By Paul de Fombelle Email is easily the most ubiquitous digital communication technology. Ninety-five percent of online consumers have at least one email address and most check their email every day. If you are not incorporating this valuable tool into your real estate marketing, you are missing out on valuable leads. Here are a few items that make email so important...

Here’s a mind-blowing stat: In 2014, American adults collectively spent more than 2.3 billion minutes on lawn care and gardening. Many of the millions of Americans who do yardwork don’t mind putting in that time, though. An online poll commissioned in 2015 by the National Association of Landscape Professionals found that 75 percent of U.S. adults think it’s...

If you're hoping to live the sweet life in the heart of New York City, this deluxe penthouse—located right in Midtown—tops the list. With incredible views of the East river, New York Harbor and the United Nations campus, this space is a knock out from every angle. Take a ride upstairs in a private interior elevator, ascend a classy curved staircase to your bedroom...

By Tyler Zey Are you ready to get ahead on Google and dominate your local market? Then this blog is for you! Today I’m going to tell you how you can magnify your search visibility and start ranking on the first page of Google with one simple strategy. But first… Let’s briefly touch on why SEO actually matters (a lot). The fact is, SEO traffic usually gives you...

By Gyawu Mahama March Madness is here, but it’s not just the players getting competitive. Independent real estate agents and agency owners are competing for clients as spring – the most popular time to buy a house – springs into action. This time of year, it’s more important than ever for these business owners to stay competitive in a crowded market. Hiscox...

Moving can present an exciting opportunity, but if you’re a pet owner and a renter, the normal chaos of packing up could be accompanied with stress over how to handle the damage your pet has done to the property over time. As you notice each thing your furry family member has been responsible for, you might get a sinking feeling there’s no way you’ll get your...

By Scott Ledterman Smart home technology has been the talk of the town for the past several years, but are consumers truly adapting? The fact is consumers are not only interested in what smart home tech has to offer them—it also influences their home buying journey. A 2015 Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey affirmed that 81 percent of Americans would be more likely...

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Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty is a bit of an anomaly in the real estate industry. Their brokerage owns a Sotheby’s Company, a Coldwell Banker and a CENTURY 21 Brokerage. Charles Nitschke, Chief Technology Officer explains, “From the beginning, it’s been a progressive group of great brokers who found that it made sense to leverage the horsepower...

By Jonathan Deesing For real estate agents, every home staging poses unique challenges. One of the biggest is trying to stage a home while the owners are in the process of packing and moving out. With boxes, tape and bubble wrap strewn about, it can be hard to give a good idea of what the house really looks like, not to mention the potential lack of furniture or décor...

Buying an entire village seems like a pipe dream, not unlike us common-folk dreaming of space exploration or winning an Oscar one day. Add to the fact that this village currently for sale is in Tuscany and it starts to sound like the beginnings of a Kate Hudson rom-com or an Out of Africa sequel. (Out of Tuscany? Stranger things have happened.) Poggio Santa Cecilia...