By Justin M. Riordan It always cracks me up when I see Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) photos in July that show homes with fall leaves. The first thing I think is “must be a dud, it’s been on the market since last fall.” Selling homes is an art. Not so much “still art” like painting or sculpture, but more like “time based art” like dance or...

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni’s products range from sculptures to painting, poetry, engineering and architectural design, through the refinement of the High Renaissance and into the artistic age of Mannerism. He is considered by many to be the greatest artist of all time, and a major influence for Western Art. In 1549 at the age of 72, thirty years...

The turkey is cooked, the stuffing is prepared and the family...is hungry! Although chowing down at lightning speed might be a tempting dining decision, CENTURY 21's creative marketing team reminds us all to eat slow (so don't follow in the footsteps of competitive eater Geoffrey Esper!) Watch Esper in all his glory and enjoy the holiday with your family! ...

By Dana Larsen To keep up in the real estate industry these days, agents have to be well-versed in technology. In fact, in June 2014, Google's Consumer Survey reported that mobile phones accounted for 27 percent of total searches related to buying a home, which is up 19 percent from the prior year. And mobile and tablet consumer usage continues to grow as America...

By Nicholas Brown Staging a home for sale is all about inspiring your buyer, and their senses are the avenue by which you connect with them. French novelist Honoré de Balzac once wrote “love is the poetry of the senses,” and specifically touching on each sense when staging a home creates atmosphere that inspires just that kind of poetic love. No matter the size...

Your kitchen is the heart of your home — and a major selling point. Given its importance, you might consider investing in a remodel to keep your kitchen functional and up to date. Of course, there’s good news if you don’t have that kind of budget: 1) Remove, recycle and refresh. If the doors on your cabinets are old and ugly, take them off and create an open...

To say that we live in a society driven by information is an understatement. Content and its dissemination have truly morphed into the lifeblood of our culture. Everyone is seemingly starved for content that may affect their professions, personal lives, health, happiness, and more. With all of the social media channels, blogs and websites available to us, RISMedia...

By Caesarstone Countertops can be one of the most important facets of your home in terms of both appearance and usability. Whether they are being installed in your bathrooms, your kitchen or otherwise, their ability to withstand regular wear and tear will add to the value of your property and leave a good impression on your guests. That being said, selecting the right...

By Nicholas Brown Buying a home that needs a little TLC is a great way to develop an investment quickly, but there are varying degrees of “TLC” that you should consider. First, let’s draw a line to differentiate a quick fixer upper and a total rehab. A fixer upper is a home that is structurally sound and only needs some cosmetic changes to bring it up in value....

As more people become aware of their carbon footprint, many are looking for home interior alternatives that allow them to live consciously while still creating a beautiful home. With the growing number of products that are making use of byproducts or recycled materials, you won’t have to sacrifice appearance or comfort for an eco-friendly home. In fact, you’ll...