Thumb through any home decor magazine, and you'll see a master bathroom with a soaker or shower as the showpiece. Ta-da! Homeowners, it turns out, are splurging to scrub up, according to the recently released U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Ninety-one percent of homeowners in the study added a spacious shower to their master bathroom (after tearing out the tub),...

In the latest RISMedia webinar, we got a little taste of how some of today's top real estate pros meet the needs of their clients, drive more action to their business, hustle their teammates, and lock in those leads. The webinar, titled "Don't Lose Business to Your Competition: Fulfilling Needs of Today's Buyers," was sponsored by American Home Shield and Homes.com...

In the following interview, Kelly Norris, executive vice president and general manager of Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty in Napa, Calif., discusses lead cultivation and generation, realtor.com®, training and more.
Region Served: All of Napa County, some of Sonoma and Solano counties
Years in Real Estate: 29
Number of Offices: 2

By Megan Wild There's a reason that spring and summer are the major seasons for selling houses. Most people want to move at a time that allows them to be settled by the fall, when kids go back to school and daylight shortens. However, you might find yourself having to sell a vacant home in the off-season. The home might be empty because the seller had to move on for...

After functioning as a church for 120 years, this gorgeous historic property in Savannah, Georgia has been transformed into a sprawling two-condo living space, offering four bedrooms, four bathrooms and all the stained glass detailing you could possibly hope for. Sleek and expansive, this lovingly restored home--originally built in 1889 and known as Sanctuary Place--has...

By Liz Dominguez You may be getting into the holiday spirit this October, but remember that if you're trying to sell your home, you still have to appeal to the majority of buyers. Not everyone is into the haunted house scene, so maybe tone down the spook factor while you're on the market. Keep it lit. You may be trying to set the mood with dim, orange or black lighting,...

By Jameson Doris After purchasing a house, learning that your new home has a grisly past would be a real-life nightmare for most people. For horror movie fans and those interested in the macabre, these homes are sought out for photos and bragging rights that you actually saw the haunted house. However, despite drawing the public's interest, residences that have inspired...

According to Georg Gerstenfeld, vice president and general manager of DocuSign's Global Real Estate Solutions Group, everybody has their own DocuSign story. A leader in eSignature and workflow management, DocuSign's Onboarding Success Manager Alex Faulkner and Justin Engelland—senior director of Industry & Segment Marketing, Real Estate—joined Gerstenfeld...

By Liz Dominguez While the immediate danger is gone and hurricane season is winding down, individuals in the affected areas are still working through a recovering market. Most residents of hurricane-prone areas expect storms to hit, but the buyer and seller population may not be familiar with the ramifications of a hurricane that disrupts a real estate transaction. Here's...

By Liz Dominguez The mortgage process can be complicated if you jump in without any prior knowledge on home-buying and lending. The best tool you can arm yourself with is an understanding of how your mortgage interest rate is calculated. Credit can make or break you.  Your credit score will determine how reliable you are in the lending world. The higher your score,...