By Rina Camhi, 10MinRealty Buying and selling a home can be a daunting task for anyone, especially when it is your first time. But, it’s a process you don’t have to go through alone – that’s where a real estate agent earns their weight in gold. When homebuyers and sellers work with an agent, the entire process runs smoother and is a lot less stressful than...

Jennifer Lawrence! The “Joy” actress, christened “too cool to be America’s sweetheart,” took home this year’s Oscar for Best Real Estate Client, voted by members of the real estate industry as the nominee they’d most like to help buy or sell a home in RISMedia’s 2nd Annual Academy Awards of Real Estate. “Absolutely Jennifer Lawrence!” said Nancy...

It’s no secret staging can raise the value of a home—in fact, it can boost a sale price by as much as 10 percent. The best staged homes—the ones that garner the full 10—strike the balance between lived-in and never-owned. How can you apply that science when staging your home? Look no further than model homes, which draw buyers by blending the form-follows-function...

By Fay Wein Going to the spa is an expensive proposition—not to mention costly in terms of time. Bringing the relaxation of the spa to your own home, however, means that you can kick back and relax whenever you like. A simple bathroom redesign can be enough to completely change the way your bathroom feels, leaving relaxation just a few steps away when you need...

By Yulia Kozhevnikova, Tranio.com First come the hipsters, then the middle class and finally the Michelin-star gastropubs. These are just some of the trademarks of gentrification according to Tranio, a trend that can be very profitable for local property markets but only if you can figure out when it will happen. As a general rule, property price growth varies within...

Fortunately, a little ingenuity and determination will go a long way in helping you stay warm (without increasing your utility bills). Here are a few ideas to help you stay warm this winter. 1) Lay down rugs Wood and tile flooring can sometimes be cold to the touch. Add decorative rugs to sitting areas to help keep your feet toasty. Rugs are also great for protecting...

If you’re one of the 111 million-plus people who watched Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 (or one of the millions more like me who was just in it for the snacks, commercials and half-time show), you probably saw the debut of the Quicken Loans Rocket Mortgage ad, which unwittingly unleashed a torrent of criticism in the Twitterverse. RISMedia’s latest webinar, however,...

By Terri Engels Being a successful real estate agent requires a constant two-pronged approach: marketing yourself to bring in new leads and maintaining relationships with past clients. While many real estate agents double down on the former by spending an arm and a leg on a state-of-the-art website, mobile apps and even old-school newspaper ads, the truth is that...

When you first moved into your home, the walls may have been white with beige carpeting. Although this decor choice is classic for nearly every rental and brand-new home, you don't have to live with the neutral colors. In fact, there are simple ways to improve your home's ambiance with just a few creative changes. Take a look at these exciting ways to transform your...

The race is on for our 2nd Annual Academy Award of Real Estate! Last year’s Oscar for Best Real Estate Client was awarded to Bradley Cooper, who was selected by members of the real estate industry as the nominee they’d most like to help buy or sell a home. Voting is now open for this year’s Oscar for Best Real Estate Client. To vote, simply: Like RISMedia...