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Life in 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 ...


5 Things for Your ‘Not To-Do’ List

One of my jobs as a speaker/trainer is to help people be more productive. What I have found is that the answers to many of our problems can be found in the obvious, but other solutions can be found by ...


Closing with Gift Cards; Home Improvement Made Easy with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

Although the market is on its way toward recovery, buyers, sellers and homeowners everywhere are still looking to cut costs wherever possible. After a transaction is completed, buyers often find that there are still areas of the home they wish to expand, change or renovate. While money may be tight ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Mobile Consumer Mentality

What do homebuyers and retail consumers have in common? They probably have quite a bit in common, however, if they have similar mobile searching behavior, that’s good news for the real estate industry! ...


Why a Virtual Assistant Makes Sense

Miguel Berger, broker at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Tech Valley in Albany, New York joined the franchise in February of 2001. ...


Broker Strategies: Is Your Website Equipped for the Mobile Real Estate Revolution?

Did you know that every minute, the mobile web receives 217 new users? Did you realize that for some large real estate websites like HomeFinder.com and Zillow.com, more than one-third of visitors on weekends browse from a mobile device? When potential clients visit your website, do they see a mobile-friendly ...


20 Stress Management Tips for Peak Performance

Structural engineers get paid big bucks to design buildings strong enough to withstand the damaging impact brought on by Mother Nature's fury. They use computer simulations to help them identify and mitigate stress-fatigue factors, which might contribute to the collapse ...


Oops, My Bad! 5 Ways Your Business Can Improve by Admitting to Mistakes

It seems our society has turned dodging responsibility into an art form. From celebrities who insist that a brush with the law was all a big misunderstanding to political figures who use spin and double-speak to blame everything on the other side, no one wants to admit it when they ...


Marketing Strategies: Powerful Steps to Increasing Your Income Now

If you find yourself wanting to be more proactive or have trouble taking action, then following these steps will give you the boost you’re looking for. ...


Pulling at the Leash – A New Age of Recruiting

Watching brokers work a room of agents is an interesting and often amusing spectacle. The dialog is very consistent and reminds me of the pain of changing brokerages and the old-school way of building a business. Today, things are different; the people we want to join our firms must be ...


Improved Short Sale Process Means Faster Closings for You and Your Clients

Recent reports indicate that short sales of U.S. homes are at a three-year high, surpassing the number of bank-owned sales. That’s why it’s in the best interest of your clients and your business to learn all you can about short sales and how to help your clients who are considering ...


From International to Local, Increase Your Market Share and Expand Your Business in Every Direction

Last week, RISMedia’s CEO Exchange provided an interactive platform for some of the strongest players in real estate to come together and brainstorm ways to commandeer this slowly recovering market. The two-day event included multiple panels and discussions, covering everything ...


How to Make Your Vocation a Vacation

This past Labor Day I wrote a Facebook status that stated, “When you love what you do so much that your vocation becomes a vacation, you don't feel like you are laboring that hard. Happy Labor Day everyone!” ...


Rev Up Your Business with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal

NAR PULSE—Get up to $200* when you bring your car loan to your Credit Union—low rates and a refinance rebate! *Offer is current as of 9/1/12 and subject to change without notice. ...


The 5 New Must-Have Real Estate Marketing Skills

Realtor.com Business Beat--Doesn't it always come down to time? ...


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