As we prepare for Frank Underwood to take over the Oval Office in the Netflix hit series, "House of Cards," (which debuted its third season Feb. 27), a new survey set out to gain insight into the all-too-familiar practice of binge watching. Results of the CENTURY 21 Real Estate commissioned “Binge Watching Survey” touched base with over 4,000 U.S. adults. In...

In the 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” Rivers herself commented that her posh Manhattan apartment is “what Marie Antoinette would have done if she had the money.” Classic Joan! But taking a closer look at the exquisite, over-the-top Euro-flair of her East 62nd Street pad, it’s clear to see that Rivers probably wasn’t joking at all. Built...

Sixty-one percent of brokers surveyed enlist outside coaching for agents and almost the same amount (60 percent) believe that hiring these coaches yields a tangible ROI, according to RISMedia's 2015 Outside Coaching Survey. Not only does outside coaching help offer fresh perspectives for agents and brokers, but oftentimes, coaching can be a powerful vehicle toward...

Don’t fret, Cooper – the real estate industry still thinks you’re a winner! RISMedia took a trip to Tinseltown in this month’s Reader Rewards contest, asking our readers which Academy Award nominee they’d like to (hypothetically) help buy or sell a home. Out of the 10 leading actors and actresses up for the gold statuette, the Oscar for Best Real Estate...

We all have different opinions on what makes a truly great leader. According to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a great leader should be many things, from optimistic to well prepared. He should know. In addition to making major positive changes to the city of New York and being widely renowned as one of the most effective chief executives in modern American...

Let’s face it. In real estate, whoever gets the most listings wins. This fact was driven home in the latest installment in RISMedia’s popular monthly Agent Webinar Series, where two top-producing real estate pros – Wayne Turner of Turner Real Estate Group in Mandeville, La., and Mike Parker of The Mike Parker Team/HUFF Realty in Florence, Ky. – stunned attendees...

Having and maintaining a presence on Twitter for your real estate business is a great start, but putting the time in to tweet daily is only half the battle. If you’re using Twitter to help boost your marketing strategy, you’re already leaps and bounds ahead of many of your colleagues in the industry. However, learning how to really take the plunge can launch you...

You know the story: The sluggish tortoise, weary of the swift hare’s taunts, challenges him to a race. Certain he’ll win, the hare stops off for a roadside siesta. We all know what happens next. It’s not uncommon for buyers to want to rush closing – they’re steps away from owning a new home! – but as Aesop illustrates, there’s no such thing as a sure...

This blog was contributed by Tom Woods In November of last year, we brought to you the concept of re-purposing end of life shipping containers and converting them into residential housing. In this blog post we are following this up by taking a more detailed look at the advantages and disadvantages of using shipping containers to build residential homes. Why Should...

In today’s real estate market, curb appeal is about more than neighborhood drive-bys and official home showings. That’s because, if there’s one thing you can bet about today’s potential homebuyer, it’s that he or she is searching online. Thanks to a bevvy of easy-access real estate websites, it’s simpler than ever for anyone with a computer and an Internet...