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New Tools for Retirement: 3 Ways to Switch Up Strategies & Guarantee Your Income

If there’s one thing Americans have learned from the financial crisis of 2008, it’s that they do not want to lose their money – again – especially for folks of a certain age, says financial advisor Philip Rousseaux, a member of the esteemed Million Dollar Round Table association’s exclusive Top ...


3 Things You Can Do That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

I asked an interesting question on facebook recently that generated a lot of response. My question was, “What is something that you will do today that your future self will thank you for?” ...


Basic Training: A Whole New World

You’ve heard it said that you should “shoot when the ducks are flying,” and that is more true today than ever before. ...


The Inside Scoop on ‘Life of the Listing’ Plans

Let's say you're a residential real estate professional with seven listings and are extremely busy. So busy that you're considering outsourcing the showing scheduling process so you can focus on all the things you want to do to market your listings. ...


Economic Growth Poised to Strengthen

The strong jobs report and the rebound in consumer confidence in February suggested that businesses and consumers set aside their worries about fiscal drag ahead of the looming sequestration deadline, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. Activity in ...


NAR Tech Edge Gives REALTORS® Tools to Enhance Their Business

Technology has transformed the way REALTORS® do business, and the National Association of REALTORS® is helping members keep up with the latest trends that can enhance business and client relations. NAR Tech Edge, a one-day technology conference hosted by NAR, will give attendees the chance to learn about cutting-edge technologies ...


How-To: Using Twitter for Real Estate Professionals

With more REALTORS® using social media as a way to reach out to potential clients, finding ways to master each social network is imperative. Starting an account and using it without a strategy is a quick way to fail. If you’re using Facebook and you’d like to take on a ...


Stemming the Tide of Data Misappropriation – Who’s Using Your Information?

Editor's Note: Today’s lead story was first reported in RISMedia’s Power Broker Report, last month. Many of the industry’s leading brokerage owners recently have expressed concern over the misappropriation of the data their brokerage firms painstakingly collect to enable their organizations ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Great Debate

Since the dawn of the iPhone and its acclaimed App Store the debate amongst marketers, IT professionals, providers and decision makers rages on; does your brand need a mobile website or an app. The jury is still out, and seemingly, the best strategy at present is not a one size ...


Top 4 Real Estate Success Principles that Every Agent Must Follow

Disclosure: I believe you must be passionate in order to be successful. I want to help you find your passion and realize the opportunity and potential that is inside of you! ...


Marketing Strategies: 3 Essential Steps to Working Smarter, Not Harder

Most of us were raised by parents who had depression era scarcity beliefs about money and working harder. ...


How to Spot Business Opportunity in Tomorrow’s Economy

Take a moment to consider some of today’s largest, most recognizable companies—“Some of them may not be around after the next several years,” says G. Michael Maddock, CEO of Maddock Douglas, which advises Fortune 100 players like GE and Wal-Mart. ...


Which Social Media Marketing Tactics Work Best?

(eM+C)—Now that marketers’ tenure on social networks is at least a few years old, they are zeroing in on what they are best able to accomplish on the sites, what their biggest challenges are and how to most effectively track their performance. ...


Struggling to Transform Your Business to Survive and Thrive? 5 Tips to Lead Change in Challenging Times

Putting the right people at the helm has launched many high-profile, highly successful turnarounds, from Jack Welch in his early days at GE to Meg Whitman at eBay. ...


Coaching and Training: Tips for Investing Wisely

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


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