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T3 Summit

Swanepoel Power200 at T3 Summit

April 11, 2014  |  by Jess

MRIS President & CEO David Charron is away at the T3 Summit this week. This Swanepoel event brings together diverse real estate leadership including Richard Smith of Realogy, Sherry Chris of BH&G, Dale Stinton of NAR, Jon Coile of Champion, Jeff Detwiler of Long and Foster and more. While there, David met with some of his esteemed colleagues who were... Continue Reading


Relieve the Time Crunch with REsource

April 11, 2014  |  by RISMedia

Being a real estate professional requires a lot of time and also, ninja-like time management skills. Add managing your own website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube accounts, and more to an already time-crunched schedule and things can become quite overwhelming, to say the least. Sourcing your various social media pages and blogs never has to be stressful though. REsource,... Continue Reading

DC Key Trends March 2014

RBI March 2014 Market Update: DC Metro Inventory Up 21%, Baltimore Metro New Listing Activity Increases for 12th Month in a Row

April 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 March 2014 MRIS housing data. Click here to view the full releases. DC Metro Overview Highest March-level median sales price in seven years; Inventory up 21 percent The Washington DC Metro Area... Continue Reading

Internet Security SSL

New Vulnerability Discovered – Heartbleed Bug

April 9, 2014  |  by Garry

For over two years a massive vulnerability has existed in over two thirds of all the computers you visit on the web. Very recently discovered, this vulnerability may mean that information about you has been sniffed out of those computers. The sky is not falling – but every single password you have should be changed ASAP. However, the sky may... Continue Reading


Shareable ActiveRain Infographic Highlights Real Estate Hidden Gems

April 9, 2014  |  by Jess

Members of the ActiveRain community (approximately 1500 of them) responded to a question on what hidden gems create the most value in a home, and the result is this great infographic that you can share for free with your clients. Do you agree with their choices? Do you think there gems that are missing? Let us know in the comments!... Continue Reading

Home Remodel

MRIS Chairman Jon Coile Provides Tips For Sellers In Latest Column

April 8, 2014  |  by Ellen

Real estate season has officially begun which means sellers are sharpening their focus on how to get the highest asking price for their home. That means cleaning and decluttering, of course, but our chairman Jon Coile has a few more black-belt level suggestions in his column for the Washington Post. He offers up a number of easy upgrades that sellers... Continue Reading


RBI Provides Latest Condo Sales Data To Washington Post

April 7, 2014  |  by Ellen

Last Friday the Post ran a feature detailing the popularity of condo sales in the D.C. area that included some hot off the presses data from RealEstate Business Intelligence. Not only have condo and town home listings increased by over 25% since last year, but contracts during the first eleven days of March rose 18% for condos and 10% for... Continue Reading

Laundry Room

Popularity Contest: Most Coveted Features for New Homes

April 4, 2014  |  by RISMedia

During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sharing with home buyers the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014. Builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely to include in a typical single-family home this year, revealing that convenience, livability and energy efficiency are top... Continue Reading

Pieces of Home

Check Out This Piece from Richmond Association of REALTORS CEO Laura Lafayette

April 3, 2014  |  by David Charron

There are over 45,000 real estate professionals that use the MRIS system to help them to navigate the home search process. MRIS systems receive over 150,000 visits every day from these professionals and consumers. Lots of people. My friend Laura Lafayette from Richmond Virginia isn’t one of them. Laura is the CEO of the Richmond Association of Realtors and the... Continue Reading

ShowingTime for the MLS

Start Spring Strong with ShowingTime for the MLS

April 3, 2014  |  by Jess

We don’t want to jinx it, but it finally feels like Spring is here, doesn’t it? As the housing market continues to pick up momentum, you’re going to get busy. Since you won’t have a minute to spare, we wanted to remind you of a recent MRIS Core Product addition that helps save you time and increase your chances of... Continue Reading