By Lizzie Weakley Many homeowners don't fully utilize their basements; some even ignore their basement altogether. Rather than being wasted space, a basement can be great for storage, working areas and recreation. Here are four ideas for making the most of your basement by changing up the floor plan: Make a Secluded Office Space Thanks to their natural sound insulation,...

Editor's Note: This year's Power Broker ranking does not include Compass, which declined to separate residential and commercial sales volume data. The Power Broker Report ranks firms by closed residential sales volume only. Last year, Compass ranked No. 3, reporting $93,536,777,157 in residential sales volume for 2019. Compass reported $151.7 billion in gross transaction...

Credit: BHHS Ambassador Real Estate As CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate, Vince Leisey leads an organization that is on the cutting edge of a shifting real estate industry. He encourages an attitude of abundance that creates a culture that attracts all generations. Last year, BHHS Ambassador Real Estate began hosting Supercar Saturday...

By Jordan Grice Razor-thin inventory may be straining the housing market, but experts say the ongoing boom in home remodeling may be exacerbating the issue. “When the pandemic hit in mid-March, and the lockdown began, people were forced to use their homes differently and include a lot of functions that they hadn’t historically been doing out of their homes,”...

Editor’s Note: This year’s Power Broker ranking does not include Compass, which declined to separate residential and commercial sales volume data. The Power Broker Report ranks firms strictly by closed residential sales volume only. Last year, Compass ranked No. 3, reporting $93,536,777,157 in sales volume for 2019. Compass reported $151.7 billion in gross transaction...

By Anica Oaks If you have a home of your own, you already know how to think like a buyer. You know buyers look for a home that's structurally sound, with modern amenities and conveniences that fit their lifestyle. If you look at your home through a buyer’s eyes, you can anticipate what will appeal to their tastes and fill their needs. This sometimes means updating...

Do you need to ship a car? Maybe you have just been relocated across the country for a new job? It doesn't matter if you’re shipping a family car or if you’ve got something a little more exotic and expensive, it's important to understand the difference between the types of auto transport companies available for shipping cars and some of the things you need to...

It takes more than an attractive commission structure to capture agent interest these days. With brokerage competition at an all-time high, it's never been more important to double down on culture in your brokerage's and team's recruiting and retention strategies. During RISMedia's webinar, "How Your Company Culture Can Help You Attract and Keep Clients," moderated...

By Anita Ginsburg Spring brings warm weather, sunshine and an abundance of flowers, but it also brings about a few unique plumbing problems. While spring showers help your flowers and other plants to grow, rain can also cause plumbing issues. As the weather warms up, be on the lookout for these four springtime plumbing problems. Catching them early can save you a...

By Jordan Grice UC Berkeley Law Journal Says Commissioned Article Is Not an Official University Study in RISMedia Exclusive Real Estate Investigative Report The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is challenging a commissioned study that compares it and its members to a “cartel.” “The study in question is based on false premises and not grounded...