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Generation Y – An Opportunity and a Challenge

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2009-Over the next several years all real estate markets will begin to feel the effects of the Millennium Generation's presence; many major urban markets already have. Born in 1978-1987 (now 22-31 years old), Millennials number 72 million strong in the U.S. and 2 billion globally - an ...


Apartment Finder Announces Online Partnership with Enormo Listings Portal

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2009-Further expanding its online distribution network worldwide, Apartment Finder announces a partnership with the one of the world's largest international real estate portals, Enormo. Apartment Finder's listings will now be displayed on Enormo.com and 80 Enormo country sites for renters worldwide seeking an apartment or home in ...


RE/MAX Launches Bold New Website

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2009-"Clean. Simple. Smart. Powerful." These are the four words that RE/MAX uses to describe the company's new web site that recently launched in the midst of a challenging real estate market. ...


Can Your Business Survive a Hurricane? Key Tips for the Season

RISMEDIA, June 12, 2009-It's hurricane season, and you might have all the essentials to protect your business if a storm is coming - plywood, tarps, portable generators. But do you have the tools to protect your company's reputation? ...


Your Office Coach: Important, Work Well with Others

RISMEDIA, June 12, 2009-(MCT)-Question: Since taking this job four months ago, I have been bothered by a co-worker's relationship with my manager. This woman does everything for him. She even writes his e-mails and drives him on personal errands. In return, he occasionally covers up for her and handles some ...


Social Media an Increasingly Important during Tough Economic Times, Survey Finds

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-Employers faced with reduced communication budgets and resources are turning to social media to keep their workforce engaged, according to a survey released this week. ...


How Do You Expand the Lifespan of the Agent and Client?

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-Savvy real estate agents who deliberately work to ensure that they are seen as an active partner in their clients' transaction-rather than a necessary means to an end-will find that they have a unique opportunity to extend the lifespan of this relationship and distinguish themselves in the ...


In the Workplace – Connections are Everywhere

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-(MCT)-Bonnie Smith spent 18 years in corporate communications at Hallmark Cards and American Century. When the latter job ended, she wanted to "get out of corporate America." ...


Managing Your Real Estate Career Today and Tomorrow

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-A look into the daily life of a REALTOR®: ...


Halstead Property Announces New Offices, 160 New Agents in Connecticut

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-Halstead Property announced that 160 real estate brokers in Fairfield County, Connecticut have joined their firm under a newly formed entity, Halstead Connecticut, LLC. These agents were formerly with Country Living Associates, and the five new offices will be under the banner of Halstead Property Country ...


Registration for Leadership Conference Now Open

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-Registration for RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Leadership Conference is now open. ...


Survival Sales Tactics – What to Focus on in a Tough Market

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-One definition of "insanity" centers on engaging in repetitious behavior, but expecting different outcomes to result over time. However, that process happens all the time across many sales professionals and sales mangers in many different industries, including real estate. In 2009 real estate professionals need to ...


Reinvent Now, But How?

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2009-Recently in this column, I offered some suggestions to address the need to recruit the real estate agent of tomorrow, the need to reduce your physical "footprint" and the need to have an integrated technology strategy. Most ...


Don’t Get Lost in the Technology Shuffle

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2009-Twenty years ago, I didn't imagine that terms such as "text," "tweet" or "flicker" would hold so much meaning and operational significance for businesses or for people in their everyday lives. ...


Technology—the Bridge to Today’s Relationships

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2009-While Top 5 Member Cindy Raney is known around Fairfield County, Connecticut for her expertise and passion for personal service, she has added a plethora of new tools, thanks to technology, to help integrate her personal approach. In this week's Best Practices from Members of RISMedia's ...


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