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5 Resolutions for Your Business in 2013: Invest in Your Business, Invest in Yourself

Almost on a daily basis, news reports detail the marketplace factors that can affect businesses large and small. No matter what the potentially game-changing info coming out of Washington, D.C., or China, though, there are winning strategies that not only endure but should be part of every workplace’s culture, says ...


Survey Status Gives Brokers Competitive Edge

Leading real estate firms from across the country are quickly completing RISMedia’s 25th Annual Power Broker Survey, securing their opportunity to be ranked among the nation’s Power Brokers. The survey deadline is February 27, 2013. If you have not completed the ...


Home Heating Warning Signs: Video Series Offers Helpful Tips for Homeowners

American Home Shield, a leading provider of home protection plans, is urging homeowners to protect their homes from potential heating system hazards this winter by learning important warning signs. ...


Dell Goes Deep for Real Estate

While implementing the right technology strategy is essential for any business professional, let’s face it…the options and process can be overwhelming. That’s exactly why Dell’s David Rodriguez is placing new emphasis on guiding real estate professionals toward creating the best possible tech solution for their specific needs—whether you’re an individual ...


Modular Homes Shed Cookie-Cutter Reputation

(MCT)—Factory-built homes might be shaking their low-end reputation, as climate-controlled home-building factories increasingly cater to high-end home buyers and investors with customized, amenity-filled homes. ...


REALTOR® Has Fun Marketing Listings, Not to Mention Best Start to Year Ever

“God said I need somebody willing to mow a lawn that isn't her own. And to make a bed that doesn't belong to her. And someone who is ready and willing to receive text messages about crown molding at 2 a.m. ...


New NAR Professionalism Video, Brochure Available

NAR PULSE—A new video and companion brochure from NAR, "A Pathway to Professionalism: Respect Starts Here," are available for use by brokerages. NAR offers a number of resources and tools to help brokers welcome new agents into the REALTOR® family, and its ...


Selling to the Four Temperament Styles

Have you ever wondered why you seem to hit it off right away with some people, while with others it's more like oil and water? A person's temperament style not only determines his or her energy level, behavioral traits, body language patterns, and buying style, but it also influences compatibility ...


Real Estate Transactions & Money Laundering: Get Informed

The crime of money laundering continues to be a growing area of concern in the United States. Therefore, law enforcement agencies and the financial sector devote considerable time and resources to combating these illegal financial activities. While money laundering is most ...


Web 101: Fundamental Do’s and Don’ts of Real Estate Websites

With an estimated 90 percent of homebuyers conducting home searches online, you’d be smart to use the beginning of 2013 to beef up your Web presence. Take a minute to discover the six things you absolutely must include on your real ...


The Mobile Consumer: Remapping the Pathway to Purchase

The mobile device has created a new breed of consumer: The Mobile Consumer. We have not seen this type of change in human behavior since the advent of the automobile. While the World Wide Web changed consumer behavior, it did not change human behavior the way mobile has. As a ...


Federal Agencies Working to Make Homes Healthier

Several federal agencies recently unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing – A Strategy for Action. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy ...


3 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Morning

I recently held our first training call with our new virtual coaching platform, and noticed that the one topic that drew the most interest was when I covered the topic of “the three questions to ask yourself every single morning.” By simply ...


Increase Productivity for Less with Lenovo®

NAR PULSE—Thanks to REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner Lenovo®, REALTORS® can take advantage of employee pricing, including up to 25 percent on Lenovo ThinkPad® and IdeaPadTM notebooks and computing accessories. Update your office with these award winning notebooks built for the way REALTORS® work and see your productivity grow. ...


Getting Listings in a Low-Inventory Market

With many areas of the country being considered a seller’s market, it is it important to hone your skills and show sellers why they should specifically list with you above going FSBO or choosing another agent. Many sellers think that in ...


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