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NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: valuable tools for brokers from Realtors Property Resource™; members enjoy special pricing on HP Slate Tablet; and government plays a role in homeownership. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


3 Rules of Mobile Engagement

(eM+C)—Do mobile technologies have different unspoken rules of engagement than traditional print, broadcast or even online media channels? A recent study conducted by Communispace Corporation answers that question with an emphatic yes. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Questioning Banks’ Current Lending Standards

Greg Rand (@gsrand, CEO of OwnAmerica, and host of “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC, discusses with a caller the reality that banks are not tightening their lending standards; they are just following the standard ...


20 Stress Management Tips for Peak Performance

Structural engineers get paid big bucks to design buildings strong enough to withstand the damaging impact brought on by Mother Nature's fury. They use computer simulations to help them identify and mitigate stress-fatigue factors, which might contribute to the collapse of the building. Ironically, people, like buildings, are also susceptible ...


NBA Hall of Fame and NCAA Basketball Legend Bill Walton to Keynote RISMedia’s Power Broker Reception & Dinner

After achieving superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early '70s and winning three, straight College Player of the Year Awards, Bill Walton was destined to become an NBA legend. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Property Search 3.0 Makes Its Way to NY

There’s no question that as a society we are more mobile than we have ever been. With over 300 million mobile users in this country, a 96% penetration rate, it’s safe to say this isn’t going to change anytime soon, instead only increase. ...


The Power of Motivation: Use a Contest to Increase Sales and Build Morale

When times are tough and prospects seem to be holding on to every dollar, your job as a sales manager is more important than ever before. Now is the time to roll out a sales contest to generate additional sales ...


5 Things You Need to Know to Sell a Home That’s Underwater

More and more people are in over their heads when it comes to their home. In this tough economy, many have fallen behind on their mortgages and don’t know where to begin to rid themselves of the property that they ...


The Elephants Are Coming

My favorite scene from the original “Wall Street” movie was when Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is in the boiler room, frenzied activity all around him from brokers pitching penny stocks to puny investors, and his phone rings. It’s Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), who says just a few words, and then ...


Are You the Resource for the Distressed Homeowner?

This column describes a personal experience I feel compelled to share, as it relates to working with homeowners in distress and facing foreclosure. ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the National Association of REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the National Association of REALTORS® include: customizable NAR brochures, have your laptop do PR work for you, and flood insurance stopgap extension passes. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


What Does It Take to Reach the Boomer Market?

Numbering nearly 78 million, baby boomers represent the largest and wealthiest group of buyers in the country. And while many agents traditionally focus their efforts towards first-time home buyers and Gen Y, those that receive advanced training and education in working with the powerful 50+ market have a unique advantage ...


The Secrets to Broker Success

In today’s challenging real estate market, top brokers continue to succeed and stay ahead by prioritizing and investing where it matters most. Learn the priorities and strategies of top brokers during RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Forum, taking place on ...


Property Search 3.0

There’s no question that as a society, we are more mobile than we have ever been. With over 300 million mobile users in this country, a 96% penetration rate, it’s safe to say this isn’t going to change anytime soon. ...


Smartphone Apps to Soothe the Savage Time Beast

We’re all busy, pulled in many directions during our typical day-to-day routine, and more and more our days blur between work-life and home-life. Following are a few good smartphone applications that can help you save time while increasing your productivity: ...


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