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Why Are 150 Top Brokers Gathering in New York Today?

Given the demands of running a leading real estate firm in today’s market, brokers need a very compelling reason to take time away from the office to attend an industry event. RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange—kicking off today at Manhattan’s Yale ...


Addressing the Lead Conversion Conundrum

For real estate professionals across the board, successfully converting online leads into clients can be a challenging proposition, considering the numerous demands on their time. Agents, by necessity, focus on the customers that are ready to transact, and are traditionally ill equipped to ...


5 Ways to Craft a Compelling Media Pitch

Business owners need to be able to sell their news to the media and the public if they want coverage. But how do you go about garnering media coverage? Simple: You have to craft a compelling pitch. Here are five ways to ...


Top 20 Home Buying Destinations in the Americas

Whether looking for a place to retire, searching for vacation homes, or daydreaming about living “somewhere sunny and 75,” Americans are searching online for a home away from home. ...


Low-Value Homes Leading the Climb Out of Negative Equity

The U.S. negative equity rate dropped below 15 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Zillow® Negative Equity Report, but nearly 20 percent of condo-owners remain underwater. ...


Latino Real Estate Leaders and Top Housing Executives Gather in Chicago for NAHREP Annual Convention

The nation’s housing industry and business leaders will gather at NAHREP’s 2015 National Convention & Latin Music Festival, a three-day, world-class event sponsored by Quicken Loans that spotlights the latest developments in Hispanic real estate and lending markets. NAHREP’s convention ...


A Look Inside the NYC Luxe Life

Ever wonder what it would be like to live the life of a Manhattan mogul or city-dwelling celeb? Well, guests at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange this week will get to experience that lifestyle first hand—at least for an hour or two!—during the event’s unique closing event, “The Ultimate ...


Common Myths about Boosting Property Value

Determining items that add value to your client’s property can sometimes be vexing. They can spend a lot of money on improvements thinking they’ll add value to their home, but it won’t matter if the appraiser doesn’t agree. ...


Creating a Happy Workplace: How to Sustain a Culture of Enthusiasm and Engagement

What makes for a happy workplace? Is it state-of-the art facilities, ongoing training opportunities, extra vacation days, or simply a rewarding salary? After working with leaders of real estate companies for nearly 20 years, and in my position of leadership as Buffini & ...


Helping Clients with Pets Find the Perfect Home

Pets are family. Ask anyone who has one. For this reason, you'll add tremendous value to any home search you conduct when you stay informed and mindful of a few simple things on behalf of your clients with pets. ...


How Tech-Savvy Home Upgrades Can Move Your Listings Faster

Real estate, like many other industries, is founded on an age-old principle—buy low, sell high. Home sellers want to price their home for its highest value, and buyers want to find a dream home that will ...


How to Inspire Sellers to Stage Their Homes before Listing Them

It has taken some time, but the housing market is finally turning around. Rising sales mean that sellers need an edge if they want to come out on top. As real estate agents, we know that staging a house can help a seller ...


The Listing Mastermind

Over the past several months, in conjunction with RISMedia, we have focused on providing webinar mastermind groups to help agents and brokers dominate their markets with listings. ...


The Best Day of the Year to Buy a Home

If you’ve ever bought a home, you’ve likely heard from your REALTOR® that it’s better to buy in the fall and winter months to get the best deal — given less competition from other buyers in these colder months when families are entrenched in the back-to-school schedule. ...


New Home Construction Trailing Job Growth in Majority of Metro Areas

Despite positive improvements in the labor market in recent years, new home construction is currently insufficient in a majority of metro areas and is contributing to persistent housing shortages and unhealthy price growth in many markets, according to new research from the National Association ...


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