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The Real Estate Educator: Given up on Short Sales? Why You Need to Reconsider

I know. Short sales are not easy. Short sales can be problematic. Short sales are not always worth the time and effort. And it’s always the bank’s fault. ...


Recovery Found in Increased Lending, Loan Modifications and Short Sales

Stabilizing and restoring the health of the housing market is critical to a broader economic recovery, according to a white paper released yesterday by the Federal Reserve Board. Many of the issues and recommendations outlined in the paper support key ...


Mid Atlantic Region Expected to be ‘The Exception, Not the Rule,’ in 2012 Housing Market

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—As the new year begins, potential home buyers and sellers throughout the Mid Atlantic region are anxious about how their properties will fare in this coming year. To explore the issue, MRIS has released a list of several key triggers that are expected to shape the local economy, and ...


The Double-Edged Sword

“Technology is changing everything!” When was the last time you heard this? Well, guess what? It’s still true, and as we make our way through 2012, your inbox will continue to be flooded with opportunities to own the latest and ...


Marketing Strategies: 3 Tips to Make This Year Your Best Year Yet

Are you wondering how to break through your own glass ceiling and make this your best year yet? ...


Power Broker Weekend Delivers Education, Celebration and Inspiration

An exacting economy and challenging real estate market didn’t prevent top brokers and industry leaders from turning out in full force to take part in RISMedia’s 2011 Power Broker Weekend—in fact, the current business landscape made it more critical than ever for industry leaders to come together for this strategic ...


Marketing Strategies: 5 Tips to Turning a Resolution into a Reality

Do you know that 90 percent of Americans break their New Year’s Resolutions by January 31st? You can prevent this from happening, and turn your resolutions into a reality. ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable – Restoring Confidence: If Not Now, When?

What is undermining consumer confidence? What can you, as a real estate professional, do to bolster confidence and help ease the market back on track? Find out in the following Power Broker Roundtable, brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Roundtable moderator Rei Mesa, NAR’s Special Liaison ...


Life in Mobile: What We Always Wanted

In Walter Isaacson’s new book, “Steve Jobs,” he illustrates Jobs’ unique ability to craft products that people emotionally connect and engage with. No shock there; the iPod, iPhone and iPad have been some of the most successful product launches in history due to the fact that the actual device draws ...


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

Bill Lublin ...


Top 5 Spotlight: Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Edie Israel ...


TOP 5 Spotlight: Covering All the Bases

Jan Atchley ...


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