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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 ...


Webinar for Money Makers: Real Estate Technology You Need to Succeed

New real estate technology arrives faster than you can say, “Sold!” How can you separate the tools too good to pass up from the ones too good to be true? In this month’s webinar, “Money Makers: Real Estate Technology You Need to Succeed,” ...


FSBOs: Untapped Opportunities Waiting for You

Real estate agents who see a For Sale By Owner listing and get discouraged need to change their tune and instead see an opportunity. A savvy agent sees FSBO listings as their next client. It’s no secret that the number one reason someone ...


White House Makes Solar Power Accessible to Lower-Income Households

In an effort to “scale up” solar, the Obama Administration recently announced an initiative that will result in lower household energy bills and job growth in the clean energy sector. The initiative, unveiled by the White House earlier this week, will ...


Consumer Housing Attitudes Signal Healthier Purchase Market Ahead

Americans’ outlook toward the current home selling market and the future of home rental prices may bode well for purchase activity this year, according to results from Fannie Mae's June 2015 National Housing Survey™. Amid continued strong ...


For Builders, Labor/Subcontractor Shortage Intensifies

A survey of single-family builders conducted by NAHB in June 2015 shows that shortages of labor and subcontractors—already quite widespread in mid-2014—have become even more widespread during the past year. ...


It’s Crunch-Time for CFPB Compliance

While the new October 3 effective date has given brokers and agents a little more breathing room, there is still a lot to be done in order to prepare for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms, ...


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