Finding the Data That Moves Your Clients

Dania Perry, who has been recognized as Century 21’s number one agent in the world for five years in a row, began her real estate career just before the market started its downward spiral in 2007. Though it was a less than ideal time to launch her business, Perry, a sales associate with Century 21 Jim White & Associates in Treasure Island, Fla., thrived even through the hardest of times. She attributes her success to her analytical, data-driven approach to customer care.

Making Resale Competitive With New Homes

In most circumstances, the home that Josh McNair, broker-owner of Geist Realty in Indianapolis, listed last October would be an easy sell. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom house with custom upgrades was in a hot neighborhood with attractive features such as walking trails, playgrounds, and basketball courts. Even more appealing, McNair thought, was that the house was in excellent condition, being only about 7 years old. But the problem was that the area was a hotbed for new construction

The Consequences of Unprepared Sellers

As a new real estate agent excited to nab one of her first listings, Ryan Zwicky, a sales associate with Levine & Co. Real Estate, found herself overpromising and underdelivering for her sellers. She’d thought this eclectic, four-bedroom, two-bathroom home would be an easy sell. But once it was listed, attracting offers proved to be harder than she anticipated. Zwicky’s clients did much of the home’s upgrades themselves, including replacing the wood floors and roof and painting the kitchen cabi

This Teacher Came Up With A Lesson Plan For Combating Hate

After the divisive 2016 presidential election, Nicole Darbois looked for ways to help her high schoolers address the angst and fear many of them admitted to feeling about the future. Dismayed with the seeming resurgence of hate speech and exclusion in the public domain, Newman-Darbois’ students were angry and confused, and she believed it was her duty to help them understand the world around them and their place in it.

Steven Aghakhani: The 13-Year-Old Taking Over the Track

Last year, much of the racing world learned about a 12-year-old boy thanks to a YouTube video. In the video, Steven Aghankhani took on the ​well-known driver of Team GSA, Bryce Diamond. He won, topping out at 162 mph during the race. (Just this week, Aghankhani topped 174.96 mph on the track) Before long, the video was shared on popular auto blogs like Motor Authority, CarBuzz, Auto Evolution, and of course, Autofluence.

Eat and See Your Way Through Washington D.C. Like a Local

Rich in history and neoclassical charm, Washington D.C. is one of the most popular vacation destinations for American residents and international visitors alike. When one thinks of things to do, the standard tourist attractions—the Smithsonian museums, monuments, Ford’s Theatre—come to mind. While the tourists crowd the usual areas, the locals frequent these eight D.C. establishments, perfect for a little break from the usual sights and restaurants.