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Nominations for the Adam D. Cockey Jr Community Leadership Award are Open

July 16, 2014  |  by Jess

A courageous leader. A dedicated humanitarian. A person who is enthusiastic for helping the community. Do you know an MRIS subscriber who you believe fits the definition of the following five criteria? •    Leadership: Possesses the ability to motivate and inspire others to accomplish a specific goal or objective. This involves an element of risk in order to benefit others.... Continue Reading


Realtor Using Drone Vendor Receives Subpoena From FAA

July 14, 2014  |  by Ellen

A brokerage with offices in New York City, the Hamptons and Palm Beach, Florida received a subpoena from the FAA regarding their use of drones via a vendor to shoot aerial photography for marketing purposes. While the FAA allows drones to be used by hobbyists it prohibits them to be used for ‘commercial use’ and—when it comes to real estate—this... Continue Reading


Set Your Listing Alert Email Preferences in Keystone

July 11, 2014  |  by Jess

We will start sending the email alerts on important listing dates next week, but before we do, we want to encourage you to log in to Keystone and set your preferences for these alerts. Alerts can be sent 1, 5, and/or 10 days in advance. By default, these alerts are set to send 5 days before a due date for... Continue Reading

DC Metro - Key Trends - June 2014

RBI June 2014 Market Update: DC Median Sales Price Falls, Baltimore Sees Increase in Closed and New Pending Sales

July 10, 2014  |  by Corey

The following market highlights for the Washington, D.C. Metro and Baltimore, MD Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on June 2014 MRIS housing data. Click here to view the full releases. DC Metro Overview Median sales price falls for the first time in over two years; Sixth month of year-over-year decreases... Continue Reading

Keystone Changes Are Here

The Summer 2014 Keystone Enhancements are Here!

July 9, 2014  |  by Jess

Exciting news for our Keystone users! The enhancements we posted about last week are now available to help make your work life a little (or perhaps a lot) easier. Log in to Keystone to experience the following updates firsthand: Number of Attached Listing Documents Displayed (in Keystone AND Matrix) Keystone Listing Alerts Emails Schools Information Auto-Populate Option Find a Field/Picklist... Continue Reading

Capitol Hill Georgetown

Georgetown Versus Capitol Hill: Which Has The Lower Months Of Supply?

July 8, 2014  |  by Ellen

Are you as excited as we are about the expanded offerings for all the real estate data we have at our fingertips? Now with our new SmartCharts Pro product agents can find out so much more information than ever before including how many months of supply are available. Since that is a hot topic in this low inventory market we... Continue Reading

Pinpointing Your Location

Mobile Monday: How to Better Pinpoint Your Location with Homesnap Pro

July 7, 2014  |  by Jess

Happy Monday! We hope each of you had a nice holiday weekend and that you’re continuing to have a wonderful week! Are you a Homesnap Pro user who is having a little trouble with Homesnap Pro finding your location when you’re out in the field? Last week, our friends at Homesnap posted a blog on pinpointing your location using the... Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July

Upcoming Keystone Updates: Celebrate Your Independence!

July 4, 2014  |  by Jess

All week we’ve posted about the new enhancements coming up for Keystone, but there are more updates than there are days in this work-week, and today is a holiday! In honor of the day, let’s celebrate your upcoming independence from having to do the following in Keystone: 1. Staying up late to submit a listing. No more will you have... Continue Reading


Upcoming Keystone Updates: Listing Alert Email Reminders

July 3, 2014  |  by Diane Ives

Real Estate agents are often very busy and don’t log in to Keystone every day. Would an email reminder that your listing is about to expire in Keystone help? When the next round of Keystone updates are released, you’ll be able to select the option of receiving email reminders by logging into Keystone and clicking on Preferences. On the top... Continue Reading


Latest Trends in Outdoor Entertaining

July 2, 2014  |  by Tera

With outdoor entertaining season at its peak, there’s no doubt we’ve all been seeing some amazing outdoor spaces.  Here are some of the latest trends that have home owners extending their living space outdoors.  Outdoor fireplaces are getting more elaborate, they are almost like an additional piece of furniture in and of themselves. Built in grill stations (with shelving, countertops) are... Continue Reading