Dynamic content, a responsive social media presence and an all-inclusive mobile experience were all hot topics at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum held last week at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo held in New Orleans. The panel entitled “Power Broker Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience,” provided a marco level approach for empowering and...

For those who are interested in making a profit after buying a property, flipping houses is a common practice that works to improve and update a structure before selling your home for a higher value. Many people find that the time and effort put into the property can be a challenge, but can have a large payoff. Flipping houses is now considered a practical way to...

While chatting with Amanda Zuckerman, lead broker for MV Realty in Delray Beach, Fla., it quickly becomes obvious that she’s not the villain reality TV made her out to be. Zuckerman, best known for her stint on the controversial 15th season of Big Brother, is extremely down to earth and personable – the kind of person you’d want to throw back a beer or two...

There are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?"  "How much should I list my home for?"  "Who should I select as a real estate agent to sell my home?"  "What if the real estate agent overprices my home?"  Last but not least, "Is this a good time to be selling a home?" is also a very common question...

You are dying to get an updated home, and you are very excited for the remodeling process to begin. But you aren’t naive. You have heard the horror stories about renovations, and you intend to make yours go smoothly. So you have done your homework, dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s, and you are confident your remodel will go off without a hitch. However,...

Anyone could figure that your personality affects your decision-making. Type A's will be likely to meticulously plan, while the more whimsical of us will be likely to make choices on the fly. However, did you know your personality makes your home buying decisions predictable? New information from a September 2014 study titled Real Estate and Personality can help real...

Off the southern coast of Venice is a seventeen-acre island that holds a history straight out of a horror movie. The island, recently purchased by Italian businessman Luigi Brugnaro, has been labeled by locals and paranormal experts alike as the “most haunted place on earth” (though, don't they say that about every haunted joint out there?). But here's the story...

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford In the first of our Power Broker Webinar Series, “Play to Win: Developing, Managing and Recruiting Today’s Agent Teams,” four leading brokers shared their substantiated methods for team building. The webinar was sponsored by Bank of America Home Loans...

For some reason, things always sound easier in the real estate industry than they really are. The same holds true with the recruiting of new agents. Or should I say, the art of recruiting. At the surface it sounds simple, but once you get started, you quickly realize it's a rather complex task to undertake and it is not something you can take lightly. Recruiting new...

In the fall market, home selling is right up there with pumpkin carving, hay rides and trick-or-treating. The change of season ushers in a number of well-intentioned buyers (and fewer Looky-Lous) seeking the services of a real estate professional. Sellers, Halloween is your holiday! With the most terrifying time of year fast approaching, the last thing you want to...