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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 ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Time to GoMo and Test Your Site

We all know that Google is no stranger to the world of mobile, after all its operating system, Android, is the most popular in the world; all their apps (Gmail, Google calendar, flicker, etc.) are all designed for use on mobile devices and their search engine of course works on ...


Tools of the Trade: Develop and Grow Your 203(k) Business

For many prospective homeowners, securing a loan for a property in need of repair can be a difficult process. Those wanting to improve on the home and secure an affordable mortgage in one fell swoop should look no further than the Lowe’s/REbuildUSA™ 203(k) program, providing real estate professionals and homeowners ...


Best Practices: Making You Look Even Better

Have you ever wondered what benefits you receive from enlisting in RISMedia’s RREIN program? Below, Patty Bender, vice president of operations with Century 21 Scheetz, let’s us in on how being a RREIN member has helped her business. ...


There’s More to RESPA/TILA Harmonization than New Forms

The real estate industry continues to face many challenges in both the legislative and regulatory arena, including upcoming regulations for the Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) and Qualified Mortgage (QM), as well as legislative efforts that may include altering the mortgage interest deduction, the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and other important ...


Marketing and Sales: 3 Rules for Social Media

Relatively speaking, social media in real estate is nascent. As a networking, communications and marketing channel, it can add serious value to your go-to-market and business development efforts. ...


Build Your Business and Reach More Buyers in 2012

The spring selling season brings with it hopes for recovery and renewal. And agents who find the most success this season will be those who not only reach new clients, but those who successfully reconnect with previous ones as well. ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 10: Specialties

In this final chapter entry, the blueprint for 100 deals would be incomplete without taking into account the other ways, outside of a straight-up sale, where homes may come onto the market and be part of your 100 deals. Specifically, ...


Mobile Goes Mainstream: MRE Announces Support of Google’s Go Mo Initiative

In support of Google’s Go Mo initiative, Mobile Real Estate (MRE), a leading mobile solutions provider, has launched a free online tool that allows REALTORS® to test their website to ensure it is optimized for mobile. When Google launched its initiative there was an estimated 89% of fortune 100 companies ...


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