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...

Posted on Feb 11 2015 - 4:13pm by Nick Caruso
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To help you find love this Saturday, Zillow recently looked at cities with more than 250,000 residents and identified those with the highest percentage of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who could afford a night on the town in its Valentine’s Day Index.  Specifically, Zillow ranked the top 10 cities according to: The percentage of singles The...

In our January Reader Rewards contest, we asked our readers which celebrity they’d like to cast in a Super Bowl ad for their real estate business. We had an overwhelming response and an abundance of great answers making the decision a very difficult one. We’re proud to announce that Mary Lawler from Realty Executives Advantage has won the Grand Prize for her submission...

RISMedia is goin’ Hollywood in this month’s Reader Rewards contest! Each year, the Academy Awards recognizes the who’s who in showbiz, and this year’s nominees are no exception. With the star-studded event just around the corner, we want to know: Which Oscar nominee would you want to help buy or sell a home? All participants will be entered into a drawing...

Just when you thought you’d gotten out of those awkward conversations with relatives over the holidays, Valentine’s Day rolls around. And like finding your perfect match, searching for the perfect home can stir up a mix of emotions. According to a recent survey, home buyers visit an average of 10 homes before purchasing “the one.” Sounds a lot like dating,...

When you own a home, it seems like there is almost always something you would like to do to make it more comfortable, attractive, or eco-friendly. But, home remodeling experts tell us, if you plan to sell your home at some point, put your time and effort into one of more of these renovations proven to pay you back because they increase the value of the property: ...

Contributed by James White, homeyimprovements.com                     Here’s a startling statistic: a burglary occurs every 15 seconds. Though not all of us have the time or ingenuity to pull off a Home Alone and set elaborate traps and hook up ziplines to our tree houses, here are seven ways to burglar proof your...