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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 ...


Leverage Social Collaboration to Motivate Agents

How do you get information about your properties in front of consumers and agents? Most likely you use the following typical marketing methods in your business: MLS, syndicate, print ads in newspapers, print brochures, open houses, and any number of other methods that ...


Home Prices on the Rise: Watching the Affordability Trajectory

Recently, one of the most closely-watched housing market indicators, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, was released, and the numbers largely confirmed what the market has known for a while: U.S. home prices continue to climb at a moderate pace. ...


Ask the Experts: Are All Teams Created Equal?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Arthur Darmanin, Chief Executive Officer with Sellstate Realty Systems Network, Inc. ...


Minding the Gap in Affordable Housing

The Gap: The Affordable Housing Gap Analysis 2016, a report released recently by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), paints a bleak picture of the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis. The reports finds that there is ...


Why Email Marketing Must Be a Priority for Real Estate Agents

Email is easily the most ubiquitous digital communication technology. Ninety-five percent of online consumers have at least one email address and most check their email every day. If you are not incorporating this valuable tool into ...


U.S. Housing Market Back on Track

Many of the nation's housing markets are getting back to normal heading into the spring homebuying season, according to the recently released Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®).However, there are pockets of weakness, particularly in the Great Lakes Region and the South outside ...


How to Buy or Sell Like a Pro

The housing market predictions are in and 2016 is set to be an active real estate year with a 3 percent increase in total home sales over 2015. ...


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