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One Agent’s Harrowing Tale Of Escape During A Showing

February 19, 2015  |  by Ellen

World News Videos | US News Videos In case you missed the story on last week’s 20/20 about a real estate agent in San Antonio who was attacked by a client she was showing homes to, please watch the video above or check out the link here. We have heard too many stories like this one lately so we want... Continue Reading


Oscar-Worthy Home Theaters

February 18, 2015  |  by Tera

Just in time for the Academy Awards, a number of active homes for sale in Maryland, Virginia and DC include Oscar-worthy home theaters. These theater rooms could be the perfect spot to watch this year’s winning titles and the award show. These homes include state-of-the-art theaters, stadium seating and sometimes even offer the television for sale with the listing. Check... Continue Reading

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Pop-a-Note: The Key to Frequent Communication

February 17, 2015  |  by RISMedia

Staying in touch with clients is always a crucial must for real estate agents trying to stay afloat in the biz. But regardless of whether or not a transaction has come to a close, keeping in touch with all clients is imperative in order to stay top of mind to those who may want to use your services again later... Continue Reading


Updates On The FAA Stance For Drone Usage In Real Estate

February 16, 2015  |  by Ellen

The latest hot topic for photography professionals is starting to see a conclusion in sight—but it still might be two years away. After a lengthy public discourse, the FAA has proposed new rules for drone usage which may make it much easier for real estate agents to use drones for their work needs but if passed the rules won’t be in place... Continue Reading


This Week’s Most Fascinating Articles From Inman Select

February 13, 2015  |  by Ellen

Want the latest industry news without having to pay for it? You can have it as part of your MRIS core subscription. Just use your MRIS login to gain free access to Inman Select so you can get the scoop on breaking industry news before your clients hear about it through the grapevine. Sign up for your free access here (MRIS login... Continue Reading


One Economist’s Take On What It Takes To Reform Taxes

February 12, 2015  |  by Ellen

The economist Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D writes a monthly column on money, taxes, and finance policy. This month he touched on the recent discussions about the 529 college savings plan. We’re posting his column here since some of the points he raised could come up in the debates about mortgage interest deduction too. Tax Reformless The combination of ongoing weak GDP growth... Continue Reading

Oil Prices

How Will Oil Price Drop Affect Housing?

February 11, 2015  |  by Ellen

The following is an article from the real estate newsletter REAL Trends. Written by Steve Murray, publisher. If you’ve been to the pump lately, you’ve surely had sticker shock in a good way. Another positive thing about oil price drops is that, experts say, it’s a good thing for the housing market. American consumers will have more spendable income, feel... Continue Reading

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RBI January 2015 Market Update: DC Metro Market Starts Strong, Foreclosure Sales Continue to Rise in Baltimore

February 10, 2015  |  by Corey

The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Metro Area housing markets has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on January 2015 MRIS housing data. DC Metro Overview January home prices, contracts and closed sales up over 2014 levels The Washington DC Metro housing market started 2015 on a good note,... Continue Reading

New Login Screen

New MRIS Login Screen Launching Tonight

February 9, 2015  |  by Jess

MRIS will be performing work tonight to improve our login process for MRIS systems. If you are using MRIS systems tonight, February 9, after 10pm, you may be prompted to log in to MRIS a second time while this work is being completed. What does this mean for you? Tomorrow morning when you log into any MRIS system, you’ll notice... Continue Reading


Here’s What’s Happening Over On Inman Select

February 6, 2015  |  by Ellen

MRIS is proud to be one of the first MLSs in the country to add free subscription access to the industry-leading Inman Select for our customers. Sign up for your free access here (MRIS login required) so you can read interviews and thought-provoking essays from people at the forefront of real estate. Here’s a few articles from the site this week. Brad Inman writes... Continue Reading