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3 Strategies for Attracting Real Estate’s Future Leaders: Adapting to the Millennial Mindset

We’re seeing it everywhere: the American workforce is in the midst of an “aging out” epidemic. According to the Department of Labor, last year more than 40 percent of workers aged 55 and above were still in ...


(Not So) Happy Holidays: How Seasonal Decorations Can Botch Your Sale

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 ...


A Growing Footprint, a Steadfast Commitment to Providing Agents the Tools and Systems They Need to Succeed

Building a successful brokerage is all about being agent-centric according to Ken Crowley, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Realty Group and RE/MAX 100 in Gaithersburg, Md. RISMedia recently caught up with Ken to talk about his company’s latest acquisition and the tech tools that help his agents be most productive. ...


6 Key Benefits of Upstream

While this year has been a big one for Upstream, unveiled to the public last May, 2016 will be even bigger. ...


Helping You Stay on Top of the Housing Market

Share Current, Trusted Content with Your Clients ...


Get the Right Coverage for 2016

NAR PULSE—Do you currently have qualified major medical coverage? Think you’re paying too much? Then check out the private Members Health Insurance Exchange to make sure your plan is still the best one for you. It’s just for NAR members, ...


The Power of a Network

When it comes to real estate, the strength of your network can be a strong contributor to your ability to innovate. As a growing brand, we at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate talk to many prospective companies over the course of a given year. Beyond the brand story, tools, ...


Getting to the Next Level

Stop making resolutions and take control of your day, your business, your income, and your life. ...


Staying on the Leading Edge of Technology

For Jeff Detwiler, president & COO of The Long & Foster Companies, staying on the leading edge of real estate technology is not something to be taken lightly. In fact, the nation’s No. 1 family-owned company is so dedicated to investing in the ...


How Can You Prepare for a Pre-Listing Home Inspection?

A couple of the first questions you may ask once you decide to list your home for sale are: what will a home inspector be looking at and how can I possibly prepare for a home inspection? ...


Home Staging: Pro Tips for Appealing to the Senses

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 ...


The .REALTOR Web Address: A Key Component of Your 2016 Branding Strategy

Whether triggered by market changes, competition, mergers, or an outdated image, every branding strategy needs periodic updates to keep pace with the latest and greatest in the industry. ...


Spotlight: Taking the Unexpected Expense Out of Home Repairs

Steve Douglas, an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Oro Valley, Ariz., has been a REALTOR® for close to 15 years. ...


Systems, Programs and Processes Secure Success

“Ultimately, everyone should want to create value when they are building their real estate business,” says Cleve Gaddis of Gaddis Partners, RE/MAX Center. Read on for insight on creating stable systems and a successful business you can be proud of. ...


Ask the Experts: How to Collect More Accurate Contact Information from Open House Visitors

In today’s Ask the Expert column, we ask Mark Tepper, SeniorVice President of Sales for Open Home Pro® how agents can collect more accurate contact information from open house visitors. ...


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