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Real Estate Meets Reality TV at RISMedia’s Ultimate Power Broker Open House

Experiencing the one-of-a-kind, luxury lifestyle only found in Manhattan, attendees of this year’s Ultimate Power Broker Open House Experience—the closing to RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange – got a taste of the reality TV spotlight while touring a multimillion-dollar Flatiron listing. ...


The Story of 2015′s Housing Market: Millennials are NOT the Rent Generation

Millennials, who have been nicknamed the ‘generation of renters,’ are proving the critics wrong this year when it comes to home buying. Almost 65 percent of millennials aged 21 ...


Fifty-Four Percent of Metros on Pace to Reach Eight-Year High in Home Sales

Things are looking good for the future of housing—single family home and condo sales through August were on pace for an eight-year high nationwide. This data comes from a recently released RealtyTrac® August 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows a ...


Leadership from the Outside, In

“Don’t study the great realty companies, study the great companies,” said Paul Charron. “The great companies will have something for you to take away.” As chairman of the board for the Campbell’s Soup Company with a rich career of leading many diverse firms ...


August Brings Stall in Existing-Home Sales

Following three straight months of gains, existing-home sales dipped in August despite slowing price growth and a positive turnaround in the share of sales to first-time buyers, according to the National Association ...


How U.S. Monetary Policy Influences Mortgage Rates

“Mortgage rates are at near-historic lows.” “Lock now before the Fed raises interest rates.” When your clients are in the market for a mortgage, they may be hearing these messages often with little or no idea how ...


Finally: Foreclosure Activity Decreases 6 Percent Following Five Consecutive Months of Increases

Data from the recently released August 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ shows a total of 109,561 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — in August, down 12 percent from the previous month and down 6 percent from a ...


Four New Facebook Advertising Features That Will Boost Your Business

With all the content being shared on Facebook, even the greatest content strategy can fall victim to the “noise” of social media. However, if you’re willing to dedicate some extra time and money, Facebook advertising can help you stand out from the crowd. ...


Economic Outlook and Forecast: Jobs, Inventory, Mortgage Rates and Inflation

Economic growth mildly contracted in the first quarter of 2015, but will pick up in the second quarter and second half of the year. For the year as a whole, GDP will expand at 2.1 percent: not a bad number, but not great. ...


Why Are 150 Top Brokers Gathering in New York Today?

Given the demands of running a leading real estate firm in today’s market, brokers need a very compelling reason to take time away from the office to attend an industry event. RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange—kicking off today at Manhattan’s Yale ...


5 Ways to Craft a Compelling Media Pitch

Business owners need to be able to sell their news to the media and the public if they want coverage. But how do you go about garnering media coverage? Simple: You have to craft a compelling pitch. Here are five ways to ...


A Look Inside the NYC Luxe Life

Ever wonder what it would be like to live the life of a Manhattan mogul or city-dwelling celeb? Well, guests at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange this week will get to experience that lifestyle first hand—at least for an hour or two!—during the event’s unique closing event, “The Ultimate ...


Helping Clients with Pets Find the Perfect Home

Pets are family. Ask anyone who has one. For this reason, you'll add tremendous value to any home search you conduct when you stay informed and mindful of a few simple things on behalf of your clients with pets. ...


How Tech-Savvy Home Upgrades Can Move Your Listings Faster

Real estate, like many other industries, is founded on an age-old principle—buy low, sell high. Home sellers want to price their home for its highest value, and buyers want to find a dream home that will ...


New Home Construction Trailing Job Growth in Majority of Metro Areas

Despite positive improvements in the labor market in recent years, new home construction is currently insufficient in a majority of metro areas and is contributing to persistent housing shortages and unhealthy price growth in many markets, according to new research from the National Association ...


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