As an agent practicing real estate in 2018, you know just how important technology is in meeting today's high standards for a superior client experience. And while it may seem like the onslaught of tools and services are overwhelmingly significant, none are as essential as something many agents take for granted: their mobile phone. Today's phones do nearly everything...

By Shirley Lowe If you're purchasing a property with the sole aim of renting it out or selling it for a higher price, it can make for an excellent investment—but buying an investment property does have its pitfalls. For instance, if you fail to follow the No. 1 rule of real estate—location, location, location—you can suffer significant losses. Diversifying...

By Rachel Cooper As our aging population is growing, senior technology is evolving to make day-to-day life easier. Here are seven innovative products that help the families of seniors feel safe and can improve their loved ones' quality of life: Medical alert systems The most popular technology for seniors is a wearable call button that dispatches emergency help when...

By Brentnie Daggett The holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones, and for many, this means traveling. There are certain precautions you should take whenever you leave your home for an extended period of time, but the holidays specifically tend to lead to an increase in home break-ins and stolen packages. Beyond theft and vandalism, vacant properties...



Editor’s Note: After the unfortunate passing of team leader Kevin Blain, the team was asked by the California Real Estate Commission to rename the group. Re-emerging under a new brand, The Dani Blain Team, we join Dani in wishing the team success in re-establishing the brand. Here, we discuss her plan for getting the word out that this team is moving...

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Affordability looks different depending on the location. The average U.S. salary, for example, gets you 670 square feet, while the average buyer in Britain can only afford around 215 square feet, about 68 percent less. A new report by Homes.com researches the cost-per-square foot of homes in all OECD countries—the Organisation for Economic Co-operation, which is...

From 1920s glitzy glam to the swinging '60s, this month, we're proud to feature a selection of gorgeous historic homes, dating as far back as 1846! John Barrymore's Bella Vista This stunning Hollywood compound, originally built in 1926, is the perfect blend of historic charm and modern convenience. Once owned by actor John Barrymore, the property was originally constructed...

By Lori Thomas Retirement is a massive goal for many seniors and a big milestone in every retiree's life. The average person spends decades saving for retirement and planning for this major financial decision; however, while most seniors envision retirement being completely stress-free, there are many financial hurdles to clear, and multiple factors that can impact...

Tell Us What .realestate Domain Name You Would Like to Own and Be Entered to Win One of Five $100 Gift Cards! By now you've heard the news that NAR's exclusive member pre-sale is underway for REALTORS® to purchase .realestate domains before they become available to the public. You must have an active .realtor™ domain—FREE for the first year, one per individual...

By Tim Harris Welcome to the Age of Sharing. The sharing economy is a 21st century phenomenon that's expected to grow from $15 billion in 2014 to $335 billion by 2025. A recent COUNTRY Financial Security Index® revealed that over half of Americans (54 percent) are currently participating in the sharing economy, including using services such as home-sharing and...