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5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Renters’ Insurance

RISMEDIA, April 18, 2009-(MCT)-It is, unfortunately, an all-too-familiar news image: An apartment building smolders in the hours after a major fire. The traumatized residents have gone off to put their lives back in order. In all likelihood, they have lost most of their possessions. ...


Digital Conversion – What the Digital TV Era Means for Realtors

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2009-As a consumer, you may already understand the upcoming conversion from analog to digital television. However, as a Realtor, you may not think that it has much relevance-that's where you would be wrong. ...


7 Simple Truths about Real Estate SEO

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2009-Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is possibly the most bandied-about phrase on the Web. Gurus everywhere are claiming to be able to get you top search engine positions in a hurry ... at a price. Some actually can help you in this regard, but any fast results ...


Funnel Recruiting – a Company’s Lifeline

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2009-The number-one responsibility of any recruiter is to sign on new agents, both experienced and inexperienced. A recruiting process must be in place with a pipeline that is current and growing. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies – 7 Tips to Motivate Your Sphere of Influence to Refer to You

RISMEDIA, April 15, 2009-As a business coach for real estate agents, I often hear my clients say: "I just can't pick up the phone and call my sphere of influence." "Why not?" I ask. ...


Tips from the Top – Power Brokers Get Back to Basics

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2009-RISMedia's 21st Annual Power Broker Survey, which gathered responses from more than 950 brokerage firms, shows that while 2008 was an especially tough year for many, brokers were still willing to rise to the challenge. Candace Adams, president at Prudential Connecticut Realty in Rocky Hill, Connecticut took ...


MLS 5.0-The MLS of the Future

RISMEDIA, April 10, 2009-What will be required to build on the current solid foundation of today's MLS? Here is part of the MLS 5.0 whitepaper, a vision that attempts to answer the question and creates a basis for an industry ...


Living Life for Less – Get out of Debt and Back in Control

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-The news headlines paint a grim picture. Record job losses. Stagnant incomes. Rising debt. Stalled savings. One in four consumers say they are worried about making their monthly payments over the next six months, a four percent ...


The Golden Earring: Don’t Let Fear Stand in the Way of Your Dreams

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-For my birthday, my daughter took me to have my ears pierced. I know it's hard to imagine a woman of my vintage not having her ears pierced, but it's true. Not only that, but I was scared! ...


Time is Money: How Agents Can Streamline Day-to-Day Business

RISMEDIA, April 9, 2009-It's no secret that in today's world, the old cliché "time is money" rings truer than ever. In 2009, real estate agents have found that streamlining day-to-day business practices is the only way to efficiently attract new business while simultaneously working with existing clients, providing the service ...


TourFactory Announces Co-Marketing Partnership with AgentAdvantage

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2009-TourFactory® and AgentAdvantage® have announced a co-marketing partnership where both companies will offer bundle pricing of their most popular services. These packages are the combination of the best-in-class products for both agent website service and virtual tour marketing. ...


Tips from the Top – Power Brokers Prepared for the Situation at Hand

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2009-With more than 950 responses, RISMedia's 21st Annual Power Broker Survey demonstrates that brokers are eager to show their strength and use 2009 as a year to move ahead in the real estate industry. Here, read how Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of the No. 2-ranking HomeServices ...


Now More Than Ever, Know What the Consumer Wants

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-Communication and creativity are key to staying in touch with real estate consumers at Prudential Prime Properties in the Boston, MA area. Company President Nancy Quinn offers insights into the challenges her company faces in today's market and how to meet them head on. ...


Businesses Encourage Telecommuting to Drive Down Real Estate Costs

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-As recession-battered companies look to save money on real estate costs, a growing number of businesses are equipping their employees with Blackberry smartphones and laptops and moving them out of the main office as a way of reducing expenses. The Regus Group, one of the leading global ...


Employees Optimistic despite Sliding Confidence in Future Job Security and Pay Increases

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2009-Despite lower employee confidence in the areas of job security and pay raises, the majority of employees have a surprising level of optimism relating to their ability to sidestep layoffs, the future outlook of their employer and expectations for pay increases, according to the Q1 Glassdoor.com Employee ...


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