By April Wong, Senior Marketing Manager at Chime Technologies The real estate industry has been relatively slow to embrace technology, and a few years ago, agents could more easily get away without a strong social media presence. Social media is no longer “optional” for real estate professionals. Consumers expect any and all the businesses they work with to engage...

Buying a house is likely to be the biggest financial commitment that you will make for your entire life, and while the experience can be both exciting and nerve-wracking, it’s important to get it right in order to avoid excessive extra costs in the future. When it’s your first time buying, it can be a little overwhelming, with lots of unknowns, legal wranglings...

When trying to drive traffic to your website or blog, it makes sense to work hard on the things that will benefit your site and your business the most. You write interesting, informative blogs, provide reliable information and do your best to give insight into real estate in a way that serves your readers. With all the effort you put in, it may seem like a weird idea...

By Brooke Nally If you’re into renovation projects, then updating and revamping your home can be a lot of fun. But before you get too excited about knocking down walls and setting up a custom movie room, you might want to consider resale value. Flashy renovations don’t always yield the best returns, so you’ll need to take care when picking projects. To make...

Did your invite for the Oscars get lost in the mail? Are you going to have to wait for another year to rub shoulders with celebrity A-listers and walk down the red carpet? Then why not throw your own Oscar party and treat yourself and your friends to a taste of the high life? This fun graphic from The Rug Seller will take you through every step you need to take in...

Single homebuyers have a tougher time than most affording a house—and a new report shows single women have it harder than single men. A joint report by PropertyShark and RENTCafé reveals housing in 23 of the nation's top 50 metropolitan areas is out of reach for single women, while housing in 14 areas is out of reach for single men. Austin, Texas; Boston, Mass.;...

By Ryan Tyson Buying a house is only the first step in home ownership. Once you own the property, it will become your responsibility to keep it in good order through regular repairs and maintenance. It can be easy, however, to find yourself falling behind on the job and missing out on important things. Below is a list of suggestions for staying on top of home maintenance...

Back when the Spaniards still ran around trying to indoctrinate the Americas, Mission District was first baptized as Misión San Francisco de Asís. The date was 1776, and Father Francisco Palou had just surprised the unsuspecting Yelamu tribe. All the population work done by these Ohlone people for over two thousand years had dropped to 50 people by 1841. Cause...

Editor's Note: Engel & Völkers recently ranked the most expensive residential addresses in Switzerland, where it has had a presence since 2002. Geneva comes in first place in the ranking of the most expensive residential addresses in Switzerland's cities. Besides Geneva, the analysis by Engel & Völkers looked at Basel, Lucerne, Zurich and Zug. The data...

It's happened to every real estate broker. You're sold on a new product, eager to present it to your agents as a must-have tool in their arsenals. You offer to subsidize the cost. You provide comprehensive training. You send email after email communicating its value. You say to yourself: How could they not use this? The adoption rate says otherwise. RISMedia's recent...