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Monday Morning Mobile: The Politics of Mobile

Whatever your political views may be, one thing is for sure, the most mobile of the candidates in this year’s upcoming election will certainly have the upper hand in mobilizing (pun intended) the Generation Y vote. Those born in the late 70’s through the early 80’s are the epitome of ...


5 Ways to Create Sustainability in Your Business

I recently had the opportunity to attend an event focused on the topic of sustainability. It was interesting to see how companies from different industries, as well as companies of different sizes—from large, global leaders to enterprising up-starts—integrate sustainability into ...


Firefighters, Doctors and REALTORS®

A few years ago, Harris Interactive, one of the world’s leading market research firms, conducted a consumer survey that real estate professionals would do well to seriously consider. The survey asked consumers to rate various occupations on the relative prestige that each occupation held for them. The results—particularly if you ...


Win a Two-Day Business and Style Makeover in Chicago

Times change. Technology advances. The industry shifts. And we evolve. Yet some things still stay the same. Sometimes…we all get stuck in a rut. ...


DocuSign and zipLogix Extend Commitment to Help Real Estate Professionals Close Deals Faster

DocuSign recently announced an extended commitment with zipLogix to help real estate professionals close transactions faster and serve their clients with the industry’s leading eSignature solution and real estate forms software. As part of the agreement, zipLogix has named DocuSign as their preferred eSignature solution. ...


Marketing Strategies: 7 Ways ‘Perfectionism’ Stops You from Success

Have you ever wondered if perfectionism is a help or hindrance on the road to success? ...


Email Made Easy: Saving Time and Money with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

To keep up in today’s business world, simplifying everyday tasks is crucially important in order to maximize productivity. This couldn’t be truer in the modern world of real estate. The ability to streamline the workday can make all the difference for real estate professionals, and with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® ...


Home Prices Continue to Rise

Data through May 2012, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that average home prices increased by 2.2 percent in May over April for both the 10- ...


A Solution to Close Deals on the Go

Cartavi™, a mobile document-management platform for the real estate industry, recently announced the release of an update to its app for the Apple® iPad® that includes integration with DocuSign®, the global standard for eSignature®. ...


Want Closings before Winter? The Leads You Get Now Will Be the Closings You Attend in the Fall

Realtor.com Business Beat—Summer’s the time most people kick back, relax and slow down a bit. That is, unless you’re a REALTOR®, when summer is the time to set your business up for the fall. ...


Time for Summer Break or Summer School?

It’s summertime, and my hope is that you’re in the middle of a busy selling season. ...


Positive Self Talk: The Strangest Secret

In 1957, Earl Nightingale, speaker, author and co founder of the Nightingale-Conant Corporation, recorded his classic motivational record "The Strangest Secret." "The Strangest Secret" sold over one million copies and made history in the recording industry by being honored as ...


By Popular Demand, RISMedia Adds Three More Pop-a-Note Webinars This Week

The recent launch of Pop-a-Note, RISMedia's new, conversational marketing system, is generating quite a buzz in the industry! The momentum continued this week with two sold-out webinars and many taking immediate advantage of a 10% special webinar discount on this already incredibly affordable and exciting auto-drip marketing system from RISMedia. ...


Manage a Multiple Offer Market

While we continue to wait on a complete market recovery, positive signs are beginning to materialize. ...


Inside Job: Why Dealing with ‘Difficult’ Colleagues Will Lead to Happier Customers

Too often, organizations promise satisfaction to external customers and then allow internal politics to frustrate their employees’ good intentions to deliver. It’s important to remember that your customers aren’t the only ones who come through your organization’s door every day ...


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