Now, more than ever, brokerages need to be intentional in their recruiting and retention strategies. The markets have been trickier to navigate amid the coronavirus pandemic, and so agents are looking to affiliate with a company that can provide them with the tools and culture necessary to find success even in the most challenging of times. Sherri Johnson, CEO and...

Kendall E. Bonner, Esq., licensed Florida attorney and broker/owner of RE/MAX Capital Realty in Tampa, Fla., is striving to inspire agents to be the best versions of themselves and live more abundantly. As a leading real estate professional in her market and a 2020 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker honoree, she tackles challenges head on with tested formulas and acronyms...

By Anita Ginsburg You never expect a tragedy to strike, but they happen every day. It is often spontaneous and could happen to anybody. Of course, tragedy is a lot worse when you aren't prepared. That's why you need to prepare yourself for an emergency ahead of time. This will help you and your family get through anything that comes your way. Here are some tips to...

Credit: National Association of REALTORS® This year's virtual REALTORS® Conference & Expo, originally planned to be held in New Orleans, La., began with an address by Buffini & Company's Founder and Chairman, Brian Buffini. In these uncertain times, it's important to follow the lead of industry veterans who have overcome aggressive shifts in the market...

Coming from humble beginnings, U.S. Marine Josh Harley, the founder and CEO of Fathom Realty, has always had a love for business, even going by "serial entrepreneur." While his endeavors haven't always led to immediate success, Harley says he's harnessed the power of "failing quickly" in order to overcome challenges and learn from past mistakes. From running a lead...

When you consider which cities have the smallest apartments in the U.S., which ones do you think of? Los Angeles? Almost certainly New York City, right? According to a recent Apartment Guide study, however, those two cities don't even crack their list of the top 25 cities with the smallest apartments. The apartment rental listing site utilized a straightforward methodology...

CRMs, or Customer Relationship Management systems, are great organizational tools, but they are often underutilized. The endless opportunities for CRM-based business building were discussed during RISMedia's recent webinar: "Double Down: How to Double Your Business, Profit and Free Time." The webinar, sponsored by IXACT Contact and moderated by Verl Workman of Workman...

By Brooke Chaplan Most real estate professionals agree that a home's kitchen and bathroom are two of the biggest selling points for homebuyers. However, even if you're not planning to sell your home in the near future, you should want your bathroom to be as cozy and accommodating as possible since most people spend considerable time in that room each day. Related:...

From dance to hotel management to real estate, Scott Durkin's journey has been anything but boring. Beginning with an interview with future mentor Barbara Corcoran (during which she sat in his lap) and leading all the way to his current role as president and COO of the nation's No. 2 independent real estate firm, Durkin's resume now includes navigating the COVID-19...

By Meghan Belnap When it's time to have your home appraised, you want to be sure that it looks its absolute best. That's because a good appearance is more likely to result in a higher appraisal value, which means more money for you in the loan or other financial product that you're seeking. Related: 5 Quick Exterior Fixes Since the exterior of your home is the first...