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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? ...


Company Spotlight: Understanding RPR

Over the past two years, I have been leading the Broker Outreach Initiative at Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). During that time, I have spoken with hundreds of real estate professionals in order to present RPR’s value proposition to REALTORS®, as well as the specific benefits to brokers and managers. As ...


MRIS Releases MRIS Homes™: Innovative Real Estate App for Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Professionals

This week, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS), the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates more than $93 million a day in real estate transactions, has unveiled its newest product—an innovative hybrid MLS mobile app powered by Smarter Agent’s patented GPS-based search results - at the Maryland Association of ...


Taking Advantage of the Recovering Real Estate Environment, One Unique Opportunity at a Time

RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange brought a ray of light to New York City last week as more than 150 of the most powerful and successful real estate brokerage leaders came together for the day-and-a-half-long event to exchange ideas and strategies ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Positioned for Success

Today’s market is unique, and navigating it can provide challenges that agents of the past never had to address. “For the first time ever, there are four different generations in the marketplace—seniors, baby boomers, Gen X, Gen Y—all of whom require a different way of communicating and doing business,” says ...


Marketing Strategies: How to Make Your Visualizations a Reality

"Visualize your success" is something we hear a lot of these days. However, we don't always know how to make our visualizations powerful enough so that they become a reality. ...


Build a Powerful Social Media Strategy

As a real estate agent, using social media to market and grow your business can seem daunting. However, in today’s online driven world, developing a working strategy to build your social media presence is imperative. ...


Inspire the Buzz through Word-of-Mouth Marketing, Part II: Who Are Your Messengers?

As we discussed in last month’s column, word-of-mouth marketing is perhaps the most valuable way to get your message across and build business. Why? Because it happens naturally and, therefore, creates unquestionable credibility for you, your firm and the services you offer. ...


NAR’s Investments Yield Rewards for REALTORS®

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is committed to providing its members with the tools and talents to help them succeed. Technology is advancing our industry at a record-breaking pace and REALTORS® who are embracing technology are reaping the benefits. ...


A Global Approach to Real Estate

When examining the overall picture of global real estate business in the United States, the facts speak for themselves: International buyers now account for $82.5 billion of residential purchases; global business fared a 24 percent increase over last year; 27 ...


Homes Selling More Quickly, Time on Market Down with Tighter Supplies

A new measure shows the typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, and for traditional sellers is now in the range of historic norms for a balanced market, well below the cyclical peak reached in 2009, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


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