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NAR Offers Ways to Help Members Save on a New Car

NAR Pulse—In addition to a $500 cash allowance on the purchase/lease of select 2012 models from REALTOR Benefits® partner Chrysler Group LLC, REALTORS® FCU is offering limited time rates as low as 3.49 percent for new auto purchases as a financing option. (Rates are based on applicant credit and loan ...


Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Spotlight: Problem Solving for Clients

What’s most on the minds of today’s homebuyers? In the following interview, Duane Duggan of RE/MAX of Boulder tells us his about experience with working with today’s housing market, from its most critical challenges to creative marketing ideas that really make a difference. ...


Disclosure Lawsuits: Are You Unknowingly Putting Yourself at Risk?

The growing number of lawsuits over non-disclosure of land pollution is creating increased liability for real estate brokers. Soil contamination, groundwater contamination and concern surrounding hazardous vapor intrusion into homes is putting real estate brokers on the firing line ...


Product Showcase: Showing Suite Creates Third-Party Affirmation

Mark Ossinger is a self-professed organizational nut. “I have an administrational gift,” jokes the senior broker for RE/MAX Metro and Eastside Brokers, who has been in the real estate industry for 23 years. His love for keeping organized is part of the reason why he’s a huge fan of Showing ...


Recruit Your Way to the Top

Essentially a sales manager's primary responsibility is to recruit, train and motivate his or her sales force to achieve peak performance. Of these three vitally important tasks, recruiting is the least understood and by far the most challenging. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Meeting Consumer Expectations

Technology makes life simpler, faster, and more efficient. In a day with 24 hours, and potentially 16 or more of those spent awake, we have more opportunities to be engaged and online with co-workers, partners, vendors and clients we do business with. No one knows this more than the real ...


Finding the Positives in Economic and Housing Conditions in 2012

While 2011 was clearly a challenging year, there is a lot to be positive about looking ahead. Economically, while buffeted by natural disasters and fiscal policy indecisiveness at home and a European sovereign debt crisis abroad, the U.S. economy was ...


FHA Announces Additional Steps to Limit Risk and Strengthen Finances

Recently, Acting Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Carol J. Galante announced the latest in a series of steps to protect and strengthen the FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, while enabling the agency to continue to fulfill its mission to provide access to homeownership for qualified borrowers. ...


Marketing Strategies: Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

When I coach real estate agents, I often hear the misconception that they need to be hard on themselves in order to succeed. ...


REALTORS® Recognize Credit Union as Valuable Member Benefit

Since it opened in May 2009, the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union has created quite a buzz, becoming a benefit among National Association of REALTOR® members. The union offers a portfolio of services and products, and was recently rated the fastest ...


Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Spotlights: Working with Buyers in Today’s Market

Do you know what’s on the minds of today’s homebuyers? In the following interview, RISMedia’s Lesley Geary catches up with Danielle Claroni of New England Land Company. Read on to learn about Claroni’s creative advertising methods and her key to success in real estate. ...


RISMedia to Showcase Celebrity Home Listings

Agents, have you ever listed or sold a home owned by a celebrity? If so, we want to know about it! RISMedia is excited to announce that in 2012 we will be significantly expanding our coverage of celebrity homes and ...


Broker Best Practices: Staying Ahead with Mobile Marketing and Technology

Josh McGrath, a Broker in Real Estate Central Cross Lanes, W. Va, knows a thing or two about embracing technology and incorporating it into a successful marketing strategy. Read on to find out his top method, as will as how he stays ahead of the competition and motivates his agents. ...


Selling Point: Sit Up Straight and Pay Attention

Several years ago, I read a fascinating article about a body language experiment that was conducted by a group of marketing students attending a major university. The experiment was designed to measure the impact, if any, of nonverbal communications on ...


Broker Spotlight: Succeeding in the Consumer Era

“A big portion of any business is not just understanding what your market is, but what the market will give you,” says Ed Dolinksy, President of Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty. Read the following interview between Dolinsky and RISMedia’s Maria Patterson to find out how to connect with consumers and build ...


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