recruiting and Retention At RISMedia's 2019 CEO Exchange—happening this month at the Marriott Marquis in NYC—Carolyn M. Rosson, regional vice president and broker, Ebby Halliday REALTORS®; Teresa Palacios Smith, vice president of Diversity & Inclusion, HSF Affiliates...

School is back in session! For many teachers who don't teach summer school, that means a long-awaited payday is just around the corner. But is it enough? New Zillow data shows that teachers may be struggling to pay their rent or mortgage. In fact, the average rent is unaffordable for entry-level teachers in 49 of the U.S.' 50 largest metros, with median market rents...

Commentary by Suzanne De Vita It's a common problem: Brokerages heavily invest in technology, often to have it seldom utilized, or inadvertently result in "tool fatigue." (It's real!) Agents are frustrated. Brokers, stumped. If the goal is to keep up with technology, why the abysmal adoption rates? According to findings from the National Association of REALTORS®,...

Image credit: RE/MAX RE/MAX continues to add to their unique suite of digital offerings. Fresh off the heels of the booj Platform launch and in addition to other campaigns, such as digital doormats and Hustlegraphics, the company has introduced the RE/MAX Sticker Pack. The 16 stickers—similar to animated stock GIFs that are available on Instagram Stories and Snapchat—are...

By Meghan Belnap Homeowners investing in a custom-built home have the unique opportunity to pick and choose how their homes are built and what materials they'll be made of. When building a new home, homeowners must invest in durable customized roofs that are made of high-quality construction materials and utilize the most advanced building techniques. Related: 4...

  Session Spotlight: Real Estate Leaders to Discuss iBuyer Movement at 2019 CEO Exchange At RISMedia's 2019 CEO Exchange—happening Sept. 18 and 19 at the Marriott Marquis in NYC—Anthony Lamacchia, broker/owner, Lamacchia Realty, Inc.; Faisal Susiwala, broker, RE/MAX Twin City Realty; Simon Chen, President & CEO, ERA Franchise Systems LLC; and Bob Hale,...

Most well-known for his role as Chandler Bing in hit 90s sitcom "Friends," actor and producer Matthew Perry recently listed his circular Los Angeles penthouse, which roosts atop the posh building known as The Century. Dubbed Penthouse 40, it occupies the entire 40th floor. Related: (Really) Great Spaces: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen List Their Massachusetts Mansion Designed...