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How Much Does a Hollywood Star Pay for 5,600-Square-Feet in L.A. Neighborhood?

(MCT)—An updated 1920s Spanish Colonial and guesthouse with killer views of the surrounding hillsides and cityscape of Los Feliz, Calif., is now home to celebrity Michael C. Hall of television’s “Dexter” fame. ...


Winning the Short Sale Battle for a Military Family: Meet our Real Estate Pro of the Month

Over the last month, we asked our Facebook Fans to submit their greatest Success Stories for consideration for our brand new Real Estate Pro of the Month contest. Brokers and REALTORS® nationwide submitted tremendous stories of their accomplishments and the many ...


Pocket Listings: Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

A pocket listing is one which is held by the listing agent, and not advertised through public channels such as the MLS. While they are more frequently found in commercial transactions (some brokerages specifically advertise for principals only on Loopnet or ...


10 Reasons Why Real Estate Professionals Should Be on Google+

Google+ continues to establish itself as one of the top social media platforms, especially in the world of real estate. In fact, according to Forbes magazine, Google+ is the second largest social network with 343 million active users. While ...


May Pending Home Sales Highest in Six Years – Buyers Want to Buy before Rates Go Up – 7 Tips How You Can Help Them

Pending home sales rose in May to the highest level since late 2006, implying a possible spark as mortgage interest rates began to rise, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Rising Home Prices, Increasing Equity Spark Move-up Sales

This week’s breaking news regarding the significant jump in April home prices - posting record monthly growth and the fastest year-over-year growth in seven years - is just the latest in a series of statistics confirming that the real estate ...


6 Unique Wants of Younger Buyers

We already know that today's breed of buyers is unlike the generation that came before. Tech savvy and always on the go, Millennial buyers—a blanket term that includes Gen Y and the Echoboomers—have different expectations when it comes to buying a ...


Success Strategies for Attracting Next Gen Consumers and Agents

One of the top challenges brokers face today is attracting next gen consumers and agents. Brokers need to grasp expectations for both groups while balancing needs of their established ranks. ...


Is Your Technology Working for – or Against – You? We Want to Know!

Take RISMedia’s Technology Survey and Be Entered to Win a Dell M110 Ultra-Mobile HD Projector! ...


Win Listings with a Free Listing Presentation

Show sellers all your online AND mobile marketing, including how you reach buyers on major sites like realtor.com®, MSN® and AOL®. ...


Hot Property: Drew Barrymore Lists Her Wedding Site

(MCT)—Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant William Kopelman, have listed the Montecito estate where they were wed at $7.5 million. ...


Living Smart: Hiring a House Sitter

(MCT)—For many of us, summer is the ideal time of year to take extended trips away from home. It’s also the perfect time of year for burglars to go on the prowl for easy break-in opportunities where their activities won’t quickly ...


Do Your Agents Need More ‘Stuff’?

Put another way—would your agents be more productive fully implementing all the systems tools and training you have already provided? Or is it a little of both? ...


Home Sales Rise with Strong Increases – How to Get Your Piece of the Pie

Home sales are on their way up; existing-home sales improved in May and remain solidly above a year ago, while the median price continued to rise by double-digit rates from a year earlier, according to a release yesterday from the National ...


Would Abolishing Fannie and Freddie Stall the Real Estate Recovery?

Earlier this month, a bipartisan bill was put forth that would liquidate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities behind private capital. While the legislation is in the very early stages, there is ...


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