As the real estate market continues to improve, real estate professionals are more committed than ever to upping their game. While branching out and ascending the tiers in order to corner the move-up, upscale and international markets may seem like a challenging proposition, the latest installment of RISMedia’s monthly Agent Webinar Series featuring Dano Sayles...

Making a few small changes, especially outdoors, can do much more than make your home a better backdrop for family portraits. In fact, when done correctly, an outdoor renovation project can deliver a feature you love and increase the value of your home. This infographic from Williams Ski & Patio shows which outdoor renovations will yield the highest return on...

Some people like TV....and I mean...really like TV! Sandra and Chuck McKee from Waxahachie, Texas are some of those people. In 2012, the couple recreated one of their favorite family homes that they now actually live in. Welcome to their very own Munsters house! From the home's massive staircase, suit of armor, and the storm shelter that doubles as a dungeon, it's...

Looking to upgrade your patio this summer? Consider the following DIY upgrades and come June, you'll be sipping mimosas on your newly pimped out patio. Pizza oven. Make a summer tradition with Friday night pizzas, courtesy of your new outdoor pizza oven. You can purchase one ready to go, or for you weekend warriors, go the DIY route. Fresh lighting. Nothing...

From Roseanne Conner's home in the fictional Lanford, Ill. to the Dunphy's gorgeous space in West Los Angeles, Calif., it's fun to imagine what the real-life homes of our favorite families from television history would've cost. (There's no question Phil Dunphy found himself a great deal - he is a REALTOR® after all!) To estimate the cost of these screen-famous homes,...

This post was contributed by Tyler Zey. REALTORS® need to be marketing online more than ever, but what are you actually supposed to do?  What tactics produce results? The frustration for many REALTORS® is that the typical online lead generation tactics big brands use simply don't work on a local level. These are the strategies that most often make it onto the big...

Marketing yourself is never easy. Unless you're the type who adores self-promotion, then selling yourself or your services can be daunting. However, if you're looking for your business to thrive, a polished elevator pitch is vital. It should be short, it should be sweet, and it should hopefully pique the interest of whomever you're making a delivery to. Below are...

With housing on a steady path to recovery, home prices have risen approximately 20 percent in the last three years, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Case-Shiller house price indices – and both consumers and industry professionals expect that upward trajectory to continue this year. The anticipated increase...

By Cait Goetz Heidi Burkhart’s philosophy is simple: Give to Live. Live to Give. As the president of a New York City-based affordable housing brokerage, Burkhart firmly believes giving back is synonymous with closing deals. Her firm, Dane Professional Consulting Group (Dane PCG), and philanthropic initiative, Saxon/Hart Alliance, have devoted countless hours to...

Based on data from the OECD Better Life Index, homeownership in the U.S. can lead to higher levels of subjective well-being. Translation: homeownership is linked to happiness. The Better Life Index gauges worldwide development, zeroing in on quality of life indicators that affect global progress – housing, jobs, civic engagement, health and safety, to name a few....