By Krystal Rogers-Nelson If you were around during either run of "The Jetsons"—first in 1962 and again in 1985—you may have watched the show and wondered if the technology the futuristic family used would ever become a reality. In fact, quite a few of the gadgets used on the show have become commonplace in real life. From robotic maids to video chatting, here’s...

Those looking to drop a few mill on a luxury estate in Connecticut’s Fairfield County may have missed out. This historic property was snapped up in May, just before it was set to go to auction. The stunning Georgian estate, located in Ridgefield, Conn., was built in 1912. Sitting on seven elevated acres, the home offers an unexpected view of the Manhattan skyline,...

By the experts at Unpakt Decorating your home is a fun, creative, and expressive process of putting yourself into your living space — but what about the furry members of your family? When laying out and decorating your home, there are some key elements that you can slightly alter or improve to make your home more pet-friendly, durable, and easy to keep looking...

With the recent launch of Zillow’s Instant Offers test pilot in Orlando and Las Vegas came a deluge of heated opinions from all corners of the industry. Is Zillow becoming a brokerage? Are brokers and agents being disintermediated? Take this reader survey from RISMedia and tell us where you stand. // In a nutshell, Zillow Instant Offers allows home sellers to directly...

Strong client relationships mean more referrals and loyalty when it’s time for a couple to upgrade from their starter home to a bigger one. When it comes to the basics, using social media platforms isn’t much different than social strategy and interaction in real life. Don’t let social media scare you as a real estate agent. Use it as an opportunity to engage...

By Brooke Nally Your house is likely to be the biggest investment you make over your entire life. Whether you’re planning to sell it or you’re there for the long haul, it is important to take care of your investment. As any real estate agent will tell you, the first thing people notice about your home is the exterior. You need strong “curb appeal” to make...

There are several places in the U.S. where millennials can be found due to the high employment rates and beautiful settings. For adults who are in their 20s and 30s, there are several places where it's smart to invest. When you're looking to move, these are a few cities that millennials are flocking to throughout the country. Salt Lake City, Utah  The high job growth...

Looking for a home with some serious bragging rights? How about the most expensive home in Hawaii? Located within the Aloha state on the Island of Kauai, this North Shore estate is priced at a jaw-dropping $70 million. Listed by Neal Norman of Hawaii Life, the home is comprised of four Balinese-inspired Pavilions roosting just above a secret beach. Also included...

By Roy Rasmussen Effective online marketing has become essential for successful REALTORS®. Eighty-six percent of homebuyers see websites as a useful information source, making this the most popular resource for homebuyers, the latest National Association of Realtors® data shows. Forty-four percent of homebuyers look online before taking any other steps. Fifty-one...

By Emily Long Your summer vacation is finally here! You’ve booked flights, reserved hotel rooms, and scoped out the best places to eat along the way, but have you prepared your home for your absence? Nothing spoils a vacation like returning to smelly trash, sad houseplants, or an unexpected break-in. Whether you plan to be gone for a week or a month, there are...