Posted on Jul 19 2022 - 10:30am by Paige Brown
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By Brentnie Daggett, Rentec Direct Summer is in full swing, and here in my home state of Oregon we’ve already experienced our first heat wave of 2022. Our homes have long been designed to protect us from the cold and the elements, but what about high temperatures? Many homeowners may not realize that extreme heat can affect their homes in a number of ways.  Potential...

By Lizzie Weakley  Homeowners should have their roof checked every year or two for possible deterioration and unseen damage. Following a major storm, you may want to have the roof inspected, especially if you believe high winds or heavy snow have damaged the shingles or gutters. When choosing a roofer, however, don't automatically hire the one offering the lowest...

By Devin Meenan RISMedia’s latest Webinar–“Creative Marketing Ideas to Move Your Listings Faster”–moderator Anthony Lamacchia, broker/owner and CEO of the Lamacchia Companies, led a discussion on how to effectively and creatively reach clients. Panelists were Amanda Pflieger, director of demand generation at Curbio; Chad Grey, an agent...

By Anica Oaks  Real estate is a very competitive industry. Whether you're a landlord, investor or management company, your website can play a vital role in your success. You can use your website to draw more customers to your real estate business, ultimately gaining new clients and exceeding your goals. Here are a few ways to use your website to help your real estate...

By Meghan Belnap  Living in the country is at the core of many people's dreams. Fresh air, gardens and wild animals are a big part of the draw. If you're considering a move to the country, there are some things you should know about maintaining a rural property. Here are a few tips to help you keep your rural home in top shape. Water Well
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By Brooke Chaplan There are several tasks to take care of before putting your home on the market. For example, you need to take the time to boost your curb appeal. After all, you want to make a good impression on your potential buyers. If they arrive at your home and notice an unsightly exterior, they may be hesitant to step inside your home. It is important to keep...

By Emma Sturgis Buying or selling a home can be an extremely overwhelming process. You must know what to look for in your buying or selling agent to make sure they will be a good fit for you. Whether you're buying your first home, moving up the market or downsizing as retirement approaches, real estate agents can help navigate this important decision. Here are the...

By Paige Brown Over 400 real estate brokerage owners and leading decision-makers participated in RISMedia’s latest webinar, “Leading Brokers Examine Today's State of the Valuation and the M&A Landscape.” George Slusser, partner at WAV Group and long-time industry veteran on brokerage valuation and mergers & acquisitions led the webinar...

By Lizzie Weakly  If you are a person who loves to work with your hands, construction skills can be very useful. Whether it is around your own home or on a job, having skills that are always in high demand can make your life easier. Should you be curious as to just how your construction skills can come in handy, here are five ways they can help at home and at work.  Making...

By Paige Tepping During RISMedia's recent webinar—"Do You Need an iBuyer Offering? Pros and Cons"—panelists Erin Cestero, president – San Antonio division, JBGoodwin REALTORS®; and Brian Megliola, chief operating officer/owner, Coldwell Banker Community REALTORS®, explored the pros and cons of iBuyer offerings and what success should look like...