By Chuck Tripp If you’re looking for a way to add style and value to your home, skylights might be the perfect solution. It will take some planning, but a well-designed skylight comes with a multitude of benefits — not just beauty and value, but possibly energy savings and health benefits, as well. Here is an in-depth look at some of the rewards that skylights...

From installing new cabinet doors to renovating old furnishings, there are many ways to modernize and brighten your kitchen without committing to a complete renovation. Painting, changing cabinet doors and drawer pulls, or adding a kitchen island are all options that you can use to modernize your kitchen. By choosing colors, patterns and styles that you really love,...

‘Tis the season for giving! From pop-by gifts and greeting cards to gift cards and more, there’s no better time of year to show appreciation for the clients who make this business so rewarding. And we’re giving back, too. Simply follow RISMedia on Facebook and comment on our contest post with your response to the question above for your chance to win a $50...

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is gawking at tawdry, awkward and straight up weird holiday decorations. I can't help it. There's so much fun to be had rubbernecking at tacky decorations! I blame my strange fascination on this guy: But there can be lessons learned in witnessing the good, the bad and the tacky. Lessons for all of us, like how not to...

By Anita Alvarez The sharing economy has already seen wild disruption in the transportation and travel industries with Uber and Lyft. Experts are trying to predict if the next wave of sharing economy innovations will hit the retail industry. However, real estate is fluctuating in its response to the sharing economy, wondering what effect it will have on small and...

The positive or negative response we get upon entering a room is nearly instantaneous. We don’t need to carefully examine each corner, or walk around turning over every pillow to decide if a room makes us feel good or not. But, what is it that gives us such a strong first impression? Many of the ways we experience a room have to do with a psychological response...

By Terri Engels You’ve packed up your dorm room, thrown your Frisbee into storage, and have bid adieu to those cumbersome textbooks. College has culminated, so what now? This exciting time in a young person’s life is ruled by one question: what’s next? For many, that answer takes quite a while to define. Many millennials are open to moving back to their parents’...

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! ...