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Standards of Good Practice in Appraisal Management

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2010—Last spring and summer, there was considerable frustration in the industry around the length of time and cost to complete property appraisals: ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Meetings of the Moment

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2010—During the last four weeks we have looked at the evolution of the cell phone from a functional utility to a cultural phenomenon and discussed how over the course of the last 10 years we have gone from struggling to find a cell signal to sending hundreds ...


The New Real Estate Reality of 2010 – Expand Your Scope and Understanding

RISMEDIA, February 20, 2010—The fast growth, free money days are behind us and America is embarking on a new era of economic realities, cultural norms and politics. Today’s “new normal” is a world of gradual growth, newfound appreciation for basic comforts and a fresh outlook full of opportunities. Here, Glenn ...


A Curse or a Code – Where Do Ethics and Practices Meet?

RISMEDIA, February 19, 2010—As we move through the 2010 market, I continue to be mystified by the listing inventory. The fact remains that upwards of 50% of homes listed are not selling. We all know at this point that the evaporation of mortgage products and employment elimination or insecurity is ...


3 Tips to Achieve Business Success

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2010—If you’re like most entrepreneurs that I coach, you have undoubtedly asked yourself this question, “Do I have what it takes to succeed?” either on a conscious or subconscious level. ...


Recruiting Dynamics of 2010

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2010—In my everyday dealings with real estate brokers, there are some common dynamics that I am hearing about in regards to recruiting in 2010. Maybe they are unique to this market time and maybe they are a variation of the same challenges that you have always dealt ...


New Book from NAHB Provides Strategies for Building a Social Media Presence and Selling More Homes

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2010—Builder Books, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released a new resource for builders and residential construction professionals that will teach them how to use social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to increase their visibility and improve their ...


National Real Estate Cyber Convention & Exposition Opens on Sunday February 21

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2010—The Ninth Annual National Real Estate Cyber Convention and Exposition opens its seven-day run on Sunday, February 21st and is open to the entire real estate community worldwide. ...


Educating Today’s Consumer – Now is a Great Time to Buy

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2010—While prospective home buyers continue to wait on the sidelines, it is crucial that real estate professionals take the time to reach out and educate this group about the buying opportunities available today. Here, Rich Gloor, Broker Associate with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gloor Realty ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Medium of the Moment – Part II

RISMEDIA, February 15, 2010—At dinner recently with two colleagues, the debate between which had a better and brighter future, the app (application aka “there’s an app for that”) or the WAP (wireless application protocol aka Mobile Website) raged on. Compelling arguments were made from both sides of the table. Since ...


Succeeding Through the Cycles – Find Success in Any Market

RISMEDIA, February 15, 2010—Real estate professionals across the country are wondering what is going to happen to the economy next, and are beginning to realize that people need to get back to work for things to really improve. Here, Ed Prodehl, Owner, Coldwell Banker Onig-Bell in Chicago, Illinois discusses how ...


Are You Afraid to be Successful?

RISMEDIA, February 13, 2010—In my 13 years of coaching entrepreneurs to be successful, I have uncovered that many people have a deep-seated fear of success. When I probe for the reasons behind this fear of success, the pattern is very ...


3 Tips to Tailor Your Web Strategy and Build Your Listing Inventory

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2010—More than ever before, home buyers are on the Web and sellers want to sell their homes. What can we, as Realtors, give sellers that they can’t get by going FSBO? ...


Regional Spotlight: Value Retention, Not Just Affordability, Should Be Buyers’ Priority in Chicago Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, February 10, 2010—Home affordability has improved in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market and that has attracted substantial numbers of bargain hunters. However, affordability is only one of the factors that should shape a buyer’s priorities. Another key concern is selecting a property that will best retain its value. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Medium of the Moment

RISMEDIA, February 8, 2010—The numbers don’t lie. The facts are clear, people are just not communicating verbally as frequently as they once did. Text messaging, e-mail, Internet and social networking sites are all so readily available to us through our beloved mobile devices that we don’t need to either. We ...


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