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Three Traits of Every Rock Star Real Estate Agent

It’s certainly been a rough few years for the real estate industry. In most cases, there are fewer deals happening, and those which do close, sell for significantly less. Given this, agents need every advantage they can find to stay ahead of ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Here and Now of Mobile Commerce

Those who say “mobile is the future” clearly haven’t stopped to look around lately. Mobile is the epitome of present-day culture and while it’s only going to continue to grow, the foundation has been laid. Think back just a few short years ago when BlackBerry ruled the roost; today they ...


Trend-Spotting for Real Estate Agents: Where Do We Stand Today?

Buyer Inquiries on the Rise ...


REtrends: The Social Media Business Equation

According to Eve Mayer Orsburn, CEO of Social Media Delivered, businesses should stick to the following equation when planning the content they deliver through Twitter: ...


Strong, Independent Appraisal Industry Vital to Market

Developing and reporting property values more accurately is critical to improving market performance, reducing risk and strengthening the housing finance system, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


The Power of Integration: Multiple Strategies in One Platform Lead to Agent Success

Back in 2010, while most brokers were still mired in the real estate downturn, Ed Forman was preparing for the future. Observing nascent signs of improving market conditions, Forman and his team at Florida’s Watson Realty Corp. positioned the company for real estate’s imminent recovery with a serious investment in ...


Catching the Wave

Recently, while sitting on the beach in California, I watched several surfers try to catch one of the rolling waves that would give them an exhilarating ride to shore. Some of the surfers sat on their boards and just waited ...


NAR Pulse: Sign up for a CIPS Course and Earn Free Rewards from MVP

Pulse—Thanks to the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program, sign up for any one online Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) course by July 15, through REALTOR® University and get rewarded with a free Global Perspectives in Real Estate: Countries Collection download. ...


Tips for an Instant Attitude Adjustment

Wouldn't it be great to always be motivated to market your business? Imagine for a moment what it would feel like to know that you could instantly change your mindset to something positive and productive. ...


Contest Alert: Tell Us Your Top Summer Staging or Selling Tip and Win $50 American Express Card

It’s that time again! No, we’re not talking about firing up the grill for the Fourth. We’re talking about another RISMedia Reader Rewards contest. This time, we’re asking for your top summer home staging or selling tip. The market seems to be ...


5 More Habits of Highly Productive Real Estate Agents

In our last post "5 Habits of Highly Productive Real Estate Agents," we explored techniques designed to improve your efficiency and boost your productivity. That article was so wildly popular that we decided to put together 5 additional productivity tips. ...


New Rules of Engagement: The Real Estate Landscape Is Changing…Again

All over the country, as the selling season swings into high gear, green shoots are sprouting in terrain that’s been arid for a while. But like Dorothy, who sensed as she glanced around the Emerald City that “we’re not in Kansas anymore,” any Realtor® worth his or her salt can ...


Top 5 Spotlight: How to Connect with Today’s Consumers

Building relationships with clients has always been an important component of real estate success. But with today’s consumer being more and more tech savvy, connecting with them can create a challenge if you’re not up-to-date. Read on as RISMedia’s Lesley Geary talks to Christine Richardson of Weichert REALTORS® about the ...


Where to Find Today’s Huge Opportunities in Real Estate

In the nearly 30 years I’ve been in real estate, I’ve seen the highest highs and lowest lows in the market and everything between. Yet like many who believe homeownership can provide a better life for individuals and families and ...


Dead Listings Live Again in Tight Markets

Record-low inventory levels are breathing new life into homes that were withdrawn from the market but now are finding buyers in markets across the country. ...


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