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Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 9: Buyer Presentations

Many agents have and continue to work with buyers without the security of a formal contract. Yet, similar to the listing agreement with the sellers, there are buyer broker agreements between an agent and the buyer for a specific period ...


Build Your 2012 Business Plan – in about 5 Minutes

NAR Pulse—What’s your plan for 2012? Want to work with more buyers? Want more listings? Take 5 minutes with this free business plan builder from REALTOR.com® to review this year’s results and set listings and sales goals for next year. It will even help you assess your tools ...


Prospecting: Building an Advocate Army

One of the greatest concerns facing all salespeople is prospecting for new business. As a commission salesperson, your livelihood is directly dependent on your ability to prospect effectively. Do you consistently ask for referrals? To be successful in the sales profession you need assistance from your clients in the form ...


Broker Best Practices: Maintaining a Competitive Edge

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Top 5 Spotlight: Maintaining a Positive Mindset

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TOP 5 Spotlight: Covering All the Bases

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Showing Suite Productivity Software Enables Agents to Provide Top-Notch Service

Maintaining a competitive edge in today’s market takes more than positioning yourself as an educated, trusted advisor. As buyers and sellers alike continue to turn to the Internet to start their real estate search, it’s more important than ever that real estate professionals arm themselves with the tools and technology ...


7 Marketing Strategies to Maximize the Holidays

Are you wondering how to survive this holiday season? Do you get caught up in the fast pace to the point of stress and exhaustion? ...


How to Dig Deeper for Real Customer Satisfaction

A traveler attempting to book a ticket by phone became frustrated after choosing from a menu of endless options then waiting on hold for 20 minutes before eventually being transferred twice, the second time to a dial tone! When she called back, the first live person she connected with got ...


Marketing Matters: Reaching Clients on a Personal Level

There is more than one way to brand yourself, and for First Team® Real Estate, a traditional marketing plan just wouldn’t do. For the company, recently named the favorite real estate firm in the Orange County Register’s 2011 “Best of Orange County” readers poll, building a strong relationship with clients ...


The RREIN Roundtable: What’s in Store for 2012?

For most in real estate, 2011 was yet another rough and tumble year. As we tried our best to deflect the continued slings and arrows of a challenged economy, many adjusted to the market and unearthed new opportunities for growth and expansion. Here, members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® ...


Stop Procrastinating; Do It Now!

Whether it's filing your taxes on time, paying your bills, cleaning out the garage, or getting out of bed to exercise, everyone tends to procrastinate once in a while. It has been said that Robinson Crusoe is the only person ...


Life in Mobile: Market Snapshot

As 2011 draws to a close, it makes you wonder; where did the time go? On the other hand, one thing you’re not left wondering is whether mobile will remain an important part of the technological and marketing landscape moving forward. This year there was rarely a conference, seminar or ...


Simple Steps to Your Best 2012 Business Plan, Part 3

Real estate agents are people, too. You have personal lives. You have emotional ups and downs in addition to financial ups and downs. The following simple steps ensure that your 2012 Business Plan works for your business and your life. In case you missed them, catch up on Part ...


Builder Confidence Rises for the Third Consecutive Month

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes edged up two points from a downwardly revised number to 21 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for December. This marks a third consecutive ...


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