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How Can Agents Attract Buyers to Open Houses?

RISMEDIA, August 1, 2009-As real estate continues to become centered around the latest technology advancements and real estate agents are focusing their time and money on new ways to connect with clients, many are moving away from the basics. Here, Sami Inkinen, COO and Co-founder of Trulia, discusses ways in which ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: The Top 10 Self Limiting Beliefs

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2009-Do you know the number one reason why most people fail to reach their goals? Is it the lack of skill, lack of intelligence, or lack of motivation? ...


Energy Efficient Homes Are Smart Investment for Savvy Homebuyers

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2009-In these economic times, the decision to purchase a home has become a very serious consideration, with cost of ownership in both the short and long term being in the forefront of the buyer's mind. One of the most important factors consumers should consider when buying a ...


Leaders Elite Announces August Webinars

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2009-Leaders Elite, a North American online membership-based training and coaching program for real estate professionals will present the following Webinars during August 1-15, 2009. ...


Social Networking Strategies – What’s the Right Way to Push Your Business on Facebook?

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2009-(MCT)-Pop quiz: what's wrong with this e-mail? ...


The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Real Estate Agents

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2009-In today's tough economy, real estate agents are doing everything they can to be successful and stay ahead of their competition. While many agents have reverted back to the basics to get them through these trying times, thinking outside the box may be more important now than ever ...


A Coach without a Journal is Like a Runner without Shoes

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2009-Can a runner run without shoes? Sure, it can be done, but it's not as smooth. It's rocky, and it takes a lot longer to get there. The same holds true for a coach who does not use journaling as a key component in his or her coaching ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: 5 Tips to Feng Shui Your Mind and Get Your Listings Sold

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-In today's changing market where the predominant energy is fear, your challenge is to be extremely vigilant about what you focus on. Why is your deliberate focus more important now than ever? What are you giving attention to? If you're giving attention to what you don't want, ...


Staying Focused Brings Real Estate Success

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2009-Staying focused is just one way that Ty Dodge, President & CEO of RealtySouth in Birmingham, Alabama ensures that his company remains at the leading edge of an uncertain market. Here, read how Dodge and his agents keep ...


Going Beyond a One-Time Sale

California agent uses Lowe's Realtor® Benefits program to offer powerful marketing incentives to clients ...


Video Best Practices: Avoid the Pitfall of User-Generated Content

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2009-Talk to most successful real estate brokers, and they'll tell you that video has become an integral part of their real estate marketing. From agent profiles to property tours, video has added another dimension for brokers and agents. With more Realtors jumping on the video ...


Setting Your Goals – You Shoot, You Score – Part 3

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2009-In Part 2, I wrote about making the time for recruiting. So now you've booked some regular and consistent time to start recruiting activities. Here's what comes next. You need to set goals. We've all done this before and the key is to stick with ...


The Red-Nosed Revolution: 5 Ways to Find and Empower the “Rudolphs” Who Can Save Your Company

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2009-The Age of Innovation is here. Slowly but surely it has dawned on leaders in all industries that our global economy has changed the game forever. Oh, sure, products and processes still matter, but what really keeps a company competitive is its people-more specifically, the ability of ...


Educated vs. Uneducated: Attending Industry Conventions Is Critical to Improving Business

RISMEDIA, July 18, 2009-I have always been amazed over the years at how many Realtors have simply chosen not to attend the National Association of Realtors Convention or even a convention within their own state. ...


Howard “Hoddy” Hanna Appointed Chair of Board of Trustees for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

RISMEDIA, July 17, 2009-Howard W. "Hoddy" Hanna III has been elected Chair of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Board of Trustees. His term runs through Dec. 31, 2010. ...


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