It’s almost summer! With the weather getting better outside, maybe it’s time to start making a list of weekend projects to complete. While you might not be able to tackle some of the hard, long-term projects -- kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, deck additions -- you can do some easy improvements that will make your house more appealing and functional. To help...

By Tyler Zey One of the biggest things REALTORS® struggle with is finding profitable ways to generate leads online, and this is actually a pretty hard thing to accomplish. However, there are two types of ads that work in almost every real estate market.  I’m going to show you two ways that you can effectively generate profitable leads using Google Ads. Let’s...

It’s no secret staging has become synonymous with selling a home. A staged home can boost perceived value by as much as 10 percent, according to listing agents surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® 2015 Profile of Home Staging. Staging is so effective, in fact, it may influence a buyer to bid above asking price. It can be challenging keep up appearances...

Food Network star and diabetes drug-pusher Paula Deen is listing her home, located on Wilmington Island River in Savannah, Ga., for a savory $12.5 million. Like the chef herself, the 8 bedroom, 9 bathroom estate is a mix of laid back southern charm and extravagance, with soaring whitewashed ceilings that lend the space a barnyard feel (if by “barn” you mean “28,000...

Last month at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, NAR made the .REALTOR domain available to local and state REALTOR® associations as well as brokerages in the U.S. and Canada. This move followed the domain’s launch to NAR members this past October. Before the year is out, NAR will up the ante even further by rolling out the .realestate domain...

Hey, "Flintstones" fans! Did you ever dream of living in the Stone Ages? Well, BAM (BAM)! Your dream is about to come true! The campground that houses the Bedrock City Theme Park is now up for grabs for a cool $2 million. Located 30 miles south of the Grand Canyon in Williams, Ariz., the family-owned park was established in 1972 and housed a gift shop, restaurant,...

Contributed by John Egan, SpareFoot.com If you’re looking for areas where the U.S. population is rising the most, just look in the South or West. Communities in those two regions dominate recent population growth trends, with a few exceptions. “Over the next 15 years, America is in for tremendous demographic change,” Emily Badger of the Washington Post recently...

When furnishing a home, nothing is meant to last forever. While the quality of your sofa or mattress may make it a more enjoyable investment, over time it's bound to wear down from normal use. To help plan for those replacements, use this lifespan of common household appliances as a guide. Created by Choice Home Warranty, it includes small kitchen appliances like...

Eyeing the area on a map between U.S. Route 1 and the Boulevard in Richmond, Va., a distinct pattern emerges. City blocks multiply as roadways fan westward in the aptly-named Historic Fan District, home to residences built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Scanning over the East End of the city, more historic neighborhoods materialize, including Church Hill,...

When it comes to leadership, many top industry professionals believe the will to commandeer a group is something one is born with. However, according to those same pros, leadership is something you learn, not something that magically manifests itself. “As leaders, it's our nature to constantly look for ways to improve,” said LeadingRE Chairman Rob Sibcy at LeadingRE's...