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Webinar: Goodbye Peaks and Valleys, Hello Year-Round Success!

The market is unpredictable–your income doesn’t have to be. Workman Success Systems Founder and CEO Verl Workman and RE/MAX Center’s Cleve Gaddis are back for another installment of RISMedia’s popular Agent Webinar Series, where they’ll discuss the secrets to year-round sales success, including: ...


Why the Future of SEO Is ‘UnOptimized!’ — Part 1

“Less is more.” The catch phrase of every minimalist is often used to talk about ad design, salt intake, or feng shui furniture layouts, but what about when it comes to web traffic? While this may seem contradictory to traditional search marketing goals, ...


Existing-Home Sales Maintain Steady Incline

Existing-home sales steadily increased for the third consecutive month in July, while stubbornly low inventory levels and rising prices are likely to blame for sales to first-time buyers falling to their lowest share since January, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


How to Write a Compelling Real Estate Listing

Writing a compelling real estate listing will help ensure that your listing generates interest and produces showings that result in a sale. Your listing is the primary way you'll promote your property to potential buyers. It must catch the readers' eye and pique ...


A Place in the Sun: Google’s Project Sunroof Helps Homeowners Embrace Solar

Just Google it. A new tool we never knew we needed has just rolled out from deep within the goat-maintained Googleplex. Project Sunroof, engineered by East Coast Googler Carl Elkin, proves to solar-skeptical homeowners that solar power is attainable, ...


Corporate Relocation Business Development: Survey Results Summary

Thanks to all who participated in RIS Consulting Group’s survey last month. We hope you’ll find your colleagues’ feedback useful and interesting. A response summary of survey questions follows. ...


Foreclosure Activity Increases 7 Percent in July, Bank Repossessions Reach 30-Month-High

RealtyTrac® recently released its July 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 124,910 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—in July, up 7 percent from the previous month and up 14 percent from a ...


New Single-Family Home Size Trends Flat

The typical size of newly built single-family homes was effectively unchanged from the first to second quarter of 2015, posting small quarterly declines. The current data is consistent with the general trend of flat growth for the size of typical newly-built homes, a pattern that took ...


Ask the Expert: What Are Common Inquiries about a Home’s Water Quality?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Charles Furlough, Vice President of Field Operations of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. ...


The Top 5 Things to Know about TRID Now

With TRID’s (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule) effective date of October 3, 2015 approaching, lenders, real estate agents and settlement agents need to be taking stock of their preparedness and communicating among themselves and with consumers about what to expect. ...


How Long Does It Take to Build a Single-Family Home?

The 2014 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that the average completion time of a single-family house is around 7 months, which usually includes around 25 days from authorization to start and another 6 months to finish the ...


REALTORS: How Do You Stay Safe?

When real estate professionals are in the field, safety should be one of their utmost concerns. With REALTOR® Safety Month just around the corner, and the looming anniversary of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter's death, agents should take a few moments ...


High-Level Information and Networking Help Brokers Shape Success

Critical issues that stand to change the way successful real estate firms operate will be closely examined at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange next month. The now sold-out, invitation-only Real Estate CEO Exchange, “Building Sustainable Success,” will take a realistic look at ...


Sand or Rock: How Stable Is the Foundation Your Business Is Built Upon?

Real estate agents come into this business with a great attitude of making big money and serving a lot of clients. They believe that once they get their license, people will flock to them and they’ll automatically start selling houses. While I wish ...


Residential Loan Originations Up 23 Percent

RealtyTrac®recently released its Q2 2015 U.S. Residential Loan Origination Report, which shows that 1,950,267 loans were originated on single-family homes and condos in the second quarter, up 22 percent from the previous quarter and up 23 percent from a year ago to the ...


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