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Stock Market Volatility Good for Some Housing Markets, Bad for Others

Instead of starting with a bang, 2016 kicked off with a plunge. On the first day of trading, Jan. 4, the American indexes recorded the biggest losses ever ...


Talking Tech with Tyler Smith

This month we take it to the other side of the aisle to catch up with a guy who talks and thinks tech nearly 24/7. Tyler Smith is the Founder and CEO of SkySlope, a ...


Inside the Mind of International Buyers

It’s happening more and more, so you’ve likely noticed an upswing of interest in your listings from international buyers. If you find yourself struggling to engage the potential business you’re being offered there are a few things you want to consider. ...


Keeping Back to Basics Front and Center

Marketing and technology evolve at a dizzying pace in today’s world. Just when you think you’ve come up with the right strategy and mastered the latest app, the next best thing hits the streets and you’re suddenly behind the pack. Keeping up has ...


Keep Calm: An Instagram Change Is Coming

Instagram recently announced some big algorithm changes that have created panic in the social media world. According to their blog, rather than displaying in the familiar reverse-chronological order, Instagram will organize users’ feeds “to show the moments [they] believe [followers] will ...


Super-Charging Culture with the Mega Office

The office space that a real estate company occupies should create a positive energy and culture that helps everyone be more productive. But just as important, your environment should make your agents want to come to the office each day. Our organization just ...


American Dream: The Changing Interests of Homebuyers throughout the Decades

Those immersed in housing trends likely know what makes today's buyers tick: updated kitchens and bathrooms, ample closet space, low-maintenance features, in-home technology. But what excited potential homebuyers a decade ago is vastly different from what interests today's generation of homeowners. This ...


Sales Seesaw: Vacation Homes Retreat, Investment Purchases Leap

Vacation home sales cooled off in 2015 but remained at the second highest amount in nearly a decade, while investment purchases increased for the first time in five years, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released by the National Association of ...


Smart Home, Happy Pet: How Today’s Tech Is Changing the Game for Pet Owners

The smart home revolution has led to some mind-boggling advances to our daily routine. From brewing a world-class cup of coffee from your smart phone to streaming your favorite Spotify playlist through a lightbulb in the kitchen, it seems there’s no end to the daily life ...


Keepin’ It Weird: 8 Bizarre Bathrooms from Around the World

From pop-up toilets in city streets to a bathroom surrounded entirely by an aquarium, these public and private bathrooms are beyond bizarre—and you need to see them! ...


6 Myths of Employee Engagement

With today’s global ability to produce carbon copy technology and business models, people truly are a company’s only competitive advantage. Businesses that want to accentuate and optimize their competitive talent advantage focus on employee engagement strategies that improve overall workforce productivity and return ...


Andy Warhol’s First New York Art Studio Listed for $10M

Heads up Art History lovers: Andy Warhol's very first studio, located in New York's Upper East Side, is now on the market. ...


The Numbers Don’t Lie…but They Don’t Tell the Whole Story Either

The fact that the Top 1,000 firms in RISMedia’s 2016 Power Broker Report collectively amassed more than $1.1 trillion in sales volume in 2015 unquestionably signifies important growth in the residential real estate sector—to the tune of $150 billion more in sales ...


Considering a Convention? Just Go for It!

I’m writing this column shortly after returning home from the annual RE/MAX R4 convention, a four-day extravaganza of education, fun and networking with nearly 6,000 top brokers and sales associates from all over the world. To me, events like this are invaluable investments ...


Buyers and Sellers Alike Reap the Benefits Associated with Home Warranties

From providing homeowners with peace of mind to safeguarding buyers and sellers from the expense of covered system and appliance failures, home warranties are an integral piece of the puzzle as they make their way through one of the biggest purchases they’ll make ...


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