Consumer Tips


    Revamp Your Luxury Marketing Campaigns

    While luxury homes sales have been bearing the brunt of a mini-recession, recent stats have shown that the market may be on the upswing. According to recent data, while the supply of luxury homes has grown, the sale price has increased by 1 percent over the year. While this may not seem like a large […]

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    Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® Continues Growth and Innovation

    To say it’s been a busy year for Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is to understate the year 2019 for the Tampa-based company. Aside from celebrating its 25th anniversary in January, the company ranked as the No. 1 franchise opportunity in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®. It’s the 19th year in a row […]

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    These Cities Have Some of the Happiest Renters in the U.S.

    (TNS)—When you think about renting in the Bay Area, you might think of challenges like steep prices, low vacancies and endless apartment hunts. But a new report suggests you might be wrong. A new study from Zumper, an apartment search platform, suggests that the Bay Area has some of the happiest renters in the country. […]

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    Front and Center

    In our business, success is highly dependent on being front and center in the consumer’s eye. So, what happens when the center keeps moving? The poet W.B Yeats wrote, “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.” The introduction of iBuying has undoubtedly tested the center for the traditional brokerage model, but I don’t think things […]

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    Considering a Video Doorbell? Read This First!

    Smart home lovers likely rejoice at the continued flood of smart house accessories on the market, one of which are video security doorbells. According to the experts at Alarm New England, installing a doorbell camera can help secure your home and eliminate risks associated with opening the door for strangers, and law enforcement agencies across […]

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    A Successful Retirement Plan Takes Preparation

    NAR PULSE—Remind your agents that NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness is here to help with an array of resources—a retirement savings calculator, an interactive tool to test different financial scenarios and many retirement-related articles. Tell them to start planning today! Market Your Real Estate Effectively You could be missing an opportunity to reach your […]

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    Residential Economic Issues: NAR Talks Interest Rates, Market Trends and More

    With whispers of trade conflicts and housing bubbles permeating the industry, it can be difficult to gauge the health of the real estate market and what’s in store for the future. With the help of several notable industry economists and researchers, however, the picture becomes a little clearer. This past week, Lawrence Yun, chief economist […]

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    NAR Annual: Everything You Missed

    From November 8-11, 20,000 REALTORS® gathered for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, the industry’s largest meeting of the year. In case you missed it… On the Docket: Pocket Listings In one of the event’s most notable takeaways, NAR’s Board of Directors approved the Clear Cooperation Policy, or MLS Statement 8.0, which centers on “Coming Soon” […]

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    New Survey Reveals Holiday Travel Planning Trends

    (TNS)—One of the busiest travel seasons of the year is right around the corner. As the holiday season approaches, new research from the Travel Channel reveals insight into the travel plans and preferences of Americans—most importantly, how many of them are planning to take an end-of-year vacation. Clearly, U.S. travelers have been saving vacation days. […]

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    Exclusive Gala Honors Power Brokers, Features Keynote by ‘Shark Tank’ Star

    (Above) RISMedia’s 24th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner (Credit: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic) More than 600 brokerage executives and industry leaders came together for RISMedia’s 24th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo this weekend, in celebration of the elite Power Brokers ranked in RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker Report. […]

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