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Then and Now: Living Arrangements in American Households

Revisiting population data, the U.S. Census Bureau recently zeroed in on the living arrangements of adults over the last 40-plus years. Notably, the majority of adults in both 1970 and 2014 shared a household with a spouse. But if trends bear out, the ...


Edging Out the Competition: Why Resort and Second-Home Property Specialists are Taking Over Their Markets

As a real estate agent, it’s important to excel in your field. But with a market that fluctuates with every passing season, shining in a specialized area will not only help you stand out, it will also allow you to eclipse the competition. ...


Broker Superstars Show How to Make It Big in Real Estate

At RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange this September, a blockbuster line-up of some of real estate’s most successful brokerage leaders – led by acclaimed coaching expert Dermot Buffini - will reveal the many facets of what it takes to build a winning ...


How to Win Back Google’s Love

Admit it, you’ve Googled yourself or your company to see where you rank and haven’t been too happy with the results. Maybe you found yourself hovering near the bottom of the first page, or worse yet, had to click the “next” button because ...


Three Must-Haves to Recruit Millennial Agents

As a generation expected to surpass the number of baby boomers in the U.S., millennials are a target audience for businesses and advertisers. Known for being career-driven, educated, and progressive individuals, millennials are clearly making their dent in the workforce. ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in June as Home Prices Surpass July 2006 Peak

Existing-home sales increased in June to their highest pace in over eight years, while the cumulative effect of rising demand and limited supply helped push the national median sales price to an all-time high, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions ...


Over 50 Percent of All Digital Time Now Spent on Mobile

In 2011, just 35 percent of American adults owned a smartphone. Today, nearly 64 percent of American adults own one. Smartphones are so prevalent, they even have their own physical condition attributed to them: text neck. But in all ...


Reader Rewards: Sit Back, Relax and Enter for Your Chance to Win

Between a parade of listing appointments, showings, negotiations and home inspections, carving out time to rest is easier said than done. As real estate’s busiest time of year marches on, we want to know: How are you unwinding this summer? ...


Webinar Recap: Keep Up with Technology or Be Left Behind

It’s safe to say that in 2015, if agents aren’t utilizing technology to the fullest, including social media, they are leaving money on the table, according to the latest RISMedia Agent Webinar entitled “Money Makers: Real Estate Technology You Need to Succeed.” Moderated ...


It’s Not about You Anymore

In real estate, it’s all about you, right? It’s your face and your name on the lawn sign, business card, office and marketing. That’s how much of your business is generated, right? People recognize your face and ...


Why Digital Marketing is a Must in Real Estate

If you want to survive as a real estate agent in today’s Internet savvy world, you need to go digital with your marketing. This was the important message delivered by Garry Wise and Chris ...


U.S. Foreclosure Starts Come at 10-Year-Low

RealtyTrac® recently released its Midyear 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 597,589 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—in the first half of 2015, down 13 percent from the previous six months and down ...


5 Reasons Why Blog Readers Make the Best Real Estate Clients

Keeping a consistent real estate blog is a lot of work. On top of the actual job of being a REALTOR®, a blog requires a layer of technical knowledge and writing skill, and demands some artistic and creative talent as well. Successful blogging ...


Lifestyle Choices—Not Student Debt—Keeping Homeownership at Bay for Millennials

The homeownership rate is falling — from a high of 69 percent in the mid-2000s to less than 64 percent today — and lack of millennial demand is a major factor. Some even see a lower homeownership ...


Superstar Brokers Share Their Blueprints for Success

Securing long-term success for your real estate firm means courting new ideas, new business models and new partnerships. This September, three top Power Brokers will share rare insights into how they built firms designed to withstand the changes of a volatile marketplace and ...


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