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Four Outdoor Projects to Raise the Value of Your Listings

We’ve made it through the dog days of summer. During this season, after months of researching properties online, buyers are taking to the streets in search of their next home. Real estate agents are plastering a sea of “Open House” ...


Gen Y wants to DIY! Fixer-Upper Features Interest Millennials

From craft beer to Pinterest crafts, the Millennial generation has embraced DIY projects. While some of us wouldn’t touch a fixer-upper home with a ten-foot pole, many Millennials, who dealt with student-loan debt and other recession-related money troubles, enjoy getting ...


How to Get Your First 10,000 Visitors to Your Real Estate Website

Long gone are the days when you could be a real estate agent and not worry about the Internet.  There are very few transactions these days where the buyer and seller don't start their research process online. That means if you aren't investing in a strong website presence as a ...


Mastering the CMA

The most significant part of the homebuying transaction is often price—knowing what your clients should pay for a home and developing a strategy to get to that figure. A new REALTOR® pricing certification course, Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA, will help real estate ...


Building and Maintaining Relationships: HSA Home Warranty Connects All the Dots

With more than three successful decades in real estate under his belt, Hadi Atri, president of RE/MAX Executives in Charlotte, N.C., understands just how important it is to make sure each and every client is taken care of throughout the transaction—and beyond. ...


Gap between Appraiser and Homeowner Perceptions Doubled in July

Appraiser opinions of home values were 2.33 percent lower than homeowner estimates in July, according to the latest Quicken Loans national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The gap between homeowner estimates and appraiser opinions of value in July was nearly double the gap ...


The Aging Housing Stock

The American housing stock continues to age, especially as residential construction continues its modest rebound after the Great Recession. According to the latest 2013 American Housing Survey (AHS), published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the median age of owner-occupied ...


Open Houses: Powerful or Pointless?

In the latest RISMedia survey, we asked our readers whether they’re still using the good ol’ fashioned open house as part of their marketing plan. After an overwhelming response, the tribe has spoken: 56 percent says they were pointless, while 44 ...


How to Be an Unstoppable Agent

We all know those agents who remain cool, calm and collected in the face of anything—challenging clients, setbacks in a transaction, you name it. Instead of throwing in the towel, they dig deep and are determined to turn any problem into an opportunity ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Hosts Gen Z Advisory Board to Advance Groundbreaking Research in Future Generation of Homebuyers

Continuing its groundbreaking industry research on the home-buying expectations of “Generation Z”—the current cohort of 21 million U.S. teens born from the mid-to-late 1990s through the present—Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently gathered a focus group of 13-18-year-olds at its Madison, N.J., Realogy headquarters, for a day-long Gen ...


How to Grow Your Business the Right Way

Growth in today’s recovering yet unpredictable real estate market requires careful analysis of your firm’s culture and your local markets. During RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange next month, a panel of savvy brokers will share their approaches for smart, sustainable growth… in ...


Technology: The Key to Mastering Success with Millennials

By 2020, millennials are predicted to hold $1.4 trillion in purchasing power, and as they enter the real estate market they will account for the greatest percentage of home sales.  Being that millennials were the first generation to be raised in the “Information ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Property Managers Keep Their Tenants Happy?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Silvia Englert, General Manager for Houserie.com Tenant Screening. ...


Study Shows Real Estate Firms Remain Confident about Future Profitability

Real estate firms are confident in the industry’s future growth and their increasing profitability, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Real Estate Firms. ...


Ask the Expert: Why Should I Learn about Real Estate IRAs?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Jason Craig, President of The Entrust Group. ...


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