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...

Understatement of the century: Lady Gaga has made it. She has sold a bajillion albums, toured the world, conquered the music industry, and recorded a duet album with Tony Bennett. She’s even the godmother to one of Elton John’s kids! She has accomplished more than most of us put together, tripled, and then squared. Her fanciest feat of all? Just dancing her way...

Want to get lucky in real estate? Forget selling houses. Join this Missouri real estate company and enter to win the lotto! The St. Louis-based Coldwell Banker-Premier Group has had three agents win the lottery in the past 18 months. In May 2013, real estate professional Jamie Aldridge started the winning streak when she scored a milli playing Powerball. Following...

Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and others, social networking has become an integral part of our everyday lives. But for real estate professionals, connecting with others via social networks is only part of the equation when it comes to running a profitable real estate firm. In fact, taking the time to network face to face with colleagues...

With wearable innovations already on the market (e.g., Samsung Gear, Pebble, Google Glass) and the recently announced Apple Watch hitting shelves next year, wearable tech may become an integral part of our lives much sooner than anticipated. Vogue China recently gave smartwatches its stamp of approval – meaning somewhere in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld is feverishly redesigning...